Guess it's that time again
It's in the air. Just enough chill to make you want to fire up
Last year I started off on my first solid fuel stove. It's a godin big oval multi-fuel.
I burned very little wood in it. i bought it in january and started off on coal. Burned for about 40 days straight without a re-light.
Now i thought wood might be a good fuel this time of year. Last season i burned wood a little towards the end and my wife went ape-*censored* w the smell. i thought it over and decided to give it another try. I set everything up for a good burn and lit it. Making sure I wouldn't have to open the top feed door much and keeping the bottom glass door shut. Every time I had to re-load the house got a little smoky, but no major complaints. The downstairs stayed nice and warm. now the fire has all but burned out after about 5 hours and I'll be heading upstairs as promised.
This stove can make the transition from summer to winter using wood for the chilly evenings. Tho now I see firsthand why people use coal. Wood just requires a lot more attention and I had to feed it 2 or 3 times. I enjoy the ambiance, i enjoy feeding it. but I'm looking forward to the colder weather when i can just load it and shake it down twice a day. i don't look forward to waking up half asleep and having to tend to it every morning before i go to work, but it will be ok.
Guess I'm going to have some chimney cleaning to do before next fall