The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:18 am

Me, too. Our overnight was 19* with a nasty wind chill. The Harman just kept humming along.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:04 pm

Well, here's what it's like on the hill as we speak--20*---PLUS
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:16 pm

It's in the low teens here with 12 to 14" of snow, just had the snow blower out & made a path around the house for the dogs & to get snow weight off some schrubs. Still snowing & we still have Lake Effect Warnings but I had enough I,m sending it East before it runs out & my fellow coal burners don't get any, no need to thank me it's just the kind of guy I am. :lol:
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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: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:31 pm

It was around 41° here today with a wind chill. They are calling for low to mid 50* Wednesday-Friday here. This weather is crazy.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:10 pm

Sans for the exception of about 5 or 6 cold days (not blistering cold, just cold) we really haven't even had a winter around where I live in Ohio. The "heating degree days" are lagging by about 930 here vs. the historical norm. In a normal year December has about 1,100 heating degree days, so that's almost the equivalent of tossing the entire month of December's cold temperatures right out of the winter season. I've never seen anything like this.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:16 pm

lsayre wrote:Sans for the exception of about 5 or 6 cold days (not blistering cold, just cold) we really haven't even had a winter around where I live in Ohio. The "heating degree days" are lagging by about 930 here vs. the historical norm. In a normal year December has about 1,100 heating degree days, so that's almost the equivalent of tossing the entire month of December's cold temperatures right out of the winter season. I've never seen anything like this.


Same here in Jersey. We've had some cold days. One or two of which were were below 0. But for the most parts the average has been about 40º.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: fastcat On: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:34 pm

As they say here in upstate NY "wait 5 minutes and the weather will change" . Earlier today it was 48* and sunny now at 4:30 it is 40* and raining and tonight we are expecting 1 to 3 inches of snow and tomorrow back to near 50*. :taz:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:17 am

Last night ended up being one of the coldest nights we have had this winter...12 degrees and the wind blasted us all night. My ash tub in the EFM was overflowing this morning and made a nice mess.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Well, not quite...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:41 am

...but I did bump up the tstat for the first time this season for a few minutes. :shock:
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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: Well, not quite...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:31 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:...but I did bump up the tstat for the first time this season for a few minutes. :shock:



:shock: I haven't even turned the circuit for the furnace on. I also still don't have the stove ready.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Well, not quite...

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:50 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:...but I did bump up the tstat for the first time this season for a few minutes. :shock:


I wont lie friend... I hit the button about 4 am this morning myself :oops: waaaayyyyy tooo damn early to be thinking of firing up the Harman
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:20 pm

Crazy weather :!:
TONIGHT


Scattered
Showers
Low: 59 °F
TUESDAY


Heavy
Rain
High: 75 °F
TUESDAY
NIGHT

Heavy
Rain
Low: 58 °F
WEDNESDAY


Chance
Showers
High: 69 °F
WEDNESDAY
NIGHT

Partly
Cloudy
Low: 44 °F
THURSDAY


Mostly
Sunny
High: 71 °F
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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: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:33 pm

You know why it's gonna rain tomorrow? Because I've put off doing the barn roof for 6 years now ... and TOMORROW was the day I was supposed to start doing it. :mad: Figures!

Hey! Don't touch that dial! It's too early for that crap, dammit!! :fear: :eek2: :fear:
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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: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:37 pm

There's never enough time...or money.
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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: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:39 pm

I hear that!
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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