Icy ice

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:49 pm

Glad power was restored for you Karen. I saw on the news where they sent some of the outside crews home today that were working over your way. I'll bet your axeman will be much happier with a constant flow of juice. I used to ski and should have poles around here but probably repurposed them. Would a pair of oars work? Just kidding. I'll rig something up, learning to snowshoe has got to be easier than learning to snowboard. If all else fails I'll put a line on my daughters dog Harvey and have him tow me on a boat sled.
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Kimmel pea coal

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: karen On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:15 pm

ii would try the Harvey and the boat sled, but pictures would be required!
karen
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: buckwheat

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:18 am

We didn't see much of a warm up. They had said maybe 40 for yesterday & today. We got to 33 for an hour yesterday & it looks like the same for today. The ice on the trees has stayed solidly attached. Now they're saying 6-8" of snow tomorrow? Just what we need. I guess I shovel roofs today. Gotta get some weight off of them.

My generator spent more time at the mobile home next door than it did here. The house holds heat well. Even at zero we only lose about 15 degrees a day. I kept the Axeman going by hand ashing, hand feeding, and leaning a sledge hammer handle on the door. Hold the door shut & the draft comes up through the coal & you have to keep your eye on it..... it can go better than you want! That trick kept the garage at 45-50 & kept me in the one match club.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined


Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:41 am

Hi Freddy, yeh they were talking about mixed rain, snow and maybe more ice here along the coast for this next storm. This might be a good winter to pick pineapples in Hawaii. :)
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Kimmel pea coal

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:38 pm

On my way to Blue Hill this morning we passed the largest convoy of hydro trucks I have ever seen. We counted over twenty trucks counting the tree cutting trucks. They were all headed in this direction but still no power on the Herrick Road as of tonight and still a lot of folks without power in the area. I spent the morning trampsing through the woods to check our camp for damage. Camp was in good shape, had a blast with the snow shoes and got a much needed reminder as to why I have lived in Maine for all these years. Took a bunch of photos but have had no internet for days and I still haven't figured out how to load them onto this iPad.
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Kimmel pea coal

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:43 pm

For sure, the power company is doing their best. The men have been working 16 hour shifts since before Christmas. Power is coming, but they think it could be 4 or 5 more days for some get it back.

The only way I've been able to get pictures into a tablet is to email them.

Hang in there!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:07 pm

Finally got our internet back so I could shuffle around some photos and get a few on here. It is currently raining hard at 36 degrees. Flashlight is locked and loaded.
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These photos are from the towns of Surry and Blue Hill Maine
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miles and miles of flattened trees
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Since losing my best friend of 12 years I always stop and make friends with dogs I encounter. This guys name is arrow, he is 9 months old and full of vinegar. I really missed my girl on this outing, she really loved the outdoors.
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Happy to know I won't be re-roofing the camp this spring, at least from this storm??
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Toddy Pond #3 with Blue Hill Mountain in the background, My brother in law Larry whom also is a coal burner.
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Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Kimmel pea coal

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:10 pm

Thanx for the Pics...Amazing what an Ice Storm can do. Don't worry,when its right,you'll have a four-legged Pal by your side again. Give it time! :)
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:23 pm

Thanks for the pic's Keving looks like you had a ball in the snow! Look out for that guy kneeling behind though :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: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:28 pm

Hi Bob, just saw a post on Facebook that said they have closed the new Penobscot Narrows bridge until morning due to heavy falling ice. My wife has gotten a little ankle biter of a dog and my daughter has a Australian Shepard. I thought that would fill the void but I have to agree with you that when the time is right the passenger seat in my truck will be once again covered with mud, hair, dog treat crumbs and Happy Meal wrappers.
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Kimmel pea coal

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:33 pm

That's A LOT of ice :shock:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:59 pm

It started an hour ago & we're looking to get 8-10 inches of heavy wet snow before sunrise along with 1/4 inch of ice. Then below zero the next 2 days. Wonderful.

OK.... I've had enough of winter....anyone else vote with me?
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:04 pm

You already voted with your one match,Pal.....You're on 'till Spring! Keving,it's already started for you. As far as the forecast,it truly duth sucketh and bloweth! Good Luck up there! :box: :fear:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:19 pm

Yep, I think tourist season is officially over. 36 degrees and raining here Freddy, what form of aggravation you getting up your way? Yep along with those below zero temps and that arctic blast of Canadian air will be a 30-50 knot breeze that will give new meaning to wind chill. I better get a 100 pack of sheet rock knife blades so I can keep the axeman fed without interruption.
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Kimmel pea coal

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:13 pm

Hey folks down east, I have plenty of coal, coffee, and adult beverages if you need to get away from your beach front property come up to the mountain! You guys are in my nightly memoirs.
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