Getting Tired Of Fighting The Fight This Winter ...

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Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,311
Long Island, NY
No break, no end. Freaking ice every where.

Roof leak was fun.

Awfully glad I got extra firewood before the holidays, other wise I'd be up the creek with out a paddle.

Ran both stoves & dragged in firewood while the Dixette & company went to FLA to get my Mom for 2 weeks, ice storms, blizzard, it just went on and on.

Thank GOD for Sir Wesley of Plow.

Sub zero again here in Icy Hollow. Hope I don't wake up to a 56F degree house tomorrow morning, yet again, at 5 AM.

I am officially tired.

Vent over, for now :mad:
 
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drz1050

Minister of Fire
Sep 11, 2014
791
Ballston Lake, NY
Haha preach on!

Couple friends have had roof leaks here.. no leaks for my place thankfully, but I have a cistern in my basement that gets pumped out to the backyard when it gets too full.. the hose is frozen solid out there so the corrugated section in the basement sprung a leak.. Luckily not much water is coming in now with the ground being frozen. I sit on shale though, and there's constant drips coming through there.

Officially ready for Spring.. I just hope my cherry tree made it through this!
 

Wood Duck

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2009
4,790
Central PA
Here in PA we have no more than three more weeks of real winter, at the most. In three weeks it will be mid-March, snow will be gone or rapidly melting, and birds will be returning.

Unfortunately in three weeks the supply of firewood I have been trying to move out of a lady's yard in into my trailer will be scattered in a muddy swamp, rather than a nice solid swamp. I am running out of winter.
 
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rdust

Minister of Fire
Feb 9, 2009
4,537
Michigan
I'm about done here too. Extended forecast is still littered with - and single digit nights. Mother nature has to start losing the fight at some point and it has to start warming up, right? What I would give for some teen nights and mid 20 days. ;lol
 

matt1@

Burning Hunk
Oct 8, 2014
110
Berks County, PA
I know the feeling I'm about out of wood and the cold still persists. I too am tired of carrying wood in the house day after day in the ice and snow. Can't believe I burned all that wood!
 

GENECOP

Minister of Fire
Jan 31, 2014
621
Ny
Yup, I'm done, woods about gone, I think we are in the final stretch...after tonight that is...
 

BrotherBart

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I am with ya Dix. Sick of it.
 
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firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,079
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Yesterday's warmer temps -- finally above freezing -- brought a welcome respite for my wife.

Me . . . I would never tell her . . . but I'm loving all the snow and cold since it means several more weeks of snowmobiling. That said, I could probably do without the huge snow storms that we were getting . . .
 

GENECOP

Minister of Fire
Jan 31, 2014
621
Ny
Frozen pipes everywhere, unfroze a customers main the other day, welding co wanted 1100, I got creative and did it, 6 ' of ice in a 3/4" main, did it from inside the house, new trick...
 

xman23

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2008
2,087
Lackawaxen PA
Frozen pipes everywhere, unfroze a customers main the other day, welding co wanted 1100, I got creative and did it, 6 ' of ice in a 3/4" main, did it from inside the house, new trick...
Love to here the trick
 

matt1@

Burning Hunk
Oct 8, 2014
110
Berks County, PA
Me too
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,311
Long Island, NY
Atleast I can proudly say that in all of this mess, I still haven't touched the cord on the back deck.

Looking forward to spring, not to far to go to bring the firewood inside.

After I use the 2 weeks inside the house.

The bottom half of the inside wood rack has been inside for 2 years ;)
 

billb3

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Dec 14, 2007
4,669
SE Mass
5 months to hugging the air conditioner for relief time
 
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BrotherBart

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Yup, I'm done, woods about gone, I think we are in the final stretch...after tonight that is...
Down here we ain't done. Snowed, then snowed on top of it and immediately the sleet fell all night on top of it and one warm day and tonight back into the deep freeze for the next week. What used to be snow out there is now ice. Awaiting the arrival of the stuff that iced in Dallas today. :mad:
 
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Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,311
Long Island, NY
5 months to hugging the air conditioner for relief time
First one that complains about the heat is getting sucker punched !!
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,311
Long Island, NY
Down here we ain't done. Snowed, then snowed on top of it and immediately the sleet fell all night on top of it and one warm day and tonight back into the deep freeze for the next week. What used to be snow out there is now ice. Awaiting the arrival of the stuff that iced in Dallas today. :mad:
Followed by a lovely trip up the East coast. Hot damn !!
 

GENECOP

Minister of Fire
Jan 31, 2014
621
Ny
Customer called told me about the frozen main....I went on YouTube, some guy dug up one end of his frozen main, cut it, exposing one end, his freeze was under his driveway, so he filled a bucket with warm water, took a piece of pex, hooked it up to a small pump, and shot the warm water into the freeze while using the pex as a battering ram, he said he went through 10 ' in about 20 minutes.....I had a different situation, my plumber and I went to the house, the main was in the garage. We removed the meter, there was an angle stop, valve so accessing into the pipe would not have worked, so we cut the main about 6 inches above the floor and QUICKLY installed a new valve....with the valve open I slid a fish tape in to determine how far in the freeze was, we hit ice at about 6'.....I then hooked a piece of 3/8" clear plastic hose to the fish tape, I kept the hose about 1" back from the end of the fish tape...since the water was out at the house we went to the boiler room, and found a 35 gallon indirect WH...we filled a 5 gallon bucket, using my tile saw pump we hooked up the 3/8" hose, slid the fish tape in with the hose attached, and started to pump the hot water in....Pushing the fish tape little by little it began to move in.....after about 20 minutes and 15 gallons of hot water we went through about 6' of ice...all of a sudden we had a gusher, I was working the plug, my buddy was working the fish tape, when he got a face full of ice water he panicked and tried to close our new valve without pulling the setup out...I yelled, pull the tape out, the lightbulb went on, he yanked it back out, closed the valve, re sweat the top of valve to the main, and left a HAPPPY customer......I was skeptical about the process, but I am telling you it worked great....
 
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BrotherBart

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5 months to hugging the air conditioner for relief time
It is self feeding. And has a thermostat. And no need to cut/split/stack electrons.
 
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jatoxico

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Aug 8, 2011
4,218
Long Island NY
Been a brutal February, don't remember seeing so many single digit temps. Yesterday's warm snap was the first time I was able to chop the ice at the end of the drive and get some runoff. Not that the temps stayed above freezing very long before dropping back down.

Anyway hang on Dix, another couple weeks and it will turn.
 

BrotherBart

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I was skeptical about the process, but I am telling you it worked great....
The two most useful sites on the Internet. Youtube and hearth.com.
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,311
Long Island, NY
Been a brutal February, don't remember seeing so many single digit temps. Yesterday's warm snap was the first time I was able to chop the ice at the end of the drive and get some runoff. Not that the temps stayed above freezing very long before dropping back down.

Anyway hang on Dix, another couple weeks and it will turn.
Says he who went south :p
 
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Dix

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May 27, 2008
6,311
Long Island, NY

DougA

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Dec 13, 2012
1,938
S. ON
Just so you know - as soon as the warm weather comes, so will the flooding. It's been a long frigid winter and will be followed by a cold wet Spring.

Thought I would cheer you up.!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes: Wood stoves don't float very well either.

I'm outa here before the snowballs come flying at me. :mad:
 
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