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Thread: Securing a Wood stove at remote cabin

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    Default Securing a Wood stove at remote cabin

    As I sit and think about my cabin out on the Yentna river first is the cabin still sitting on top of the hill and pilings ? Next is the cabin is standing is my wood stove still in the same room that it was instaled in. Or is in the kitchen or front porch ?? Had never given much thought about securing the stove but if a big quqke hit while I was there with a fire going . Could prove to be quite exciting . When I get to the cabin and things are so so I will be making aragements to secure the wood stove.

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    Mar 2016


    A lot of us now have a chance to step back and think about what happened, what could have happened, and are we ready for the next earthquake.

    For example, I had a thermal expansion tank connected to my hot water heater that was installed by the previous owner. I never noticed that it was not installed properly; I.e. not strapped to the wall but instead just supported by the water line. The force of the quake bent the copper line and the tank slammed into the hot water heater. Fortunately I was home and got the water turned off before any damage occurred, but it could have been much worse.

    I am now going through my home with a more critical eye....

    Securing the stove makes sense and also the vent pipe sections.

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    Also having a survival cache, maybe just a 55 gal. drum with a lock ring lid. Keep all your old coats and boots, etc.. Think in terms of what if you exit the cabin 3:45 AM barefoot in your longjohns as it burns in -22 degree and 7 feet of snow.

    In the old days the classic elevated log cache, served many needs, one was shelter if the cabin burned to the ground. Spare everything s stored n the cache, just the day to day essentials were in the cabin.

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    Jun 2017


    I found this guide from Oregon State University after the quake. It talks about items that should be considered in residential situations, but many of the suggestions can also be applied in the bush as well.

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    More worrying about the stack. Literally had to use engine host to install stove .word on the street is big bend survived. At least has view from river freighter and plane . We'll have a mess to clean up.River needs to tighten up.

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    Made a check on cabin last week end and the stove had moved about 8 " stove pipe still attached . So there is plans to anchor the stove and pipe. Only had a couple of glasses broken . quite a few things were down and out of cabinets .

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    The first quake had a east / west motion according to a article that I saw on the news the other night and after seeing some of the things that were down I would agree .

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    Sep 2014


    When I leave the house for longer than a few hours, I turn the breaker off to the well pump just in case there is a water line break while I'm gone. I keep a huge fire extinguisher not far from the wood stove.
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