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Propane/wood
« on: March 04, 2014, 08:50:07 PM »
Should I buy a propane tank and burner, or a wood burning stove. For heat/ cooking.

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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 08:54:45 PM »
Wood stove, easily (free) obtainable fuel and safer( as far as fuel is concerned)  If your fuel gets stolen then you can just get more.
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 08:58:03 PM »
Depends on your situation. How much wood can you get and store? Remember wood has to be dried and split and kept dry. In any sort of urban or semi urban environment there will be very little suitable wood laying about ready for your stove. How much area are you needing to heat? Are you looking at permanent installation or emergency only?
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 09:05:27 PM »
Lots of wood here, my neighbours house is very old. And dry.

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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 09:10:44 PM »
LMAO.....
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2014, 08:53:04 AM »
I'd go for wood.  I dream of having a wood cooking stove.  Ahhhh....  One day....

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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 11:01:51 AM »
I'd go for wood.  I dream of having a wood cooking stove.  Ahhhh....  One day....

Keep an eye out on kiijjiiji I got one for $200
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 11:16:43 AM »
Keep an eye out on kiijjiiji I got one for $200


Wow!  $200?!?  No doubt I could get one for a decent price, but right now I have no way to use one.  I rent a home in the city  :( .  However, there will come a day when I will buy a property in the country and will cook and heat my home with one of these.

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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 11:28:02 AM »
I just looked on Kijiji in London, several wood stoves under $250

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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 11:35:09 AM »
If you can, buy those things which you know that you"ll need right away in the house and put them in storage. Or you may find that you can become overwhelmed when you get there. Some suggestions, if I may

chimney piping
cook stove
wood heater
electrical outlets
innverters
whatever components you need for an electrical supply
Lots of plumbing fittings ( you"ll thank me later)
water tanks
A SMALL TRACTOR...may seem like a huge expense, but will pay for itself almost immediately
fuel tanks
TOOLS llots of tools

Along and seemingly expensive list,, but if you can prioritize the purchases, You"ll be so much more ahead of  the game than you can possibly imagine. These were just suggestions, made in hindsight from my own position.

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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 11:36:23 AM »
I just looked on Kijiji in London, several wood stoves under $250

Go for it. I was Writing a response but you beat me to it...LOL
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 11:44:52 AM »
If you can, buy those things which you know that you"ll need right away in the house and put them in storage. Or you may find that you can become overwhelmed when you get there. Some suggestions, if I may

chimney piping
cook stove
wood heater
electrical outlets
innverters
whatever components you need for an electrical supply
Lots of plumbing fittings ( you"ll thank me later)
water tanks
A SMALL TRACTOR...may seem like a huge expense, but will pay for itself almost immediately
fuel tanks
TOOLS llots of tools

Along and seemingly expensive list,, but if you can prioritize the purchases, You"ll be so much more ahead of  the game than you can possibly imagine. These were just suggestions, made in hindsight from my own position.

A long list


This is a VERY good point Nobs.  I will definitely take it under advisement.

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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 12:33:13 PM »
Plumbing fittings? Is that for a still?

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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 01:50:46 PM »
You"ll see if you freeze water lines, or decide to add on gravity fed systems, hydro and aquaponics. All sorts of stuff can go wrong.
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2014, 03:03:01 PM »
Out at my cabin, I have wood heat but usually use propane to cook.  Though sometimes I'll use a dutch oven on the wood stove. 
When we bought the place, the previous owners had the wood stove in the chicken coop.  The chicken coop was 100 sg.ft. and the stove was made to heat 800 sq. ft.  One winter night he had lit the stove because it was -31.  The next morning he found that he had cooked all of his chickens.  We pulled the stove out and thoroughly scrubbed it down.  We lit a very hot fire in it for a couple of hours then when it cooled, we scrubbed it again.  It now keeps our 750 sq. ft. cabin nice and warm in the winter.
For cooking, we installed a propane, RV stove/oven in the kitchen.  Right now we just use a 20lb. propane tank but I do have a 250 gal. tank I want to hook up.
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2014, 07:30:04 PM »
I lost one posting on it today.
I want to say excellent advice NOb.  .I am completely settled on my property ,but I keep buying at action sales all the time chimney piping, extra wood stoves , plumbing stuff atc. . It always comes handy in any situation. You have to live in the country long time and you really appreciate all the extra stuff for heating and plumbing when you need it.
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2014, 10:58:24 AM »
I lost one posting on it today.
I want to say excellent advice NOb.  .I am completely settled on my property ,but I keep buying at action sales all the time chimney piping, extra wood stoves , plumbing stuff atc. . It always comes handy in any situation. You have to live in the country long time and you really appreciate all the extra stuff for heating and plumbing when you need it.
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2014, 01:51:23 PM »
My wife knows that every time I go to the landfill I come home with more than I take.  She does not give me a hard time though because she is as bad as I am. Once she went up there on her own to dump some household garbage. About and hour later a pick up truck arrived at the house with a wicker love seat. The guy told me that my wife at seen this at the dump and wanted it but had no way to get it home. Actually our little town has quite the social gathering at the landfill site every Sunday when it is open for the public. A few years ago I instigated a free cycle program there so there is always stuff of interest.
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2014, 07:58:14 PM »
Just to let you know . To fill barbecue  propane tank at Can. Tire is aprox. $ 30 now ,but we just filled it at Costco for $12.
Did not realised propane is now so expensive. Glad I am heating and cooking with wood.
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Re: Propane/wood
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2014, 08:00:18 PM »
costco is cheaper. I think they give us American prices.