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wood stove just isent heating today

so our woodstove is running/burning and its still cold in here. its been going all night and all of today. im freaking freezing 3 paires of socks on. even a blanket isent helping. one day the stove is great and were hot and today FREEZING.

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tabbys4

Asked by tabbys4 at 11:44 AM on Jan. 2, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Have you opened the stove and left it open for a bit? We have one and sometimes we have to open it and let the heat come out that way. Ifyou have a screen you can put it in front and it should heat up. It can also depend on the wood you use. If you mix wood it usually runs alot hotter.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 11:45 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • i will try that thank you. yeah i dont know what kid of woods in there. dh just brings it in and goes to work. he knows i dont. i do know its 2 year old wood lol. i cant modavate to do anything when im so cold... i will try your idea.. many thanks xo
    tabbys4

    Answer by tabbys4 at 11:50 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • What kind of wood Stove it is! Newer? Air Tight? Quality? Do you have A Dirty Chimney? A Restricted Flue Air Flow? Its important to be cleaned & checked!! Do you have Fire Brick inside? Restricted Air flow & it wouldn't get up to Temp. For its Clogged! You have to clean it Thoroughly... Of course it has to all go out!! They must be Cleaned Frequently... Ash build up is Bad!! You need A Good Steel Ash pan & all Ash to go outside & be burned out! Never Ever leave that Ash pan in the Garage or near anything to ignite A Fire!!! Even Ash that Sems out could reignite! Also your wood has to be dry & cured... Green wood doesn't burn Well! Neither does pine!! It just Smokes more & doesn't Give good Clean Hot Fire like Seasoned Oak & other Hard woods & birch for Example or Maple!! If you got your Stove from any Business Call & ask them what they suggest!! We have A Lopi Liberty!! I wish you Luck & Safe Desired Warm Safe Heat!!
    Angellinda

    Answer by Angellinda at 12:04 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • the wood your using may be wet, damp, or green. I have found with my wood burner that when wood is not seasoned well it doesn't put out a good hot heat. also you could try using a ceiling fan to circulate the warm air from high and bring it to the floor more, fan should be on slow.
    moonstruk

    Answer by moonstruk at 7:22 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

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