Mild Winter ?

Mild Winter ?

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:44 pm

It's too warm! What are the winter prognostercators thinking ? A mild winter ? More ice than snow?
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:54 pm

I think people needed the warm weather this year. With the economy, politics and many other aspects of our daily lives being so negative lately, the weather helped keep our spirits warm.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75. (sold)
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:59 pm

I had enough snow for the year,it only means more work.If the temps. stay this warm my 8 tons will last 4 years instead of 2 years. Dennis
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size


Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:13 pm

Warm as a fresh apple pie here. We just finished the warmest Nov on record & so far Dec is like any April. Fine by me!
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

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:58 pm

It was colder in Dallas, TX than in Pittsburgh, PA today...crazy!!!
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:08 pm

Freddy,
Save that apple pie for saturday's coffe.Yumm apple pie
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:52 am

It's 5:45 here and we have already reached our high of 52* for the day. It's raining cats and dogs. That's being pushed in front of a cold front that will arrive later today bringing a chance of snow and a wintery mix. That's a very slim chance... After that we are looking at highs in the low 40s throughout the weekend. What can I say, you can't rush Mother Nature; the true winter will get here soon enough. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:07 pm

So far this year because of all of this strange weather, I have spent more money on tree cutting and cleanup than I have on coal, and I don't burn any wood at all. :mad: The normal temperatures are much cheaper and less trouble for me.

I could have bought ½ a ton of coal instead of spending it on, ( Gas for my generator! ) Plus a new electrical service wire and weather head that was ripped from the house.

That colder weather is looking better than ever right now.
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:14 pm

The cold is here. The Poconos might get up to a foot of snow tonight. It is going to be cold for the next couple of weeks at least.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:19 pm

Yep - 2-4" in the forecast tonight. So much for the mild weather. Looks like I'll be striking the 8th match today. :lol: Going to be in the lower 20's at night from here on out.

The warm weather was great though. I couldn't see myself doing much needed brake service on my car hauler during the first week of December. It's usually unbearable out there. This week it was great! I was actually over dressed for a change. 8-)
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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: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:21 pm

I agree the cold is here at least for now, I'm gonna light my match in a bit. Got to take the stink bug plug out of the pipe first, always a good idea. :idea:
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

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: beemerboy On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:21 pm

With all the mice and squirrels that have moved into my mother's house so far, I am kind of figured that this winter is going to be rough.
So far since October 1:
Squirrels - 2 removed.
mice - about 10 killed.
beemerboy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: SAEY
Stove/Furnace Model: Hannover 1

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:52 pm

Nobody knows whats coming but many pretend they do. With jet streams honking along at up to 200 MPH a low in Texas can ruin our day in 24 hours. Aviation weather says you only fly with a 2 hour of forecasts and if marginal it can be a two minute forecast. When we get a Noreaster watch in minutes as that explosive secondary low forms and then we spend the weekend digging out from a predicted 2". If you don't like the weather in the NE wait 24 hours and it can and probably will, change. If somebody says it's a mild winter they are full of it. When they really don't have a clue (like the weather channel) they talk about computer models. At least they could get better looking bimbos. I can do better with a dart board.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:04 pm

coalnewbie wrote:Nobody knows whats coming but many pretend they do.

Those woolly caterpillars have a good track record and they say it isn't going to be this nice for long. ;)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Mild Winter ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:42 pm

Damn CS, it's already been this nice for WAY long. We're always butt-deep in snow by now. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix