Stove on 2nd floor and carrying wood ?

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lifeisgoodsteve

New Member
May 28, 2022
2
Bitterroot Valley, MT
Hi All,

Am considering the option of a small wood stove as primary heat source for the 900sf apartment over the garage (Western Montana).

Anyone have actual experience hauling wood upstairs for your primary heat source?

I've done a bunch of reading on here of the amount of wood people burn and sounds like it'd be quite a few pounds to bring up every day. This would be a full time rental.

Thanks,

Steve
 

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moresnow

Minister of Fire
Jan 13, 2015
2,010
Iowa
Unless you're renting to your adult child or close acquaintance with years of wood burning experience, I'd be very leery of cutting some random person loose making fire unsupervised in part of my home. Rentals and burning wood don't mix well to me. To each his/her own. Carrying the wood is a non-issue.
Welcome to Hearth.
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Yeah, agree with it not being a good idea.

Storing multiple cords of wood, say 12,000 lbs worth, reloading the stove often as small stoves don’t have long burn times, chimney fires from wet wood and improper burning practices….

Sounds like a nightmare.
 

Ctwoodtick

Minister of Fire
Jun 5, 2015
1,725
Southeast CT
Yeah, agree with it not being a good idea.

Storing multiple cords of wood, say 12,000 lbs worth, reloading the stove often as small stoves don’t have long burn times, chimney fires from wet wood and improper burning practices….

Sounds like a nightmare.
Agreed. I feel confident that my stove would be overfired in no time if I rented my camp.
 

EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
2,992
SE North Carolina
I carry all my wood (1-2 cords a year) up from my daylight basement level to my main floor. Sometimes I walk up the hill and in the first floor. Get a good heavy canvas bag. I can get two loads in one trip for my 1.7 cu ft stove. It’s not a huge bother. Extra flights of stairs is gets you more steps. Biggest bother for my is going out to my wood pile at the back of my lot in inclement weather.