Winter Has Arrived.

Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:42 pm

Finally. They threw us out of work today, and closed the plant down. Right in the middle of the blizzard. Couldn't see 3' in frt of the windshield driving home. It's mid day, and we probably have about a foot right now. But it's still dark and coming down. Don't even know if they named this girl yet. "Wait a minute"! Did I say GIRL? I forgot. (In our PC world we can't do that anymore.) :whistle:
They say the storm has been coming from the south. How did you PA people fair? Will it goes as far as Maine? Anyone else?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: oliver power On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:05 pm

12* out this morning. Supposed to be high of 18*. Wind is blowing. I decided not to go work today. :) Forgot to mention; Only a dusting of snow. The storm you're getting missed us. Weather guesser said it'd miss us.
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:09 pm

Only 6 inches or so here from the main storm. Now we have lake effect snow. It's anyones guess as to how much more we will get. Current temp is 23 degrees.
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:10 pm

Enjoy it while you can, tomorrow will be the last day of winter where it is below 32° for 24 hours around here.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:21 pm

about 15" and still coming down .. big winds and then a big freeze ... then a warm up ... the worst. Barely time to get my RC Garnet out of first gear.
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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: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: Homesteader On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:37 pm

Still snowing like a bat 'O' h#ll up here in the hills. Took old "Rusty the bucket" pickup out about 9:00AM with about 10" on the ground at that point to open up the drive:
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Jessie was blazing her own trail:
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22 deg. outside now 74 inside with the Harman cruising drying boots and gloves. :)

J.L.
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:43 pm

It missed us again. Rain until about 6 this morning then snow but only a dusting on the grass, nothing on the roads or driveway. Schools actually cancelled last night based on what was predicted, apparently for no reason other than to use a snow day.

I blame Rob's new snowblower with the fancy schmancy heated hand grips and now Coalkirks new beast-like boiler for the lack of snow we are getting this year. I have been itching to move some snow with the loader and see if the 2wd w/ chains will work or if I need a 4wd so the lack of white stuff could be my fault as well.
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:48 pm

The snow stopped around 11 am here. 8 3/4" total. The sun is out now, and it's windy.
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:37 pm

Only about 2" of snow here. Just enough to make it look and feel like winter (and to make me drag out the snowblower yet again).
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: dlj On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:59 pm

I just live over the way from Simon - we are getting lot's of snow. My boss told me yesterday to bring everything home with me and work from home today... So I'm working right now... ;)

dj
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:23 pm

About 6 to 8 inches at 10 this morning before leaving for work, has not stopped since. Of course I used the last of the coal in the outdoor hopper last nite and I get to drag up couple of hundred pounds from out back on my "new coal toboggan" :x Would of been alot easier last nite, but was checking on 2 stroke thrower I totally refurbed a few years back and never started since. Snowplow guy for Mother-in Law who is 90 has gone awol so I need the portability of this little bugger to go over and do hers :mad:
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: gaw On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:23 pm

I’m guessing about 6” here in this part of Schuylkill but with it being in the 50’s yesterday it is melting from below so officially it may be a tad more. Windy now. The roads are cleaned up pretty good around here but the wind is putting it back on the road at the usual spots, you know where they used to put the snow fences back in the day. :lol:
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: biggerpatterson On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:17 pm

Only enough snow here to cover the grass and that's fine with me. I haven't put gas in the snow blower yet and hope I don't have to.
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:52 pm

2001Sierra wrote:About 6 to 8 inches at 10 this morning before leaving for work, has not stopped since. Of course I used the last of the coal in the outdoor hopper last nite and I get to drag up couple of hundred pounds from out back on my "new coal toboggan" :x Would of been alot easier last nite, but was checking on 2 stroke thrower I totally refurbed a few years back and never started since. Snowplow guy for Mother-in Law who is 90 has gone awol so I need the portability of this little bugger to go over and do hers :mad:

I hear ya on the 2 strokes. They are definitely not user friendly for the average home-owner, since they sit around most of their life, waiting for a chance to be worthy. When the time arrives, the carburetor has clogged up with any little micro organism that had grown over time, and will refuse to run properly, if at all. I gave up on weed-wackers, don't own a chainsaw, (mainly cause I have little use for one, and know if I had one, it wold become problematic too.) I do own a 1956 Homelight military issue 2 stroke generator, hat has a carb problem. In it's defense, it's not clogged, but has a bent metering rod, that won't sit I the jet properly, and no matter how many times I've tried repairing it, it fights me. Needs the correct manufacturers "un-damaged" replacement rod to be functional again, but the part doesn't seem to exist anymore. I'll have to check Epay, again, and see if there has been any up-dates.
Anywhoo, the storm is gone, and I believe we ended up with what the weathermen predicted, about a foot and a half.
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Re: Winter Has Arrived.

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:00 pm

Used my electric 20" blower to clear it off .... a midwesterner's 2" of snow.
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