Indian Summer

Indian Summer

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:19 pm

We had a great weather day here today after 4 days of rain. The next week is supposed to be sunny and mild. Not really coal burning weather but a great time to enjoy a last bit of nice weather and get some fall yard work done. The whole area seemed to be in leaf removal mode today.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:28 pm

So why do they call it Indian summer? Yeah the weather is splendid in NY also. Almost want to take a dip in the coal heated pool. :) Went out into the woods to do a little scouting and found out the hard way that the ticks haven't suffered as much as they should have. The buggers are all over. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:48 pm

We had equally nice weather in Northern VA today and while we expect a little cooler temp for the up coming week, it will still be warm during the day. I'm going to keep idling my Mark II as it is burning only about $3.00 of coal a day and I don't want to mess with relighting it. I'm not sure but I think that turning the whole house furnace on for a couple of hours a day would be more then that. I do know that it sure is nice to wake up to a toasty house every morning. Real winter will be here soon enough, in the meantime enjoy what we have. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I


Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:07 pm

lowfog01 wrote:We had equally nice weather in Northern VA today and while we expect a little cooler temp for the up coming week, it will still be warm during the day. I'm going to keep idling my Mark II as it is burning only about $3.00 of coal a day and I don't want to mess with relighting it. I'm not sure but I think that turning the whole house furnace on for a couple of hours a day would be more then that. I do know that it sure is nice to wake up to a toasty house every morning. Real winter will be here soon enough, in the meantime enjoy what we have. Lisa

I did the same thing..... just let the stove continue to run, had to open all the windowstats :D We went on a nice train ride out of New Hope, PA. Nice outing.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: Lola Coalfire On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:19 pm

This morning started with the mists lifting of the lakes, giving way by noon to a pale sun. The light qualities made the landscape appear almost pastel. Ahhh...and such a soft, soft breeze took me through the day. And now I see stars in the balmy 53 degree evening. What a wonderful world knowing one's stove is idling in the background waiting for action! I understand just about all week will be heavenly. Enjoy, enjoy!
Lola
Lola Coalfire
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: bear creek burnout On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:29 pm

Well for the 2nd time this season I shut down my stove....weather expected to be in the low to mid 50s all week with overnight temps @30 or so....
I'll take it for now kmowing Winter rolls in with a vengence next month....
bear creek burnout
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:46 pm

After lighting it again midway through the week, I let ours burn out also, the last load was still burning after 36 hours on Sat morning, it died out sometime Sat afternoon. What a great day weather-wise today, 71*outside and sunny. The leaves kicked my butt today, though. It's great living in the woods, but my, oh my, the leaves!!!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:50 pm

It's a gift and we all need to say thanks to whomever.............

Anyone read or see video of the numb-nuts in Texas who drove his $1,000,000 Bugatti into a salt marsh when scared by a low flying pelican? This is for real, and sad too I suppose. The Indians are happy to have enough to eat in the winter, and the news is of another rich dude being a sissy.......SSDD. :D :shock: :o :roll:

The guys down the street have decided to let the 10,000,000 BTU bio boiler stay offline for a few days until we get back into freezing temps.....and talk about windowstats when you have to scrub off that many BTU's!!!!
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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: Indian Summer

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:35 am

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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: Indian Summer

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:13 pm

Interesting. Thank you! :)
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: Sting On: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:24 pm

There have to be cob webs in the air for it to be an Indian Summer day
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Other Heating: BurnHAM=NG-gas

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:52 pm

I spent the entire afternoon outside at a new job site in Woodbridge, VA. ( Sorry MD ). Boy , was it nice! Noontime started with a fresh barbecue sandwich with spicy sauce, some chicken, some baked beans, coleslaw & cookie. Outside on picnic tables. They were buying lunch for the entire crew and I showed up just in the nick of time after driving nearly 5 hrs from home in PA! :D

Hopefully I'll be heading to Potomac, MD by noon tomorrow. I much as I like it here, I need to get the work completed on time.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: ablumny On: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:32 am

whistlenut wrote:Anyone read or see video of the numb-nuts in Texas who drove his $1,000,000 Bugatti into a salt marsh when scared by a low flying pelican? This is for real, and sad too I suppose.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N92qissbNS8&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgTiJDRWyGc
ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: cabinover On: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:12 am

Pelican my butt. I'd wager a good paycheck that the idiot was texting or using his phone. Either that or an insurance scam.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

Re: Indian Summer

PostBy: ablumny On: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:37 am

cabinover wrote:Pelican my butt. I'd wager a good paycheck that the idiot was texting or using his phone. Either that or an insurance scam.


I didn't see a pelican and they are pretty big birds...!
ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice