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Old 02-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Snow Snow Snow (or heating with wood)

Well another snow hit this AM.

Getting white out side.







I think I posted this last year and was told it would not work. But my entire 2000 sq ft house is a toasty 70* With about one small log an hour. And it costs me nothing...


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It even snowed here in Scottsdale, AZ yesterday. I've never seen anything like it.
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...you parked that poor jeep outside...

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I dropped wood burning after about 20 years because I just couldn't take the mess anymore. I switched to pellets and find I get more heat faster with them.
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I opened the windows and got the inside temp down to about 70 yesterday.
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iburke, You made my day, seeing that ash bin next to your fireplace took me back to when I was a kid [about a 100 years ago] I lived a St.Louis with my grandparents they had a coal burning furnace, my grandfather, I called him Pop would put the clinkers in one of those it was made from copper. Tell me you know what clinkers are.
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We had thunderstorms with small hail this morning from the southern tail of your storm. Thunderstorms with hail are very unusual when the air temp is in the lower 40's. They usually happen when cold air hits warm, damp air. I'll take the storms over your snow any day. It runs off faster. Keep that fire burnin'! If you're nice to Wendy, maybe she'll cook up some Toll House Cookies or sump'n.
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We had thunderstorms with small hail this morning from the southern tail of your storm. Thunderstorms with hail are very unusual when the air temp is in the lower 40's. They usually happen when cold air hits warm, damp air. I'll take the storms over your snow any day. It runs off faster. Keep that fire burnin'! If you're nice to Wendy, maybe she'll cook up some Toll House Cookies or sump'n.
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It belongs to the grandson, he is at work now.
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I remember clinkers from the old coal. I've used wood and corn stoves, but at the price of corn there are cheaper alternatives. I remember the old octopus fuel oil furnaces as well that were gravity fed. I guess that is making us old.
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iburke, You made my day, seeing that ash bin next to your fireplace took me back to when I was a kid [about a 100 years ago] I lived a St.Louis with my grandparents they had a coal burning furnace, my grandfather, I called him Pop would put the clinkers in one of those it was made from copper. Tell me you know what clinkers are.

Of course I know what clinkers are, do you think I was born yesterday?
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I dropped wood burning after about 20 years because I just couldn't take the mess anymore. I switched to pellets and find I get more heat faster with them.
I was going to try pellets but its way to much work to split those logs down to pellet size Ponch...
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Hey There Ivan. Congrats on the great results from your fireplace.

Just one suggestion though. I would not keep your wood in the house. Once it warms up all the little critters wake up and start leaving their winter home...that log. when they wake up in the fire, well they are just more fuel, but if they wake up in your living room, you may end up with an infestation. Carpenter ants are the worst, and they don't build houses, they eat them.

Keep the main pile far away from the house and the pile you will pick from daily in a cold covered spot, and only bring in enough for a few hours.

Hope this helps.
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