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The wood burning outside furnace is gone
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Les    Posted 09-01-2004 at 18:33:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sure was a good ideer when I put it in and my son and I were doing it together. Since his divorce, it all fell to this old man and I was unwilling to do what it took to put 30 to 40 cords of wood up that smokestack.
Now when I'm half asleep in the chair this winter, I won't have to haul my boots back on, get dressed and head outside in whatever conditions to feed that thing. I can just go to bed.

BOSS    Posted 09-02-2004 at 04:08:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
WE just finished cutting up last years load we never dipped into. Got about 6 cords there. I will be ordering another semi of wood soon. I am building a leanto over all the wood this year so I don't have to fight a tarp and the snow again. Every year I make it easier and easier to load and heat the house.

Willy-N    Posted 09-01-2004 at 21:01:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats allmost 10 years of wood heat for me and I heat from early October to late April into May sometimes with wood and no other sourse of heat! A bad winter is 4 1/2 cords good year 3 cords and it gets 11 below Zero sometimes around here and 80 below wind chills. I heat a 1,680 sq ft house with a 12 X 12 x 22 inch wood box Air Tight been using it for allmost 18 years too. Mark H.

marlowe    Posted 09-01-2004 at 19:21:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
30 to 40 cords ???? i sure would get rid of it to.i heat two big old farm houses and a 30x50 shop 24-7 from about 1st of ? and never use over 6 and most is just shi- wood and pallets. i have a johnson little john and we live in wi.

screaminghollow    Posted 09-01-2004 at 18:45:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well darn, I just bought one and figure to have it hooked up by Oct.

It would irk the dickens out of me to pay them Arabs anymore than necessary fer oil.

KatG    Posted 09-01-2004 at 19:41:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We just got a wood burning heating also...we use to always burn wood but after hubby's back operation we had a heat pump..After seeing how things were heading we bought a New Englander wood heater...Propane here is $1.79 a gal....and this is Arkansas..not too bad of winters...KatG

Les    Posted 09-01-2004 at 18:55:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll be burning propane. I don't like oil.

30-40 cord?    Posted 09-01-2004 at 19:29:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

I'll pay you to come lay-by 4 a year for me, and I'll have some left most winters...


That dang outside furnace is not as efficient as the salesman wants you to think...

Salmoneye, The So Far Woodless If You Don't Count The 2 Cord Of Butternut That Is Ready To Burn...

Les    Posted 09-02-2004 at 03:07:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup. If I'da sold that wood, I couldda bought enough erl or propane to heat both places and had money left over.

JDK    Posted 09-01-2004 at 19:48:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Even "stove cord",thats a mess o' wood.I know folks heatin big 4-5 bedroom homes w/Outdoors here in WI with 20-25 stove cord(4-5 cord)of 24".

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