Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: hcarlow On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:32 pm

Our good friends who lives next door says enough is enough and they are moving to Florida as soon as they can sell their house . All of us are retired so maybe it's not a bad idea . Not sure which is worse cold and snow or hot and humid with bugs and snakes . I hate snakes .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:23 pm

What's with everybody afraid of snakes? Very few here have ever run across a pit viper, now that's a snake to stay away from. There aren't no snakes in the winters snow except the red headed string tailed white snake I found in my tent once after being visited by a female friend that wanted to keep warm but that's an exception. No wonder someone can make a stupid movie & make money, there's a bunch of scaredy cats here. Snakes are cold blooded creatures.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:25 am

Snakes? On A Plane? :doh: There 'aint a Snake movin' out there this Morning !Lake Effect's dropping away,and we've got a Balmy 10*...'Aint never had it so good! toothy
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !


Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

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

lsayre wrote:
McGiever wrote:Oh boy, might have to boost my high setting up to 180* ;)


I've had mine set at 175 degrees for the entire heating season to date. Wonder if its worth bumping it to 180 degrees, or if perhaps I should go a tad higher than that? I only have enough feet of HW baseboards in all of the zones of the house and garage combined to deliver about 77,000 BTU's to the house at 180 degrees going out and 160 degrees returning. The only way I can increase this would be to go higher than 180 degrees. But the heat loss calculations I have ran come in at just about 77,000 BTU's when I use -20 degrees as the design temp (though I now know that the typical design temp criteria for this area is only zero degrees), so it might be OK for me to just leave it at 175. ??? In the end I guess that if the house can't hold 69 degrees I can always crank it up. My 22.7 KW resistance boiler used to struggle a bit to keep up in temps like this, and 22.7 KW is 77,450 BTU's.


Run the appliance as low as you can to maintain dwelling temp - longer circulation times = not herkey jerkey on/off pump cycles = are the key to efficient and comfortable operation

a properly configured outdoor reset to control boiler temp above 140 is your friend

Kind regards
Sting
Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:43 am

Just FYI Sam - the only way you will freeze and crack a battery is if it is dead. A fully charged battery won't freeze no matter how cold it gets out there. Certainly won't get cold enough in this section of the USA to crack a fully charged battery. ;)

Forecast is calling for -6°F Saturday morning .... but, like with this damn storm, that's the BOSTON forecast ... because, ya know, Massachusetts begins and ends at 495 ... at least the politicians & weathermen think it does. :roll:
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: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:20 pm

Wunderground (Weather Underground) is currently forecasting -18 degrees F for the night of the 6th here. Followed by -4 for the high and -9 for the low on the 7th. Brrrr!!!!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:29 pm

Smitty, my thought was that those small batteries lose a good bit by not being used much, I like to start mine every once in awhile just to keep them charged but for a long period I don't want to spend that time out there. I just hate to buy a new battery every year just to mow the grass.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: hcarlow On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:00 pm

lsayre wrote:Wunderground (Weather Underground) is currently forecasting -18 degrees F for the night of the 6th here. Followed by -4 for the high and -9 for the low on the 7th. Brrrr!!!!

I much coal did you go through, I load mine in the morning and I put in 95 lbs this morning , the most i have ever used this or last year .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:12 pm

Al Gore called me today. I immediately tried to talk about Tipper,but all he kept saying was that she needed to be left in the Past. Before I could get another word in edgewise,he advised me that it's no longer being called"Global Warming". It's new snow-job Politically Correct Term is :bag: "Climate Change". He said that this Winter has merely been a Statistical Aberration Hiding The Inconvenient Truth. He further insisted that if all you Coal Burning Scum-Bags don't take it and him seriously,next Winter,You'll be seared to Death in higher elevations,and Scalded to Death where the Seas will Rise to overtake you Filthy Capitalistic Swine/Vermin !...Not one to be taken aback from a Whopper like that,i wished him a Holy Day,and then pile-drove it to him and asked about Tipper again. The Ingrate hung up......
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:21 pm

hcarlow wrote:
lsayre wrote:Wunderground (Weather Underground) is currently forecasting -18 degrees F for the night of the 6th here. Followed by -4 for the high and -9 for the low on the 7th. Brrrr!!!!

I much coal did you go through, I load mine in the morning and I put in 95 lbs this morning , the most i have ever used this or last year .


If this forecast hold up I should be going through about 118 lbs on the 6th and 114 lbs on the 7th. Those will be records for me.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:51 pm

This the first real Winter test for you Coal Gun since you've installed it,Larry. We've had relatively Mild Winters for quite some time. Expect to stay warm,and don't sweat feeding "The Beast" ! I think you and that Coal Gun are going to be Best of Friends through this little Cold Snap ! :bighug:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:11 pm

Hopefully it doesn't have any explosions under load. :bag:
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

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:14 pm

Rob R. wrote:Hopefully it doesn't have any explosions under load. :bag:


If it does, I'll report them. Always have!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:15 pm

Damned Dragons ! :mad:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Batten down the hatches Ohio! Cold weather on the way!!!

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:17 pm

If the dragons roar it would be a first for my boiler when using Blaschak coal.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)