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Holy crap - is it comming down!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by elkimmeg, Feb 12, 2006.

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  1. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    I got around 5 am about an 1" you know what's the big deal , loaded the stove went back to bed.
    7:00 About 4" now over 6. Its so hard to get a good reading as the winds are wipping it.
    This is pretty intense as imbeaded thunderstorms are occuring. None here yet, but not to far to the east they had one

    After 8" I'll be out plowing, that is If I have any visability, IT is nasty out now

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  2. Mike Wilson

    Mike Wilson New Member

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    Been snowing here all night, but with 45 knot winds there is hardly any snow accumulation. Most of the driveway and walkways are completely clear, just a lot of snow drifts up against things like bushes, trees, and my back door. Keep the wind blowing! Then I don't have to fire up the snow blower and move it myself.

    -- Mike
  3. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    Please note I did mention loading my wood stoves In tune with being Hearth related

    Reading Sunday paper I come up with this Fiberglass Insulation cost

    R 11 Kraft Faced $.22 Per SQ FT

    R 19 Unfaced $.36

    R 19 Kraft faced $.39 per Sq Ft

    Prices from Grossman's Bargin Outlet
  4. wahoowad

    wahoowad Minister of Fire

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    No storm but we did get about 6 inches here in VA

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  5. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    The Temp just dropped from 24.5 to 18 within the last few minutes?
    IT's comming down even harder and we could have about another 8 hours of this
  6. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    You are right but evididently this Grossman's is a salvage type clearing house and bought a supply of remaining
    R- 11. R-11 may still be manufactured but higher densities, the common R is R-13 or R-15
  7. mtalea

    mtalea Feeling the Heat

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    Hey Elk.......freakin blizzard here, already have 16+"

    Stove is kickin thou....

    Gettin ready to break out my arctic cat
  8. bruce

    bruce Member

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    16? where you at?
    only 3 or so here in the poconos
  9. Sandor

    Sandor Minister of Fire

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    I used R-15 in a home I built several years ago in WV. (The ex has it now)

    It was kinda firm/dense compared to R-13 and really good to work with. Should be code in 3.5" walls!
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    No blizzard here in south eastern Ohio, but we got 6 inches also and still coming down.

    CB
  11. mtalea

    mtalea Feeling the Heat

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    Bristol CT


    snowing like a groan here..supposed to get 18-24 on last update
  12. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    You have an Artic Cat What's The Mpg on that thing Here is what I'm going to fire up John Dere 500c

    I have to make the initial cuts in all my driveways. Got to clear off the truck now and go Catch you all on the back side

    Over 11" now

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    Sundeep Arole New Member

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    The link doesn't work, Elk. Get a message that I am not authorized.

    Don't know how much snow here in Framingam, but looks like 6" to 8" right now. Pretty scary conditions - I'm not going out today, for sure.
  14. count brewski

    count brewski New Member

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    almost a foot here south of Baltimore
  15. mtalea

    mtalea Feeling the Heat

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    Arctic Cat ZL 600EFI

    12-18 mpg

    Runs like like a champ
  16. HarryBack

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    Western MA, 10:12 AM, still snowing ALOT, around 12" now. I dont burn wood, but I do SHOVEL my dirt driveway, 140' of rock-strewn heaven! Hey....I keep reading all you wood guys talking about the therapeutic effects of splitting and stacking and hauling your wood, but in the next breath you talk about plows, snowblowers, etc. AH.....the therapeutic effects of my snowshovel......
  17. mtalea

    mtalea Feeling the Heat

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    Welp I burn pellets...and it is rewarding.the exercise is intense...carry 40lb from garage to living room....heart is pumping now....rip open the bag....feel the burn....pour it into the hopper...wow what a work out.....relax on couch....rebuild those muscles....lol

    Much more of this and I will be muscle bound
  18. HarryBack

    HarryBack New Member

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    dont forget mtalea, that you also need to stack those pellets in the garage, so you get to be looking quite buff TWICE! Ivve typing like mad before my power goes out...our lines go through alot of overhanging trees and such.....
  19. mtalea

    mtalea Feeling the Heat

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    This is true, I forgot about that....no wonder I look so good......not

    Not sure if power will go out here or not....but i do have a battery backup for my stove..thank god
  20. HarryBack

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    bah! when our power goes out, Im gonna tell countless stories of the "good ole days" to my kids.......power out for weeks on end, having to shoo the polar bears away from the woodpile in the back 40 all the while dodging the trees which were snapping due to the extreme cold weather, making a stop every once and awhile to put our bare feet in some fresh cow manure to warm them, looking forward to getting back into the house to play a rousing game of tiddly-winks, and dang happy to be there!
  21. mtalea

    mtalea Feeling the Heat

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    Where r u at..ie; location
  22. mtalea

    mtalea Feeling the Heat

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    Here are some pics

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    mtalea Feeling the Heat

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    heres another

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  24. begreen

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    Sunny and calm here on the other coast :). Though our families are on the east coast. I can hear my sister-in-law complaining all the way out here.
  25. mtalea

    mtalea Feeling the Heat

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    Latest Info for my area...........
    Heavy Snow / Wind
    Heavy Snow / Wind High
    21° F
    Precip: 100%
    Snow will be heavy at times along with gusty winds. High 21F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. 8 to 12 inches of additional snow expected. Total storm accumulations 20-30 inches.
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