The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:16 pm

joeq wrote:Hello Ed. I could easily walk to Bradley airport if I needed to. I have a line on some coal "other" than Blaschak over by the Munson area. Little more of a drive than I want to take, but if their's is better than what I got in the past. I might give them a try.


CMS, originally in Munson Mass was my 1st and only supply for my 1st couple of years. They sold to some other folks who moved it to Three Rivers I think, behind a VFW hall, bought my last Ton from them about 2yrs ago.
Got some from Mainline in Ashford ( about the same drive for me...maybe abit less than Munson). From Then on, I just order from BT Enterprises out of Bristol Ct. whose delivered prices are very good especially when you go big like 6 pallets of Blashak at a time.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:19 pm

Whew its 10 here in Colley with a damn 20mph wind
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:18 am

14* no windchill.

Tomorrow, more of the same except 20mph winds. Yep Weather men are get way over excited for sure.
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:52 am

We are supposed to get -20 windchills today. I put the oversize ash tub in the 520....it will probably be a 150 lb day.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:32 am

-1* this morning and the wind chill?...I don't care to go out and check, it is too nice in here!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:26 am

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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:34 am

Just North of Boston its 23F and had dipped down to 17F during the overnight.

Pellet Stove (First Floor Noth Wing) running on low in the LR - wall TStat says 68F. Using about 40lb per day.

Wood Stove (First Floor South Wing) in SunRoom - I've been throwing small splits just to keep it going and then load it up for the overnight burn - might get 4-5hrs from good solid oak dampened all the way down to lowest air intake setting. TStat says 74F in adjacent DR.

Coal Stove (Basement) - had thrown 3 scoops of nut and 1/2 scoop of pea around 2AM. Side of stove temp 394F at 930AM and basement is reading 68F.

Tonight expected temps dropping to single digits.
jjs777_fzr
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Penn Coal Stove & Chubby
Other Heating: CFM Wood Stove & Englander 25-PDVC Pellet Stove

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm

We warmed up quite a bit - 43* with a full sun. That's enough for me to go in the bee hive and insure the girls have food to last until the next break in the weather. The girls seem to be doing ok and I got 4 stings for my effort - ingrates.

It's dropping back to the low 30's tomorrow. I'll be sipping coco and eating bon bons by the stove. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:51 pm

lowfog01 wrote:We warmed up quite a bit - 43* with a full sun. That's enough for me to go in the bee hive and insure the girls have food to last until the next break in the weather. The girls seem to be doing ok and I got 4 stings for my effort - ingrates.

It's dropping back to the low 30's tomorrow. I'll be sipping coco and eating bon bons by the stove. Lisa

Hey Lisa! Don't you think one form of chocolate is enough??
Cyber36
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Marathon/Logwood

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:35 pm

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM EST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...THEN SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM EST SUNDAY. THIS WARNING
REPLACES THE PREVIOUSLY ISSUED WINTER STORM WATCH.

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE
INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR THROUGH NORTHWEST NEW JERSEY ALONG AND
NORTH OF INTERSTATE 78.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 8 INCHES...ALONG WITH
AROUND ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OF ICE.

* TIMING...SNOW IS ANTICIPATED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA DURING
SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE SATURDAY EVENING. THE SNOW MAY
MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO A PERIOD OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN
SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES... SHOULD OCCUR BETWEEN 3 PM AND
MIDNIGHT WHEN SNOWFALL MAY ACCUMULATE ONE INCH AN HOUR AT TIMES
WITH VISIBILITY RESTRICTED AT TIMES TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 20S THROUGH THE ENTIRE STORM...POSSIBLY
DOWN INTO THE TEENS AT TIMES IN THE POCONOS AND THE HIGHER
TERRAIN OF SUSSEX COUNTY NJ.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ON SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS.
BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES TEND TO ICE UP FIRST.


The sky is falling!!!! The sky is falling!!!! GAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:04 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:

I loved this... it is so true, I was on empty and had to wait in line for fuel I bet they didn't have any bread or milk in the store!!! We have turned into a bunch of wimps because of all the news hype about storms. 8 or 10 inches is no big deal!!! Practically a flurry!!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:08 pm

I quit paying attention to all the horrible warnings, after all the hype we'd get a little dusting. :lol:

In the mid 1980's there was a hurricane coming, I was watching television, NY news anchor Chuck Scarborough was on Hurricane Watch. He kept saying the storm was coming, kept saying "T Minus 1 hour" , "T-Minus 1/2 hour", "T-Minus 15 minutes!!!". By the time the storm was supposed to hit I was ready to jump out the window. I never could stand to look at that knucklehead again. :mad:
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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:34 pm

:oops: I gotta fess up, I got like that once but it was beer I was out of.... :cry2: :P
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:40 pm

Oh no!!! Think I'm low on beer.......... :doh: :fear: :eek2:
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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:19 pm

It just hit 0F on my porch. Amazing how easy the house heats when there is no wind. 0 degrees outside, 72 in...doing it with 160 degree water in the baseboards and radiators. Add a 15 MPH wind to this situation and the boiler would be running all the time.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy