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Post Thu. Jan. 24, 2013 8:46 am

Rob R. wrote:Another morning at -17...this has been quite a cold snap.
Here in the warm south the low was 2. At 7 now, the boiler has been running quite a bit. :D
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Post Thu. Jan. 24, 2013 10:16 am

I can't even go outside in this crap. Instant asthma attack. :roll: I'll be playing welfare-recipient today, and sit on my ass in front of the computer for 12 hours straight. :lol: I already feel sick just sitting here an hour!
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The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Fri. Jan. 25, 2013 9:26 am

A new record for us.... 12F this morning. No insulation under the floor, (or in the walls, for that matter) so the kids learned quickly, they better be wearing some socks or slippers while walking around the house.
I have left the faucets dribble for 3 days now, and so far, no frozen pipes under the house. Which aren't insulated either.

Look at our forecast for next Tuesday ! :up: :shh: :punk:
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Post Fri. Jan. 25, 2013 9:31 am

009to090 wrote:A new record for us.... 12F this morning. No insulation under the floor, (or in the walls, for that matter) so the kids learned quickly, they better be wearing some socks or slippers while walking around the house.
I have left the faucets dribble for 3 days now, and so far, no frozen pipes under the house. Which aren't insulated either.

Look at our forecast for next Tuesday ! :up: :shh: :punk:
Damn! No insulation what so ever?

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Post Fri. Jan. 25, 2013 9:45 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Damn! No insulation what so ever?
Yep, none. Just 5/4" rough-sawn sheething boards, covered by 1/2" thick pine siding on outside, with plaster walls on inside. Very comfortable on the inside, as long as temp stays above freezing, like it is supposed to in a normal winter.
Instead of a total makeover/remodel like you did, we are going to start from scratch and build a modern house at the back of our property. 10 year plan. The lumber in this house will be de-constructed and used for a large garage/shop once we move into new house.
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Post Fri. Jan. 25, 2013 10:06 am

Hasn't been warmer than -4 with crazy winds for four days straight. Went downstairs this morning and noticed that all five of my zones were calling for heat. Crazy!
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Post Fri. Jan. 25, 2013 11:40 am

009to090 wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:Damn! No insulation what so ever?
Yep, none. Just 5/4" rough-sawn sheething boards, covered by 1/2" thick pine siding on outside, with plaster walls on inside. Very comfortable on the inside, as long as temp stays above freezing, like it is supposed to in a normal winter.
Instead of a total makeover/remodel like you did, we are going to start from scratch and build a modern house at the back of our property. 10 year plan. The lumber in this house will be de-constructed and used for a large garage/shop once we move into new house.
I'm still plugging holes and insulating and working on this dump too. Wish I could afford to build an entirely new house though.

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Post Fri. Jan. 25, 2013 12:50 pm

You know it's cold out when the stoves are disappearing off C-List before I can call about them!! :roll:
I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
The EPA just loves me!!


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Post Sat. Jan. 26, 2013 5:16 pm

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Looks like a Maine summers day. Uncle, Uncle.
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Post Sun. Jan. 27, 2013 3:28 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:This will take the chill off!
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Anthracite fired pizza oven at Vito's Coal Fired, St. Clair, PA
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It looks hot!! even for a dang ole ford..... 8-)
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Post Tue. Jan. 29, 2013 9:32 pm

Nice!!!

Well we can take a break from our coal burners...at least for tomorrow, then it gets cold again.
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Post Tue. Jan. 29, 2013 11:42 pm

Supposed to hit 60 tomorrow! :shock: :D Might take out the street legal dirt bike, depending on how much salt this rain washes away. :dancing:

Geesh Chris .... it sounds like your uninsulated house has better insulating properties than my INSULATED house! :o When it gets below 40° here, the cold creeps right in & heat needs to be on. Below 10° the stove struggles to maintain 65°. Below 10°, 65° is a distant fantasy.

I'm just one lotto ticket away from a southern real estate agent. :lol:
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Wed. Jan. 30, 2013 2:04 am

sterling40man wrote:Just a little chilly at 0730 this morning.
How do you start your vehicle in that weather? How do you do anything outside at that temperature? I think Pennsylvania as cold last week. That temp blows my mind. :shock:

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Post Wed. Jan. 30, 2013 2:14 am

Rob R. wrote:-13 here, windchill is around -20.

72 in the main house, basement is 80 thanks to the boiler and piping. The EFM had all it wants right now...it has been stoking for the last hour to "hold the line" and produce hot water.
I really think I need to buy whatever exactly your setup is. That's a really nice feeling to have it that toasty.

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Post Wed. Jan. 30, 2013 9:23 am

Joeski wrote:How do you start your vehicle in that weather??
When it's that cold you really need to have a hot plug on your vehicle. You also need a battery with a lot of cold cranking amps.
Joeski wrote:How do you do anything outside at that temperature?
You don't..........but everything including schools were open. We just deal with it is all.
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Bob


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