First Fire of the Season

cmarc Posted By cmarc, Oct 25, 2017 at 9:15 PM

  1. cmarc

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    It’s 48F in Greenville, and I couldn’t wait to fire up the Quad for the first time this season. The oak I split last year was between 16-20% so I decided to go for it and was treated to an awesome secondary light show.

    Just thought I’d share.

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  2. redktmrider

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    Great Pic! :) The tube stoves do give quite the light show.
     
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  3. Ashful

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    It's their concession prize, for enduring short burn times. :p

    j/k... looks great!
     
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  4. toddnic

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    Glad that you were able to enjoy your Quad last night. I'm about 1 1/2 hours north of you in the mountains of western North Carolina and we had temps of 27 degrees this morning. We have been enjoying burning off-and-on since September. We thoroughly enjoy the woodstove and not having to pay a propane bill anymore :)
     
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  5. Simonkenton

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    Good looking stove! I am just up I 26 from you, in the mountains west of Asheville. I cranked up the Jotul for the first time last night and it did the job as usual.

    I am surprised you can get oak to 16 to 20 percent in one year but, good for you!
     
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  6. Pertzbro

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    Thats what i was thinking!
     
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  7. VirginiaIron

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    Thinking about it. My neighbors are having fires but right now our solar gain is too much. It is nice however to go for walks and smell the aromas of the smoke.
     
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  8. toddnic

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    cmarc and Simonkenton, we should have a Hearth.com get together in western NC. I wonder how many are on the Forum from our area?
     
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  9. excessads

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    Most dread when the barometer starts to drop and the white stuff, we love it, especially when it's cold enough, get a good reason to warm up!
     
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  10. RobbieB

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    Nice fire.

    It's 80 degrees outside here right now at 6:30 PM in the central valley. Somewhat cooler here in the house.

    Gonna spark up the Barbee outside for supper as I sure don't want any fire on in the house - :)
     
  11. cmarc

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    The wife and I were up in the Asheville area last weekend. We actually drove to Blowing Rock and worked our way back to Asheville via the Blue Ridge Parkway. What a great drive! We also stopped off to hike at the viaduct and at Linville Falls. Love that area!

    Regarding the wood moisture. I usually make a bunch of thin splits for the shoulder season, leave them fully exposed until the temps start to drop, then cover them. I’m sure my larger splits are still much higher.
     
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  12. Simonkenton

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    Yes let's have a get together of the western NC members!
     
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  13. toddnic

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    We can pick a date and location in Asheville.....
     
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  14. Ashful

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    Will there be mutiny, if the chosen tavern fails to have a fire going?

    “Hark, I hear the rumble of an oil-fired boiler...”
     
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  15. RFarm

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    I am am in the N. Ga mountains near Dahlonega, we have had low 30"s in the am most of the week. I laid in a fire waiting for the house to drop to 62 before lighting. Still waiting. Sitting at 66F inside right now. Tomorrows high is only supposed to be in the 50"s as a cold front pushes through-the first fire might be right around the corner!
     
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    Another Upstate Guy! I thought I was the only one this far south on this forum!
     
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  17. cmarc

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    Ha that’s funny, I always thought i was the farthest south! But then again I think there are some folks in the Atlanta area. I’m in Simpsonville, where in the upstate are you?

    Also if there’s a hearth get together between Greenville and Asheville, I’m in.
     
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  18. Ashful

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    At 66F inside, my wife would be asking why we don’t have a fire! Went from thinking 68 - 70F was normal and comfortable on oil heat, to now keeping the first floor above 73F on wood.
     
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  19. begreen

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    We've had a few fires, but then it got warm again. This has been a pretty nice October. However, toward the end of the week it is going to get cold. Heads up Squisher, looks like you folks are about to get the first real taste of winter.
     
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    Yah it looks like it's coming! I've been burning for weeks already though. Today is quite chilly here. We've got valley fog blocking out all the sun. We are just above freezing outside about 72,73 in the living room.

    I havent lit the insert yet this year, just strictly heating from the basement stove. This afternoon I might though. And then that'll be my first three fire day. Basement stove, upstairs insert, and the old shop lakemonster errrr i mean Lakewood.
     
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  21. heavy hammer

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    Like you begreen we finally had it with oil heat keeping the house at 70 71. I lit the insert a couple days ago and then finally the basement stove a day later. Had high sixties on Friday but had both ready to lite since this weekend was supposed to rain and be low 40’s. House has been a comfy 74 to 75.
     
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    I lit the 2nd of the season a few minutes ago.

    Not quite ready for the season to officially start here. I still need to do a good cleaning. I guess that will get done this week when it hits the 60s again. Also need to move this winter's stack into the wood room where it will stay nice and dry and easily accessible all winter long.

    Where did this year go, anyway?

    -SF
     
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    I'm with you SF. We've had a few small burns this fall. I will be cleaning the flue this week. Winter will be knocking at our door soon.
     
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  24. Ashful

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    Geez, guys... I've been having nightly fires the last week or two. Had a few mornings on the cusp of freezing, but most are above 40F. Just sparked up now, currently 57F at bedtime, but headed to 45F overnight.
     
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    I have to admit, I've gotten lazy. Natural gas was run down out road last year and everything is converted. If the house is a little chilly in the morning, I just kick the furnace on for 30 minutes and I'm fine. My wife and I did get the chimney and stove cleaned out today, and there is a fire going right now. Everyone has their breaking point.
     
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