Hi Everyone. Its been a while since I have been on the forum. Last year was my first year burning and I had a very successful season. I burned full time and went through about 3 cords of wood. I had my chimney swept and got about 1/2 a cup of black powder so I think I did well. I want to thank everyone for all the valuable information I go on this site. I decided to get out of my propane lease and I may go this winter with just the wood stove and no back up. My question is how do I winterize my house if I decide to go away for a weekend and let the house go cold. I saw a post once by Backwoods Savage about this but I could not find it and do not remember what it said. I have well water and forced hot air furnace. No boiler. Any info would be great.