Outside this morning: 20ºF (windchill: 7º)
In the kitchen this morning: 47º
In the colder regions of the house: 42º
Sleeping: was great
Hot coffee: very welcome
Wood stove project: moving along in fits and starts. Might have fire by Christmas but it’s questionable.

4 Responses to “Update”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    This may be a dumb question, but how do you have a woodstove without a chimney?

  2. Turbo Says:

    Oh, it's easy– you just go to the wood stove store and, somewhat on a lark, buy a stove. Then you have the store people drop it off at your house, and you put it in the living room, and you spend the next couple months trying to do the hard part: connecting it to the outdoors.

  3. Doug Says:

    I saw a heat economizer on the side of the road, but couldn't think of anyone to send it to. Damn my eyes!One of these: http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Heat-Reclaimer-Wood-Stove/dp/B0000AXEXE

  4. Turbo Says:

    Oh! Thanks for thinking of us, Doug! Actually I don't think it would work with our planned set-up anyway– we're going to have the stovepipe going out the back of the stove and through the wall, so not much space for the economizer unit.I have seen these at others' houses, though, and have been pondering them. In theory it certainly seems like a good idea, especially if you have fabulous baseline draft in the chimney. If you don't, though, I wonder whether cooling the flue gases this way en route to the chimney would further reduce the draft, and also potentially increase creosote up the line? Any experience?

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