The Sherrick winter

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:23 am

49* this a/m JULY 30,2014, JULY ? Will we have frost in Sept. this year ?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:25 pm

Never mind Sept will we have frosts in August? I feel a distinct need to panic and justify a bigger stove somewhere, somehow...... I got that CNB feeling coming on. ;)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:50 pm

Do you still have lonely chimneys or will you need to build more ? toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K


Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:16 pm

Oh god, I need another fix, I've got the truck loaded with diesel I HAVE to drive to a stove shop now, it's urgent. :help2: Sorry Shelley I have to leave now, the Sherrick winter is upon us... the end of the world is here. :blowup:

I slay myself.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: Pancho On: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:24 pm

coalnewbie wrote:Never mind Sept will we have frosts in August? I feel a distinct need to panic and justify a bigger stove somewhere, somehow...... I got that CNB feeling coming on. ;)


:wtf:

Other than one of those 113 gals.......yer already dancin' with a big boned gal. :)
Pancho
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 8
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Jotul Firelight

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:34 pm

CNB ?? is that for chimney and baseburner ? ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:30 am

The forecast has been dead on so far. This has been one of the coolest Summers on record to date. Here is a map which shows the average departure from normal from June 1st to August 5th.
Now remember that September is going to be an Indian Summer type month. Don't let it fool you. Use the time wisely.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:05 am

Use the time wisely.


I am William, every morning I twiddle my thumbs frantically and wait patiently for Wilsons message that my BB babies are ready. Everybody else seems to have theirs.

If they were ready now I would face a quandary. Do I face Cape Cod traffic in the summer or jump off the roof... hmmm, it's a toss up. Perhaps I can wait until mid September and drive up in the ice and the snow. Meanwhile while today I am uncapping two chimneys and putting on a lid of some sort. This wonderful dry weather can't last.

I can be an adult about this I know I can :cry2: :cry2:
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:06 am

Stockpile some coal now if you can. Remember last Feb when some coal sizes were hard to come by at the dealers? It won't go bad sitting in a pile at your house and it is a good investment.

I stopped by my dealer this week and talked to him about picking up 10 ton in the next couple weeks. I just need to move 7 ton of 3/4 stone and make some room for it. I should be set for 2 years if the weather is like last winter and maybe 3 if it is a little milder.
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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: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:41 am

August, AUGUST 8,2014 49* at 6:30 a/m :shock: :shock: ,cold morning for early August.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:43 am

If you put the pieces together, the climate pattern that made the winter so cold last year may very well return again this winter. This is because the warm waters in the Northeast Pacific are still here today, and if they remain there this winter, the chances of ridging appearing in that area are high, which could lead to another very cold winter.

- See more at: http://theweathercentre.blogspot.com/20 ... R6T80.dpuf


While the fall will kick off with days of sunshine and temperatures above normal in some of the region's largest cities, including New York City and Philadelphia, the polar vortex may make its return for short, sporadic periods in September.


http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-n ... 4218#link1


Well fellas, Prolly be a good idea to get extra and get it while the getting is good.. :o
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: KingCoal On: Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:01 am

8-15-14

46* F at 6:00am

sunrises have been looking like those very common to OCTOBER for the past week.

i'm not very encouraged at this point. i have the same amount of coal on hand that i used the whole of last season and am feeling like i should look at a couple more.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Riteway # 37, Comforter Stove Works
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:26 am

Yesterday afternoon, we hit 64 F on the sunny side of the house. Middle of August and afternoon temps in the 60's, . . . with the sun out. :shock:

Where's Al gore when ya need some hot air ? :D

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:29 am

47* at 6:30 a/m on AUGUST 15 ,2014,we only made it to about 75* yesterday & todays forecast is the same ...75* high, tonite 50*,here on our hill we are usually a few degrees lower than the forecast. It is comfortable weather,we are enjoying not running the ac ,but a bit concerned about some of the crops maturing without the higher temps. Any one else that is regularly around animals,noticed any thing unusual about their behavior ? Seems our cats are a month or so ahead of schedule in their wanting to be in a building or sitting in the sunshine lots more than usual for this time of year,we have some house cats & a bunch of outdoor cats that we care for.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: The Sherrick winter

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:10 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:47* at 6:30 a/m on AUGUST 15 ,2014


Woke up to 48 degrees here. Who can recall a mid August (the dog days of August) morning with such low temperatures?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)