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To: Cicero

It’s minus 40 right now up here, we have 2 wood stoves in our cabin; toasty 75 degrees. Before installation, I was going through 2000 gallons of oil a year in my oil fired boiler. I’ll stay with the birch & spruce which I actually enjoy hauling in with the snowmachine when it’s up around zero.


23 posted on 11/26/2012 3:29:19 PM PST by Eska
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To: Eska

I heat the house here in Vermont with a wood stove at one end, and a wood pellet fireplace insert in the other. It saves me quite a bit, and the wood stove at least uses wood mostly from our own woods. As for the pellets, I’d rather pay Canadian lumbermen than Arabs.

My son-in-law built a house nearby. He heats it with a wood stove, but he uses a propane heater for the hot water. It has one of those outside vents, and uses very little fuel.


28 posted on 11/26/2012 3:35:52 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Eska

:That sounds great. A friendly wife, a good dog, a guitar and some good bourbon would make that a perfect existence for me


35 posted on 11/26/2012 3:49:24 PM PST by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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