Icy ice

Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:12 pm

Ya, great..... Freetown Fred stopped doing his snow dance & it turned to ice! Freezing rain as I type.... 3/4" by tomorrow night I guess. Arghhhhhhhh

I had half a mind to snow blow all the snow back into the driveway.....maybe the ice wouldn't stick, but, there's already 1/4" of clear ice.
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: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:18 pm

Good Luck,Freddy ! All you can do is hang on and work on thawing out after it's done. The rock salt Folks are going into overtime on this one !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:21 pm

Get ready for no power, fuel up those lamps Freddy..
grumpy
 


Re: Icy ice

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:46 pm

We almost hit 60° here today Freddy! :nana: 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: Icy ice

PostBy: grumpy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:57 pm

SMITTY wrote:We almost hit 60° here today Freddy! :nana: toothy



Go ahead rub it in Smitty..
grumpy
 

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:24 pm

SMITTY wrote:We almost hit 60° here today Freddy!


Share! Share! Cripes.... they say well below zero tomorrow night.

Ohh, we shouldn't lose power just with an inch of ice. Since the ice storm of '99 the power company has made a huge effort to keep trees pruned wayyyyy back. So far it's working.
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: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:06 pm

Yeah they did the same here. After the that '08 ice storm, the power situation got WORSE out here! Got to the point where every single time a drop of rain fell, we'd lose power. :lol: And that's no exaggeration!

After Hurricane Sandy left us powerless for 6 days or so, a few of the neighbors had had enough, and berated the power company on a daily basis until they finally unleashed an all-out assault on encroaching trees. Haven't lost power for more than a couple hours since.
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: Icy ice

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:28 pm

Hang in there Freddy you and Marty are welcome to join us for chili, jasmine rice with cilantro and fresh rolls if you loose power and old faithful 2310 and Alfie will keep us warm!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
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Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:00 pm

Yeah, my NSA spys in Maine are reporting a real mess. 3/4 of an inch is catastrophic according to the NWS. But, it broke 60 here today. :)

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:09 pm

It was warm here too. Had all the window stats open. The fresh air was nice :)
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:40 pm

Is your Power still on Fred?.........(Static and Crackling heard in the background)......Freddy?........Freddy?.....(Last sounds heard of large tree falling into Power Line due to Ice Weight).....Freddy?.......Crap ! Houston,Freddy and the rest of the Northeastern Frontier have a problem!......Seriously,Folks,Be ready for trouble during an ice storm like this. And don't go out in this garbage. Just hunker down at Home and take care of Your People! :discuss:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:29 pm

Still rain here Freddy but I talked to some guys that were up your way today and they said it was icing up in the afternoon. I got my saws sharpened, gassed up and in the truck. This could be the recipe for a sour tasting cake. My daughter thinks I'm over reacting but she was to young to realize what really went on during the last ice storm we had.
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Kimmel pea coal

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:41 am

Bzzzz, crackle......All is OK here..... 1/4" of ice so far. I live across the street from the sub station that feeds all of New England do if I go dark, Smitty's going with me! LOL Actually...I do...but, my power does not come directly from the sub station. I lost power for 6 days during the ice storm of '99....but only once for more than an hour or so since. We'll be fine.... I've got a PTO generator & two different diesels that'll drive it.
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: Freddy On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:56 am

Well... over night we got an unexpected surprise. One inch of sleet! And it's still coming down. On the steps it's two inches as it's rolling off the roof like little ball bearings. Maybe if it changes to freezing rain the sleet will keep it from sticking so much. I wouldn't mind a 1/2" of ice if it was on top of the sleet. 26 degrees right now.
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: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:23 am

Freddy wrote:Well... over night we got an unexpected surprise. One inch of sleet! And it's still coming down. On the steps it's two inches as it's rolling off the roof like little ball bearings. Maybe if it changes to freezing rain the sleet will keep it from sticking so much. I wouldn't mind a 1/2" of ice if it was on top of the sleet. 26 degrees right now.


Same thing here Freddy, but it looks like we got about 2" of sleet. It is really "peppering" the windows right now. They keep saying it is going to warm up, but I am showing 23F on the porch.
Rob R.
 
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