Winter Holding Fast - February 2018

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Post By: coaledsweat » Sun. Mar. 11, 2018 8:36 pm

I got a hold of a ton and a half of Lehigh and now I'm back to the Blashack. I sure wish it was the other way around.

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Post By: k-2 » Sun. Mar. 11, 2018 10:17 pm

I think it was warmer in February Yikes! Not bad today, I took 16 buckets of ashes out ,took advantage of 41 and sunny.

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Post By: gaw » Sun. Mar. 11, 2018 10:21 pm

40 earlier today, 72 right now :D It's amazing what a couple of hours at 30,000 ft will do.

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Post By: 2001Sierra » Sun. Mar. 11, 2018 10:47 pm

:yes: South I assume, I will be in Port Canaveral a week from today.


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Post By: gaw » Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 7:40 am

2001Sierra wrote:
Sun. Mar. 11, 2018 10:47 pm
:yes: South I assume, I will be in Port Canaveral a week from today.
Yes! West coast Fla.

This weather is better than PA right now.

Have fun next week.

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Post By: lsayre » Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 9:17 am

Well, February did not hold fast and eventually it drifted into March, but I can say that March has been well colder in these parts than February was. I'm burning more coal in March than I did in February.

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Post By: freetown fred » Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 10:15 am

I've burnt the same approx. amount since Sept.-- 40--rarely 50 lbs per 24 hrs. I'm thinkin I gotta get rid of this piece of crap HITZER & find something I have to constantly screw around with!! NOT!!! LOL

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Post By: lsayre » Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 10:43 am

freetown fred wrote:
Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 10:15 am
I've burnt the same approx. amount since Sept.-- 40--rarely 50 lbs per 24 hrs. I'm thinkin I gotta get rid of this piece of crap HITZER & find something I have to constantly screw around with!! NOT!!! LOL
Is your chair a bit closer to the Hitzer in March than it was in February? :)


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Post By: freetown fred » Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 1:30 pm

Come on Larry, this isn't political where people argue/discuss just cause they can, this is HEATING reality. :)

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Post By: windyhill4.2 » Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 1:48 pm

freetown fred wrote:
Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 1:30 pm
Come on Larry, this isn't political where people argue/discuss just cause they can, this is HEATING reality. :)
The HEATING reality is that the Hitzer & the House are working together...No matter the outside temp ,from 35* down to 10* below zero, the inside temp is always the same & coal consumption only rarely varies upward by 10#.
This has to mean that the colder it gets outside.... the tighter the House squeezes itself so the Hitzer can consistently burn the same amount....When the outside temps go up....the House opens up so the Hitzer can consistently burn that same amount...

Meanwhile ... inside temps.... are always the same.... maybe 1* variation. ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Post By: freetown fred » Mon. Mar. 12, 2018 2:11 pm

Right on the money WH. Once these 150 yr old post & beam walls, plus stone foundation absorb the heat, she holds on to it. :) On the few 70* days I do open a couple window stats in the stove room during sun light hrs.

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