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Right nippy in the ridges tonight
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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.
'bout time if you ask me.
Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
For the blower fan yes but if you mean is it fake or something, no. that is a hardwood fire. Ash mostly
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.
Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
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.
Me too. I have about 5 cords of ash ready to go, we fired up the stove Wednesday.
Rained and more to come and abit cool
We've got our snowshoes all ready by the front door.
Wasn't me. Must have been a couple of my cousins.
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.
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
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!
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?
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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.
But, my office is warm enough.
29 when I got up this AM.
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.