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Old October 14th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Said to hell with heating my house with a gas furnace.

Well I am a heating and air conditioning tech and I just got sick of paying the price of heating with natural gas.

Got a nice little wood stove with a glass door for free, Threw up a class A chimney and now I am heating with wood. Went from keeping my house at a drafty 64 degrees to a balmy 75+ I won't be paying for firewood, just scavenge it here and there from friends and family property. So minus my own labor which I somehow find cutting firewood fun, I will be heating my house for free this year.

My little stove only burns a handful of logs a day. I think it will be a lot better than shelling out $250 or more a month to the rip off gas company

So far so good!
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Old October 14th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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I wish we could have a wood stove here.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #3
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2nd year with one. I love it. Makes living in the house a lot better when it is always warm. My house does not heat well with propane but with wood it is great.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #4
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Good luck a 5:00 in mornig when it's butt F-ing cold. Been there.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #5
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Im up at 4 everyday. no big deal
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #6
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had wood stove in house when we moved in and its about 78+ every day all day in my house
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It's our second season with our Wood Stove. We spend nothing on propane last season.
Burned 10 Full Chords last year total. I was told it was a pretty harsh winter and therefore used more wood then an average season, by someone with the same stove and comparable house. The thrill of cutting wood wears off towards the end of the season, but it's still worth it. I'm still very glad we put one in.
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I have a barrel stove in my garage, if we crank it up I'm forced to open the overhead door when it's 10 degrees out. Ahh, summer in January.
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we also cut split and stack more than enough wood in late summer to get us through a winter
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #10
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #11
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Haven't fired the furnace yet - been burning wood. Can't heat the entire house with our stove (at one end, and small for the size of our house.

Plan is to keep the heat at 55 and suppliment with the stove and space heaters this winter.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #12
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Just ordered the Avalon Olympic wood insert. http://www.avalonfirestyles.com/prod...il.aspx?id=255

It gets installed Nov. 2
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House thermostat kept at 60, supplemented by my waste oil burner garage and a costco heat dish. This is until I find a fire place insert or blower...
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #14
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Good luck a 5:00 in mornig when it's butt F-ing cold. Been there.
Not going to happen, I'm sure the stove will go out at night every now and then but I didn't remove my furnace.... If the house falls below 64 the furnace will take the chill off until I get up and stoke the fire.
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Just ordered the Avalon Olympic wood insert. http://www.avalonfirestyles.com/prod...il.aspx?id=255

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good price on this?
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #16
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at my parents houses, here in metro Detroit and the one in Rogers City both houses have wood furnaces inside the house, talk about kick ass! Even on the coldest of nights the house is toasty warm.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #17
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Just ordered the Avalon Olympic wood insert. http://www.avalonfirestyles.com/prod...il.aspx?id=255

It gets installed Nov. 2
Looks really nice. Enjoy!
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Our garage is 75+ all winter, provided by wood heat.
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Haven't fired the furnace yet - been burning wood. Can't heat the entire house with our stove (at one end, and small for the size of our house.

Plan is to keep the heat at 55 and suppliment with the stove and space heaters this winter.
I am not sure when it gets really cold if my little stove will heat my entire house but so far I am amazed. My house isn't overly huge, about average size but it's pretty cut up. I put the stove in my breeze way that connects the house to the garage. right next to the stove is a door that goes to a covered porch where I am storing wood to keep it dry. The set up I have makes it really easy to grab a log and throw it in the stove. My furnace used to come on at least four times an hour.... Got sick of hearing it run. Now it don't run at all. Working great so far.

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good price on this?
I bought it am having it installed by http://www.hearthman.com/ for abour $3800. They are relining my chimney.
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