Cold Weather Coming to Ohio for Mid February 2015

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:02 pm

Just ran out to throw some bread on the garage roof & it is down right nasty, still quite breezy as well.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
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Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:07 pm

samhill wrote:Just ran out to throw some bread on the garage roof & it is down right nasty, still quite breezy as well.


We've got two pheasants (down from four) living in a sprawling brier bush in the back yard, and we have been feeding them with scratch grains, cracked corn, and layer mash (our chicken feed) for some time now. I went out this morning in minus 5 degrees and gave them about a triple helping vs. the normal amount we toss to them. Figured they need it due to the cold.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:47 pm

It's been cold & windy enough & for a long enough period of time that my garage floor has heaved up under the center of the door to prevent the opener from closing it. One of those jokes Mother Nature plays on us older folks that wonder if we closed the door or not. I had to pull the release lever & close it manually, can't get much colder in there so it won't hurt anything that hasn't froze yet. :surrender:
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:11 pm

It's going to be colder here tonight than it was last night for sure, as it is already -5 degrees here now, and the temperature is still falling.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:18 pm

Yep....We've got a Cheery -8* with clearing skies. Seems like there's some fine ice crystals slowly falling from the sky ! For Ohio,the last stop in the Tropics before You head North and East,that's Cold ! Let's see where we bottom out in the A.M. ! Stay Warm,My Friends !! :fear:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:27 pm

8 below and falling, I wish for a warm up soon,, enough to melt some snow..
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Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:24 am

Got a -15* this morning ! Again,for Us,that's not too good! Sure Hope Folks have a better understanding of Us Critters at the Coal Board now. Something Magical about being able to handle this without breaking a sweat(No Pun Intended! :funny: )......Stay Warm ! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:01 am

Almost 9AM & we are up to -11 so I can't say it couldn't be worse. The neighbor was over yesterday with his Kubota trying to pile the snow higher & he was telling me that birds were starting to perch on his horses to get some of their body heat. He's been here all his life & never saw that before, the horses don't seem to mind & he said the birds let him come real close before moving so I guess it's just natures way. Anyhow the sun is out so it will crust the snow on the ground & more light blowing stuff can pile on top. This week should be the coldest & then hopefully a gradual warm up or there will be flooding. :flush: :shh:
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75


Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:22 am

Nothing Like A Little -10* Love This Fine Starry Morning ! Saving Grace-No Wind To Speak Of ! We just keep Chugging towards March ! Stay Sharp,Gang ! :up: :dancing:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:23 pm

I saw minus 7 degrees this morning.

The forecast for this week Thursday night (early Friday morning) is currently for minus 16 degrees. Burrr!!!!!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:32 pm

Our coal usage is higher now. Instead of 4-5 days per hopper (~250lbs), it is more like {correction, 3.5-4} days. Of course, we aren't letting it drop too far, just in case.

We've 'done' cold other ways. Last year with a handfed in an installation that wasn't setup for this house resulting in some really COLD days.

I agree with Hamden Bob, it is really almost magical how well a PROPERLY INSTALLED and ADJUSTED coal system works :D

I really appreciate all the help and advice (and patience!) from you guys during our recent install. And my family thanks you, too!

Now, if you durn Ohiodians would stop sending us your nasty cold weather, we Western Pennsyltukians would sure appreciate it! :P LOL.
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Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:59 pm

Your right about those Ohioans sending that snow our way CCW, I was going to tell them about another source for Anthracite (Poff Trucking) in Espyville, Pa. right along Pa. 285 or Ohio 85 outside of Andover, Ohio that now carries bulk coal for $240/ton but now I figure I won't. The lady I talked to didn't know much about but it was lunchtime & the younger ones weren't there but she did say it was low ash & everyone was well pleased with it. I've had mulch & stone delivered from them real reasonable, they sell a bunch of that & fishing bait & tackle as well. Just another source to those like myself like to keep in mind. I may just take some empty bags over & a 5/gal bucket & bag some myself (she said I could do that) I got too much snow to dump any bulk here now but I'll try some & see how it burns first.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:55 pm

A quick AccuWeather snapshot of what February has been like in Wadsworth, OH this month.

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lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:05 pm

And since I live virtually dead center between them, here is the AccuWeather Medina, OH snapshot of February as well. Not much difference.

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lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Cold weather coming to Ohio for mid February 2015

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:07 pm

Are you up the the potential for record breaking cold Ohio? Weather Underground just bumped their Thursday night (Friday morning) low forecast down to -19 degrees. I believe the all time record low for the Medina/Wadsworth area is -22, and the all time record low for anywhere in Ohio is -26.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)