Ready for winter

Trey1979

Member
Sep 20, 2018
246
Mississippi
Record breaking hot temperatures have got me ready for burning season my 2nd year with the drolet

2018 drolet ht2000
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
6,485
Eastern Central PA
Man the humidity is a killer this year. Suffocating even in the 80s. Retiring in Florida, not gonna happen to this wood burner.
 
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Kevin Weis

Minister of Fire
Mar 3, 2018
847
Union Bridge, Md
Yea, it's been worse then central Florida in mid August. Was in the 80's which is very tolerable for me but the humidity was in the 80's as well which made it unbearable for me and I grew up without AC. Work outside was relegated to 1/2 day for me. Maybe I'm just showing my age at 61? Anyways glad when it gets cool enough at night to get at least some shoulder fires going.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,034
Philadelphia
Man the humidity is a killer this year. Suffocating even in the 80s. Retiring in Florida, not gonna happen to this wood burner.
My step mother, who winters in Florida, was just pointing out that it’s hotter in Philadelphia this week than it is at her Florida home, by a lot. Thankfully the heat and humidity finally dropped enough today to enjoy a little time outside, spent it doing some gardening this morning, followed by some sailing with the kids at a local lake.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
79,281
South Puget Sound, WA
Our shed is full and ready. Fortunately temps this week have been very pleasant. No complaints.
 
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Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
6,485
Eastern Central PA
My step mother, who winters in Florida, was just pointing out that it’s hotter in Philadelphia this week than it is at her Florida home, by a lot. .
I have a 72 Yr old sister on Merritt Is. She has been working tirelessly for the last few yrs to sell everything she has there, and move back here to Central Pa. Could be that were both older now and the heat really bothers us more. She usually starts suffering in March already each yr. Here at least it was nice right up until July this yr. I dont mind it as much if its recreational activities, but any kind of hard labor outdoors i always schedule around the weather. Just as i do in winter. High of 74 today Fantastic for July!
 
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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,034
Philadelphia
Central PA has better weather than us in the southeast, and western PA gets wonderful (drier and cooler) summer weather. We are stuck in that miserable mid-Atlantic humidity.
 

spudman99

Member
Jan 26, 2018
188
Yardley, PA
Yes, but Central PA can have such cold winters that even a stellar stove like a BK Princess cant keep houses warm enough (joking...hehe). Pick your poison.
 
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Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
6,485
Eastern Central PA
I let my coal boiler do all the heavy lifting in winter, and although very small does a fantastic job on 3000 Sf leaky 100 yr old house. This winter it went down to 10 below a few times and it still kept it 75 degrees in the house on 3 ton of coal a season. The wood stove is more for the fire view , or a backup and for when i have time to tend it. The TL-300 also keeps the whole house warm without the coal boiler although it tends to over heat the basement floor. I dont like it 85 at the bar,but then again makes a cold beer taste better.
 

Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
382
OH
Spent the 4th down in N.C. as we usually do. Low 80s there. Came home to central OH to mid 90s and high humidity. Unbearable here by 10 am.

It’s always about this time of year that I’m ready to start burning.

Got my first load delivered today for winter cutting and splitting. This will begin to replenish what’s burnt this winter.

My frame of mind switches to fall after summer vacations.
 

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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,034
Philadelphia
Spent the 4th down in N.C. as we usually do. Low 80s there.

It’s always about this time of year that I’m ready to start burning.

My frame of mind switches to fall after summer vacations.
You may want to leave the flannel shirts and down comforter in the closet until next week, though.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
19,154
central pa
Yes, but Central PA can have such cold winters that even a stellar stove like a BK Princess cant keep houses warm enough (joking...hehe). Pick your poison.
A stellar stove with low heat output compared to some other similarly sized stoves.
 

Molsonc1

New Member
Dec 14, 2017
33
Canada
I have been building up my wood pile for a year now, just over 7 cords. I start my fireplace install in September. Can't wait to start burning
 

mar13

Member
Nov 5, 2018
170
Humboldt coast, California
I'll take the monotony of our summer weather. Here's our 4 day (H/L)forecast : 69/57, 68/55, 68/55, 66/54.

Surfed in 54 degree water this morning - the Pacific Ocean keeps things cool close to the coast.
 
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Bushels20

Feeling the Heat
May 20, 2018
382
OH
I'll take the monotony of our summer weather. Here's our 4 day (H/L)forecast : 69/57, 68/55, 68/55, 66/54.

Surfed in 54 degree water this morning - the Pacific Ocean keeps things cool close to the coast.

We all hate you :)
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
79,281
South Puget Sound, WA
I'll take our 4 day forecast, 72 day/ 59 night all week until Friday when it's 75/57. Thankfully this includes some showers which is keeping the forest fire danger down.
 

mar13

Member
Nov 5, 2018
170
Humboldt coast, California
We all hate you :)
Oh,at give it time. At some point I'll be complaining this summer when it breaks 100 consistently inland making the thermal low suck the fog off the ocean and parking it overhead. Highs won't break 60. That's when I'm planning to break in my new stove.