Cleaned and ready for winter

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
87,319
South Puget Sound, WA
Wood is in the shed, flue cleaned, stove wiped down and glass cleaned. Ready for another season. I skipped flue cleaning last year because the year before we only had 3/4 cup of soot. This year after 2 seasons and 5.5 cords burned there were 2 cups of soot and sote. It was just a light bit of brown soot for about 80% of the flue. Most of the sote was accumulated at the top 20%. The firebrick is still hanging in there. There's a hairline cracked brick in back and one at front on the side, but overall still very serviceable. The glass has a very light haze which is almost not visible except when the door is open and looking from the backside. I am very pleased that the paint still looks good. This was a concern early on after having the two beautiful Jotuls in blue-black enamel, but it was unfounded. 11 yrs old and it still looks good.

Gonna get cold soon. Winter is coming. They're talking snow in the mountains this weekend.

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moresnow

Minister of Fire
Jan 13, 2015
1,670
Iowa
Must be in the air! Ive been hauling wood up to the house the last two days. Taking care of the outdoor chores before the rain sets in. Again.
Sounds like your setup is working nice and the stove will be with you for some time yet. Nice.
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
3,154
Ottawa, ON
I have hauled three trailer loads to the city so far (all hemlock). Next week I will haul three more (one hemlock and two beech and hard maple). At that point I will replace the cat in the VC and replace the griddle gasket (I should replace the damper gasket but it is too much work). Then clean the pipes and it will be ready for the season, it is getting a bit cold in the mornings. As far as the BK all it needs is the door handle tightening and sweep, then it is good to go.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
87,319
South Puget Sound, WA
Weather service just posted this

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Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
1,156
Palmyra, WI
Friday night.
Summer is winding down.
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MTASH

Burning Hunk
Dec 24, 2018
164
Montana
We are supposed to get 12-24" of snow and a high of 27F this weekend.

I too cleaned the chimney a few weekends ago....but the sad part is my stove is still disconnected and waiting for my chimney liner to ship. :mad:

Decisions....
 

tadmaz

Feeling the Heat
Dec 21, 2017
462
Erin, WI
Low of 39F expected in a few days. Probably will hold off burning for a little longer.
 

Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
18,773
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
I'll need a couple of fires going this weekend to keep the ladies of the house warm and also to keep fermenting temperatures up in the shop.

12-24" of snow in MT! I'd better get the skis ready.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
87,319
South Puget Sound, WA
Both times we had to open a door because it got way too hot. I
This is why I love the heat pump. It covers shoulder season heating more efficiently and cleanly. We've had one fire recently just to burn up some scrap so that I could clean the stove and flue. It was maybe 1/4 of the firebox. The 1st floor temp went up about 4-5º to around 73º. I let the fire burn itself out and didn't refeed it. By late morning the fog had burned off and then the sun kept the house warm. Normally I don't start burning until it regularly gets below 45º. Sounds like by Monday we may be seeing these temps in some parts around here.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
87,319
South Puget Sound, WA
We are supposed to get 12-24" of snow and a high of 27F this weekend.

I too cleaned the chimney a few weekends ago....but the sad part is my stove is still disconnected and waiting for my chimney liner to ship. :mad:
Decisions....
Sounds like the front will be blowing in with some strong winds in your area too. Batten down the hatches.
 

K-Mac

New Member
Aug 8, 2019
56
Decatur, IN
wish i was in the drivers seat on all of this. wood is ready. stove arrives to me october 1st and im still trying to sort out relining my chimney. As someone with poultry to lock up every night and let out every morning. im pretty in tune with lengthening and shortening days! and theyre getting shorter in a hurry...and that crisp fall air is setting in whenever the sun isnt up!
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
1,985
Winter WI
I brushed the chimney yesterday and as usual I just got a little soot from it. It won’t be long and our morning lows will be in the 30’s and I’ll be firing up the stove again.
 

Jan Pijpelink

Minister of Fire
Jan 2, 2015
1,925
South Jersey
Wood is in the shed, flue cleaned, stove wiped down and glass cleaned. Ready for another season. I skipped flue cleaning last year because the year before we only had 3/4 cup of soot. This year after 2 seasons and 5.5 cords burned there were 2 cups of soot and sote. It was just a light bit of brown soot for about 80% of the flue. Most of the sote was accumulated at the top 20%. The firebrick is still hanging in there. There's a hairline cracked brick in back and one at front on the side, but overall still very serviceable. The glass has a very light haze which is almost not visible except when the door is open and looking from the backside. I am very pleased that the paint still looks good. This was a concern early on after having the two beautiful Jotuls in blue-black enamel, but it was unfounded. 11 yrs old and it still looks good.

Gonna get cold soon. Winter is coming. They're talking snow in the mountains this weekend.

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It will be in the mid 80's when I get back this weekend. 91 on Wednesday next week, not thinking about winter yet. Both stoves and chimneys have been cleaned last July.
 

MTASH

Burning Hunk
Dec 24, 2018
164
Montana
Sounds like the front will be blowing in with some strong winds in your area too. Batten down the hatches.
32-36 MPH gusts tomorrow. Plus its going to rain tonight before it turns to snow. All of our trees are still green so it will be a mess when they get loaded with ice and snow. Good thing I test fired my generator last weekend.

I already have two Aspens that blew over on Monday night and are laying on the power line in front of my house. Power company still has not showed up - hopefully they get there today.

I'd really like to light the stove off this evening, but I just cleaned everything in preparation for my liner install. So I suppose my options are:
1) hook connector pipe back up and resign myself to re-cleaning when my liner finally arrives.
2) run off the propane furnace - supposed to be back in the 50's next week.
3) relocate to somewhere closer to the Equator.
 

Dobish

Minister of Fire
Oct 26, 2015
2,020
Golden CO
My house is finally a comfortable temperature! I still need to haul wood up, and give the stove a good cleaning.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,223
Southern IN
I've done nothing yet..
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weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,796
Central Mass
Show offs, I might get to my wood in a month and clean my flue
 
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FPX Dude

Feeling the Heat
Oct 4, 2007
366
Sacramento, CA
32-36 MPH gusts tomorrow. Plus its going to rain tonight before it turns to snow. All of our trees are still green so it will be a mess when they get loaded with ice and snow. Good thing I test fired my generator last weekend.

I already have two Aspens that blew over on Monday night and are laying on the power line in front of my house. Power company still has not showed up - hopefully they get there today.

I'd really like to light the stove off this evening, but I just cleaned everything in preparation for my liner install. So I suppose my options are:
1) hook connector pipe back up and resign myself to re-cleaning when my liner finally arrives.
2) run off the propane furnace - supposed to be back in the 50's next week.
3) relocate to somewhere closer to the Equator.
curious...how do you post to this site when power is down, is it smart phone or ???
 

Ctwoodtick

Minister of Fire
Jun 5, 2015
1,486
Southeast CT
Wood is in the shed, flue cleaned, stove wiped down and glass cleaned. Ready for another season. I skipped flue cleaning last year because the year before we only had 3/4 cup of soot. This year after 2 seasons and 5.5 cords burned there were 2 cups of soot and sote. It was just a light bit of brown soot for about 80% of the flue. Most of the sote was accumulated at the top 20%. The firebrick is still hanging in there. There's a hairline cracked brick in back and one at front on the side, but overall still very serviceable. The glass has a very light haze which is almost not visible except when the door is open and looking from the backside. I am very pleased that the paint still looks good. This was a concern early on after having the two beautiful Jotuls in blue-black enamel, but it was unfounded. 11 yrs old and it still looks good.

Gonna get cold soon. Winter is coming. They're talking snow in the mountains this weekend.

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You, sir, sound ready for winter.
 
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Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,223
Southern IN