Monday, September 08, 2008
Sauna Update 08
On Sat night after a ripping evening of fishing I decided to fire up the Sauna. The fall temps have arrived and it is the perfect time for warming up and hitting the outdoor shower for a cool off. Upon doing it though I realized that I have not really done a Sauna update for some time. So here it is. First off, it is working. All doubters on the rock have been extinguished. However, it DOES take some time to heat it up. I can hit 150 degrees in about an hour plus. 180 to 200 degrees takes a couple of hours. At first I was having some really inconsistent firings but I am not learning how to keep the stove pumped up and when to stoke it and when to let it burn for awhile. Basically, during the fall and winter I plan on having it fired for whole days, most likely every Sat, so we can use it and our neighbors, friends and others who are skiing in the area can swing by and make it a habit. To fire it for a quickie is not happening! As to where it is in building, it is completely roughed out, I am currently working on the outside trim, soffets and just plain sealing it up. Then this winter I can concentrate on finishing the inside as far as trim and the details. Come on over!