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Not Turning The Heat On Until The First Of November.

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#16 Tim Bergfeld OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 08:35 PM

Well if momma ain't happy no one is so

The pellet stove come on whenever she wants. It is really cheap I buy pellets for 180 a ton used 2 tons last year. So 360 a year is not to bad IMHO.

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 08:58 PM

Money dont mean much to me,cant take it with ya,thats why I dont have much money,BUT...My heat is on !

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 10:43 PM

Lol I look at it this way the more I save the more I can spend on tractors

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 10:50 PM

I too made the vow to wait till November 1st.  So far, so good.  

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 05:27 AM

So far our we haven't needed any heat but it's been cool , rainy and damp so even though the house is 65*f it feels colder .

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 05:53 AM

I find that the change from seasonal 13c-15c (55f-60f) to the 5c (40f) stuff is the hardest part

of the year. I have to, and try to, spend as much time outside as possible at this time of the year, to

try to get climatized, so I'm ready for the real cold crap.

Maybe one way to keep the thermostat turned down, is to go for nice long walks with the Mrs. at this time

of year. Maybe even make it romantic and revisit lovers lane. :smilewink:  That exposed flesh should adjust soon enough.

Edited by IamSherwood, October 23, 2014 - 05:54 AM.

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 05:58 AM

Frost here last 3 or 4 mornings, cool, damp, rainy during the day. Heater hasn't been turned on, but the space heater has been getting a workout. First night off in a while, so looking forward to lighting up the wood stove in the garage tonight.

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 06:44 AM

Boiler came on overnight, don't know if the wife turned up the thermostat or not.  Wasn't the coolest night we've had lately!  ~~  Lowell

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 06:59 AM

I normally don't have my first fire until Thanksgiving but, last year it was Veterans Day. My house is passive solar heated. As the weather gets colder the sun is lower in the sky and reaches more into the house. This warms the house and it will stay warm for a couple of days. Typically a sunny day will warm the house up to 76 degrees and it will cool off to 72 at night. We've had 2 cloudy days so it is down to 69 this morning. By tomorrow(cloudy today) it will drop another degree. A sunny Friday is forecast so, I expect it back to 75. A second sunny day on Saturday should get it up to 76 with a low of 72 on Sunday. I have noticed that in the last 15 years we have fewer and fewer clear days each winter. There is often a high up haze that cuts the solar heat.


If you want to add some solar heat to your house look at a Heat Grabber http://www.motherear...x#axzz3Gy6mf9h6   I bought the materials and plan to build one when I get the time.  Good Luck, Rick

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 07:03 AM

Wow, you guys made it longer than me. I had to light my outdoor wood boiler about two and a half weeks ago. Doesn't burn much during the day when its in the 40's and 50's but at night I definitely need it as it has been down around 20-25 at night consistently; the weather station recorded 18 the other night. Even the cloudy "warm" nights are only in the 30's. I have just been burning some left over junk wood. I was hoping to make it longer too but my wife also insisted she didn't like the house at 60 degrees. Should make it into November before I touch any new hardwood but knowing our weather we will probably have snow by then!

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 07:19 AM

Ours runs once or twice a day.  Not enough to be concerned with yet.

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 07:37 AM

. " Not gonna do it". Normally we don't turn up the heat until that date.

The title reminded me of when I was in the Navy. They tell you ahead of time what the uniform of the day is. If it decides to rain, doesn't matter. Rain gear is not the uniform of the day. 30 degrees and snowing, doesn't matter. A pea coat is not the uniform of the day!!!

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 07:44 AM

35F this morning, and yes, heat has been on for the last 2 weeks, ut doesn't kick on that often.  Since tightening up & insulating this old house better, it retains heat 3 times as well as it used to, maybe 5 times.

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 08:20 AM

I've resisted, had it on a few tiems inthe last few weeks. Must've gotten hot in the house recently, someone turned on the AC and didn't turn back to heat, it was 64* in the hoose this morning with 38* outside. nice for sleeping, a bit nippy when getting out of the shower though!


My mom has had the furnace running for a month. I told her when we move in, she had better get some warm PJ's and a blanket cause I am not buying $2000 worth of fuel oil per winter. I will be burning the furnace add on too so that will help.

 She keeps temp at 72-73*, I keep mine at 68-69*

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 09:03 AM

Still runnin' AC here.

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