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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2014, 07:53:50 PM »
Garret I'd say that's darn good for 4200sqft!

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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2014, 03:52:11 AM »
I have burned about 1/2 cord so far and I started running the stove mid September  :D

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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2014, 07:11:52 AM »
200 year old cape, Somewhat insulated 1500 sq/ft  and I have burned in the OWB 1 cord since last week October till now and about a 1/2 cord of small round wood in the kitchen Jotul 602. Thats about right for me 1 to 1 1/2 cords a month. Last year was more though with the colder longer winter.
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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2014, 09:23:37 AM »
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not quite a wheel barrow full a day to heat 1500 sq keeping in 70 -90+ degrees.... Typically we stay so warm I don't turn on thermostats, and quite often shut off zones completely.
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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2015, 10:34:50 PM »
I'm burning, I estimate, somewhere around 2 cords of pine slabs and old boards a week. So that would probably be about a cord of hardwood, so I'm probably double what you are burning. I don't plan on burning too much hardwood, so I won't know exactly what it would take. I suspect that big chunks of hardwood would last longer than the thin pine slabs and boards I'm burning now. I do have a bunch of pine logs that are junk, and I think I'll only process them enough to get them through the door without injuring myself, I bet that will last longer.

I cut up some slabs this afternoon. I cut them all 42" long. This was two loads on the forks, so (42"x48"x36")2=2/3 cord, which should last 3 days, so just over 2 cords for a cold week.

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Boards and slabs seem to burn pretty fast for me for sure.  I usually try to mix the load in my home built OWB with large and small dia. rounds of whatever species I can come up with.  boards are reserved for quick start-ups and making a small bed of coals to get the unsplit larger chunks burning. As for what I'm heating, I'm heating a two story brick farm house with poor insulation, and a milkhouse and parlor milking barn and two water heaters.  In warmer weather (30 to 45 degrees) I will go through about one cord every 10 days and when it gets below zero with winds I'll go through about a cord of good dry Oak about every three to four days. 
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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2015, 07:49:06 AM »
I'm heating 1200 square feet single story house with a ~30 year old Englander free standing wood stove. It has a catalytic converter, I've never replaced the cat just clean it.

This season so far I've burned 1.5 cords , all hardwood. If I ever replaced my windows that would probably be cut in half. These windows were bad when installed and are only getting worse. I can feel a draft as I type this.The house is always warm with a gentle breeze.

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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2015, 08:45:01 AM »
I have 1800 Sqft single story. I only have a trailer furnace for emergency (I haven't used it in over ten years). I have a wood cook stove in the kitchen and an old timberline in the living room.
I burn about 1 face cord a week no matter what temp outside.


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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2015, 09:30:47 PM »
Other than the cold snap here the past few weeks been mild here burning maybe a cord and half a month. I'm averaging about 10 cord a year, and my house is about 2000 sq ft. Poorly insulated also. My stove will burn forever on green oak and go through seasoned wood like a fat kid with cake
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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2015, 04:02:39 AM »
None..... its stinking hot here 86F today (31 c). Cant wait for winter
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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2015, 09:05:34 AM »
I've been burning through it.  Since the New Year we've been through about six face cord but we've had some fairly cold weather too.  It also doesn't help that if it falls below 75 in the house the family complains that it's cold so the average temp is 80 plus.  They wouldn't survive a winter of heating with anything other than wood.
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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2015, 12:57:01 PM »
I'm burning about a cart and a half per day or 1/2 to 2/3 of a bucket on my tractor (5' long bucket)

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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2015, 10:20:22 PM »
Been burning since Oct 1st, and have gone through  10 face (3.33 full cord).

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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2015, 09:04:58 AM »
Been burning since Oct 1st, and have gone through  10 face (3.33 full cord).
That seems pretty good! I think I've been roughly through the same amount and I didn't start burning until November.

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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2015, 01:04:51 PM »
So far this winter has been pretty mild, and I have been keeping the house cool, at 63.
I didn't have as good of year wood collecting as I would have liked, and only ended up with 6 full cord, so have been trying to be careful with usage this year.

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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2015, 01:26:04 PM »
My wife likes it warm... we are at 72 degrees for the most part.  ::)

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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2015, 10:13:12 PM »
I cut and split maybe 2/3 of a ric (ric, face cord, 1/3 of a cord, whatever ya wanna call it) on Sunday,  was cold when I got home so I turned up the heat, been 78-80f since then and will burn all that I cut in 4 days. Right on track, equates to 10.01 cords......
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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2015, 03:41:52 PM »
Have had the boiler lit since beginning of October, 1800 sq ft house kept @ 72, 1400 sq ft shop @ 55 and have burned just shy of 7 cords this year. Mostly oak, some ash & maple. As long as I can keep the wood relatively dry, seems to last pretty good. 

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Re: How much wood are you burning?
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2015, 07:38:50 AM »
This southerner is chiming in and lowering the ante. ;D I burn about 2 rows from my shed.

 
That's about 1 cord per row. I stack it 16' long, 6' high and firewood length can vary from 12" to 24".
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