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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1275 on: January 25, 2014, 07:36:13 am »
Agnes couldn't have Bosco hogging all the heat.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1276 on: January 25, 2014, 07:37:31 am »
That's an impressive stove Brian, both of them.    :thumbs:
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1277 on: January 27, 2014, 07:37:06 am »
It's minus 10f at the moment, going down to minus 22f tonight (30 to 45 below with the wind tonight). Wind chill warning in effect till Wed morning.    :o
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1278 on: January 27, 2014, 07:39:18 am »
 :)  Sunday 55F/sunny 200 mile ride  :)

 :(  Today 15F tonight 0ish  :(
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1279 on: January 27, 2014, 10:54:47 am »
:)  Sunday 55F/sunny 200 mile ride  :)

 :(  Today 15F tonight 0ish  :(

Me too. Great riding over the weekend and now 7F and blowing.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1280 on: January 27, 2014, 11:06:38 am »
Yeah and it is all rolling east: 40+ outside at the moment, going to be 10 tonight and then three more days of cold (unusual cold).

Brian

:)  Sunday 55F/sunny 200 mile ride  :)

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1281 on: January 28, 2014, 06:59:18 am »
It's minus 14 at the moment with a wind chill near minus 35    :_shudder_Emoticon
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1282 on: January 28, 2014, 07:20:21 am »
It's minus 14 at the moment with a wind chill near minus 35    :_shudder_Emoticon


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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1283 on: January 28, 2014, 07:34:12 am »

 :o

Exactly J!

My poor dogs can hardly walk when they go outside. Well, two of the three anyways. Sookie has such thick fur, she even has fur growing out from between her toes and covering the bottoms of her feet. So she has no problems in the cold. She wants to play with the other two outside but they just want to come back in and that's it! I had to go out and rescue Bosco. She want deep into the back yard and her feet got so cold that she couldn't/wouldn't walk. 
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1284 on: January 28, 2014, 09:23:58 am »
So how are you making out with your woodstove in these extreme temps / windchills? I am about at the limit of mine- it will run all night, no problem, but not at a rate that will maintain the house at 70+. After a 9 or 10 hour burn, the house is between 65 and 69 depending on just how cold and windy it was overnight. The photo you put up looks like a Dutchwest, and I would not think it would hold enough wood to maintain an entire house at a comfy temp. overnight? Or do you get up and stoke it during the night?

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1285 on: January 28, 2014, 10:02:13 am »
Advice from a friend of mine.  He heats, exclusively, with a wood stove.

1) Temps near freezing, you need to put at least 10 gallons of water per day into the air.
2) Temps near 10F you need near 15 gallons per day.
3) Temps near or below zero, well, you get the idea.

Using his humidifier, as well as pots of water on the stove, he's been able to keep the humidity between 25%-30% and can keep his temps at or above the 70 mark...

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1286 on: January 28, 2014, 10:36:05 am »
Yeah, when I built this current stove, I put a 'water pot' inside the front 'V' of the stove- it holds 2.4 gallons of water. The actual water chamber is stainless steel and sits down inside the stove's volume so that no part of it is above the top line of the stove, very important as the stove is a top- load type.

I was just wondering how Conrad was making out with a 3 cu. ft. firebox and such low temps. I can hold a fire overnight (9 hour burn) easily enough (actual wood left, not just warm coals) but cannot do that and have the house maintain 70F or greater if the outside temp. is around -0-.

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Advice from a friend of mine.  He heats, exclusively, with a wood stove.

1) Temps near freezing, you need to put at least 10 gallons of water per day into the air.
2) Temps near 10F you need near 15 gallons per day.
3) Temps near or below zero, well, you get the idea.

Using his humidifier, as well as pots of water on the stove, he's been able to keep the humidity between 25%-30% and can keep his temps at or above the 70 mark...
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1287 on: January 28, 2014, 04:19:04 pm »
It's minus 14 at the moment with a wind chill near minus 35    :_shudder_Emoticon
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1288 on: January 28, 2014, 06:02:28 pm »
So how are you making out with your woodstove in these extreme temps / windchills? I am about at the limit of mine- it will run all night, no problem, but not at a rate that will maintain the house at 70+. After a 9 or 10 hour burn, the house is between 65 and 69 depending on just how cold and windy it was overnight. The photo you put up looks like a Dutchwest, and I would not think it would hold enough wood to maintain an entire house at a comfy temp. overnight? Or do you get up and stoke it during the night?

Brian

Good eye Brian. That is a Consolidated Dutchwest stove, Federal Airtight is the model line.

I've been making out pretty well. During the day the front section of the house stays around 72 -75 with the bedrooms around 60 or so. An hour or so before bedtime I'll be sure to get the stove set-up so that right before bed I'll have a really good bed of coals going. Then at bedtime I'll pack that baby as full of 22" logs as I possibly can. In the morning I'll still have some good coals to get it up to temp again. I normally only need the stove to last 7 hours at night before I feed it. I keep the thermostat for the gas furnace turned down to 60, just in case the stove gets too cool. With the higher than normal winds I have to close up the air dampers a bit otherwise I won't have a good long burn overnight.

I have a cast iron kettle that holds around 2 gals of water that I keep going on top of the stove. It keeps the house around 40% humidity.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #1289 on: January 28, 2014, 06:45:44 pm »
Weather was just to friggin' nice to take my truck!  Picked up a sweet Michelin "Desert Race" tire for the katOOm  ;D

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