Spring in winter

Spring in winter

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:54 am

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Coal stove is shut down for the next two days . I burned wood in it yesterday and last night . I let it die out in the morning . No sense in wasting money on a 68 degree day . Wood is free so if I need a little heat I can use that .

The bad part about this warmer weather is the ground is saturated so it's muddy and slimy . The good thing is the ground should freeze again this Friday . I am going to be usin a bobcat to move some equipment out of my garage and it has tracks on it so might cause some ground damage . Frozen ground is good though.
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater, Richmond Advance Range, WarmMorning 414a x2
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: none


Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:16 am

I've got a couple of 60* days coming this week, too. We won't get below 45* at night. I'll keep the fire though 'cause with my stove, it's more expensive to restart it then it is to let it smolder along. I can turn the Marks Brothers down and burn very little coal. It would need to be hot out for a week or more to flip the equation.

You guys up North, keep warm and take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:34 am

I can turn the Glenwood six down until the temp. Gauges don't even register but with free wood and the fact that it takes no time to ramp up a wood fire and dump coal on it it's cheaper for me to not burn coal. The nice thing about the G6 is it will burn the anthracite up 100% even if you are letting it die out . So it's super easy to dump the pot and fast . The triangular grates are simply amazing . The firepot and cast iron on the stove will radiate heat for hours later so that inbetween time the house is still warm . My warm morning wouldn't burn 100% of the coal up if you were letting it die . There would always be a layer of unburnt coal left . There was only the top and the bottom that were cast iron and it was a direct draft stove so the bottom didn't get hot . Another perk to the G6 , the entire stove gets hot especially the bottom because it's a base heater . So the WM 414a after shut down would cool down rather quick although the Fire bricks would retain some heat . I may put the WM414a in my kitchen until I find a cook stove that fits the house .
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater, Richmond Advance Range, WarmMorning 414a x2
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: none

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:15 pm

Would you guys (sorry Lisa, no disprespect intended) mind sending some of that warm air up this way? This winter is getting old really fast. Oh.. and did I mention the snow? It is EVERYWHERE and more and more is on the way. As in FEET of snow. :mad:
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:17 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Would you guys (sorry Lisa, no disprespect intended) mind sending some of that warm air up this way? This winter is getting old really fast. Oh.. and did I mention the snow? It is EVERYWHERE and more and more is on the way. As in FEET of snow. :mad:



Can we make a trade for a while? I love snow and cold weather .
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater, Richmond Advance Range, WarmMorning 414a x2
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: none

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:06 am

Smokeyja wrote:an we make a trade for a while? I love snow and cold weather .


Sure! Let me fire up the "ALGORE/Haliburton Weather Machine" and see if we can't reverse some of these weather patterns The last time ole ALGORE (one word) fired it up some bad stuff transpired down New Orleans way. But what the heck! :lol:
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:24 am

It was over 70 yesterday :D :D :D
Stoves are idling as low as they can, but still had to use Windowstats.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:38 am

009to090 wrote:It was over 70 yesterday :D :D :D
Stoves are idling as low as they can, but still had to use Windowstats.

:shock:
-26 here this morning. Supposed to warm up to 6 for a high today! I don't mind the snow but the never ending cold does get old after a while
northernmainecoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
Baseburners & Antiques: Herald Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Nut/Stove


Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:46 pm

nmc, next Sunday we are high of 6* and with wind chill about -20*. I am pumped as I get an excuse to wind up my Garnet #48. Bring it on. :D
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:00 am

coalnewbie wrote:nmc, next Sunday we are high of 6* and with wind chill about -20*. I am pumped as I get an excuse to wind up my Garnet #48. Bring it on. :D


That cold with some wind is about the best excuse you could ask for. Maybe I need a another BB or two....surely that would change my outlook on this cold weather :lol:

Let us know how the 48 treats you
northernmainecoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
Baseburners & Antiques: Herald Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Nut/Stove

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:11 am

northernmainecoal wrote:
coalnewbie wrote:nmc, next Sunday we are high of 6* and with wind chill about -20*. I am pumped as I get an excuse to wind up my Garnet #48. Bring it on. :D


That cold with some wind is about the best excuse you could ask for. Maybe I need a another BB or two....surely that would change my outlook on this cold weather :lol:

Let us know how the 48 treats you



You know I love the cold and the winter but the company I work for is still 200 years in the past and they don't understand how to heat a shop. We are a saw mill and we have the worlds largest hardwood board end pile . I offered to build a giant wood stove boiler so we could have some heat but no one bites ... I'm getting to the point where I want to just sit in a nice office/shop and work for myself full time . One day hopefully.


Virginia took a turn as usuall . We had snow and sleet and rain this morning . At least they didn't go nuts on the salt this time but the day is still young. Tired of washing my cars . I know I know yall have it a lot worse ! Or better? ;) .

I wish we would get some serious snow. Every year in disappointed by this muddy miserable weather .

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Back to winter it is I guess .



How are businesses operating for you guys up north? Places still open and functioning or are things sort of shutting down?
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater, Richmond Advance Range, WarmMorning 414a x2
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: none

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:08 pm

Business as usual here, we haven’t had near the amount of snow that they have had down on the coast, just plenty of cold weather to enjoy.
northernmainecoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
Baseburners & Antiques: Herald Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Nut/Stove

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:55 pm

Not to offend any of you guys getting hammered with snow but ... ITS SNOWING NOW!
And I'm pretty happy about that. Unfortunately it's not going to stick and just keep the ground muddy but at least I get to look at it for a moment .
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater, Richmond Advance Range, WarmMorning 414a x2
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: none

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:13 pm

~ Diary of a snow Shoveler, a Richmond VA boy moves to Boston ~

December 8: 6:00 P.M. It started to snow The first snowfall
of the season. The wife and I took our cocktails and sat for
hours by the window watching the huge snowflakes drift down
from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses print. So romantic.
We felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

December 9: We awoke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white
snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic
sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the whole world?
Moving here was the best idea I have ever had! Shoveled for
the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both
our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow
came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the
driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life!

December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a
disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry. We will
definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would
be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter,
that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that is
possible. Bob is such a nice man. I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 14: Snow, lovely snow! Eight degrees last night.
The temperature dropped to minus twenty. The cold makes
everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I
warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is
the life! The snowplow came back in the afternoon and buried
everything again. I didn't realize that I would have to do
quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in
shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so much.

December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a
4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and two extra
snow shovels. Stocked the freezer too. The wife wants a wood
stove in case the electricity goes out. I think she is silly.
After all, we aren't in Alaska.

December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my rear on the
ice in the driveway while I was trying to put down salt. Hurt
like hell. The wife laughed for an hour. I think she's very cruel.

December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go
anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the
blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and
try not to irritate her. I guess I should have bought a wood stove,
but I won't admit that to her. God, I hate it when she is right.
Can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.

December 20: Electricity's back on, but had another 14" of the
damn stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. Damn
snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel,
but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they are
lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying
a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March.
I think they're lying. Bob says I will have to shovel or the city
will bill me. I think he's lying.

December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13
more inches of the white stuff fell today, and it's so cold it
probably won't melt until August. Took me 45 minutes to get all
dressed to go out to shovel and then I had to pee. By the time
I got undressed, peed and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel.
I tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of
the winter, but he says he's too busy. I think he's lying.

December 23: Only 2" of snow today. And, it warmed up to 0.
The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning.
What is she.....nuts??? Why didn't she tell me to do that a month
ago. She said she did, but I think she's lying.

December 24: 6". Snow packed so hard by the snowplow, I broke
the shovel. I though I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch
the SOB who drives that snowplow, I'll drag him through the snow
by his family jewels. I know he hides around the corner and waits
for me to finish shoveling and than he comes down the street at a
100 miles and hour and throws snow all over where I have just been!
Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas Carols with her and
open our presents, but I was busy watching for the darn snowplow.

December 25: Merry Christmas! 20 more inches of the darned slop
tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil.
God, I hate the snow. Then, the snowplow driver came by and asked
for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife
says I have bad attitude. I think she's an idiot. If I have to
watch "It's A Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to kill her.

December 26: Still snowed in. Why the heck did I ever move here?
It was all her idea. She's really getting on my nerves.

December 27: Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze.

December 28: Warmed up to above-50. Still snowed in. The wife is
driving me crazy!!!!!

December 29: 10 more inches of snow. Bob says I have to shovel the
roof or it will collapse. That's the silliest thing I have ever heard.
How dumb does he think I am?????

December 30: Roof caved in. The snowplow driver is suing me for a
million dollars for the bump on his head. The wife went home to
her mother. 9" predicted.

December 31: Set fire to what was left of the house. No more
shoveling.


Can't remember where I got that from but it seems to be fitting.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Spring in winter

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:35 pm

Thats pretty damn funny! I am going to show my wife this tomorrow .

I will be honest in saying why I like cold weather and the snow... Because it makes everyone else so miserable that its enjoyable to me :lol:

When it snows here it shuts everything down. People freak out , the power goes out and everything is almost silent . It forces the rat race to stop or at least slow down quite a bit . Everyone complains and I smile and then everyone hates me because I'm happy which only puts a bigger smile on my face. The longest we have been locked in by snow and ice was 2 weeks many many years ago and it was one of the happiest moments in my life. Granted I was a kid at the time . I have have always gone to work everything snow storm we have had and usually am always the only one.

The one thing we have really bad down here is ICE , when it coats the trees here its really devastating . When it coats the roads with black ice its the worst .

but tomorrow I am going to post a photo of the lovely mud we get to have in the winter.

one of the biggest reasons I love the winter is I get to play with my coal stoves. As I am sure most of you all love to do as well. we don't get very long winters here so I want to enjoy the burn time as much as possible.
Smokeyja
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #6 baseheater, Richmond Advance Range, WarmMorning 414a x2
Coal Size/Type: Nut / Anthracite
Other Heating: none