Archive - Dec 30, 2004

Wood stove learning curve

Just got off the phone with Uncle Rolly. He has two wood stoves of the same sort I have, so he is a good source of advice. He advised me to stuff the thing full of wood--which, when you have a four foot by three foot firebox, is a lot of wood.

The boiler water hasn't heated up past 90 degrees, and it is supposed to run at 170 degrees. The water is probably cool because slab is still cold--the main part of it began to be heated only last night--and there is no insulation in the house yet.