The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:41 pm

-13* this morning and didn't get above 2* all day. It's now -2*. Burning some coal now!
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:00 pm

Compared to that it's almost tropical here! 15 now, 7 for the low tonight, but it's going to warm up somewhat tomorrow.
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: Poconoeagle On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:02 pm

7 here already they say almost 40 by tuesday :D
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:51 am

9* here this morning, house is a little over 72* now. Was 71.6* when I woke up. Stove is running at 550*.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:40 pm

A balmy -19* this morning! Coldest morning yet......5* right now and it's almost noon!
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:39 pm

9 this morning, 27 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: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:29 am

39* this morning. After a night of freezing rain. Supposed to be in the 40's again. My house is 79*. Gonna shake it down and then turn it down.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:17 am

42 today. Crazy weather. :?
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: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:18 am

Yesterday Saranac Lake was -27, right now it is 28. Where is that guy with the Harman stove in the Victorian? I bet the paint is cured now. :)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:55 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:42 today. Crazy weather. :?


I'd say so! This morning it was 18* here. 37* temp change in 24 hours. 4 inches of snow on the way and then back to below 0* at night from Thursday on. 3 years ago yesterday it was -50* in Big Black River, Maine. I was still burning oil then! :shock:

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Low Temperatures Recorded 16 January, 2009

Here are the preliminary temperature reports from January 16, 2009.

A special thanks is extended to the general public for phoning in reports via our automated system. Your help is appreciated and aided us greatly in updating our products.


Temperature Reports

***********************MINIMUM TEMPERATURES***********************

LOCATION MIN TEMPS TIME/DATE COMMENTS
DEGREES OF
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MAINE

...AROOSTOOK COUNTY...
BIG BLACK RIVER -50 831 AM 1/16 USGS BBRM1
NINEMILE BRIDGE -48 841 AM 1/16 USGS NINM1
ALLAGASH -47 722 AM 1/16 COOP ALGM1
DICKEY -45 833 AM 1/16 USGS DICM1
LILLE -45 717 AM 1/16 AR034
MASARDIS -45 840 AM 1/16 USGS MASM1
CLAYTON LAKE -44 832 AM 1/16 COOP CLTM1
GRAND ISLE -44 722 AM 1/16 SPOTTER
OXBOW -43 842 AM 1/16 COOP OXBM1
FORT KENT MILLS -41 853 AM 1/16 AR054
STOCKHOLM -41 717 AM 1/16 SPOTTER
VAN BUREN -41 845 AM 1/16 COOP VANM1
EAGLE LAKE -40 902 AM 1/16 COOP EGLM1
FORT KENT -40 851 AM 1/16 COOP FISM1
FOX BROOK -40 835 AM 1/16 COOP FOXM1
PRESQUE ISLE -39 758 AM 1/16 AWOS KPQI
LIMESTONE -38 917 AM 1/16 COOP LIZM1
CARIBOU WFO -37 718 AM 1/16 ASOS KCAR
MADAWASKA -37 832 AM 1/16 AR037
SHERMAN -37 902 AM 1/16 AR072
HOULTON -35 838 AM 1/16 ASOS KHUL
LIMESTONE -35 717 AM 1/16 AR035
FRENCHVILLE -30 835 AM 1/16 ASOS KFVE
ASHLAND -28 716 AM 1/16 SPOTTER
KNOWLES CORNER -18 839 AM 1/16 COOP KNCM1
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:17 pm

Yup, this weather is wacky for sure. My stove is back to idling around 300-350*. I don't mind it so much, saves me coal.

Although I will say this, the one thing I don't like about the up and down weather is that the rear grate on the DS is ashed up and I can't clear it, which means the rear grate is no longer burning and I can't get it burning again without shutting the stove down. Last season all four grates were glowing red. This season, the rear grate has been out and the front grate goes out when I idle down but I can get that one burning again.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: fastcat On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:15 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:Yup, this weather is wacky for sure. My stove is back to idling around 300-350*. I don't mind it so much, saves me coal.

Although I will say this, the one thing I don't like about the up and down weather is that the rear grate on the DS is ashed up and I can't clear it, which means the rear grate is no longer burning and I can't get it burning again without shutting the stove down. Last season all four grates were glowing red. This season, the rear grate has been out and the front grate goes out when I idle down but I can get that one burning again.


Use your poker from the top and clear the ash.
fastcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:10 pm

I was going to give everyone East of me an early warning about the wind, had winds of over 50MPH a few hours ago, started to type & lost power for about 3 hr's. So anyway if it ain't there yet it's coming & coming fast with a cold front behind. I had a GFI malfunction so I lost my coal furnace, figure I'll let her rest & cool clean it out & light her up for the rest of winter. For me this time of season we have been having the sump pump is more important, I'll just heat with pro"pain" tonight.
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: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:16 pm

fastcat wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:Yup, this weather is wacky for sure. My stove is back to idling around 300-350*. I don't mind it so much, saves me coal.

Although I will say this, the one thing I don't like about the up and down weather is that the rear grate on the DS is ashed up and I can't clear it, which means the rear grate is no longer burning and I can't get it burning again without shutting the stove down. Last season all four grates were glowing red. This season, the rear grate has been out and the front grate goes out when I idle down but I can get that one burning again.


Use your poker from the top and clear the ash.


Yeah, I do that, still can't seem to get it to light. I think I need a poker with less of a point on it and more of a knife edge so I can scrape it along the grate and hopefully clear the ash.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:19 pm

samhill wrote:I was going to give everyone East of me an early warning about the wind


You are correct, the wind is supposed to pick up here overnight.
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