Wood insert problem or wife problem

johnsopi Posted By johnsopi, Nov 17, 2018 at 7:55 PM

  1. Matt93eg

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    OP, sorry to hear of your Wife’s displeasure with your wood stove. Have you checked your wood with a moisture meter? You can get them at Lowe’s. Take a split and split it again and test in the middle. You might be surprised.

    I guess I got lucky, my Wife loves wood heat. She had never heated with wood until she married me. She don’t like mess though so I keep the area around my Kuma clean. As others have said make sure you keep it clean. Most women don’t like mess or clutter
     
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  2. ValleyCottageSplitter

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    OP, you could consider selling the Osborn 1800 insert and looking around for a used freestanding stove for another room. It was going to be huge $ to tear down our zero clearance Fireplace and it looks nice anyway. We decided just to put a freestanding in the next room over. You can put it almost anywhere with a wall exit or ceiling exit. If you DIY it would not be too expensive. I see a lot of people selling good condition used pipe if you want to go the cheap route.
     
  3. georgepds

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    Re " As others have said make sure you keep it clean. Most women don’t like mess or clutter"

    Then why, for the love of Mike, do so many of them share their home with men?
     
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  4. Matt93eg

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    I don’t have an answer to your question. But I still stand by what I said.
     
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  5. Trey1979

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    only complain my wife has is it's too damn hot in the 700 sq foot living room dining room and kitchen area

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  6. billb3

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    Sounds like you are gaining on it.
    Hope the wife warms to using a wood stove .
     
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    Bwahahaha!! :) :) :)
     
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  8. begreen

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    Have you tried some of the suggestions in the threads on moving the heat to other parts of the house?
     
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  9. Trey1979

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    yea that helps it's mainly during the day I have big windows in this house sun heats it up pretty good like now its 12 noon 41 degrees outside at 9 this morning 3 hrs ago I put 5 splits in and now have the window open with a box fan in it

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    Is this a window into another part of the house?
     
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  11. Trey1979

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    nope exterior walls ,house has 2 8ft windows and 6 four foot windows

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  12. Trey1979

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    the house is a modular home with an addition the stove sits in the manufactured and that part of the house was built in 1985

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