Anyone else still burning for heat?

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WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
2,013
Winter WI
I am still having at least a morning fire everyday with only a couple of days missed in the last few months. I’d guess I’ll be done all together for the summer by mid month though and I’ll miss the beauty and radiant heat of my stove until mid-October or so And I’ll be working on my scrounge wood most of the summer I’m sure.
 

Bad LP

Minister of Fire
Nov 28, 2014
1,733
Northern Maine
I would but it’s all cleaned out so no. No burning till fall for me.
 

blades

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
3,677
WI, Leroy
Yep still burning although not 24/7, 39DEg F this morning, 1/2 load running when I left . Never got above 55 Tue. so ran a couple small fires. Monday the house was down to 65 when I got home so fired the stove back up at that point also. I can remember some Memorial days where the outside temp never got to 50 deg F.
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
694
Southern WI
Was almost 90 this past weekend, with highs only around 60 all week. Will be burning evenings to warm house up.
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,689
Wisconsin Dells, WI
I should have lit a small one last night but didn't. It was 50° outside and 70° in the house when we went to bed. Got down to 33° last night and the house was 63° when we got up. I said screw it and ran the LP for an hour and a half to bring it back up to 70°. Supposed to get to 60° today and with the sun I'm hoping the house will hold enough to not need the LP again.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,687
South Puget Sound, WA
Haven't burned for a couple of weeks now. Looks like some cool wet weather is coming so I may have an evening fire just as a chill chaser but we are close to the end of the season here.
 

blades

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
3,677
WI, Leroy
yep the week end was toasty- after spending 1/2 of Sat and most of sun. in the tractor seat got a bit sun burnt.
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,689
Wisconsin Dells, WI
yep the week end was toasty- after spending 1/2 of Sat and most of sun. in the tractor seat got a bit sun burnt.

Sure was! I hate heat and I was pissin' and moaning about it. I was not in a very good mood because of it. ;lol Makes me not look forward to the next handful of months. I even turned the AC on Sunday afternoon.....
 

blades

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
3,677
WI, Leroy
Hate paying the electric co. so no ac on yet
 
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JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,689
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Hate paying the electric co. so no ac on yet

I made it through Sat w/o it and that was the hotter of the two days. I knew it was going to warm up so I let the house get down into the low 60's Friday night and kept it closed up all day Saturday. It just didn't cool down enough outside Sat night to be able to repeat it on Sunday.
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,689
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Just got done putting some paper/kindling in the Kuuma so I can light a fire tonight before bed.

Probably going to have to haul in one more load yet from outside with a fire each night probably coming up.

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Grizzerbear

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2019
1,096
SW Missoura
Had a small fire this morning before heading off to work....it was 41 out when I left. Looks like maybe a couple more small fires in the mornings in the next week with low 40s and highs in 50s with rain.After that I will probably be done and give everything a good cleaning to shut it up for the summer. Really at this point I'm doing it simply because I know I will miss it when it's over even though the heat pump thrives at those temps.
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
2,013
Winter WI
I should have lit a small one last night but didn't. It was 50° outside and 70° in the house when we went to bed. Got down to 33° last night and the house was 63° when we got up. I said screw it and ran the LP for an hour and a half to bring it back up to 70°. Supposed to get to 60° today and with the sun I'm hoping the house will hold enough to not need the LP again.
Yeah we had frost this morning at 32 degrees so I had my usual fire when I got up. I see our forecast up to the 19th says it won’t break 70 until sometime after then but I don't mind it cool since I’m not a beach bum anymore lol.
 
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JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,689
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Yeah we had frost this morning at 32 degrees so I had my usual fire when I got up. I see our forecast up to the 19th says it won’t break 70 until sometime after then but I don't mind it cool since I’m not a beach bum anymore lol.


Hell, I would be OK with it not breaking 70° the whole summer! ;lol
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
1,202
Palmyra, WI
Will probably need a little bump in house temps every so often. Currently 63deg in the house, low outside tonight in the 30s-40s. A load of lighter wood won't make it too warm so I'm going for it. Either that or run the furnace for 1/2 hr.

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WoodBurnerInWI

Feeling the Heat
Feb 2, 2020
267
Madison, WI
Not burning 24/7 anymore, haven't done so since early April. This time of year I may fire up the stove at around 7 pm or so with enough wood to carry us overnight and then maybe a half load in the early morning to continue to take the chill out. I tend not to clean my stove and pipe till June because of random fires going well into May.

And yes I too turned my ac on this past weekend when it was in the 80s and even had it running at night because it felt humid and muggy out. Way too early for that nonsense so I enjoy the cooler weather and having the windows open day and night.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,687
South Puget Sound, WA
Small fire this morning and probably again tomorrow am.
 

tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
850
Northwest Lower Michigan
I was done for a bit when it got warm in March I think, but since then burning every night. It snowed this morning. But I’ve seen Memorial Day at 30, heck in 2009 it was 20-50 all summer, chipped ice off my windshield in August, didn’t see warm until until September. Hope to god this year ain’t like that. This year I thought I was doing well and barely broke 2 ton, now with this cold weather that won’t go away, I’m almost at the bottom of the 3rd ton. 36 and dropping right now.
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
2,013
Winter WI
I was done for a bit when it got warm in March I think, but since then burning every night. It snowed this morning. But I’ve seen Memorial Day at 30, heck in 2009 it was 20-50 all summer, chipped ice off my windshield in August, didn’t see warm until until September. Hope to god this year ain’t like that. This year I thought I was doing well and barely broke 2 ton, now with this cold weather that won’t go away, I’m almost at the bottom of the 3rd ton. 36 and dropping right now.
Ice in August would be something to see, are you in the mountains? So you measure your wood by weight? Hmm.... For us we had 28 this morning and a good coat of frost on everything and of course I had a good fire going. It’s still only with the sun up At 6:30am.
 

tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
850
Northwest Lower Michigan
Ice in August would be something to see, are you in the mountains? So you measure your wood by weight? Hmm.... For us we had 28 this morning and a good coat of frost on everything and of course I had a good fire going. It’s still only with the sun up At 6:30am.

I burn pellets. Used to burn wood. I’m in northern Michigan. I had 29 this morning. Yes I’ve had frost every month of the year at some point, but this was actual ice.
 
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Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
19,165
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Burning most days. Small fire, high burn rate. We’ll be burning like this for another month.

This time of year is where the furnace people start dropping out.
 

JRHAWK9

Minister of Fire
Jan 8, 2014
1,689
Wisconsin Dells, WI
This time of year is where the furnace people start dropping out.

Only because we don't need to heat the house. :p If I need heat I will usually light a fire. There have been two times this spring where I was too lazy to and just ran the LP for 1 - 1.5 hours and then shut it off.