Gina says its time to split

Splitting some maple firewood.

Gina hard at work.

We’ve been busy the last week, trying to get at a pile of hardwood that’s been sitting in your driveway for about 18 months now. 2 cords cut and split… only 14 more to do!!

ol’ faithful, a Husqvarna 353G chainsaw

Battered and bruised.

Black with tar, thick with pitch, this chainsaw has seen its day but still won’t quit.

We cut a cord of hardwood today. I started out using 2 different Stihl saws but the little one I knew was underpowered for the 12 inch wide maple, and the larger one didn’t fair much better. So, I dug out Stubbert’s ol’ faithful, a Husqvarna 353G.

 

 

 

 

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Our Harman Fireplace Wood Stove goes BOOM!

Our Harman Fireplace Wood Stove goes BOOM!

Our Harman Fireplace Wood Stove goes BOOM!

Our fireplace was WETT Certified installed. Everything done right and approved by the insurance company. The unit has its own air intake and a chimney that goes straight up. The problem is that the after gases do not burn off properly as this little video shows. We have had the stove for 6 years now, its always done this. [Edit note Sep 05 2013: To clarify, not every time but its gotten worse the last couple years.]

 

 

 

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