Saturday, April 24, 2010

Anything better than a roaring fire?

We've got one of those woodstove inset fireplaces; and damn is it effective at heating our house.

This one fireplace can heat the entirety of the top two floors, no problem.

With decent wood, and throttling down the flu damper (to slow the burn); I can get 6 standard splits in there and heat the house all night.

Or I can open it wide with 3 or four splits on (for more airflow) and they'll burn down in 90 minutes; having raise the temperature in the house from under 40 to over 70 in that time.

Now, it's off to the hot tub, while the house get's toasty.