Wood Burning Season is Upon (Some of) Us

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  1. Lemmy

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    It's been getting kinda chilly here the past few nights and we had our first fire of the season Friday night. Last year I bought some of those compressed wood "bricks" for burning. They are about $200 per pallet with a pallet being roughly equivalent to a cord of traditional firewood. I used about a pallet and a half last winter burning most any night I was home. They are a little more expensive than firewood around these parts BUT they light easy, no bugs, are cleaner and can be neatly stored in the attached garage so I think they are worth the extra $$$$$. Plus they burn cleaner so there is less wood stove maintenance. There is nothing like relaxing by a nice fire.

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    ......and the puppies love it as well.....

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    we didn't turn the heat on last year.
     
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    How many would it take to burn a witch using the bricks?

    About 130 lbs.
     
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    I'll let you know before Halloween.
     
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    I have about 4 cords cut since the spring, and two stoves...Homey dont pay no gas bill
     
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    I thought about trying those bricks but my PE Spectrum burns so fucking hot already so I'm nervous those will runaway on me. My stack temps hover around 900F with oak.
     
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    My AC runs damn near all year. F'ing Florida.
     
  8. Lemmy

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    We have propane for heat so I like to burn as much as possible. I miss splitting firewood oddly enough.
     
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    He who splits his own wood, warms his self twice and all that
     
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    I love our fireplace. Cozy! :wub:

    Elvis loves it as well.

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    I have 1/2 cord of oak left over from last season. Stuff is burning like a dream after being in the garage all summer
     
  12. Lemmy

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    Good for Elvis! We have to pull our one dog away now and then because he nearly cooks himself.
     
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    I have no idea what a "PE Spectrum" is but the bricks are supposed to be safe for anything that burns wood. If anything I think they burn a touch cooler than the oak we burned a few years ago and they are very consistent.
     
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    Do they smell like real wood? That is part of the ambiance of a fire for me...
     
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    They are "real wood". They are just compressed hardwood sawdust. When we burn them outside you can smell 'em but we have a wood burning stove inside so not much smell there no matter what we burn.
     
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    Just a brand of stove that burns hotter than lucifer. If I put soft wood in there it goes bananas. Burns way to fast and hot. I think I have too much draft cause my chimney is too high.
     
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    Ours keeps the whole place nice and toasty no matter how cold it is outside. Good insulation and the log walls means I can throw a brick or two on just before going to bed and the furnace won't kick on until well into the following morning. Saves us a ton on propane!
     
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    I wish we had a fireplace.
     
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    Fireplaces actually reduce the amount of heat in your home, and that stove is POS. Just sayin.
     
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    Homey's wife does a LOT of dusting. I know guys who have done that... For a few years... Then they decide they want to get laid again... know wut um sayin?