Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by nettle, Nov 30, 2019.
A recent new thread asking about millenials heating with wood got me to wondering.
not me too old so is the wife, oil and propane
My folks switch to a coal stove several years ago, retired the wood stove, it was ~30 years old and needed to be replaced. My Dad had built it from a 275 gal tank, door off I'm not sure, maybe a coal boiler (was cast iron and heavy).
The coal stove is like a pellet stove, feeds with an auger, so my Dad fills a hopper and emptys the ash every day or two.
Wood heat in the cabin.
Stove is a Osburn
A few young redneck boys around here burn wood. I Watched a couple of young brothers cut and load a pickup load of locust in about 45 minutes.
I know of a few.
About half of my winter heat. Like the wood, but like having the gas furnace come on at 3 am and I don’t have to get up and stoke it....
me 1950 model.
About 1/2 or little more of my heat is from wood. 1956 model.
Boomer 1960......100% wood heat for me.
My folks still burn with wood. Have been since they got married in 77’. My father had a bad accident about 7 or 8 years ago where he shattered both heels and had to have them reconstructed with rods, pins and screws. I’ve got to hand it to the guy, he doesn’t give up. Still works full time in his mid sixties and does big projects on the side. (Currently developing a 40 acre Parcel into lots). He’s like the energizer bunny. Hope I’m like that at his age.
1950 model here.
I have been heating with wood since 1980 and enjoy it all. Running the saws, splitting and burning, stacking is getting old. But sometimes I get help with that from the grandchildren. They like camp fires and parties. So I say one hand washes the other you guys need wood you help me out when needed.
You all have a Merry Christmas.
Yes, I am a BOOMER! Started heating with wood when I was around 23. Propane provider charged me $1.69 a gallon, when everyone was charging $.99-1.09 around us.
54 model here, been heating w/ wood since married in '76. Also cut for both my sil's, retired, so have the time to do it with ease now!!!!!
Being retired makes it more like a hobby to me.
I am on the tail end of the Boomers. 60 model. Have been heating with wood on and off since 84. Put a Garn in 10 years ago and been heating with wood only since. Had a leak on the Garn earlier this year and almost gave up on wood. Fixed the Garn and got it back on line. Bought some propane this year for the first time in 10 years. I run the Garn year around to heat domestic water. I still have pastures to clean up so I will kept burning wood for a while. I burn 15-20 cord a year.
'53 model here. Probably 90% wood heat, burn maybe 90 gallons of oil a year. Burn about 3 cords a year. Won't begin to claim its cost effective but keeps me moving.
You ether work a regular job and pay for gas or electric, or you do the labor yourself and heat with wood. You stay in better shape by making your own firewood. No mater how you heat it all cost money or labor.
The beauty of wood heat is you don't depend on electric power or gas delivery, so I can stay worm without depending on someone else.
Did wood for a lot of years while I worked and traveled extensively. Didn't want to pay for the oil.
I work 2 full time jobs, around 120hrs a week, house is heated with wood.
My parents are 80 and still heat with wood. Ive been using wood since 1980. My son is 27 and heats with wood.
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