Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Got wood? (woodstovers)
Switched to wood heat over the winter.
Not a bad idea living in the forest and receiving $600-700 heat bills during the November to March chill.
Last two bills were 118, and 121 bucks for a month. Hmm......
At two grand for the stove, piping, wallboard, etc, it has already
paid for half of itself. That's a lotta farkles.
The tree crew was on 1000 North today hacking up trees too close
to the road and power lines. I pulled over and loaded the trunk as
they cut. Win/win. My family gets free wood, and the cutting crew
had a very easy cleanup at the end of their shift. Double bonus.
In this transition weather, it's kinda awesome having the windows open
at 50 degrees and a roaster going in the potbelly. It also has two
cooking burners. Hot stove and a fresh breeze indoors is very cool.
With a KLR, fishing, hunting, and two acres to garden, we're fully
ready to survive a total meltdown of life as we know it. Off grid,
and goin' Amish if necessary. Making another wood run before
all the good splittables are gone. We have Sep and Oct split n'
stacked, and the November pile is here needing processed. My goal
is to have all of next winter ready to cook by the 4th of July as some
of the stuff is green, like today's cuts. They need to sit in the sun
6 months to cure out the sap (creosote).
On another note: No one is sneezing anymore by leaving the furnace off. Mold issues.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God