Tag Archives: masonry stove

just right (mostly)

I’ve written enough blog posts now that I’m starting to worry I’m repeating myself and I may not even be aware of it. Sigh. Well, at any rate, we’re still learning how to heat the house without the convenience of … Continue reading

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five fifteen, near zero, two-fer

We’re definitely two weeks out from the solstice. It isn’t pitch black by five o’clock any more. Indeed, I was outside (briefly) at 5:15 this evening and there was a decent amount of dusky light. The sun went down quickly, … Continue reading

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cold spell

While much of the U.S. West and particularly the Pacific Northwest are going through a heat wave, we’re having a cold (and rainy) spell. It rained something like 2 inches in the past 24 hours based on our very precise … Continue reading

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on the stove room, cabbage, and chickens

When we moved into the house last summer, some things got deposited in rooms/closets/corners/cabinets that made sense.  Some did not.  Such is the nature of moving. We weren’t sure what was going to go in the “stove room” (the quasi-utility … Continue reading

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74, 78, who do we appreciate?

Passive solar and the masonry stove, of course. It was 74 F in the basement by mid-afternoon.  We don’t turn on the electric baseboard heaters unless we’re watching a movie so all of that heat came from passive solar.  Amazing, … Continue reading

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spelling lesson of the day

Whoops.  It’s masonry stove, not masonary stove.  Damn letter ‘a’… Now, am I enough of a grammar nerd and diehard professor to go back into old WordPress posts and correct the spelling?

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the wonders of the masonry stove

We’re well into week #3 of gray weather.  To avoid falling into hate-Ithaca-weather-talk, I’m going to focus on a positive during this time of the year: the masonry stove. The masonry stove is that big, brick thing that absorbs heat … Continue reading

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