Extended winter

Extended winter

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:35 pm

When will it end? I was hoping to put out my stove weeks ago, and altho it's 50 today, another front is coming in for the beginning of next week. My stove has accumulated more ash, than all the Churches in town. (Ash Wednesday). Been wanting to shut it down, and give it a good cleaning to end the season. At least my local supplier still has a quantity of bagged coal, unlike the pellet guys, that aren't having much success. :D
Last edited by joeq on Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Exteneded winter

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:55 pm

About the only thing I'm hoping for is that with every day of this Malaise comes the promise of a Late,but Killer Frost-Free start to the Growing Season. Kinda gives the Fruit Trees and whatnot a chance to get it right. Plus,with us sitting on top of the Big Ice Cake(Lake Erie),we'll have a shot at not losing blooms and blossoms. Stove wise,yeah,there's a Shop Vac and other Maintainers after it goes cold for the last time. Man,has this Winter been quite the Teacher for so many! :bang:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:14 pm

joeq wrote:When will it end?



I hear that very question at every shipper and receiver I go to.

I tell them to get used to it..............global warming is over and I expect another 20 years of these long, cold, hard winters. :up:


Then I get this response :jawdrop:
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: Extended winter

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:27 pm

The Housatonic River here in Ct. is still frozen. Normally the ice breaks up about the end of Feb.
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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: scalabro On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:29 pm

franco b wrote:The Housatonic River here in Ct. is still frozen. Normally the ice breaks up about the end of Feb.


East Twin lake must be frozen solid.....I hope O'Haras gets the docks in on schedule :cry2:
scalabro
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford 40, PP Stewart No. 14 in the works.
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired forced hot air

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: DennisH On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:15 pm

I have enough bagged coal in my basement for my furnace to last until mid-April. Hopefully by then we'll have some relief from this cold. If not, then I have to break into my stocks out on the back property! (again! - Had to do that once already this season!!)
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:11 pm

How about a report from all that go sapping this time of year.
We just tapped this week and hope things keep cycling for
the next two weeks. How goes things up north ?
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:44 pm

tsb wrote:How about a report from all that go sapping this time of year.
We just tapped this week and hope things keep cycling for
the next two weeks. How goes things up north ?


Sapping? Are we talking maple syrup? :P I just love "real" maple syrup. I hear it's a real chore to make tho. I can respect, and appreciate the effort. If we're not talking syrup..."open mouth, insert foot" :oops:
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:15 pm

We are talking syrup. Most years we are long done by now.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:30 pm

You're making me hungry for pancakes tomorrow morning. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:32 pm

joeq wrote:You're making me hungry for pancakes tomorrow morning. :)
Yep, I'm goin to check for pancake batter right now.. :lol:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:56 pm

Had buckwneat pancakes for supper tonight, without real maple syrup. Way too much snow this year for me to make syrup.
I have made small batches in years past. Ending up with 2-3gallons of syrup. But I decided not to this year.
Dan.
Lu47Dan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Sears circulator air tight stove.
Other Heating: Crown 115,000 BTU oil fired boiler(house) Weil Mclain 150,000BTU oil fired boiler(Shop)

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:00 pm

A friend involved in a sugar shack in E. Maine reported last week that they had not even considered starting tapping. It is late for them even.

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: JeepinPete On: Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:01 pm

Tapping just started here in SE PA. I have 20g cooking out back as I type :D You guys up north won't be tapping until May at this rate :shock:
JeepinPete
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: Highboy

Re: Extended winter

PostBy: plumber On: Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:08 am

I think I should build an outdoor bin as well and stock up. I've only been burning coal for primary heat the last 3 winters, so I guaged my coal usage on warmer winters. I've rounded up to the next pallet, but came up 2 tons short this year. I think I'll add 3 tons to my needs this coming order.
plumber
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350