What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

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johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
4,529
Eastern Ontario
We had frost last night and today did not get above 45
No fire in the wood furnace but the pellet stove is on
keeping the house at a comfortable 70
Frost again tonight
 

Marconis

Member
Dec 13, 2021
89
NY
Taking advantage of the 53* with a nice breeze. Red oak.
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,483
Long Island NY
64 max here, clear sky, and very breezy. 56 now, going to 50 minimum tonight. No heat needed.

Collected a lot of branches from the lawn for the fire pit. Too windy for a fire now though.
 

Marconis

Member
Dec 13, 2021
89
NY
64 max here, clear sky, and very breezy. 56 now, going to 50 minimum tonight. No heat needed.

Collected a lot of branches from the lawn for the fire pit. Too windy for a fire now though.
I actually had to put mine out, the wind was really whipping embers around even with the screen on. Didn’t want to wind up on the news for a mini forest fire.
 

NickW

Minister of Fire
Oct 16, 2019
909
SE WI
I'm going back and forth between having a campfire outside or firing up the Stratford II inside. It was in the 30's last night and cold by the campfire. Tonight is only going down in the 40's, but the cabin feels a little chilly...
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,483
Long Island NY
I'm going back and forth between having a campfire outside or firing up the Stratford II inside. It was in the 30's last night and cold by the campfire. Tonight is only going down in the 40's, but the cabin feels a little chilly...
I vote for both. More fire is better... 😜

A short camp fire so you don't get too cold, and then a good warm stove inside.
 

orlkc

Member
Nov 9, 2017
77
Eastern MA
Just kicked off the first break-in fire of the season with a few pine scraps. Down into the 40s even early in the evening. Would have been a good evening for the outdoor fire pit instead if it wasn't so windy.
 

Stelcom66

Minister of Fire
Nov 6, 2014
686
Connecticut
48º at 10:30pm, that's more like it - feels good. How it should be for fall. Will put away the fans and probably set up the firewood holder near the stove tomorrow, Not sure about a fire yet.
 

oilstinks

Minister of Fire
Jan 25, 2008
561
western NC
What's in my stove? Well right now it's ashes from any mail with sensitive info like account numbers and such.
 

MEngineer24

Burning Hunk
Dec 6, 2020
194
WV
What's in my stove? Well right now it's ashes from any mail with sensitive info like account numbers and such.

Same situation here. I usually don’t see temps below the 40’s until the end of October. Still have some time to procrastinate cleaning the chimney.
 

NickW

Minister of Fire
Oct 16, 2019
909
SE WI
First fire of the season in the Northwoods just lit. Damp & chilly 47 outside, high of 54 expected with clouds and drizzle. Not a big one for now, just enough to take a little bit of the chill out and start to warm all the steel up.
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
7,252
Downeast Maine
It was really windy last night and this morning, so I gave in and lit the cookstove and ran two small loads. I miss how much hotter the cookstove makes our DHW compared to tankless unit set to 130f.
 
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Larch

Member
Nov 13, 2021
45
BC
4 medium splits of lodgepole pine this morning in my king just to keep it going until tonight's reload, wishing I didn't now lol. Pretty much in the 30's every night but still to warm during the sunny days still
 

Split

Member
Aug 28, 2022
131
Nova Scotia, Canada
Hurricane Fiona nailed Nova Scotia today. Lots of power outages, rain and high winds. We thankfully didn't lose power but a couple within 30 minutes of us did. I fired up a small fire for comfort when they dropped over for a hot lunch. It burned well.

Mostly small splits of birch and one maple. I tossed in a split of willow on start up.

Was a good day to have a woodstove in NS today.
 
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Stelcom66

Minister of Fire
Nov 6, 2014
686
Connecticut
Hurricane Fiona nailed Nova Scotia today. Lots of power outages, rain and high winds. We thankfully didn't lose power but a couple within 30 minutes of us did. I fired up a small fire for comfort when they dropped over for a hot lunch. It burned well.

Mostly small splits of birch and one maple. I tossed in a split of willow on start up.

Was a good day to have a woodstove in NS today.
Wow - yea just saw how bad it was on the news. Glad you didn't lose power and are safe. Nice to have the wood stove just in case. I know many that have them will need to use them.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,483
Long Island NY
We gave my son a baseball game for his birthday. So today we were at the Yankees vs Red Sox game. It was hot. Sweating.

Judge unfortunately did not get a home run for his record. "We" won though.

Long hot day, two hrs driving (plus half an hr in the Bronx, but that can't be called driving...), 4 hr game, 2.5 hrs back.

They say it was only 70 F, but without wind and in the sun it was not yet stove time....
 

bigealta

Minister of Fire
May 22, 2010
894
Utah & NJ
Still warm here in NJ and for the foreseeable future. I like to hold off on 1st fire to re acclimate the body to colder temps. Looking at mid -late Oct.
 
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