Oh Look , More Snow !

Oh Look , More Snow !

PostBy: Paulie On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:48 am

It just keeps coming, riding around on loader for a couple days to make room for the next one! So much for global warming. Snowy and cold.....crazy to have dig out residential customers, but hey, here we are !
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

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PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:53 am

Thank goodness for Front-end Loaders :up: :up: I've had to fill mine with diesel twice this winter. Stacking the snow higher & higher. The neighbor's snow plow can't push it anymore, so he asks me to pile it higher for him.
I just keep filling it with the fuel oil for my oil furnace, that never comes on, because we heat with coal and firewood :clap:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

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PostBy: Sting On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:07 am

I haven't witnessed snow like you have in very long time

I recall needing to clear a path - used the loader to pull down the pile then the snow blower to blow it away in the wind and repeated that till I found the end
Sting
 
Other Heating: BurnHAM=NG-gas


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PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:11 am

I'm getting really concerned about the snow load on the roofs here. (rooves :?: ) Gotta go try to make a snow rake out of a rake. Last thing I want to do is shovel my flat roof, it's got some soft spots and I could make things worse before I make them better :!: Ice dams all over the place here. The one year I got a plow truck put together, (Cherokee) it didn't snow for two years and I broke it apart and sold it separately...
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:17 am

Looks like another 14"-20" for us! :shock: :shock: :shock:

We'll have 4 feet + on the ground total! Haven't seen that in a while. I'm starting to find the limits of my ATV plowing this deep stuff.

Scroll down on this page, & have a look at "special map" for snowfall predictions: http://www3.whdh.com/weather/ :shock: :shock:
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

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PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:21 pm

The farm alongside us had their pole barn collapse last night. All the balers and round bales were under it, not much damage to the balers, the hay-rounds took most of the load.
We used our loaders to lift the side of the roof enough to get the balers out. A couple extra-large tarps for the bales, and it'll have to wait until spring.
It was a pitched tin roof, not a flat roof. The poles snapped off. The barn was built around 1960, from old creosote-soaked telephone poles. After 50 years, they rotted from the inside out.
I guess they'll be having a barn-razing party this spring!
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

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PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:34 pm

Been a pretty normal year around here except that the snow cover has never totally melt this year, that could cause roof problems. On the weather channel last week it was showing how it was warmer than normal up north than in the U.S., go figure.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

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PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:40 pm

We're looking at another 15 inches tomorrow & Wed of this week, and then maybe a "big" storm they think for the upcoming weekend....and yet.... this is fairly normal for us. I feel bad for you folk south of here that are getting hammered time after time. Crazy year! I snow blow so it doesn't make high banks as often, but, I'm thinking after this week I might have to break out the back hoe. I hate starting it in the cold cold cold, but you gotta see when pulling out of the driveway!
Freddy
 
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

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PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:05 pm

Thanks to the coal club again for getting me motivated. I shovelled off the shed roof, hard to see the difference between the ground and the roof, but pic is about 8' up on the shed roof. The roof bellied a little under all this weight, glad I took care of it. Piece of duct tape on the shovel edge helped. Also took some snow off the landlord's roof, ice dams. I might have let it all ride but more snow coming tonight, 4" predicted so far.
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:11 pm

They are calling for all ice on this side of the Potomac River. It doesn't take much to mess us up around here. School is already scheduled to be out due to a teacher's work day so no impact there. We lost power for a couple of days in the last one due to a lot of trees coming down under the weight of the snow. I have restocked my supply of lamp oil and my teenage male slave has brought in enough coal for a week. We are good to go. Take care, stay warm, Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

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PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:12 pm

I`ve been pretty lucky as far as snow on the roof, so far every big snow has come with high winds. The bad part is I had to shut the coal burner down for the year so I`m back on propain. The Ohio radio station said it will get to me shortly so I`ll gladly send it along its way.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

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PostBy: europachris On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:24 pm

We've got a "DANGEROUS MULTIFACETED AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING WINTER
STORM TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY" coming at us. The forecasters are saying anywhere from 12" to 20" are possible along with 40mph gusts and snowfall rates of 3" per hour. Then the bottom drops out and Thursday will be in the single digits.

I remember "The Blizzard of '78", we got several feet of snow in Southern Indiana. But all through the 80's and most of the 90's we saw very little snow. Now it's turning back around again. I think it was '97 or '98 where we had a 3 foot blizzard (S.E. Wisconsin) and I had one of those paddle snow blowers. It had the vanes on the front, not a chute, and the snow was so high that it would just hit the wall of snow along the sidewalk and fall right back in front it. I sold it and bought a 6hp, 21" two-stage Troy-Bilt (when Troy-Bilt was still made in Troy, NY - not some MTD P.O.S.). It's got a 3-speed, gear drive tranny and it is built like a little tank - the design goes back to the old Bolens company in Wisconsin). I smile and pat it lovingly every time I use it to eat through the foot of compacted, half frozen junk at the end of the driveway left by the nice man with the big plow that also happily removed my mailbox from it's moorings. I suppose you could compare it to an EFM or A-A - no frills, just simple, solid quality that works and lasts. I've had it a dozen years now and installed one new spark plug and a set of skid shoes. That's it.
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

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PostBy: jeromemsn On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:24 pm

Ya have to love old man winter, he really knows how to liven up a party. I bought all the essentials already....beer, tequila, beer, rum, beer, whiskey, vodka, orange juice, coke, beer, toilet paper, gas for deere....sheesh I hope I didn't forget anything....
jeromemsn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman elite fireplace insert

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PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:07 pm

Ya might be a bit low on the beer side.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75