The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:14 pm

Yeah it's got insulation .... right up against the sheathing, sandwiched between luan paneling .... :no1:

Oh ... then there's the room my wife took upon herself to gut ... when I specifically told her I want NO PART of working on this place. Maybe when I actually OWN it I'll do it .... but while I'm "renting" from the bank, that seems idiotic to me. If I don't own it outright, why spend my hard earned money fixing it up? I could never figure out why people who rented would remodel their apartments. Still can't grasp that one. I've got a different way of looking at things, I guess. So the room sits gutted.

At least my wife's lack of cleaning & organizational skills have to have added an R10 to the floor, at least ...
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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: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:18 pm

17 here, going to 10 degrees.
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: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:32 pm

14.4° out ... 66.7° in.

Life is good. :D
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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: Rob R. On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:34 pm

SMITTY wrote:Maybe when I actually OWN it I'll do it .... but while I'm "renting" from the bank, that seems idiotic to me. If I don't own it outright, why spend my hard earned money fixing it up?


I understand where you're coming from, but you must be doing some amount of upkeep? What good is it to own a house free and clear if it has to be torn down the same day it is paid for? Obviously I am exaggerating, just trying to make a point. Also, even if you "own it free and clear" it is still easy to lose if you can't pay the taxes.

SMITTY wrote:14.4° out ... 66.7° in.

Life is good. :D


3 degrees here, 73.6 says the fancy clock...time to go feed the coal monster in the cellar.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:39 pm

Rob R. wrote: .... Also, even if you "own it free and clear" it is still easy to lose if you can't pay the taxes.

This is my real motive in all this. I figure in 10 years the taxes will be unaffordable here. I sure as hell ain't gonna set this place up for someone else to have for nothing, after all I sacrificed just to get here. I'm taking this place with me come hell or high water .... unless I end up in a situation where I can sell it. ;)

The high water part is closer than I think .... :lol:
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: CapeCoaler On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:43 pm

Still at 25*...
lookin' at 15* overnight...
Windy too...
Knocked over the cap on the Metalbestos Chimney...
It had rotted the supports...
Too slick with the snow to go up tonight...
The pipe is clear enough to vent for now...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:49 pm

20 here and windy. Going to 12. Boiler is running quite often. Temp in the house holding at 70*.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:50 pm

16 here, gonna see 9 before this night is out. Stove is trucking along at around 500 and the house is nearing 74*. Stack is 230* stove outlet is 350* and the draft is hovering between .04" and .05" with the MPD closed. Just loaded up for the night. Life is good when burning coal.

EDIT

Ooh, they changed the forecast. The low will be 5° with a wind chill that will make it, -3°. YAY!
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:52 pm

Just went & checked the stove with the infared - sides are 600°, top is 480°-ish, glass is 500°. This baby is crankin! 8-)

I'd turn it up higher, but I don't feel like reloading at 3am. I reloaded at 10 am this morning. Doubtful I'll get 24hrs out of this batch.
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: Poconoeagle On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:53 pm

9 outside 70 in 8-)

going to 4 or somethin ;)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:55 pm

The oil-burners are wearing their coats in the house as we speak.
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: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:59 pm

My basement is now dry! WOO! :dancing:

Inga knows where the heat is ... :lol:

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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: 2001Sierra On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:01 pm

I told my neighbor he warms his house. 62 in his kitchen. My garage is 61 and rising outside is 10 :roll:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:03 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:The oil-burners are wearing their coats in the house as we speak.


I can remember going to bed with a sleeping bag on cold nights like this one :down: . He He not anymore :nana:
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:33 pm

Going down into the single digits tonight, first three dog nite of the season. At least the snow has stopped, got about nine inches probably would have been more if the wind wasn't so strong, front side of the garage is 8 & the back is around 20 ya gotta love that lake effect.
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