Two lit tonight.

MTY

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Jan 9, 2019
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Idaho
It was getting chilly about the time the sun started down, so I fired up the Hearthstone in addition to the King. It is quite toasty inside tonight.
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
6,937
Schenectady, NY
Thought there was a typo and you'd settled down with a favorite drink or 3 before the fire. Too lit tonight!
 

weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,332
Central Mass
The cold is in Idaho now? It's certainly not here.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
10,478
Southern IN
The cold is in Idaho now? It's certainly not here.
Yeah, what's the closest city so we can pull it up on NWS..? 54 here right now..stove about out.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
10,478
Southern IN
That's quite a departure from your normal temps, then. _g
 

MTY

Member
Jan 9, 2019
197
Idaho
That's quite a departure from your normal temps, then. _g
Today was like the February days I remember from 40 years ago. Clear, sunny and freezing cold. I doubt if it got above freezing all day. I started a fire in the yard to get rid of debris, and it melted off the snow and thawed the ground around it, but as it died down the mud started freezing again.

The mini ex was slow starting, I was going to use it to pile brush and branches on the fire, but the tracks were frozen. I could lift it clear of the ground with the hoe and blade, but I had parked it with gooey mud coating the tracks on the shady side of the house.

Tonight is quite a bit warmer. It is starting to cloud up and rain snow mix is in the forecast. It should be one stove from here on out.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
14,755
Philadelphia
It was getting chilly about the time the sun started down, so I fired up the Hearthstone in addition to the King. It is quite toasty inside tonight.
I run two stoves October thru April. It loses its luster pretty quickly, when you’re loading x2 every night, and doing double ash pan duty.

... and to think I was trying to convince my wife to install a third stove, just a few years ago!
 

mstoelton

Feeling the Heat
Dec 16, 2013
486
SE michigan
I run two, it gets old fast, but I stay warm!
 

Manly

Feeling the Heat
Aug 8, 2017
424
CT
I run two stoves October thru April. It loses its luster pretty quickly, when you’re loading x2 every night, and doing double ash pan duty.

... and to think I was trying to convince my wife to install a third stove, just a few years ago!
We run two stoves too. One is a pellet so it breaks up th routine a bit. It’s actually pretty nice having one of each. They both heat on different principles, one radiant and one convection, which adds flexibility to the overall heating scheme. Depending on outside temperature and our schedule, we mix and match which stove(s) to run, when, and for how long. For example, if we run the wood stove during the day and let it go out in the evening, the pellet stove on a low idle will keep the house warm all night. That’s using only 20 lbs or so of pellets. The pellet stove takes a bit of wood work load off me as well.
 

weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,332
Central Mass
We run two stoves too. One is a pellet so it breaks up th routine a bit. It’s actually pretty nice having one of each. They both heat on different principles, one radiant and one convection, which adds flexibility to the overall heating scheme. Depending on outside temperature and our schedule, we mix and match which stove(s) to run, when, and for how long. For example, if we run the wood stove during the day and let it go out in the evening, the pellet stove on a low idle will keep the house warm all night. That’s using only 20 lbs or so of pellets. The pellet stove takes a bit of wood work load off me as well.
I was thinking pellet for upstairs. Two stoves mean double the wood cutting/stacking/loading. If I lose power or on milder days I'll just run the wood stove.
 
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Ashful

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Mar 7, 2012
14,755
Philadelphia
I was thinking pellet for upstairs. Two stoves mean double the wood cutting/stacking/loading. If I lose power or on milder days I'll just run the wood stove.
Ditto. I’ve been having similar thoughts, recently.
 

MTY

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Jan 9, 2019
197
Idaho
I lied. I had to fire up the second stove again as we got the tail end of the Seattle snow storm. I lit it yesterday morinig, and it is still going. Low temps, and then snow. i plowed about 6" of dry powder out ot the driveway with the 1952 8N Ford tractor tonight. It is still snowing, but is supposed to hit mid 40's tomorrow.

A pellet stove would be a convienent back up.