What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

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JamesGuido

Member
Jan 5, 2021
153
Raymond, Wisconsin
it's like 45º and damp outside... 'sposta warm up.. then again drop in temps like Ma Nature can't decide whether to make some happy and some sad ernot...
anyway, more "pretty decent" birch in my jøtul warming the home...
heard next week it'll drop back to the lower 40's for highs...
and monday is my "official" first day of retirement so i'll be stokin' the stove in late april as my new job.
CFW.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Congrats on looking back at a life of work, and forward to a life of work you do for yourself!
 
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JamesGuido

Member
Jan 5, 2021
153
Raymond, Wisconsin
Congrats on looking back at a life of work, and forward to a life of work you do for yourself!
wow... Thank you so very much! i never looked at it like that.
everyone makes a big deal of it yet it's just me not having to wake to an alarm that i'm excited about. (not that i'm a late sleeper anyway...)

Thank you again.
i think my eyes are watering my face hair
 
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NickW

Minister of Fire
Oct 16, 2019
722
SE WI
Sounds like SE WI. Looks like light burning for at least a week. Heading back to the northwoods tomorrow. Will be burning there longer by the look of the forecast. Half load of ash in the NC30 right now for overnight.
 

Tar12

Minister of Fire
Dec 9, 2016
1,819
Indiana
After a week of no burning I just fired a load of ash off...I will let it burn its course..then repeat the next 2 evenings...
 

NickW

Minister of Fire
Oct 16, 2019
722
SE WI
Got back to the northwoods about 3:45. 31 degrees and snow squalls. Surprisingly very little snow left on the ground. I've done 2 mid size loads of box elder fast and hot to get the temperature up and will have beech, ash and maybe some birch for the overnight. 28 now, down to mid teens tonight.
 

zmender

Member
Dec 27, 2021
127
CT
Overcast and rainy all day - living room dropped to 63F. Got a fire going on evening with oak and beech limb wood I picked up in the woods while walking dog.

Next couple of nights we are back in the high 30s overnight - will probably burn random limbs I find in the yard.
 
I burn 100% maple. My loads are max every time. Not seen are the three small logs perpendicular behind the lot.

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Looks good! What stove is that?
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
4,353
Long Island NY
Work horses are good! Especially if they provide comfort :)
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,586
Foothills of The Adirondacks
It's 35.2 tonight with a load of Ash going in the wood stove, it's 70 up here in the living room, 69 in the sleeper and 75 and getting warmer in the basement where the stove is.
 

zmender

Member
Dec 27, 2021
127
CT
40F outside w/64F living room. Last night burnt through a large knurly piece of beech. Reloaded this morning with large piece of maple and bits and pieces of broken limbs from yard.
 
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bigealta

Minister of Fire
May 22, 2010
660
Utah, NJ
Not really. I put in a few kindling sticks the size of pencils vertically with paper and start it that way. It is slow to start with zero ashes and coals. When it starts I get a nice controlled burn. Happy with the unit. great bargain.
Worth giving it a try. Should put out much less smoke on start up. Also pretty cool to see a ripping fire on top of the splits with super fast time to strong secondary burn.

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,586
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We had 27.2 this morning with a nice load of ash going in the wood stove while we had coffee. We started off with a living room temp of 66 this morning and a temp of 68 in the sleeper.