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#1 hamman OFFLINE  


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 04:59 PM

. " Not gonna do it". Normally we don't turn up the heat until that date. This year the wife came to me a couple of weeks ago and said " warm, toasty and calm or cold, wrapped up and B(*&^Y" " You choose". Well I stood my ground. Showed her who was in charge. I calmly got up walked over to her and said in a firm, authoritative and calm voice......... " SO HOW HIGH YOU WANT IT TURNED UP TO? Then I walked out to the shop and, well just kinda did something for a while. Seriously, we are not to worried about the heat normally. It's usually nice enough around here till the first of November, Not this year, it's been down right cool to cold already. Hope this isn't a glimpse of the winter to come. Roger.
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Posted October 22, 2014 - 05:08 PM

I know how you feel.  Cold coming here too. After last year I am not looking forward to the next 6 months.  Noel

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 05:18 PM

I haven't used heat as yet! Shivered a few mornings, but didn't turn it on!

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 05:20 PM

I woke up to my heat blowing a couple of weeks ago, had some warm stuff since, but it's downright cool right now! Mine automatically switches, or so the theory goes, sometimes more auto than others.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 05:49 PM

Heck, have had on since in mid Sept here, mostly was at night. I DON'T take cold, wife is one that could be cool, not me. She opens doors with sunshine day, even tho 50 out there. I get up and shut the doors.  Finally got here to quit moving thermostat up/down all the time, and let furnace decide when to run, not her.  We have hot water hear and best to let it be constant than to move up/down all the time.  She doesn't understand how a thermostat works and thinks it is running even tho warmer than the setting on it. NO, not  how it works Hon!   Older I get, worse cold bothers me. NOW I understand the Wintering in Fla and AR thing, never understood that as young man. Too bad it is out of my dollar class to do that tho.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 05:52 PM

Wife acted like she was freezing a week ago, but I said, you will have a hot flash soon and all will be ok!

This evening she said, we probably won't have to turn the heat on for another week.......Must have been having a hot flash again!

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 05:57 PM

I use a heat pump in the fall and spring. Costs about .50 cents a day to stay comfy so it's been on for 3 weeks now.

When it gets cold We use a Corn Furnace which is much cheaper to operate than my lp furnace, we sure tried it out last year hope it doesn't get cold like that again this year.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 06:15 PM

Had mine on every morning for a week or so,and I am in Alabama.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 06:21 PM

I had a fire in the shop stove a while back, but not in the house yet!  ~~  Lowell

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 06:26 PM

A very wise decision there, Roger.

We have had the heat on all this month.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:00 PM

   our heat has been on for a few weeks of and on, most days it is ok but in the evenings I lite the stove for the evening. get a good fire going then let it go out for work the next day, re-lit when I get home takes the chill out. 

    A few weeks ago the wife came home from work and said she wanted a fire, I had a ^&*$ fit and told her it was to warm and I wasn't lighting the stove till November!!! end of story, now I am going out in the garage!!!  well I was out in the garage about 30 min and came to the conclusion it was chilly and I needed to dry paint so I lit a fire in the garage stove :wallbanging:   not 10 min went by and I turned around to see my wife glaring at me :mad2:  without a word said I went into the house and lit a fire in the stove :thumbs:  been on since.


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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:09 PM

I just heard the fan on the wood stove click on 45 out side 73 inside I am fine with that.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:14 PM

refuse to turn it on until November...

Is what I said until it dipped to 30℉ one night. House got down to 50℉...

Heat has been on but set at 60℉. Runs here and there when it cools off at night. The sun and warm up during the day sometimes brings the house up to 65℉€
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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:44 PM

going down 38 here tonight wife might need heat on as for me I am ok. We could have our first frost tonight.

Edited by jms180, October 22, 2014 - 07:45 PM.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:55 PM

Lifes to short to be cold for me...LOL

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