What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

stoveliker

Feeling the Heat
Nov 17, 2019
267
Eastern Long Island NY
An overnight load of maple. Tomorrow warm enough for the minisplit, but I'll keep a small fire glowing on the lowest possible Tstat setting so that lighting off the overnight fire tomorrow evening will be fast and easy.
 

Caw

Feeling the Heat
May 26, 2020
283
Massachusetts
Currently regretting putting a few more pieces of ash in instead of letting the am fire die out. 35 out and we are in t-shirts sweating....annnnnd I still have flames. Whoops lol.

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I have my thermostat programmed to only use the Den, Kitchen, and Dining Room for the display temps as they are the furthest rooms away. They are the best indicators of any need for the backup heat....though we won't need that unless we can't use the stove for some reason. It easily heats the entire house. I usually shoot for 72/73 and then 68 ish on the cool side of the house for max comfort/wood use efficiency.
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,716
Kirtland Ohio
I should have let the basement stove die out as well last night, it was upper 30's overnight so the house was a little warm with both stoves going good. I was out in the woods with the dogs late last night and between being cold and wet it felt good initially, but ended up being to much. A big load of ash in each.
 

mrd1995

Member
Feb 21, 2020
191
North East, Pa
Low 30s this morning, supposed to stay in the low to mid 30s rest of the week. Burning through a North East Hardwood Sampler Pack, starting to get an understanding on the stove. We are getting 10-12hrs of 4 or 5 splits (16-18"), could probably get longer burns if I cut to the recommended 22" for the stove. Live and Learn and Stay Warm!
 

stoveliker

Feeling the Heat
Nov 17, 2019
267
Eastern Long Island NY
37 now, 30 minimum tomorrow morning, 39 during the day tomorrow.

Played tetris with maple.
Nine ~4" splits and two 1.5" to fill some gaps on top.

Poor pic, but good heat.

Video is charring phase in the BK.

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DuaeGuttae

Minister of Fire
Oct 26, 2016
732
Texas
Currently regretting putting a few more pieces of ash in instead of letting the am fire die out. 35 out and we are in t-shirts sweating....annnnnd I still have flames. Whoops lol.

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I have my thermostat programmed to only use the Den, Kitchen, and Dining Room for the display temps as they are the furthest rooms away. They are the best indicators of any need for the backup heat....though we won't need that unless we can't use the stove for some reason. It easily heats the entire house. I usually shoot for 72/73 and then 68 ish on the cool side of the house for max comfort/wood use efficiency.
I saw this post and thought that the content might deserve a mention in your "timing" thread. I realize it's not about keeping coals alive in preparation for an evening load, but it would be a good addition to that thread for people who come and have questions and read back threads to find the answers. It's something to consider as a possibility when choosing "Option A."

I'm impressed that your little insert does such a good job heating your house. Do you have excellent insulation and air sealing?

In keeping with this thread, I will say that I have a fire made entirely of cedar splits and branches in the stove for the overnight burn. It will actually only drop into the 50's, so not cold tonight and therefore no oak at all. The cedar does suprisingly well and will leave lots of good coals, but an oak fire would be too much when the cloud cover tonight is acting as insulation for the outdoors.
 

stoveliker

Feeling the Heat
Nov 17, 2019
267
Eastern Long Island NY
2 hrs later, cat at 2/3 of the active zone, cruising nicely on the black maple.
 

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