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Posted By Huntindog1,
Jan 20, 2013 at 6:58 PM
Just jerkin' yer friggin chooch. (ya gotta watch the video pasted above, if you haven't already). Stay warm! Rick
yup thats him. He drives a tow truck or something. he is something else.
Cold here in MN tonight at -11 and tomorrow it's -3 daytime and -13 at night. Yeehaw... I like to run right up till the last minute so I was cleaning my chimney from below in the middle of the night last night. Got it all cleaned up and fired the stove up, woke up to the house at 71 degrees (Was 67 when I started the stove before going to bed). I don't want to imagine how hard the furnace would have to work to maintain that temp.
Nice part about cleaning from the bottom when it's so cold and windy out, everything fluffy gets sucked up and out the chimney! Here's some pictures from before and after I posted in another thread: https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/project-old-non-epa-stove-slammer-install-looking-for-advice.103780/ Too bad I didn't get a chance to finish doing my final install of the secondaries before the cold snap got here, but really with a little finesse it doesn't make a ton of smoke.
Fossil, thanks for that link.
"Ciuccio", never bothered to find out what that meant, just that when I walked into a room, my Swiss/Italian relatives always seemed to use that word..a lot.
Ain't it the truth. The colder than normal November put a large dent in my yearly ration. Today it was sixty and the stove went cold and I was looking at the shed and wondering if it is gonna make the stretch run. Then I came in and looked at the forecast.
When we hit 40ish a few days ago, the stove cooled down.
Now, it's a choochin fool.
Tuesday night: -4
Wednesday night: -13
The killer is going to be Wednesday and Thursday when the highs are only 12 and 14 respectively...
Took advantage of the warm day today to stock up the porch rack and clean out the stove and cat.
It's going to be chilly in our house, the stove can't keep up with that kind of cold.
Bringing in a lot of wood tomorrow, aww yeah, a friggin' choochin' pile eh friggin' BT-friggin'-U's!
Gonna move this one to the Inglenook now. Check out the new Wunderground Wundermap for a cool view of the conditions in your area, county, state. Stay warm folks.
Looks like teens for highs and single digit lows for the next few days here. Shouldn't be anything the Republic can't handle, we'll just have to feed full loads. We've got a wind advisory tonight into tomorrow (again, just had one from sat into sunday) so depending on the direction of the winds, the VF might kick on a few times (if it's s, sw, it hits in the right way to sneak in around the front door and make the corner the VF lives in cool enough for it to pop on. Anything from the north makes it a little cooler in the stove room due to the hole in the ceiling letting the wind that blows in the ridge vent come in. Really gotta fix that.
Time to stock pile the wood in the house. With temps bottoming out around zero for the next few days this should last me until this weekend. If I can keep the house around 70 I'll be doing good.
No thanks. I'll keep the wood out on the porch. btw, the cold is already here! Got chilled to the bone this afternoon.
I have to chuckle a bit on the subjectiveness of what "cold" is.
Just think back to when you were in Maine Nate.
You're doing good. That would last me about 3-4 days if we got that cold.
Right, what is even better is that we get 3 inches of snow and traffic goes to a stand still. A normal 15min drive takes 2 hours.
Same here. I don't mind driving in snow, grew up back east, but you are taking your life in your hands the way some folks out here drive in snow. However, the difference being your road crews are good and the roads are passable within a few hours. Here it can be days and smaller side streets may never get plowed.
I saw today that your neck of the woods had a high around 15 today. Nice.
Those are some majorly large splits for an F3.
Yes, you are correct sir. The bigger ones are white oak.
We will have guys that live just a few miles from work call in saying the roads are too bad, can't make it in. My drive is about 50 miles and I will be at work on time, trying to figure out where the heck everyone else is at. Been two or three times this winter alone I just had time to make it into work and get told to go back home, we are shutting down for the day, the roads are too bad. uh...ok? (good thing I'm on salary)
I was late once this winter (well so far), there was a 4-5ft tall drift across my driveway and I couldn't get my car out of the garage. Called the boss to give him a heads up... actually woke him up, (I guess I leave for work before he even wakes up)
Got dressed up in about 10 layers (was windy as heck) and cleared a path with teh snowblower and headed to work. Ended up being about 5 mins late.
Got talked to about needing to show up to work on time
It's been about 12 years since I moved away, but with the ~18 years I lived in northern Maine, generally speaking it got colder than it does here in South Central AK. Also snows much more.
Coldest I have seen in the ~8 years I have been in AK was -31*. Coldest I saw in Maine was -46*
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -18. Wind chill values as low as -33. West wind 6 to 9 mph.
• Wednesday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 3. Wind chill values as low as -31. West wind around 7 mph.
This is for our area.
I had that happen several times. I live 51 miles from the plant. Pissed off my own brother, I'd show up, and he would call in. He lived 3 miles from the plant. I'd call him when I got in, just to fxxk with him.
Anyone catch the Non Sequiter comic this weekend? Love Wiley Miller.