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Calling it good for the season
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:31:32 PM »

Shutting it down for the winter and turning on the mrcool heat pumps. I might put a fire in it if it gets super cold for to long just to keep it from freezing but calling it good with 2 cords of split left.
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 04:35:41 PM »

I keep burning all year . I heat my pool and hot water. We usually start swimming in April  and swim till October .
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 05:37:48 PM »

I still have about a cord left.  It was in the 70's today.  I'll probably stop burning once this cord is gone, even if it snows and gets cold again. 
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 07:05:59 PM »

I've considered shutting down this summer, but am concerned about the condensate forming on every uninsulated surface in the humid mornings. I know there was so much condensate that had formed last year before the initial startup that water was dripping from the underside, the firebox was not much shy of a pond as well.

On the second though, it is nice to have a dry basement garage since the manifold is down there, even if it does hit 120 degrees in the summer.

Looks like I will have gone through 12 cords by the first complete year.
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 07:12:56 PM »

Boilers will only be allowed to operate from Oct. 1 through April 30 per the town charter. I am hoping to average 4 cord a year of wood I buy, with a few cord of junk wood from around the house. I am getting way better mileage out of the log pile with my new thermostat setup.
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 10:46:12 PM »

Boilers will only be allowed to operate from Oct. 1 through April 30 per the town charter. I am hoping to average 4 cord a year of wood I buy, with a few cord of junk wood from around the house. I am getting way better mileage out of the log pile with my new thermostat setup.

Indiana Law only allows a OWB to be used from September 15th to May 15th, Which kinda surprises me, I never figured they’d be so liberal on the actual days of use.
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 01:08:47 AM »

I'm burning all summer cleaning up scraps, no law here in VA.
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 07:07:35 AM »

14 degrees here this morning so we will be burning for a few more weeks.
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 05:13:41 AM »

How old is your bl 2840?
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 10:43:20 AM »

Shut ours down this morning, ran 4 1/2 months this year, new record for us.  Typically it's about 3 1/2 months.
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 03:44:26 PM »

We've been teetering at mid 40's highs and low 20's lows for a few weeks now- it's too warm to let it run all day because it idles for 14 hours, but too cold to shut it down at night or it'll be 50 in the house in the morning. I'd been just killing the power to the stove in the morning and firing it back up at night, but it's now been off for 3 days as it's 66 today but 45 tomorrow and then low-mid 30's for the next week with 6-39" of snow coming Thursday depending which channel you watch, so I'll light it back up tomorrow night probably. I have 2 cord left in the shed, so there will be enough to last until June if it stays 30 but I'm thinking 2 more weeks, tops, before it gets and stays warm
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2019, 06:21:27 AM »

Still burning that C375 wreckit? I'd like to swap out for a new unit this summer if I get time. Waiting to see what's coming in new models.
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2019, 06:03:54 PM »

Still burning that C375 wreckit? I'd like to swap out for a new unit this summer if I get time. Waiting to see what's coming in new models.

Yup, had a really busy fall and far too much going on so I never ended up swapping to a Crown as intended. Don't think I'm going to either, as I added another 1600 sq ft for a total of 6000 and will be insulating another 800 next year to keep above freezing and the C surprised me again with consumption this year and ran about 9 cord through so far with 2.5-3 of them being total garbage softwood. Next time I buy a boiler, if that ever happens, will likely be a gasser as much as I hate the idea of caving to peer pressure lol. I'm wheeling and dealing on some acreage down the road that I'd like to build a new 7200 sq ft shop on but will be doing geothermal there if it works out. Hoping I'm out of the wood burning game within the next couple years
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2019, 04:40:34 AM »

Then you'll need a small chip burner and you can stop hand loading...  Lol.
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Re: Calling it good for the season
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2019, 07:21:21 PM »

Lol now you're pushing it! We're finally set up for block wood after 15 years of burning, will NOT be switching to chips. 75 miles away I could get all the arborist chips I want but even though all the tree trimmers live in my area, they can't bring chips home as it's illegal to cross county lines with them
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