You want to install a wood burning stove to save money next winter? I did last year and here is what it cost me:

COST TO INSTALL AND USE A WOOD BURNING STOVE.

    Stove, Pipe, and Installation .................................................... $499.00
    Chain Saw (to cut wood) .............................................................. 150.00
    Gas, Oil, and Maintenance on Saw ............................................. 75.00
    Used 4X4 Pickup to Haul Wood ............................................... 9,300.00
    4X4 Pickup Maintenance .............................................................. 750.00
    Fine for Cutting Trees on State prop without permit ............. 350.00
    Permit to Cut Wood on State prop ................................................... 5.00
    Two Cases of Beer (To drink while cutting wood)....................... 30.00
    Fine for Littering (Threw beer can on road) ............................... 500.00
    Tow Truck (To get 4X4 out of creek) ............................................. 150.00
    Log Splitter ........................................................................................ 347.00
    Doctor's Fee (To remove splinter from eye) .................................. 50.00
    Safety Glasses .................................................................................... 15.00
    Tetanus Shot for Squirrel Bite ......................................................... 10.00
    Laundry Bill (Stepped on snake) ....................................................... 3.50
    Replace Stolen CB Radio from 4X4 Pickup ................................. 197.00
    Replace Lost Watch ............................................................................ 85.00
    Replace Side Mirror on 4X4 Pickup (Passenger side) ................. 35.00
    Replace Other Side Mirror on 4X4 Pickup ..................................... 35.00
    Two Butane Lighters and Lighter Fluid ............................................ 5.85
    Replace Living Room Carpet (Burnt by sparks) .......................... 800.00
    Repaint Living Room (Smoke damage) ........................................... 45.00
    Doctor's Bill for Neighbor's Kid (Burnt hand on stove).................. 35.00
    Doctor's Bill for Smashed Toe (Carrying wood barefoot)............. 35.00
    Lost Days from Work (While toe healed) ....................................... 750.00
    Replace Coffee Table (Chopped and burnt while drunk)........... 178.00
    ..................................................................................................................
    TOTAL COST FIRST YEAR (And last) YEAR .......................... $19,304.35

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