Check out what was installed at Castle Frostbite today:
That’s right—a new pellet stove. Enough BTUs to heat over 2,000 square feet, which will be enough to turn our two living rooms into Arizona in August, even when the snow is two feet deep outside. We bought it used from friends, and paid the stove company to install it for us.
They delivered three tons of pellets to feed it, dismantled and hauled off the cast iron wood stove that was standing in the same spot just this morning, and installed the new unit. It’s so much more efficient than the old wood stove that it’s laughable.
With the wood in the shed for the second wood stove in the #2 living room, we now have enough fuel for the winter already, and it’s barely June. Next week, we’re getting a new roof, and I think Robin wants to buy another ton or two of pellets just to be on the safe side. We now have three different heating systems, using as many different fuel sources (propane, cord wood, pellets), and one of them can run without electricity. (Redundancy is a good thing.)
Looks like you can make just about any place perfectly livable if you just sink enough money into it…