1. tundradirtbiker

    tundradirtbiker Been here awhile

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    CO temps have to be minus. Wet side is single digit at the moment. The orange horse won't leave the shop.
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  2. liv2rydktms

    liv2rydktms Long timer

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    That is an awesome image. :clap
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  3. EKinOR

    EKinOR Been here awhile

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    Put blankets on our horses (except the Fjord - he grows his own) on Friday for the first time in 3 years. It was -20 this morning here on the east side of Bend. The Fisher wood stove has been getting a workout the last few days.
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  4. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    My boy has gotten better over the years, especially since i bought him his own axe. Although it is testing him in these current temps.
    Like most chores we delegate to our kids, i hope the training will set them in good shape for the future...hoping that they are still allowed to burn wood fires then! :huh
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  5. purplepeopleeater

    purplepeopleeater The Official VW Nut

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    man, seeing all this wood reminds me of my childhood in priest river


    glad those years are over, pellets and electric now.


    but as cheap as I am, i'd be chuckin logs if there where any around:1drink
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  6. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Never understood cutting to length in the field...this is how to do it!!!
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  7. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    They (forest circus) used to had out fat tickets for hauling "long Cuts" with a wood cutting permit. Has this changed or do the score marks I see pacify them?
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  8. EKinOR

    EKinOR Been here awhile

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    Around here, it is 6 foot maximum length.
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  9. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    Six foot max here in ID, too. Mine are five 13 1/2" sections to end at roughly 5' 8". I got pulled over on 4th of July pass one time by a state cop who said someone complained about my load looking "unsecured". He seemed apologetic for having to stop me, and he let me go with no issues. I was shitting bricks because that truck was far from legal at the time. :D
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  10. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    Ole' Grandpa like to go to the national forest to get firewood he would spend all day. He filled the pickup and wood trailer with wood cut and split to 14". He didn't want the sawdust and noise of additional cutting in his subdivision. So the wood was ready to burn when he got home.
    The long logs are a great idea for getting firewood out of the woods I am impressed.
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  11. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Because that way I leave the mess in the woods instead of my yard. I agree if you have acreage, that is the way to go.
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  12. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    It seemed that when living here 20 plus years ago the EPA had issues with wood stoves. Has that issue gone away?
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  13. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Unless you're a skinny old man and can't hoist those herkin' lengths :lol3
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  14. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    For me, it is a win/win. I just dump the load where I park that Valdez, I mean truck, and the heap of sawdust soaks up the drips. Every other year or so I'll scoop up what I can and throw it in the brush pile to burn.

    There are still the burn bans they put into effect when the air quality becomes poor due to a stagnant air, when you are only supposed to burn wood if it is the only way to heat your house. But it is funny how the air quality maps always show the ban ending at the WA/ID border. :hmmmmm Ain't no greenies gonna tell us when we can and can't burn! :lol3

    The newer "approved" stoves also have what is basically a catalytic converter in the flu to help clean the air by re-burning the exhaust gasses, and it also puts off extra heat so less wood is needed to obtain the same output as a traditional stove.
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  15. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    LittlePosum showing how it's done!

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  16. ObiJohn

    ObiJohn Screaming Banshee

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    That TempCast looks like quite a stove. Can they be retrofitted to existing fireplaces, or does most of the existing masonry have to be torn out and rebuilt?
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  17. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    It's an amazing unit for sure. Very heavy, we poured a 36" thick footing to support it and the floor still cracked. Don't think you can retro fit because of that though. Supremely efficient, only smokes a tiny bit when you light it and about a shoe box of ash comes out twice a year. :clap
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  18. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Looking for a cheap pot belly or small wood stove to heat the shop. Will be in the Salem/Corvallis/Eugene area next Wednesday (11/5) and could pick up then if anyone has one. Thanks!
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  19. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    how small?

    got one I built for elk camp,,mmm,,no got 2 I built for elk camp,,one is here, the other is across town. stuff piled all around,,this one is about a foot anna half long, 12" dia.,,door is about 8x10,,,
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    lousy pics,,
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    the other little heater is smaller than this one.

    Google Vogelzang stove kits, if you have more room.
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  20. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Getting harder to find those stands of dead lodge pole but they're out there. Lotta green trees in this pic though.

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    Safety first!

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    Four trips, cut, split, stacked and seasoning.

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