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Title: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 08, 2021, 09:59:50 pm
I have an Englands 30NC. Went out to town today to do some things and they were clearing the power line right of ways. I stopped and ask some of the home owners that had trees dropped in their front yards about the wood. I?m going to go by Saturday and get it if someone hasn?t snatched it up yet by then.

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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: lastfling on December 09, 2021, 11:28:48 pm
I?ve got an older Appalachian 36BW that I just received a set of replacement catalytic combusters for today.  Made the replacement and fired the old girl up.  I try and heat mostly with wood.  I had 5 trees cut down earlier this year - 4 dead red oak and an ash.  I just finished splitting and stacking tree 4 of the 5 today so one to go.  In addition  a neighbor gave me three trees that she?d had cut late last year.  Looked like an Ash, a white oak and a poplar.  I?m turning into a wood hoarder lol.  My ultimate goal is a three year supply which if weather remains warm the way it has - I?m getting close LOL.
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Ben Framed on December 09, 2021, 11:46:43 pm
30 that is a nice looking heater. Is your heater thermostatic controlled? Good luck on the neighbors firewood.

I use to use a brand called Wonderwood. The great thing about the Wonderwood was the thermostat control. The thermostat would close off the draft when the heater would reach a certain temperature thus saving wood. When it would cool off slightly the draft door would re-open, once again letting in air which fed the regulated the fire..  Warn and comfortable while saving wood. Awesome heater..

Phillip
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 10, 2021, 12:26:43 am
I?ve got an older Appalachian 36BW that I just received a set of replacement catalytic combusters for today.  Made the replacement and fired the old girl up.  I try and heat mostly with wood.  I had 5 trees cut down earlier this year - 4 dead red oak and an ash.  I just finished splitting and stacking tree 4 of the 5 today so one to go.  In addition  a neighbor gave me three trees that she?d had cut late last year.  Looked like an Ash, a white oak and a poplar.  I?m turning into a wood hoarder lol.  My ultimate goal is a three year supply which if weather remains warm the way it has - I?m getting close LOL.
As I was reading your post and trees, I was thinking, oak, ash, poplar, sounds like my neck of the woods. Turns out, it looks like you are in NC too. Guilford Co. I know what you mean about it being warm. You kinda have to pick your days now and let it die out mid morning.
I?m burning 3year old wood right now. I usually try to get a good tree or two every year and put it up to dry till I get to that side of the stacks, and by then I?ve replenished the stacks from the other side.


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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 10, 2021, 12:35:20 am
30 that is a nice looking heater. Is your heater thermostatic controlled? Good luck on the neighbors firewood.

I use to use a brand called Wonderwood. The great thing about the Wonderwood was the thermostat control. The thermostat would close off the draft when the heater would reach a certain temperature thus saving wood. When it would cool off slightly the draft door would re-open, once again letting in air which fed the regulated the fire..  Warn and comfortable while saving wood. Awesome heater..

Phillip
Mine has an auto air control function. When it gets up to temp it will throw the ?damper? (they don?t call it a damper, but it works like one). Mine does not reopen as it cools though. It?s an optional use item. You can run it manually, which is what I usually do.


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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 10, 2021, 01:01:49 am
I just started a fresh fire for the nite. I clean the glass each time I start a new fire since it gets nasty when the fires die down and aren?t hot enough.
It takes less than 3 minutes and keeps it nice.

Wet paper towel dipped in ashes and smear the slurry around. Wait 20-30 seconds and wipe off with a damp towel then a dry one to get the haze off.

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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 10, 2021, 02:33:44 pm
Gathered up one of the trees today out of a lady?s yard. Pretty good little score for a tree already cut into logs on the side of the road.

Quick little video of how I like to work my way into a log rather than attacking the middle.

https://youtu.be/cKQ79JdfOug

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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Skeggley on December 10, 2021, 07:41:14 pm
I like my wood heater, it?s getting on now and probably needs replacing but the new ones can?t be shut down like this one with a damper in the flue and on the unit.
Our wood of choice is a red wood, Jarrah which you may have heard of before, it?s also responsible for our most desirable, and expensive, honey. Hot burner with minimal ash. I don?t use it though as my wood source is the modest block I live on and what I can scavenger from the neighbourhood. Many pf the tree loppers will actually drop the wood off of you ask them as it?s easier and cheaper to dispose of the large logs. Never Jarrah of course but it still burns though. I?ve heard of the wood ash cleaner, nice to see it actually works, I always forget and finish up using a razor blade. I heard the other day that adding an aluminium can to the fire will clean out the creosote from the flue as it burns, anyone do this?
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 10, 2021, 08:33:30 pm
I like my wood heater, it?s getting on now and probably needs replacing but the new ones can?t be shut down like this one with a damper in the flue and on the unit.
Our wood of choice is a red wood, Jarrah which you may have heard of before, it?s also responsible for our most desirable, and expensive, honey. Hot burner with minimal ash. I don?t use it though as my wood source is the modest block I live on and what I can scavenger from the neighbourhood. Many pf the tree loppers will actually drop the wood off of you ask them as it?s easier and cheaper to dispose of the large logs. Never Jarrah of course but it still burns though. I?ve heard of the wood ash cleaner, nice to see it actually works, I always forget and finish up using a razor blade. I heard the other day that adding an aluminium can to the fire will clean out the creosote from the flue as it burns, anyone do this?
If it ain?t broke, don?t fix it. What?s wrong with your current stove?
Mine is a newer one and you are limited on controls, but it is efficient and clean burning. It will flat run you out of the house. I generally burn one or two splits at a time rather than loading it up. I can control the heat with how much wood I load rather than how much air I give it. I can put a single split or two in at nite and still rekindle it in the morning off the coals. If it?s really cold I might put three in.
With the secondary burners it really burns clean. I scoop out the ashes every few weeks. It burns most everything and it goes out the chimney as invisible smoke. When it?s running at temp you can?t see it really can?t smell the smoke outside. Only on light up or as it dies can you see smoke on the chimney.


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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: The15thMember on December 10, 2021, 09:35:07 pm
Quick little video of how I like to work my way into a log rather than attacking the middle.
Hey that's brilliant!  I'm going to show this to my dad; he might want to give that a try. 

Our house had two fireplaces, one in the kitchen (which was extremely not up to code) and one in the living room, so when we bought the place, we got wood stove inserts for them.  I think they are from Vermont Castings.  We usually only run the one in the kitchen and supplement with HVAC unless it's really cold, when we turn off the HVAC and run both the kitchen insert and the big one in the living room full time. 
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: iddee on December 11, 2021, 07:33:02 pm
Before I became disabled, I had a wood burning outside water stove. I would burn 6 plus cords each year. I had 3 or 4 tree trimmers that would bring me oak, hickory, maple, ETC. All I had to do was saw to length and split with a gas powered splitter.

Now we only have a fireplace at the lake. We use it on weekends. Again, last Friday I called a local tree trimmer. Saturday he brought me 2 loads of red oak logs for free. I have never had to pay for wood delivered to my home. Tree trimmers do pay to dump it, so they are happy to give it to you free.
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 11, 2021, 08:38:38 pm
Got about half of the red oak up today.
One day I?ll get a log splitter. For now it?s various mauls. This hard oak needs the monster maul.

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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Ben Framed on December 11, 2021, 09:09:47 pm
Good looking Oak.
We, (my uncle),built a log splitter with a rebuilt Onan twin cylinder engine, a bulldozer cylinder, pump and control valve. We also built the hydraulic tank. It was a bad shut your mouth. This was housed on a homemade frame which resembled a miniature bush hog with offset spindle axles which we could hook to the cylinder and lower it to the ground  for the big ones we could not pick up. Just simply rolled them on. Split just about what ever you could get on it.  My uncle welded stainless steel rods on the cutting edge of the splitter part which held a good sharp edge..When we was finished hooked the chain to the lever of the axles and raised it up be extending the cylinder, by its own power. Stayed hooked to the truck till we were through with it. It was fast, efficient and would work a crew to the bone trying to keep up. lol
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Skeggley on December 12, 2021, 09:53:40 am
If it ain?t broke, don?t fix it. What?s wrong with your current stove?
After nearly 40 years of winter use it?s starting to rust out. I like it because you can shut it down completely which you can?t do to the new ones.

I bought a 15T kinetic wood splitter a few years back, really fun to use especially on the knotted gnarley logs, the type where the axe bounces off the wood when struck. The only problem is having to lift the wood onto the splitter bed which is waist height. Still easier than swinging a block splitter though.
Have you watched the guys competing on the Stihl Timbersports?
Title: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 12, 2021, 10:02:49 am
Sound like a new stove is in order then. You might find a good old papa bear on some classified adds somewhere. Other than that it?s all new EPA approved stoves. I like mine, it?s easy to control with the fuel, but like you say, I can?t choke it out cold.

I?ve watched some of that. There is a guy swinging axes a little wildly that split a bunch of wood real fast. It also looked like a good way to chop an ankle. I?ll see if I can find the video.


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Title: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 12, 2021, 10:04:22 am
Here is that video of the fast chopping.
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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: gww on December 12, 2021, 11:07:01 am
Back in the early 80s my old man was laid off of work for three years and built wood stoves to get by,  I still have one of the earliest ones in my shed and it has never rusted out or burnt out yet.  Works great.  He used hot water heater tanks for the fire box.  I used to run it all year but have gotten lazy on working in the shed and have only had it going twice this year.  The house I grew up in had a gravity fed wood furnace in the basement.   I have spent a lot of my life cutting wood.  In the end we used a log splitter.  Got a load for my uncle the other day with some logs I never got around to cutting into boards.  We used a tractor and bucket to hole the logs over the trailer and cut into chunks right on the trailer to be split later.  Not how we did it in the old days but not as young as I was in the old days either.
Cheers
gww
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Ben Framed on December 12, 2021, 11:18:08 am
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I have spent a lot of my life cutting wood.  In the end we used a log splitter.

Yep wood is how we heated for years too. Then came the log splitter. Splitting it by hand is good exercise but the splitter sure makes it nice!






Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: BeeMaster2 on December 12, 2021, 10:01:57 pm
When I moved to Jacksonville, it was during one of the coldest winters on record. We could not get the power turned on for over a week. I went looking for wood and found a yard with a 70? cottonwood that had been cut down and left there. That tree kept us warm as we all slept around the fireplace in the living room.
I cut the tree up with a small chainsaw and split it with a ax.
One nice thing about splitting wood is that you burn off a lot of frustration very quickly swinging away at those logs.
One of the easiest logs to split is a cotton wood.
I could split a 20? log with one chop. By comparison, a 14? diameter water oak is almost impossible to split. The fibers act like they are braided through out the wood.
Jim Altmiller
Title: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 12, 2021, 11:08:15 pm
When I moved to Jacksonville, it was during one of the coldest winters on record. We could not get the power turned on for over a week. I went looking for wood and found a yard with a 70? cottonwood that had been cut down and left there. That tree kept us warm as we all slept around the fireplace in the living room.
I cut the tree up with a small chainsaw and split it with a ax.
One nice thing about splitting wood is that you burn off a lot of frustration very quickly swinging away at those logs.
One of the easiest logs to split is a cotton wood.
I could split a 20? log with one chop. By comparison, a 14? diameter water oak is almost impossible to split. The fibers act like they are braided through out the wood.
Jim Altmiller
What?s the average winter down there? Can?t get too cold for too long I wouldn?t think, but heck, I burn a low fire at 45 degree nights and let it die out for the 70 degree days sometimes. Other times I run week end on end when it?s in the 30s for the highs. Usually it?s January-early March when it?s coldest here.


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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: The15thMember on December 12, 2021, 11:25:43 pm
One nice thing about splitting wood is that you burn off a lot of frustration very quickly swinging away at those logs.
It's funny, I just watched the movie Braven tonight, and the main character was doing just that.  He was frustrated about something and couldn't sleep, so he got up and started chopping wood at 1:00 AM. 

What?s the average winter down there? Can?t get too cold for too long I wouldn?t think, but heck, I burn a low fire at 45 degree nights and let it die out for the 70 degree days sometimes. Other times I run weekend on end when it?s in the 30s for the highs. Usually it?s January-early March when it?s coldest here.
 
My dad will do something similar.  He'll get up early and get a fire going in the kitchen and then just let it burn out over the course of the morning until it's warmed up outside. 
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: BeeMaster2 on December 13, 2021, 09:11:01 pm
When I moved to Jacksonville, it was during one of the coldest winters on record. We could not get the power turned on for over a week. I went looking for wood and found a yard with a 70? cottonwood that had been cut down and left there. That tree kept us warm as we all slept around the fireplace in the living room.
I cut the tree up with a small chainsaw and split it with a ax.
One nice thing about splitting wood is that you burn off a lot of frustration very quickly swinging away at those logs.
One of the easiest logs to split is a cotton wood.
I could split a 20? log with one chop. By comparison, a 14? diameter water oak is almost impossible to split. The fibers act like they are braided through out the wood.
Jim Altmiller
What?s the average winter down there? Can?t get too cold for too long I wouldn?t think, but heck, I burn a low fire at 45 degree nights and let it die out for the 70 degree days sometimes. Other times I run week end on end when it?s in the 30s for the highs. Usually it?s January-early March when it?s coldest here.


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Lately our winters have been pretty mild.
In January of 1985, on closing day of buying our house it went to 10 degrees and we woke up to frozen/broken pipes. I was going to wrap them up but was told that it never gets cold enough to break the pipes. 😡
Christmas Day of 1989 we had several inches of snow on the ground and roads. Enough that I was pulling my daughter around in a sled that we had from when we lived in Baltimore and I took her ice skating.
Jim Altmiller
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Ben Framed on December 13, 2021, 09:19:05 pm
Jim I am surprised. In my minds eye I see Florida as the sunshine (warm) state. I bet y'all were shocked to have 10 degrees! Wow, Y'all got off to a rough start. I bet you wrapped the pipes when repaired, regardless of local advice.
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: BeeMaster2 on December 13, 2021, 09:37:55 pm
Yes and when building my new house I did everything I could to keep all pipes out of the weather. The only exposed pipe is the well head and that was supposed to be in a box below ground. My contractor failed to tell the well man before he placed he well. I put a playhouse over it.

Jim Altmiller
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Ben Framed on December 13, 2021, 09:52:45 pm
The playhouse should do it Jim. It you are unsure in case of another rare deep freeze happenings, you can place a light bulb inside hours before the freeze hits. As long as there is not 'too' much 'hollow' space inside, it will keep it from freezing if the playhouse is airtight.. 
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 13, 2021, 10:01:27 pm
I placed a light bulb inside my well house and  the pipes still froze, what next?
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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: The15thMember on December 13, 2021, 10:31:48 pm
I placed a light bulb inside my well house and  the pipes still froze, what next?
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It's probably not your fault.  You followed the directions perfectly.  :wink: :cheesy:
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Post by: Ben Framed on December 13, 2021, 11:19:30 pm
I placed a light bulb inside my well house and  the pipes still froze, what next?
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It's probably not your fault.  You followed the directions perfectly.  :wink: :cheesy:

Member that's cruel !! ,,,,,,     lol  :shocked: :cheesy:
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Ben Framed on December 13, 2021, 11:21:22 pm
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I placed a light bulb inside my well house and  the pipes still froze, what next?


30, What are the dimensions of your well house?
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 13, 2021, 11:29:32 pm
The pump and bladder tank are in my crawl space under the house. It?s 50 degrees year round.


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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 13, 2021, 11:30:58 pm
I used to rent a house and I kept a 100 watt bulb in the well house in the winter.


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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Ben Framed on December 14, 2021, 12:00:51 am
I placed a light bulb inside my well house and  the pipes still froze, what next?
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When I was a kid we had a Well which featured an above ground pump and tank which was in the 'pump house'. There was far too much space for a light bulb to keep it warm enough to aid against freeze. We also kept shovels, rakes, hoes, and even the lawn mower etc inside.

On the modern Wells' here, the pump motor is deep in the ground connected to the bottom of the water pipe.  The points are above ground in the housing pipe along with the pressure switch, pressure line ect. The bladder is also underground. The only thing that needs to be kept warm is the top of the water pipe housing. Usually a very small cover is placed over this as Jim described, about his placing a playhouse over his Well. IF his well is the second type, and  his playhouse is a tight quarters fit and draft free, a light bulb will do it.

That is why I ask the dimensions of your Well house. For a light bulb to keep a Well warm enough, it needs to be the second type, (underground well) ..  A light bulb will have little to no effect on the old pumphouse type Wells has been my experience.



Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: William Bagwell on December 14, 2021, 07:41:18 am
I placed a light bulb inside my well house and  the pipes still froze, what next?
Try a smaller well house, that one looks huge. And close the doors, you have moss growing on the floor :wink:
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: BeeMaster2 on December 14, 2021, 09:39:21 am
During the winter I put a blanket on the pipes and put a plastic trash can on top of it. The playhouse is too open for a lightbulb to do any good. The playhouse protects the pipes from the sun crystallizing the pipes which makes them very brittle and it protects them from minor freezing.
Jim Altmiller
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Ben Framed on December 14, 2021, 05:27:16 pm
I placed a light bulb inside my well house and  the pipes still froze, what next?
Try a smaller well house, that one looks huge. And close the doors, you have moss growing on the floor :wink:

And then place the light bulb into an outlet. "And turn it on" I love the humor intended 30 Thanks for the smile.. :cheesy: :wink:
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Post by: William Bagwell on December 14, 2021, 08:30:50 pm
And then place the light bulb into an outlet. "And turn it on" I love the humor intended 30 Thanks for the smile.. :cheesy: :wink:

Outlet? Who needs an outlet :cool:

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Post by: Ben Framed on December 14, 2021, 08:40:18 pm
And then place the light bulb into an outlet. "And turn it on" I love the humor intended 30 Thanks for the smile.. :cheesy: :wink:

Outlet? Who needs an outlet :cool:

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Post by: The15thMember on December 14, 2021, 09:07:18 pm
I placed a light bulb inside my well house and  the pipes still froze, what next?
Try a smaller well house, that one looks huge. And close the doors, you have moss growing on the floor :wink:
And then place the light bulb into an outlet. "And turn it on" I love the humor intended 30 Thanks for the smile.. :cheesy: :wink:

Outlet? Who needs an outlet :cool:

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Hahaha!  :cheesy:
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: CoolBees on December 15, 2021, 06:14:43 pm
I grew up heating with wood. I still enjoy getting out the Axes and Splitting Mauls. We have a fireplace in the house that we use during winter's here. But ... my favorite place is our cabin ...

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It's completely "off-grid. No water, toilet, electricity, etc. It does sit on a river though. Nearest cell phone service is about 40 miles away. It has a wood-burning kitchen stove/oven.

It also has propane refrigeration ...

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That makes ice cubes in 4 hrs ...

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The stove is 1910/1920's vintage I'm guessing. The Fridge is 1930's (plus or minus).

Does anyone else make use of propane refrigeration?
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Post by: The15thMember on December 15, 2021, 08:05:42 pm
That is so cool, Alan!  I've never heard of a propane powered fridge before. 
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Post by: BeeMaster2 on December 15, 2021, 08:12:21 pm
Propane refrigeration is commonly used in motor homes and travel trailers. I have one in Judy?s she shed that uses electricity or propane. They are very slow to cool when you start them, 3-4 hours. They use heat to cool.
Jim Altmiller
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Post by: CoolBees on December 15, 2021, 08:33:49 pm
You are correct Jim. There are a lot of (usually smaller) propane fridges in use today.

As I understand it, the old ones "last forever", but the new ones have annual maintenance issues such as replacing the thermocouples, etc. But, I don't know everything.

The one in my pictures was in a cabin in Montana for over 40 yrs. It's then sat for the last 25 yrs in a barn, unused. After I figured out the gas lines and lighting process, it fired right up. Pretty awesome.
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Post by: Ben Framed on December 15, 2021, 08:50:41 pm
Man Alan, I really like your set up! We had an older type propane/electric refrigerator, (as Jim described), in our camper when I was a kid. We had if for years and never had a minutes trouble out of it. I suppose someone forgot to tell the manufactures, don't monkey with the design.  "If its not broke, don't fix it".. Our old style one worked very well... Yours is the first full size one I have seen...

Phillip
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Post by: CoolBees on December 15, 2021, 09:14:35 pm
... Yours is the first full size one I have seen...

Me too. I talked with an old guy at the propane dealership. He was familiar with them, and gave me several tips. He said it's really hard to find one of the large one like this.

One of the tips he gave me was to stand it upside down for a few hrs to let the coolant circulate thru the system. He said after they sit for a decade or more, the coolant becomes like sludge, and they don't work well at first. I did as instructed - almost tore 3 fingers off (it slipped while I was turning it back upright). I swear this fridge weighs 400 lbs. Anyways, it fired right up and went straight to cold.
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Post by: .30WCF on December 15, 2021, 11:13:01 pm
I grew up heating with wood. I still enjoy getting out the Axes and Splitting Mauls. We have a fireplace in the house that we use during winter's here. But ... my favorite place is our cabin ...

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It's completely "off-grid. No water, toilet, electricity, etc. It does sit on a river though. Nearest cell phone service is about 40 miles away. It has a wood-burning kitchen stove/oven.

It also has propane refrigeration ...

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That makes ice cubes in 4 hrs ...

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The stove is 1910/1920's vintage I'm guessing. The Fridge is 1930's (plus or minus).

Does anyone else make use of propane refrigeration?
I?m not sure I can tolerate this post in my thread. It all depends, since I can?t clearly make out the labels, if those are West Coast style or if they are actually a decent IPA.
That?s pretty neat there. I alway like the old refrigerator style. Never have dealt with propane fridges. I think my stove top and oven are on the way out. We will be going back with propane at least for the stove top.


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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: CoolBees on December 16, 2021, 01:02:46 am
I promise they are good beers.  :grin:
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: .30WCF on December 16, 2021, 01:54:38 pm
I promise they are good beers.  :grin:
Your vagueness leaves me wondering. :)


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Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: Ben Framed on December 16, 2021, 01:58:56 pm
I promise they are good beers.  :grin:
Your vagueness leaves me wondering. :)


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Left me wondering too! If he might have really meant  (from the other topic):

I promise they are good beers.     :grin:

Instead really meaning:

I promise they are good bears.     :grin:
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: CoolBees on December 16, 2021, 03:02:54 pm
Aargg!  :cool: The hunting-Camp argument about what a "good beer" is, is never ending ... the following beers are there:

Eel river organic IPA (whatever "organic" means - but it's good).
Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point (one of my favorites).
Lagunitas IPA - a very basic "go-to" IPA, if the establishment doesn't have anything good.

There's a large military base in central Cal that allows hunting. I hunted there for years. One day i took a pole - The general "concensus" around the campground (some 500 people) was that Natural Light was the best beer in the world ... YUCK!!! Some Most people (it seems) wouldn't know a good beer if it bit them in the ***.  :cheesy: :cool: :cool:

My hunting camp ...

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... always has Beer-on-Tap. Usually Sculpin, or Sierra Nevada, or a local IPA. It always amazed me how many people won't drink free beer ... "eew, I don't like that beer!". Aargg!  :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: ... "More for me!".  :cool:
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: gww on December 16, 2021, 03:55:33 pm
Cool
Good beer is in the hands of the beholder.  If you ain't holding, it can't be good.
Cheers
gww
Title: Re: Who?s Running a Wood Stove?
Post by: CoolBees on December 16, 2021, 04:03:01 pm
Cool
Good beer is in the hands of the beholder.  If you ain't holding, it can't be good.
Cheers
gww

So true.