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    Should i light a fire?

    This isn't the best pic and I don't have a 3D camera, but suffice it to say that the tree branch above the chimney is touching the chimney cap. I'm not crawling up there to address the issue since everything is covered in ice and the limb is probably ready to drop anyway.

    But if the power goes out, i need a fire. Should i light it?


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    I would.

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    Doubt the heat that would escape out of there would do much if it got cold enough to need the fire.
    You are totally not a ninja for not going up there j/k
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    Heat might melt some of the ice on that limb and keep it from falling. I say go for it.

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    Go for it Portis. As the fire heats up and the exhaust warms the ice will melt which will lighten the branch and the branch will lift. You will actually be helping the tree. Do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenng View Post
    Go for it Portis. As the fire heats up and the exhaust warms the ice will melt which will lighten the branch and the branch will lift. You will actually be helping the tree. Do it.
    I was thinking the same thing. I can see no harm in lighting a fire, and it probably will help keep the branch from breaking.
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    the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire.


    Light it.
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    Fire melts ice, ice turns to water, water runs in the chimney and extinguishes fire.

    Ice is a preservationist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Fire melts ice, ice turns to water, water runs in the chimney, heat makes water change states, steam goes up chimney and melts more ice.

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    Glenn,

    Any chance you will be in my zip code in the next few days? Bring a harness and a decent sized chainsaw. I got some Elm trees to overhaul.

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    I climbed up on the icy roof and did some trimming. Hell, i'm a winter cylclist nobody said i was smart. Now almost the entire neighborhood is out of power except for my house and a couple to the West. We are very lucky. I've called the neighbors and invited them to come over and stay.

    I'm not the friendly type but I can't stand the thought of them not having power when the temps are heading to the teens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portis View Post
    I climbed up on the icy roof and did some trimming. Hell, i'm a winter cylclist nobody said i was smart. Now almost the entire neighborhood is out of power except for my house and a couple to the West. We are very lucky. I've called the neighbors and invited them to come over and stay.

    I'm not the friendly type but I can't stand the thought of them not having power when the temps are heading to the teens.
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    What kind of a question is this? OF COURSE you should light a fire! There's never a wrong time to make a fire. We don't need no water, let the mother****er burn!
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    Fire it up!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portis View Post
    I'm not the friendly type
    No!



    (But seriously, though, good on ya.)

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    yes, do the fire thing. Then please, when the ice is gone from the whole tree, have a tree service come and remove the whole truck that is leaning towards your roof. The next ice storm could bring the thing through your roof. And the other dead stuff from the rest of the tree please.
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    Are the hydrants functional? Is the fire department accessible?

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    Use the fireplace. It'll help the trees too.

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