Winter Storm

Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri. Feb. 26, 2010 6:03 pm

Momma got the kids from the airport & they're on the way home :D
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Fri. Feb. 26, 2010 10:22 pm

What strange weather this is, a friend in Glans Falls, NY emailed and they had a few inches of heavy wet snow and rain. It's about 9 degrees warmer there then it is here. We had about 1 1/2 feet of snow. I spent most of the day clearing the driveway. Where the 2N was parked was all ice under the snow, it was stuck big time, had to dig around the wheels and finally was able to pull it out with the F-250.
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: samhill On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 9:05 am

Wood&coal! Whats wrong with coal ash, works great for traction on ice. Sure beats digging.
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 9:46 am

I use ash on the driveway, I have enough of it, but it the snow was piled up in front of the front wheels, it had to be shoveled away first. With the front end loader on the tractor there is a significant weight transfer even with liquid-filled rear tires and weights on the back. I need to get some more weight on the back. My mistake was not moving the tractor onto the driveway before the big snow hit.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: samhill On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 9:58 am

Ok, that explains it I know we all have plenty of ash around, I even share with some neighbors.
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 10:43 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:I use ash on the driveway, I have enough of it, but it the snow was piled up in front of the front wheels, it had to be shoveled away first. With the front end loader on the tractor there is a significant weight transfer even with liquid-filled rear tires and weights on the back. I need to get some more weight on the back. My mistake was not moving the tractor onto the driveway before the big snow hit.

My rear tires are filled, and got wheel-weights too. But I think I get great traction cuz the backhoe adds at least 1000lbs to the back. The backhoe is removed when the snowblower is attached, but that still adds an additional 600lbs.
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 11:07 am

Chris isn't your tractor 4WD as well?
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 12:28 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Chris isn't your tractor 4WD as well?

Oh yeah. That helps alot too. But unless you got chains on, nothing helps on ice.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 12:44 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Glans Falls, NY


Such obscenity from our venerated moderator.
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: ken On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 1:23 pm

Well it didn't miss us this time. We got about foot and half. It's still snowing now. :o
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: samhill On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 3:46 pm

Your right ken, starting to look like the lake effect we got early on this year. This is just going on top of what was left.
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 4:22 pm

It's 40 degrees here and still snowing to beat the band. Looks like we are going to get at least 3 feet here. This is more snow than we have received all season.

This part of winter really sucks. :mad:
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: sootman On: Sun. Feb. 28, 2010 11:04 pm

wlape3 wrote:It's 40 degrees here and still snowing to beat the band. Looks like we are going to get at least 3 feet here. This is more snow than we have received all season.

This part of winter really sucks. :mad:


Oh come on your an upstater, quite your whining, I live 40 miles west of you and we got a good 40" so far, I love it, I got the driveway and the roofs cleared so let er rip, been waiting for this all winter :)

Glenn
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon. Mar. 01, 2010 8:42 am

Yep,just about like a real NYS winter :D
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Re: Winter Storm

PostBy: morrisfamily3098 On: Wed. Mar. 03, 2010 3:18 pm

ya GENERD66 loves the snow. more snow = more dough. I think my total in CAZ was 22"
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