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Post Mon. Mar. 17, 2014 10:37 am

The one thing good I could see from this winter is a lot less ticks and flies this year hopefully. The frost should have done some damage to the population. I have been seeing some more deer in the fields lately, wow they look thin.
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Post Mon. Mar. 17, 2014 5:41 pm

plumber wrote:I think I should build an outdoor bin as well and stock up. I've only been burning coal for primary heat the last 3 winters, so I guaged my coal usage on warmer winters. I've rounded up to the next pallet, but came up 2 tons short this year. I think I'll add 3 tons to my needs this coming order.
Wow, you guys must have some big houses. I've barely used 2 tons all winter, but then again, my winter doesn't start till Dec., and ends...right about now.
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Post Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 4:06 am

joeq wrote:Wow, you guys must have some big houses. I've barely used 2 tons all winter, but then again, my winter doesn't start till Dec., and ends...right about now.
I burn for 6 months.. It will be 7 months this year if things don't start going the right way!! :lol:

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Post Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 7:21 pm

I take it you're "way" up there Lee.
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Post Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 7:48 pm

joeq wrote:I take it you're "way" up there Lee.
Not really, PA NY boarder.. I run her low and slow in November and April.. Just enough to keep the chill off and my water warm.. :D

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Post Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 8:00 pm

joeq wrote:
plumber wrote:I think I should build an outdoor bin as well and stock up. I've only been burning coal for primary heat the last 3 winters, so I guaged my coal usage on warmer winters. I've rounded up to the next pallet, but came up 2 tons short this year. I think I'll add 3 tons to my needs this coming order.
Wow, you guys must have some big houses. I've barely used 2 tons all winter, but then again, my winter doesn't start till Dec., and ends...right about now.
I burn year round and generally use about 6 ton,this year will be more since it has been so damned cold. My house is well insulated and just under 2000 square feet. I believe we are relatively close. Depends on how and where you burn.

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Post Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 10:22 pm

If you're burning yr round in Ct, then I'm assuming domestic hot water in the warm months?
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Post Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 10:37 pm

Yep - I might be doing the same this year. Going to see if it ends up cheaper than oil - I should know the first warm week in June if it's going to be worth it or not.

If I keep it running, it'll certainly stay looking much better, for much longer. The humid basement wreaks havoc on coal appliances ...
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Post Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 10:53 pm

[quote="Flyer5"]The one thing good I could see from this winter is a lot less ticks and flies this year hopefully. The frost should have done some damage to the population.

How would you explain that the Mosquito is the state bird of Alaska with all their cold :P

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Post Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 11:11 pm

Can't explain it to these Georgians an Tennaseeans, they just don't have any idea what the flies are like in Maine. And there is no way to explain it. It is so funny that when I meet someone from "up there", one of the things that comes up is, "have you figured out how to explain the bugs?" LOL! It just doesnt register with them.

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Post Tue. Mar. 18, 2014 11:17 pm

joeq wrote:If you're burning yr round in Ct, then I'm assuming domestic hot water in the warm months?
Yes for domestic hot water works out well

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Post Wed. Mar. 19, 2014 7:02 pm

Makes sense to me. I just went and bought another weeks worth of Kimmel, cause after the next few days of warmth, the cold front is returning....again!
I had planned on getting 100 gals of oil, (seeing my tank is down to 3/8ths), but I just couldn't get myself to fork out $400, when all I needed was about $50 of coal, to get me thru this spell. A buddy of mine ordered 100 gals of oil (only), and the oil Co filled his tank! He called to complain, and they said it was a lack of communication from the driver. Yeah, right. They did it "twice"!.
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Post Wed. Mar. 19, 2014 7:22 pm

Yea this winter has showed just what we need for coal, when temps stay low, REAL LOW for a month or better. I statrted with 4 tons, plus started burning a month earlier also (oct). was doing good till temps went below 15* for daytime highs, and minus temps in AM for a few months. what I figured would last until end of march/mid april was about gone beginning of febuary. So had delivered,not picked up, 3 more tons bulk coal to almost refilll bin. Have been burning it just like its still in january coldest part of winter. Not many temperate days yet to speak of. So need to add on to coal bin for next winter, and fill so I have 6-7 tons... just in case of repeat colder winters might be coming(trend?).

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Post Wed. Mar. 19, 2014 7:57 pm

What do you mean? Haven't you heard of "Global Warming"?!! :lol:
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Post Wed. Mar. 19, 2014 8:03 pm

I'm supposed to wake up to snow tomorrow morning.
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