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    Recommended wood stove brands

    I had a Quadrafire 7100 (zero-clearance wood stove - looks like a fireplace insert) installed in 2008. I've used it since, every winter, to heat two floors in a 3100 sqft home. In moderate temps (25 and above), it heats those floors fine. Below that, my heat pump for upstairs kicks on some...
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    Cutting up white oak tree

    Thought you guys might enjoy seeing the fruits of my labor from this past Saturday. We had a storm come through where I am in VA and it took out a couple trees. I have a Sthl 271 and an older 023 that I used for this. The 271 has a 20" bar on it. one of the twin branches broke off during the...
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    Cutting up white oak tree

    I've never heard that before - interesting. I'll tell you, for us that cut a lot, there's nothing like a brand new chain, eh? I really don't know about today's chains being designed to make shallow cuts. All I can say is that when I put on a completely brand new chain, it produces nice thick...
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    Cutting up white oak tree

    Yep, I'm sure we're all guilty of pressing on when there are just a couple cuts left. For me, it depends on just how dull that puppy is. If it's basically just grazing the wood (producing very fine dust), I'll still cut my loss and change the chain. If it's somewhere in the middle, I might...
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    Cutting up white oak tree

    Oh, you definitely see a difference in the saw dust. When the teeth go dull, it becomes powder. Moreover, you hear the engine constantly going at full RPM versus digging into the wood. The chains just basically grazing the wood. This is just putting extra wear on your saw, making you tired...
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    Cutting up white oak tree

    I've pretty much burned wood my whole life. I currently go through about 5 to 6 cord a year for heating. I typically have white oak, read oak, some gum, poplar, locust, etc. The ONLY time I see chains start to smoke is when they are flat out dull. Of course, we all know how fast a chain can...
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    CEO of Husqvarna Calls it Quits on Lawn and Garden Tractors (Petrol), says U.S. is Too "Challenging".

    Interesting stories here. So I've had my Husqvarna YTH20K46 for about 15 years now. Going into the 2nd year, the engine threw a rod and blasted a hole right through the engine block. I started searching online and found that this was a common problem for K-series engines back around that...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    That's awesome. Was all of that above ground or in-ground?
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    I'm in Fredericksburg, WoodChuck. I had a place here quote me about $3900 for the tank (500 gallon). I currently have an inground tank. They said it would be about $5100 for the complete install.
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    That's actually my plan if they don't come around on the price. If I decide not to do the propane thing anymore, what are they going to do, just leave their tank there? LOL
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Cool beans. The company currently owns the tank I have right now. I'd like to buy it, but they are offering a price I believe is too high. To come and get their tank, they are telling me that they'll charge me a fee to come and dig it up and take it away as well as the price for the tank. I...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    What was it like to get rid of your tank? Did the company come and get it? Was it in-ground, and if so, did they try and charge you a fee to come and dig up their tank?
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Gotcha. I typically make it through the year with one fill-up on my (well, their) 500 gallon tank. That's since I installed a zero-clearance unit for burning firewood. This past winter, my son and his family moved in with us from October to February. Needless to say, the hot water usage took...
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Curious about the "which price wise, was a mistake" comment. Why so? They ask too much, your calculations showed it would have been better to continue leasing or what?
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    Propane Tank, rent or buy 500gal

    Are you actually able to find tanks for that price at this time - even in Michigan? I've called around locally and I've only been able to find the one place that will sell me a 500 gallon tank.
 
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