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Old 10-13-2009, 06:50 PM   #16
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Cold weather is here, looks like time to start a fire


Yes wood stoves. Burn your eyebrows while you freeze your butt.

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Old 10-13-2009, 08:45 PM   #17
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My thermostat is set at 66* all winter. I like it. I can wear shorts and a t-shirt and if I or anyone else gets cold, we can dress warmer.

I think I got used to the temp. in the house being cool growing up in a drafty farm house.

72*? 74*? Time to open a window! lol

(does anyone know what keys to use for the 'degree' symbol?)
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:43 PM   #18
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(does anyone know what keys to use for the 'degree' symbol?)
the & followed by deg, in html...

if html were active in these forums.

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Old 10-14-2009, 06:32 AM   #19
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Hold down the alt key and type the numbers 0176, release the alt key.

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Old 10-14-2009, 06:37 AM   #20
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The heat will go on here Sunday
MIL will be here - we have a wedding to go to
It was 60-64 in the house this morning, cold snap for a week
Doesn't help that I took one dining room bay window out as I'm rebuilding the bay area & putting in new windows
Supposed to be colder tonite
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:28 PM   #21
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With the roof & insulation on the new bay window area the Dining room is much warmer
It's 75 in there...almost 74 in the main room with the fire
Monday will be even better once the old bay window/wall comes down & The new wall is insulated
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:26 PM   #22
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Heat hasn't been on yet
I had a fire going before we left for the wedding
The MIL kept it going adding wood, still going when we got home
I can't even get the wife to do that

And its going to be in the 60's for a while !!
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Yeah - cold wet rainy weekend in MD (high 42 with steady rain for 4 straight days), nights down to upper 30s... but heat still not on, though tonight may consider a small space heater while watching some TV.
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It was 21 F here in Southern WV this morning. Heat was a must. But then it got up to 62 during the day. I feel like I'm living in Death Valley.
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Still heating with wood
Last year the heat was on Oct 21st
Supposed to be warm thru Tuesday
I've burned off an 8' long by 6' high stacked section of wood
My goal is to burn off all the old wood this year so I will have room to stack & split the wood from the big Oak tree that is coming down in the Spring
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Our weather guy says we'll get about 83" of snow this year instead of over 100", which is what we had the last two years. Closer to Lake Michigan, they got over 120" last year.

The last year that we had similar weather patterns to what we've had this year was 77-78. That's when we had the great blizzard of '78.

The other meteorologists in this area are predicting over 100" of snow again. I'm going to believe the guy with the 83" prediction. He also said we'll be about 2 F warmer this winter. He didn't say which day, lol.

Thanks 47_47, the alt + 0176 works.
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80 here tomorrow, should be 62.
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Heat has been on for quite a while here. Probably since September or so. I keep the house fairly cool to save on gas though. I usually keep it at around 15, I might bring it up to 20 when I eat as it gets pretty cold in the kitchen area.
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[quote=gma2rjc;340400]My thermostat is set at 66* all winter. I like it. I can wear shorts and a t-shirt and if I or anyone else gets cold, we can dress warmer.

I think I got used to the temp. in the house being cool growing up in a drafty farm house.

72*? 74*? Time to open a window! lol

(does anyone know what keys to use for the 'degree' symbol?)[/quote]

72 I cheat, I open up my email, click on insert, go to symbols, pick the one I want than copy and paste. That way you do not have to memorize a bunch of code that you most likely will not use that often.
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I don't see 'insert' in my email. I used to have a paper that told what keys to use for all kinds of symbols. Now I can't find it.

That seems like a great way to get symbols, Brokenknee.

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