scott dennison: I don't get the daily paper, I've been using old military papers that I
don't want to throw away. But I have about a truckload of packing (moving)
paper from a recent move, it looks recycled and uncoated but I'm not sure,
is that paper OK for a starter? Pieces with tape on it will be recycled,
GmenAgain: Good video, but I have some input. As a 26 year owner of a printing
business, and a wood stove owner....I can say you should NEVER burn colored
paper. Some people believe that's an old theory, and newspapers/flyers are
made different now because of soy based inks. The key word being "based".
Yes, they are soy based...but the pigments used for colors are toxic
REGARDLESS OF BASE. Also paper used for color printing contains
gloss...even if it does not look or feel glossy. So you are burning 2 toxic
chemicals. And both will also stick to the chimney walls. The black inks
used for printing do not contain toxic pigments, and do not require
additives to make them appear opaque. Burn only the white & black portions
of your newspaper...and put all others in recycling....NOT the garbage. And
cardboard is made with glue...don't burn it. Also...adding a metal grate
will allow you to avoid a "building" process every time you start your
stove, and increase airflow to your wood for more efficient burning.
goldsackb2: Great video. How many logs do you add to the furnace before you go to
sleep? I am installing a wood stove in my house soon. I am trying to avoid
waking up to a cold house at night.
barewolf: Joe Bucci mentioned that your stove looks like an Englander NC-30. Is it?
grimreap93: 10 second intro or less. Nothing more.
Terri Brinkley: What a GREAT demo! I have an older model earth stove that came with the
house I bought (a 1977 model). I could never seem to understand how the
damper works. The damper has 2 different settings & there is also an
air-flow control knob on the side for "H-M-L" Your demo helped me
understand mine MUCH better! THANK YOU!! Perhaps I will not go thru so much
Susan Kanawyer: Hello... Thank you so very much for your wonderful awesome tips... I did
build my fire as you instructed tonight !! Wow What an Amazing Difference..
My little mountain cabin warmed up so fast,, with minimal wasting of my
personalty hand cut wood.. Thank You so very much,, Awesome video..
Joe Bucci: It looks like a Englander NC-30 Stove, Excellent choice.
I have mine for 2 years and it works 3x better then my older Brass Flame.
I use Bull pine to start my fires and switch to Live oak and Almond.
If you don't have access to hard wood, pine will be fine.
After the inside of the glass is hot, I use a paint scraper that uses razor
blades to remove the build up of smoke on the inside of the glass.
After the fire box is hot, I always load the wood cross length and to the
back of the stove.
I hope this will help and thank you for the video.
katwillny: I cant seem to do that on a cold start without getting a house full of
smoke. I have a 18ft class A chimney outside the house and 4 feet inside on
a 90 degree angle going into the wall thimbal. Any ideas?
bowtech340: Awsome vid... Thanks...
Ronny op de Beeck: Opening with guns..... And after all..... God bless..... With guns..... Is
that what god says? Shooting???? Strange....
Laurie Wheeler: Just read responses and saw on to my night time question, lol.
katwillny: Thanks for the video. Creepy laughter at 4:41.
charlie brown: i first put in a bunch of dryed kndling i per fer hard woods like cheery
oak locus etc than let it burn flu wide open let it burn for 5to 10 minutes
than add logs than turn down the air in take flue so it does not over fire
your stove turn down to half or more
FletchBZMMT: Yes, it does.
TheSkyhazFallen: When you load it up with big logs does the fire roar up the flue? I'm a new
woodstove owner and I'm uncertain of how fierce rhe fire should burn.
FletchBZMMT: @pfiberoptik You are exactly right, thanks for pointing this out.
FletchBZMMT: You are welcome, and thank you.
charlie brown: i fill mine up with kndling let it burn for 10 minutes than i completly
fill it up with big logs hard woods only
FletchBZMMT: That will depend on what you are burning and how hot the stove is burning.
At night we can load up our stove burning as low as possible and by morning
there are still lot coals in it to put more wood in etc... Out here in MT
we burn pine which burns faster etc... Hope that helps.
FletchBZMMT: You are most welcome, glad I could help.
geo76og: What make of stove is that....I ask cause I just got a used England stove
works that looks like that and have a ? for you. Do you have fire bricks at
the top of stove at all, When I look at mine it just looks to me that it
needs fire bricks to go in the top side of stove.
FletchBZMMT: @SCRWOOD Why thank you. Thanks for watching and commenting.
Laurie Wheeler: Question, moving to small cabin next week and wondering how often do you
need to keep adding wood? Is it every 3-4 hours because i'm sleeping in
loft and will need to come down to add wood during middle of night i'm
guessing or is it depending on type of wood your burning? Also do you clean
out stove daily? Thanks great video!
FletchBZMMT: Thanks glad you enjoyed it.
FletchBZMMT: @Ziva4Freedom Great question Ziva. The stove was here when we moved in. It
will heat the whole house very well as it's in the basement. With the
luxury of one fan in the basement and ceiling fan upstairs we hardly ever
use any other heat. In SHTF/WROL some of the outer rooms house would of
course be cooler etc, but still livable. Installation would depend greatly
on how far the flu would have to run etc. Now is a great time to buy a
stove though. Gov. tax incentives etc...
G36Jeff: Ooo.i miss our fireplace soo much.i miss cutting wood with my dad out back
and just sitting by the fire.the end of this vid brought a tear to my eye.
FletchBZMMT: Also it should be noted that caution should be taken not to over fire the
stove as it can warp the door, damage the air intake system etc... The
happens when one lets the stove burn too hot for too long. A half hour to
an hour when starting the stuff is fine though.
Laura Rosson: thank you:-) I used your method today and had great success! I live in
Pollock pines Ca, close to Lake Tahoe California and am new to my snow
country area. My home doesn't have central heat and air so I am going to
rely on my wood stove for heat.
FletchBZMMT: Glad I could help, in a round-about-way.... ;-)
jane doe: question is, DOES IT HEAT THE HOUSE??
Pfiber Optik: One more thing fletch, I do the same as you with the door latch when
getting the stove up to temp. Leaving the door cracked, but the latch still
engaged is a good practice. Without engaging the latch one huge backpuff
(when built-up wood gasses suddenly ignite) could literally blow the door
wide open with embers everywhere. A backpuff could still shoot embers
through the cracked but latched door, so I never leave the room until the
door is closed and latched fully. Just an FYI for others...
Matthew Medeiros: Yeah here is a lot of Oak, i have been doing my reading up on it. Don't
want to pay oil prices. Thanks for the help
FletchBZMMT: Not sure on make, it was in the house. Think it's a "generic" of some kind.
It doesn't have fire bricks up top either. Hope that helps.
Matthew Medeiros: Flech thank you for the video, getting a house with a wood burning stove
installed in it already here in RI, one question, how offen do you put wood
Pfiber Optik: Funny...watching Fletch's stove burn for 10 minutes was actually less sleep
provoking than many of nutnfancy's long videos. HAHAHA! I got our stove
installed just in time for the winter temps. it heats great and I love it.
Actually the last 2 days I have been cutting & hauling FREE hardwood from
my neighbors' property. They all got together and paid a pro to cut a bunch
of trees down (and NONE of them heat with wood) I now have a friggin HUGE
pile of wood enuff for at least 3 or 4 winters.
sonia53028: Thank you for your video. It really worked for me on the first try!! Awsome!
FletchBZMMT: @MrSchpankme Indeed combustion air is important. Ideally it would be ducted
directly into the stove etc... Thanks for commenting.