What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,798
Kirtland Ohio
A cold rainy week I have been small ash splits with cedar and some odd ball pieces here and there to keep the house warm. Winter isn't over yet.
 

Lakeside

Minister of Fire
Feb 6, 2009
588
Mike's World
It's a type of red oak. They have a unique characteristic of having a lot of dead limbs near the bottom half of a perfectly healthy tree. Makes some beautiful milled lumber.

Great link too !

"excellent source of heat for barbecues and wood-burning stoves. However, the wood is not desirable for wood fireplaces because the heat causes popping, thereby increasing the risk of house fires."

Looks like Wikipedia maybe over reacting to the popping.

Learned something new today --- Thanks -- Always learning
 
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Grizzerbear

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2019
996
SW Missoura
Great link too !

"excellent source of heat for barbecues and wood-burning stoves. However, the wood is not desirable for wood fireplaces because the heat causes popping, thereby increasing the risk of house fires."

Looks like Wikipedia maybe over reacting to the popping.

Learned something new today --- Thanks -- Always learning
Hmmmm....yea that's funny. I've never known it to pop much. Its excellent firewood.
 

MoDoug

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2018
582
NE Missouri
The forecast called for snow this morning, and by golly they got it right. It's moderately falling right now. A fire while it's snowing is traditional, so I've got oak and elm going.

@Grizzerbear, I was at Truman last week for the first time, I've heard it's a lot like Mark Twain Lake, and it is just a lot bigger. I had beginners luck with snagging. Stay warm!
 

MoDoug

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2018
582
NE Missouri
We had fairly heavy snow most of the morning, then flurries and some sleet until mid-afternoon. With a low of 28 tonight and freeze warnings, and a low of 29 tomorrow night and frost, and highs in the upper 50's the rest of the week..... well, the stove is still keeping us warm. Mostly oak.

Earlier today my wife said, "I love our stove". That alone makes all the hard work worth while!
 

Tar12

Minister of Fire
Dec 9, 2016
1,731
Indiana
Thought I was done for the season...NOPE..Heavy snow fall all afternoon with a low of 27 tonight and 30 tomorrow night..just stuffed the stove full of locust and oak and the wife is grinning from ear to ear.. :)
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
654
Southern WI
Been running insert with Cottonwood all week, had a cold snap. Never burned it before. Works well for shoulder season. Don't know if I would go out of my way to harvest any, but since it fell in my yard...
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,569
Foothills of The Adirondacks
The temp should be around 28 in the morning with a load of Pine going in the Liberty at the moment and then some hardwood for the overnight load. I have two rounds of Ironwood left from what we brought in near the end of February which will go in with some Maple and Cherry.
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
840
Massachusetts
My wife casually said "it's chilly in here today" with her "where is my fire" eyes lol. It was 52 degrees out so I held strong and we let the heat pump work. We keep it on 65 this time of year and just rock sweatshirts . Much cooler than the 70-72 during burning season but manageable...I just hate burning when I don't need to it feels wasteful and the chimney sucks (well, doesn't suck lol) when its so nice out.

Bottom line: pray for me. ;lol
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,569
Foothills of The Adirondacks
My wife casually said "it's chilly in here today" with her "where is my fire" eyes lol. It was 52 degrees out so I held strong and we let the heat pump work. We keep it on 65 this time of year and just rock sweatshirts . Much cooler than the 70-72 during burning season but manageable...I just hate burning when I don't need to it feels wasteful and the chimney sucks (well, doesn't suck lol) when its so nice out.

Bottom line: pray for me. ;lol
Build a fire for the wife or we won't pray! ::P
 
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MoDoug

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2018
582
NE Missouri
My wife casually said "it's chilly in here today" with her "where is my fire" eyes lol. It was 52 degrees out so I held strong and we let the heat pump work. We keep it on 65 this time of year and just rock sweatshirts . Much cooler than the 70-72 during burning season but manageable...I just hate burning when I don't need to it feels wasteful and the chimney sucks (well, doesn't suck lol) when its so nice out.

Bottom line: pray for me. ;lol
Sounds like something I would do, and end up feeling guilty about it.. then I find some way to make up for it, then all's good.

however.. as a backup plan..
prayers sent..