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ebrke

Makes me feel a little ashamed of complaining--I don't have it nearly that bad. But I am REALLY tired of the seemingly endless cold (wind chills forecast to be -23 C or colder tonight) and ice (the worst, and we've got more freezing rain on the way in a couple of days).

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abarbarian

That is a super slide show. Now if only I had a passport. :whistling:

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zlim

Love the Canadian scenery. Thanks for posting the link.

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réjean

Makes me feel a little ashamed of complaining--I don't have it nearly that bad. But I am REALLY tired of the seemingly endless cold (wind chills forecast to be -23 C or colder tonight) and ice (the worst, and we've got more freezing rain on the way in a couple of days).

It's not that bad here on Cape Breton Island. Instead of having just snow we are getting a lot of wet snow, freezing rain and rain this year.

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amenditman

I left the lovely frozen north years ago for a reason.

I have only been back in the winter a few times, and only because my job paid me huge sums of cash to go.

Otherwise, you folks up there have beautiful scenery and weather in the summer.

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Temmu

what do they say? it's a nice place to visit, but i wouldn't want to live there... :)

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ebrke

Makes me feel a little ashamed of complaining--I don't have it nearly that bad. But I am REALLY tired of the seemingly endless cold (wind chills forecast to be -23 C or colder tonight) and ice (the worst, and we've got more freezing rain on the way in a couple of days).

It's not that bad here on Cape Breton Island. Instead of having just snow we are getting a lot of wet snow, freezing rain and rain this year.

I'd almost rather have the snow. The freezing rain is killing me--I just started trying to take off a layer of ice from the driveway outside my garage (back of the house--faces northeast--little melting) for like the fifth time this month. I was trying to get it off before the temps go back down tomorrow, but when I take off the thin snow layer that fell over it last night to try to get to the ice, I think I just make things worse.

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LilBambi

Prefer snow to ice, winter mix, etc. any day.

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securitybreach

Today in the SouthEastern US

 

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LilBambi

Joy...the 3-7" of snow they are expecting for us just started and is already sticking...

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securitybreach

Joy...the 3-7" of snow they are expecting for us just started and is already sticking...

 

Ugh

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securitybreach

Got some more accumulated this am. Wild for the South:

 

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Temmu

where is that?

 

it's just cold here, but not cold enough for snow. [shudders]

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zlim

Josh and you thought you got away from that when you left PA!

We just had snow showers today; no accumulation.

But this February is the coldest on record. Now I'm trying to find out what year in the 1800's records started to be kept.

The other morning a record from 1914 was shattered by 8 degrees.

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Capt.Crow

Wouldn't you just know it . Just as I get a big load of wood offcuts . The weather promises to lift to 15 deg celsius .

 

Mon morning. heavy blizzard for two hours . One hour later hot sun and no trace of snow .

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LilBambi

Joy...sure you don't live in Virginia. ;)

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abarbarian

Wouldn't you just know it . Just as I get a big load of wood offcuts . The weather promises to lift to 15 deg celsius .

 

Mon morning. heavy blizzard for two hours . One hour later hot sun and no trace of snow .

 

Have you moved ? That sounds just like my weather lately. :whistling:

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Capt.Crow

Have you moved ? That sounds just like my weather lately. :whistling:

 

Not moved . Still here in IE. Heavy cloud most of the day today . but had to let the fire go out. I peeled a layer off but still a tad warm .

Wiring done . All spaghetti tidied up and everything works just fine . No leaks or shorts .

Case fan coming on for the first time this year .

 

We belong to the multiskilled generation . The next generation will definately need robots to do the work for them . All playstation does not a clever chappie make :hysterical: :hysterical:

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zlim

Hello March!

This is partly through the 9" (22.9cm) snow we got on top of yesterday's sleet and snow.

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Tonight it will be 2° F (-17° C).

Our February was horrid in terms of cold; it broke all kinds of records.

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ebrke

I feel your pain Liz. We were hit pretty hard too. The man who clears my driveway was nice enough to shovel paths to both my bird feeding stations--otherwise I'm not sure how I'd get up over the piled snow to get to the feeders! Good thing I moved both feeding stations in closer to the driveway last fall.

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abarbarian

I feel your pain Liz. We were hit pretty hard too. The man who clears my driveway was nice enough to shovel paths to both my bird feeding stations--otherwise I'm not sure how I'd get up over the piled snow to get to the feeders! Good thing I moved both feeding stations in closer to the driveway last fall.

 

Advanced planning always pays in the end. :breakfast:

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zlim

Well Elizabeth it looks like better weather is coming starting Sunday. We might finally reach normal temps after two months of below average temps.

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ebrke

Yes. :clap:

Except now all that snow is going to MELT--I guess I'll find out how good the work is that I had done in my basement last summer. The jack hammering for the new french drain was indescribable--we probably should have left the house while they were doing that part of it.

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Capt.Crow

Well at the least you folks have much less expense on the heating oil/gas. There would have been more casualties if the oil was still at last years prices.

 

Full moon and gales of wind here.

On the down side my wood burner has almost chocked the flue with tar. Had to get up on the roof today and push the rods down so I could then go inside and pull them through . All in a mighty gale of wind .

This summer I will fabricate a 6in flue to replace the 4.1/2 in one I made last year. Definately cut the lobsterback bends to a much steeper angle. 30/20 deg. at least.

 

I hope the wx over there improves and yall get some relief from that perishing cold.

 

In the meantime keep warm ,keep safe :yes:

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amenditman

Definately cut the lobsterback bends to a much steeper angle. 30/20 deg. at least.

All bends are bad, do what you can to straighten it out.
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ebrke

This summer I will fabricate a 6in flue to replace the 4.1/2 in one I made last year. Definately cut the lobsterback bends to a much steeper angle. 30/20 deg. at least.

 

I hope the wx over there improves and yall get some relief from that perishing cold.

Haven't a clue what a lobsterback bend is but realize it must have to do with your chimney. You too need to stay safe as you clean your chimney (I do know what rods are due to some off-beat reading of old British mysteries).

 

On the bright side, our temperatures go steadily up from tomorrow through next Thursday--that's as far as the forecasters are willing to go into the future.

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mac

It's cold down here in the deep south for this time of year also. 28F here at the house this A.M., and hit 27F yesterday morning.

 

Yesterday we had low temp records broken or matched at numerous NWS offices in the area.

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Capt.Crow

Lobsterback :- How to make..Take a straight length of pipe and make a line straight along it's length. now if you cut it across at 45deg and turn one section through 90deg and weld them together .Bingo there is a 90deg turn on the pipe . This is a one step bend. By cutting say 4 times at 11.25degrees you get still a 90 but with three sections on the bend . This is a lobsterback , Looks like the back of a lobster or shrimp. We used to make all our own bends on the pipelines this way and could make them as easy or sharp as needed.

 

My situation means that I have to go out through the side wall and then "weather" it to stop rain running through the wall and soaking the floor around the stove.

 

Cant believe it's March already. Am a tad worried though .as they say "In like a lamb,out like a lion "

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ebrke

Isn't that "in like a lion, out like a lamb"? We sure had the lion here, but things are melting nicely today. All the icicles that were hanging off the gutters of my house are gone (hope they won't return).

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