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Comparisons are never fair..

03 Mar

Spent the night at my sisters place last night..5 months ago she got a woodstove installed..wow it is a beauty. It can take some massive logs too which is really nice. We love the cookstove but not having to feed the stove constantly is nice..plus we need to resplit most log pieces to get them into our little cookstove..and this stove PUMPS out the heat as well..shocking really. I have woodstove envy now. image

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Posted by on March 3, 2012 in heat

 

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6 responses to “Comparisons are never fair..

  1. Shim Farm (@ShimFarm)

    March 3, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Ahhh, the dreaded woodstove envy. My parents have the same stove your sister has, and you are so right, that baby pumps out the BTU’s. Did you find the Eco-fan makes a difference?

    Ours pumps out BTU’s, but we joke we need to put “metric” logs in it (nothing over 16″ or 40 cm), plus we can’t cook on it. But it’s damn purty and really solid.

    I’m jealous of your cook-stove, because I can’t cook on mine!

    When we win the lottery, I’m tearing down the house, building up a massive NunnaUuni or Tulikivi (Google it!) and building a nice, cozy timber-frame house around it with R44 insulation. *Sigh*.

    As a PS: Get your sister a PROPER ash-pail! I don’t remember where we bought ours (Rona?), but it’s a double-bottomed, Canadian-made (Winterpeg, actually) ash-pail, with a LID!!! A quick check on the internets says it’s made by http://www.greatwestmetal.com. As far as I’m concerned, you can’t be too safe with a wood stove.

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      March 3, 2012 at 11:31 am

      I know…the ash pail is terrible! They are rookies but they are learning..plus they store things too close to the stove..they got home and I had switched up some stuff for them! I know all about the tuvliki..had them send me a brocure last year..amazing products but i don’t have the $$ for it..yet! They are expensive but quality costs! While she is at it she needs a roof hole to let air in upstairs but she is concerned with how it would look..but upstairs is freezing!..she also needs a better setup for her wood storage, hehe..but the stove is great!..and yes I still love our cookstove!

       
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      March 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

      ..and yes, the eco-fan makes a difference for circulation..I think anyway

       
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      March 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Tulikivi..stupid phone..I can never read the posts when I am commenting so I miss stuff..or spell more things wrong. hehe

       
  2. Ron

    March 3, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Ours looks similar to your sister’s, but doesn’t have the bottom ash drawer. It didn’t cost much though… I think we paid $200 on clearance at the end of winter? That was about 6 years ago or so.

    We cook on ours all the time, though. It took quite a while before I decided to mar the pretty surface… but since then we pretty much always have a cast iron dutch oven sitting on it full of soup or beans, and a pot of hot water for tea.

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      March 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

      it might..I looked underneath and there seems to be space for something but am not really familiar with the model..I will mention it to my sister Ron ( and while I am on the subject I can’t get onto your blog since an update..I read them via google reader but cannot post..wish I could start veggies already! ). I am more a fan of functionality over fashion so I have a feeling I would be cooking on any woodstove..but the good thing with a woodstove is that if you ever NEED to do it you can!

       

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