Is it all over?

BethelStrong Posted By BethelStrong, Mar 14, 2019 at 4:18 PM

  1. BethelStrong

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    I mean the season... Will I burn wood again this year? Today it was over 70, and my car said 77! That first question was more for effect.

    The real question is at what temperature does one stop lighting a fire? I’m sure we will see cold days again, and for sure cold nights, but the forecast is looking like it’s barely dipping below freezing temps at night and not for long.


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  2. webby3650

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    Well that depends on your heat needs, the stove you have, and if you are dead set on keeping the furnace from coming on. With my catalytic stoves I can run a really low stove top temperature and still burn clean. So I usually burn pretty late into the season.
     
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  3. Dobish

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    we will be burning regularly until mid-may around here...
     
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  4. rdust

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    I stop burning when my house stays comfortable. Most years that’s late April or early May. I’ve had plenty of chill chasers past that but nothing regular.
     
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  5. moresnow

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    Iam with webby. Ill burn until its warm enough that my LP furnace wont kick in.15.5 hour's before reloading yesterday. Low burn.
     
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  6. BethelStrong

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    I guess I’m gonna try that (first year stove), but I don’t think I can burn low. My glass has been showing me that fact recently...


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  7. webby3650

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    What’s the stove?
     
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  8. BethelStrong

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    Quadrafire Millennium 3100


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  9. EatenByLimestone

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    The fire just moves outside, where the kid can release the stored btus of marshmallows.
     
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  10. Tar12

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    I will be burning a lot longer than I want to but it will be one load a day now that the weather is moderating.
     
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  11. xman23

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    The killer for me is overheating the house trying to keep a fire small fire going when the temps are above 35 or so. So to avoid restarts I do eaving and morning fires, and let the thermostat do the rest.
     
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  12. Sawset

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    We're home for the most part in the evenings. Mornings, during the day, and night time aren't important to us for heat. So whatever the temps turn out to be, so be it. But when were home in the evening - if its below 70 in the house, this time if year we look at the outside temp, sunlight coming in, determine if it's furnace on, or stove lit, and go. Most of the winter the stove is filled morning and night. Spring and fall usually just at night. At some point, none at all and its easier to just bump the furnace thermostat for the little bit needed.
     
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  13. RobbieB

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    Not going to be burning again until late fall.
     
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  14. weatherguy

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    We've definitely turned a corner weather wise in the northern hemisphere, there's just not nearly as much cold air around to get us plus the sun angle warms us up nicely, at this point I light the stove when we hit a cold spell to warm the house up at night or we have cold drizzly weather where the sun cant do its work during the day.
     
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  15. begreen

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    We're still just kissing 40º at night and that is just in the past few days so we'll be burning for a bit more still. Once it's over 50 the heat pump will be the sole source of heat.
     
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  16. Knots

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    Snow on ground? - check

    Below freezing? - check

    Still burning? - you betcha!
     
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  17. PaulOinMA

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    My last burn days in MA have been: May 23, 19, 19, 18, 19, 23, 8, April 23, May 28, April 20, May 1, April 25.
     
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  18. LoneWaddie

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    My last fire of the season is usually one too many. It's warm outside and the stove makes it too hot inside. The last day can vary in GA. I always hate to have to stop but make myself feel better by getting more firewood into the shed during the off season!
     
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  19. Bootstrap

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    Day time highs are ranging from 40-60F now. Usually mid 40's. If I had a cat stove it would be 24/7 but I dont so I only light a fire in the evening.
    With my t-stats set at 60, its a waste for me to burn wood during the day as the boiler rarely fires even on days when its 45.
    I'll probably be lighting evening fires till mid April.
     
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  20. Kevin Weis

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    70's here again today so stove is out again but supposed to cool down to normal this weekend so there will be a start up at least through this weekend it looks like.
     
  21. willoweep

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    It’s 20F outside right now here at 8000’. We will typically be burning through the end of May, with occasional fires during the summer. At some point, usually when I first see a window open, I’ll turn off the furnace and let the stove do it all. My challenge this year is supply. I’ve burned through most of my 2 1/2 cords of oak mill ends, and almost all of 2 cords of pine/fir mix. This weekend I’ll be digging the last of it out from under the two feet of snow that fell Wednesday. I’ll likely be burning pallets in May.
     
  22. BethelStrong

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    You sound like you are in the same boat as I am.


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  23. BethelStrong

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    I feel like a tinkerer when I read this :)


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  24. Highbeam

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    No. We still have over 3 months to go. Sure there might be a warm day or two where you can skip a fire but unless you fall back to a furnace you’re not nearly done.
     
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  25. BethelStrong

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    Where do you live?


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