Sub-Zero Heating

Sub-Zero Heating

PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:15 pm

I have noticed the last week this forum is buzzing that everyone has been changing and adjusting their appliance to meet the demand.I've also noticed that most member north of NEPA haven't had much problems keeping up.It gets cold down here,but not this cold,only every few years or so.You northerner really have it togather and this seems like the norm for you.Glad everyone's keeping warm
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Sub-Zero Heating

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:20 pm

You need an artic blast once in a while just to keep you on your toes. :roll:

It is REALLY cold in my area right now. Thermometer reads right at 0, and the wind is shaking the house. Wind chills are hitting -20 and supposed to get worse between now and midnight. My EFM is running pretty hard, but it is "holding the line" so far.

Edit: Wind is supposed to die down overnight, -17 expected in the morning.
Last edited by Rob R. on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Sub-Zero Heating

PostBy: Rigar On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:23 pm

...actual outside here this mornin was 9 below
...no clue what the wind chill was!
...hang in there Dennis...warmer days are coming... :)
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace


Re: Sub-Zero Heating

PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:25 pm

Rigar wrote:...hang in there Dennis...warmer days are coming...


I"m nice and warm in barefeet,shorts and tee shirt :flex: I ain't skard
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Sub-Zero Heating

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:04 pm

Yes, I've been altering my operation too... Some days servicing her 3 times a day instead of 2.. Maintaining 75 degrees in the house while I currently see a -3 on the thermometer :lol:

I recently bought a weather monitor that displays inside/outside temp and humidity. Its interesting to see that its -3 degrees with 79% relative humidity outside while its 75 degrees with only 32% relative humidity inside. Its amazing how much more water that warmer air can hold than colder air, hence the humidity levels inside and outside....
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Sub-Zero Heating

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:11 pm

Yep, with this -6 stuff, I actually had to turn my bi-metallic knob up a number to 6 on the old Hitzer & going through about 50 lbs of nut instead of 40--still emptying the ash pan once a day ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Sub-Zero Heating

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:10 am

Turned the DS to a little after 4.5 on the dial last night. Shes running around 560* now. House was 69* when I woke up. The cool thing is I don't seem to be using any more coal than usual.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator