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Another storm this week .....get stoves clean, generators ready.......

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by imacman, Jan 30, 2011.

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  1. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Yes PelletHeads in the NE....another big one coming. Rumor has it that this could be bigger than last winters blizzard. :ahhh:

    Is this winter EVER going to take a break?????

    www.weather.com/outlook/videos/dangerous-winter-storm-this-week-365

    Stove clean....check
    Pellets indoors...Check
    Generator test run .....check
    Propane tank full....check
    Pantry full....check
    Brewsky's in the frig....OH NO!!!!!!! <runs to store right after posting this>

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  2. save$

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    NP Pete,

    This year is you fellas on the East Coast. Glad your stepping up and taking your turn.

    Eric
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    Everything is getting a work out this season. Snowblower, genny, woodstove, back and broke 2 dang shovels so far. Went to lowes for a new one! Errrr. All I could get was bags of salt/calcium. Found one at a mom and pops hardware store. Left a tip on the counter as I walked out! :)
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    I'll believe it when I see it, that last big storm was kind of a flop up here, eastern MA got nailed though.
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    Fish On Feeling the Heat

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    I can't blow the snow over my snow banks there so high! crazy but I love it!
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    Accuweather is showing just 3 or 4" for my area.
    I hope they are right. No place left to put the snow.

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  8. katwillny

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    Bring on the Snow darn it. Two stoves, 1 snow blower, 1 pantry full of food, 1 generator ready to go. I can remember that we had temps of 106 in NY this summer.
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    imacman,

    No brews ???? Not allowed, must have brews or other suitable adult beverage.

    Let's see:

    1: Pellets indoors, check, at least 8 tons still left
    2: Snowblower, check, gassed up even
    3: Generator, check, gassed up as well
    4: Pantry full of food, check, can go at least three months
    5: Car and a full tank of gas, check (emergency gasoline supply)
    6: Gasoline for fueling the snowblower and generator, check
    7: Snow shovels, 6, check
    8: Roof rake, check
    9: Brews, hey wait a minute, imacman, bring back my brews ;-)
  10. imacman

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    Nah, nah, nah...their mine now!! :coolgrin:

    Oh, and I forgot a couple checks....

    Snowblower & gas....check
    Neighbor whose boat I store in garage...bartered free snowplowing all winter....(he just got home from a week in Florida...I bet HE'S sorry!) ...check
    Smokey's brews in my frig....check and double check! :cheese:
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    Pete, Check your pellet stash! :cheese:
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    This is why I moved South..
    It hit 70 degrees here today.
    But believe me we've had our share of snow, Ice and cold temps.
    My old home town in Gloucester has had temps equivelant to here in Waxhaw.......Till this weekend.

    Bundle up all my NE friends...BEER is a staple as important as bread, milk and eggs. :)
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    I've been out of service since last week... broken differential. I'm supposed to load Tuesday but they are talking 18" of snow for Chicago.... I have to run right thru that... no thanks!
  14. imacman

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    That was #2 on my original list....got 1 1/2 tons of Barefoots and about 25 bags of Rockies all snug in the basement. Then there's the 3 tons of CleanFires out in the pellet shed....not as easy to get to, but if I have to.........
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    I dont mind the snow but I have to say it sucks bad when it snows every week...Whenever they threaten snow, the day and the day after is dead at work...being flat rate, this sucks balls
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    You sure?

    (psst, smokey I made a run while he was heading to your house! scored a few for you too! :) You like Barefoots?)
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    Well they ain't my brews but the stove says yum.
  18. imacman

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    If you got past the whole house alarm, my neighbor who watches like a hawk w/ a loaded rifle in the kitchen, and the dog, you can have 'em. :lol:
  19. SmokeyTheBear

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    There is a good chance of a major ice storm out of this one as well. Snow is one thing, ice is a different matter entirely.
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    So I will pick up 2 bags of their Best Logik-e Pellets for only $0.89 each with the coupon and have almost free heat for the winter storm!!

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    Saw our local forecast this evening. Two storms. One Tuesday with 2-4 inches and one Wednesday 8-12 inches. Smokey, I hope there isn't any ice in this storm! I swear I still have PTSD from the ice storm in '98 that left us with no heat or water for a week. Had a k-1 heater that kept the house about 50 F so our pipes didn't freeze. The rest of the "innovations" are too disgusting to talk about. Lucky for us, Lucus Tree has been here for the past week and cut the limbs near the power line. Wish I had a generator at times like this. I think I could swing it for the generator, but the electric board has to be modified to keep power from feeding back into the system. Someone told me I could throw the master circuit breaker and plug the generator into the dryer outlet, but I'm not comfortable that I won't get spikes that might destroy things like my refrigerator etc. Already have my stash of batteries, water, food, gas and, yes, fresh K-1 and the CO2 detector tested.
    It is what it is.
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    save$.

    I also hope there isn't any ice up this way. I had enough in '98 as well, although it wasn't as bad for us as it was for a lot of folks, we've also missed the last several major outages because of the feed redundancy at the substation just a short distance from here.

    Fortunately my house was built with an interlock set on the power panel and a nice outlet outside. So a generator was planed for, in fact that is how they managed to build the place.

    I got my generator earlier this month, assembled what had to be assembled loaded it with oil and gasoline, fired it up and took a look at its output, shut it down, went inside and made a phone call. That was on January 18. The unit was running electrically hot, over voltage and over frequency. The manual (yep that fine manual) said to call them, so I did, they were out straight so a week later I get a call back from them, I guess they decided that I was the owner of one of their units and they were going to tell me how to adjust the idle speed on it (simple, I had already located information elsewhere and figured if push came to shove I'd be a bad Bear and do the adjustment). So since today was a relatively warm day I rolled the unit out and fired it up and made the adjustment. The generator has all of 17 minutes on it.

    Oh well it is ready.

    I'm still *issed off at the lack of that information in the manual.
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    Best wishes to you eastern folks -- you definitely don't need anymore. Looks like just south of St. Louis will be getting .5" to over 1" of ice. St. Louis - ice with 8-12" of snow. My area (NW of St. Louis) is due for ice then 12-24". Blizzard conditions in Chicago. Calling for -7F Wed night (that means -10 to -12 for us). I know that's sunbathing weather for some of you but pretty cold in these parts. Just today I picked up a Honda EU2000i generator for the stove. I can guarantee we will be without power for an extended length of time. Rural areas always drop to the bottom of the 'restoring power' list.
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    Hello
    I was so close in getting my new LP fireplace working before the last ice storm 2 years ago but it was not ready!! We lost power for 2 days. Have not had any loss of power since then!

    So If we do loose pwr, I have the 30K btu LP fireplace for the upstairs and a 23K btu Kerosene heater for the basement filled with Kleen-Heat. So bring it on!
  25. Dr.Faustus

    Dr.Faustus Feeling the Heat

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    all ready!

    3500 watt gas gen, 6500 watt diesel gen, ariens snowblower with clarence kit installed, 15 tons of stove chow, subaru legacy w/4 blizzaks :)


    even got extra shear pins this time!

    stove gets cleaned tues morning.
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