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Cold Weather Burning

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by thewoodlands, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    We already had -22 so whats 6 more degrees below zero. :vampire: I'll keep you updated on the outside temps and also the inside temps.

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    -1 wind chill -16
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    -41°C now with 5km/h wind. School busses cancelled.
  4. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    WOW does -41 feel any different than say -20?
  5. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Yikes, I am sure it does! -3 here and I thought that was COLD :sick:
  6. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    yea, 24 degrees differance......lol sure make a -3 feel pretty good.
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  8. Naandme

    Naandme New Member

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    Got up to -3 outside house was a nice 72 loaded the stove after a 7 hour burn had to break out the hickory lol Reloaded with osage and a piece of red oak. Great thing about the midwest alot of great hardwoods in our area. Stay warm all, I figured a break from cutting was due today
  9. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Warmed right up to a toasty -23°C now with 15km/h winds. Which way to the beach? Time to call it a week and go home to a nice warm house so I can bring Mrs. LL some more firewood. I made sure to fill the storage box for her this morning and I put a roaring fire on to warm the house for her.
  10. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    PFFT! So I get home to an empty house with just a few coals in the stove and the furnace running. Oh well... at least the wood box still has lots of wood and I got to take out some ashes.
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Jay, you get a lot hotter than us in the summer and many times you get much colder than we do. We can thank the Great Lakes for that! It sort of moderates our temperatures most of the time.
  12. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    17 outside now with SW wind @7MPH.High of 20-25 today & tommorow.Warmest its been here since Monday afternoon.Its not a 'thaw' but I'll take whatever I can get this time of year.
  13. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I have frozen body and water pipes.......Lol Living out in the country is tough with out wind blocks. Growing trees as fast as I can. Next purcase WIND-GEN..... Oh Gas furnace is down as well.....Pure Wood Power and its me or Mother Nature going to WIN this fight to day...lol She is Kicking my @ss! Bright side the wood furnace is now blazing with 2 year old mulberry beech and white oak. Couple hours and I will give her a run for the money.
  14. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Isn't that the truth, even worse on a ridge. I'd probably burn half the wood if I was 3/4 mile away and 500 ft down on a mature treed city block in the valley.
  15. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Ja, but that wind is drying your wood in heaps. I don't do so well with heaps.

    It's fairly flat here and the house is well treed in so it takes some of the edge off the wind. I often see 2 to 5 degrees warmer on my outdoor thermometers than what the weather service reports out at the International Falls MN airport, 8 miles away.

    Speaking of weather service, the prognosticators are saying two more nights of -31°C and then it's supposed to warm up into the minus teens.
  16. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Yep, take the good with the bad. The bad part is having to have a shed on the windward side of the house for drying and a second on the leeward side to keep me out of the wind in the winter. That means another weekend lost to stacking wood :shut: Hopefully, I'll come up with a solution to that and get that weekend a year back.
  17. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Keep your eye out for a burnt out mobile home and use the frame for a mobile woodshed.
  18. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    lol, I was thinking of grading a place for a couple hundred feet of JagsLeeesque windheapenrowsen, a grapple bucket for the tractor and a mail slot style door into a Battenkiln.
  19. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Anything metal becomes brittle. hard on equipment, deadly on humans. Frost bit in just a few minutes.
    Never worked in -40f, our rues shut us down @ -30f.
    Don't want to either.
    40C = 40F == too cold!
  20. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    -40 seems just a small guest of wind would kill you! 5-10 mph
  21. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I'm old and lazy now but years ago I would put in 14 to 18 hour days working outside pipeline construction in -40. In fact when my bank account allowed it, I would turn down Summer work cuz I hated working in the heat and Blackflies.
  22. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Heck these newer stihls in this weather after driving to a site. You have to put them in the cab for awhile to warm them up enough to get them started.
  23. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Most of the pipeline I worked on here was mostly buried in muskeg. Only time we could work on it was winter, building ice roads, excavate & let sides of
    the excavation freeze to be able to get to the pipe, running water trash pumps at -30f takes some learning.
    Someone alway would find the edge of the road. -30 was our cut-off then skeleton crew kept pumps, equipment running until it warmed up)
    A propane weed burner heating the propane bottles so you could get heat.
    But when the welding started, temp cutoff was out the window, can't stop. Never had a mosquito problem though.
    Those were the days.

    LLigetf, do you miss it?

    in a few ways I do, but very few now :)
  24. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Ja, I miss it but my body doesn't. I worked every aspect of pipelining, from the slash at the start to cleanup at the finish and everything in between. Worked some real crazy hours on some jobs, upto 23 hours a day 7 days a week, sometimes as much as 36 hours straight.
  25. mainstation

    mainstation Feeling the Heat

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    1996-- Geraldton Ont. O.J Pipelines Line 3 Spread. -52 C 4 days in a row. Worked every day. Ever see diesel gel and slowly freeze?

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