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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFighterZero View Post
    I have always been a little scared of it Justin.

    I guess I could give it a try.

    No registers or anything. I could keep the door open but then Daniel would go down there.

    The stove must be 100 years old.
    Don't just fire it up without posting up some pics. Also without verifying the cleanliness and condition of the chimney.

    Wood heat is serious business. You're a fireman so I'm sure you got it covered but I have four smoke alarms and three co detectors in my house. At the minimum, one of each should be on every floor of a home. Minimum.

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    Speaking of CO....you can't believe how people think that a woof fire does not make CO.
    Winter is sure as hell here! I told you it was coming!
    Jim

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    They would be dangerously incorrect in their thinking.

    I love wood heat. But I take it very seriously.

    Old doesn't really trump new when it comes to chimneys or appliances. Everything has a limited lifespan. Even masonry chimneys. It all depends on construction, use, and maintenance.

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    Never ever forget that when you are heating with a wood stove, what you have is a small metal box inside your house that has a very hot fire inside it. Any mistake can have serious consequences.

    We heat our home more than 98% with wood heat. We wouldn't do it any other way. But you have to appreciate the situation, or you can easily fook the pooch.
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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