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Old 11-05-2011, 12:17 PM
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i have a giant Wood-burner in my Garage, its hooked up to the ducts in the house and such, I can usually load it up in the morning, when i get home from work, and once more before bed and it keeps the house at around 75. if it falls below 69, then the furnace comes on.
i save a ton of $$$ in the winter. makes up for running the A/C all summer.
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:31 PM
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i have a giant Wood-burner in my Garage, its hooked up to the ducts in the house and such, I can usually load it up in the morning, when i get home from work, and once more before bed and it keeps the house at around 75. if it falls below 69, then the furnace comes on.
i save a ton of $$$ in the winter. makes up for running the A/C all summer.
Thats awesome man! I'd love to get a setup like that, I load mine maybe 2-3 times a day but no backup
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:25 PM
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I don't have a fireplace i have central heat and air.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:01 PM
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thats alot of wood clinton... you gotta be careful with log splitters. my dad got his finger caught between the wood and the wedge and crushed his finger almost cut it clean off. and I had a Y shaped piece of wood in one and it was hesitating on splittin it and when it did it popped out and busted me right in my jaw. almost broke it I couldnt open my mouth for hours. sad thing is both of our accidents happened the same day.lol needless to say i/we havent touched one since.
sounds like my neighbor, smashed pretty much his whole face open with my lil old splitter.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:21 PM
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Oh and Rich, how expensive is it to heat with pellets? My friend in highschool's parents got one a couple years before graduation and I thought they said it was expensive?[/QUOTE]


We went to Lowes tonite to look for a new front door and we saw the Pellet stoves and the bags of pellets . Forgot to price them but online they come i$4.50 for a 40 lb bag , so I'm sure it can get costly . Maybe for a weekend or a few days but not for primary heat .

I would love to find an alternative source for heat . Natural gas is not cheap either .
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:55 PM
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Oh and Rich, how expensive is it to heat with pellets? My friend in highschool's parents got one a couple years before graduation and I thought they said it was expensive?

We went to Lowes tonite to look for a new front door and we saw the Pellet stoves and the bags of pellets . Forgot to price them but online they come i$4.50 for a 40 lb bag , so I'm sure it can get costly . Maybe for a weekend or a few days but not for primary heat .

I would love to find an alternative source for heat . Natural gas is not cheap either .
from what i understand people who use pellet stoves will usually buy the pellets by the ton. my uncle has a pellet stove in his basement and a woodburner upstairs. the pellets are alot less work, but personally i think they put out alot less heat, plus if the power goes out so does the hopper that feeds the stove, which = zero heat in an emergency.

if i was gonna make a heating system for my "dream house" i'd go with an outdoor, woodburning furnace. a buddie of mine has one and it's so damn easy, never have to clean the chimny, no mess inside the house, and he only has to load it once a day, twice when it gets really cold out.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:02 PM
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Thats awesome man! I'd love to get a setup like that, I load mine maybe 2-3 times a day but no backup
Its actually super easy to do. If you have existing furnace in place, You just need to run duct work from where ever you have your wood burner, put a fan in line (in my case, theres like a T on top of the furnace, one side is the fan, one side leads to the house) and once it gets into the house depending on your run length, you might need another fan. either way. it just heats like the normal furnace would. except (and this isn't my brightest idea) i have the outside fan on a switch. I need to wire it into the thermostat, so that when my actual furnace goes on that fan shuts off.
i just don't exactly know how yet.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:23 PM
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Oh and Rich, how expensive is it to heat with pellets? My friend in highschool's parents got one a couple years before graduation and I thought they said it was expensive?

We went to Lowes tonite to look for a new front door and we saw the Pellet stoves and the bags of pellets . Forgot to price them but online they come i$4.50 for a 40 lb bag , so I'm sure it can get costly . Maybe for a weekend or a few days but not for primary heat .

I would love to find an alternative source for heat . Natural gas is not cheap either .[/QUOTE]

Best alternative I'm looked at was geothermal. I'd still like to go that route someday
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:23 PM
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I have heard of that technology . Supposedly taking heat from the ground . That would be really great if it became financially practical to set up install and use !
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:30 PM
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ok clinton ill be up this weekend for my load of it lol jk
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:33 PM
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:58 PM
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Bins is finally full for winter! Now more cutting and splitting for next years wood.





Got to cut 2 logs, split stack some more







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Old 11-23-2011, 02:14 PM
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Thats awesome man. Looks like a lot of work!
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:17 PM
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Thats awesome man. Looks like a lot of work!
around here, its about 8 or 9 solid days of cutting and stacking, then it takes 4-5 months to empty them all.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:36 PM
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I have no solid days lol
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