Bear038 wrote:So right, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink.
The technical challenge will not get the best of me. I will make the black rock do what I want! I think this may be kind of like training a cat. As long as you tell the cat to do what it wants to do, you look like an expert trainer. Coal seems the same, learn to tell it how to do what it does best, and you have a winner of a warm house.
Oh the technical? That's easy, shake more and add more coal. I've been warm all day, btw. Ya didn't think one unlit wood fire would stop me from making another 1 cold hour later, did ya? I mean c'mon! Here's the bed tonight as the new load was catching, it even came with a big eyed smiling green snake. Must be a sign.
My cat is trained! I mean I had to stay warm, and I had a couple bags left, so...
Sure I had to burn some old treated lumber to do it. (Ya don't really want
to burn treated lumber, lol) Burns hot as hell though! Must be the arsenic.
I'm mostly wrestling with cost, but yeah like I said above if
I can master it to 40 lbs a day it's only slightly more expensive than wood. The convenience might make that worth it, we'll see. I do like the fact I can drive 3 miles and get as many or few bags as I need at 5 bucks pop, that's a plus, we'll see how it all crunches out.
Bob, not an Arse at all, and I appreciate the concern on co detectors and barometers. Unsure what the last line meant as I have been burning wood in it for years, but I assume it's the lack of detectors and barometers raising the concern. Like they say though "life without risk..."
Still here! And hey some
of the 9 pages was my ranting and raving, some people thought that was fun to view!I do that sometimes when electrics might go off and there's no other heat, but once ya get to know me I'm only a little
crazy. And the advice, and general good will toward man here, is good cause enough to try and make this work. I hate futile efforts as much as the next guy.
PC12, It ain't over til the blue lady snuffs!
But yes I feel the thread probably ran its course, a few possible stray comments aside. For new viewers I feel it will prove to be immensely educational... and even inspiring in some small way. I think we have done well for future generations to come, rejoice in that my brothers and sisters.