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Old 12-23-2008, 08:50 PM   #11
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not hard to heat with wood only. BTW we would turn the old stoves completely down over night and in the morning open the vents and the fire would start again. open the door and shove a couple logs and get it stoked. when the fire was burning nice we would close the vents and get the embers glowing. when we came home same thing. problem is now these new stoves dont let you do this.
I have a very small new stove. Shut down all the way it still stays hot over night. I can almost start the fire from the coals alone in the morning. With a larger stove and larger logs I would imagine it is very possible.

I remember when my parents had a wood burning furnace that would take 25"+ long logs that were about 14+" diameter. You could fit several of those logs and would still have a decent fire in the morning. I do not miss the loads and loads of firewood we cut and split back then.

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:52 PM   #12
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not hard to heat with wood only. BTW we would turn the old stoves completely down over night and in the morning open the vents and the fire would start again. open the door and shove a couple logs and get it stoked. when the fire was burning nice we would close the vents and get the embers glowing. when we came home same thing. problem is now these new stoves dont let you do this.
some stoves are EPA exempt and you can still bank them and shut the vents down to burn all night and day. The ones with catalytic converters need to be run hot or they plug up. I used to heat my house with a King wood/coal stove and the oil burner rarely went on . I miss the coal load it once a day with 80lbs and let it work. This pellet stove sucks they say it has the same BTU per hour My a** thing runs at high and the oil burner goes on a few times at night and during the day.
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I have a very small new stove. Shut down all the way it still stays hot over night. I can almost start the fire from the coals alone in the morning. With a larger stove and larger logs I would imagine it is very possible.

I remember when my parents had a wood burning furnace that would take 25"+ long logs that were about 14+" diameter. You could fit several of those logs and would still have a decent fire in the morning. I do not miss the loads and loads of firewood we cut and split back then.

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My old stove would take 36" logs I would stack unsplit logs and fill the gaps with split wood. In the morning I still had a nice hot bed of coals and it would start right up. Just a word of warning if you do the all night thing make sure you burn the fire hot for a while the next day ... Better to burn off a little creosote than chance a raging chimney fire .... Yup coal is looking better and better to me next spring this pellet stove and what ever remains of the pellets are going on Graigslist ... I still have 28 feet of metalbestos SS pipe from my old stove
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Here's my stove


I heat with wood, and the house furnace set at 60 as backup, only when the temps are in the teens or lower. Otherwise, pilot to furnnace is off. I heat a 2 br, 1 bath ranch.

Check out this site:
Hearth.com - Information on Gas Fireplaces, Wood Stoves, Gas Logs, Pellet Stoves, Fireplaces, Chimneys and Hearth Products

I have been a member there since 2006, it's a great bunch of guys and like here, you will get a good answer to your questions.
I am NJTomatoguy there also.
Hope this helps.
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Here's my stove


I heat with wood, and the house furnace set at 60 as backup, only when the temps are in the teens or lower. Otherwise, pilot to furnnace is off. I heat a 2 br, 1 bath ranch.

Check out this site:
Hearth.com - Information on Gas Fireplaces, Wood Stoves, Gas Logs, Pellet Stoves, Fireplaces, Chimneys and Hearth Products

I have been a member there since 2006, it's a great bunch of guys and like here, you will get a good answer to your questions.
I am NJTomatoguy there also.
Hope this helps.
Bob
I just joined that forum to get some info on a problem with the pellet stove...Hopefully the rep from England stove works gets back to me.
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Once we get the stove on we can heat our house soley on the stove, we burn wood. But there is no way our stove still has hot embers in it the next morning. If we don't keep the wood fed it will lose any hopes of restarting on its own in about 2 hours. We don't feel comfortable going to bed with a blazing stove anyway, usually feel ok when it is down to a few flames. I guess we have a different stove. Even so, on weekdays we get up and go to work, not start a fire before going to work. Even so we would return 10 hours later, stove would be cold as ice. I have a 125g saltwater fishtank, I can't afford for the house to get too cold.

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[QUOTE=NJTomatoguy;1025251]Here's my stove


I heat with wood, and the house furnace set at 60 as backup, only when the temps are in the teens or lower. Otherwise, pilot to furnnace is off. I heat a 2 br, 1 bath ranch.

That is my point, he said he heats his house soley with the stove, you like me have a backup so the pipes won't freeze.

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I have a very small new stove. Shut down all the way it still stays hot over night. I can almost start the fire from the coals alone in the morning. With a larger stove and larger logs I would imagine it is very possible.

I remember when my parents had a wood burning furnace that would take 25"+ long logs that were about 14+" diameter. You could fit several of those logs and would still have a decent fire in the morning. I do not miss the loads and loads of firewood we cut and split back then.

Craig

Wow, 25" by 14" is huge; I couldn't even get one end in. Sure you don't mean circumference? That must be a huge stove. A stove that big burning good and hot would probably spontaneously combust my house.
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[QUOTE=jgln;1025287]Wow, 25" by 14" is huge; I couldn't even get one end in.

I just realized this might make it in the memorable quotes thread.

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Wow, 25" by 14" is huge; I couldn't even get one end in.
Got it!

Just kidding,
What town in South Jersey?
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