What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
14,809
Foothills of The Adirondacks
In my post above from last night, I said that there were three splits of ash for the overnight fire with pine. I actually filled the liberty up with ash, when the basement temp hit 79, I shut off the fan. The temp up here was 72 heading to 73 when I called it a night.

We had a temp of 28.4 this morning with the temp up here at 70 and the basement still at 73, we had a fire with just pine this morning, the temp up here at 72.

I think tomorrow we'll put in what is leftover of the ash from last year, tonight should be in the 20's again so the overnight fire will be all ash.

This morning we still had a nice bed of coals from the ash.
 
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bigealta

Minister of Fire
May 22, 2010
863
Utah & NJ
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Had to have 1 st Fire just because it’s been raining for 3 days straight and going to continue for probably at least 2 more days. Got to dry it out in here.
 

Diabel

Minister of Fire
Jan 11, 2008
3,664
Ottawa, ON
I wish I was burning right now. Sold the house no more stove. All I see is rooftops from high above. Weekends only for me now, burning at the cottage. Keep the pics coming, love them.
 

ABMax24

Minister of Fire
Sep 18, 2019
1,704
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
We've had the fire lit the last couple mornings, had frost on the windshields again this morning. Probably had a dozen fires already this fall, first one was in August. Somehow we managed to get through September without any snow, but looks like Tuesday we are going to get some.

Posted this exactly a year ago. What a difference a year makes, have only lit the stove once this season and just because I could. The AC unit even ran a dozen times today. Looking at the 14 day forecast there will be no need for the stove in that time frame, and I'm certainly not putting the cover back on the AC unit in that time either. We've only had frost once this fall so far.

So for now all my stove has in it is a small pile of ashes.
 

bigealta

Minister of Fire
May 22, 2010
863
Utah & NJ
@bigealta , just curious….in your avatar, what is the dog going after?
Frisbee, if u look close you can see its right when she caught it. It was one of those soft or fabric frisbees. The hard frisbees started cutting her mouth as she hits them pretty hard.
 

Jay106n

Minister of Fire
Apr 1, 2015
792
Litchfield County, CT
Been a few rainy days with little sunlight. Tossed a few cherry pieces and maple top sticks just to keep the furnace from kicking on.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,279
Long Island NY
the one time that ugly is good! Ugly pieces of oak (when very dry) are fantastic!
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,279
Long Island NY
Waiting for mine to get installed, so I am guessing the installation instructions.
lol. I'd keep them. In case you ever sell your stove.
(There is a member here that has in his signature that "manuals are for lighting up a stove" or something to that effect...)
 
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GrumpyDad

Minister of Fire
Feb 23, 2022
562
Champion, PA
Nice cool Fall day in the mid 40’s. Fired up the stove with a half load of Aspen. Cooking some grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.

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I really like that tin you have for your wood. Im trying to find something like that, which isnt some cheap paint garbage that I would get at a box store. I also considered a half whiskey barrel. Those are some nice logs you have there. I have faux log paneling (that is spreading/cupping from the heat). It looks like I will be replacing with some sort of stone next summer. I really like the look though of a wood stove near wood (within proper clearances of course)
 
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Todd

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2005
9,791
NW Wisconsin
I really like that tin you have for your wood. Im trying to find something like that, which isnt some cheap paint garbage that I would get at a box store. I also considered a half whiskey barrel. Those are some nice logs you have there. I have faux log paneling (that is spreading/cupping from the heat). It looks like I will be replacing with some sort of stone next summer. I really like the look though of a wood stove near wood (within proper clearances of course)
Thanks, it’s an old copper boiler, been in the family for awhile, works great for firewood. I’ve seen them in antique shops.

The logs are 10” Lodgepole Pine. I was thinking of putting some rock behind there but the wife likes it the way it is.
 

MEngineer24

Member
Dec 6, 2020
194
WV
Low 40’s this morning with another shoulder season fire going. Supposed to be a cold front moving through today into tomorrow. Calling for our first below freezing temps for this fall.
 
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Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
861
Southern WI
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Some pine and elm. Waiting for the first fire of the season. Got down to the 30s this morning with a nice frost. Mini split still able to keep it comfortable.