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Burning Season Comes to an End

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by lukem, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Been nice here all weekend. If the forecast holds true I might need a little heat this weekend. Haven't decided if I'll re-fire the beast or burn some propane.

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  2. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Was -3* here this morning <>

    -42* in Deadhorse yesterday.
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    If this cold & snow keeps going here, I'll be getting into the back rows of the 13/14 wood !
  4. nate379

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    I had ran out of wood on the porch a couple weeks ago so I only brought 2 cart loads up. The rack on the porch holds about 1/2 a cord, usually takes 3-4 cart loads to fill it.
    I figured I'd have PLENTY for the couple small night fires, no reason to load up the rack to the brim. Well, have used up almost everything I brought up :eek:
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    A fire night two nights ago. 82 outside right now. All over here for the season. I started moving next season's wood into the shed today. My usual end of season ritual.
  6. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    All you guys who are done burning are the same ones who are going to be running the air conditioners months on end. We put them in here to, but only run them on the really muggy days. Not that often, usually at night for sleeping.
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yep. Most years we could go from burning one day to the A/C the next. Two things about the A/C I have learned. Don't have to cut/split/stack those electrons and they jump into the air conditioner all by themselves.

    And never had an overcool in one of'em.
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  8. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Umm...I'm on a blizzard warning for the next 36hrs. Potential for 20" over the next 48hrs. Can hardly see 200yrds. right now.
    Oh joy, oh happy day!<>
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Be glad you don't live in Maine. It gets muggy there sometimes. ;lol
  10. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    They can keep the muggy, I'll resign myself to burning until mid-June again if I have to.
    Since I was feeling like a wuss, I fired up the grill. BBQ'ed burgers in a whiteout, nothing better.;)
  11. nate379

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    Had been a good 10+ years since I had been to Maine during the summer. I went last summer during August and phew!!! I helped my brother cut/split his firewood, I haven't sweat that much in years!

  12. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    No fire tonight here either. It was 74 today and is still in the 60’s now, windows are open and I can hear the bull frogs on the river. It's suppose to be 80 tomorrow, then 82 wednesday but after rain thursday, Friday will be highs in the 50's lows in the 40’s so I'm not quite done burning yet. I just hope for spring and not just cold to hot like this, I need a few weeks of 70's not just from 50 to 80 in a few days ;)
  13. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    If you like A C , why not electric heat? They both cost like hell to reach a comfort level.
  14. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Still burning here
    Still snowing here
    Still hoping for Spring here :)
    Still Global warming ? ? ? My arse! Not here. ;lol
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Hehheh . . . my sister has been gleefully posting pics of all the snow . . . along with pics of skis in the snowbank . . . she says her co-workers in Anchorage are not so impressed.
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    82 in NJ today! Staying in the mid 50s at night, great sleeping weather. Haven't burned in the furnace in a week.
  17. BrotherBart

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    Actually we can cool the place with two 5,000 BTU window units for around forty to fifty dollars a month in the hottest periods. If I could heat with electric for that instead of three quarters of a cord of wood or more a month I would. Well, and have the same comfort as with wood heat.
  18. Seasoned Oak

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    Snow and wind in denver and upper midwest.
  19. lukem

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    AC is worth every penny. The temp differential you have with cooling isn't nearly as great with heating.
  20. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    No AC here.
    Summer long days in the 60s & 70s.
    AC in the vehicles gets used rarely, on the rare days it breaks 80 :)
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Looks like we will break the record set in 1922 for tomorrow of 89. Third year in a row we go into the 90s in early April.
  22. lukem

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    Sleeping with the windows open last night and tomorrow night. Turn the heat on Thursday. That's how it works in Indiana.
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  23. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    80 here today and forcast 77 tomorrow. BUT by Saturday 55 High and 35 Low Back to reality. Until then ill stock the beer fridge and fire up the Grill.
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  24. MasterMech

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    We have those days too. (I have family out your way so I have experienced Hoosier weather swings.) Drive to work with the heat on, drive home with the AC.

    40 degree swings are not uncommon this time of the year around here.
  25. save$

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    Those warm spells have a habit of getting blocked on the Maine-New Hampshire boarder. Also, we are close enough to the ocean to temper vast temperature changes. We usually go from cold, to cool and damp. July and August are our best months for stable weather. Huge influx of cruise ships then.

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