Who else got slammed

Who else got slammed

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:19 am

Well, we got 18 to 20 inches of the white stuff here in the north west corner. No power, no heat for now. Gonna be a long winter if it is starting mid Fall. I've got 600 plus feet of driveway to snow blow now woo hoo!!! Hope everyone else is doing ok.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:25 am

Not bad here, 6 or 7 inches maybe. Lost power for 45 minutes -- we seem to be on a main line which is restored faster than lots of others. Hand-fired stove, so the heat keeps coming regardless of the electricity. Lots of water in the bath tub for toilet flushing. Gas lanterns. Gas stove. Who needs Reddy Kilowatt?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
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Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:29 am

Big fizzle here in Douglassville. Snowed hard, but no accumulation.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II


Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:25 am

We got about 2" here on the central CT coast, no power though.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:10 pm

Well, I talked to relatives in Torrington and Vernon, 17 and 50 miles away both without power. Sounds like a good portion of the state is without power. Could be a while.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:19 pm

Yep - we got hammered. Check out my pics on Coffee 10/29/11.
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: Who else got slammed

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:21 pm

Nothing here on the hill, just cold--got a message from Hambden Bob--He's in Stroudsburg, Pa. line-trampin it trying to help get power restored--hmmm, so, they called in the Big Dogs from Ohio ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:59 pm

freetown fred wrote:Nothing here on the hill, just cold--got a message from Hambden Bob--He's in Stroudsburg, Pa. line-trampin it trying to help get power restored--hmmm, so, they called in the Big Dogs from Ohio ;)

Send him to my side of the Delaware. No power for 27 hrs. But I do have coal and beer!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
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Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: EasyRay On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:08 pm

Both cars covered with trees. Can't free the cars and do the driveway because of down wires,and the snowblower won't start. No power. Running on generator. Many trees down on my small piece of property. I'm not having a good day. Phone line is down but working. :shock: Oh, and by the way I have plenty of coal powered heat. ;)
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:16 pm

Be patient PB,Bob said they were headed that way ;) --Hmmm, beer & coal, don't get no better then that. :)
VigIIPeaBurner wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Nothing here on the hill, just cold--got a message from Hambden Bob--He's in Stroudsburg, Pa. line-trampin it trying to help get power restored--hmmm, so, they called in the Big Dogs from Ohio ;)

Send him to my side of the Delaware. No power for 27 hrs. But I do have coal and beer!
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:49 pm

EasyRay wrote:Both cars covered with trees. Can't free the cars and do the driveway because of down wires,and the snowblower won't start. No power. Running on generator. Many trees down on my small piece of property. I'm not having a good day. Phone line is down but working. :shock: Oh, and by the way I have plenty of coal powered heat. ;)


Easy, looks like you are reasonably prepared, with all the stuff that is happening, is it reasonable to suggest this is just a happenstance thing (like Brad Field saying this storm is likley a every 200-300 year event ) or are the planets aligning or something? :doh: :doh: :doh: :do

It was though pretty cool listening last night to dozens of trees snapping in concert with the thunder snow and blue lightening.
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:23 pm

We lost power early Saturday evening and it didn't come back on until this afternoon. No problem. I just lit the lamps and played records on the victrola, the Glenwood never missed a beat. We had almost a foot up here in the mountains.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
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Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: EasyRay On: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:19 pm

Uglysquirrel wrote:
EasyRay wrote:Both cars covered with trees. Can't free the cars and do the driveway because of down wires,and the snowblower won't start. No power. Running on generator. Many trees down on my small piece of property. I'm not having a good day. Phone line is down but working. :shock: Oh, and by the way I have plenty of coal powered heat. ;)


Easy, looks like you are reasonably prepared, with all the stuff that is happening, is it reasonable to suggest this is just a happenstance thing (like Brad Field saying this storm is likley a every 200-300 year event ) or are the planets aligning or something? :doh: :doh: :doh: :do

It was though pretty cool listening last night to dozens of trees snapping in concert with the thunder snow and blue lightening.


Probably all of the above. Everybody has to be somewhere.

If there was nobody around to hear the trees snapping. Do they actually make a snap sound?
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

Re: Who else got slammed

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:24 pm

My Yamaha gen has been humming away for 16 hours per day since 7pm Saturday ... and according to Nat'l Grid, a few more days on top of that. Somehow I doubt they'll have it back on that soon, but they were right the last storm so who knows. Don't matter to me one way or the other. Computers on, beer is cold, & coal is burning keeping the house & DHW toasty. 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: Who else got slammed

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:24 pm

EasyRay wrote:
Uglysquirrel wrote:
EasyRay wrote:If there was nobody around to hear the trees snapping. Do they actually make a snap sound?


Yoda says EasyRay hanging around with Uglysquirrel TOO MUCH!!!!!! :drunk:

:D
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