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Author Topic: Calling it good for the season  (Read 170 times)

hoardac

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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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