What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

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Jun 8, 2020
108
Craig County, VA
The temps here have been all over the place. Day time temps in the 60’s most of the week and lows in the 40’s. Last night was 33 and it appears that the seasonal temps are coming. I have kept the stove burning over the past three weeks-just adding a few chunks here and there on the warmer days. Burning hickory, ash & maple.
 

Tar12

Minister of Fire
Dec 9, 2016
1,732
Indiana
Oak and Black locust low and slow in the BK Princess..24 hour burns... lows in the upper 20 to low 30s at night..going to warm up in a few days so the propane will take the chill off..
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
3,254
Ottawa, ON
Oak and Black locust
Big guns are out already! Today i switched from basswood/hemlock combo to hard maple. Not a nice day today and the merc. dropping tonight to unseasonable low. A nice warmup apparently by Thur.
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
2,011
Winter WI
I have some very dry 42 year old mahogany interior door frames that I took out yest and today and cut up in the miter saw. I rea should just put a few pieces in with some cord wood since it lights almost instantly. But I don’t know, I have soo much kindling including bins upon bins of dry cedar scrap from when I worked at a cedar Wood shop.
 

Tar12

Minister of Fire
Dec 9, 2016
1,732
Indiana
Big guns are out already! Today i switched from basswood/hemlock combo to hard maple. Not a nice day today and the merc. dropping tonight to unseasonable low. A nice warmup apparently by Thur.
Big guns are all I have currently....I have been blessed the last couple years with plenty of Oak and I stumbled across $160 a cord locust in which I prefer so I am going to snag as much of it as I can as it is hard to get close to me.. I will mix it with the oak to stretch it out...lol
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,491
Eastern Long Island NY
Low of 25 tonight. Maple, red oak, two splits of cherry, and one 5" round of red cedar - was laying in my stack like it couldn't wait anymore...
Tomorrow it'll be maple, sassafras, and a split of oak.
 
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MMH

Feeling the Heat
Jan 21, 2019
349
NV
Had rain all day today temps weren’t terrible but no solar gain obviously so lit the stove up this afternoon. Still burning down some coals then will load up some more pine to tonight’s fire.
 

Jay106n

Minister of Fire
Apr 1, 2015
779
Litchfield County, CT
Low of 25 tonight. Maple, red oak, two splits of cherry, and one 5" round of red cedar - was laying in my stack like it couldn't wait anymore...
Tomorrow it'll be maple, sassafras, and a split of oak.

Way to plan ahead!
 

Jay106n

Minister of Fire
Apr 1, 2015
779
Litchfield County, CT
Just for the record, I have a solid pine burning regiment in place along with my hardwoods, and since the inception of this thread (5 1/2 years, 114 pages, & 2800+ replies later) I have not mutated or had a chimney fire.
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
5,924
07462
This past Wednesday and Wednesday night was a good test of everything, breezy here with a high temp of 34 deg f, then that night we dropped to 19, threw a load of red oak uglies in the stove, life was great went to bed with the inside temp of 73 upstairs, woke up Thursday morning and it was 71 upstairs, perfectly fine tuned burning.