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hickslawns

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Not sure I'd like that either. At least I can reduce utilities burning firewood. I don't think there is a way to reduce utilities when it comes to AC. Plus I don't like the extreme heat/humidity. I'll take a chilly day over ridiculous hot. I live where I need to live. I'm just ready for 65-70 days and 50-55 at night. That is all. Might revisit my thinking in 10-15yrs.
 
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"J"

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Not sure I'd like that either. At least I can reduce utilities burning firewood. I don't think there is a way to reduce utilities when it comes to AC. Plus I don't like the extreme heat/humidity. I'll take a chilly day over ridiculous hot. I live where I need to live. I'm just ready for 65-70 days and 50-55 at night. That is all. Might revisit my thinking in 10-15yrs.
😂😂😂
Look forward too your change in attitude 😂😂😂
 
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I actually had let my boiler burn out and removed all the live smoldering ashes and embers during that warm weather stretch when the gasket started to leak. When I got home from work around 7pm last Monday I saw the colder temps coming later in the week so I added enough water to fill it back up to normal level and started up another fire. The internal water temp was at 40 degrees at start up and it took about 3 hours to get it back up to 160 but with the week of water lost I got air in my lines so I had an air lock develop within the lines. So at 11:30 before bed I went out and used a water hose and connected it to a valve in back of the boiler and flooded the lines to push the air back into the tank. I let it gurgle and bubble we’ll before reconnecting the line. There has to be a much easier or better way to do this which I’ll be looking at during the off season. Anyway, the water temp are back up to snuff and I’ve been running back on the boiler for heat and house has been nice and toasty ever since. It was nice not having to fill up twice a day for a week while it lasted and can’t wait till I can give it a rest for the summer spell which should be just around the corner.....I hope! Lol
Instead of pushing it into the tank, could you keep the supply line open and drain the system until you stop getting air? I do that with mine, at the highest point in the house.
 
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Iowa_Buckeye

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Work gave us a 15 day furlough spread out between now and the end of the year. So I told the wife I’d split wood on those days to stay busy and hopefully sell enough next year to recover the cost of the splitter and saw.
So today I put together an area to stack it. It’s about 55 feet long. When (if...) I get a full stack in the first set of 2x4s I’ll lay down a second set and keep going.
Also finally used the splitter for a short while today on the cherry. Seems to work just fine.

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Iowa_Buckeye

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Today was my first furlough day so I spent it at the farm. First I put some T-posts in 8 feet apart at the stack, then dropped a dead standing oak and split it up. Man it is nice wood! I bought a moisture meter and most of it is 14 to 17%. Except for the first few feet near the stump where it was still pretty wet. Also split the rest of the honey locust. Kids came up for a couple hours and I hooked trailers up on the quads so they could shuttle the oak from where I was splitting to the pile. They had fun and their help was appreciated!
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