The Cold Weather Is Here!

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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 7:29 am

16 degrees here this morning, so nice to finally get the coal stove running last night after taking all to install the chimney. :)


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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 7:43 pm

23* here right now (SE Mass) & my TLC is cranking at about 350* (mag stack temp) & the house is 74* basement & 69* upstairs. My daughter's house (TLC in an unfinished basement with cement walls & floor (uninsulated) is toasty warm too. So far, the cement has not hindered the warming of the upstairs by sucking all the heat, like I was afraid it would. (her walls are 10" thick so that probably helps) Her stove has been running now for about 3 weeks & she (daughter) has taken over working it as her husband has been more into deer hunting than house warming! :lol:
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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 7:47 pm

Pretty good spurt of continuous cold weather for November in anyones book :shock:

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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 7:52 pm

Switched to coal just in time. If I was still heating with oil, I'd be crying the blues. It's supposed to be down to 17 tonight and I'm walking around in a tee shirt. :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 8:01 pm

The biggest difference between oil and coal for me are with coal its never cold with oil its cold then warm then cold then warm .I like the constant warmth of coal and price is better to boot :D

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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 8:09 pm

12.4 degrees last night, currently 14 degrees, just north of scranton,pa, tv room 79 rest of house 68-69 degrees. may see single digits tonight!! burning approx. 50-70 lbs. during this cold snap, otherwise 40-50 lbs. per day.

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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 8:13 pm

PelletstoCoal wrote:12.4 degrees last night, currently 14 degrees, just north of scranton,pa, tv room 79 rest of house 68-69 degrees. may see single digits tonight!! burning approx. 50-70 lbs. during this cold snap, otherwise 40-50 lbs. per day.
How are you finding the difference...coal vs pellet in terms of heat output, ease of use & $$$?

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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 8:24 pm

direct vented coal stove is just as loud as pellet, maintenance is far less with the coal stove, pellet stove always formed clinkers no matter what I burned, coal stove destroys the pellet stove when BTU's are compared, coal stove easier to clean, less ash buildup inside outlet piping. I would have switched years ago if I new the technology was present for direct vented coal. I used to burn min. 80 lbs pettets per day, in this weather more like 120lbs. Pellet cost was equal to natural gas + work for stove......coal no brainer

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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 8:34 pm

billw wrote:Switched to coal just in time. If I was still heating with oil, I'd be crying the blues. It's supposed to be down to 17 tonight and I'm walking around in a tee shirt. :D :D :D :D :D :D
Jeez Bill,

I'm an hour north and its already 13 here.

I'm in a T shirt also. Shorts and no shoes :lol:

My Temp

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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 8:45 pm

John,
I was doing some work in the house today and actually started sweating. I bumped the tstat down for a bit. I could never say that with oil.

The only thing that would make this better is about a foot of snow so I can go out and play. I don't have a snowmobile but my Saturn comes a pretty close second. Maybe someday I'll grow up.

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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 9:35 pm

19 here, 16 for the low forecast. Yea, shorts again. :D

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Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2008 9:41 pm

Bill,

Can't you fabricate some type of "ski" for the front tires and install some dune buggy paddle wheel tires for the rear ???

Or if it is a front wheel drive, just reverse the location of the skis.

You could call it a NEPA Coal Burner Sled :funny: :funny: :funny:

Rick

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Post Sun. Nov. 23, 2008 7:39 am

I was pleasantly surprised by the temp of 10* here this morning. Perfect morning for making ice, cold and no wind. Maybe I will be icefishing by the first week of December. I has been about 7 years since that has happened. Come on big freeze!

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Post Sun. Nov. 23, 2008 8:29 am

Finally began cooling of here in northern Maine (Easton) over the last week. Temps in the mid to high teens - strong winds 12 - 15 mph gusting to 25mph out of the NW & W. 1600 sq ft open floor ranch - in the wind a bit - Hitzer 503 maintaining most of the house at about 71 without pushingthe stove real hard - looks like 35 - 40 lbs a day will get me over the hump except for the coldest days - which are coming. Long live the hard stuff...

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Post Sun. Nov. 23, 2008 8:36 am

Rick 386 wrote:Bill,

Can't you fabricate some type of "ski" for the front tires and install some dune buggy paddle wheel tires for the rear ???

Or if it is a front wheel drive, just reverse the location of the skis.

You could call it a NEPA Coal Burner Sled :funny: :funny: :funny:

Rick
Yeah, kind of like the Beverly Hillbillies meet the PA coal crackers. :D


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