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Hello from a UK Newbie!

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:10 pm
by TeePee
I'd like to say hi to all! :)
I am an obsessive wood stove tinkerer and lightweight backpacker from Peterborough, England.
There are so many fellow stovers on this forum, I had to join! :D

Re: Hello from a UK Newbie!

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:15 pm
by zelph
Glad to have you here Tee Pee. We have quite a few viewers from the UK.

I am an obsessive wood stove tinkerer


We encourage stove tinkering around here. :D

Is Peterborough in the Highlands??? I've sent a few stoves up that way :D

Re: Hello from a UK Newbie!

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:17 pm
by TeePee
Its in the lowlands-We like to call it Peterboghorror.

Re: Hello from a UK Newbie!

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:19 pm
by TeePee
I think you posted on HF a few days ago-Im Turnerminator on HF. I followed your link.

Re: Hello from a UK Newbie!

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:23 pm
by zelph
TeePee wrote:I think you posted on HF a few days ago-Im Turnerminator on HF. I followed your link.


I didn't recognize the hairdo in your avatar :mrgreen:

HForums......ahhhhh!!!!!yes.....I saw the thread on stoves and had to post a comment. The Garlington Stove, my first try at it was a success at first burn........what followed was discouraging and I gave up on it. :o

Re: Hello from a UK Newbie!

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:28 pm
by zelph
TeePee wrote:Its in the lowlands-We like to call it Peterboghorror.


I had a 50-50 chance of getting it .....upper and lower :o

Do you have access to peat from the bogs where there is known to be lots of horror :geek:

Tell us a little about the properties of "peat" as a fuel for peat burning stoves :o . I think we've just introduced another fuel alternative.....who woulda thunkit :idea:

Re: Hello from a UK Newbie!

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:37 pm
by TeePee
zelph wrote:
TeePee wrote:Its in the lowlands-We like to call it Peterboghorror.


I had a 50-50 chance of getting it .....upper and lower :o

Do you have access to peat from the bogs where there is known to be lots of horror :geek:

Tell us a little about the properties of "peat" as a fuel for peat burning stoves :o . I think we've just introduced another fuel alternative.....who woulda thunkit :idea:


:lol: I wish-its just wet clay! :cry:

You can make fire bricks out of it, though! :idea:

Re: Hello from a UK Newbie!

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:39 pm
by TeePee
The Garlington Stove, my first try at it was a success at first burn........what followed was discouraging and I gave up on it.


The idea of putting black soot all over my pots does not make me a happy bunny. I like clean burning stoves.

Re: Hello from a UK Newbie!

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:34 pm
by Ridgerunner
Welcome TeePee !
obsessive wood stove tinkerer


The idea of putting black soot all over my pots does not make me a happy bunny. I like clean burning stoves.


Those two statements lead to a bit of conflict, ehh? Have you come up with a wood burner without soot? Have you used one of the Kettle stoves that originate over the pond? I imaginne that the soot problem still exist when using an extra pot above the kettle.

Re: Hello from a UK Newbie!

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:28 pm
by TeePee
Yup, no black soot. It is possible. :)