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Posted February 16, 2015 - 07:02 PM

Those heaters need air to work. Sometimes while using them in your boots all the air gets used up. Take them out and expose to oxygen and they will start working again. Usually the best way that I have found is to open them up for fifteen minutes or so, then put them in your boots, they will be hot! and stay warm longer.

 

Something else I used to do while hunting was to tape one to the outside of my long johns in the small of my back. The heat would radiate into the veins in my back and make me warm all over. But be careful they get hot and will burn you if placed directly on your skin.

 

Good luck with all the snow and be safe.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 07:07 PM

Bill, It must have went north of both you and I as it didn't get cold enough like they thought for s to get ice/snow here either, just rain.

 

Your right Brian, the low tracked further to the north then they thought so it is still raining but all the ice and freezing rain is in north GA.  Although we still have to watch for black ice in the morning.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 07:24 PM

My Toasti Toes didn't stay toasty long.  Just too darned cold I guess, plus they are old warmers.  I am flat worn out, mostly from getting so bloody cold.  I was at my limit when I finished feeding.  Couldn't feel my feet, and hands and face chilled to the max.

  It will take at least 2 more hours to get snow cleared tomorrow.  Have to go back over most of what I did today, but won't take as long.  I know I'll sleep well tonight & go to sleep early.

  Before pushing snow tomorrow morning, I'm gonna get the loader's heater going.  I looked closer at it tonight & found the wires were torn going to the fan.  Won't take long to rig a temp wire.

  Our corn bin roofs & some of our building roofs have almost 2' drifts on the SE sides.  I don't think I've ever seen drifts on our roofs that deep.  I would have taken more pics, but I was too cold to care!  :D

Maybe they froze up?

 

I had peeled the "Toasti Toes" off my socks & laid them on my computer desk.  They were cool.  But just noticed they were very warm again, so tucked them inside my socks to get that heat!   Guess the cold just overpowered them.

I was beginning to wonder if someone had peed on your 'Toes Toastie's'.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 08:11 PM

Man Daniel, sounds like you all got hammered. I didn't get a single call or email from our plant in Etown, wonder if they shut down or all left early. 

We got about 3", but it's slick out there. We have a couple more inches coming and supposed to be about 5*. Schools are all already closed for tomorrow. 


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 05:55 PM

Couple pics of the snow banks I pushed up.  Been on the loader about 6 hours today clearing more on the farm, then my sisters drive, brother's drive, Josh's drive, Dad's drive and bro-in-law's drive.  I did get my heater in the Cat loader working though, covered the radiator, and actually had to turn the heater off now & then as it got too warm in there.  Temp gauge never came off the cold peg though.

  The piles are higher now, as I got gravel showing after these pics. Now may get anywhere from 1 to 4" more tomorrow.  :wallbanging:   Oh well, the milk truck made it in fine.  He said my farm drive was the clearest he'd seen.

 

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Posted February 17, 2015 - 05:58 PM

Glad the heater is working again. I see the Sun came out. Today was real nice here with very little wind and sunshine. Things melted a bunch!


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 06:15 PM

Last time I seen that much snow on the farm we were kids sliding down the back hill on an old car hood. I remember it busting my butt!!
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Posted February 18, 2015 - 06:59 AM

All my clearing has been masked by about 1 1/2" additional snow and still snowing.
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Posted February 18, 2015 - 07:43 AM

All the drive was showing gravel.P_20150218_073831.jpg
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Posted February 18, 2015 - 07:54 AM

Look at it now.

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 08:19 AM

Wow! Guess you get to play with the loader some more!


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 09:27 AM

 I used to think to myself that you's don't know what winter can be like. Well I stand corrected after seeing the pics etc:what I see in your pics is what its sort of like for our normal winters  .Only thing is we have to put up with stuff like this for 5-6 mths.


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 09:45 AM

The 2 circled lows is what concerns me.  Having a dairy is difficult when it gets very cold.  The real problem is we rarely have temps this cold, so cattle buildings aren't laid out for temps like this.

  Hope we don't have any frostbitten teats.  We've seen as low as -22F a few times in my life, and none of those times were much fun.

 

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Posted February 18, 2015 - 10:50 AM

That's getting mighty cold for there, Daniel!


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Posted February 18, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Hopefuilly your cattle will al make it through fine.

My stupid Boer doe gaot came in the barn this morning, head and back covered with snow....stupid animal! Barn to sleep in and she is out in the freezing snow. Guess they get locked in tonight.


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