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Ed.A
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Post Thu. Dec. 12, 2013 8:16 pm

joeq wrote:Hello Ed. I could easily walk to Bradley airport if I needed to. I have a line on some coal "other" than Blaschak over by the Munson area. Little more of a drive than I want to take, but if their's is better than what I got in the past. I might give them a try.
CMS, originally in Munson Mass was my 1st and only supply for my 1st couple of years. They sold to some other folks who moved it to Three Rivers I think, behind a VFW hall, bought my last Ton from them about 2yrs ago.
Got some from Mainline in Ashford ( about the same drive for me...maybe abit less than Munson). From Then on, I just order from BT Enterprises out of Bristol Ct. whose delivered prices are very good especially when you go big like 6 pallets of Blashak at a time.


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anthony7812
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Post Thu. Dec. 12, 2013 8:19 pm

Whew its 10 here in Colley with a damn 20mph wind
Anthony

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Ed.A
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Post Thu. Dec. 12, 2013 11:18 pm

14* no windchill.

Tomorrow, more of the same except 20mph winds. Yep Weather men are get way over excited for sure.

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Rob R.
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Location: Chazy, NY

Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 7:52 am

We are supposed to get -20 windchills today. I put the oversize ash tub in the 520....it will probably be a 150 lb day.

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Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 8:32 am

-1* this morning and the wind chill?...I don't care to go out and check, it is too nice in here!
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 9:26 am

Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 9:34 am

Just North of Boston its 23F and had dipped down to 17F during the overnight.

Pellet Stove (First Floor Noth Wing) running on low in the LR - wall TStat says 68F. Using about 40lb per day.

Wood Stove (First Floor South Wing) in SunRoom - I've been throwing small splits just to keep it going and then load it up for the overnight burn - might get 4-5hrs from good solid oak dampened all the way down to lowest air intake setting. TStat says 74F in adjacent DR.

Coal Stove (Basement) - had thrown 3 scoops of nut and 1/2 scoop of pea around 2AM. Side of stove temp 394F at 930AM and basement is reading 68F.

Tonight expected temps dropping to single digits.

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Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 1:08 pm

We warmed up quite a bit - 43* with a full sun. That's enough for me to go in the bee hive and insure the girls have food to last until the next break in the weather. The girls seem to be doing ok and I got 4 stings for my effort - ingrates.

It's dropping back to the low 30's tomorrow. I'll be sipping coco and eating bon bons by the stove. Lisa
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Cyber36
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Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 1:51 pm

lowfog01 wrote:We warmed up quite a bit - 43* with a full sun. That's enough for me to go in the bee hive and insure the girls have food to last until the next break in the weather. The girls seem to be doing ok and I got 4 stings for my effort - ingrates.

It's dropping back to the low 30's tomorrow. I'll be sipping coco and eating bon bons by the stove. Lisa
Hey Lisa! Don't you think one form of chocolate is enough??

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Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 3:35 pm

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM EST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...THEN SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY TO 5 AM EST SUNDAY. THIS WARNING
REPLACES THE PREVIOUSLY ISSUED WINTER STORM WATCH.

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE
INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR THROUGH NORTHWEST NEW JERSEY ALONG AND
NORTH OF INTERSTATE 78.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 8 INCHES...ALONG WITH
AROUND ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OF ICE.

* TIMING...SNOW IS ANTICIPATED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA DURING
SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE SATURDAY EVENING. THE SNOW MAY
MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO A PERIOD OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN
SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES... SHOULD OCCUR BETWEEN 3 PM AND
MIDNIGHT WHEN SNOWFALL MAY ACCUMULATE ONE INCH AN HOUR AT TIMES
WITH VISIBILITY RESTRICTED AT TIMES TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 20S THROUGH THE ENTIRE STORM...POSSIBLY
DOWN INTO THE TEENS AT TIMES IN THE POCONOS AND THE HIGHER
TERRAIN OF SUSSEX COUNTY NJ.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ON SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS.
BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES TEND TO ICE UP FIRST.
The sky is falling!!!! The sky is falling!!!! GAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
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NWBuilder
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Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 4:04 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:
I loved this... it is so true, I was on empty and had to wait in line for fuel I bet they didn't have any bread or milk in the store!!! We have turned into a bunch of wimps because of all the news hype about storms. 8 or 10 inches is no big deal!!! Practically a flurry!!

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CoalHeat
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Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 5:08 pm

I quit paying attention to all the horrible warnings, after all the hype we'd get a little dusting. :lol:

In the mid 1980's there was a hurricane coming, I was watching television, NY news anchor Chuck Scarborough was on Hurricane Watch. He kept saying the storm was coming, kept saying "T Minus 1 hour" , "T-Minus 1/2 hour", "T-Minus 15 minutes!!!". By the time the storm was supposed to hit I was ready to jump out the window. I never could stand to look at that knucklehead again. :mad:
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Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 5:34 pm

:oops: I gotta fess up, I got like that once but it was beer I was out of.... :cry2: :P
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CoalHeat
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Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 5:40 pm

Oh no!!! Think I'm low on beer.......... :doh: :fear: :eek2:
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Rob R.
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Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 10:19 pm

It just hit 0F on my porch. Amazing how easy the house heats when there is no wind. 0 degrees outside, 72 in...doing it with 160 degree water in the baseboards and radiators. Add a 15 MPH wind to this situation and the boiler would be running all the time.


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