Yowza!! -9 for our high today!

Tar12

Minister of Fire
Dec 9, 2016
1,536
Indiana
We are not getting that cold here but much colder than normal...life is good when there is plenty of seasoned Oak on hand!
 
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WriteNoob

Burning Hunk
Nov 30, 2013
197
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
It’s -5 F, here in Eau Claire, on its way down to negative 12. Time to load up, for the night. While it sucks working in this kind of cold, that stove always makes coming home just that little bit better.


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gusguy

Member
Jul 15, 2017
40
Hayward, WI
I don't get your way to often. We built a house last winter on perch lake for work and I've been through Winter on the wheelers a couple times. Pretty country over there.
 
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heavy hammer

Minister of Fire
Jul 18, 2015
1,453
Kirtland Ohio
We are getting some cold as well not that cold but single digits at night and nothing close to 20 till Friday. I have three plus year locust in my stoves now, this is where your stove is worth it's weight in gold.
 
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WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Yep, this is good wood burning weather now. The stove runs good when it’s real cold out with a good bed of coals to light new splits easily. Sometimes I have to let the furnace take over for a few hours while I let the coals burn down for a clean out but I do it during the day when it’s warmest out and I have gloves ready to pick up the pan as some coals will still be hot for some time yet. I leave it outside to cool then.
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/ny/wilmington/KNYWILMI5?cm_ven=localwx_10day

the 10 day forecast for my little corner of the world. winter has arrived.
It looks like you’ll be getting more of our arctic cold weather later this week as we go above 0 again on Thursday but you stay below 0 on that day. And I think energy costs more out east, right now our LP is going for $1.55/g but I filled my tank last July for $1.19/g and I only fill it in the summer. Bundle up! Lol
 

Rich L

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Jan 25, 2008
846
Eastern,Ma.
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We are getting some cold as well not that cold but single digits at night and nothing close to 20 till Friday. I have three plus year locust in my stoves now, this is where your stove is worth it's weight in gold.
Damn heavy hammer you do have some big saws.What are you cutting ?
 

WiscWoody

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A little chilly for us here in Indiana too! Got both wood stoves going and the pellet stove! Lol


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Lol, I have -24::F out now. I’m running my one 2.5CF stove for a 3,000sf house. But I only keep it at 65 when it’s this cold to keep the condensation down some. And I built it myself and it is super insulated and tight as a drum. That is cold for mid-country though and I think many are in the cold now. Be careful and be prepared if your in a rural area driving like up here..._g
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
18,909
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Lol, I have -24::F out now. I’m running my one 2.5CF stove for a 3,000sf house. But I only keep it at 65 when it’s this cold to keep the condensation down some. And I built it myself and it is super insulated and tight as a drum. That is cold for mid-country though and I think many are in the cold now. Be careful and be prepared if your in a rural area driving like up here..._g
Brrrr . . . even colder with the wind chill I'm guessing. At those temps I bet you're seeing machinery doing "funny" things . . . like taking off in a car and feeling as if the tires are blocks of ice, vehicles shifting (if at all at first) as if the transmission fluid has turned into molasses, etc. Makes one wish for balmy temps in the twenties . . . or even the teens. :)
 

toddnic

Minister of Fire
Jul 13, 2013
728
North Carolina
And I thought a low of 3 degrees was looking cold !!!
 

edyit

Minister of Fire
Nov 30, 2014
817
Wilmington NY
great start to the day so far

7:28 AM EST on December 28, 2017 (GMT -0500) |Updated 3 minutes ago

-2° | -15°
-14 F
FEELS LIKE -13°

Partly Cloudy


N
3
Wind SW

Gusts 5 mph

Today is forecast to be MUCH COOLER than yesterday.
 

HitzerHillbilly

Burning Hunk
Oct 18, 2014
190
Northern Indiana
Lol, I have -24::F out now. I’m running my one 2.5CF stove for a 3,000sf house. But I only keep it at 65 when it’s this cold to keep the condensation down some. And I built it myself and it is super insulated and tight as a drum. That is cold for mid-country though and I think many are in the cold now. Be careful and be prepared if your in a rural area driving like up here..._g
We normally heat our house with just our insert, and the geo will run once in a while. But single digits and below 0 temps is a good reason to fire up the Ol’ grandma bear in the basement!


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Jason721

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Nov 4, 2017
47
southern indiana
We normally heat our house with just our insert, and the geo will run once in a while. But single digits and below 0 temps is a good reason to fire up the Ol’ grandma bear in the basement!


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Hello neighbor...my little stove in the house doesn't keep up very well in the temps were seeing...just rambling to the wife today that I should move grandma bear from the shop into the house
 
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jwfirebird

Feeling the Heat
Sep 18, 2017
310
western ny
-11 yesterday with the wind chill we got a bunch of snow too. 0.7 actual temp now of course that when crap breaks, thankfully we are off this week so makes most of it not such a huge deal. the fuel pump went in the wifes car. got the truck driver to put it my unheated garage but i have an old 150k torpedo. but it quit too. so now in order to be able to feel my fingers doing the job had to pay for the pro whatever at home depot, they are the only ones that had one left, box was mangled and it was expensive only reason it was still there.

so any way the stove i lit at like 630 all i have is ash, normal cold practice, close it down all the way like an hour later, normally on low it will bring the house thermo to 70s after lunch, was only like 67 after loading it every 4 hours or so when i went to bed
 

Poindexter

Minister of Fire
Jun 28, 2014
2,063
Fairbanks, Alaska
we're all making posts about how cold -14F is and guys like @Poindexter are just grinning thinking we don't know what real cold is ;lol
Nope, it is all about what you (and your insulation envelope) are prepared for. Cold weather you arent prepared for is no joke.

I remember a few years ago flying into seattle during the worst blizzard they had had in 40 years. Imagine folks in their mid fifties with zero experience driving in that much snow. Even the snow plow operators.

If you are not prepared to be out in it, and dont need to be out in it, stay home.