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WEATHER AND LOTS OF SNOW

Postby brentsboats » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:19 am



YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY,, A PICTURE TELLS THE STORY .. ONLY PROBLEM ,YOU CANT SEE JUST HOW COLD IT IS AND HAS BEEN . THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN OUT ME FRONT DOOR A FEW DAYS AGO .AND THERES MORE COMING SOON ..jESUS ,IT JUST WONT STOP .
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:11 pm

hey Brent, if it makes ya feel any better, here's a few pics from my house here in Tennessee. about a half hour ago, we were in a white out and now the sun is shining. go figure.

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Re: WEATHER AND LOTS OF SNOW

Postby themainviking » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:06 pm

Roadwanderer, that is supposed to make us feel BETTER??? It just got up above -35C (-31F) here in the last day, and we have as much snow as Brent has in his area, although ours came six to twelve inches at a time, while his came in two storms. You have what we call a "skiff" of snow (which means almost none) and your roads are bare and wet. I have not seen a bare wet road here in three months or more. Heck, you could go for a ride. You are just pulling a redial on us to make us jealous, and it works. I was tired of winter here in November last year, BEFORE the snow started. Yeah, I know - do I know what kinda cheese goes with my whine?
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Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Some pictures from both home and work. :) Not as much snow as we've had in previous years, but it's been REALLY COLD for here, close to -25C:


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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:39 pm

hey Viking, im not trying to make you jealous, for us here in Tennessee, snow is something of a rarity. this morning I couldn't even see the pavement. we had 2" of snow here. yeah, I know its nothing like you got up there. I remember what it was like, I used to live up in NJ. I remember the storm back in '76, I was living in NY at that time and stuck right in the middle of it. don't worry, its gonna get way colder down here, the next few nights, its gonna get down to -15*F still warmer than where you are, but way cold for here. hey, im tired of this weather too. I cant wait for spring to spring. there's no way im even thinking about taking my bike out in this. I don't need to hit any black ice thank you very much lol. I can get hurt all by myself, I don't need any help lol. glad I moved away from up north, but I didn't go far enough south. I should still be living down Florida 8-) .

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Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:33 pm

We had about 8" of snow on Monday when I drove the TRUCK to work. I stayed home today to shovel the driveway so the sun can do some melting... tonight they weatherman is calling for 10 degrees and tomorrow night -4 degrees F... which is far colder than it has been here in many years. It is an anomaly for us to get temperatures here below zero... I was planning to ride tomorrow, but I don't know if I will now that it's supposed to get so darn cold.

Being raised in colder climate and having lived where it snows a lot for the first 24 years of my life, I still remember how to drive in the snow and I know how to deal with cold weather, but that doesn't mean I like it.

Our average day time high for this time of the year is probably in the mid to upper 40's ... not sub-zero temps... I recon the people who sell home heating oil, natural gas and propane are loving it.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:43 pm

very true hawkeye:

this is not a "typical" winter here in Tennessee either. normal winter temps here range in the 40's, but that's not saying we could have really cold weather like up in Washington or pa. when I first moved here, 2010, in January, the temps at night hit -10*F and me and my wife were living in a motorhome at the time, and trust me, it was COLD. your right about the guys who sell heating fuel, bet they are making a bundle from this cold snap.

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Re: WEATHER AND LOTS OF SNOW

Postby f1xrupr » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:50 pm

Global warming at its best... :roll:
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:13 pm

that's possible.

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Postby Mag » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:19 am

I won't take pics.....blue sky, green grasses, just a balmy 29 degrees in the a.m. ;)

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:45 am

hey, your having a heat wave :o. same thing here but only 26*F

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Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:56 am

Even though it's -6F (-20C) and I had trouble shoveling the driveway this morning because the snowbanks are so high it just keeps falling back down, I am not going to complain, because I just had a look at some pictures taken of what the east coast of Canada is going through right now...


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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:16 am

OMG that's a lot of snow. right now, here, its a "warm" +13*F.

my elderly next door neighbor still has a LIVE power line draped across her property and laying on the ground and across her son's p/u truck. I've been calling the electric company since Monday to get them over here to get the line back up so someone don't get electrocuted. when it came down, it also ripped her wire weather poll off the side of her house. she's about 85 years old and I've been trying to help her with this. fortunately she still has her heat working otherwise she and her handicapped daughter would be staying with my wife and I at our house.

last night it was so cold here, (-13*F), our water pipes froze and we had no hot or cold water and we just started getting our hot water running but no cold water as of yet. glad the pipes didn't burst as they are all plastic. no basement, only a crawl space and our house sits on cinder blocks and 12 x12's with dirt under the house. nothing is insulated. I think this coming spring, im going to have to hire a company to come over and insulate our water pipes throughout the underneath of our house.

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Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:24 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:last night it was so cold here, (-13*F), our water pipes froze and we had no hot or cold water and we just started getting our hot water running but no cold water as of yet. glad the pipes didn't burst as they are all plastic. no basement, only a crawl space and our house sits on cinder blocks and 12 x12's with dirt under the house. nothing is insulated. I think this coming spring, im going to have to hire a company to come over and insulate our water pipes throughout the underneath of our house.


Leave a faucet on a little bit (just a dribble) overnight, that will keep enough water moving through the pipes that they won't freeze.

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roadwanderer2 wrote:last night it was so cold here, (-13*F), our water pipes froze and we had no hot or cold water and we just started getting our hot water running but no cold water as of yet. glad the pipes didn't burst as they are all plastic. no basement, only a crawl space and our house sits on cinder blocks and 12 x12's with dirt under the house. nothing is insulated. I think this coming spring, im going to have to hire a company to come over and insulate our water pipes throughout the underneath of our house.


Leave a faucet on a little bit (just a dribble) overnight, that will keep enough water moving through the pipes that they won't freeze.


I have been, but it didn't help. our plastic pipes are right behind our base cinder blocks. some months ago I use that spray foam insulation to seal all the cracks between the cinder blocks where the mortar fell out, it helped with the cold air coming thru under our kitchen cabinet bases, but it didn't stop it completely, and until it gets warmer outside, there's nothing I can do about it. our kitchen is on an outside wall and all the cold air seems to hit that side of the house, but what surprises me is that it only affects the kitchen pipes, not my wife's bathroom which is also on the same outside wall, and not my bathroom which is on the other side of the house, but also on an outside wall.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:07 pm

2:07pm....... wonderful, now we have no cold OR hot water in our kitchen. all the pipes leading into our kitchen are frozen including our dishwasher. I just checked both bathrooms and the water is still working.

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Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:19 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:2:07pm....... wonderful, now we have no cold OR hot water in our kitchen. all the pipes leading into our kitchen are frozen including our dishwasher. I just checked both bathrooms and the water is still working.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:38 pm

unfortunately I cant get to them. they are behind my cinder blocks and the crawl space isn't large enough for me to gain access to. the opening to get under the house to where the pipes are on the other side of the foundation. I cant crawl under the house to reach them.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:32 am

well, this is just great. woke up this morning and the wind chill at -13*F, went to check all the water faucets, no water anywhere in this house this morning. both bathrooms are frozen, sinks as well as both showers, and no water in our kitchen either. surprisingly the only water we do have is for the washing machine and the toilets, go figure. gee wonder where im gonna get the water to make coffee with.

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Postby brentsboats » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:41 am

BREAK A HOLE IN THE CENTER OF THE FLOOR AND SEND DOWN A HEATER
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:50 am

don't think I haven't thought about doing that already lol.

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Postby brentsboats » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:14 am

i DID IT LAST WEEK AT A FARM HOUSE FOR SOME OLDER FRIENDS OF MINE .. SAVED THEM ALOT OF PIPE REPLACING COMPARED TOO FIXING A HOLE IN THE FLOOR ..MADE A TRAP DOOR ,SO NOW EZ ACCESS TO CRAWL SPACE DURING WINTER
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:58 am

well, that's something i'll have to think about doing. that would make it a lot easer to get to the water pipes. only one thing, it would have to be right in the middle of my kitchen floor since there is nowhere else to access any of the pipes. the space between the ground and the crawl is only 6-9 inches, so even if I got under the house, it might be impossible for me to crawl to where the pipes are. all the pipes here are located just behind the outside cinder block foundation wall which is only 2 cinder blocks tall off the ground.

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Postby themainviking » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:10 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:well, that's something i'll have to think about doing. that would make it a lot easer to get to the water pipes. only one thing, it would have to be right in the middle of my kitchen floor since there is nowhere else to access any of the pipes. the space between the ground and the crawl is only 6-9 inches, so even if I got under the house, it might be impossible for me to crawl to where the pipes are. all the pipes here are located just behind the outside cinder block foundation wall which is only 2 cinder blocks tall off the ground.

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That sounds like warm climate home design. Here in the Great White North, summer cottages are built like this. We would never have any water if our homes were like that. Our water pipes are installed ALWAYS inside the drywalled part of the house, exposed to heated rooms. Our concrete block foundations have insulation and drywall inside, and the pipes are exposed. I had a two story house at one time that had pipes going up the outside wall, between the wall studs, and they froze every winter, till I ran the clothes dryer venting right up along side the pipes, and vented it outside the upstairs bathroom. Then if they froze, we just turned on the dryer and the pipes thawed out. We still have a lot of homes with copper pipe up here, and freezing is not an option, unless you want to change to plastic, LMAO, in mid winter... A lot of more southern places are getting really below normal cold snaps this year. At least we have the experience of dealing with it. I feel bad for those who are not expecting it. Good luck with your pipes, Stuart. I would still rather deal with what you are, rather than what I am. :mrgreen:
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:14 pm

hey Viking:

yeah, most of the houses in this neighborhood are built this way, ours in particular was built back in 1941. we only 2 years ago had a new roof put on thank GOD. hey had to tear off 3 layers of shingles to get down to the plywood. single story, nothing under the house is insulated, and not much room to get under it either, and all the pipe work, (pvc) is right behind the cinderblocks on an outside wall. last time the HVAC people were here, 5 years ago while we were still renting before we picked up the option to buy, they had to replace a broken pipe under the house, so what they did was bust out 4 blocks and sent a skinny midget worker under it to replace the pipe that was leaking water under the house lol. and get this, they never replaced the blocks they broke out leaving me with a 24" x 24" opening that I had to fix. so that's one company i'll never use again. they were under contract with the former landlord that we were renting from. this happened our first winter here, and not only that, but they had to break up the concrete pad that was our back laundry room along with my wife's bathroom to install new pipes and sewer trap along with a complete renovation of the one bathroom due to moldy walls. shower stall, sink, toilet, walls, floor and electrical wiring and a new floor in my bathroom and a 15' long cement slab for the laundry room/back porch alone with a 30' long x3' deep trench going across the back of the house to run new sewer pipes from my wife's bathroom across the back and all the way out to the street sewer line. THAT "project" took 4 months to finish.

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