Wood, Pellets, or Pucks? Let's put a discussion on the fire.

Evening gentlemen,

Just curious as to which heating method you prefer. A decent-sized woodstove, a Pellet/Puck Stove, or a wood-fired Cookstove with the oven/heating compartment/water heater on the side.

 

Personally, I prefer a nice woodstove or a cookstove as you can toss a couple pieces of hardwood in them and shut them down for the night, as well as having a wood pile the size of all outdoors as opposed to having to stock up on pellets or pucks from the store. (not saying you can't buy firewood, but if you can get your hands on a decent-sized tree, you'll have wood for 2 seasons depending on how much you burn.

 

What say you, men?

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I second a wood stove.  The way I look at it, you can pretty much throw anything in it to burn

I used to work in a shop that would cut up old tractor tires and burn them.  The stove would actually glow red.  Wouldnt get away with that today. 

Anyway, I live in a rural area with plenty of trees.  Wood stove is the way to go. 

Exactly! Old newspapers, paper plates and cups, boxes from stores....It's great being able to use whatever flammable items are on hand, instead of just one type of fuel.

 

Claude, you might, in a very rural area...Away from anyone who would smell the smoke and realize it is burning rubber.  I've never seen a stove get hot enough to glow red, but I know the big stove we have at the cottage can force you outside during a Canadian winter from the heat it puts out.

I like wood stoves for simplicity and atmosphere but they take up room and you need to live where you can get wood and store it correctly.   I enjoy the exercise - when I have time. 

I have a friend here who is pleased with his pellet stove. 

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