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New here. Love wood heat!
« on: June 07, 2018, 01:45:26 PM »
Hi Folks, New here.  Have heated my house with wood every winter for the past 40 years.  My Wif and I have a real love for this type of heat.  We have a large Country T top wood stove.  We have a well insulated house and mild (normally) winters here in western WA so we only burn 3-3.5 cords a year.  Last power outage lasted 5 days and between the stove and generator we carried on as usual.  We usually burn fir but will make due with what ever is free and close.  Last year I got about 6 cords of madrona, locust and cherry as well as several cords of old growth fir.  I usually split by hand but finally got a splitter.  What a difference.  I may even sell a few cords as more wood becomes available. I have a small (very) welding shop as a hobby as well as a CNC plasma cutter to keep me busy and out of bars and picking fights (just kidding).  This is a nice forum to examine other peoples experiences with wood heat from the casual user to the big time cutter seller!  Look foreword to a lot of interesting reading and sharing. Will post some photos when I figure out how.   RK 
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Re: New here. Love wood heat!
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 04:46:14 PM »
Greetings and welcome.

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Re: New here. Love wood heat!
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 05:38:26 PM »
Welcome a board. ;D I am building a new 2 story house, and definitely installing a wood furnace. :) Winter up here is cold on the glaciers. Makes the black flies grow bigger 'cause they incubate longer. :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: New here. Love wood heat!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 08:24:23 PM »
Metalwrkr
We enjoy wood heat also I burn about 15 cords a year to heat my house and my shop. I use a Garn to burn my wood in. Welcome to the forum. There is a lot of good folks on here. Hope you have a good and safe summer. 

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Re: New here. Love wood heat!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 05:46:33 AM »
Hello and welcome
Last winter we burned more wood than usual but went through probably 13-14 cords heating a large a turn of century farm house, domestic water and shop. We have both a 4400 Woodmaster and a Jotel insert in a hard to heat addition to the house.  My shop equipment is a mix of woodworking(very armature) welding and machine shop. Keeps me out of the house, and married ;)
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Re: New here. Love wood heat!
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2018, 09:44:27 PM »
 woodworking(very armature) welding and machine shop. Keeps me out of the house, and married ;)
:D Me too!
welcome metalwrkr.

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Re: New here. Love wood heat!
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2018, 12:40:09 PM »
Welcome, Metalwrkr.
Only Wood is used to heat our home. Usually burn 15- 20 "Face" (all Hardwood), depending on how balmy the winter is here in Northern Michigan.
Throw it in a Vogelzhang Forced- Air add on that doesn't go out from November though April.
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Re: New here. Love wood heat!
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2018, 08:12:46 PM »
Welcome Metalwrkr!

There is a fabrication thread you may find interesting.

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2018, 11:03:08 PM »
We have a 15 year old blaze king in North Idaho; it burns around 4 to 4 1/2 cords a year; we use it 95% of the time.  The electric goes on only occasionally.   Up in the mountains, it gets some Summer time usage here, and there.


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