The Cold Weather Is Here!

General energy and coal related topics, news and basic information. If you do not know where to post your topic post it here.
User avatar
Rob R.
Site Moderator
Posts: 11343
Joined: Fri. Dec. 28, 2007 4:26 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 10:23 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Oh no!!! Think I'm low on beer.......... :doh: :fear: :eek2:
I have a lot of beer on hand, but I just pulled a Labatt Blue out of my box in the garage and it was partially frozen. Time to move the beer to the bottom of the basement stairwell...


User avatar
CoalHeat
Site Moderator
Posts: 8327
Joined: Sat. Feb. 10, 2007 9:48 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 10:28 pm

Very still here as well, the Harman is heating nicely, boiler is idle most of the time. 24 degrees.
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

Pacowy
Member
Posts: 2731
Joined: Tue. Sep. 04, 2007 10:14 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite
Location: Dalton, MA

Post Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 1:06 am

Rob R. wrote:I have a lot of beer on hand, but I just pulled a Labatt Blue out of my box in the garage and it was partially frozen. Time to move the beer to the bottom of the basement stairwell...
I have two thoughts on this. First, if a Canadian beer freezes in your garage, maybe you should consider moving more than the beer. :lol: Don't those things already have glycerol in them???

Second, doesn't your basement contain a stoker boiler that produces quantities of heat that could be detrimental to the quality of the beer?

In light of the foregoing, wouldn't the best strategy be to thaw the frozen beer and consume it before any other bad things can happen to it?

Mike

User avatar
Rob R.
Site Moderator
Posts: 11343
Joined: Fri. Dec. 28, 2007 4:26 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 10:53 am

The basement stairwell is in the garage, and just the right amount of heat bleeds through the basement door to keep the beer thawed.

samhill
Member
Posts: 11333
Joined: Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 10:29 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75
Location: Linesville, Pa.

Post Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 1:57 pm

Partially frozen! That would sure taste good on a hot summers day. :D
"Any fool can criticize, condemn & complain & most fools do." Benjamin Franklin

User avatar
sterling40man
Member
Posts: 1641
Joined: Sat. May. 03, 2008 11:52 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6
Location: Northern Maine

Post Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 4:23 pm

-25* wind chill yesterday and -15* this morning. Hasn't been above 0* for the past 4 days.
"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it."

Bob

User avatar
CoalHeat
Site Moderator
Posts: 8327
Joined: Sat. Feb. 10, 2007 9:48 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 9:12 pm

14 degrees here, about 5" of snow and still falling...but it's warm inside.
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

User avatar
Lightning
Member
Posts: 8289
Joined: Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 9:51 am
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 9:53 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:
I can relate to this, since I'm a breadman...... :lol:


User avatar
CoalHeat
Site Moderator
Posts: 8327
Joined: Sat. Feb. 10, 2007 9:48 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 10:01 pm

Early start...gotta restock those shelves!
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

User avatar
freetown fred
Member
Posts: 21410
Joined: Thu. Dec. 31, 2009 12:33 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Mon. Dec. 16, 2013 3:18 pm

I got a funny feelin we're gonna have a white Christmas here on the hill :) 16* as we speak.
Attachments
IMG_0002.JPG
IMG_0003.JPG
IMG_0004.JPG
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

User avatar
Carbon12
Member
Posts: 2230
Joined: Tue. Oct. 11, 2011 6:53 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Mon. Dec. 16, 2013 3:22 pm

Beware the possible ice dam on that roof! :D White Christmas looking promising here as well. Yet another Winter Weather Advisory has just been issued :mad:
Last edited by Carbon12 on Mon. Dec. 16, 2013 9:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
No matter where you go,......there you are.

User avatar
fastcat
Member
Posts: 443
Joined: Thu. Nov. 12, 2009 11:50 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix
Location: CNY (McGraw)

Post Mon. Dec. 16, 2013 9:05 pm

Fred you need to turn that Hitzer down your melting all your insulation. :D :D :D
This is only my two cents
and sometimes it is not worth that

User avatar
CoalHeat
Site Moderator
Posts: 8327
Joined: Sat. Feb. 10, 2007 9:48 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Mon. Dec. 16, 2013 10:09 pm

8 degrees here.
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

User avatar
2001Sierra
Member
Posts: 1844
Joined: Wed. May. 20, 2009 8:09 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Mon. Dec. 16, 2013 11:24 pm

0 Albany NY

User avatar
Rob R.
Site Moderator
Posts: 11343
Joined: Fri. Dec. 28, 2007 4:26 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Tue. Dec. 17, 2013 4:26 am

-18 in Chazy. 8-)


Post Reply

Return to “Coal News & General Coal Discussions”