Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri May 24, 2013 7:13 pm

The high here was 46 degrees today. It will be 36 degrees tonight, 37 degrees tomorrow night, and 41 degrees Sunday night. I have turned my thermostats back on.
Last edited by lsayre on Fri May 24, 2013 7:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day

PostBy: Anthracite Ed On: Fri May 24, 2013 7:18 pm

Time to fire up the Coal stove :o
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri May 24, 2013 8:10 pm

My goodness...its darn cold. I knew I should have kept the kodiak burning one more week! and all my effort at planting the garden two days ago is prolly shot..... guess its off to get more #1 kero for the omni 105 and maybe even fill a few 100# LP tanks......

Thank goodness i still have the snow blower out and ready.......Like our presidential election....ya never know!! 8-)
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri May 24, 2013 8:14 pm

My goodness, my butt PE :)Well, I'm really gonna be on the phone to Hitzer & complain to Dean about this 50-93 lasting only 6 full days on one hopper full of nut--you'd think it should last till we get out of this friggin cold snap--callin for frost here on the hill--SOB How the hell will I sleep in this cold??? :shots: :clap: toothy
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri May 24, 2013 8:21 pm

FF sleeping is way overrated.....staying in a constant state of denial would keep ya in some river in Egypt and shriveled like a freezing prune.... Maybe I could start an indoor incubation business and get some hot chicks to stay warm with...? 8-)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri May 24, 2013 10:23 pm

OK, I'm in on all that PE ;)
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri May 24, 2013 10:28 pm

Got up to 67° today .... only to plummet to 47° in less than 5 hours. :mad: House is still 70° right now, but won't be in the morning if it stays below 45° outside.

My stove is all cleaned out. Ain't burning nothin' this deep into the season. That's what Duofold & sweatshirts are for. ;)
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri May 24, 2013 11:37 pm

I just fired up a DVC500 :shock:
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat May 25, 2013 12:07 am

Wish I could fire something up, the pregnant MRS is loving these temps. I froze my nads off today trieing to sleep. :mad:
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat May 25, 2013 1:25 am

I bought a little flame affect light for the new mica stoves LED BOB Chauvet, it's inside the stove ..cccooooooolll. . Very realistic and the power output is only 33W. It's cold here so I snuggled up to the pretend stove and imagined I was warm and guess what, that didn't do c rap.

My wife has promised me that if she sees me reach for the HO thermostat switch she will smack me and with those biceps.... The switch is now labeled only activate in case of nuclear war. I"m still doing fencing as our Mexican barn help won't work outside in these conditions and I have a load of 18" wood pieces. Of course, I just took a load to the dump but I have a load left..... hmmmm... Jotul 507 on wood.... hmmmm. I may have to break another vow, me a wood burner ..... hmmm ....but I"m freezing my nuts off. This cold spell in only due to last until Sunday but they never get the forecast right and do I really want to clean the stove out again????.

The only person who can forecast the next 1000 years is our new energy secretary, another twit who just knows the earth is warming up. Moniz is another theoretical MIT physics major who tried to run a lemonade stand but it went bust.
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat May 25, 2013 5:29 am

So much for the forecast of 37 degrees. I just woke up to see 31 degrees and heavy frost this morning. Worried about the garden.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat May 25, 2013 6:20 am

lsayre wrote:So much for the forecast of 37 degrees. I just woke up to see 31 degrees and heavy frost this morning. Worried about the garden.


Ohhh man that sucks bro, I know how that goes all to well from experience :mad: 31 Degrees is to cold (especially with all the moiture/dampness we've had)... Garden is shot (even if some things survive a brief cold snap like that they never seem to flourish or be what they should have been), The lettuces might make it if its only a brief one night cold snap. How large is the garden? When this happened to me before I would simply start fresh and take the cheat sheets out and buy some already grown stuff from loews or home depot or whatever (P.S. if you did not start your stuff from seeds and still have the packages Loews would take your returns and replace them!)
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat May 25, 2013 6:28 am

It's a small garden, only 16' x 16'. My wife concerns me. She recently heard some crazy granny whim that says to save frozen garden plants, hose them down at sunrise, so she hosed down the garden this morning, and the heavy frost is still on the ground and rooftops as I'm typing this.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat May 25, 2013 6:58 am

lsayre wrote:It's a small garden, only 16' x 16'. My wife concerns me. She recently heard some crazy granny whim that says to save frozen garden plants, hose them down at sunrise, so she hosed down the garden this morning, and the heavy frost is still on the ground and rooftops as I'm typing this.


31 degrees and heavy moisture/frost makes the garden "toast" :blowup: Some day when she goes out, run down Lowe's and replace all the stuff, its only 16x16 and though any garden is work, Ive lost 100 x 50 before trying to fight the battle after a frost only to be frustrated at why all my stuff was stunted and not producing :(

Then you can say "OMG Hunny you did it!, you got the magic touch" :lol:
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Re: Cold weather for Memorial Day Weekend

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat May 25, 2013 9:59 am

Been sittin here freezing my boney old ass off this Am & I don't have that much left after 2 wives :clap: toothy Need I say more?
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