Here comes the rain

Here comes the rain

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:20 am

Let's hope enough ice and snow melted that the rain doesn't collapse more roofs. Or my deck! :shock:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Here comes the rain

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:26 am

Flood watches are in effect around my area. Could get minor flooding or worse if ice jams developed. I'm grateful not to live in a flood plain..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Here comes the rain

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:19 am

Check your sump pump's!! Mine came out of the crock in pieces a couple weeks ago. :shock:

I am still not happy with the float switch operation on the replacement. :mad:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite


Re: Here comes the rain

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:30 am

According to Accuweather, it is currently 45 degrees and cloudy here with an expected high of 57 degrees today.

But in looking out my window, what I actually see is a temp of 32 degrees and it's snowing :shock:
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Here comes the rain

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:31 am

We're good to go here. Roof is clean and sump pump is ready.
SuperBeetle
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite

Re: Here comes the rain

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:23 pm

The deck survived, snow mostly melted. A little water in the sump pits but nothing to worry about. Rain appears to be done. Still lots of snow on the ground though.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Here comes the rain

PostBy: mozz On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:49 pm

I went through a few odd brands, then i got a Zoeller.
http://www.zoellerpumps.com/ProductBene ... oductID=89

Actually found a used one with a bad cord at the flea market for $5 last year, i now have a excellent backup, which i will never need of course.

titleist1 wrote:Check your sump pump's!! Mine came out of the crock in pieces a couple weeks ago. :shock:

I am still not happy with the float switch operation on the replacement. :mad:
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: Here comes the rain

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:06 pm

The rain was a bust around here. It blew hard and rained for all of 5 minutes. The good side was it wasn't enough to cause flooding and the bad side was it wasn't enough to melt the rest of the snow. I wish they could get their forecast straight. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Here comes the rain

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:42 am

No rain here in N.E., but enuff warm weather to make my cellar floor think differently. I don't have any sump pumps, but the floor does have a drain, so water doesn't accumulate. Just flows to the drain. The basement is my woodworking shop, not finished, and doesn't have anything on the floor in distress, so I've lived with it for the past 25 yrs. Tough to seal up a cinder-block foundation. One more day of warmth, then another burst of cold.Don't think 2 days of melting is gunna get rid of a couple feet of snow. Needed to buy another couple weeks worth of anthracite, but think this will be it for me this season.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride