What Is In Your Stove Right Now?

Jay106n Posted By Jay106n, Nov 24, 2015 at 11:43 AM

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  1. SpaceBus

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    It's a new stove, she hasn't gotten used to it yet. I didn't have time to leave it properly prepared with loads of dry wood and kindling ready for her. After about half an hour on the phone she got it working. We switched to face time on Facebook and that helped a lot! She's got it up to temp now and it's going well. Hopefully I'll be out of the hospital soon. While in Afghanistan I picked up a blood disorder that causes my immune system to attack my blood. The MIL came over on Christmas, but didn't tell us she was sick. This caused my immune system to go into overload and nearly killed me. I've been laid up in Bangor since Tuesday around midnight. The MIL is making it up to us by dog/house sitting for the next few days so my wife can come see me in the Hospital. She's been forbidden to touch the stove though, because she has no idea what's going on most of the time. I'm willing to pay for the electric heat for a few days.
     
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  2. SpaceBus

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    That's a shame, Sugar Maple is beautiful. I'll never cut down any trees, especially hardwoods, if I can avoid it. I stick to standing dead trees or stuff that has fallen but not rotten yet. Luckily the house came with a couple of cords of really nicely seasoned wood from who knows how long ago, but now that's getting pretty low. We are picking up some compressed wood bricks when I get out of the hospital. My wife is intimidated by my six speed dually diesel ram, so I pretty much have to go with her.
     
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  3. Travis Clark

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    I'm the same way I will not take a good standing tree if I can avoid it o always try to go for the dead standing trees of trees that have been felled by storms or so damaged from storms there is no saving them or there a hazard 3 yrs ago I had an 80 ft tall blue spruce that was 3/4 of the way dead in my front yard and when they planted it the tree was only about 20 ft from the house. We had a late session thunder storm come through with a twister trying to form over the tree and laid it over across the street luckily the tree missed the house and the twister that was trying to form moved on and touched down about two miles away. So I cut it up let it set for 3 yrs and burned it in my wood stove that I got this year it's an old smoke dragon but it works.
     
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  4. SpaceBus

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    Nothing wrong with smoke dragons if you run them hot. Do what you have to do in order to stay warm. Save up your money for an EPA stove and stay warmer with less wood.
     
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  5. PistolPeets

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    Mystery wood that came with the house with the wood stove insert! Picking up a face cord of ash tomorrow from a friend. On Thewoodlands' chart, I'm located in Massena, NY on the top left of the map. Currently 0 out with a wind chill of -10. Stove is cranking. Thermostats are turned down. 75 inside now. Just cooked some steak in a cast iron skillet on the stove/in the oven with some oven baked potatoes. It's a good night!
     
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  6. Travis Clark

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    Oh it keeps this house plenty warm be below freezing and have to have the kitchen windows the only two that open in the kitchen and have the door to the front porch with a couple of windows open on it to make it bearable because the house is over a 100 degrees inside then shut the house up when we go to bed and the gas heater will not kick on untill some time the next morning usuly around 5 or 6 o'clock in the morning by then I'm up anyway and starting a new fire in the old smoke dragon
     
  7. Kevin Weis

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    21 out now so some Oak and Black Walnut fills the bill tonite. May throw some Ash in there now and then.
     
  8. Todd67

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    It's -1 now with a -10 wind chill. My Fisher got the house so hot that my wife, who is always cold, actually turned the ceiling fan on high to cool the house off a little bit:cool:

    Our old 2-story farm house is drafty around the windows. When the wind blows hard, it moves the curtains. It was poorly insulated and drywalled before we bought the house 11 years ago. We we're spending $400 a month on heating oil before we installed our Fisher stove. For 7 years now, our Fisher Mama Bear has been our only heat source.

    Still burning the mixed mystery wood tonight:)
     
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  9. SpaceBus

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    The wife is reporting -7 with wind chill at home, but she's got the stove going strong and it's over 72 in the house. Our house is a pretty modest 1200sqft 70's well insulated Salt box, but there's several penetrations in the sheathing from rot that wasn't disclosed by the seller's agent, despite them being notified. I'm about to get it all fixed, but nothing happens at a good time. We were supposed to move into the house in August and get it all squared away before winter, but the closing took three months!
     
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  10. Todd67

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    That's a long time to wait for a closing!

    I think our house was "flipped" by the previous owner, who found the absolute cheapest contractor to do the work. We have been fixing his lousy repairs little by little for 11 years now.

    Best of luck with your house, and your health!
     
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  11. edyit

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    89CCB4C8-39C9-473A-822B-20576F6796A8.jpeg It warmed up to 4F this morning. Got the Madison loaded up red maple and ash.
     
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  12. Jay106n

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    Got some shagbark hickory purring, it’s burning like it’s coal.
     
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  13. CentralVAWoodHeat

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    Nov 7, 2015
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    Snow is coming down again. Stove is full of the usual mix of different woods. Some pine, some oak, some ironwood, and some crepe myrtle.
     
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  14. Kevin Weis

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    Snow just started here. The usual mix of mulberry, ash and some old red oak. Might throw in a TSC brick just because.
     
  15. thewoodlands

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    We had -15 this morning but we had some appointments so I didn't get a fire going until 1:30, burned some oil for heat.

    We're at 1 degree tonight and we're still burning down some coals from our first fire.
     
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  16. thewoodlands

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    I did get our second fire going before supper,beech,sugar maple and some american hophornbeam. Since the house is a little cool (65) I put a bag of pellets in that stove so the basement should be 80 at the moment and 80 plus degrees before I call it a day.
     
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  17. darktower007

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    Some not so great oak and hickory.. it’s burning good non the less. Low of 39 tonight


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  18. edyit

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    -8F here this am, got it loaded right now with some birch and ash, I don't really sort my wood I just pull from the top of the stack
     
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  19. kennyp2339

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    20 deg f, oak and ash going.
     
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  20. Todd67

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    Yep, no time or reason to sort wood. Still burning mixed mystery wood. It's -9 with a -19 wind chill here.
     
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  21. thewoodlands

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    We had -18 for a low early this morning, we have more sugar maple and beech going in the liberty and another bag of pellets going in the P.S.
     
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  22. thewoodlands

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    It's -2 tonight so I have the overnight fire started early with sugar maple and beech making up the bottom with american hophornbeam rounds on top. When I decide to call it a night, I'll go click on the pellet stove, NOAA is calling for a low of -15 for our area but back here in the pines and the river across the road, we're usually another 4 to 5 degrees colder.
     
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  23. thewoodlands

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    We had -9 for a low this morning but the combo of the wood and the pellet stove had the basement 83 and 68 to 70 up here depending on which room you were in.

    I loaded up with more sugar maple with a few splits of beech this morning and shut the P.S. off.
     
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  24. Woody5506

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    Last load was black locust, honey locust, mulberry and a couple small splits of norway maple. Great overnight burn mix of high BTU woods I'll probably be kicking myself for using up now instead of when it gets super cold - if that ever happens this winter. Last night was in the teens.
     
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  25. jaoneill

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    Oct 11, 2014
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    -20 here Saturday night, -15 last night, has warmed up to +12 as I type. Been burning the best I have; 12%-14% hard maple that was 2 yrs in the log off the ground, cut/split and in the woodshed 18 months.....
     
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