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    I cannot believe how mild it is - haven't had the heating on since maybe march.

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    Nope, too warm here in the South East as of yet. I only just cut down a Cherry tree so now I have to wait until autumn winter 2018 to burn it

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    Had ours on twice so far! Missus is worse than me for feeling the cold. Old photo same fire (and spanner). Gonna miss it when we move soon.

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    You are all fortunate that you have control of your own heating, here in Beijing the Government decide when the heating is switched on and off!

    Not switched on yet but luckily it is still fairly mild here at the moment!

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    Just finished and filled my Ďfreeí log store- everything I had laying around
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Had ours on twice so far! Missus is worse than me for feeling the cold. Old photo same fire (and spanner). Gonna miss it when we move soon.
    Fantastic fireplace, and Pooch of course :)

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    First fire of the year but it's not seasonal here; just if it feels a bit chilly.


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    My chimneys have started leaking into each other and fumes coming out into the upstairs rooms :( £3k bill for 2 chimneys to be lines and 3 to be capped and sealed at the bottom :(

  9. #109

    First fire tonight

    Thread resurrection.

    Down in Cornwall AGAIN and the weathers just cold enough to stoke the burner up.

    Had the central heating off since we've been here so it's not too hot for it.


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    Lit for the first time last Sunday (28th Oct) just prior to the Mexico Grand Prix. The heat from a woodburner is so much 'nicer' (I hate that word) than that from central heating.

    Last edited by Skier; 3rd November 2018 at 08:19.

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    First one last week for us.

    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    In the cabin having just lit the windy smithy.

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    Finally some heat

    Following the split from my wife and purchase of a ‘project’
    Just had a mate fit my log burner today ( the only source of heat I have)
    Ran me about £1300 in the mantle
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    Last edited by lewie; 20th January 2020 at 19:37.

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    Can't beat a proper fire!



    Although we did replace the open fire with a woodburner, for more heat.

    It's just democracy.

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    First fire tonight

    For our so called winter
    At nights always on

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    Thereís some lovely fires/log burners on here.

    We lit the biggun over Christmas but generally spend most of our time in our kitchen/snug which has a smaller burner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    Thereís some lovely fires/log burners on here.

    We lit the biggun over Christmas but generally spend most of our time in our kitchen/snug which has a smaller burner

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    Just love that 360degree burner! If I had the room shape for it I'd have one and no mistake.
    It's just democracy.

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    I don't really understand these people that come out with phrases like "....first time heating on this winter" and "...just lit the stove for the first time". Where are these people living?! We've had the CH on for a few hours of the day and the stove on every night since the end of October! In fact, at the moment, the boiler is playing up so the CH is permanently off. The wood burner is getting maxed out from c. 4pm until bed time but it's struggling :-( It was 9 degrees in the bedroom when we went to bed and 8 degrees this morning. We have three quilts on the bed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    Just had a mate fit my log burner today ( the only source of heat I have)
    That looks really nice. Must be tempting to sleep on the sofa with only one source of heating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    That looks really nice. Must be tempting to sleep on the sofa with only one source of heating.
    I really was - I don't tend to feel the cold at night - ive only a 4.5 tog on the bed

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    Some lovely looking fires in this thread. Alack and alas, I don't have one at home, so have to make do with a warm through in my local . .








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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    I really was - I don't tend to feel the cold at night - ive only a 4.5 tog on the bed
    How are you getting on with your first few burns? Had one installed last week and Iíve used it two or three times but it still smells ( paint curing?)...

    Also need to learn about limiting smoke coming in the room as it defeats the object having to open the window to get rid of the smoke!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Just love that 360degree burner! If I had the room shape for it I'd have one and no mistake.
    Thanks. Love your fireplace and your burner looks pretty substantial, what’s the output?

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    Love working from home with this on


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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkeeboy View Post
    How are you getting on with your first few burns? Had one installed last week and Iíve used it two or three times but it still smells ( paint curing?)...

    Also need to learn about limiting smoke coming in the room as it defeats the object having to open the window to get rid of the smoke!!


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    Hi DB
    In my Log Burner time...
    Yes that is the smell of the paint and will subside after a few more burns , not sure about smoke in the room! , you only need to have the door open an inch or two while the fire gets going then close the door and adjust the airflow lever push button etc,,, are you using dry Kindling / Logs ?, is the door rope around the door frame nice and air tight ?
    Funny when mine was installed the fitter said leave a window open slightly in the room to let the air circulate ( mind you it is only a small room ), and have you had a Carbon Monoxide alarm fitted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkeeboy View Post
    How are you getting on with your first few burns? Had one installed last week and Iíve used it two or three times but it still smells ( paint curing?)...

    Also need to learn about limiting smoke coming in the room as it defeats the object having to open the window to get rid of the smoke!!


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    You shouldnít be getting smoke in the room - I assume the fitter installed a register plate.
    Mines really good no smoke
    On cold evenings itís sometimes harder to get the chimney warm (to get the fire going)
    Once is going I Close top and bottom vents off and it just ticks away
    Last edited by lewie; 22nd January 2020 at 21:22.

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    Thanks for the advice both. Rope had a gap but when I pushed down the handle more tightly the gap went away.

    Wood is kiln dried so hopefully that isnít a contributing factor.


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    Stumbled across this thread and now really missing our old house and the open fire and log burner, luckily will be moving again soon and back to a period properly which should provide opportunity!

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    This is our burner. Been having some use in the past week or so!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkeeboy View Post
    How are you getting on with your first few burns? Had one installed last week and Iíve used it two or three times but it still smells ( paint curing?)...

    Also need to learn about limiting smoke coming in the room as it defeats the object having to open the window to get rid of the smoke!!


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    If you have smoke coming in the room something is wrong. Who fitted the burner, and did they check the 'draw' on the burner and flue? Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm?
    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickMSM View Post
    This is our burner. Been having some use in the past week or so!

    Nice looking fireplace. Also love the floor, presume they are tiles?
    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Nice looking fireplace. Also love the floor, presume they are tiles?
    Thanks. No, the floor is Oregon pine. We have had most of it refinished but haven't got around to finishing this room yet. This is the other side of the inglenook with the same floor.


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    RAIS Woodburner

    Had this on whilst watching the Brentford/Leicester match this afternoon



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    Only a small fire but a daily user this time of the year

    I FEEL LIKE I'M DIAGONALLY PARKED IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    Only a small fire but a daily user this time of the year

    Looks very similar to the Stovax we have in the kitchen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    Looks very similar to the Stovax we have in the kitchen
    Yep it is a Stovax it was part of the build and so far so good.
    I FEEL LIKE I'M DIAGONALLY PARKED IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickMSM View Post
    Thanks. No, the floor is Oregon pine. We have had most of it refinished but haven't got around to finishing this room yet. This is the other side of the inglenook with the same floor.

    Thats nice, I must admit to liking wooden floors as well as old 'quarry' style tiles. We lifted a carpet to discover an old parquet floor which was very old. Had it refinished and it looked really nice.
    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    Yep it is a Stovax it was part of the build and so far so good.
    Got my kitchen one alight today as itís miserable outside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    Got my kitchen one alight today as itís miserable outside

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    Most woodburners have a four legged friend!
    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    If you have smoke coming in the room something is wrong. Who fitted the burner, and did they check the 'draw' on the burner and flue? Do you have a carbon monoxide alarm?
    Last two lights went ok with no smoke.. phew! Yes we have an alarm too, just in case..


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