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Post Thu. Feb. 07, 2013 1:13 pm

SteveZee wrote:Nice here at the moment. Nippy at about 6° but sunny and you'd never believe a Nor'Eastah was on it's way. Tomorrow afternoon supposed to start Bob.
Late tomorrow night for us Steve. We aren't gonna get much.
"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it."

Bob


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Post Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 5:19 am

8 degrees with a howling West wind this morning. A good reminder that spring is still a few months away.

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Post Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 7:31 am

18 F and snowing. Nice and warm in the house heated by coal!!! :D
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1 John 1:9... If we sin and we confess that sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Post Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 7:42 am

Rob ,

Keep the reality to yourself , I just got myself convinced the woodchuck was right :stfu:

Waldo :)
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Post Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 9:25 pm

saw a sign today that said 29 days till spring. It is official....I am now tired of winter.

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Rev. Larry
Ashland Pa.

1 John 1:9... If we sin and we confess that sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Post Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 10:16 pm

C'mon Rev Larry, you don't want to insult your Econo 1 :D
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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Post Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 11:12 pm

You and me both, Reverend. This last month of winter always draaaaaaaaaags on ......... :(
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."

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Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Fri. Feb. 22, 2013 7:48 am

My wife was talking again last night about the "new to us" house projects that she wants done. They all involve painting or using tools on jobs that require ventilation. Kinda hard to open windows and work when it's in the teens outside. She has chronic asthma so windows have to open.

I have winter projects and the rest of the year projects that I need to jump on.

The LL Econo1 is a great little stove. I picked it up a couple of years ago for $50 scrap value. Rewired it, replaced all the gaskets, replaced the cracked glass, cleaned it good and fired it up. If I turn it up, it can take our 1895 vintage 985 sq ft bungalow type home to 80+ in two hours. :shock:

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1 John 1:9... If we sin and we confess that sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


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Post Fri. Feb. 22, 2013 8:00 am

Rev.

Just a thought.... I have had asthma forever and just recently my DR. put me on a inhaled steroid and wow what a difference ! Too, I moved my burning device to the garage And between the two I have had zero attacks and zero colds this winter. That has never before happened in my 55 yrs. It might be worth lookin into :)

Best ..

Waldo
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Post Fri. Feb. 22, 2013 9:30 pm

blrman07 wrote: I have winter projects and the rest of the year projects that I need to jump on.

The LL Econo1 is a great little stove. I picked it up a couple of years ago for $50 scrap value. Rewired it, replaced all the gaskets, replaced the cracked glass, cleaned it good and fired it up. If I turn it up, it can take our 1895 vintage 985 sq ft bungalow type home to 80+ in two hours. :shock:

Rev. Larry
I hear ya with the projects Rev. Larry. I hope winter holds out longer, so I can finish mine. Trouble is, with the stove running, my woodshop in the cellar is about 45-50*, and not too efficient for shellac curing. And you say you've got a bungalo? I love those styles, and have tried to incorporate some of those designs into my old home renovation.(Unfortunately it's not a bungalo.)
I got coal in my Christmas stocking. (Yey!)
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Post Sun. Nov. 24, 2013 9:13 am

Yep, wind is howling, EFM is running, 22 here right now.
Might actually have my new kitchen zone connected today...I hope. :o
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Post Sun. Nov. 24, 2013 9:19 am

It is 16 here right now with wind chills taking us to -5. So maybe winter is beating the calendar here this year!! Good luck with the kitchen hook up!!

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Post Sun. Nov. 24, 2013 9:30 am

Thanks.
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Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Post Sun. Nov. 24, 2013 9:32 am

that was a fast hook up! :)
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 Sun. Nov. 24, 2013 9:38 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Thanks.
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Very nice!!! I wish I could have afforded to put the cast iron in my house.


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