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#1 alleyyooper OFFLINE  

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 12:48 PM

My daughter lives in Wisconsin and I think there is some thing in the water there. She sent me an E mail the other day cussing the above normal temps in Wisconsin. I just had to chuckle as she doesn't heat with wood and I flat refuse to visit her from mid October to mid May. Her house is so darn cold in the winter she could rent it as a cold storage locker.
I told her to stop gripping as she should be happy with all the money she has saved in heating cost and medical cost from her kids half freezing and getting sick every winter.

I love my nice rounded 75F temps in the house and as far as I am concerned you can take summer heat and shove it to where the sun can't shine.

What has me gripping this November is the high winds. Sure is wrecking havoc in the woods with all the blow downs and broken limbs.

 

:D   Al
 


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 12:57 PM

+1 on the griping about above normal temps, it's really messing up two jobs getting started for us. One is a creek re-alignment that has to be done where we get at least frost every night, preferably below freezing continuously. Second one is an asbestos abatement that goes much faster if we can encapsulate just by spraying water.

Bring on that cold!
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 03:52 PM

The in between temps get me every fall. One week in the 60's and the next in the 30's.

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 04:22 PM

It's like that here too, was -9C (16f) yesterday, right about freezing today and supposed to be plus 6C 42F) tomorrow.

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 05:03 PM

75 inside? I'd be covered in sweat sitting on the couch I my underwear. 68 is about perfect for me. 60 to 65 in the bedroom.
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 06:14 PM

I thought folks who heat with wood moved around the room to find the temp they like.


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 09:07 PM

I thought folks who heat with wood moved around the room to find the temp they like.


That works until the room farthest from the stove gets hot. Then you have to go outside for a bit.

Edited by shorty, November 21, 2015 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 09:56 PM

That works until the room farthest from the stove gets hot. Then you have to go outside for a bit.

Thats why god made windows.

 

I have to go to the BIL for turkey day. they have a wood boiler and hot water tubes in the concrete floor. You have to take off your shoes to come in and half of the floors are tile (WTF???). the floor is so hot it burns your feet through your socks


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 05:39 AM

My daughter lives in Wisconsin and I think there is some thing in the water there. She sent me an E mail the other day cussing the above normal temps in Wisconsin. I just had to chuckle as she doesn't heat with wood and I flat refuse to visit her from mid October to mid May. Her house is so darn cold in the winter she could rent it as a cold storage locker.
I told her to stop gripping as she should be happy with all the money she has saved in heating cost and medical cost from her kids half freezing and getting sick every winter.

I love my nice rounded 75F temps in the house and as far as I am concerned you can take summer heat and shove it to where the sun can't shine.

What has me gripping this November is the high winds. Sure is wrecking havoc in the woods with all the blow downs and broken limbs.

 

:D   Al
 

With all that blow down, I'm rakeing in the profits. free wood = free heat!



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Posted November 22, 2015 - 08:11 AM

yeah you wood heaters can all be like Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory show,  " that's my spot ! "



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Posted November 22, 2015 - 08:16 AM

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Bring on that cold!


How many points guys?
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 08:19 AM

Thats why god made windows.

I have to go to the BIL for turkey day. they have a wood boiler and hot water tubes in the concrete floor. You have to take off your shoes to come in and half of the floors are tile (WTF???). the floor is so hot it burns your feet through your socks

I have one word for you:
Slippers


Big, ugly, fuzzy pink bunny ones holding little paper picket signs that say they're to hot.



Seriously, slippers or sandals might be a good idea.
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 11:19 AM

How many points guys?

I don't think the system goes that high.


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 08:46 PM

I am cutting all the blow downs up for next year but not happy with the clearing of my wood lot by MA nature.

Still isn't free as the chain saw cost a bit new and I have 4. they all burn gasoline and a oil mix. And those chains do wear out too. Then there is the tractor to haul the wood and a trailer/wagon to put the wood in.

But it is still way cheaper than running the electric forced air furnace.

 

:D   Al






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