Wood Stoves: what's new in the world of wood heat.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by A-Bone, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Srbenda

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  2. Bulleteer

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  3. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Dual fuel is gone.... Against code
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  5. JohnDavid

    JohnDavid Been here awhile

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  6. Cirrus

    Cirrus Adventurer

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    We just moved into our place in May and we've only had this little thing going a few times.

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    I don't think its a great stove. I've had it chock full and it barely heats up the down stairs.

    The house also came with this combo. We fired it up when we first moved in but had to shut it down after fire started raining down on our deck. :eek1 I cleaned the chimney after that but I haven't started it since. I've been trying to get wood delivered since May with no luck.

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  7. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    The problem with some of those dual fuel furnaces is that the chimney gets creosoted when the damper on the wood fire closes to maintain the temperature set at your wall thermostat. Keep the chimney hot by either burning hot fires for short periods or smaller long term fires with the thermostat set at a higher value. Chimney fires are not fun. If you had one inspect the flue for signs of damage.
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  9. A-Bone

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  10. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Exactly..... Solid fuel and liquid fuel cant vent in the same flue in our code jurisdiction .....as I recall. Gas is for sure a no no.
    Most do the wood side as an add on.
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  11. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    My combination furnace is wood - electric so the chimney is only required for wood smoke. I heat mostly with wood and in 26 years have only had to replace the fan motor. My wood warms me many times though. :D
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  12. Bryn1203

    Bryn1203 Dances with spaniels

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    we run a contemporary Jøtul F 273 stove - love the contemporary look - it takes 18" logs diagonally - we get thru about 2.5 cord (4ftx4ftx8ft stack) a winter to heat a 4 bedroom house.
    http://www.woodburningstovesco.co.uk/EZ/wbs/wbs/prod_jotul_f_273.php?PHPSESSID=qbccikdhbuu6qs2s52lnrl65h6&model=25

    I fancy heaping large pebbles round it to get thermal mass - but the wife won't let me. I reckon the pebbles could be stacked and taken down in the summer - not need for a permanent fit.

    I sell firewood wood as a side line.
    Current prices are £50 a cubic metre bulk bag - its probably about 3 cu.m. per cord.


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  13. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    I thought you guys cut down all your trees a long time ago???

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    I honestly thought you guys mostly burned coal....

    Do a lot of people burn wood??...
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  14. Nailhead

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    It's not like Lebanon-- they do actually have some trees there.

    At least I saw some on Top Gear.
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    :lol3

    I know they have some trees, but everyone makes the UK out to be the ultra Nanny State that regulates the shit out of everything...So I naturally thought if they are hard to burn in California they must be just about illegal to burn in the UK...:D
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    DriveShaft Long timer

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    What is wood gassification?
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    Glad your happy with your Woodstock Fireview, mine is in the delivery truck now on its way from West Lebanon. I should have it tomorrow when I get home from work. :clap

    I read up quite a bit on hearth.com and found that almost everyone is happy with the Fireview and the Woodstock customer service is excellent. I was nervous making the decision to buy but now am happy I did. It only took me 2 yrs to pull the trigger. :D
    Hoping to burn a lot less wood this year.
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    Judging from the small amount of wood left behind by the previous owner, he was burning wet wood. Mostly wet fir, which around here, is very sappy. I cleaned a TON of creosote out of both of my chimneys.

    It hasn't been cold enough yet to have the wood furnace going, but the oil fires up for about 20 minutes in the morning. Shorter than it would take to get the fire going.

    I LOVE that wood heat thou!

    And I'm pretty envious of you guys with the oak.. Man that must be nice to burn.
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    A-Bone Indubitably

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    I couldn't be happier with it unless it stacked the wood...

    They've got a nice little operation up there... stop by anytime.. the show room is at the factory and they'll take you right through the factory..

    The cool part is all the sales guys are the guys that work in the factory.. they all take turns working on the floor..so they know these things inside and out... and are definitely not used car salesmen...

    When we picked ours up they had a whole line up of them... we got to pick the one we wanted (as there are slight variations in stone color and character)..

    Great process: from the factory to your home.. and you can tell they take pride in their product... that is pretty cool these days..
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