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Old 11-20-2016, 10:27 PM   #21
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I will handle wood splitting. We have our system and it works..... she doesn't do any work outside and I don't do any inside
Now a hydraulic? Yes. I've been wanting one for a long time. If I thought I could sell enough wood that it would pay for itself I'd pull the trigger. But if you have one you're always doing "favors"
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:28 PM   #22
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No wood stove and no fireplace here. Sealed up tight and heated with hot water. 68-70 degrees in here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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I was out yesterday morning getting our forklift ready to move. This was less than 24 hours after our record high of 75F. Steady rain, about 35 degrees, and windy. Later in the morning the snow mixed in and eventually we had a nice icy sleet. It was one of those needed days that smack you in the face and let you know that Winter is arriving soon.
Lol...yep! It's Ohio and almost Thanksgiving...needs to be cold.

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Old 11-20-2016, 10:42 PM   #24
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No wood stove and no fireplace here. Sealed up tight and heated with hot water. 68-70 degrees in here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Pipe in the floor? That's nice. That's the draw back w/ wood. It goes out and your feet hit a cold floor in the morning. I have portable gas, kerosene (which I hate...it stinks) and electrics for instant heat if I need it...Goal is...never turn the furnace on
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:51 PM   #25
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At the home place my dad put in a wood furnace years ago , keeps things nice and warm. They buy firewood by the semi load , around 15cord , Last a long time. Would of loved a wood stove in my house , but wife said no.

Been pretty nice here lately for this time of year, near freezing at night , but 40to 60 by mid day.
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Pipe in the floor? That's nice. That's the draw back w/ wood. It goes out and your feet hit a cold floor in the morning. I have portable gas, kerosene (which I hate...it stinks) and electrics for instant heat if I need it...Goal is...never turn the furnace on
No, just hot water baseboard. I run it around 130deg supply temp so it has long cycles and I get some condensing action from the boiler. I wish I went with in floor radiant, but hardwood was already on schedule and the staircase was already in production so I decided not to. If I did it over again I'd either go in floor radiant or panel radiators with thermostatic valves in every room.
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Yall don't do heat pumps in the cold north?
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Yall don't do heat pumps in the cold north?
Older Heat pumps are good down to 30 degrees or so..newer ones might go to 20 degrees. Anything lower and they just aren't very efficient. Geo is big here if you don't have natural gas available.

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The Fujitsu mini splits we use for sunrooms, additions will go down to -15, but for the most part air source heat pumps aren't the way to go here. Oil dominates the Northeast. I'm on all propane which is historically very expensive, but I'm setup in a way that makes it worth it. NG lines are being expanded in my town, so maybe I'll be able to connect in the next 5-10 years.
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Snowed pretty much all day here. Old man winter has arrived.
15 Degrees C (59F) yesterday, -3 C (26F) today.
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The Fujitsu mini splits we use for sunrooms, additions will go down to -15, but for the most part air source heat pumps aren't the way to go here. Oil dominates the Northeast. I'm on all propane which is historically very expensive, but I'm setup in a way that makes it worth it. NG lines are being expanded in my town, so maybe I'll be able to connect in the next 5-10 years.
Propane is common here too outside the metro area. In the rural areas there is no natural gas lines....So you are stuck with electric ( not very good) or wood or propane which means a big tank on your property that's expensive to fill.......I opted for wood a long time ago....which sometimes means a trip to the woods when I run out....It always happens when it's freezing cold too.
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I'm waiting to see how long I can go before I turn on the gas heat. I've been burning some I-joists in my woodstove while it isn't too cold but glad its about all gone. Stuff makes a lot of heat for a short time and a bunch of ashes.

Jaws... I learned something new....I did not think it would get cold enough long enough in Texas to even consider a woodstove?
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Okay, so it's still 43 in the shop. I went out there, looked around, picked up my tape, hands were cold, put tape back down... Came back in here to grab another cup of coffee and act like I'm doing some kind of paperwork for another hour. I just don't have clothes for it and I ain't going into the attic for "nothern stuff" either.
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Okay, so it's still 43 in the shop. I went out there, looked around, picked up my tape, hands were cold, put tape back down... Came back in here to grab another cup of coffee and act like I'm doing some kind of paperwork for another hour. I just don't have clothes for it and I ain't going into the attic for "nothern stuff" either.
Must be pretty rough having to deal with cold temps like that.

41 here this morning.
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Must be pretty rough having to deal with cold temps like that.

41 here this morning.
I'm glad you guys understand. This is about as cold as it gets for us. I almost have to wear long pants Ain't happening, I'll wait.
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Yall don't do heat pumps in the cold north?
Around here natural gas is still pretty darn cheap so in residential jobs you see more natural gas furnaces with A/C than you do heat pumps. There was at one point a big government kickback for installing sealed system geothermal but it was still pretty spendy.

Air to Air heat pumps are not that popular unless you go to rural areas where you can't get natural gas. Our temperatures are too extreme to take advantage of them.
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We've had cold mornings, but they usually heated up to mid 50s lower 60s. Saturday was it. We had our last 60 day. On Sunday it got very windy and didn't get above 45. And looking at the next month I think we are going to see 50 for a while. Plus the end of the week, Thanksgiving and those day are going to be rainy on and off.
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Posted this in another thread on Thursday.

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The winds of change are blowing here.

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It's been record wet here but not too nippy so far. As far as heaters, I've had the wood burners. I like the heat and enjoy chopping wood but I installed a high end Vermont Castings remote controlled gas fireplace and enjoy pressing buttons even more.

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