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start of the spring shoulder season?? NOT!!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by ScotO, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. PapaDave

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    Hehehe, beat me to it LP.
    Relaxation tablet Scotty, it'll be over soon.;)
    We've got another week before we get into steady upper 30's-40's, then the real fun begins......mud.
    Oh, and let's not forget the ticks.:mad:
    Snow and cold doesn't sound so bad now.
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  2. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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  3. NortheastAl

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    Damn, I screwed up that post! Was quoting PapaDave talking about the upcoming arrival of the thawed out ticks. Need another cup of coffee.
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  4. TradEddie

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    Last Saturday I was standing on my roof in a t-shirt sweeping the liner, today it's snowing and the fire is lit again. I had everything put away for the season.

    TE
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  5. ScotO

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    I won't be cleaning up and "shutting down" until the middle of May. I've seen springs like this before. I have a bad feeling we're gonna have a cold, wet summer......
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  6. TradEddie

    TradEddie Minister of Fire

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    I'm only a weekend burner with an insert that's probably too big for a house with poor layout for airflow so I can't consider lighting a fire if temps are going over 50 in the daytime.

    TE
  7. Backwoods Savage

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    We only got a couple inches but no thawing today.
  8. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    Say it ain't so, Scotty!
  9. ScotO

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    I hope I am wrong, but we're long overdue.....
    I look at how the jetstream was all winter long (southwesterly flow). and the past several weeks it's been a northwesterly......
    I hope it doesn't stay like that.
  10. PapaDave

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    If I had put everything away at the first sign of warm weather, there would be icicles hanging in the house, and I'd be dead.
    Oh, but not dead from freezing.....my wife would have done me in, then called an HVAC company.>>
  11. chvymn99

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    I finally got the first fire back in the house with the newly replaced stove today. Suppose to get slush tonight, back to 30's and 40's again for a while.

    I'm hopeing your correct Scotty, about the wetness. We need the moisture even if it puts off my gardening for a bit. With the drought that we had last summer, we need the moisture.
  12. thewoodlands

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    Down to single digits again tonight, looks like the rest of March will be cold for Northern NY.
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  13. bag of hammers

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    Just took the pup out to do her business before we settle in. 4" fesh snow and still coming down heavy. Last year by this time the rocky shoreline was exposed (southern exposure) but today there's still 2 to 2-1/2 feet snow cover. Temps been dropping to @ -16 overnight. The good news is my driveway is frozen up enough to use again. More snow forecast this week. I got a feeling this is going to be a short summer this year.
  14. thewoodlands

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    They're saying we might get 8-12 inches of the wet heavy stuff, dropping below zero tonight in Northern NY.
  15. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    Ice on the tarp this morning, as it went down below freezing on Long island. But it still felt too hot last night — I turned the old style (and innaccurate) thermostat down to 60 downstairs ... which translates to a range of 64-72 upstairs.

    I keep a wall thermometer/barometer/hygrometer in the bedroom, and have monitored the temps which usually swing down to about 65 before the oil furnace kicks in. It rises quickly to 70-72 upstairs (3 bedrooms in use) before stopping.

    That's because all the heat rushes up the stairs and accumulates upstairs, while the downstairs takes a long time to heat up to the point that the thermostat goes off. Very annoying variance between upstairs and downstairs at night, wish it was more even.

    Dual zone heating is not an option, but I think I need to get another thermostat installed if possible upstairs so that the heat turns on and off in a more even fashion (if that makes any sense).

    Will definitely burn some wood in the fireplace today. Have some Sandy red oak and maple that was split down to 2"-3" thick fireplace-size splits last week that is reading 15% on the face ... wondering if I can mix them with some kiln dried?
  16. tfdchief

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    Well, the wood shed is almost empty. Lows in the teens predicted here this week! Usualy in middle of March, I am about done. Doesn't seem to be working out this year. Guess I am going to have to drag some more in the wood shed or I am out in the cold >>
  17. PapaDave

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    Get to work Steve, but watch your back.:eek:
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  18. tfdchief

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    I will Dave. Thanks for reminding me though.;)
  19. PapaDave

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    Yeah, like you needed me to remind you.;em
    I've still got plenty in the shed and just bring in enough for a day or 2 lately.
    Calling for 1-3" for tomorrow, then warming by next weekend. I may not even plow.==c
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  20. tfdchief

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    I have this, on the outside of the wood shed that I think I will use to finish the season. I have stacks that are older but not as handy to get to.
    yd shed 2.jpg
  21. ColdNH

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    12 degrees this morning, actually in the teens for the lows the past 3-4 days, highs in the mid 30s, 10-16" of snow on the way.....

    have about 2 weeks worth of wood left..
  22. glassmanjpf

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    Just about done with the 4 cord allocation for this year. With these cooler temps I'm continuing to burn 24/7 except for the occasional day when someone lets the fire go out. Expect another 2-3 weeks of this then just the occasional night fire. The good thing is next 2 seasons are already split and stacked.

    Global warming? I don't think so....
  23. tfdchief

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    18 tonight. March, IL, What the heck? It feels like February.
  24. granpajohn

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    Real proof of a cold late winter/early spring....Local VA ski resort extending season for the first time ever.
    When a big outfit like this is willing to put money on it; you know it's cold. Quote below:

    In honor of the first day of spring, we would like to officially extend winter! This year, for the first time in Wintergreen's history, we plan to open up in April. In fact, we'll be open this weekend, next weekend, AND the first weekend in April. Our new snowmaking system rocked so hard, we just don't know what to do with everything we've got left, so we figured we might as well ride on it! Official schedule:
    3/23-24: Slopes open 9a-5p, $39 adult, $29 youth
    Saturday 3/30: Slopes open 9a-5p, rates TBA
    Saturday 4/6: Slopes open 9a-5p, rates TB
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  25. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    I woulda, shoulda and almost coulda burned, but I wasn't sure I had enough dry in the mix.
    My fireplace oak splits are 16% on the face, but it's not exactly a very fresh split. Gotta get a bag of that nice smelling kiln birch for the weekend if this continues.

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