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A SWEEPING STATEMENT!! YOU MAY THINK…..WHAT I DID NOT ADD WAS…… IN HAMPSHIRE!! UK

WHY YOU MAY ASK? OR PERHAPS NOT LOL๐Ÿ˜€I SHALL TELL YOU WHY, ANYHOW….BECAUSE AFTER WAITING 30 YEARS, YES 30 YEARS, WE ARE BUYING A LOG BURNER, I STILL CANNOT QUITE BELIEVE IT, MY OH IS STILL NOT CONVINCED, AS HE SAYS, WELL, ITS YOUR PROJECT….HENCE NO MORE COLD WEATHER IN HAMPSHIRESODS LAW!!

I MIGHT HAVE TO SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR A FEW WEEKS OF SNOW (SELFISH I KNOW) HAVE PLACED AN ORDER FOR SOME HOTTIES JUST TO TRY, BEFORE WE GO FOR THE REAL THING….

I THINK I HAVE BEEN VERY PATIENT, HAS BEEN ON MY TO DO LIST FOR SOME TIME LOL

AT THE MOMENT WE HAVE HEAVY RAIN, WHICH IS FORECAST FOR AT LEAST 36 HOURS, THEN WE SHALL SEE๐Ÿ˜ฎ……WHO KNOWS WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN

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Sorry Dd, but can't agree with your wish for another cold snap. Will have to assess my casualties from all the rain.

26 Jan, 2016

 

We have had logburners for nigh on 40 years, best advice is to find a good, dry, seasoned wood supplier, cut to the right size for your stove, and dry kindling......you'll never have cold toes again .....๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ”ฅ

26 Jan, 2016

amy
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Angela you will not regret it , we wouldn't be without our Log Burner , we are never cold and hardly ever use the central heating we leave the doors in the house open it heats up the whole place up , the grandchildren love it even now they are grown up they sit on the hearth in front of it toasting themselves or roasting chestnuts ... when will the project go ahead ? .. I'm sure Peter will soon admit you were right to have one :o))

26 Jan, 2016

 

The warmth from them is so comforting and watching the logs burning and the fire glowing is very restful. You will love it.

26 Jan, 2016

 

should go well with the other co2 emissions

26 Jan, 2016

 

I agree with Amy, you will not regret it, love ours and like Amy says, if you leave doors open the heat filters through the house which is good as the room it is in will get too hot. We started with a log burning stove and now have a wood burning cooker with hot plates and oven attached (Esse Ironheart), love it, good luck with yours.

26 Jan, 2016

 

I wonder where SODS LAW ends and MURPHY'S LAW begins, or visa versa?

26 Jan, 2016

 

Dawn thats good to hear.....you really have embraced the wood burning idea...
Thanks Wildrose its the comfort I am looking for.
Amy within the next ten days.....we have chosen the stove, and the installer, really excited!
Pamg I was not joking when I say I have wanted one for 30 years, I know I shall love it..
Siris well lets say a cold snap in LOS then.....
Maisiesdad, so you dont use a car or electricity? then.....

26 Jan, 2016

 

We've always lived place without a gas supply and the electricity comes on overhead wires ( septic tank too) so we try to be able to keep warm and cook meals etc if the power goes

There has been the burning of wood for heat and cooking since the first humans felt a bit chilly so I can't see the problem

26 Jan, 2016

 

Neither can I Pamg.....๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

26 Jan, 2016

 

No Dotty...we DON'T want winter weather ! lol
Enjoy your log burner !

26 Jan, 2016

 

Did you consider a wood pellet burner when you made you choice of a log burner?

26 Jan, 2016

 

Yes we did, the storage was a problem though, they have been using them in Scandinavian countries for a long time, and very successfully....Ours Is is a multi fuel, but we will be using wood, logs or briquettes....

26 Jan, 2016

 

Rose officially we are still in winter mode with February being one of the worst months, so don't blame me if we have some real winter weather will you lol๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜

26 Jan, 2016

 

Quite often, Feb is the coldest month here in Essex.
Don't think we'll get any snow to speak of this year though!
Oh, dear, I've gone and temped fate now!!

26 Jan, 2016

 

We also have a wood burner. Wood is renewable...oil isn't. And apple prunings make good kindling. Our wood comes from a neighbour who is managing a bit of woodland that hasn't been looked after for many years, so he has plenty to spare. I think all around, when you take into consideration all the stewardship that gardeners do, we are ok. ;)

26 Jan, 2016

 

I hope you enjoy your log burner :)
I loved it when my dad brought a log home sometimes, to burn instead of coal. I do miss a proper fire in the grate.

26 Jan, 2016

 

A multi-fuel is a great choice, enjoy! It was non renewable oil and coal that saved America's woodlands from being stripped clean since the ever growing population could not wait for forest renewal let alone the demands of the new industrial revolution. Come to think of it, forest renewal must come about by human effort. When I was in Spain years ago I saw the beginnings of reforestation of barren areas of what were woodlands laid bare.....the reason? The building of the Spanish Armada about 400 years prior to that reforestation effort, better late than never.

26 Jan, 2016

 

soo excited for you....bet you cant wait to warm your toes by the fire...:-)

27 Jan, 2016

 

No gas supply to our cottage either, no central heating, no mains sewerage, no double glazing either, they breed us hardy here in Lincolnshire. lol. we have one open fire on which we burn coke and wood and when its cold, as it has been lately, we have convector fires which heat us up and keep us cosy. I would not be without my fire, everyone makes comments about how they wish they had one too. Pleased you are getting your hearts desire, you will be happy with it I am sure. Doesn't take much to make us gardeners happy lol. Enjoy the heat, although think you might have to wait until next year now to appreciate it fully. lol. well I am living in hopes that it does warm up soon. I dream of a log burning cooker/heater. I had an old Yorkshire Fire/Oven when we moved here many years ago, it broke and had to be replaced with an open hearth. I still miss that fireplace as it cooked amazing bread and amazing Yorkshire puddings. Oh the old days were definitely the best lol. Keep cosy everyone.

ps. The snowdrops are now up in the garden and we are drying up nicely as not had much rain to speak of this week. So looking forward to some sunshine though, its cloudy and dull still and a little windy too at our side of the country.

27 Jan, 2016

 

I love the smell of pine wood burning...or hickory. Both have a very pleasing smell.

27 Jan, 2016

 

Sounds a lovely idea DD. We had an open wood fire, burning logs from fir trees cut down in the garden, plus donations from friends and neighbours. We are townies, so had to be careful about smoke. Loved it but, being open it made the walls dirty. Our open fire place is still there, but with a retro type log effect electric fire. We could not fit a state of the art gizmo with a remote, thank goodness. Age factors go against us burning a log fire now. Still a posh blacksmith made spark guard in front of the fire, couldn't part with it.

27 Jan, 2016

 

Here in New York, I'm required to have a chimney up to a certain height. This keeps the walls clean, the neighbors happy and a few lucky sparrows up on the roof toasty warm!

27 Jan, 2016

 

I miss our Aga more than I can say. I want a log burner but talking T into fitting one is proving very difficult....I just don't know where we could move the cooker to though. It's up against the bricked up chimney....
I envy you Dd, I really do.

27 Jan, 2016

 

Bathgate, fire pits are all the rage here and this is something that should be regulated in addition to chimney height. I don't know how anyone can sit around those things without smelling heavily of smoke. They are low to the ground and it's smells like the whole block of houses is burning down when someone gets one of these things going. To others in the UK....I don't know if you have these things , fire pits, but I find them to be a great nuisance.

27 Jan, 2016

 

Sounds wonderful. We have a coal fire in our large front room.......looks great at Christmas.

27 Jan, 2016

 

Linda I do hope so, after all this time !!
Loosestrife yes we do have them in England, quite popular with the young and trendy!! as you say very smelly!
Dorjac, we had an open fire with a metal box underneath, for the ashes, that you could keep going through the night, really loved getting up in the morning to a warm room....this stove will be more efficient, gives out 81 per cent heat! we shall see!
HB it has taken me all this time to talk OH round to my way of thinking, much cheaper now to install than it was ten years ago, so many on the market now!
Goodness me Olive you really do live out in the sticks lol I feel the cold more than my OH, and get fed up with having to wear so many layers just to keep warm, hopefully we will remove the rad from the room, because we should not need it, and I might just be able to shed a layer or two lol
Here in Hampshire we had 36 hours of rain!! and wind, I am surprised we have anything left in the garden......gone colder now and a lovely dry day today, but more rain on the way!
Bathgate I love the smell of wood burning, we have some logs which I have been keeping for over 10 years!! in anticipation, so they should be well seasoned...(OH has tried to get me to take them to the tip!! but I hung on in there)
Hywel it is the feel good factor really, isnt it, it is a long time since I lit a fire properly, my father taught me how to when I was a child, have never forgotten it, he loved a log fire, must be where I get it from!
Sandra, we had the installer today he swept the chimney and made good for the slate hearth.......we may have a bit of a problem dropping the liner down, because the chimney twists ...but he is very positive, quote Sean no problems only solutions!! it wouldnt be us if we didnt have a problem lol I shall know more next week, keep your fingers crossed!

28 Jan, 2016

 

I'm sure you'll love it Dd, we've always had them, multi fuel or wood. Yes it depends on the wood you burn, like Pamg says, dry and seasoned else you may find your chimney tarring up. I love mine and is so easy to get going, I use firefighters, much easier for me and a stove glass cleaner to keep the doors clear. So cosy and not a drying heat like central heating.....all the pets love it too....:))

28 Jan, 2016

 

Janey although I am really excited, I am anxious about the chimney, and the thought that the installers may have to break into the chimney stack, to get the liner through...hopefully done in the loft and not in our newly decorated bedroom lol
Thanks for the tip about firelighters, and the stove glass cleaner. I need all the tips I can get!
Thanks Pamg re the seasoned wood, so many suppliers in Hampshire!! a bit of a minefield๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฎ

29 Jan, 2016

 

Its finding a reliable one you can trust, some just smoulders, all smoke and no fire, we paid more this time but its good wood, not to say it will always be. ..

29 Jan, 2016

 

YES! Great decision Dotty . . . our open log fire is what keeps us going through the winter, lol. And if you ever shop from Lakeland, buy yourself some "Northern Lights", they are treated pine cones which give out unbelievable blue/green flames :))) Enjoy!

29 Jan, 2016

 

Thanks Pamg....sounds like a bit of a lottery!!
Sheila we have a Lakeland in Chichester, will look out for them, sound most interesting....

30 Jan, 2016

 

Good for you, DD2, hope the installation goes well and I know you will love it. Don't have one myself (all electric here, very expensive and not very efficient either!) but I know those that have speak highly of wood/multi burners.

31 Jan, 2016

 

Yes as Gee says, Dd, good luck with the installation, sure all will go well. Then to get down to the biz, lighting those
10 year old well seasoned logs! Mines ticking over nicely right now....:))

1 Feb, 2016

 

Thank you Gee..I will let you know how things go......we have high winds here at the moment, so I can see it being cancelled until the winds abated!!
Janey that's very sweet of you, patience is the word!!...... another few days won't make that much difference! After waiting all these years.

1 Feb, 2016

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