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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by wolfkiller, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. David Tackett

    David Tackett Member

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    That is cold dude. Only got down to 34 degrees here last night. Got the fire a burnin'.

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  2. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Did you get out in time, or did you have to evacuate?
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  3. wolfkiller

    wolfkiller Burning Hunk

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    All our cars have block heaters, oil pan heaters, battery heaters ect.
    Tip for the day. If your car won't start due to cold put hot coals in a large pan cover loose with foil and slide it under the oil pan. Put a quilt on the hood. Wait 1/2 hr and it will be warm.
  4. SmokeyCity

    SmokeyCity Feeling the Heat

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    >>> I respect you guys up there but, I am glad I do not live there.

    Me either but I would love to visit regularly
  5. Gregg

    Gregg New Member

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    ouch, you need to move to South Alabama where I live, longer bikini season,,,
  6. bag of hammers

    bag of hammers Minister of Fire

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    One weekend about 15 years back at a friend's camp the mercury dropped out the bottom on the outside thermometer (+40 to -40 range). 1 of our 3 trucks started on Sunday (not mine - crowded ride home). One guy blew the valve covers off another trUck trying to start it with ether in the carb. Some guy at a nearby camp ( hoods up everywhere) used a Coleman stove under the oil pan and got his going that afternoon. Next weekend it was drizzling when I returned to get my truck. We get the dog's breakfast of weather here but overall the last few winters have been relatively mild. Last year one cold night -35 and the Osburn did a nice job keeping us comfy. This year has a strange ominous feel to it though - guess we'll see....
  7. wolfkiller

    wolfkiller Burning Hunk

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    Getting cooler.
  8. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Good to see you are in for a heat wave this weekend.
  9. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Awesome....must feel good to know you keep the house warm at such low temps.

    I myself love low temps....it's like the world changes during those times. We get to -10 or so each year, but not for long enough for my liking.
  10. wolfkiller

    wolfkiller Burning Hunk

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  11. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    All my stuff starts fine, my car and truck are bith diesel.
    I'll usually plug in whatever I'm driving when it's around -10 or colder though. Have had to fire up my truck after sitting overnight in -45* and it didn't like it!
  12. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Brrrr! Haha!

    It's 5* here, so not too bad. Supposed to get in the mud 30s this weekend. I hope so, plan to be cutting wood.
  13. rideau

    rideau Minister of Fire

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    -35 and soapstone slabs on the hood of the car, covered by blankets = car starts within 10-15 minutes. Or, of course, I can use the block heater....
  14. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    a few years back we rented a place up in the High Peaks that had a wood insert. Went out to get some more wood and realized it was 2 degrees out. I really think there's something about lower humidity or something, because I know 20 feels colder here!
  15. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Gonna be a cold one tonight. 2230 and it's already -5*. Radio was saying -10 to -15 in the morning.
  16. wolfkiller

    wolfkiller Burning Hunk

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    Our cars have electric heat pads on them. We plug them in.
    One trick if it is to cold to start your car is a pan of charcoal briquette under it for 1/2 hr.
    I knew a family that lived in a cabin up north that would derail the oil out of there car every night and put it inside by the wood stove. They would bring the battery is as well. In the morning they would dump the warm oil in the motor wait 10 min and start it up.

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