Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by H-Ranch, Dec 28, 2017.
Best of both worlds
Bonnet? We call it a touque, but to each his own. I call what you wear smart layering and I do the same.
I was thinking about a OWB but after reading a lot of post and other stuff on the wood useage I settled for my inside burner, England 28 3500. store two weeks worth of wood during noramal temp days.
Run the tractor right to the door out side even.
and load the furnace in my BVD's and bare feet.
I have a friend in the UP with a OWB, Ideal set up but I think he had close to $10,000 in the set up. He built a pole barn and attched it to his house with a hall way. his wood burner is in there and two years worth of wood, his tractors and truck also reside in there. It is always warm and dry when he goes out to fill the wood burner.
He still insists party dry wood burns better in his burner too.
I wouldn't give up my OWB. Granted I do still run my open fireplace to get the "fire" effect seems to make the wife a little frisky!! Each to their own but Del from Georgia I don't think that stove would heat my 3800sq ft house in sub zero weather...but it is beautiful...and in Georgia an OWB I would imagine would be extreme overkill. Each of us have different needs and reasons of why/how we heat. Nice to see how many still utilize wood as a fuel.
I'm also a fan of Kinco gloves...seem to last as long as any others and pretty decent insulation in the cold, at a very reasonable price.
We call it a bonnet in northern Maine. Dunno.
When I joined the USAF it took me a few years to learn all the "english". Now when I go visit I get "you talk funny"
I speak fluent Appalachian English. Some words are just easier to pronounce if you have a dip of snuff in your lip.
I know, whenever I travel around I think it's neat to hear the different dialects of English.
I don't take offence, I celebrate our differences. It's fun.
I'm not buying this I like the cold weather bravado that many clam to have. If you like the cold so much, why are you producing so much wood to stay warm?
Why do you dress in layers till you can't move to stay warm?
Lets face it, cold weather sucks. It makes your hands and feet hurt, your nose constantly runs, at least till your snot freezes. You constantly have to take layers on and off, depending on activity level. It slows down work activity and production. You gotta winterize everything. And worst of all, the babes don't wear bikinis when it too cold.
not as cold here in TN as it is up north, although it did get down in the single digits here a couple of nights last week. My indoor Englander wood stove has served me well for 37 seasons. I guess it has paid for itself. I hooked the water up to it several years ago. We keep it pretty hot in the house. I move wood in a weeks worth at a time with a pallet jack, park it in the garage, and get it out through a pass thru door in the den right by the stove. Keeps the mess to a minimum. 3.5 to 4 cords will heat the house all winter. Not knocking them, but how mush wood does the average OWB use in a winter?
Wore shorts and tshirt Thursday. Long pants and tshit Friday. Cleaned out the closet and got everything on today. Weather cant see to make up her mind
I plan on 9 cords - some years it's more, some it's less. That includes a good amount of pine, cedar, willow, and punky wood that many wood snobs would turn their noses up at. I would dare say i could heat my house on 4 cord in the OWB if it was in Tennessee.
Yes, you can burn some rough looking wood that I wouldn't want to bring into the house.
My daughter and son in law have a OWB in VA. There is a lot less work in processing a cord for him than there is for me. If he can pick it up and get it thru the door, it is small enough to burn. I like um a little smaller. There are advantages on both sides.
I dont cull nothing. If it burns, it goes in the stack. Currently burning a mix of white oak, maple, sour wood, dogwood, bradford pair, white pine, yellow pine, popular, birch and even some left over building material. I pile the rounds in a pile, split and stack as I come to it, no sorting of preferred woods. I do sort by size when I put it in the basement. One rack gets the slivers and splinters, and the other rack get the large splits. I also mix and match when I put it in the stove, biggest pieces I can fit and then fill in the gaps with the smaller junk. It all burns and puts out heat.
Kinco has been around a long time.A good durable glove or mitten.If you buy their mitten,or any leather mitten for that matter,get them big enough to put in an insert.
If Trump is all that ,what's that make Trudeau?I mean aside from being a liberal!
I plan on 10 cord a year for my OWB...I'm heating 3800 sq. ft. along with DHW. I sure appreciate not having to haul into the house. A perfect wood burning scenario doesn't exist, for myself the OWB is about as close as I can get for my situation.
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