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"Frankenstorm" on the way east coast!!!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Pellet-King, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Wind is really starting to pick up here, at at pretty steady 47-50MPH....some real big gusts well over that too. Not a huge amt. of rain....only about .33" since this started this AM.

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Serious gusts now and there are pieces of my roof shingles are all over the yard! !!!
  3. Pierre902

    Pierre902 Member

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    Gusts are picking up but still have power. The temp outside is around 55, but the stove is taking the chill off for the family and Bella could stare at the fire all night.
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  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Nice dog!! They know the best places to hang out....LOL.
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Insurance when emergency conditons are issued, easy to get paid for home damage.
    I lost shingles , green house & other damage from a 100MPH wind storm, insurance Co. came thru fast.

    Good luck
  6. wilburg

    wilburg Member

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    A gust of wind blew my shed completely apart
  7. ghandy131

    ghandy131 Member

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    We are wishing all you that are closer to this storm all the best. Out here in Central MA I've got leaves all over the yard, clearly a slip and fall hazard. Lost our power for 1 minute, couldn't even get to the generator and stove didn't even have a chance to cool off. Ice storm of 08 (lost power for 8 days, genee worked well), and Halloween snow last year were far more problematic. We feel for those that are getting impacted by this thing, its no fun.
  8. Melissa220

    Melissa220 Feeling the Heat

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  9. Melissa220

    Melissa220 Feeling the Heat

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    I'm hoping for the same there too....and here. I have relatives in the Oneonta vicinity
  10. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Burning Hunk

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    I just found out that i have a great natural draft.. power went out while the stove was running full force.. no smoke in the house.
  11. Melissa220

    Melissa220 Feeling the Heat

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    Nice. I am hoping I don't have to find that out anytime soon.....
  12. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    I had to disconnect my OAK, all that DAMP outside air makes too much caked ash in the burnpot and stops the fire overnight. With no OAK connected the pellet stove works fine!
  13. Melissa220

    Melissa220 Feeling the Heat

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    I didn't have an OAK installed. The installers told me one wasn't needed. And I asked two different times to make sure; especially after all I have read on this site.
  14. shtrdave

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    Upper 30's here right now, with a lot of rain and wind starting to pick up, luckily my place is built in a hole so it is surrounded pretty well. I don't have my stove on yet, the weather is to get back to warmer temps so I figured I didn't need it, but it would have been nice just to burn off the dampness, maybe tomorrow night they say it is going to be worse tonight and tomorrow.

    Be well everyone in it's path.
  15. Paul Raz

    Paul Raz Feeling the Heat

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    What's an OAK? Excuse my ignorance.
  16. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    Outside Air Kit
  17. Northwoodneil

    Northwoodneil Feeling the Heat

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    Outside Air Kit. Brings in outside air for combustion.
  18. Buc White

    Buc White New Member

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    I feel for the shoreline members of CT. Been watching the news for most of the day and they are getting pounded. There has been minimal rain here but sustained wind. Trees down all around me. I have to go to work at 11 tonight also to deal with this beast. Good luck everyone. Stay safe
  19. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    pretty calm here now. had some big gusts around 5pm, lost cable @430 power was out @515 genny going strong on the whole house..very warm, pushing 69, not much wind and the occasional down pour, so...is that it? In typical national grid rehoboth fashion the power should be on again by sunday...should i cancel work fpr tomprrow in central mass or not?
  20. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Actually the OAK keeps the house more comfortable by not sending heated ROOM air up the flue pipe. I would really like to get some Selkirk DT venting. That is the way to go because it heats the OAK air! I do sell it!
  21. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Well with down trees and no power, it may be hard to fix a pellet stove by testing parts that work on AC?

    I still have power and cable. Just a couple big limbs broke on our Flowering Bradford Pear Tree. It was the perfectly shaped tree but not the perfect tree because it gets top heavy with age. :-(
  22. Millsk

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    Calming down in Eastern CT. Supposed to blow 30 the rest of tonight and drop to the 20s tomorrow. If you live by the shore, the storm surge is still coming, another hour before high tide in CT. Everyone stay safe, it's not over yet just not as crazy.
  23. P38X2

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    2 3/4" of rain and fairly stiff wind with gusts to 45 here. Power hasn't even flickered. I got the temp in the house to "nursing home" levels in anticipation of a power outage. Generator was ready to power various items including my box fan to extract heat from the gas fireplace if need be. I was excited for the challenge of a somewhat dangerous weather event, with all the hype, but it hasn't happened yet.


    Then I see some of the damage you guys have reported and catch bits and pieces on TV and it puts an unsettling perspective on things. Hope you and yours are safe.
  24. Paul Raz

    Paul Raz Feeling the Heat

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    Gotcha. Tks
  25. shtrdave

    shtrdave Member

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    We got it all going on here right now, low 30's rain, thunder lightning snow wind, power flickers once but still have it. Off to bed see what happens through the night.

    Good wishes going out to all close to the storm.

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