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Posted: 10/16/2004 1:41:20 PM EST
The Weather Channel is calling for 39 degrees here in south Tennessee tonight. I have about 5 1/2 cords of good dry wood in the barn and about that much that is ready to be split. Man, I love wood heat!

There is a sawmill down the road from me that sells railroad tie butts for $10 for all you can haul in a pickup. It ends up being about 1 1/2 rick after splitting. Mixed oak, blackgum, ash, hickory, hackberry, etc. No bark at all and very clean. I can heat my house all winter for less than $150.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 1:54:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
The Weather Channel is calling for 39 degrees here in south Tennessee tonight. I have about 5 1/2 cords of good dry wood in the barn and about that much that is ready to be split. Man, I love wood heat!

There is a sawmill down the road from me that sells railroad tie butts for $10 for all you can haul in a pickup. It ends up being about 1 1/2 rick after splitting. Mixed oak, blackgum, ash, hickory, hackberry, etc. No bark at all and very clean. I can heat my house all winter for less than $150.



When I was at school in TX the northwestern contingent of students and myself switched from shorts to long pants at 35 degrees. It was funny watching the natives donning fleece lined parkas at about 50 degrees.

My wife grew up with wood as the ONLY heat in her parent's house. The wood stove was ducted into the central heating ducts and someone in her family had to stoke the stove every morning.

I love winter. My favorite thing in the whole world is making the first tracks on newfallen snow on the runway at about 6AM. The airport is dead in the winter and that is the best flying. Flying into a 200' ceiling however is NOT fun. Planerench out.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:25:04 PM EST
We have had over 5 inches of snow already. Cry to someone else.....

SRM
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:29:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
The Weather Channel is calling for 39 degrees here in south Tennessee tonight. I have about 5 1/2 cords of good dry wood in the barn and about that much that is ready to be split. Man, I love wood heat!

There is a sawmill down the road from me that sells railroad tie butts for $10 for all you can haul in a pickup. It ends up being about 1 1/2 rick after splitting. Mixed oak, blackgum, ash, hickory, hackberry, etc. No bark at all and very clean. I can heat my house all winter for less than $150.


I am right there with you on the wood heat. Nothing better than getting up early in the morning, grabbing a shower, and standing naked by the wood stove.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:39:25 PM EST
Only showing 49F on Weather Bug here...did crank up the stove though...1st fire of the season...got to split some locust tommorow.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:40:45 PM EST
On the assumption all of the guys in Alaska are not here tonight, I got you all beat when it comes to whining about cold.
By the way I have to brag and say I've seen -58 C. (or -73 F.) It's not nice!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:46:22 PM EST
Yep 38 here ,bad news for me. I have to go train a couple guys on how to clean restaraunt kitchens. I always get wet no matter what I do. Brrrrrrrrrrrr
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:54:11 PM EST
just going to get down to 50 here. Of course my apt stays nice and toasty being AMD heated.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 4:55:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By 76R:
On the assumption all of the guys in Alaska are not here tonight, I got you all beat when it comes to whining about cold.
By the way I have to brag and say I've seen -58 C. (or -73 F.) It's not nice!



Winnipeg?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:00:27 PM EST
Its been snowing here for the last 4 hrs... ( Northern Michigan )
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:14:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:18:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:26:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
We got the windows open here it is so cold.




Yup!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:36:24 PM EST
What is this "snow" you speak of?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:36:51 PM EST
i thought it was cold when it was 77 in my room the other day.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:38:17 PM EST
It is getting cold here too. www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 5:40:58 PM EST
39 is normal high for this time of year up here, funny how everything down south comes to a stand still when there's a inch of snow on the ground
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:00:05 PM EST
My furnace hasn't even kicked on yet this year ... after last years low of -20F I spent the Spring and Summer improving the insulation in the house. I'm at the point now where the house is tight enough you can almost heat the house with a candle ... I just had a wood burning stove put in, that's a good tip about the saw mill, I'll have to check into a source like that. I've been paying a neighborhood tree guy for truck loads of logs (still have to cut and split them to size myself) get around 3 cords for $100 (still steep, but better than the $250/cord that they're asking around here).
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:00:35 PM EST
Heck, we have been burning the wood stove for over two weeks now.
Days are still in the 50s but the nights have been in the 20s and it is going to go into early winter next week.
Thats the way it is living at 6500 feet in the mountains! We love it!
Have around five cords also. Almost ran out last winter as winter lasted until late May.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:03:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By AshNH:
better than the $250/cord that they're asking around here).




Jesus...do they stop by and light each fire for you at that price
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:08:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:

Originally Posted By 76R:
On the assumption all of the guys in Alaska are not here tonight, I got you all beat when it comes to whining about cold.
By the way I have to brag and say I've seen -58 C. (or -73 F.) It's not nice!



Winnipeg?



No, Northern Alberta.
(P.S. Sorry for horning in on your thread Pangea. I just had to get in on the 'my dad is bigger than your dad thing')
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:09:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:

Originally Posted By AshNH:
better than the $250/cord that they're asking around here).




Jesus...do they stop by and light each fire for you at that price



holy crap, switch over to wood pellets
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:11:03 PM EST

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Its been snowing here for the last 4 hrs... ( Northern Michigan )





Hey Gene,

I'll ship the Mrs. up to ya.... She's not keepin' me warm.. maybe you'll have better luck


Winter just sucks....
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:59:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By Aahhyes68:

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Its been snowing here for the last 4 hrs... ( Northern Michigan )





Hey Gene,

I'll ship the Mrs. up to ya.... She's not keepin' me warm.. maybe you'll have better luck


Winter just sucks....


We have room, but she might not like the weather up here , winter only lasts about 5 months...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:12:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 6:13:29 AM EST by warlord]
Here in the San Gabriel Valley of So. Calif. 10 miles east of Los Angeles, our low was in the lower 50s and our high was in the upper 60s, and its cloudy and rainy until Wed. night.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:40:27 AM EST
We got our first frost of the season Sunday morning.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:49:12 AM EST
Cold snap in Tucson. High will only be 73 today.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:57:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By ghengiskhabb:
Cold snap in Tucson. High will only be 73 today.


Gotta rub in in dont you... I lived in Tucson back in 80 and loved it
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:38:21 PM EST
It's 68 F here in Las Vegas.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:42:16 PM EST
Better then damn high 90s and 80% humidity.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:48:19 PM EST
Pangea,

Where are you located. I live in Pulaski and it's not that cold.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:40:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Takakuraken:
Pangea,

Where are you located. I live in Pulaski and it's not that cold.



Flintville. It got pretty cold here. Not sure if it went down to 39 but chilly.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:57:25 AM EST
There is a sawmill down the road from me that sells railroad tie butts for $10 for all you can haul in a pickup. It ends up being about 1 1/2 rick after splitting. Mixed oak, blackgum, ash, hickory, hackberry, etc. No bark at all and very clean. I can heat my house all winter for less than $150.

That is a good deal ------

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