Cold Feb

Cold Feb

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:36 pm

For those Mainahs that seems to be using more fuel than normal..... I heard today that for my area the average temperature so far this month has been....drum roll..... four point six degrees. Yowza! I was told the last time it's been that cold was sometime in the 1800's..... but that's if it stays this cold for the rest of the month. So there's hope! It could warm up and bring the average up to maybe, I don't know..... 15? HA!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined


Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:27 pm

It's that damn global warming that's screwing everything up ya know! Same in this area Freddy. I don't want to sound old & grumpy, but I've about had enough.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:29 pm

Looks to be very true, Freddy. Portland Harbor hasn't been frozen over like it is know for 35 years.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/02/18/a-sea-of-trouble/
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:38 pm

Lake Eire is close to 100% frozen over, and at this time last year is was only 50% frozen over.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:36 pm

I think the term is "Mainiacs " !
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II
Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
Coal Size/Type: All of them

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:44 pm

Freddy wrote:For those Mainahs that seems to be using more fuel than normal..... I heard today that for my area the average temperature so far this month has been....drum roll..... four point six degrees. Yowza! I was told the last time it's been that cold was sometime in the 1800's..... but that's if it stays this cold for the rest of the month. So there's hope! It could warm up and bring the average up to maybe, I don't know..... 15? HA!

Hi neighbor, sorta kinda' :lol: the sun came out today and we hit 18 or 20. I had 3 windows open 2 inches each in different rooms and presently sitting next to one. Brick houses love sun light.....phew more ice water please!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:49 pm

Boo Hoo on this winter, I'm looking at close to 20 below tomorrow night, but I dug into the ton of Nut in my garage, so I am warm and happy for the moment. :)
grumpy
 

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:18 am

michaelanthony wrote:
Freddy wrote:For those Mainahs that seems to be using more fuel than normal..... I heard today that for my area the average temperature so far this month has been....drum roll..... four point six degrees. Yowza! I was told the last time it's been that cold was sometime in the 1800's..... but that's if it stays this cold for the rest of the month. So there's hope! It could warm up and bring the average up to maybe, I don't know..... 15? HA!

Hi neighbor, sorta kinda' :lol: the sun came out today and we hit 18 or 20. I had 3 windows open 2 inches each in different rooms and presently sitting next to one. Brick houses love sun light.....phew more ice water please!


Yesterday was a serious heat wave!! Could get used to that but it looks like it is going to drop right off again after this dose of snow today:( The cold weather is getting to be a bit old but at least the house is warm!
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: Cold Feb

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:06 pm

It is a time when your stove does not want to let you dowm.
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:22 pm

Holy Molley it's cold outside! They say it's the coldest it's been in 20 years - 12* actual with a 11* wind chill. They have forecast us to be an actual -3 over night plus the wind chill. I've been in the area for 32 years and I don't remember it every being this cold. The Marks Brothers are humming away.

Think of me tomorrow morning 4:30 am trying to get my bus to start in this cold. That's assuming my car starts and I get to the bus lot. :) We'll see how that goes. Stay warm, Lisa

Edit - Given the cold and the trouble we had getting the buses started today, they have canceled school for tomorrow. I'm just glad they made that decision this evening and not after I'd already reported for the day.
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:58 pm

Wow yeah you guys ain't set up for that kind of cold! I bet lots of people discovered the true condition of their car batteries these last few days ... ;)

Up here most of the heavy trucks have inline alcohol systems setup on the brakes (and block heaters for the engines) - without them, you ain't moving on a sub-zero morning, no matter how much you punch the maxi. :lol: When I worked in the trash business I could always tell which trucks didn't have the system- they'd all have mechanics underneath them at the shop with torches on the tanks, lines, and maxi-cans. Trash guys weren't real good about draining the tanks at the end of the day ...

We hit the mid 30's a couple days ago. Felt like t-shirt weather! :lol: I didn't realize how cold it has been, and for how long. I've just kept my nose to the grindstone, and keep forging on without thinking about it much. My new strategy for keeping myself sane in winter. :funny:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:52 am

We woke up to the same temperature, both actual and wind chill 2* and -12 wind chill, as Barrow, Alaska. That's the northern most US city. I venture to say there aren't many days we can claim that, thank heavens. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:36 am

They cancelled school down here today because its too cold??!?!?!!!!! I guess the buses aren't dependable at 0* and they don't want kids standing outside waiting for a bus that never gets there.

Don't know if it the same where you folks are but one goofy thing that happens here compared to when I was in school in the dark ages is most of the kids don't use lockers. Apparently the lockers end up being too far away from where their classes are & there isn't enough time to get there and back between classes. Since books are shared & kept in the classroom they don't need to carry them around all day. This translates into most kids not wearing heavy coats to school that they would have to carry all day. They will wear a hoodie or fleece pullover instead that is enough to get them from the car or bus into the building but not enough cover for being outside long.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Cold Feb

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:41 am

Here's the problem with spelling forecast aids. You know the ones that "guess" what your next word will be. I wonder how long it will be before they discover the error. We've moved from bitter to butter. That's like in space balls, when they go to ludicrous speed and reach "plaid".




http://videowall.accuweather.com/detail ... Start=true
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
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