That my repeated efforts to douse the fire in my woodstove this morning
failed . We got unexpected temps in the upper 60's overnight with this storm
, and it was up to 85? in the living room , so I squirted water on the fire
trying to put it out . Several times . I finally gave up , even though it
was still going a little . I didn't want to get it so wet in there that I'd
have problems getting a fire going tonight .
Well , now it's starting to cool off , and I've just added some wood to
the small glowing embers that were still there . If I've got my timing right
it'll be going good when heat is needed ... and not before . It's always a
balancing act with this stove when temps are between 40? and 60? , it's
rated for a much larger space than we currently have . That's about to
change ... if the weather ever relents and lets me finish the cellar walls
(cement block) .
It'll be interesting to see what the official rainfall for the last few
days is , my estimate is over 3" , closer to 4" . There's that much in the
open cells of my partially-completed block walls .