The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:44 am

We had a high last night of 52*! Tee-shirt weather! Took away a good chunk of the snow & all my icicles.

Here's the icicles this year with more heat (Mark III + water coils vs. Mark I ), & less insulation (one upstairs room gutted). Most of the ice dams are gone now -- they were THICK!
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38* out now, house is 67*. Only pulling a .04 on chimney & damper is cranked waaay in compared to the other night! (single digits).
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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:26 pm

Smitty, I had the same thing happening here outside this old barn. Most of it has melted now.
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: cArNaGe On: Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:11 pm

I think it got into the mid to upper 40's last night. Rained like crazy also. Wind was whipping about 2 am. All my porch furniture in in the yard and my Snowman and Christmas tree are tipped over. Now its back below freezing and my driveway is a sheet of ice!
cArNaGe
 


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:57 pm

cArNaGe wrote:Snowman and Christmas tree are tipped over.


Sorry, buddy....I was out drinking and your place looked inviting!!!
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:41 am

cArNaGe wrote:Now its back below freezing and my driveway is a sheet of ice!


Time to cast some of those anthracite ashes around! :)
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:35 pm

The cold weather is gone, but soon to return, Today 69*, last Tuesday 5*, next week who knows?

Bk
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:31 pm

We hit a high of 57* today! :eek2: Boiler is on it's way to 230* -- time to throw some fresh coal on there to cool it down... :lol: I'm sweating my ass off @ 73* !! :funny:

The snow is almost completely gone, except for where I plowed it into piles! Unreal!

If they didn't dump so much damn salt & sand out there, I might have busted out the Harley! 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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:26 pm

It's back again, low of 11 tonight. A bit breezy, too...
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: cArNaGe On: Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:04 pm

Brrrrrr

already 7 here. What a surprise. I'm watching Fist full of Dollars. Next thing I know! Its dark and 7 degrees.

http://weather.weatherbug.com/PA/Friend ... code=z6286
cArNaGe
 

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: 218Bee On: Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:42 pm

10* outside and 70* inside.....ya gotta love it :dancing:

BTW..Happy New Year :wine:
218Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:01 pm

Daughter and I went for a 2 hour motorcycle ride yesterday, today is a little different though a balmy 12* with a wind chill of -5*F. :)
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:07 pm

Matthaus wrote:Daughter and I went for a 2 hour motorcycle ride yesterday, today is a little different though a balmy 12* with a wind chill of -5*F. :)


Hey, Matt....I got out on the bike Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Today was a different story. 9 degrees here right now, wind howling pretty good and the LL just humming along at about 50%. A balmy 72 inside.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:44 am

12* here. I just got woke up by the backup heater coming on. It fell to 62* inside overnight. The crawlspace with the new plumbing is at 49*. Very happy I insulated and sealed off the foundation of this old building. Baro was wide open with all the wind yesterday. Dead calm right now. amazing the birds don't fall out of the trees at this temperature! Stove is now tended to and I put some big stove chunks in there which should revive the fire in an hour. Coal is now my primary source of heat, happy about that for the new year.
Dann757
 

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:06 am

Cool temps today! Its 2* F and the wind is 30-35mph. out of the north to north west.

The stack temp on the SF-250 is running @ 200*F.

Sea water temp 39*F.

Check out http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

Happy New Year to All

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

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:13 am

Was about 2 at my house this morning. House was 76 still. :P

How many have to plug in thier diesels?

I do. It won't start if I don't.
cArNaGe