Looks like it's officially 24/7 burning time...

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k3c4forlife

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Oct 30, 2009
232
Haven't really had to burn 24/7 (even though I have been for like 3 weeks). Tonight we have a winter wind advisory and the temperature should be in the teens, feels like 0* with the wind chill. I know this is just another day in paradise for some of you, but for NJ it's turning into a pretty serious winter already. Hopefully we lose power tonight. ;-)


Time 7 am Clear
Condition 15°F Clear"
Feels Like 0°F
Chance Precip 0%
Humidity 61%
Wind From WSW
14 mph
 

Slow1

Minister of Fire
Nov 26, 2008
2,677
Eastern MA
I'm in MA - about to celebrate my first full week of 24/7 burning without kindling a fire. Today it warmed up to 40 and I happened to be working at home so I let the fire die way down so I could pull ashes out before we drop down again tonight (teens at night, 30's day) for a while. I'm wondering just how long it will be before I let the fire die out completely - March perhaps?
 

k3c4forlife

Member
Oct 30, 2009
232
My first winter burning. My goal is go from now until the end of February without needing to use a match or lighter...
 

Chargerman

Feeling the Heat
Oct 22, 2009
369
SW Wisconsin
I've been burning 24/7 since before Thanksgiving. It was -7 degrees without the wind chill this morning and 2 degrees right now so I think winter is officially here.
 

rdust

Minister of Fire
Feb 9, 2009
4,545
Michigan
I hate starting a fire from scratch so I always try to load a little bit just to keep a coal bed going. I think the last time I started from scratch was Nov. 16th when I came home from deer camp. It's 17* and windy today so I don't think we'll be letting it go out anytime soon!
 

LLigetfa

Minister of Fire
Nov 9, 2008
7,360
NW Ontario
I've been burning 24 hours some days but not 7 days a week. It depends on whether the wife is home to tend to the fire while I'm at work.
 

SolarAndWood

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2008
6,788
Syracuse NY
We have been burning 24/7 since Oct 2nd. If history repeats itself, we will be doing so until early May.
 
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katwillny

Guest
It really is getting nippy out there. I came in from work today and walking from the mailbox to the house my ears were hurting. Nice to come home to a Pellet and a Wood stove kicking... Yeehaww
 

SlyFerret

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2007
1,534
Delaware, Ohio
Even if my work schedule were to permit it, I couldn't burn 24/7 most of the time. If I did, this place would be 90+ degrees all winter long.

I wish I could just keep the stove going though. It would make things easier. Doing at least one, if not two cold starts a day is a real drag.

-SF
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
84,969
South Puget Sound, WA
We've been 24/7 for a few weeks now. House temps have not gone over 75. In the past week the wood supply is going at a remarkable clip. I love the easy restarts in the morning, but it's anyone's guess when the white haze gets cleaned off the glass.
 

av8roc

Member
Nov 2, 2009
106
Long Island, NY
I've been burning 24/7 for about a week now as well. I didn't plan on doing so but I've had the stove now for about 2 weeks and my wife and I hate when it's not on! I expected it to take much longer for her to get involved while I was at work but she took right to it. I ordered the large box of super cedars (100 ct) and it looks like I may only need a handful this year:)
 

LLigetfa

Minister of Fire
Nov 9, 2008
7,360
NW Ontario
Up until recently, the wife has been saying that we won't be burning 24/7 and since she's the one at home through the day, it's all up to her to keep it going. At first I was letting the fire go out overnight but then I thought I'd see if she would keep it going if I revived it. Now she wakes up to a nice warm fire and has been keeping it going through the day. Of course, I haven't said anything about her decree and just enjoy coming home to a nice fire burning. I think she's enjoying the warmth with the -26C temps we've been having.
 

argus66

Feeling the Heat
Dec 9, 2007
458
central coastal nj
im in central coastal nj finally some real fires and not just after work nonsense. got home yesterday after surfing 2 hrs and cranked up the stove been burning non stop. lets keep it going
 

logger

Minister of Fire
Feb 28, 2009
688
Pine Barrens, NJ
argus66 said:
im in central coastal nj finally some real fires and not just after work nonsense. got home yesterday after surfing 2 hrs and cranked up the stove been burning non stop. lets keep it going
You must be pretty close to me.. you in the LBI area?
 
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