Woodpile/Woodstove Pics with your bike/dog - How do you heat your house/bike storage? Winter travel.

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Sno Dawg, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Tallbastid

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    I should have noted, it's a double flu chimney built for a wood stove. As far as I can tell, it would be plug and play. That being said, we're going to have an expert check out the chimney before we hook anything up. The basement doesn't have an exterior door, I'd have to bring everything down the stairs which I know would be a major PITA. Further, going out the roof in the living room would be fairly simple - would just cost more in materials to do.
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  2. Tallbastid

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    Man, I loved that post - thank you. That just about sums up everything we're looking for, and I agree that having the stove in the living room would be super nice during the dark winter days here. I also learned to make fire from a young age with my grandfather - memories I'll cherish forever. Building/buying a gate is no problem, I was just more looking forward to havign warm floors in the winter. That seems to be the only pro to putting the stove in the basement, far as I can tell.
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  3. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    I once lived in a house where we had to carry our wood down stairs. Simply put, I'd never do that again! To me, with wood, the more times you have to move it, the further you have to move it, and the more steps/stairs involved, are all very important factors if i am going to heat primarily with a woodstove. Repeatedly moving 4 or more cords over long distances or up/down stairs should be an Olympic event! If the woodstove is for occasional use as supplemental heat or just ambiance, I might feel differently.
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  4. Tallbastid

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    Yeah - I'm hoping to make this primary heat. It'll take the place of our pellet stove in our living room - I think I'm just about convinced that makes more sense. Thanks all - will post pics once it's in.
  5. jdub

    jdub Dawg bytes reel gud

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    My woodstove is in my basement family room, which has a sliding glass door to a covered patio and the yard making wood movement easy. No way would I try to carry any quantity of wood down a staircase, I see that as too dangerous as well as too much work.
  6. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    How about a wheelbarrow near the door to the upstairs? Accessible via the garage door? Then you just have to sling enough up the stairs for that night!
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  7. Sno Dawg

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    I guess that is close enough!
    Carrying several cords a wood down stair a year is enough to make you want to reconsider your stove placement!!


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  8. BMgreenmt

    BMgreenmt Been here awhile

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  9. BMgreenmt

    BMgreenmt Been here awhile

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    Any chance there are basements windows? I guess no Bilco Steele door hatchway to the basement from outside either? We have a stove in the basement and one on the first floor. We use the one in the basement primarily as it keeps the floors and, until very cold temps, the whole house warm. All the mess stays in the basement, but we do have a walkout basement and I bring tractor bucket loads of firewood right to the door. Also, two retired recliners are conveniently placed in front of it. Needless to say, there are several winter Sunday afternoons spent napping in the basement. Wood stove, recliner, dogs, motorcycles all in the basement........why go upstairs? Just need a fridge down there and I wouldn’t emerge til spring!
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  10. enormiss

    enormiss Been here awhile

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    I'm only in a split level but go thru window for ease. Actually keep a rack of wood in front of window over winter so I don't even have to go outside!
  11. Sno Dawg

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    With temps in the 70s, I am not burning wood for a while. Last night I was up late working and I heard our air conditioner come on for a few minutes.

    Temps in the house were in the high 70s at midnight last night.

    Is this the end of winter?

    Was the Groundhog wrong?

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  12. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    There will be another snow storm in March. There always is one. Especially since I took my snow tires off. So, we will be burning wood again before the end of the winter. The 75 degrees yesterday was just a tease. But it was nice out on the golf course in shorts!
  13. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    We have one more night worth of wood left. Be bought our house a couple months ago, and there was two cord there. Got a grapple load on its way in a week or two. So for the rest of the year, its propane forced hot air.

    First time with a wood stove, and we absolutely love it. It'll be 70º with the propane and we have a sweatshirt on. Another night it'll be 68º with the woodstove and we're in t-shirts. So weird.
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  14. Sno Dawg

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    Hey Smokel -
    Post pics of your setup. What kind of woodstove do you have??

    BTW my wife and I agree with you 100% that woodstove heat is the best!!!

    Even when we dogsled, we always pack a woodstove to heat the tent. Picture below is my wife and our friend Franco making polenta after a long day of dogsledding.
    Check out the legs on the woodstove.

    The second picture is how the woodstove fits on a toboggan dogsled.
    Tent and stove all pack up nicely for travel and we do day trips out of basecamp.
    We eat like kings at night and carry light lunches and big thermoses of hot tea on the sleds.

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    OMG, the pics didn’t show up!
  16. Schmokel

    Schmokel I got peed on today.

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    Its a Jotul 500. Nothing fancy. Haven't lived in our house yet when there hasn't been snow, but I'm excited to see what I have for firewood in my backyard:

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    Schmokel,
    I have dreams about forests and firewood like that! OMG!!

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  18. Moto Jimmy

    Moto Jimmy Making the transition

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    I just converted my old oil-fired boiler into a wood stove. I just have to pipe the flue to the chimney. I wanted something for redundancy in an emergency situation, keep the pipes from freezing type thing. The new gas-fired on-demand boiler is in the background. The electronics scare me... it works great until it doesn't.

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  19. Sno Dawg

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    Hey Moto Jimmy,
    That is a work of art! It really does look like some sort of steampunk woodstove!

    I bet you end with a recliner and a small table to hold your beer/bourbon in front of it. There is nothing more soothing that watching a fire and feeling the heat after a long day of work or a day outside.

    Beautiful work!

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  20. Sno Dawg

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    Steampunk woodstoves!
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