Hey Maineaahhs....

Hey Maineaahhs....

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:54 pm

Freddy, Sterling, et al.,

How you guys making out with the big meltdown ????? :(

I read on sledme.com and other boards that the Aroostook river is having some big time ice jams.
Perhaps it is time to get a pot of hot coals to help melt it a bit. :funny: :nana:


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Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Hey Maineaahhs....

PostBy: gambler On: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:35 pm

I copied this from another forum from Maine
Looks like our deer friend is going for a ride!!

Pictures taken as the ice was running in the St John river in the Allagash..
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Re: Hey Maineaahhs....

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:34 am

Awww, Poor lil' deer.

Still snow in the woods. Potholes are everywhere. Some larger than others. Here's a pic from todays newspaper.

It got up to 54 yesterday! Wooohoooo!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined


Re: Hey Maineaahhs....

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:15 am

Just a little rut in the road...
plenty of room to go 'round!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Hey Maineaahhs....

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:30 am

Yup. The St. John river let go on Sunday. 3 weeks earlier than last year. Big time flooding last year!! Not this year. Less snow. Been raining here for 3 days and suppose to rain the rest of the week. Like I said in another post, I won't be cutting the grass til the middle of next month. I'm starting to see brown patches in potato fields, but not on my lawn! Still at least 10" of snow on it! :mad: :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
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Re: Hey Maineaahhs....

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:03 am

See, the damned global warming from the keystoker!
Ready for a TT load yet? Get a friend (everyone in Maine is a 'friend') and order it up! Ice out is early for you. The small lakes here are open, the bigger ones are looking pretty porous and gray....a windy day and just maybe....

Hows that working out convincing the wife you only burn 50 lbs a day? I'll bet 120 is closer to the norm in cold weather.
Seen Greg in your travels? Or better yet do you know the building in question location? Inquiring minds want to know!
Ask 'The Mayor' for a new 'spud' smiley, that would be distinctive for your area, and a 'maritime smiley' with a 'lobsta' in a trap for freddie's area. From what I read here, a 'lobsta trap' with a 'keystoker emblem' in it might be appropriate for most of maine! :) :shock: :? :lol: :!:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Hey Maineaahhs....

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:48 am

whistlenut wrote:The small lakes here are open, the bigger ones are looking pretty porous and gray....a windy day and just maybe....


The small lakes here are nowhere close to being open!

whistlenut wrote:Hows that working out convincing the wife you only burn 50 lbs a day? I'll bet 120 is closer to the norm in cold weather.


I told her we'll go back to oil when I run out of coal. Probably the end of next week. Filled up for $2.19 a gallon. Haven't seen it that low in a few years.

whistlenut wrote:Seen Greg in your travels? Or better yet do you know the building in question location? Inquiring minds want to know!


No I haven't seen him. Called his number, but no answer. I've been asking around about the building and nobody seem to know. Sorry.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Hey Maineaahhs....

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:21 pm

I would not say we are having problems with flooding but the local small rivers are higher then anyone can remember them after the 3 to 3.5 inches of rain we got 2 days ago. It takes 24 hours for the rivers to come up and they sure have! Sorry, no pics, just water flowing in places it usually doesn't. We tend not to build in these areas in Maine for some reason.

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000