Ok, Enough of Winter

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Old 01-03-14, 03:17 PM
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If it wasn't already cold enough, I have to do my Eagle Scout project tomorrow. OUTSIDE. Wish me luck on keeping warm and getting the generator going.
 
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Old 01-03-14, 10:20 PM
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Good luck and keep warm !!
 
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Old 01-04-14, 05:53 AM
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Thanks! I just remembered there's a fireplace in the pavilion we're working under, so I had my friend stop by the supply house and get a load of shipping pallets. At least I don't have to worry about my laptop and impact driver batteries freezing.
 
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Old 01-07-14, 08:05 AM
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You know it's bad out when:

You have 4 different types of weather warnings at the same time.

ALL roads in your county are closed.

They've pulled all snowplows off for safety reasons.

Our dogs won't venture further than 5' from the back door, then turn back and want in again.
 
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I woke up this morning at 5:30, minus 1 degree F and water. A couple of hours later it was down to -2 and still had water. It warms up to 10 degrees and my water freezes and it feels warmer today since there isn't much wind. Thankfully I have a kerosene heater to set in the crawlspace to thaw the pipes
 
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At least when it's below zero outside it's easy to find those small leaks around windows & doors--just look for ice & frost on the INside

I now know I need to replace some "fuzzies" on my double-hung vinyl windows.
 
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Old 01-07-14, 09:15 AM
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Thankfully I have a kerosene heater to set in the crawlspace to thaw the pipes
Oh no!!! Not in the crawl??? You can die...Fire...etc.....

Hopefully your talking about a torpedo heater just aimed into the opening....
 
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Ya, that's the type of heater. I have a small cellar with a ledge where it meets the crawlspace - that's where I set the heater. I know I run the risk of getting some fumes in the house but kero has enough of an odor where I'm sure I can tell if it becomes an issue ... it's not like I'm going to lay down and take a nap.
 
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Old 01-07-14, 09:23 AM
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Snow was blowing so hard here last night that I have 3" of it built up on the INSIDE of the screen on my little office window in the house.

Not going to open that window for quite some time me thinks.
 
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