First Day of Summer 2012

First Day of Summer 2012

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:43 am

Getting closer, it seems the hotter it gets the more I miss it, I know we need summer but I'm only a few miles from Lake Erie & this is the fourth day of 90" temps in a row with at least one more coming. Had a few others along the way but a 5 or 6 day stretch is rare, first time I ever saw the swamp dried up in a lot of areas even some lifetime residents say the same but then again the beavers have a dam somewhere so that could add to it some. Thankful for the AC, hope everyone that has to work outside drinks plenty of fluids & stays safe.
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: First Day of Summer 2012

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:46 am

Heading to 100 +- here today. I'll be doing a few things outside today but hopefully inside mostly finishing a paper for school.

Haven't put the A/C's in yet so things are going to get a bit sticky. :)
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: First Day of Summer 2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:47 am

High heat and humidity is moving in here today, I'm not happy! I'm not a hot weather person.
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: First Day of Summer 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:13 am

Going for the 100's here also. No AC I refuse to feed the pig--blinds drawn & this 200 yr old farmhouse stays around 70---94* outside. Haying has been canceled till this evening. ;) Me neither W'nC. This will be the 2nd day & tomorrow is projected for the same :(
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: First Day of Summer 2012

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:19 am

This is the time of year for an Alaskan Cruise......and Mt McKinley hiking!!!!! Go easy on the hayin'......guys here were out past midnight to get it loaded and under cover. 86 at 09:30, now 90! Guess the long johns will be gone now......looks pretty stupid with long johns under shorts!!! Does anybody look at you strangely, Fred? Well, I mean more strangely than they normally do? You aren't too far from Niagra Falls.....perhaps the cable is still up....that would be one way to 'cool off'.....

I am out in the sun today, but stopped to get a icey beverage......
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: First Day of Summer 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:05 am

I'll be under an '88 Trooper today rebuilding a transfer case .... outside, in direct sun, on a BLACK trailer. Should be fun! :|
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: First Day of Summer 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:12 am

OK--OK, union suit came off last night. Got the last of down hay baled around 9:30 last night--85* already here. :(
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: First Day of Summer 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:22 am

We're at 75° right now. Yesterday hit 91°... with a 105° heat index! I was in the barn changing 19" dirt bike tires - anyone who's ever done one will tell you how much fun THAT was ... :| I must've lost 2 gallons of fluid out there.
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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: First Day of Summer 2012

PostBy: GA cracker On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:44 pm

Damn, I walked outside awhile ago and had a flashback. Thought I was back in GA. Then remembered that you guys don't have 6 months of this and smiled.
Cracker
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: First Day of Summer 2012

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:43 pm

Always wondered how the Arabs could walk around with wool robes in hotter weather than this.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea