Anyone else still burning for heat?

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WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
2,006
Winter WI
Yes send it! It’s cloudy and just 54 today. I think I’ve had the last fire this morning since when I closed the door on the Drolet a pointed corner of a log wasn’t all the way in and the glass hit it and cracked it, bummer! And that glass isn’t cheap, I see Drolet wants $150 for new ceramic glass but online I can get generic ceramic glass in the size I need for $98 shipped without the Drolet logo on it and I’ll see if the glass shop in Hayward sells ceramic glass for less yet. Oh well it could have been worse, it could have broke out altogether instead of just cracking (it cracked bad) in February when we had the big cold spell leaving me with just the furnace to heat the place and that wouldn’t be good when I have lots and lots of dry wood to burn, too much some say but I don’t lol.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,225
South Puget Sound, WA
Bummer, it doesn't take much to crack the glass that way.
 

Grizzerbear

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2019
1,011
SW Missoura
I finally cleaned the flue about two weeks ago so its shut up for the season but we have had a few days where I could have justified burning. The weather has been extremely cool for this time of year. We had a few nights in the low forties last week and the highs have been in high fifties and low sixties with very many cloudy drizzly days. Normally by this time of year here it's so hot and humid all you want to do is sit down to your mouth in the river or lake.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
18,860
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
Burning today. 64 in the house. 57% humidity.

All of my 2022/2023 firewood is split and in a heap.

This is the real shoulder season.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,225
South Puget Sound, WA
Nah, this is April in June. Yesterday was 12º below normal. We came close to setting a record low temp last night, 45º. I lit a small fire this morning that I will let burn out. It's 54º and sunny now.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,948
Downeast Maine
I think we might be done for this season, maybe a random fire on cool nights or wanting to bake bread.
 
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tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
766
Northwest Lower Michigan
I might be tonight. 50f with strong north winds all day, wind chills in the 30s. Calling for frost tonight. Welcome to summer in Michigan. This is why I leave an ice scraper in my car year round.
 

old greybeard

Member
Oct 29, 2018
69
PA
High tomorrow 63 and rain. Then down to 43 tomorrow night. I’ll start a fire tomorrow evening. Hope the cool hurts the Gypsy moth caterpillars, we’re getting stripped this year.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
88,225
South Puget Sound, WA
High tomorrow 63 and rain. Then down to 43 tomorrow night. I’ll start a fire tomorrow evening. Hope the cool hurts the Gypsy moth caterpillars, we’re getting stripped this year.
I saw some aerial shots of gypsy moth damage in the CT Berkshires. It looks bad.

Out here, we are in a dry heat wave. Windows opened all night to cool down the house.