sandman wrote:with this colder weather i'm burning two 40's every three days and when it's in the 30's one every two days.
this is in addition to burning about a cord a month. if a cord is 4000 lbs
i'd guess i'm burning around 130 lb's of wood a day
once it's into the mid 40's i'll let the wood stove go out. in the past the wood stove would run until it got into the 60's
How come you don't just let the VF3000 do all the heating for you? You may have told me this but how big and how old is your house? Just curious
it's old and big.
it's how iv'e done it with oil ever since we bought it. with oil i could use a tank a month, but while burning it's more like two tanks a season.
my wood is free other than my time and i can cut and split a cord in about an hour.
so for a couple of days here and there at my leisure i have more than enough wood for a season.
oh and for this year it's already in the cellar, so i do want to burn it all before spring.
we'll have to wait and see what next year brings us, i might cut back to 4 cords or so a year.
that's about what it would take to fill the wood bin in the cellar.
i'm not interested in spending more money on coal than i did on oil.