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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,241
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Went to bed with a temp of 37, woke up to 36. Looks like the bulk of the quick moving storm is supposed to stay south of us (Enjoy it Zap !!!). Temp is supposed to start dropping today and stay in the 20,s & teens for the next week. The current temp up in Manitouwage (NW Ontario) is sitting on 0 so the cold isn't far away. Ole' Black Betty is just idling along on a diet of mixed hardwood and the house is a pleasant 72.
When I checked the temp after I came in, we were 31 point something with some snow falling. Nothing for wind yet but the front hasn't moved in yet.
 

BrownT10

Member
Jun 1, 2021
136
Massachusetts
Are your tubes red hot in the photo? I don’t think I’ve ever gotten my stove that hot, hot enough to illuminate the tubes… I think the incoming air keeps them cool, hot but cool if you know what I mean.
The tubes actually looked worse in the photo. The rear tube was glowing a bit but not for too long. I doubt it is uncommon for them to glow if a full load is in and running hot. I could be wrong
 

rottiman

Minister of Fire
Sep 23, 2009
1,227
Ontario Canada
We have three inches on the ground at the moment and that is on a very wet ground, we have some wind but nothing bad.

We'll see if there's enough to plow in the morning.
White patches, bare patches here. Snow over and the wind is settling down. 24 degrees right now.
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
2,832
Long Island NY
Sassafras and the last of the pine branch wood for overnight. Sassafras and proper pine splits next.
 

clancey

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2021
2,032
Colorado
If you lived in the NE and a snow storm was coming about 4 inches would you still heat with pine, or even mixed for that matter---just curious--old clancey
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
2,832
Long Island NY
If you lived in the NE and a snow storm was coming about 4 inches would you still heat with pine, or even mixed for that matter---just curious--old clancey

Yes I would. What matters is the total weight of the wood you put in the stove. That determines the heat you can get out of that load. Pine has a lower density, so filling the box with pine rather than e.g. oak means there is less Btus in the stove. Hence it'll last less long until you need to reload. Or you run it so that it lasts the same time, but you get less Btus per hour of runtime. The latter is the reason why some people (with access to both pine and hardwood) use pine in the shoulder season when less heat is needed.

As long as it's properly dry, it's good wood.
 

Longknife

Burning Hunk
Oct 12, 2016
156
Eastern Ontario, Canada
Bringing in some shoulder season wood this week, I came across this, which was a portion of a large vine I was happy to uncover and rid from my woodlot a few years ago.

I've spent a lot of hours ridding this woodlot of vines, which were strangling out large portions, and I'm guessing the removal of this put a big dent in their proliferation

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MMH

Feeling the Heat
Jan 21, 2019
486
NV
If you lived in the NE and a snow storm was coming about 4 inches would you still heat with pine, or even mixed for that matter---just curious--old clancey
Some of those who have access to hardwoods believe pine to be the devils wood; for others it may be all we have. I have burned pine, in all temps and weathers, even during single digits or negatives, I can get 10-12 hours out of pine and keep the house at around 70 or above.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
2,832
Long Island NY
Reloaded just now. Found a few splits of 3 year old maple (and a small 2 yr old dogwood one, and put 3 too long sassafras splits e/w underneath.

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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,850
Kirtland Ohio
Temps were arounf the upper 20's last night some locust with maple to get a longer burn time. The house is pretty warm now about 76. I have been letting the bbasement stove burn down at night no overnnight reloads yet just not cold enough. The summit one the main floor is keeping the house warm enough through the night.