Sure is windy

Sure is windy

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:33 pm

It is really windy hear in western Pa!
We are having sustained winds of 45mph with gusts to 65mph.
I have had a large wad of newspaper in my prefab chimney that goes straight up through the ceiling and out of the roof. It has been there all summer and it just got sucked up to the top of the chimney. It makes a good case for a baro damper to be used when the stove is running. With suction like that it may have sucked the coal right off of the grate. :shock:
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Sure is windy

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:55 pm

We've got the same wind here. You can see it if you're watching the Browns lose to the Steelers.
It started about 4 PM. Our electric was out for a couple of hours. Which reminds me, I've got to get off my butt and do something about a backup power supply! :doh:
-Len
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Sure is windy

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:59 pm

Haven't lost power but had quite a few interruptions.
Hey Len, I forgot the Steelers were kicking butt this evening. I will have to see if it is still on.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer


Re: Sure is windy

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:08 am

Wind from the east was really strong last night. I'm surprised the barn is still standing. The coal boiler was at high limit and the baro damper was wide open! My manometer looked like amplifier watt gauge.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Sure is windy

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:41 am

Ike leftovers!
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Sure is windy

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:49 am

There was so much *censored* blown down and on the road this morning. I drove around several trees and over a couple of downed wires this morning on the way to work and the road looked like it was painted green from all of the leaves on it.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Sure is windy

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:07 pm

I woke up at 3:30 am to hear the wind howling and leaves blowing against the house. I got up and looked at the thermometer...80F!!?? By 6 o'clock the wind died down some and the temperature dropped to 70. Strange...
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Sure is windy

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:27 pm

Finally cooling off & getting less humid here! I'm ready for Fall! (Pool is draining an Harman is hooked up & raring to go) :up:
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Sure is windy

PostBy: ken On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:09 am

we got hammered sunday night. gusts hit 80 mph. blew over 2 big trees in my yard. they say might be a week before power is on. i'm running generator on and off for the fridge and heat and a little PC time. sucks with no power for 2 days now. :(
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Sure is windy

PostBy: gambler On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:04 pm

I was talking to some co-workers today that have no power and they aren't expected to get power restored untill sometime on Saturday. The one guy is trying to find a generator and he said there are none to be had. He told me some retailers had sent all of the generators to Texas.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer