The Cold Weather Is Here!

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Rick 386
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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 10:48 pm

Naw Smitty,

It will not cloud up until you remove the shingles. Then it will rapidly cloud up and rain within 10 minutes after the last shingle hits the dumpster......

But if it starts raining early enough, you won't be typing tomorrow night......... :shots: :wine: :beer:

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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 11:20 pm

You know me too well ... toothy

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Post Tue. Sep. 18, 2012 7:51 am

SMITTY wrote:You know why it's gonna rain tomorrow? Because I've put off doing the barn roof for 6 years now ... and TOMORROW was the day I was supposed to start doing it. :mad: Figures!

Hey! Don't touch that dial! It's too early for that crap, dammit!! :fear: :eek2: :fear:
wind advisory here too : * WINDS...SOUTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 45 MPH.

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Post Tue. Sep. 18, 2012 8:08 am

Black_And_Blue wrote:
SMITTY wrote:You know why it's gonna rain tomorrow? Because I've put off doing the barn roof for 6 years now ... and TOMORROW was the day I was supposed to start doing it. :mad: Figures!

Hey! Don't touch that dial! It's too early for that crap, dammit!! :fear: :eek2: :fear:
wind advisory here too : * WINDS...SOUTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 45 MPH.
The wind is ROARING at my house right now.

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Post Mon. Oct. 08, 2012 9:34 pm

Heating season has officially begun here in Sussex County, NJ. EFM is at 3 teeth on the feed and 170 on the low limit. Draft inducer is off unless it warms up outside.

I see the predictions are for above average snowfall this winter.

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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 2:11 pm

Here too. Upper 30's to low 40's last 2 nites. I fired up the boiler last nght.

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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 2:16 pm

26* here this morning. I'll fire up this week.............heard the oil boiler kick on for heat last night. :shock:

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Post Tue. Oct. 09, 2012 9:07 pm

I shut the coal boiler down last week for cleaning. Used the oil boiler for a couple of days, primarily for heating domestic hot water. Using the coal boiler again, just in time for the cooler nights. Haven't had the first frost here yet.


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Post Fri. Oct. 12, 2012 7:16 am

Fired up the Koker yesterday morning. Just in time too...supposed to get our first frost tonight/tomorrow morning. I only have 3.5 ton on hand. Going to get another 3 or 4 ton late this month or early in November.

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 6:18 am

Taken in my truck this morning :shock:
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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 6:26 am

Yikes! ;-) They're actually calling for 50s here over the weekend.

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 8:38 am

That's cold! Have only seen mid 20's overnight here so far.

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 8:54 am

That pic was taken at 0530. The temp normally drops a couple of degrees just before sunrise. I'm certainly burning coal now!

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 9:30 am

10* in millinocket this morning, wife thinks oil is cheap immediately after a delivery. Had to get 50 gal. for the hot water heater but that is in the works for change, put the stove in the basement about 10 ft. from the hw tank. That will help preheat pipes etc. Next season I'll work on coal fired hot water.

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 9:34 am

michaelanthony wrote:10* in millinocket this morning, wife thinks oil is cheap immediately after a delivery. Had to get 50 gal. for the hot water heater but that is in the works for change, put the stove in the basement about 10 ft. from the hw tank. That will help preheat pipes etc. Next season I'll work on coal fired hot water.
Have a look at this thread :D

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