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** EDIT** EXTREME COLD!! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? NOW THATS ITS GONE HOW DID YOU DO?? WHAT WOULD YO

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by iceman, Jan 13, 2009.

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  1. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    came home at 445pm house is 70 downstairs 68 up WAOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    but i think the therm is set at 68 upstairs???? gotta check

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  2. michaelthomas

    michaelthomas New Member

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    It is -1 right now and the house is 78 downstairs and 62 upstairs. I have had the "30" going 24-7 for the past week and the resolute has had 2Am feedings to keep it going through the night. It was around 62 downstairs this morning and 59 upstairs. It is supposed to be -10 tonight. Up north they are talking -20 to -30 tonight. It is Maine and it is winter so I am not all that suprised that it is cold out? I think I would be more worried if it was 50 out right now:)
  3. Mrs-GVA

    Mrs-GVA New Member

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    Hmmmm.....how do we handle the cold......keep the furnace's set at 73.....then get home from work....and yup,flip the switch on the gas fireplace.....LIFE IS GOOD! ;-)
  4. lexybird

    lexybird Minister of Fire

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    ...dont tell that to Al Gore
  5. WILDSOURDOUGH

    WILDSOURDOUGH New Member

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    High today was 12, low last night -6.5, outside now is -5 :very light wind
    Downstairs is 77, main floor is 71
    Only using OWB, no Lopi
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Hey! What happened to pellets being the best thing going?

    They got ya saying "yawl" down there yet? :lol:
  7. blkshadowsabre

    blkshadowsabre New Member

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    I was told my wood fireplce wasnt goin to be installed till monday,tonight below zero temps is frustrating I GUESS I will have to wait.I cant wait till I get an install.ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. brooktrout

    brooktrout New Member

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    What am I going to do? Burn more wood!
  9. conibear

    conibear New Member

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    Some of you are surprised at this?
    What did you expect sunny and 70?
    It's the middle of January, one of if not the coldest month of the year, and you're bitching about it being cold?

    Read a science book, because you sound like a bunch of ????????

    g w
  10. bsruther

    bsruther Minister of Fire

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    It's -3° here at the moment and the house is warm and comfortable. The furnace has been off for two weeks.
    I'm plowin' through the firewood though.
  11. Scamp

    Scamp Member

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    My poor Encore is forlorn - no fire this evening. Living room was 72 with no fire. Not cold enough to bother. By morning the house should be 55 to 58. Oh boy! Time for a fire!! Wish I could have just a bit of the cold I'm reading about on here. Just a little bit, for maybe two nights...
  12. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Way to go ps. Regardless of how you're heating, you're saving.
  13. North of 60

    North of 60 Minister of Fire

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    Nice second POST. Afraid to see your 1st. UHHHH Welcome to the freindly Hearth.
  14. struggle

    struggle Minister of Fire

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    I am not really sure how to take this line of crap. For the most part I am hoping it is sarcasm but if not you are really up for a fight of a life time on this site making a comment like this. For the most part all of us on this board contribute to it for the pleasure of heating solely on wood heat to maintain a certain level of independence that is now days mostly impossible to do by the larger portion of the public and with that we take a great deal of pride and in the effort of everyone that shares this experience with us as well.

    Yeah we know it is cold outside that is why we heat with wood. If it were not for the cold this site most likely would be filled by a how to dance in a grass skirt in Hawaii or something.

    And for the record it is currently -19 F outside and 80 degrees in my hallway and my furnace is switched off :lol:
  15. Prada

    Prada Member

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    It's -9 right now here in southeastern Ohio with a wind chill of -28 and the furnace hasn't come on at all. The stove room is close to 80 with the window open just a little bit now to keep it comfortable......the bedrooms at the far end of the house are maintaining mid to high 60's. Loving it.......lol
    Yep, this is what's it's all about. ;-)
  16. 11 Bravo

    11 Bravo New Member

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    I wish I had brought more wood up to the front covered porch this fall after it had dried. I am really goin through it..........It's a balmy -2 now at 0400 hrs here, compared to -18 last night.........just throw another log on the fire and crack another Sam Adams...............
  17. rcollman

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    Yawn,
    Last night at 10:30 PM was -21 and I filled up my firebox. Another morning in paradice, still seeking gold stars, I got up to start the cars. Glad I got up. 4:30 AM it was -26 and now -28 at 5 AM. My boiler had reached 175 and shut off. Yet my house temp said 56 and was calling for heat to reach 61 (all things are relative, it is warmer upstairs).

    Humm, I went to my box fan and turned it up to high and pointed it at a standing radiator and told the boiler I wanted 190 degrees. I am guessing my furnace is sized right, I just don't have enough ways to get those BTU's out into my living room when it gets this cold. Nothing new. In a couple of minutes house will start calling for a balmy 65 degrees.

    Good news is that both cars started, mine just barely. Where is that cup of coffee. Ooops the alarm is going off, 15 mintues and I should check on the cars. The usual early riser just got up. Yawn

    Keep warm.
  18. ccwhite

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    Fired last night at about 10:30 outside temp was 0. I don't know how low the temp dipped overnight. Got up at 8:00am temp outside is -7 and inside the temp is holding a steady 72. That's right where I keep the thermostat set. Heat pump has been shut off for weeks now. May get colder tonight .... guess I'll throw on one more log.

    PS: Conibear, welcome to the forum. BE NICE. Tell us about yourself. Lots of nice people on here and we are all here just to talk. If ya don't like the subject or conversation there are plenty of others to choose from. Hopefully you were just trying to be cute.
  19. MishMouse

    MishMouse Minister of Fire

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    Last night it got to -36, currently we warmed up to -33.
    The -36 was so far this seasons low.
    This year has so far been more of a normal winter as for snow, for cold we are running around 10 degrees below the norm.
  20. Henz

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    well, other than a few frozen waterlines we made out well. One more night of this stuff. Had -18 this morning!
  21. jebatty

    jebatty Minister of Fire

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    Hit -36F early a.m. today, again. Same thing early Monday morning. House was only 66F this morning, though, rather that 69F on Monday, so only a 102F temp difference night!
  22. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    N of 60 - you can have your weather back now. I'm done with it. -33F at the house this morning. Closest airport at -36F. Running the cast iron beast full tilt.

    Conibear - I can only hope that it will take another 2 years for you to post something like above. The weather that much of the country is seeing IS unusually cold, so yeah, it warrants some complaint.
  23. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    The worst of it seems to be over in the Upper Midwest. 1 degree and balmy in south-central Wisconsin.
    We've got freezing drizzle expected tomorrow. If it wasn't for the weather, we'd have to complain about
    religion and politics. :)
  24. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    well finally got some of that cold air this morning broke todays record with reports of -13 to -18 in western mass
    man did that feel good to breathe in!! woke up and the house was still at 70 therm set to 66 so my summit is doing its thing... i filled up at 1030last night before i went to bed house was at 74 but outside temp was single digits ... came home from work today house was 69 not bad since i shut my LOVELY SUMMIT down at 630 am and came home at 5pm not bad not bad... 12 hr burns sre common with summits!! ( i reloaded at 515am and shut air down completely around 630)
    gotta do it again all over tonight as we are expected to hit the same lows

    off topic but i wish pe would enamel the summit like the hampton hi300 that would then be the "ultimate summit"
  25. EDGE

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    Well, of course, those of us who live up in the colder, less populated, parts are accustomed to a mite of frigidity. We're acclimated, as they say. The cold just doesn't bother us. Hardly at all. We actually enjoy it.
    Here's what I do whenever it is below -30. When I need to go out to yellow up the snow, I take off my shirt (though I'll admit that I do always keep my ear-flaps down if it is windy), and then I shout "OK, you damn muh-muh-mosquitoes!!! Hu-hu-here's your ch-ch-chance!!! Cu-cu-come and guh-guh-get it!!!" Then I run back in before they can find me.
    This always gives me a chuckle.
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