Extended winter

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:05 pm

And all of those people thought they were celebrating St. Patrick's Day on 3/17, when they were really celebrating the first day of spring. A two for one special.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:30 pm

lsayre wrote:Many people foolishly believe that spring starts today, but spring comes when there are finally 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness, and that happened on Monday 3/17.


Which most people didn't notice, because it was St. Paddys day, and the suds were overshadowing any daylight. :P
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:29 am

2001Sierra wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:The one thing good I could see from this winter is a lot less ticks and flies this year hopefully. The frost should have done some damage to the population.

How would you explain that the Mosquito is the state bird of Alaska with all their cold :P



I can't. :D Just hopeful I guess.Hopefully at least the tics then.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Re: Extended winter

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:43 am

No spring up here!...the dog loves it.
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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: Extended winter

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:53 am

Very appealing dog and picture.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: joeq On: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:20 pm

Curse you, .."white trash"! It's finally "almost" gone now, but the "theys" are saying another possible storm next week. "Please be wrong". ;)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:38 am

Tell me about it. Spring hasn't come here either, it was pretty warm Saturday but now they are saying 2-4" of snow for tomorrow night into Wednesday. What the hell? This winter needs to go away.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:09 am

Way down here to fella's, it is/was below freezing here this morning and is going to be again this week. It just ain't getting over. I wish GW would stop pushing those Polar Vortex's down here.

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

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:26 am

Flyer5 wrote:

I can't. :D Just hopeful I guess.Hopefully at least the tics then.



I wouldn't count on that either. I'd heard that cold kills the ticks, but it sure didn't kill off the one I got.

Two years ago, I was coming back down a wooded northern slope from a morning of squirrel hunting in the east Adirondacks. It was the end of December, it had warmed up to 20 degrees out, and a there was a foot of snow. When I got in my car, I felt something moving on my left temple. I reached up and picked off a deer tick, and it was VERY much alive. Fortunately I got it before it got me !!!!!

Now, I'll never trust the advice that ticks aren't active in the cold.

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:36 pm

I've said it B4, and I'll say it again. "THIS" Sun. (for sure), I'm gunna let my stove go out. (this is my 3rd or 4th weekend of saying this). Today I'm going to my local Agway, for 5 more bags of Kimmel, (to get through the weekend), and "that's it".
My oil tank is down to almost a 1/4, and I'm trying to extend the coal for when the oil prices drop. They just did about 20 cents a gal. last week. Maybe they'll do it again. I think the going rate this week is about $3. 70.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:44 pm

NOOOOOOOOO!!! Why would you want to burn ANY oil?!!? Keep the stove going! :D On a related note,.....it's snowing here,.....again :mad:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:48 pm

[quote="joeq"]I've said it B4, and I'll say it again. "THIS" Sun. (for sure), I'm gunna let my stove go out. (this is my 3rd or 4th weekend of saying this). Today I'm going to my local Agway, for 5 more bags of Kimmel, (to get through the weekend), and "that's it".
My oil tank is down to almost a 1/4, and I'm trying to extend the coal for when the oil prices drop. They just did about 20 cents a gal. last week. Maybe they'll do it again. I think the going rate this week is about $3. 70.[/quote]


:eek2: .20 cents! are you shittin'me, let me know when it hits $1.60 / gallon, I'll burn coal thru may if I had too!
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: Extended winter

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:51 pm

I love my boiler, I burn year round!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:52 pm

If I could get longer burn times, like you guys do, I would run it till may. But tending to it,(as often as I must), takes some of the fun out of it. This is my "stove" schedule.
1- 6 am. R+R (rake and riddle, cause it's almost dead), M/T ash pan, and refill hopper.
2- Noon. Wife comes home, R+R (cause it's almost dead) and top off hopper.
3- 3 pm. Wife is done with work, and will riddle, only cause she wants to.
4- 4 pm. I come home, and check the stove, just cause I want to. (sometimes will adjust).
5- 6 or 7pm- light R+R, to keep it hot. (possibly repeat at 9 or 10)
6- 11-11:30 pm, (bed time) R+R, M/t ash pan, top off hopper.

Looks pretty tedious, doesn't it? :roll: It could be altered somewhat, but because we're home in the afternoon most of the time, it doesn't bother us too much to play. But the most negative fact is, if I don't take care of it 1st thing in the morning, by the time the wife comes home at noon, it'll "probably" be dead. Don't think she'll go 12 hrs, even on "super" slow. But I've gotten use to it, and compromises must be made to cut the oil bill "almost" in 1/2, and keep the house warmer. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:56 pm

I feel for you joeq, and wish the other heating option was a little more forgiving. It took me 3 yrs (I'm a stuborn ginny) to be in my coal comfort zone.
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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