Fired up in Maine

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Post Tue. Oct. 06, 2009 9:16 pm

Started the stove on the weekend for the first time this season. Just idling and keeping the house a toasty 74 degrees while it is wet and damp outside.

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Post Tue. Oct. 06, 2009 9:45 pm

Yup, 10-3 start up here.

Dried up the dampness in the basement nearly overnight.

Idling and 70 degrees

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Post Tue. Oct. 06, 2009 11:03 pm

It's supposed to turn colder this weekend, that will be time for me to use my match.

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Post Tue. Oct. 06, 2009 11:05 pm

told the wife, no heat till trick or treat

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Post Wed. Oct. 07, 2009 1:13 am

I haven't yet. Probably in a week or so. Daytime temps are in the mid 50's and upper 30's at night.

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Post Wed. Oct. 07, 2009 5:18 am

Yup, all set here too, to fire up the Harman but, will try and wait till the end of the month. :D

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Post Wed. Oct. 07, 2009 6:50 am

I'm getting itchy to strike the match.... It was Oct 26th last year, but that was partly because that was the day I completed the plumbing.

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Post Fri. Oct. 09, 2009 2:41 pm

Fired up this morning at 10am. 47* and windy outside now. I have a series hook-up. I installed a switch so that my circulator, between both boilers, only turns on when there is a demand for heat. It's a simple 4 way light switch. Should save some coal. Boiler is at 168* as I type. Thermostats are at *72. :D Get that AA going Freddy! :lol: Going down to Bangor next month. Hoping to swing by and see you.

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Post Fri. Oct. 09, 2009 3:27 pm

sterling40man wrote: Going down to Bangor next month.
Coming to the big city,huh? Time to stock up on molasses & flour for the winter? Stop in! The AA should be running by Nov 1st.

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Post Fri. Oct. 09, 2009 5:41 pm

Freddy wrote:Coming to the big city,huh? Time to stock up on molasses & flour for the winter? Stop in! The AA should be running by Nov 1st.
No molasses for me. My boy has another doctor's appointment. Nov 1st! Oh come on! ;) I know your itching to strike that match! :lol:

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Post Fri. Oct. 09, 2009 6:03 pm

sterling40man wrote:I installed a switch so that my circulator, between both boilers, only turns on when there is a demand for heat. It's a simple 4 way light switch. Should save some coal.
sterling40man, Could you explain how the light switch works? I have been trying to figure out how to wire my circulator to start on a call from my oil boiler and also start from the over heat aquastat on my coal boiler.

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Post Fri. Oct. 09, 2009 6:17 pm

Bob, do you bring pelts to trade in the big town? Got the ice boat ready yet?
Gonna enjoy the uniform heat, AND make the wife happy, and I know you used more than one match!
Is it flour you 'mush' back with? Whiskey?
Does the dog team mind the asphalt? Hard on the paws, I'll bet. We see them around here with the rubber tires, not skis, out getting in shape.
Cold rain, more cold coming.....ain't no Indian Summer yet!
Leaves are falling rapidly, tour buses clogging the roads; bad sign, must mean winter is not far away!
Road construction projects are sure closing up quickly.... :shock: :roll: :lol:

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Post Fri. Oct. 09, 2009 8:23 pm

Freddy wrote: Coming to the big city,huh? Time to stock up on molasses & flour for the winter? Stop in! The AA should be running by Nov 1st.
Freddy, Jeez, your wife lets you go until Nov 1st b4 firing it up???? Light 'er up already :poke: :poke: :poke: If you don't want to use THE match, then just rub a couple sticks together :clap: We know you have enuf coal to last the winter, we have seen your Hoard-pile, 'er Stock-pile. :D

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Post Fri. Oct. 09, 2009 8:45 pm

efo141 wrote:sterling40man, Could you explain how the light switch works? I have been trying to figure out how to wire my circulator to start on a call from my oil boiler and also start from the over heat aquastat on my coal boiler.
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Post Sat. Oct. 10, 2009 7:03 pm

Houston, We Have Ignition!

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