Winter Holding Fast - February 2018

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Post By: hotblast1357 » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 11:08 am

k-2 wrote:
Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 11:02 am
Anyone here have a Kubota? id like to know what they think of them?
A tractor thread would bring you more results.


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Post By: freetown fred » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 12:19 pm

H, put it in farming & rural life. A bunch of OLD Kubota tractors around here & still working, so they must of been built well back when. Don't know about the newer ones. Haven't seen any newer ones local. Maybe that's a sign.

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Post By: titleist1 » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 1:19 pm

Sub-Compact Vs Compact Tractors.

Here is one to resurrect....

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Post By: Lightning » Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 9:30 pm

Wow, third week of February is looking pretty mild. The days are getting longer, I've even smelled a skunk here and there. It's nice to think that we're making our way to the summer side of the sun.
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Post By: titleist1 » Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 7:16 am

Happy Pitchers and Catchers Reporting To Spring Training Day!! Same as Lightning we are getting some warmer temps! :clap: Supposed to hit 65 tomorrow (Pirate Time - arrrgh....foil the 'baro mates!!) and a few days in the 50's over the next 10 days.

I expect winter with single digit temps will make another appearance but maybe it will only be for a couple days and not an extended 2 week stay. :yes:

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Post By: gambler » Sat. Feb. 17, 2018 8:10 am

Lightning wrote:
Tue. Feb. 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Wow, third week of February is looking pretty mild. The days are getting longer, I've even smelled a skunk here and there. It's nice to think that we're making our way to the summer side of the sun.
It is skunk mating season!! https://sciencing.com/skunk-mating-season-8734946.html

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Post By: titleist1 » Sat. Feb. 17, 2018 8:37 am

Another shot of winter after yesterdays 60* temp. 25 overnght (Pirate Time.....Arrrrgh----UNfoil the 'baro Maties!!)

Wintry mix of delightful freezing rain, snow and freezing rain again coming in this evening. But the 10 day forecast looks promising with 50's 60's and even a 70 temp showing up! Coal usage will be wayyy down in the near future.

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Post By: k-2 » Sat. Feb. 17, 2018 11:46 am

Its hard to keep the K-2 running above 60 ,the draft just dies. Have the fan timer set up about as much as it can go already. Good thing I don't need or want to run in summer for HW.


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Post By: k-2 » Tue. Feb. 20, 2018 9:30 pm

Officially SHUT DOWN for a few days till winter comes back. No sense idling the K-2 for days waiting for a heat call. 70 degree weather knocks the stuffing out of the draft. Probably fire back up tomorrow night for the 35 overnight temps.

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Post By: Lightning » Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 8:45 am

Cold front approaching with about a 30 degree drop on the other side of it. The high for today of 64 will be early, then fall to 34 by 10:00pm this evening.
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Post By: Olllotj » Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 11:24 am

Tested the Dump zone today, Found the wire coming from the 4006b came off of the Honeywell zone valve.

Glad I checked. Set to 200 due to all of the pex in my system. Boiler sitting at 180 with the limits set at 160 high, 150 low. TT's crossed for constant call, slave to the propane boiler.

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Post By: freetown fred » Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 11:55 am

70* here on the hill--ain't that special--late Jan thaw runnin a lil behind!!! LOL

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Post By: gaw » Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 12:47 pm

77°, 50% humidity, 6 mph wind. A beautiful day for mid February.

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Post By: windyhill4.2 » Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 12:57 pm

Only 66* here so far,still a beautiful sunshiny day after a slow foggy start.

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Post By: titleist1 » Wed. Feb. 21, 2018 1:52 pm

75 here with bright sunshine!! Cooler weather moving in tonight though. I got the oil changed in the one car at lunch, it was a good excuse for an outside project. :yes:

I could have waited another 1000 miles but i figured that would be when we were getting a sleet storm in early April followed by 10 straight days of 40* temps and rain. :P


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