The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:46 am

Rob R. wrote:Another morning at -17...this has been quite a cold snap.


Here in the warm south the low was 2. At 7 now, the boiler has been running quite a bit. :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: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:16 am

I can't even go outside in this crap. Instant asthma attack. :roll: I'll be playing welfare-recipient today, and sit on my ass in front of the computer for 12 hours straight. :lol: I already feel sick just sitting here an hour!
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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: 009to090 On: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:26 am

A new record for us.... 12F this morning. No insulation under the floor, (or in the walls, for that matter) so the kids learned quickly, they better be wearing some socks or slippers while walking around the house.
I have left the faucets dribble for 3 days now, and so far, no frozen pipes under the house. Which aren't insulated either.

Look at our forecast for next Tuesday ! :up: :shh: :punk:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:31 am

009to090 wrote:A new record for us.... 12F this morning. No insulation under the floor, (or in the walls, for that matter) so the kids learned quickly, they better be wearing some socks or slippers while walking around the house.
I have left the faucets dribble for 3 days now, and so far, no frozen pipes under the house. Which aren't insulated either.

Look at our forecast for next Tuesday ! :up: :shh: :punk:


Damn! No insulation what so ever?
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:45 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Damn! No insulation what so ever?


Yep, none. Just 5/4" rough-sawn sheething boards, covered by 1/2" thick pine siding on outside, with plaster walls on inside. Very comfortable on the inside, as long as temp stays above freezing, like it is supposed to in a normal winter.
Instead of a total makeover/remodel like you did, we are going to start from scratch and build a modern house at the back of our property. 10 year plan. The lumber in this house will be de-constructed and used for a large garage/shop once we move into new house.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:06 am

Hasn't been warmer than -4 with crazy winds for four days straight. Went downstairs this morning and noticed that all five of my zones were calling for heat. Crazy!
sterling40man
 
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: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:40 pm

009to090 wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:Damn! No insulation what so ever?


Yep, none. Just 5/4" rough-sawn sheething boards, covered by 1/2" thick pine siding on outside, with plaster walls on inside. Very comfortable on the inside, as long as temp stays above freezing, like it is supposed to in a normal winter.
Instead of a total makeover/remodel like you did, we are going to start from scratch and build a modern house at the back of our property. 10 year plan. The lumber in this house will be de-constructed and used for a large garage/shop once we move into new house.


I'm still plugging holes and insulating and working on this dump too. Wish I could afford to build an entirely new house though.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:50 pm

You know it's cold out when the stoves are disappearing off C-List before I can call about them!! :roll:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

About 1000' from the farm

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:16 pm

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Looks like a Maine summers day. Uncle, Uncle.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:28 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:This will take the chill off!
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It looks hot!! even for a dang ole ford..... 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
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 29, 2013 10:32 pm

Nice!!!

Well we can take a break from our coal burners...at least for tomorrow, then it gets cold again.
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: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:42 am

Supposed to hit 60 tomorrow! :shock: :D Might take out the street legal dirt bike, depending on how much salt this rain washes away. :dancing:


Geesh Chris .... it sounds like your uninsulated house has better insulating properties than my INSULATED house! :o When it gets below 40° here, the cold creeps right in & heat needs to be on. Below 10° the stove struggles to maintain 65°. Below 10°, 65° is a distant fantasy.

I'm just one lotto ticket away from a southern real estate agent. :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: Joeski On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:04 am

sterling40man wrote:Just a little chilly at 0730 this morning.

How do you start your vehicle in that weather? How do you do anything outside at that temperature? I think Pennsylvania as cold last week. That temp blows my mind. :shock:
Joeski
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Susquehanna

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Joeski On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:14 am

Rob R. wrote:-13 here, windchill is around -20.

72 in the main house, basement is 80 thanks to the boiler and piping. The EFM had all it wants right now...it has been stoking for the last hour to "hold the line" and produce hot water.

I really think I need to buy whatever exactly your setup is. That's a really nice feeling to have it that toasty.
Joeski
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Susquehanna

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:23 am

Joeski wrote:How do you start your vehicle in that weather??


When it's that cold you really need to have a hot plug on your vehicle. You also need a battery with a lot of cold cranking amps.


Joeski wrote:How do you do anything outside at that temperature?


You don't..........but everything including schools were open. We just deal with it is all.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6