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Right nippy in the ridges tonight

RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior MemberPosts: 4,646 Senior Member
Except for the hardiest greens we'll lose what's left of the garden tonight. Already have the stove going and it feels good.



'bout time if you ask me.
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  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    Do you plug that thing in?????
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    KENFU1911 wrote: »
    Do you plug that thing in?????

    For the blower fan yes but if you mean is it fake or something, no. that is a hardwood fire. Ash mostly
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  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    Very nice...........I got an old ugly one in the shed........no time to install in this year.....MR Heater will have to do..............till I can do the brick work.........and stove pipe...............and then..........find something other than the local Juniper for fuel..........grrrrrr
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    KENFU1911 wrote: »
    Very nice...........I got an old ugly one in the shed........no time to install in this year.....MR Heater will have to do..............till I can do the brick work.........and stove pipe...............and then..........find something other than the local Juniper for fuel..........grrrrrr

    We burned a bunch of old, dry Red Cedar last year and the creosote was ridiculous in the pipe so no more. We have whole house HVAC but this little ol stove heats this 2 story house just fine.
    Based on pics he's posted CaliFFL has a similar model to ours but his is bigger that ours.
    Anyway, after a long hot summer that lingered. rifle deer season opens next Saturday, it's cold and we have a fire. God is in his heaven and all is right with the world.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    The 110 degree summer we had a while back provided me with a couple of cords of red oak to burn in my stove, at the expense of some great summer shade trees. But it only gets cold enough to use it, about 3-4 times a year. The main reason I have it is for those once per decade power outages we get when the trees freeze and take out power lines. I usually don't fire it up till the temperature stays in the thirties for several days.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    It got down in the 50s here in FLA with this Cold Front blowing in, feels like it's freezing to us...............:tooth:
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,143 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    It got down in the 50s here in FLA with this Cold Front blowing in, feels like it's freezing to us...............:tooth:

    Yup, even down south its cool. Was 49 when I woke up at 0dark30. Its up to 61 now with a expected high in mid 70s later. Good grass cutting weather, but not so good for the beach.
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  • sherwoodsherwood Senior Member Posts: 1,220 Senior Member
    Firewood and kindling is in and stacked. Another stack by the sliders. I guess I have about 1/2 cord left in the main pile. I still need at least 2 cords for the rest of the winter.
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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,615 Senior Member
    For the blower fan yes but if you mean is it fake or something, no. that is a hardwood fire. Ash mostly

    Me too. I have about 5 cords of ash ready to go, we fired up the stove Wednesday.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member

    Rained and more to come and abit cool
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Here in Houston we've got our first hint of cool weather today, last night it was in the 50s (brrr) and today it will scarcely break 75.

    We've got our snowshoes all ready by the front door.
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Re: Right nippy in the ridges tonight

    Wasn't me. Must have been a couple of my cousins.
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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,928 Senior Member
    We have been getting down into the 20s at night and high 40s to low 50s day time.

    Should be getting my new forced air heater installed next week, have been without one since last year.
    We have been on the list for awhile to get it done but here in North Dakota companies have a hard time getting workers, everyone is looking for the big money in the oil fields but they are short handed too.

    I also bought a wall mounted 30,000 BTU propane heater that I will be installing.
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    South Miami - Reporting in at 51 F at 6 AM today, Nov 2, 2014. Cold as it has been since last March or so, and this is a record low temp for us for Nov 2nd. The high today will be only 73 F. Lovin it!

    D
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  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    The whole country is in the grip of a global warming freeze. It got down to 58 here last night, and today it will top out at only 72. On top of that, there's a 30% chance of rain. This is insane. How can people live like this?
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    We're expecting our first frost tonight.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    I was cold this morning with a stiff breeze blowing. We went out and had a work day at deer camp. Carried a truck load of fire wood, stacked that up and cut some more we had scoped out. Cut brush and raked things clean for fire safety. We stayed busy and worked hard but never broke a real sweat in these temps. It was a great day and I am loving this weather. No bugs!!!
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    No bugs is one of the benefits
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    No bugs is one of the benefits

    Yep but it's funny because at the end of a long cold winter, when you're sick of it, you get the first warm day and the dang bugs are back!
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  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    At daylight this morning it was 32 degrees, and we had a heavy, killing frost. Ice on the windshield had to be scrapped off. I'm talking about north Flahdah, not North Carolina! Records over the last 100+ years show our first frost never occurs before about 21 November. Call it global warming or global freezing or whatever you want, but our weather patterns have definitely changed!`
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    This afternoon we actually cranked up the furnace and blew out the dust from the heater fins (we've got central AC, central gas heat).

    Somehow someone slipped up totally and when they built our apartments, they used lots of thick brick and insulation and other goodies. Instead of paper thin walls we can never ever hear the neighbors. And we've got good, proper capacity Carrier AC and gas heat units, too. And the landlord keeps 'em serviced!

    I know this sounds weird but it's true -- our electric bill in the center of summer is about $100/mo and our winter gas bill is about $30. So we're lucky with good insulation and good quality heating and cooling units. The ducting systems are also proper size so we get smooth temp transitions all thru the apartment, no real hot or cold spots, which also helps keep the bills low.

    Anyway, today it was about 73 max outside, the next few days we're looking at highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s. We get this for about 5-6 more weeks and then we get more chilly and rainy weather.

    Like most very warm climates, our "winter" is approximately the same as mid-state areas might have in their fall or spring -- cool and rainy, occasional dips toward freezing but rarely below that.

    Did I mention that I hate snow?
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Records are made to be broken. In my lifetime here on the Texas Coast I have seen many broken both cold and hot. I remember back in 1983 we had a freeze we thought was to end all freezes. On Sunday December 25, 1983, it got down to an unheard of 12 degrees F. But just 6 years later on December 25, 1989, we had a record breaking low of 8 degrees F. One big difference was the 89 freeze was below 20 degrees for one night. In 1983 though it only got down to 12 degrees, it didn't get over 20 for nearly a week. It was the cause if the biggest fish kill on record. In 1989, though the temperature got down to 8 degrees, it didn't stay below 20 for one or two nights. Don't get me wrong, 1989 was a wooly **** for a day or so and freezing the bay over in a single night, but the lasting cold of 83 had far worse effects on both fish and Plumbing. We just aren't rigged for such lasting cold.
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    samzhere wrote: »
    This afternoon we actually cranked up the furnace and blew out the dust from the heater fins (we've got central AC, central gas heat).

    Somehow someone slipped up totally and when they built our apartments, they used lots of thick brick and insulation and other goodies. Instead of paper thin walls we can never ever hear the neighbors. And we've got good, proper capacity Carrier AC and gas heat units, too. And the landlord keeps 'em serviced!

    I know this sounds weird but it's true -- our electric bill in the center of summer is about $100/mo and our winter gas bill is about $30. So we're lucky with good insulation and good quality heating and cooling units. The ducting systems are also proper size so we get smooth temp transitions all thru the apartment, no real hot or cold spots, which also helps keep the bills low.

    Anyway, today it was about 73 max outside, the next few days we're looking at highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s. We get this for about 5-6 more weeks and then we get more chilly and rainy weather.

    Like most very warm climates, our "winter" is approximately the same as mid-state areas might have in their fall or spring -- cool and rainy, occasional dips toward freezing but rarely below that.

    Did I mention that I hate snow?

    This proves my long term theory, it doesn't matter what the temp in the house is, What matters is are you comfortable? I've installed radiant floor heat for customers and they love it. The furnace isn't running but it's warm and comfy.

    We have a 2 story house with lots of shade trees Our Southern exposure has lots of windows, the Northern side just a few small ones, so we benefit from passive solar heating and a wood stove which only costs sweat equity.

    In Summer with a centrally located staircase we open all the windows and get a terrific updraft of drawing in air from the downstairs windows and exhausting it out the upstairs ones. We generally make it through June with no A/C. But then humidity trumps all.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    Yeah, your right, Randy; thermostat indicates it is 70 in here, but, it feels cold.

    But, my office is warm enough.

    29 when I got up this AM.
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    This proves my long term theory, it doesn't matter what the temp in the house is, What matters is are you comfortable?

    That pretty much sums it up. Thankfully my girlfriend and I both are comfy at approx the same general temperature -- we both like it slightly cooler w. a gentle breeze. So we keep the ceiling fans on low (we've got 3 very nice 5-blade fans in the apartment) and we're good to go.

    Which helps with the electric bill. To live in Houston and have a 100-buck summer electric bill is pretty amazing. Hey, better to put the money into thy purse, as Iago recommends.
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