The end is near

The end is near

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:38 am

How many weeks of burning do you think you have? I suspect that in 2 weeks from now, I will be done. I don't burn coal when the daytime high is over 50. The heat never runs during the day and I can easily pop a few logs in the wood stove upstairs.
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:11 am

You must be lucky...still another 6 weeks here, perhaps more. For those of us who burn year-round, it's just another day......The longer days help, but the cold nights remain. Everyone is boiling sap around me......wonder if anyone uses a 'coal fired arch'? :idea: :!: :shock:
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: hcarlow On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:23 am

whistlenut wrote:You must be lucky...still another 6 weeks here, perhaps more. For those of us who burn year-round, it's just another day......The longer days help, but the cold nights remain. Everyone is boiling sap around me......wonder if anyone uses a 'coal fired arch'? :idea: :!: :shock:


I have to agree , at least 6 to 8 more weeks here in my neck of the woods . Does anyone use their wl 110 boiler all summer on coal , just wondering what your average daily use would be ?
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:57 am

Usually till 1st or 2nd week in April here on the hill---usage goes way down with the old 50-93--WN, I doubt it---not hot enough fast enough--we like to get in & out & git er done--coal is real cute & functional, but it has it's place--a constant boiling point I don't believe is one of them. This is my 1st year NOT sugaring in many, many yrs--friggin neuropathy slows the old legs down a LOT---not down for the count, but surely slowed down ;) My old partner( mid 50's) has about 200 taps set compared to the 1000 we'd have out by now in prior yrs---lazy ass :(
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:04 pm

hcarlow wrote:
I have to agree , at least 6 to 8 more weeks here in my neck of the woods .


Ditto, I see 6 to 8 weeks myself, I burn a mix of stove and 'nut coal. I am going to try a mix of pea and 'nut in the coming weeks to see if I can get a slower, lower burn and I am sure the last couple weeks will be with window stat's operating.
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:04 pm

I guess it all depends on the weather. A warm spring means I should be shut down by mid march and thats only because I have the wood stove upstairs. Its only a tiny log wood stove so it doesnt burn much, kind of perfect for an upstairs stove.
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:05 pm

michaelanthony wrote:
hcarlow wrote:
I have to agree , at least 6 to 8 more weeks here in my neck of the woods .


Ditto, I see 6 to 8 weeks myself, I burn a mix of stove and 'nut coal. I am going to try a mix of pea and 'nut in the coming weeks to see if I can get a slower, lower burn and I am sure the last couple weeks will be with window stat's operating.


"windowstats" are a pure waste of fuel as far as I'm concerned. If I have to open windows, its too warm.
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:07 pm

Hard to say, here in Qc March is called the surprising month ;) Some years very cold days then very warm ones and so on...I think that end of April or beginning of May?
Like said in the song: The future is not to see.......(oops not shure of these words but all of you know that song)
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:10 pm

You are all set up for the fringe seasons. Good planning!! 'Fringe' is still a few weeks away here. Someday you will be a year-round burner unless power rates make that a less expensive decision. Here the power rates are higher than the nuts on a Giraffe, so the idiots that read about about electric heat as "The 100% efficient fuel' are having trouble seeing the forest.....the damned trees are always in the way! Have a great week...and stay warm and comfortable!

Nortcan is singing to us.....hell, I can't carry a tune in a bucket, let alone humm it!!! :shock: :roll:
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: Vangellis On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:17 pm

Bootstrap wrote:How many weeks of burning do you think you have? I suspect that in 2 weeks from now, I will be done. I don't burn coal when the daytime high is over 50. The heat never runs during the day and I can easily pop a few logs in the wood stove upstairs.



I'm right there with you Bootstrap.
I figure I have 7 to 10 days coal left, then I'll be switching over to wood to finish the season. I have some wood I need to use up before it gets too punky anyway.
Depending on the weather I could burn into mid April, but we shall see. It's nice to have options. :)






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Re: The end is near

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:39 pm

Bootstrap wrote:
"windowstats" are a pure waste of fuel as far as I'm concerned. If I have to open windows, its too warm.


I agree, but if you want to split hairs, a barometric damper is considered wasted heat. I have the north west winds coming out of canada at night and when the sun sets the temps drop like a Martha Stewart stock analysis :lol: Also I can't stand hearing those three words from the wife, " honey, I'm cold."
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: Short Bus On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:04 pm

Sunrise 7:52 Sunset 6:23 gaining six minutes a day :D :!:
I saw water dripping in the yard the other day :D :D
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: mkline On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:46 pm

It's cold and damp in this old house.I probably will leave one stove running until the middle of April,depending on the weather.

Mike
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:12 pm

I shut down first week of May,too damp and chilly.Coal is the only heat source for me,and the oil burner is out of the question,I need to save the last 3" of oil in the tank.It only costs $1.50 a day in the spring time with coal,not enough cost to worry about.
Last edited by Dennis on Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:16 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: The end is near

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:16 pm

I will be heating well into May.
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