Originally Posted by mija
I've reduced my wood use by about 40%. Have a stove now that has a 2 1/2 in pipe on each side of the fire pit that delivers fresh air low in the fire box. Where the ignition is taking place. It is very efficient. Empty ash every 4-5 weeks. Get about a 5 gallon pail full. If I can figure out how to attach them i will post a picture and a drawing. I've been burning for years and have never seen a wood stove that is this efficient.
Your fortunate with that wood price Brad, on this side of the state it is 60-100 a rick delivered.
Sounds like a Tempwood stove.. Just a square box with two pipes on each side of the round fire pit top opening.
The pipes set into the stove with two flaps for heat adjustment.
They used too be made in North Adams Mass.
Adjusting the heat control flaps controls the air flow. Air feeds too the bottom of the fire.
Super super efficient clean long burning if adjusted properly.
Basic rule of thumb when we lived in Vermont.
When you think
you have enough firewood. Chop some more.
Another great furnace is a wood fuel oil combo.
Kind of pricey but will save money in the long run.
Burns firewood and if you run out of wood, the oil kicks in too maintain temperature.
I told you too cut more wood j4. You did not listen.