The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: billw On: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:21 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:
billw wrote:and putting the electric water heater on the junk pile.


Bill, if your electric HWH is in good shape, wouldn't you want to keep in in place and use it as a backup for when your boiler needs maintenance? Just a thought. :D

I thought about that. The water heater is 15 years old and seen better days. A few hours at a time for maintenance shouldn't be to much inconvenience. (I hope). One thing's for sure. I'll learn how to clean my heating system quick. :)
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:43 pm

billw wrote: The water heater is 15 years old and seen better days. A few hours at a time for maintenance shouldn't be to much inconvenience. (I hope). One thing's for sure. I'll learn how to clean my heating system quick. :)


15 years old! :woot: You got your monies worth out of that one! :D :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:54 pm

Nothing like burning coal all year. :)


Yep.
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: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:41 am

47* here, I just connected the flex duct from the Alaska to the hot air plenum. :D
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: New Hope Engineer On: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:53 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:47* here, I just connected the flex duct from the Alaska to the hot air plenum. :D

was in the 40s here last night. ;)
New Hope Engineer
 
Stove/Furnace Make: RUSSO
Stove/Furnace Model: CW-2

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:06 am

45 here, got my long sleave shirts out, Maybe a white labor day? ......lol
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sde48 On: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:29 am

Boys start you engines...38 degrees here in central NY this morning! We sit in a little valley just outside Norwich NY which blocks most wind and with a clear night..... Brrrrr.
sde48
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: AA 130

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: ken On: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:56 am

40 here last night. Have water on the inside of my windows. yuk
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:07 am

Man! I must be in a heat wave here. Only 50 last nite. :mad:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Pete69 On: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:18 pm

First time in 40 years I CAN'T WAIT FOR WINTER!!!
Pete69
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Baker/Vermont Castings/Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: fireside /VigilantII/Chubby

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:47 pm

I've already seen frost and I'm still hooking up some pipes to the new Harman VF3000. Looking forward to running it but not looking forward to the cold weather.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:10 pm

Well, not that cold yet.

But it is 53* here right now, I did flip the 2 switches and close the damper on the open end of the tee on the stove (that means heat is going to the hot air plenum and the blower in the oil furnace can run).
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: coalkirk On: Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:25 pm

I heard yesterday that due to a weak El' Nino in the Pacific, the Eastern US should expect the coldest and wetest winter in a decade. Bring it on! :P I think most of us are ready.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:49 pm

Sporadic use of forced hot air system right now, won't be long 'till the "seasonal" coal burners use that match.
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: lowfog01 On: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:39 pm

coalkirk wrote:I heard yesterday that due to a weak El' Nino in the Pacific, the Eastern US should expect the coldest and wettest winter in a decade. Bring it on! :P I think most of us are ready.


That's not what "they" are saying here in the Mid-Atlantic states. This morning I heard a report that the Gas company has an over abundance of natural gas and with the anticipated "warm" winter everyone could expect to have a 25% reduction in their seasonal gas bill with a corresponding reduction in the electric or heating oil bill.

This is in direct conflict with the Farmer's Almanac and Chris's woolly worm. Everything being equal, I'm going to go with the Farmer's Almanac and the woolly worm. We are still at 60* night time and low 70s during the day. I expect to be holding on to my match for at least 6 weeks. I'm ready, I just have to get the weather to cooperate.

On the other hand, the weather is beautiful - this is the one time of year I don't mind being out on the bus 6 hours a day. I would be very happy if I could move to someplace other then Southern California with weather like this 365 days a year. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I