Icy ice

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:55 am

I don't know,but somehow you guys manage to make that damn near Permafrost Maine sound awful attractive ! So many times I read your Posts and think of our Islands and Bays in Western Lake Erie !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:17 pm

Wow Sterling ... I didn't know a GM rearview mirror temp gauge registered that low! :o Mine has only seen -7° up to 110° parked in the sun down south.
SMITTY
 
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:29 pm

Hey Sterling....You da man!!! -35 and you aren't even wearing gloves!! :flex:
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:34 pm

Hi Sterling, Is that the coldest temp you have seen up your way? We barely got above zero here at the coast today, It has been a long time since I've seen that. This is late 60's and early 70's weather. Sounds like a heat wave coming on Monday, I got to get the front end loader going and dig out some lawn chairs.
Keving
 
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: sterling40man On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:59 am

SMITTY wrote:Wow Sterling ... I didn't know a GM rearview mirror temp gauge registered that low! :o Mine has only seen -7° up to 110° parked in the sun down south.


That was the coldest it's ever read. Although it did record -33 last year.


titleist1 wrote:Hey Sterling....You da man!!! -35 and you aren't even wearing gloves!! :flex:


Nice and warm in the truck! :D


Keving wrote:Hi Sterling, Is that the coldest temp you have seen up your way? We barely got above zero here at the coast today, It has been a long time since I've seen that. This is late 60's and early 70's weather. Sounds like a heat wave coming on Monday, I got to get the front end loader going and dig out some lawn chairs.



It's been colder........but not for quite some time. Yesterday's high for the day was -16. It's -22 right now. Local news is saying it's -42 wind chill. You're right about a heat wave coming. They're saying snow and then rain on Monday with a high of 39.
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:23 am

Yaaaa, crap..... yup, they say 42 & rain for us on Monday....then 5 below Monday night! It's not going to be warm enough long enough to do anything but make everything slippery.

9:30AM today... minus 11, wind chill minus 35. For the first time ever I could not hand start my Ariens snow blower. I hooked up the 110 volt electric & it jussssst barely started. I'm sure thinner oil would help. (or kerosene LOL)
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:27 am

Keving wrote:Hi Sterling, Is that the coldest temp you have seen up your way?

We have seen minus 38 several times here in Central Maine, but less than once per decade. First time I recall was in the early 1970s, and three guys came knocking on our door at 1 am. One middle-aged guy and two teens. They had left their car running and hiked a mile down a camp road to visit another guy. Strange night for it, but I suspect some strange things were going on in the camp. By the time they got back to their car it had died and would not start again, and ours was the only house they found within half a mile with a light on. They were SO cold they were desperate, and said if nobody answered the door they were going to smash the glass and let themselves in. Anyhow, amazingly, my VW Beetle sitting out in the driveway started, and after we warmed them up with hot drinks I drove them about 25 miles home.

The house sure makes funny creaky noises when it gets that cold. :!:
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:37 am

Freddy wrote:For the first time ever I could not hand start my Ariens snow blower. I hooked up the 110 volt electric & it jussssst barely started. I'm sure thinner oil would help. (or kerosene LOL)

I used to blame the oil, but one winter I had an ancient Dodge Dart that had to sit outside. I put a flat-plate 80-watt battery heater under the old battery, and when I went out mornings it would crank over just like summertime. Of course it may have had less compression than your Ariens. :P
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:43 am

Problem-Icy-Ice Cold Weather ! Appropriate Response-Coal Burnin' Psycho's !! Don't get in our way ! NASA may not approve of how we fight it,but then we haven't lost a couple of Shuttles,either ! I love the reads you Guys provide! Slam on another layer,and have at it out there ! :crazy:
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:56 am

Freddy, if that's an older model Ariens with an adjustable non-EPA carb, just turn the main jet screw (bottom of bowl - has spring under it) out a half turn. You'll have to turn it back in if the weather gets back into the 20's & 30's though - not a biggie - it'll just blast black smoke out the pipe until you do. ;)

Forecast says -6° for Saturday ... and then 48° Monday! :wtf: Weeks like this make me glad to have a stoker! :D
SMITTY
 
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:38 pm

I know NYC got pounded (for what they're used to), but I had to laugh out loud at this from the NYTimes: "Joey Ricciardella, 44, stood in his driveway in Howard Beach at 9 a.m. holding a shovel amid drifts eight or nine inches deep."

You thought it was going to say "feet", too, didn't you? :P
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:49 pm

:rofl: toothy My God....Why have they come to Our Planet?? You bet I figured it was 8 or 9' !!....... :hangover:
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:47 pm

SMITTY wrote:Freddy, if that's an older model Ariens.........


Naaaa... it's too new for that trick. No biggie... I did get it started & can easily keep it in the (heated) garage.

Man-O-Man... today was between "Brrrrrr" and "if my fingers snap off can you find them for me". It was darn cold! I always thought it had to warm up to snow....ya, OK, it went from minus 18 all the way up to minus 10 & then snowed all night. Perfect.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:12 pm

Put horse blankets on both truck motors & tucked them in real good last night & tonight--they were a lil sluggish this AM but kicked over, & we'll see what tomorrow brings :) -5 right now without figuring wind chill--as if I knew how to do that one??? :clap: toothy
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:27 pm

Well,yeah Fred,it's easy ! Stick your bare mug out the door,then sense that it feels like it's going to fall off. Then,you close the door and subtract at least 10 to 15*'s from the Thermometer Reading and you've got your number ! :gee: :whistle: Oh,by the way,No New Snow today and we're at a Balmy 6* ! :verycool:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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