Consider This When Buying a Wood Stove

After living through the ice storm of 2008 without any alternate heating source and freezing for eight days, my main goal when I moved into my new home was having a wood stove. In 2008 I was renting a duplex and the people next to me had a wood stove which kept us somewhat warm, […]

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The “New” Wood Stove

Last year I was lucky to find a good, used wood burning stove to buy and put in my basement. This picture was taken right after it was moved in by a couple of strong guys who did have quite a bit of trouble, since it’s very heavy. That is the hardest thing about buying […]

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Staying Warm and Happy New Year!

I’m not sure I get the point of having a wood stove in the basement. It seems like the house would be nice and warm much sooner if it was upstairs. Not that I have any choice, but it seems goofy to have to heat the basement first for little reason. I know that the […]

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The Cost of a Used Wood Stove

I took this photo right after two strong guys brought this stove into my basement. It is now hooked up and running…I had my first good fire in it last weekend. It took a couple of hours, but the house warmed right up except for the bedrooms, which I don’t care about during the day. […]

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New Fire Brick – The Heat is On!

Last December the northeast had a horrific ice storm and the electricity was off for 8 days at my place. I had just moved in and although there was a spot in the basement for a wood stove, I didn’t have one. So due to the kindness of my landlord and neighbors, I didn’t freeze, […]

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