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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 8:25 am

It is a brisk start to 2013. 10 degrees, clear, and windy. Boiler is running a lot, but still keeping up. I keep looking for a reason to bump up the feed rate and really let it rip...but it is still shouldering the load.


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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 8:51 am

Had a low of 6 during the past 24 hrs. and quite windy as well , the temp now is 25 but very cold weather coming in tonight with the wind chill factor to boot . The 110 is doing a great job . I fill up every morning around 7 am and it took 50 lbs. this morning with an average of 44 lbs per day for Dec. .

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 9:00 am

13* and very windy right now. Supposed to be close to -30* wind chill overnight. The house is a nice 72*. :D
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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 2:36 pm

Lucky guy, it's almost 30* here.Suppose to go down to single digits in a few days tho....after I go back to work, from a week and a 1/2 vacation. NNOOOOOOOOO!!
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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 7:57 pm

sterling40man wrote:13* and very windy right now. Supposed to be close to -30* wind chill overnight. The house is a nice 72*. :D
Coast too Sterling. Reading 9° and about 0 with the WC. Both Glenwood's running at about 400° most of the day and the old house is 71°. That's awesome for this old place. Next few days through Sat are looking like a Jan. deep freeze of the old fashioned type. (single digit or low teen highs, and below 0 lows) Bring It! ;)
Gonna set the stoves up for about 450° over night and see what we got in the morn.

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2013 8:00 pm

hcarlow wrote:Had a low of 6 during the past 24 hrs. and quite windy as well , the temp now is 25 but very cold weather coming in tonight with the wind chill factor to boot . The 110 is doing a great job . I fill up every morning around 7 am and it took 50 lbs. this morning with an average of 44 lbs per day for Dec. .
That's pretty good, What size space are you heating with it?

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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 6:09 am

7 degrees here this morning. That's the coldest we have been so far here in these parts of Ohio. High of 24 predicted. About 70 lbs. of coal to be consumed today per my spreadsheet and chart.
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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 8:38 am

Was 14, up to 16 degrees now.
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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 8:48 am

Was 19, up to 22 now. Glad the coal fire made it through the night, just had to get a bucket to refresh it, much better than finding it out in the morning.

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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 8:53 am

1° this morning without windchill. House hangin in nicely with both stoves at 450°. :D

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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 9:13 am

Rob R. wrote:It is a brisk start to 2013. 10 degrees, clear, and windy. Boiler is running a lot, but still keeping up. I keep looking for a reason to bump up the feed rate and really let it rip...but it is still shouldering the load.
I'll take bets on whether Rob is still at 4 teeth Thursday morning (forecast -16 deg), or whether he's going to wait until it gets really cold. :lol:

Mike

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Rob R.
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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 1:46 pm

Pacowy wrote:I'll take bets on whether Rob is still at 4 teeth Thursday morning (forecast -16 deg), or whether he's going to wait until it gets really cold.
Can I bet on myself? I am optimistic that the EFM will handle the cold as it sits...even if it does start saying "I think I can..I think I can....I think I can......"

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Rob R.
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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 7:27 pm

-18 windchill at the moment...lots of clicking in the basement.

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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 7:38 pm

12 degrees here presently. Heading to 3 degrees here tonight per Weather Underground.
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Post Wed. Jan. 02, 2013 8:01 pm

Rob R. wrote:-18 windchill at the moment...lots of clicking in the basement.
Is it able to take a breather once in a while, or are you planning to work it like a rented mule just to win your bet? :lol: You know I'd vote to give it the "smoking door" treatment, but you seem to like testing the limits.

Mike


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