Noreaster

Re: Noreaster

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:29 am

Crazy winter! Sunny and 6 degrees here...and we NEED the snow for recreation and frost protection. Roadways have frost down almost 5 feet, not good digging! Looks like a not so fun day to drive in the Metro area.....and up the coast. Keep the 'powder dry'....... :D :o
whistlenut
 
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: Noreaster

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:12 pm

Bring it on baby !!!!!!!!!!!

All ready and set up for it. Fired up the backhoe yesterday to make sure everything was OK, dumped a 6 gallon can of fuel into it, filling up 2 more just in case, got the plow on the truck, fully operational, checked over the snowmobile and gassed it up, getting 2 more cans of gas in addition, loaded up the wheel barrow with coal for in the garage, tarped over the bin to keep moisture out, moved the vehicles out of the driveway to the side yard (easier for plowing), did the grocery store last night, and filling up the truck with fuel and hitting the booze store on the way home from work.

Whatever happens, will happen.

After we get a foot on the ground, I'll turn the fans on high to try and push some snow up to the New England area. I know you guys need it.



Rick
Rick 386
 
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: Noreaster

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:07 pm

Noooooo! We don't need it! :lol:

30° out today, sunny with some clouds here & there. Like a heat wave. House is 67°. 8-)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: Noreaster

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:38 pm

After just snow flurries all morning the snow has started coming down steady (3 PM) in central Maryland, 30 miles west of Baltimore. The National Weather Service is predicting 20-30 inches total accumulation. This will be a huge storm for us. I was in my local mega 24hr. supermarket at 8 AM this morning and it was packed beyond belief. Normally the overnight shift has finished packing the shelves by then but many were close to bare. Stuff was just flying off the shelf.

I've got the electric coolant heater on the generator plugged in and just finished a test run. Plenty of coal right next to the AHS 130. Tractor is fueled and ready to go. Bring it on.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Noreaster

PostBy: wlape3 On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:05 pm

When I lived in PA and NJ everyone would panic when these storms were coming and buy out all the bread and milk they could find. Same thing here in NY although they should know better. Must be the herd instinct. :P
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
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Re: Noreaster

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:12 pm

yeah! the worst tho i think is when your 1 or days away from a hurricane in florida. not only the food stores but the gas stations and home dep and lows... nar a scrap of wood or duct tape or batteries or .....

survival instinct i think... how come this behaviour isnt the same with the national disaster of our economy or govt??


no snow yet..... maybe its a scam..... :D ;) .....
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
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Re: Noreaster

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:24 pm

Wow, 30" is a blizzard.

Good luck and stay safe.
Black_And_Blue
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140

Re: Noreaster

PostBy: Brian On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:54 pm

Wondering how the politicians are handeling all that global warming crap in D.C. Makes me sick. :flush: :flush: :flush: :flush:
Brian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Kodiac

Re: Noreaster

PostBy: Brian On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:00 pm

Wish they would tell me NEPA has global warming for a couple of weeks!
Brian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Kodiac

Re: Noreaster

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:48 pm

It's been snowing steady since 10am here. The wind is just now picking and we are told to expect white out conditions over night and cautioned not to travel. They estimate that the snow fall rate will be 3 inches an hour after midnight. It should be interesting. The Harmon is humming away and keeping the house at a toasty 76* average. Boy, I love coal. Thank you forum for sharing your knowledge with me. Keep warm, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Noreaster

PostBy: Lola Coalfire On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:11 pm

lowfog01 wrote:It's been snowing steady since 10am here. The wind is just now picking and we are told to expect white out conditions over night and cautioned not to travel. They estimate that the snow fall rate will be 3 inches an hour after midnight. It should be interesting. The Harmon is humming away and keeping the house at a toasty 76* average. Boy, I love coal. Thank you forum for sharing your knowledge with me. Keep warm, Lisa


THREE inches an hour!! Wow, am I jealous, Lisa! Up here in the Poconos we are being slighted. Its a shame, too, because I have plenty of tp! :)
Lola Coalfire
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Noreaster

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:44 pm

Hi Lola,

I don't know that you would want any of this - I just came in from the first shoveling - 9 or 10 inches already. The snow has changed over to an icy mix but they say it will switch back to fluffy after midnight. Still haven't seen a plow this year despite the snow of DEC- that stuff was still on the neighborhood roads - so I don't think we will be going any place real soon. It's probably safer that way, too. We are a real low priority for the road cleaning crews and people around here don't know how to drive in this mess. A lot of them drive 4 wheel drive SUVs but forget that 0 traction times 4 is still 0. It will be interesting though. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Noreaster

PostBy: rockwood On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:06 pm

lowfog01 wrote:I don't know that you would want any of this

Yes! Keep the reports coming.
It's interesting to read about conditions during storms like that.
rockwood
 
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Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
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Re: Noreaster

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:11 pm

1" to 3" predicted here, nothing yet. DISAPPOINTED. I can say that I have done absolutely NOTHING as far as preparations go. I suppose if a significant snowfall was forecast I'd at least have made sure to fill the fuel tank on "Big Blue".
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Noreaster

PostBy: Lola Coalfire On: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:28 pm

Excellent observation, Lisa! I lived in DC for a substantial duration and concur.

"people around here don't know how to drive in this mess. A lot of them drive 4 wheel drive SUVs but forget that 0 traction times 4 is still 0. It will be interesting though."

Please remember to watch your rotator cuff, lumbar, elbow, et al, when shoveling. Better yet, bribe your support crew to do it! (Would something like, um... Reeses Peanut Butter Cups work?) And keep us informed! Weather is the most exciting thing going.

Lola
Lola Coalfire
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
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