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Re: Best/Easiest Way to Make Fire Logs
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2015, 04:55:41 AM »
The last house we lived in - back in Wisconsin was one of those insulation con jobs.  It has all the 3" plugs, but was very cold...  We pulled a couple of them out of the bottom, the walls were empty.  Out last winter Y2K we managed to keep a couple of rooms comfortable ($400 a month), but, we had plastic on outside of all the windows, sleeping bags covering doorways...   it was pretty costly.  Pretty little 2 story on the edge of 600 acre farm land, with +2 feet of fertile top soil - you could grow 15 ft sweet corn, and green beans ... wish I had that soil.  The house was Propane, and the price was about .65 a gallon... $200 to fill the tank...  the furn
LOL. Quite the trade off. I often wonder what would be better, not battling the winters for the amazing soil and growing beautiful crops in the valley, or the privacy away from the city rats and harsh winters of the Sierra.

Yeah, I'll suffer the winters any day and do without perfect soil for peace and privacy.
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Re: Best/Easiest Way to Make Fire Logs
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2015, 06:04:33 AM »
LOL. Quite the trade off. I often wonder what would be better, not battling the winters for the amazing soil and growing beautiful crops in the valley, or the privacy away from the city rats and harsh winters of the Sierra.

Yeah, I'll suffer the winters any day and do without perfect soil for peace and privacy.

It was one of those places that you knew the road would always be open, no matter what the snow-fall.  Hospital 3 miles one way, Sheriffs HQ 1/2 mile other other direction.   Except the snow plow that would plow in our driveway, every hour...!

I should post those plans and get some input on this furnace...
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Re: Best/Easiest Way to Make Fire Logs
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2015, 02:25:51 PM »
I saw these sawdust "pucks" (yes, the size of a hockey puck), a sporting goods store - $17 for a puck-in-a-can with a 1 hour burn time.   Extra pucks were $3 a pop.   Inside a can, I guess it would burn slow enough to last an hour.

If it was 2-3 months into a power outage, no gasoline, those little sawdust & wax pucks might be perfect for heating up a quick meal and not attracting attention.   They were wrapped in clear plastic, a dozen of those things could be thrown into a back pack, glove compartment or carried around easily, because they hardly weighted anything at all.
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