IT"S STILL COLD

IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:56 am

Woke up this morning at 6:45 and the house was cool. We were on oil as a backup. I pulled the plug on the stove last week and thought it would be OK. We had oil backup so what they heck. How much could we burn 4-5 gallons till it's hot outside?

This morning I woke up to the sound of the oil boiler running and running and running.

IT"S 34 DEGREES!!!! I planted my potatoes, I have been planning my garden, the grass is growing, the hedge is greening up, the geese returned, the robins are back, but the best indicator of spring is the Ashland Pa police department is writing parking tickets again. It's warm enough for them to walk the streets now. Why do I have my coal stove running again!!!

Why is it 34? Who is not prayed up around here??

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310 this summer
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:28 am

May 15th is the last frost in your area.
We've had frost on the 19th in Douglassville,Pa
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:29 am

I went and got our camper out of storage two days ago the ground was mostly bare and now there are 2 inches of fresh snow on the ground :shock: I was reading yesterday that it has been over 6 months since we've hit the 70° mark and there is no significant warm up in the near future :mad:

View out the kitchen window this morning...
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Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:39 am

I saw 24 degrees in Olean ny this morning. I still have the coal simmering along.. Beautiful day though, clear sky brilliant sunshine :D
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:44 am

May 28,2013 we had the temp drop to 22*,that cut our strawberry yield to about a third of normal,even tho we had fans blowing air past 4 burn barrels to try keeping the frost/freeze away. We are hoping this year will not be a repeat of that. 34* & windy this a/m
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

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PostBy: stovepipemike On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:13 am

Breezy, beautiful and 38 degrees here this a.m. The boiler is in the mothballing process and I shouldn't want to reverse that so the wood stove must carry the load .I have already lost my early crop veggies to the frost and am glad I did not replant yet.I like a gradual change of season but we are starting to run a bit late for that.I enjoy every day but do not want to see it go from the high of the sixtys one week to a high of the upper eighties the next.Nature isn't upposed to work like that.Buy your coal for next year now. Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
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PostBy: plumber On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:18 am

28 this morning after a warm afternoon yesterday. Wife left the kitchen window open and I wake to the sound of the EFM stoking away. I still have a couple inches of snow on the north side of the yard.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:19 am

tsb wrote:May 15th is the last frost in your area.
We've had frost on the 19th in Douglassville,Pa



Read more: http://davesgarden.com/guides/freeze-fr ... z2znyrnh00
Your results
Each winter, on average, your risk of frost is from October 15 through April 29.

Almost certainly, however, you will receive frost from October 30 through April 14.

You are almost guaranteed that you will not get frost from May 14 through October 1.

Your frost-free growing season is around 169 days.


Go ahead pick a date, any date. It doesn't seem to make any difference this year what you try. It's cold.
Average risk of frost is through April 29th (OK it's not April 29th yet)
We will receive frost through April 14th ( OK it's after April 14th)
ALMOST guaranteed no frost after May 14th ( OK it's not May 14th yet)

Enough already with the cold temperatures. I love burning coal to heat my house but this is getting silly now.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310 this summer
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:04 pm

This weather is crazy. I saw the forecast on Sunday for the week Monday was supposed to be the nicest day. So I contacted all the workers and gave them a needed extra day off ( yes paid :) before someone asked ) . I took the jetski to the lake 48* water temp brrrr but with a wetsuit not too bad. Put 1.5 hrs on. Now the past 2 days brrr it was a good decision to play hooky on Monday. I can't wait till summer already.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:50 pm

Dave,

You da' man !!!!!!! :clap: :notworthy: :bighug:


Way to treat the employees.







Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
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Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:11 pm

What lake?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:16 pm

Carbon12 wrote:What lake?



Harvey's , Looks like a lot of docks took a beating this year from the ice blowing across the lake. :(
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: StokerDon On: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:30 pm

I am soooooo glad I put in a stoker boiler this year!

The forcast here is for about 60 for a high every day next week and about 40 for a low and rain! Looks like I will be run'in the Yellow Flame for at least another week.

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I'm actualy glad it's still cold. More time to play with my boiler!

-Don
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:09 am

Rick 386 wrote:Dave,

You da' man !!!!!!! :clap: :notworthy: :bighug:


Way to treat the employees.







Rick


Last time I got a paid day off, I added some sofet vents to my roof .... hit a 2by12, saw came down and chopped my thumb off. Had it re-attached (aint top of the pops ~ to be expected)...I blamed my boss
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: IT"S STILL COLD

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:46 am

It's 44 degrees here right now, and its heading down to 34 degrees tonight (AccuWeather), or 33 degrees (Weather Channel) . I know this cold weather has got to end sometime.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

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