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#76 shorty ONLINE  

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 05:00 AM

Wow, that adds up fast. I started burning wood this year for the first time. The primary heat is still coal, but there is shortages on that too at times. My delivery guy gets rationed with so many ton a week. And they are loading right off the crusher, there are no stockpiles to fall back on. This mine has been shipping more per day than they can break for to long.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 06:33 AM

I can sit on the deck in shirtsleeves when it's -30 and be comfortable.

I found a picture...image.jpg

:poke: Sorry, it was all I could see in my minds eye. :rolling:
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Posted February 08, 2014 - 08:09 AM

Wow, that adds up fast. I started burning wood this year for the first time. The primary heat is still coal, but there is shortages on that too at times. My delivery guy gets rationed with so many ton a week. And they are loading right off the crusher, there are no stockpiles to fall back on. This mine has been shipping more per day than they can break for to long.

 

Some down south wv.  We are running 90 to 100k tons a day out of our 3 operations here.


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Posted February 08, 2014 - 11:49 AM

My best friend was just charged $4.99 a gallon for 150 gallon. INSANE. 


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 12:39 AM

Fireplaces and wood heaters were mentioned earlier in this thread..................my question is this........how much affect does the fireplace or wood stove have on your homeowner's insurance????/


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 12:59 AM

Fireplaces and wood heaters were mentioned earlier in this thread..................my question is this........how much affect does the fireplace or wood stove have on your homeowner's insurance????/

I just checked on this two weeks ago. For an internal UL listed wood stove/furnace my yearly premium will increase $25/year... One COLD month I think I could easily save $100 on my electric bill. For an external furnace/boiler it would not have any effect.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 11:55 AM

Fireplaces and wood heaters were mentioned earlier in this thread..................my question is this........how much affect does the fireplace or wood stove have on your homeowner's insurance????/


Mine was existing and I asked the insurance guy when he was doing my quote and he told me less than 30 a year difference. He said a trampoline will raise your rates more
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Posted February 09, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Oil not much better just paid 3.95 gal in nj. We been wanting/looking to get a pellet stove.
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Posted February 09, 2014 - 03:29 PM

I paid 3.65 last time

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 03:49 PM

Last Monday I came home to a $650 propane bill hanging on the doorknob.

Good grief

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 05:14 PM

Yep, I've also been paying a s..t pot more than just a month ago. Companies here are only allow a 100 gl. At a time and pay when you get it. I think some one is shuvin' this's up or you know what's. Like the gas shortage in '75 / '76. We got screwed then too.


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 07:20 PM

Got my electric bill yesterday, $425 :wallbanging:  I have friends  paying close to $700 in these cold months.


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 09:30 AM

Our local oil supplier was being rationed on oil. The guy at the terminal told him that there are loaded tankers of oil offshore just waiting for the prices to rise more. Big business giving us the business. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 04:43 PM

Down to 15% in the propane tank. I was trying to hold out for warmer temps but we have another cold snap with possible freezeing rain. Freezing rain = no power usually. SO I figured if I get the tank filled I want need it and if I dont get it filled I will be without power for a day or two. $4.809/Gal, luckily I only have a 120G tank.


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Posted February 11, 2014 - 05:39 PM

Oil not much better just paid 3.95 gal in nj. We been wanting/looking to get a pellet stove.

A few years back the wife spotted one of those pellet making machines using grass clippings/weeds for pellets and got a bit miffed cause I wouldnt buy the stuff to try grass/weed pellet heating.






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