Nor'easter

Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:11 pm

We got about 4" last night. Supposed to get another inch today. A lot of stupid drivers on the road.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Why have you not gotten a stoker?


I do have my AnthraKing AK110 crankin' in the house and I love that stove, it's making it for now as of course with a 7000' leak box to heat it will be outclassed some day. A little Jotul 507 in the study to amuse me and an extra brand new AK110 ready for when it gets real bad that I have never even fired up yet - I hope it works. There are technical reasons why a single AK220 was not considered. Somebody had to pay for Dave's arsenal :D. I pray for the Chinese military if they ever try to take Berwick :) . Last winter did not count as a winter around here so I never even tested it out. I am very happy with my heating system but of course all this is small time stuff compared to your output.
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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: Nor'easter

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:17 pm

A lot of stupid drivers on the road.


I went down the NJT in July, they were morons then... I can only imagine.
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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: Nor'easter

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:25 pm

Newbie...I understand the stokers you have, and they work very well. I am thinking there is a reason you can't have a massive central heating system an one larger stoker. If you are warm, that is all that is required! That AK 110 does produce LOTS of heat, and use a surprisingly small amount of coal. Great snowball snow......
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Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:26 pm

Bag constriction? Nice to have a sense of humor.....especially if you are 'weggee prone'!


I have fired up ol' reliable the cat 955H, OK, now lets' try that ice battle again.. nothing stops that sucker. My neighbor down the road is iced up too and he can't move until I get to him. but his new(ish) 5 series Beamer is cleaned off and he even used hot water I swear. WN, you have no idea...
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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: Nor'easter

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:29 pm

Great snowball snow......


If I made a large snowball out of this stuff (assuming I could even lift it) and threw it at someone it might kill them.
coalnewbie
 
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: Nor'easter

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:50 pm

I'm On Fire wrote: A lot of stupid drivers on the road.

I was just saying the same thing. Don't take offense, do think the idiots say the same thing about us? :P :lol:
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:18 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
A lot of stupid drivers on the road.


I went down the NJT in July, they were morons then... I can only imagine.


Yup, they only get dumber as the weather gets worse. Had to deal with a bunch of them this morning, roads were plowed but shitty still. Got behind a guy doing 30. It was me and the wife in the Subaru. Whipped out from behind him and passed him. My foot was to the floor and the car didn't even know there was snow under foot.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:20 pm

michaelanthony wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote: A lot of stupid drivers on the road.

I was just saying the same thing. Don't take offense, do think the idiots say the same thing about us? :P :lol:


Yeah, the probably do but it's more than likely something like this, 'Dayum! I wish I could drive half as good as that idiot.'
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:32 pm

Just finished an hour of plowing. The snow was blowing so hard it was creating slush on the windows...the solution was to plow with the windows open. :oops:

Looks like we got about a foot so far.
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Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:23 pm

I went out this afternoon and just came home. Half my driveway was plowed. I have no idea who did it. It was either my 80 year old neighbor or the 29 year old cop who lives on the next block over. My neighbor has a snow blower and the cop has an ATV with a plow. One side of the driveway has what appears to be snow blower tracks and foot prints behind it then the other side of the driveway has drag marks from a plow. Did they tag team my driveway?

Either way, I appreciate it. My snow blower is still broken; it pisses gas out of the exhaust which I can only assume is the carb. I tried to fix it this fall but I couldn't figure out how to take the damn thing apart. I hate shoveling to boot.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:59 pm

SMITTY wrote:That's all we got too - 4"-5" of slop. Started at 7 last night as powder. 33° this morning, windy as a bastard - house creaked after a 27 mph gust hit.


Windy here too, creaking noises every time there's a big gust. Makes me nervous!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:57 pm

Looks like we got about a foot and it's still snowing like a bastard. Windy as all hell, have the candles ready for the outage. This is my 2nd winter burning coal and I'm glad I started with the hand fed. I do want a boiler some day because I have an oil hwheater, but I'll always keep the hand fed just in case!...oh yeah just remembered, been plowing with my Honda 450 es what a trip!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:02 pm

Maybe 6 or 8 inches here....another 2 or 3 coming tonight. Windy as heck & c-c-cold.

Fred, sorry to hear of your neighbor. Condolences to the family.
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Re: Nor'easter

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:18 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:
coalnewbie wrote:
A lot of stupid drivers on the road.


I went down the NJT in July, they were morons then... I can only imagine.


Yup, they only get dumber as the weather gets worse. Had to deal with a bunch of them this morning, roads were plowed but shitty still. Got behind a guy doing 30. It was me and the wife in the Subaru. Whipped out from behind him and passed him. My foot was to the floor and the car didn't even know there was snow under foot.



What's the hurry with all you folks from Jersey...we have a little word for you guys here in pennsyltucky FLATLANDERS. I don't mind the slow trip just have to plan ahead is all. Patience friend life is too short to go out by hitten a snow bank.
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