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Old January 17th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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uses approximately 1 face cord a week
$2500 total investment
Im heating 3000 sq. feet 3500 when I turn the heat on to my attached two car garage
upstairs main living area is maintained at 70-75 deg.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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That looks nice!
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Old January 17th, 2010, 08:53 PM   #3
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Nice work look's like you put some thought into it look's good.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #4
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Nice looking job!
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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Old January 17th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #6
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Nice work look's like you put some thought into it look's good.
thanks I always try to overthink everything before I do any work. I did have t change one thing though, I initially used metal ductwork and I was losing to much heat into my basement, so I replaced it with insulated flex duct.
Works good now.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 10:52 PM   #7
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Nice. Waiting for detailed write-up. :)
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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #8
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good work! looks awesome.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:28 AM   #9
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looks nice, but what's the benefit of an outdoor setup vs. just having the wood stove in your basement ? is it safer ?
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Old January 18th, 2010, 02:25 AM   #10
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looks good. how often do you have to put wood in it?
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Old January 18th, 2010, 07:17 AM   #11
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CLEANER AND SAFER
Saves time carrying wood in and out
kids cant get burned on it
INSURANCE COMPANY WONT CHARGE EXTRA (they classify this as outside)
My basement is finished off pretty nice and the last thing I want down there is a smoky old wood burner
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Old January 18th, 2010, 07:24 AM   #12
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looks good. how often do you have to put wood in it?
Every 5 hours is prime but it will burn 9 hours everynite.
after 9 hours I have a bed of hot coals hiding under the ash to start a new fire with
I put wood in 3 times a day (before work, after work, before bed)
In warmer weather I can get 12 hour burns out of

The way I see it, for the price I can stoke it a couple times a day compared to the price of all the other outside units

This could be built cheaper but I wanted to spare no cost so that it looked and operated the best it could.
The woodburner was only 1000 bucks from menards(they have a smaller unit for 800)
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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:17 AM   #13
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I got a 12 hour burn last nite burning 1 year old ash with two big pcs of 3 yr old cherry
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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:29 AM   #14
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Nice job, looks great. My dad did a similar set up at his place up north. he cut his propane cost from about $4000 a year down to $400. Basically only burns gas when they come down to visit now.
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Very nice set up. which model furnace is inside the unit?
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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #16
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Old January 19th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #17
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WAY better than the one a guy i work with made! Why did you put it so close to your house?
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Old January 19th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #18
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are you going to insulate the duct in the shed?
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[QUOTE=fukkinrizzo;2047569]are you going to insulate the duct in the shed?[/QUOTE

Actually I used insulated duct in the basement, just the first five feet are metal pipe so I didnt have to worry about it catching on fire
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