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#16 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted November 16, 2016 - 06:45 AM

 

Nothing beats a wood stove for taking the chill off. This reminds me, I need to split some wood and bring it inside.

Why is that ?  It does seem to take the dampness away quick .


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Posted November 16, 2016 - 07:51 AM

Nothing beats a wood stove for taking the chill off.

 

Yep, wood heat is the best! Even thought the floor registers would get to hot to stand on, burn your little tootsies :D


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Posted November 16, 2016 - 08:13 AM

I grew up with wood heat and haven't found anything that warms as well!


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Posted November 16, 2016 - 09:15 AM

My wife lived in OK while her dad was stationed in Lawton and had never seen snow till they moved back to OH when she was 16.

 

I haven't split any wood for heat since I was about 8 yo. Have split wood for campfires though.

 

That is a nifty idea on the vent hood.


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Posted November 16, 2016 - 05:36 PM

Like the repurposed equipment. Amazing what a small fan can do to spread the warmth. I like to set a box fan next to the wood stove to blow it around.
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Posted November 16, 2016 - 05:47 PM

I'm hoping this will 'collect' the heat and I can direct towards wherever I am working.

 

Most folks don't realize the tractor port is open on the South side. Not an enclosed garage, per se!


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Posted November 20, 2016 - 10:21 AM

I'll go out in a bit and get a fire going. Not only is the South end open, but the 'Tractor Port' is on the West end of the garage with a huge Pecan tree shading it from the Sun this time of year. Takes a while to warm it up so I feel kind of comfortable.

 

 

Changed my mind about the fire. I'll be back in here early afternoon to watch the Nascar race, so why waste the wood?


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Posted November 20, 2016 - 08:42 PM

Wood heat is radiant heat. That's why it feels so much warmer. The radiant heat is warming your body and the air is warmed via convection. Furnaces warm the air via convection. That's why when you face the stove or the fireplace it feels warmer than your backside even though the air in the room is very warm. And that's today's physics lesson.

One of the coolest wood stove accessories I've seen is an oven that goes in the flue pipe. It's a tube within a tube and the smoke and heat goes in the space between the tubes. You can bake a potato in about twenty minutes. We had one at a hunting camo I used to be in. If I ever find one for sale, I'm buying it.

I love a wood fire. When fuel oil went crazy in the 70s, Daddy took out a window, put in a flue and wood stove. He burned wood until neither my brother or I were around enough to help him get up wood.
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Posted December 06, 2016 - 05:57 PM

I'm getting a new heater for the shop. Well, new to me. It's a Suburban Coal heater, should do well for the fires I burn. Needs a little repair before installation, but nothing I can't handle. This is next on the list as it will be quite chilly the next few days.

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At least I can load this with a bit more wood!


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Posted December 07, 2016 - 05:17 PM

The 'new' heater is installed and got it's first fire this afternoon. Gonna be better than that 35 gallon drum for sure!


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Posted December 08, 2016 - 03:32 PM

Are you still running the hood over the top?


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Posted December 08, 2016 - 03:51 PM

Are you still running the hood over the top?

Yes! I went out today and built a fire to see what it would do. A little fine tuning and I'll be toasty out there! It likes a lot of wood in it, but if I put 'skirts' on the hood to go down part way on the stove, I'll be moving much hotter air. At least I know it will burn wood okay. If I close it down, the fire shuts down too. Guess I have to get into my lumberjack mode to have wood for it!


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