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

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

  1. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    Nice... I like the OSHA approved Jesus-Jumpers....

    What are you using for a blasting media?? or are you using brushes and a drill??
  2. Death Dealer

    Death Dealer Been here awhile

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    Anyone heating and cooking with wood?

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    This is the Silent Flame by Long that came with the house.

    I have to cut the logs in half, because it's relatively big- but doesn't like logs over 18".

    I don't keep it going 24/7- usually only on weekends, and the occasional week day.

    We all enjoy it- especially the dogs 'n cats. :lol3
  4. ZaethDekar

    ZaethDekar Been here awhile

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    When I was growing up my family had a nice large fireplace as our only source of heat. Then we had to move and didn't have another fireplace until we built my parents house. At this time we only really have it going in the evenings or on the weekends when we are having a nice time inside.

    Bought wood maybe 3 years ago (2 courts) and still have half of it left. Granted we also have electric heat in a low power cost area.
  5. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  6. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican Supporter

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    Dammit A-Bone, because of you I'm gonna have to have one of these stoves. I would have been perfectly happy with a run of the mill stove till I saw yours. We'll probably build in the next year or two and I'll just have to bite the bullet because that stove is a work of art. We'll be living on 17 acres of Oak, so wood isn't a problem, splitting it is though.
  7. Piston

    Piston Long timer

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    RedRocker,
    I would also recommend the Fireview. I got my installed this past fall and have used it quite a bit so far this winter. I love it!
  8. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican Supporter

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    Thanks for the info, I can add you to the list of responsible people. :lol3
  9. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    We put in a fireview this fall. We've wanted one for a few years and couldn't pass up the 30% tax credit this year. We stopped at the factory while on vacation and my wife picked out one with real nice marbling in the soapstone.
    We've heated with wood for 18 years and let them burn for 5 months straight.
    All the wood burned is whatever dies on our property.
  10. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican Supporter

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    I might have to vacation up that way when we're ready. It would
    be nice to pick out the one you want.
  11. A-Bone

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    No sales tax in NH!!!

    They had a whole selection when we went to pick it up... due to the natural variations in the marbling of the soapstone, there were plenty of options...

    Great stove... and it really is even better looking in person..
  12. RedRocker

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    And it's only 1800 miles from here, I'd better ride the KLR. :lol3
  13. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    The stove will weigh about as much as the bike... they are 485lbs.

    Getting our stove in the house was the challenge... my wife and I managed but it could easily have gone badly.. we are lucky that I could back the tail gate of the truck up to the front of the house... it was just about the right height... except when my fat ass and the stove got to the end of the tail gate the springs compressed about 3" :lol3...

    I was most concerned that we would damaged the grouting in the kitchen with all that weight on two small wheels when setting it... we lucked out and didn't damage it... In hind-sight I should have used plywood to distribute the weight...
  14. MudWalker

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    I paid some local boys to move my Equinox in......they had experience moving this particular stove. At 689 lbs plus the pallet it was an interesting afternoon. They used 4" PVC pipes as rollers and made it look easy, Money well spent, that thing is a heavy beast.
  15. RedRocker

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    That's good to know, thanks for tip.
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    Sasquatch Banned

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    Considering a pellet stove for the basement of our tri-level. There is a fireplace down there already, but without any type of insert. My only concern is mounting a large screen LCD or Plasma TV on the wall up above the fireplace, this room doubles as my theater room.
  17. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    I'd think twice about that too. The heat from our woodstove has popped the seals on our skylights twice.
  18. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Banned

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    I am still at the considering point. These are questions that need to be answered. I know the pellet stove can be turned down so it is not so hot, but ti may still be a deal breaker.
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    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    I cut our own wood here on our property, so I know what my costs are. (My time is cheap.)
    I've always wondered what kind of payback there was with buying a pellet stove, pipe, and pellets at whatever the market may charge. I assume they all go out if the power does? Considering you still have the labor of buying, hauling, stacking, and loading the pellets, is it really worth it? I't's certainly less work than what I do. Just wondering...
  20. Dave

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    Huh. My Jotul 3 sits in the mouth of my fireplace, and my Sharp LCD big screen sits above the mantle. I regularly have both fired up without any problems at all.
    Granted, I don't run the stove full blast. If I did, the room would get uncomfortably warm. I also have a ceiling fan in the room which I usually turn on low to help distribute the heat to other rooms.

    The TV will probably take the heat better than you believe it will. I've watched TV with the temps well into the 90s in the summer, and it was OK. My living room doesn't get nearly that hot in the winter with the stove on.