Windy?

Windy?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:16 pm

Anyone else getting slammed with wind? For the last couple hours it has been shaking my house. Steel roof is popping and groaning, beams in the roof are squeaking. Baro is wide open and the chimney cleanout door rattles once in a while...it will be a long night if this keeps up.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

PostBy: Davian On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:18 pm

Rob R. wrote:Anyone else getting slammed with wind? For the last couple hours it has been shaking my house. Steel roof is popping and groaning, beams in the roof are squeaking. Baro is wide open and the chimney cleanout door rattles once in a while...it will be a long night if this keeps up.


Yeah, its been pretty windy all day and getting iffy of late.
Davian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Morso
Stove/Furnace Model: 1410 Squirrel

Re: Windy?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:19 pm

Not here, it's calm, and kinda warm...for now.
All that house groaning and moaning makes me nervous.
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: Windy?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:41 pm

Not yet here. I can see on the radar that it will be coming this way soon. Lots of rain and a GIANT cold front on it's way. Temps to plummet tomorrow night here. :(

Glad I wasted the day working on the Blazer ... FOR NOTHING. Gotta love when you do hours of work and don't fix the problem .... :mad: :mad: :mad:
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: Windy?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:48 pm

Oh yeah, flags been straight out all day.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Windy?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:50 pm

I would blame the French Canadians!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Windy?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:50 pm

SMITTY wrote:Not yet here. I can see on the radar that it will be coming this way soon. Lots of rain and a GIANT cold front on it's way. Temps to plummet tomorrow night here. :(

Glad I wasted the day working on the Blazer ... FOR NOTHING. Gotta love when you do hours of work and don't fix the problem .... :mad: :mad: :mad:


I've been there!!! :bang:
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: Windy?

PostBy: Davian On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:57 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:I would blame the French Canadians!


I see nothing wrong with blaming the Québécois.
Davian
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Morso
Stove/Furnace Model: 1410 Squirrel

Re: Windy?

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:07 pm

Yeah, got some heavy wind here today. It was making my furnace run a bit hot. I saw some .07 " WC peaks on the mano today. Seems to be calming now but the temp outside fell 15 degrees in a couple hours!!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Windy?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:07 pm

I spoke too soon - just had a 19 mph gust. Front's coming! :D
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: Windy?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:45 pm

Serious wind PLUS torrential rain--maybe my pond will get filled before the hard freeze gets here :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Windy?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:14 am

My swamp has grown over with grass! Hasn't been water there all summer! :D It's nice being able to ride through there with the lawn tractor & ATV without getting plastered with mud .. or getting stuck for 15 minutes. First time that's happened in the 10 years I've lived here. If it fills up again, I'm going to have to build a bridge. Life was way too easy here with no water. ;)
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: Windy?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:07 am

Oh yeah...it is a little blowy out here!

I live on a big hill, about 20 minutes from the coast and high enough (625 feet above sea level) so that I can see Mount Washington 150 miles away to the west. I get a 270 degree panoramic view, and just cleared 10 more acres so when the wind comes from the South, West or North, I get slammed. I mean literally. I live in a ranch so the big, long flat walls get hit by the wind and often buffet them. Since the trusses are tied in with the interior walls...the wall my headboard is on...a big gust of wind will actually rock the bed a little.

I have no barometer on my chimney, but it is straight up from my stove to the top of the chimney with no elbows, so she drafts pretty good. I think they say you want your chimney to be 2 feet above an obstruction within 10 feet, well mine is more like a mile from an obstruction! I am sure there are some trees closer than that, but you get the idea, when you live on top of a hill in a 60 acre field, draft is not that hard to obtain. On really windy days I can close my stove up tight and just let the vacuum that is produced from blowing across the top of the chimney pull the air up through it. It is kind of cool and your only real hope of controlling the air going to the fire.

We do have a windmill here (my Uncle) but it is too small, and while a big windmill company wanted to put in (3) 1 megawatt windmills here, our town voted it down and permanently banned windmill construction. They said this ridge could take 42 windmills and be feasible, but area towns all voted them out. It was stupid, we would have had free electricity for the next 20 years...everyone in this town! :-(
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Windy?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:42 am

Got a good snow dustin here on the hill :)
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Re: Windy?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:07 am

I got a light dudting of snow too, temp is 20*.

Had to sweep off the car before leaving to see the Doc.

Greg L.
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