The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sperry On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:35 am

30 here in SWVT. No heavy frost today
sperry
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm/alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 520/fireplace insert

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: kstone On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:41 am

We masshole's have a low off 23 a current temp off 34 and high expected to be 40 stove humming along house at 72 :D

If i go back 2 years the house would have been 64 and every time the oil burner kicked on i would cringe oh how much nicer now odd side note we haven't run the drier in long time :idea:
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Baseburners & Antiques: Andes 14 crown
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:43 am

I woke up to a balmy 46 degrees this morning. Winter seems to be skirting Ohio so far this year.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:58 am

sterling40man wrote:-4 this morning. BRRRRRRRRRRRR!


-12 at 5am at my house Sterling40man! I live in a very low lying area though! high of 9 today is forcasted!
Northern Maine
 
Stove/Furnace Make: CENTRAL Boiler CL-5648
Stove/Furnace Model: CL-5648

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:34 am

I can't believe I'm saying this, but why do I envy you guys up North? (Maine area). We were suppose to have a cold snap here in southern N.E., yet I wake up to a depressing 35 degrees, and I'm assuming it'll once again go over 40 something today. Hardly justifies the work to keep the 513 running. I am hoping the cost will offset the price of "liquid fuel". however, i can't see ever competing with your stove Fred.1/2 a bag a day? That's great. I go thru almost 1 and a 1/2 a day. And that's with the settings on the ragged edge of going "black". Still playing tho. I'll be satisfied with 40lbs a day.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:23 pm

Northern Maine wrote:-12 at 5am at my house Sterling40man! I live in a very low lying area though! high of 9 today is forcasted!


Cold day for sure. The -4 was at 7:30am..........probably not as cold here as you were at 5am. 9* right now. Burned 200 lbs in 3 days........not too bad.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:27 pm

You fellas can keep that stuff up there! :P :lol: I'm all set!

We had a bit of snow this morning, but it's stopped for the time being. We haven't even hit the teens yet this season - coldest so far has been 23°.

29° out there right now. Snow and ice coming, I hear and see ...
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: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:42 pm

Up to 25 here, but the South wind is blowing pretty good. 74 inside. :oops:
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: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:25 pm

You guys get to have all the fun! 42 here and light rain.

Gave the boiler a cleaning this morning, back up and running now. One unintended but never the less appreciated result of the draft inducer is it seems that it creates some turbulence in the smoke pipe which causes a lot of the flyash to build up before the inducer. Easy removal with the shop vac through the baro opening. :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: Lightning On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:08 pm

Yeah, here in Olean, NY
Monday 51 then 40's thru Thursday and finally mid 30's Friday...
I don't mind idling the furnace though :)
I'll get my chance to let her stretch her legs later on I'm sure 8-)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:16 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Gave the boiler a cleaning this morning, back up and running now.


Did you give it a "quick" cleaning and just throw some ash on top of the fire to minimize the burns? :D
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: sterling40man On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:22 pm

Supposed to warm up some the next few days. Accuweather is saying 6"-10" Tuesday. The John Deere is ready! :D

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/caribo ... ast/333516
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:37 am

Hope that skirts me Sterling my man. We coastal folk live in our own little wonderland (Read: microclimate) ;)
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:25 am

SteveZee wrote:Hope that skirts me Sterling my man. We coastal folk live in our own little wonderland (Read: microclimate) ;)


:lol:
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 Dec 17, 2012 10:39 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Gave the boiler a cleaning this morning, back up and running now.


Did you give it a "quick" cleaning and just throw some ash on top of the fire to minimize the burns? :D


Although I have done that in the past, this time I shut down completely. It could have gone until the spring, but I'm fussy about that boiler.
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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