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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz Axxemann View Post
    I live in an apartment. If the boiler craps out in the dead of winter, the whole building is hooped. If the power is still on, I'll run the oven. If everything dies, well... Saddle up and head out to mom & dad's cabin, because what's going on at my place is probably going on at their house too.
    Our building used to run out of oil. No oil, no boilers. I think someone was stealing it. Before I moved, 2 water lines burst up above me. Then one next to me. Can only imagine the mold in it now.
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    And there she be. Got the all clear from the inspector tonight. The new stove is good to go. I've been lapping up the heat here in the basement all night. Without any fans going, I got upstairs up to 23C without any trouble at all. The air exchange up and down the stairs is pretty incredible to see when I do a few puffs on my vaporizer. 2 moving parts, both of which are pretty much bullet proof. If the furnace konks out or we have a long term power outage...no problem....got that s--t covered. Oh...and the ammo can is my ash can.


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    I run 100% on wood heat, using a blaze king catalytic stove. What a great piece of hardware, I've squeaked out 30 hour burns with the damper right down, the cat really cuts the smoke down and keeps the chimney clean at low levels. This year I'm going to install an outdoor intake pipe to help balance the air pressure in the house.

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    Coleman dual fuel stove. It'll run on most anything. Look it up and read the reviews; worth having one on the shelf...........just in case. Just mpo.

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    Wood stove update

    I've had the new wood stove in for a while now, and thought I'd throw and update out there for any who might be interested.

    Make/model: Englander 30NC - sold as Timber Ridge in Canada

    I have to say, I'm very impressed with the stove. On initial start up, it does smoke until things get rocking and it gets up to temperature. From dead cold, that takes about 10 minutes. How you stack your wood plays in important roll in how it burns due to the little air inlet right at the bottom center near the door. It shoots air right at the base of your wood. Ideally, that superheats the coals at the bottom and carries burnt and unburnt wood gas to the back of the stove if you've left a small gap in between your pieces of wood. That in turn goes up the back, and moves along the top of the stove toward the front. As it does this, extremely hot air comes in through the secondary burn tubes, and burns any remaining wood gas. It's a very efficient and clean burning system. When it reaches the front of the stove, it can get past the baffle board, goes back across the top of the stove, right against the metal, before going up the stove pipe at the rear. The top of these things gets pretty screaming hot. 700F+.

    Over all, I'm very happy with the unit. After the initial warm up on full blast with the door cracked open a bit, I close the door, and put the draft control back at least 2/3rds closed. Often, I just push it all the way back. The air is never totally shut off. At that point, it just sits there making heat, and there's no visible smoke coming out of the chimney. So far, the neighbors haven't reported smelling any smoke, so I call that a win.

    It will easily take the entire house from 19C to 23C within an hour. I've had it push the temp up to 26C on the main floor, just to see how hot I could get it. Outside temp was hanging just above OC.

    Oh..and I just got my gas bill. Last month it was $71. This month (colder), it was $67. That would be $6.44 in gas used, and the rest in service fees and taxes that there's no getting out of. Last year's bill for this month (last month I guess would be more accurate) was $125, so my wonderful little heat generator is starting to pay for itself, all be it slowly. Even if it wasn't saving me anything, I'd still have one. Nice to look at..nice to be beside after a day in the cold...invaluable if something happens to the furnace.
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    As someone who has heated primarily with wood for decades I would like to offer some insight gleaned from experience.

    Burn a small hot fire first, to heat your stove and pipes and get your draw working before stoking it up for a big burn. You won't have nearly the creosote build up you otherwise would and the efficiency of your wood burner will be better on the big burn.

    In case some don't know it, the real heating is done by the coals after the flames burn off all the undesirables in the wood...

    Happy heating!
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    Also..
    Whenever a flame touches a surface that is colder than the flame it causes incomplete combustion (burning stops) and soot and creosote also build up.
    Make sure the fire is small enough or the box is bit enough tat the flames never touch the sites or the top, otherwise you are wasting energy (wood) by sending unburnt hydrocarbons vapors up the chimney.

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    These are good things to know, I'm looking into buying a house that looks to have an EXCELLENT wood burning system and alternate water source. As of right now I'm renting a very insecure dump in a rougher part of town that's only been getting worse.

    Time to get the hell outta dodge and find a more secure location!

    As of right now I've only got the standard propane bbq. No additional heat sources are available. It an emergency, my only option is abandon ship.

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    My living room and stove could be a twin for Fallis Cowboy's. I have an enviro 1700, stacks of wood, a splitter and a wall full of axes.

    All set for whatever.
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