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#1 alleyyooper OFFLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:12 AM

Never got above 59F all day yesterday along with rain off and on all day. Rained most of the night also and temps were in the mid 40F range, only 48 at this time.

Going to build a fire in the wood furnace ASAP to get the damp chill out of the house.

Normally don't have to do that till about mid Oct.

 

Last years first fire was out doors to burn off all the MFG paints and oils on our new 28-3500 wood add on furnace was 10-23-13 Was over a week after that before I fired it up in the house.

 

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:D   Al


Edited by alleyyooper, September 13, 2014 - 08:15 AM.

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#2 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:16 AM

yeah i here ya, i was looking to put the furnace on yesterday but the sun came out and it warmed up a tad, im closing the pool as i type this, who knows maybe an early winter, anyone read the alminaic for a forcast


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:37 AM

still hot and sticky here,70s at night,90s for highs,cant wait for the cool air to get here.



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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:38 AM

Really nice heater you have there BTW!



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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:53 AM

I heard that we northerners are in for a hard winter, maybe the south too. I see berries ripening a month early and leaves turning too. All our hummimg birds have left except two of this years babies. I worry about them.

 

Its better to prepare for a bad winter than to be caught by one. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 09:37 AM

I'm bringing extra wood in this year, it's chilly already this year. Last year I split enough for two years, so I didn't have to break my back this year. 

 

One thing I failed to do was to install the wood stove in the basement due to the almost $150 per FOOT pipping they wanted to charge me for the stove in the basement!


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 10:07 AM

I heard that we northerners are in for a hard winter, maybe the south too. I see berries ripening a month early and leaves turning too. All our hummimg birds have left except two of this years babies. I worry about them.

 

Its better to prepare for a bad winter than to be caught by one. Good Luck, Rick

We have the hummers all here now. They are eating 4 feeders full every other day. Each feeder holds 3 1/2 cups. That is out entertainment in the evening  is to sit on the back porch and watch them.

When they leave here then I'm ready for summer again. :rocker2:


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 10:33 AM

well you learn something every day, i always thought humming birds went down to south amercia, mexico, flordia, just like us old canadians do for the winter, ha ha !!


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Very nice furnace. I don't mean to be snoopy, but what does a rig like that cost in your neck of the woods? I'm using a little homemade cast iron job that I have to fill three times a night, and that gets wearing after a while.

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 02:34 PM

http://m.tractorsupp...e=GLEN DALE, WV

This is the best deal around in my area in ohio. A lot of people are running these. 1200 dollars and will heat a 1500 Sq ft home with ease.

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Posted September 13, 2014 - 03:19 PM

Got our first frost (barely) this morning. Wife turned on the furnace on Thursday.  :mad2:



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Posted September 13, 2014 - 04:05 PM

well you learn something every day, i always thought humming birds went down to south amercia, mexico, flordia, just like us old canadians do for the winter, ha ha !!

They come thru every year like this. Where they go from here I have no idea. We're just a feeding station in the spring and fall each year.


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Posted September 13, 2014 - 07:54 PM

We've had the furnace running now for a few nights,according to the news this coming week its supposed to warm up so hopefully we will have some nice weather again,before the furnace needs to be used. At least mine isn't to bad I had installed geo thermal 5 yrs ago and I'am glad that w did.



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Posted September 13, 2014 - 08:21 PM

I ran the air on Wednesday and the heat on Thursday.   :(



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Posted September 14, 2014 - 04:33 AM

This is the furnace I bought last year. I see the price has increased by a bunch. If you are a veteran in the US you can get a 10% discount like I did off the 1200. it cost last year.

 

http://www.homedepot...-3500/100185844

 

Lowe's sells the same furnace, Last year it was a red color though. Lowe's didn't raise their price as much as Home Depot did YET. Reason I got mine from HD was they shipped to my home where Lowe's was going to charge me shipping to the store only. They will also give a 10% discount to US veterans.

 

http://www.lowes.com...tId=3664806=

 

TSC's hot blast doesn't get good marks if you check at

 

http://www.arborists...g-equipment.55/

 

I have a older hot blast at our cabin I bought used and It does heat the cabin fine but will not close up for the night tight. It will smoke you out in minutes so we have to get up during the middle of the night and fill it again.

I would take the old (30+year old) southern air we removed to put the England 28 3500 in its place but the fire chamber has cracked bad why we replaced it. 

 

 

Oh the fire I started yesterday sure felt good and the house is toasty warm this morning despite the 34F outside.

 

:D   Al


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