[Homestead] wood stoves
Franklin W. Davis
knarfme at comcast.net
Sat Nov 17 16:34:04 EST 2007
Hi Jerry...interesting post...:-) Don't sweat the wood stove thing...you get what you pay for...so do some research on wood stoves. It seems you live on the left coast where you won't need eight cords to keep yourself warm for the winter so a small stove should fit the bill just fine. Buy quality and it will last many years.
If you live in one of the sink holes out there in the west...where smog gathers...MOVE...:-) There are lots of good places out there where you can enjoy a wood stove without a problem.
Living underground like a worm would save on heating and cooling...If you can do all the work yourself it would be a good way to go from what I have read over the years.
Some pellet stoves have battery back up now from what I have heard...but have never looked into that type of stove. I recently read in the paper that the biggest pellet manufacturer is here in Maine.
I have an old All-Nighter wood stove...which is located in my basement. I bought it used ten years ago so I don't know how old it is. It has a pipe inside that a blower can be hooked up to...which I've done. I also have installed a MagicHeat extractor that removes some of the heat from the stove pipe before it goes up the stack. The stove is also firebrick lined. I burn between five and eight cords a year...depending on how cold our Maine winter is...:-) Franklin
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