Another storm

Another storm

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:11 am

Starting tomorrow we are supposed to get 6-12" of heavy snow...looks like I better put the plow back on the Ford. 10 degrees this morning, old man winter won't let go.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Another storm

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:40 am

Many years ago my wife had an end of winter party late January to celebrate the supposed end of winter. Full shorts and Hawaii gear for guests was mandatory (it was freezing outside). The house was at 90F (HO was 49c a gallon) lots of booze and everybody had a great time.... and winter did not let go until May which for the L. Hudson valley was a disaster. She was told that if she ever had another one the many death threats that came in the mail would be more than just idle thoughts.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Another storm

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:29 am

I was planning to get another trailer of coal from the hills this morning. I looked up the forecast for the coal region and one single word has canceled my excursion .Freezing __ICE,__now here is a guy that has a bunch of respect for ice on the highways.I am down to my last hopper so I will be on oil before I get coal.The rig stays in the driveway and I will go to the corner now for the rest of the day due to my lack of proper planning. Mike
stovepipemike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2


Re: Another storm

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:23 am

Mike,I believe your in morgantown,Chester County Hearth & Home has baged coal(not sure price, manf. or sizes)in Elverson Pa. 610-913-7009 if needed in a pinch to get you through the week.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Another storm

PostBy: Rwalker On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:01 am

4"-7" projected here on top pf the 6" we got on Saturday. They were calling for 1"-3" Saturday...they missed the mark big time. After this weekend and today, I will have officially used the snowblower more then I did all year and all of last year.

This time last year we were fishing open water and smashing channel cats. The ice is still very thick on the lakes today. :cry:

If it is heavy and wet I am fully expecting to lose power. Thank God for the radiant heat of the Hitzer.

We are also getting low on coal, this is the latest I have burned in the 3 years we have been in the new house. However, I do have some nice red oak out back that burns hot and gets the house up to 85 in no time if need be.

As I type this the wind is picking up. To add to it we have 4 sick kids and the wife isnt feeling so good today either. I am the loan soldier.
Rwalker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 983

Re: Another storm

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:40 am

we are getting it too 2 to 4 predicted here ///glad i got coal///i figure another month or so burning ///gives me something to do///
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Another storm

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:22 am

Yes--foul weather headed this way too, and 26 here right now. :o
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: Another storm

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:42 am

We were supposed to start off with snow then sleet & freezing rain to all rain & back to snow but it started right into the freezing rain, oh well time to go groundhog hunting sooner or later I'll get the right one. :mad:
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: Another storm

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:53 am

They have no friggin' idea what it's supposed to do here. Right now it's partly sunny, cold. But they are saying it's supposed to start doing something around noon. They aren't sure what, could be snow, could be rain, could be ice, could be giant falling rocks, fire falling from the sky. Then they are like, "We're not expecting any accumulation as the roads will be warm and it will be above freezing, but you could see 2-4"." :what:

All I know is I wish I had the weather man's job. It's the only job where one can say, "Yeah, I'm not sure. It might do this, might do that...orrrr it could do this but you should totally expect something...maybe...or not...eh....through all the chips in the air and see where they land...or don't...I don't really care....is my new Porsche in? Great!!!" and not get fired.

I've got enough coal for another few weeks then I'm spent. Maybe it's time to place an order.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Another storm

PostBy: hcarlow On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:15 am

They have no idea here in my area either as one says 10 to 15 inches the other says a couple of inches with some freezing rain .I guess we will have to take what we get, like it or not . I can remember getting 17 inches in the middle of April one year so nothing new for here .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: Another storm

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:34 pm

:mad3: :bang: :rambo2:

Here we go again! 4" - 8" forecast at the moment ... :mad: :sick:
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: Another storm

PostBy: Paulie On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:54 pm

A white Easter? 3-6 for metro Boston, prepping trucks now....1 more time! To be honest, I would rather be raking the yard....
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Another storm

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:43 pm

I'd rather be at the dentist ..... toothy
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: Another storm

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:29 pm

Started here around 3:30--real fine, real heavy with serious blowin--you know, the kind that has a tendency to kick ass---crap, it must still be winter here on the hill :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Another storm

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:48 pm

You guys will love this one...I was an idiot and took the plow off my truck a few weeks ago, hence the snow... :roll: Went to put the plow back on today and it was a complete disaster. My F350 sits pretty high, so the only way to get the right angle on the plow frame is to unhook it on blocks or a pallet. I had the plow on a pallet, drove up to it, lined up on first shot! Got out, gave it a couple yanks to line up the pins and the jack-stand promptly broke through the pallet. There it sat, jammed on the pallet, and too low to engage the plow frame on the truck. I went and got a big pry-bar and some blocks, and after 15 minutes I had it blocked at the correct height. Drove the truck ahead, and the instant it touched the plow it fell of the blocks and halfway off the pallet. To top it off, when I jumped out of the truck to assess the situation and stepped in fresh dog *censored*. At that point I decided to park the truck. I am so fed up with that plow I am not even going to look at it until the snow has melted. If it really does snow 10" the guy up the road can make a fast $30 and plow my driveway. :mad:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy