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#1 farmer john ONLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2015 - 07:48 AM

Hi All. I was out early this morning (6:00 am) dropping my daughter off at the train station as she wanted to go to Montreal, everywhere I turned there where snow plows out in force, dropping salt or that solation that melts ice, its not snowing and we only expect light flurries today, I decided to check the weather network and low and behold (and I mean low !!!!) they are calling for -40 tonight and tomorrow, at that temp its the same in Celsius or fahrenheit.  I think I will just make sure my vehicle's are gassed up and add some gas line antifreeze and hunker down with a good book, it also said that boston was to get possibly 2 more feet of snow, they have been really hammered this year.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 07:53 AM

Yep, that's seriously cold! Winter is beating us up this year. 


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 07:55 AM

I don't even think of starting a vehicle in anything lower than -30c.

Thinks just break when that cold. Unless of course it's a true emergency.

 

The wind has already swung to north up here. It was sw-w overnight, and

white out snow. Now the sky is clear. They're saying wind to 50km this aft.

Yep, that's going to be cold at sunset. We ( I mean they ) are have our

winter carnival today. I think I'll pass.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 07:56 AM

When it's that cold you should let your faucets drip also or you could have major problems


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 07:57 AM

That's crazy cold ! How do you keep things going ? What kind of antifreeze would you need to keep from cracking engines ?
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Posted February 14, 2015 - 08:12 AM

That's crazy cold ! How do you keep things going ? What kind of antifreeze would you need to keep from cracking engines ?

 

Never had a problem with cracking blocks. I think the rating is about -50c on the antifreeze.

When anywhere near -30c we always park stuff out of the wind.

I was talking to a guy earlier this week, who's son is waaaay up north in the NW Territories.

They had a true -65c, with out windchill. I think they just leave the engines running to keep

them alive.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 08:16 AM

Will if I did the conversion correct that would be -85f !!!
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Posted February 14, 2015 - 08:20 AM

Wow,
Stay safe everyone that is seriously cold weather. And don't forget the pets. Usually my buddy's go out around 1:00 am with me when I do the furnace until it gets really cold. Then I only get the nod and they're back to sleep. We are only calling for a minus -3 I believe tonight not sure what the wind chill will be.

Mike
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Posted February 14, 2015 - 08:41 AM

Never had a problem with cracking blocks. I think the rating is about -50c on the antifreeze.

When anywhere near -30c we always park stuff out of the wind.

I was talking to a guy earlier this week, who's son is waaaay up north in the NW Territories.

They had a true -65c, with out windchill. I think they just leave the engines running to keep

them alive.

I don't think it makes any difference parking something out of the wind unless the engine is running since wind chill does not have any effect on the temperature of an item that does not create heat or at least that is my understanding.

 

I hope I never have to deal with those kinds of temps and if we get the -14 F they are calling for it will be the lowest temp that I remember.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 08:41 AM

Will if I did the conversion correct that would be -85f !!!

 

Yeah, I can't imagine that. I asked if that was windchill an he insisted no.

That's got to be close to record cold. Even if he exaggerated, it's still too cold.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 08:47 AM

Ok, I thought that we were going to have it cold tonight. Like, -3*F, now you guys make that sound warm. Maybe I should head south....


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 08:56 AM

Here in the south its going down to 14 F Sunday night and that is too cold for me. I need to move south. I cant imagine the cold you guys have. AT that temperature how do you guys stay warm?


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 09:03 AM

Were going through that right now,extreme windchill etc: so guess it's moving you way. At least the sun is out so it makes it more bearable.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 09:04 AM

I know a farmer who bought a skidsteer loader from down here and had it shipped to Canada.  He keeps it, his front end loader tractor, and his truck running 24/7 when it is that cold.  Otherwise he will never get those diesel engines started.

 

Ben W.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 09:06 AM

Ok, I thought that we were going to have it cold tonight. Like, -3*F, now you guys make that sound warm. Maybe I should head south....

Come on down :wave:


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