Wood Stove was pointless for Alabama

When I moved in I found a wood stove.

Living in Birmingham means that we do get periods of cold, but to own a wood stove seemed odd.

The previous owner had it all vented to. The woodstove sat on a brick pad and was vented through the wood ceiling to the roof. They even added a stack on the roof. The wood stove was clean as a whistle when I moved in though. They definitely never used it. All the home photos featured that design though. They were really proud of this heating system. I tried using it once. The heater was worthless for the Birmingham colder nights. It could barely hear the living room. It took up so much space and burned wood. Do you know how quickly fire burns wood? Insanely fast. After doing an Alabama winter I realized that I would never use that woodstove again. So I sold the system to a guy that wanted it for a hunting cabin in Birmingham. I then had to rip up the brick pad and redo my flooring. Next was removing the venting and patching my wood ceiling. Finally I had to call roofers to remove the stack and fix anything left behind. It was a lot of time, work, effort, and money to remove a heating system that just wasn’t too impressive. I can’t believe that somebody thought it was a good idea to have a woodstove in Birmingham, AL. The winter seasons do get cold, but they don’t get that cold. Not enough to have a supplemental heater that is.

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