What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

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Goose52

Member
Apr 28, 2014
13
NE WI
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
I hear ya... trying to get by with the heat pump here too but living in a cottage on a slab makes it hard to get to 70 which makes for an unhappy wife. the woodbox etc all put away in the shed but eventually i ran out & grabbed a coupla armloads of beech n some kindling. wife is happy and i'm working up a sweat watching tv. happy wife happy life? ehhh not so sure.
 

MoDoug

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2018
583
NE Missouri
I'm officially shutdown for the season, for the 2nd time! It's official this time!
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,820
Kirtland Ohio
We are still having a few fires here and there just burning up what is left in the garage during the cold nights. We will see 30's tonight so I'll fire both stoves up with some cedar and ash splits to keep the house warm.
 
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Woody5506

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2017
871
Rochester NY
Norway maple. I always tell myself to scrounge more of the lighter maples like norway or silver for the shoulder season. In my opinion they are perfect for this time of year.
 
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MongoMongoson

Member
Feb 6, 2021
173
Wisconsin
Boxelder, other soft maple (a little punky), and one small split of ironwood.... I know different species are called ironwood depending on where you are located. This is hop hornbeam.

The stove has been down for about a week as it has been warm... But the house is getting chilly again and the next few days we are supposed to be in the 30s at night.
 
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WoodBurnerInWI

Feeling the Heat
Feb 2, 2020
267
Madison, WI
The wife was cold and it might be around 32 tonight so I fired the stove up again! Just some odd shaped pieces of oak and ash. It's nice seeing the fire again I missed it these past several weeks.

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,820
Kirtland Ohio
We have had temps in the 40's and mid 30's at night I have been splitting up what is left in the garage. Locust splits and some cedar splits have been feeding the stoves the last couple of nights. Last Sunday we had temps in the 80's. I'm hoping spring comes back soon.
 
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Tar12

Minister of Fire
Dec 9, 2016
1,732
Indiana
I had a Starling in my stove this morning, last year it was a Bluebird over Memorial Day weekend.
Year before last I pulled out 3 starlings and a sparrow before the start of the season...my bird screen had blown off over the summer...lol
 

orlkc

Member
Nov 9, 2017
70
Eastern MA
Air.

It's been over a week since the last fire, and looking at the forecast for the upcoming week says that the burning season is over. I swept the chimney this morning, installed the bird screen in the cap, and vacuumed out the stove and ash pan. The garden beckons.
 
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MMH

Feeling the Heat
Jan 21, 2019
362
NV
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Haven’t had a fire in a few weeks now, temps nearing 80s. Not anymore! Another cold snap moving through calling for rain and snow, highs 40s and lows in the 20-30s for next several days. Some pine to keep us toasty for a few days.
 

Tar12

Minister of Fire
Dec 9, 2016
1,732
Indiana
I am done regardless now...80s-90s this week...AC is running now...wife was pissed that I had it down to 71 in the house....lol...she has to make her usual summer adjustment...lol
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
969
Massachusetts
It's 45 and raining right now...on Memorial day weekend. Debating lighting the stove even though I did my end of year clean out. Wtf if this weather! :mad:
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,611
Long Island NY
It's 45 and raining right now...on Memorial day weekend. Debating lighting the stove even though I did my end of year clean out. Wtf if this weather! :mad:

Same here. Debated already early this morning... but I didn't light a fire (or used the minisplit even after using it already to cool one day..) Gotta brave the elements

Woodshed did well in the rain though
 

EbS-P

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2019
1,258
SE North Carolina
It's 45 and raining right now...on Memorial day weekend. Debating lighting the stove even though I did my end of year clean out. Wtf if this weather! :mad:
light it up that’s what it’s for. Get a package of hot dogs and call it Memorial Day cook in! i think a nice coating of ash keeps me from seeing the rust In the middle of summer.
Evan
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
969
Massachusetts
Surviving for now. Just gonna let the heat pump kick on early am if it needs to. I've had too many delicious beers to go get wood in the pouring rain ;). Legs are broken!

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Woodsplitter67

Minister of Fire
Jan 19, 2017
1,967
Woolwich nj
I lit the gas fireplace this morning.. Love the cool weather and rain. Its literally forcing me to relax for once and not work or do projects What a great weekend.. Im going fishing Monday morning.. tomorrow.. were going to waffle house..
 

heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,820
Kirtland Ohio
I cleaned both stoves and chimneys last weekend so I'm done with burning for the year and sure enough this past week was cold and rainy. Nothing better than a drop from 85 to 45 in a few days. We just turned on the furnace. I'm ready to enjoy the summer and wait till Oct. to start burning again.
 
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MongoMongoson

Member
Feb 6, 2021
173
Wisconsin
I have some sugar maple going in the old Quaker tonight. It will get down to 45 tonight and I have had the windows open airing out the place.