Three dog night load.

bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
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central pa
Thirteen splits in a BK Parlor,all red oak and locust no worries as it dips below zero tonight. View attachment 257075
You can pack that allot tighter lol. I actually find a load like that with a little extra air space puts out a bit more heat. Just not as long of a burn.
 
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Dix

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May 27, 2008
6,257
Long Island, NY
Nice !!

Planning out my overnight load as I type. Oak rounds 3-4" and 3 years seasoned are in the equation ;)
 

xman23

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Oct 7, 2008
2,034
Lackawaxen PA
For us in the northeast one of the few cold nights this winter. load up those stoves.
 

Osage

Burning Hunk
Nov 3, 2011
223
kansas
Night before last had 8 deg. with 40 mph wind, loaded stove full and woke up to 64 deg. house with coals to light next load.
Sure makes burning wood enjoyable, wouldn't have it any other way.
 

bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
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central pa
Night before last had 8 deg. with 40 mph wind, loaded stove full and woke up to 64 deg. house with coals to light next load.
Sure makes burning wood enjoyable, wouldn't have it any other way.
I want it way warmer than 64 when I wake up.
 

Osage

Burning Hunk
Nov 3, 2011
223
kansas
I want it way warmer than 64 when I wake up.
The temperature in the house peaks around 1:00am, it was 64 at 6:00 am.
I know I could heat better with a newer stove, but I like the Lopi. Have more wood in driving distance of the Gator than I will cut in my lifetime.
 

Dix

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May 27, 2008
6,257
Long Island, NY
Night before last had 8 deg. with 40 mph wind, loaded stove full and woke up to 64 deg. house with coals to light next load.
Sure makes burning wood enjoyable, wouldn't have it any other way.
You, my friend, have air leaks ;)
 

AlbergSteve

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Dec 11, 2017
741
Vancouver Island
Somebody would be mighty cranky if the house was 64 in the morning, and I wouldn't be happy about it either. ;lol
 
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begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
81,123
South Puget Sound, WA
64º for overnight sleeping is pretty nice if you have warm bedding. Start a fire while the coffee is brewing and it will be 68F in an hour, 70F in two.
 

KJamesJR

Feeling the Heat
Jan 8, 2018
353
New Hampshire
-1f Real feel is -12f. Been cruising at 62 degrees in the house for the past few hours :(

Only brought in Cherry and Maple.

Unfortunately my only dog had to be put down last month...

Time to pack her full and head to bed.
 
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Sodbuster

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Sep 22, 2012
1,242
Michigan
Night before last had 8 deg. with 40 mph wind, loaded stove full and woke up to 64 deg. house with coals to light next load.
Sure makes burning wood enjoyable, wouldn't have it any other way.
Unless you can't afford it let the furnace do some of the lifting until you can get the stove restarted. My wife would not be happy with a 64 degree house in the AM.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
81,123
South Puget Sound, WA
Hope this passes quickly. We're warming up here. I mowed the lawn today. It's the earliest I can recall doing this.
 

Sodbuster

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Sep 22, 2012
1,242
Michigan
Why you little........Picture Homer Simpson. It was -3 here last night.
 

Woody Stover

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Dec 25, 2010
11,757
Southern IN
Well, sure...if your dogs are little. I have two, they're not little :)
Yikes, that's a monster! I guess you're plenty toasty when you curl up in one of his ears and pull it up around your neck. ;lol
I want it way warmer than 64 when I wake up.
64 isn't that bad...outside, with the sun beating down on ya. ==c
You, my friend, have air leaks ;)
Or his stove ate through the load in about three hours. _g
64º for overnight sleeping is pretty nice if you have warm bedding. Start a fire while the coffee is brewing and it will be 68F in an hour, 70F in two.
Until I tighten this place up more, I can't warm up the bedroom and main room if it's cold out. I have to have the door to the mudroom/bedroom open about 6" and keep most of the heat in the main room. Couple fleece blankets and a down comforter, and only my head has to endure the low 60s, the rest of me is about 97 degrees. ==c One dog likes to be out there with Mom, so she's got her own bed with a little fleece blanket. The other one is no dummy, he sleeps on the couch about 6' in front of the stove, getting roasted like a pig on a spit by the glowing combustor radiation coming through the glass.
Unfortunately my only dog had to be put down last month...
:(
 
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weatherguy

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Feb 20, 2009
5,655
Central Mass
I let the furnace kick in to bring the house to 70 when my wife gets up at 5am, really doesnt take much oil to make her happy and comfortable.
 

Geoff C

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Oct 29, 2011
61
PA
My house doesn’t hold heat worth a damn. I’m dedicating this spring/summer to air sealing and insulating.

oh and encapsulating the crawl space.
 
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mark cline

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2012
609
Cattaraugus, NY
My brother built a house in the mountains of Tennessee, south west of Knoxville, he had his crawl space encapsulated and could not be happier with it. His hardwood floors are always warm.
 

Ctwoodtick

Minister of Fire
Jun 5, 2015
1,160
Southeast CT
Woke up to 11 degrees in southern ct. filled stove with medium to large splits of Norway maple at 10pm. At 7 am, my stovetop thermometer read a little under 300. New logs in lit right. I don’t miss years past with questionable wood. That’s about what my jotul insert, short of filling it with hickory.
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
4,634
07462
Load the stove up last night at 8pm, mixed of BL and ash, temps got down to 5 deg f and 11 hrs later I reloaded the stove again, house went from 71 deg f at 9 pm to 67 at 7am, not bad, no zoned heat used lol, I might circulated the 3 zones today just to make sure the pipes don't freeze.
So far on the EC, winter has been a breeze, this is our worst "cold" snap of the season and its only for one night, we did have a bumpy start to winter with a colder then normal November and the beginning of December featured a damaging snow storm, but that's it, only burned 2 1/4 cords of wood so far and I'm thinking spring will be early, so maybe another 4 weeks of 24/7 burning then shoulder season burning afterwards.
 
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Osage

Burning Hunk
Nov 3, 2011
223
kansas
Unless you can't afford it let the furnace do some of the lifting until you can get the stove restarted. My wife would not be happy with a 64 degree house in the AM.
Just have the pilot going in the furnace and the thermostat set at 55deg. Never run it unless we leave for longer than a day. Been doing it that way for 40 yrs.
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
3,592
Downeast Maine
64º for overnight sleeping is pretty nice if you have warm bedding. Start a fire while the coffee is brewing and it will be 68F in an hour, 70F in two.
This is my life while we finish insulating and putting up interior cladding.
 

MagdalenaP

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Nov 10, 2018
165
Tilbury, ON
Unfortunately my only dog had to be put down last month...
I'm so sorry to hear :( Dogs are such a wonderful part of life. I lost my greyhound & mastiff within 6 weeks of each other (my only dogs at that time), it was brutal. Both cancer. I searched around the rescue groups, and am glad I waited, cause when I saw this girl (white face, black body cane corso), I knew she was the right one for me. Then we adopted the Irish Wolfhound. When the time is right, I hope you open your home to another...life is just better with a dog in it :)
 

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ohlongarm

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Mar 18, 2011
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I'm so sorry to hear :( Dogs are such a wonderful part of life. I lost my greyhound & mastiff within 6 weeks of each other (my only dogs at that time), it was brutal. Both cancer. I searched around the rescue groups, and am glad I waited, cause when I saw this girl (white face, black body cane corso), I knew she was the right one for me. Then we adopted the Irish Wolfhound. When the time is right, I hope you open your home to another...life is just better with a dog in it :)
Thirteen splits in a BK Parlor,all red oak and locust no worries as it dips below zero tonight.
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My two dog night .
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