coalnewbie wrote:Fire, yes I know,
I forgot (how quickly we forget) that sometimes we need to run with the big dogs too here in the Lower Hudson Valley. 5F this morning and the wind is blowing. This 7000sqft leak box really shows how terrible it is when the weather really turns. My AnthraKing AK110 is completely outclassed this morning but has saved me a ton of coal so far. What am I so do? Oh, yes, I remember, I bought another one and it is just sitting there with it's 14" duct, I even thought of selling once to raise some sorely needed cash. If I think of that again will someone please slap me. So last night a piece of CDX outside the open window, powervent through it, plug in and light up ----- ahhhhhhh - love those stoves. Now where is that spare Dwyer??? Now we are cooking, I'm too old to freeze. LOVE that coal. Come the spring I have to install this more correctly but at least I will still be alive.
I've been messing with the ceiling fans trying to get them to move the hot air about the house a bit better. Can't remember how I had them set last season. But I've noticed since adding my daughter's room on the far end of the house and raising a wall the entire dynamic of the house has changed. I've got to relearn what the house wants now. I've insulated more this past summer but I've still got a ton of holes. This house is like living in an building that just has open windows. I've started removing windows completely too. I definitely need to do something with the master bedroom. It's got pine wood floors and it's like walking on ice. I'm probably going to carpet it this summer. The living room also has a spot of wood flooring that you have a 1" step down to. I'm debating raising the floor that 1" and putting foam board underneath it. There's a lot of crawlspace in my house. A lot of it I can't get into because I'm too big.