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Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1840
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 15 3:35 pm    Post subject: Overnight Low  Reply with quote    

Well it did not go sub-zero last night. The overnight low temperature was 1 degree Fahrenheit. Which is, I believe, minus 17 Centigrade.

I woke up at 3:00 a.m. local time and came downstairs. Good quantity of hot red coals in the wood burning stove which was operating at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Stuffed it full of wood and back to bed. Wind roaring over the house.

Up at 7:30 a.m. Repeat.

It is now 10:30 a.m. local time on a sunny day. Wind reduced to breezes. Have not yet reached double digit temperatures (it is 9 degrees Fahrenheit) but I have hope.

We're going through firewood at a phenomenal rate but then, this is what it is for. House has an open floor plan. There's a wonderful ceiling fan too. It is a Haiku from - don't laugh now - Australia's Big Ass Fan Company, which he installed summer 2013.

Hope all of you and all your beasts are staying safe and comfortable too.

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 15 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What you need is a straw bale house.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1840
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 15 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

House is framed with 2" by 6" lumber. Insulation in walls and ceiling. All glazing is thermopane. Windows on coldest side of house have winter night curtains of fleece. On days like today we won't open them.

Vermont Casting stove has a 2-story internal double wall chimney with slits at top of each section for heat release. It is appreciated by all members of the family.



dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33628
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 15 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

has puss got a flat top hairdo?

my half wolf decided it was worth a scorching to eat the food keeping warm close to the burner

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1840
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 15 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There's a heat shield under the bottom of the stove. Domino self-regulates his temperature by laying underneath or out from underneath and behind the stove.

The other two cats do not go under / behind. They each prefer a basket under a nearby table.

More snow anticipated tomorrow.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6495
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 15 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Kieran is off to Toronto on Friday with the college. Its MINUS 21.

ha ha ha ha .

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 15 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Toronto is 10 degrees latitude lower then here in North Wales but 21C colder.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 15 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

19 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. Three more inches of snow last night. Himself out plowing driveway. I filled upstairs wood rack. Enough already!

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 15 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jam Lady wrote:
19 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. Three more inches of snow last night. Himself out plowing driveway. I filled upstairs wood rack. Enough already!


Here, have some Welsh weather.


Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 15 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Here's our views, front and back.







Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 15 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Aren't we lucky having the North Atlantic Drift.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1840
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 15 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was last night that it went to minus 1 Fahrenheit.

Deceptively attractive today, sunny with next to no wind but only mid-20s Fahrenheit.

I need to get a picture of where snow fencing had been installed in fields. Big drifts pile up, a gap, then the fencing.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7447
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 15 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
What you need is a straw bale house.


Americans are far more advanced in terms of insulation and creative building techniques than Britain could ever hope to be!

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7447
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 15 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jam Lady wrote:
House is framed with 2" by 6" lumber. Insulation in walls and ceiling. All glazing is thermopane. Windows on coldest side of house have winter night curtains of fleece. On days like today we won't open them.

Vermont Casting stove has a 2-story internal double wall chimney with slits at top of each section for heat release. It is appreciated by all members of the family.




Your kitty-cat looks remarkably similar to mine and seems to share the same wood burner hogging characteristics!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33628
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 15 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

chilly

i want to play on that with crampons and hooks and tings

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