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Wood Heat Thread ~ post pics

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by OZ-T, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    What about a chimney and hearth / fire protection , that stuff all costs money
     
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    Yeah that's true. I'll probably go to a few places and get some quotes and go from there :)
     
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    Presumably there is a switch to turn the propane stove on/off. Based on that, it would be pretty easy to wire in a mechanical thermostat to control the stove. All you need is some 2 conductor cable from the existing switch to the new mechanical thermostat and wire it in parallel so you can still turn it on/off or let the tstat take care of it. In 20 years will you still enjoy getting firewood, maintaining the chimney, storing firewood, etc? Also,from having propane delivered, you should be able to set up to having regular deliveries, i.e. quarterly, or monthly rather than calling for service.
     
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    Oz, I forgot to ask, did the storms over the last few weeks hit you?
     
  5. OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    No

    It's been a heat wave ( hot for here , 90F + ) and hasn't rained in 2 months
     
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    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    Firewood shed. Why just build something when you can overbuild it? :p

    It'll look better after I finish painting the trim to match the house.

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  7. OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Looks great Steve
     
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    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    thanks.
     
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    Care to build one at my house too? I might need it a little bigger than that though.
     
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    Painted and loaded. After moving all that heavy firewood, I concluded it's not as "overbuilt" as I thought. In fact I found myself thinking "maybe I should have used 1" plywood for the the floor instead of just 3/4" inch..."

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    It's filled with 228 cubic feet of stacked wood - nearly two full cords. At the rate I use firewood - this may last ten years.
     
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    Noelie84 Semper Procrastinus

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    Well, it'll certainly be well-seasoned by then...
     
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    Looks awesome .

    I wouldn't worry too much about it , one of my woodsheds is a rickety old thing with a 1/2" plywood floor on 2x6 joists that holds about the same amount of wood as yours , it's 18 years old this year
     
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    Some pics from the spring:

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    What do you think about the fiskars splitting axe? I have been thinking about getting one but the $50+ price tag is steep to buy it on a guess
     
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    Ive heard both positive and negative reviews. Ive had the splitting axe for about a year, and split all my wood with it this spring. I love it. Splits well, and doesnt vibrate near as much as a wood handled axe. The main problem with these axes is they dent easily (the metal seems fairly soft). They are pretty easy to resharpen though, and if you are careful you can avoid this. Other people claim they break easily, but IMO that is bull shit. My Fiskars felling axe ive had for 7 years, and have abused the shit out of it, the handle hasnt come close to breaking. If I could afford a Granfors Bruks or Wetterling I would probably prefer it.. but these are good enough for me.

    I noticed the colours have changed recently (new axes are all black). I dont know if they are of the same quality, as I havent used one.
     
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    It is a different axe entirely. I saw them both at different stores, got part numbers for them and looked them up on fiskars website, then asked their customer service what the difference was between them, and as I recall, it is that one of them has a non slip handle.
     
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    So they are still making the other ones? Or the new ones are the same just with a non slip handle?
     
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    As far as I know, they are still making both of them.

     
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