Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:39 pm

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The Farmer's Almanac is predicting a killer Winter this year. We'll see how it pans out. I'm ready for whatever comes. I bought extra coal this year since I had the money for it, so no problems here.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:48 pm

I got all my old stoves serviced. I added another 200,000BTU of heat with the Hitzer and the new mica baseburner. I got coal up the wazoo.... Relax we going to have the mildest winter on record.
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: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:06 pm

coalnewbie wrote:I got all my old stoves serviced. I added another 200,000BTU of heat with the Hitzer and the new mica baseburner. I got coal up the wazoo.... Relax we going to have the mildest winter on record.


Thats about right, first time I have enough "coal" in bin to last the full winter. You watch, all prepared for once again another big let down.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite


Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:31 pm

Its probably going to be a bad winter because I only have two tons and not sure when I'll have money for the remaining two tons I'd like to buy.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: Rwalker On: Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:48 pm

We burned 3 ton last year so 3 ton will be piled into the garage this fall. I am already cutting up my kindling. 3 trees fell on my property this year I have been sawing off chunks and hauling them out of the woods to finish off in the yard. There will be no trucking through the snow this year looking for dry kindling to get my hand fired going!
Rwalker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 983

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:00 am

I have lost faith a good while ago in the long and short range forecasting of the weather folks. If the weather forecasters on TV could not use words like: we are closely watching a trend,,,hit and miss in the viewing area,,, possibly,,,it appears as though,,,might move in our direction,,,a chance of,,,latest radar indicates,,,and the catch-all phrase"stay tuned for the latest", they wouldn't have much to say. All this from the highest paid folks on the news program. As for me,I go by the hair on the cat and the amount of hickory and walnut nuts that drop and I do just as good as their fancy electronics .Plus when I stick my head out of the door,I'll know for certain about the same time that they know for certain.. Right now the fallen nuts are plentiful but the the cat has not put on much of a fluffy coat yet ahhhh you had better "stay tuned for the latest"....Mike
stovepipemike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:57 am

Rwalker wrote:We burned 3 ton last year so 3 ton will be piled into the garage this fall. I am already cutting up my kindling. 3 trees fell on my property this year I have been sawing off chunks and hauling them out of the woods to finish off in the yard. There will be no trucking through the snow this year looking for dry kindling to get my hand fired going!


I been there done that too!! That Sucks!! Since then I use lite woody-charcoal type stuff. The big chunky stuff in the big bags. Works awesome! Just put in a three inch layer soak with lighter fluid and EASY coal fire 8-)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:07 am

AND, that would cost how much compared to some readily available kindling? Good deal Rw, everything but the oink ;) I'm still a lightable Wally World kinda charcoal guy--the pix on that bag costs way to much:( Kinda like buying a $2.00 coffee cup & putting a Harley sticker on it & all of a sudden it's worth $10.00 :wtf: :clap:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:44 am

PM me in May and we will discuss the previous winters degree day history. Proper Prior Planning Prevents Pi$$ Poor Performance........................
Still hot for another week......what will the "Tree Chinchillas" do to our fall/winter forecast??????? Poison Ivy is three feet high around the Apple Tree bases......Mud Wasps are building nests 7 feet off the ground......Where the 'H' is Larry...he must have some incredible story about the frost going in 20 feet in Ohio......and the leaves staying on the trees all winter.
I'd be more worried about 'Life' as you plan on all the 'what-ifs'.

Fred, hayin' today??? Nice weather for it. Anyone else having low yield on garden crops? Tomatoes are the smallest I seen in my short time on the planet. Wet spring and early summer ruined the harvest around here.

I suppose everyone knows the Farmer's Almanac is already established with the forecast for the next ten years, anyway. DON'T believe everything you hear or read. PT Barnum had society all figured out.....and it sure is true! ...one born every minute..... :eek2: :alone: :flush: :baby: :bang:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:03 pm

I am ready.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:53 pm

Every minute indeed---nope, done 2nd cuttin---waitin for 3rd, probably the end of next week. Nice stash Rob:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: gaw On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:11 am

I am predicting gradual diminishing daylight and cooling temperatures over the next four months. If we act now and raise a million dollars and send it to me I may be able to stop the loss of daylight and even reverse the trend. For a million more I feel confident I can reverse the cooling trend but be warned it will get worse before it gets better.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:05 am

gaw, you got a check comin at ya in the mail! You da man dude :) Hopefully others will dig in them thar pockets for such a legit soundin deal
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: Rwalker On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:49 pm

I been there done that too!! That Sucks!! Since then I use lite woody-charcoal type stuff. The big chunky stuff in the big bags. Works awesome! Just put in a three inch layer soak with lighter fluid and EASY coal fire


freetown fred wrote:AND, that would cost how much compared to some readily available kindling? Good deal Rw, everything but the oink ;) I'm still a lightable Wally World kinda charcoal guy--the pix on that bag costs way to much:( Kinda like buying a $2.00 coffee cup & putting a Harley sticker on it & all of a sudden it's worth $10.00 :wtf: :clap:


Cost = fuel and oil for the chainsaw and chain oil. Haven't used a full tank of gas yet and have about 2 cords of kindling thus far from 4" to 10" in diameter, all nice and seasoned and it will burn hot. Perfect for getting that 40 pounds of hard coal going!

Benefits?
1- Outdoor time. I would live outside if the wife would allow it. I haven't convinced her of an off the grid cabin deep in the heart of the woods somewhere, but I work a little bit at it every day.

2- Family time. The kids fill the wheel barrow and unload it and stack it for me. Even the 3 year old twins. It is good for them.

3- EXERCISE! Nothing like hiking 100 yards into the woods, cutting off a 8' piece of fallen tree, shouldering it, and walking it back out to your yard. You have to balance it, step over brush and limbs, etc. Great workout! I am usually a sweaty mess after only a few hours.

4- Cost.

I will keep the kindling and leave the charcoal for when I am older and cant handle the logs anymore! 8-)
Rwalker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 983

Re: Farmer's Almanac Winter Forecast

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:12 pm

I started burning some of the fresh coal... :shock: Just when I thought the paint on the firedoor was fully cured it gets heated up just a little bit more. This stuff burns hot! Just the way I like it...
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


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