Frost You Say ?

Frost You Say ?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Tue May 11, 2010 5:45 am

Not the book, but real cold temps for 5-11-10. We have had 29* F for the past six hours. This is hard to believe with the Sea Water temp in the 46* - 47* F range.
We have been burning Freddy's Jotul 507 for the past six weeks using about 150# a week. Over the last two days the stove top temp has been 450*. :shock:

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: Frost You Say ?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue May 11, 2010 7:25 am

We had 31 degrees at 6 AM here in NW New Jersey. I'm out of coal for the Alaska but the Harman is burning Harmony nut and keeping us warm. There was light frost here as well.
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: Frost You Say ?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue May 11, 2010 7:36 am

It got in the 30's here, but no frost. 64F inside, this morning. Decided to 'test' the oil burner. It hasn't run in over 4 years. :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: Frost You Say ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue May 11, 2010 8:01 am

upper 20's about 3 AM--old hitzer keeps puttin along---Momma's tulips & all them other pretty things I'm not allowed to mow have pretty much bit the bullett---had a couple dead baby Robins under one of thier many nests down by the barn :(
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Frost You Say ?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue May 11, 2010 8:14 am

Decided to 'test' the oil burner.


My condolences. I ran the oil furnace on Sunday just to "test" it as well.
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: Frost You Say ?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue May 11, 2010 10:28 am

Any open fields we have in the area saw frost this morning, too; none on the cars though. The temps were only in the mid- 40s but there it was. No one on the news called it so it was totally unexpected. I hope the tomatoes and other veggies in the garden make it. I'll definitely cover them tonight.

I turned off the AC a minute ago and flipped on the natural gas. I hated to do it - that makes 10 days total of NG for 2009/2010 heating season. I rationalize it by saying we need to make sure it's operational anyway. :D It's been a weird winter to say the least.

Have a great day, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Frost You Say ?

PostBy: ceccil On: Tue May 11, 2010 10:51 am

Got down to a cool 28' here last night. Light frost on the ground this morning. Keystoker is groaning along using about 1 bucket of coal every 2-3 days. Have rain coming the next few days but a warm up in store for the weekend.

The new windows have made a big difference in the temps. Much more consistant temp throughout the house and stays much cooler when the temps hit the 80's a few weeks back.
ceccil
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Mark III

Re: Frost You Say ?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue May 11, 2010 6:58 pm

PC 12-47E wrote:Not the book, but real cold temps for 5-11-10. We have had 29* F for the past six hours. This is hard to believe with the Sea Water temp in the 46* - 47* F range.
We have been burning Freddy's Jotul 507 for the past six weeks using about 150# a week. Over the last two days the stove top temp has been 450*. :shock:

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26* here this morning Eddie. Suppose to be colder tonight. :shock: Glad the Jotul kept you warm. Hey, what happened to that K6 you were suppose to get?
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Frost You Say ?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 11, 2010 11:24 pm

We hit 31° last night, but the neighbors said they hit 28° right up the street - could be just 2 different thermometers ...... but either way, the barn roof was white this morning.

Our garden is smoked. I left the plants in the porch last week, thinking it would be a few degrees warmer there than outside. Nope. I'm no Paul Rodgers, that's for sure. Killed them all. Time to start again. :roll: Can't leave them in the house, or our cats will have a feast! One way or the other, our garden seems doomed this season! :lol:
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: Frost You Say ?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Thu May 13, 2010 6:29 am

sterling40man wrote:
PC 12-47E wrote:Not the book, but real cold temps for 5-11-10. We have had 29* F for the past six hours.

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26* here this morning Eddie. Suppose to be colder tonight. :shock: Glad the Jotul kept you warm. Hey, what happened to that K6 you were suppose to get?


Hi Bob, 32* F this AM. The Keystoker was a 10 hour drive form the mid coast and i did not get to it fast enough.


SMITTY wrote:We hit 31° last night, but the neighbors said they hit 28°

Our garden is smoked. I left the plants in the porch last week, thinking it would be a few degrees warmer there than outside. Nope. our garden seems doomed this season! :lol:


We lost 75% of our gardens and we coverd them. The temps had not dipped below 32 for a month. :x

Eddie
PC 12-47E
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507