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Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,878
Posted By SailinAway
She had already hiked almost all of the 48 4000...

She had already hiked almost all of the 48 4000 footers. In that case, it's hard to understand why she wasn't better prepared---the AMC guide is very explicit about conditions in the White Mountains....
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,878
Posted By SailinAway
This was my first thought as well. Her mother...

This was my first thought as well. Her mother described her as an experienced hiker but said she didn't have much winter hiking experience. I believe that an experienced hiker intending to do 3...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By SailinAway
Yes, I agree about wrapping the tank. That's on...

Yes, I agree about wrapping the tank. That's on my list also. I will need to compare leaving it on 24 hours and 1 hour. My last electric bill was just $55. I'm sure turning off the water heater is a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-24-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By SailinAway
A tip for heating with wood

I saw this on YouTube, tried it, and it worked amazingly well.

To get heat to flow to outlying rooms, instead of placing a fan in the room with the woodstove and blowing hot air out of that room,...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-24-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By SailinAway
ITD, thank you very much for taking a look at...

ITD, thank you very much for taking a look at that link and running the numbers again. My boiler was measured at 83% efficiency last year. There would not be any cost to change between oil and...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-24-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By SailinAway
Holy moly, you use 25 gallons for a shower???...

Holy moly, you use 25 gallons for a shower??? Perhaps this would interest you:...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By SailinAway
Happy Thanksgiving! Lovely view from the top of...

Happy Thanksgiving! Lovely view from the top of Rattlesnake Mt. today, but was that ICE I saw on Squam??
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-23-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By SailinAway
This calculator might help:...

This calculator might help: https://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-home/water-heating-cost-comparison/

I entered values for 5 gallons a day, price of oil $5.80 a gallon, and cost of electricity $.1658...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-23-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By SailinAway
A gallon of OIL a day? What does "in the noise"...

A gallon of OIL a day? What does "in the noise" mean?
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-23-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By SailinAway
Cost to get hot water from tankless coil in boiler

I had the tankless coil on the boiler disabled some years ago in order to install an electric water heater. Reason: at that time oil was expensive and electricity was cheap. Now both are expensive.
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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-22-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By SailinAway
Upper vs lower damper

To clarify, the damper on my stove controls air coming into the firebox. A damper on the stove pipe controls the amount of heat exiting the stove. Correct? So why don't I need a damper on the stove...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-21-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,716
Posted By SailinAway
Back to our original topic, how to protect the pipes

I have reread this whole thread. If anyone is still interested, let's hone in on the fine points. Thank you for your patience with my questions.

So last night I turned on the furnace because the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,716
Posted By SailinAway
I would love to have a garden, but my past...

I would love to have a garden, but my past experience was that it took way too much time, wear and tear on the body, and water in comparison to the result. I would spend months tending a broccoli...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,651
Posted By SailinAway
Got it, Thinkxingu. Thanks for the clarifications!

Got it, Thinkxingu. Thanks for the clarifications!
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,651
Posted By SailinAway
The chimney is made of bricks lined with . . . a...

The chimney is made of bricks lined with . . . a liner.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,651
Posted By SailinAway
You raise some good questions, thank you. Yes,...

You raise some good questions, thank you. Yes, there's an ash drawer, and I asked above why there are no ashes in it.

The door does NOT have a tight gasket seal. Some mice took a liking to the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,651
Posted By SailinAway
Two things would be helpful to see: (1) Building...

Two things would be helpful to see: (1) Building and lighting the fire and refueling when the kindling has burned down, and (2) refueling after 4 hours. Not trying to be a pest. I honestly don't...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-20-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,716
Posted By SailinAway
I'm all ears.

I'm all ears.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 11-20-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By SailinAway
I don't think so.

I don't think so.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 11-20-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By SailinAway
When you get to the main street in Tilton, turn...

When you get to the main street in Tilton, turn right. The restaurant is a couple hundred feet on the right side. There's a small parking lot.

If you don't want to eat inside, you can drive up to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By SailinAway
All this has always been a head-scratcher for me...

All this has always been a head-scratcher for me despite hours of research. I enrolled in Plan B plus an Advantage plan at 65. Isn't Plan B "original Medicare"?
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By SailinAway
I misspoke. I meant to say that there was no...

I misspoke. I meant to say that there was no opposition from Harvard Pilgrim to any treatment ordered by my doctors.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-19-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,651
Posted By SailinAway
I've had this stove for years and it has always...

I've had this stove for years and it has always behaved like this regardless of the wood. When I posted last April I was burning 4-year-old wood. I had another stove prior to this one and had no...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 11-19-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By SailinAway
THOP is the best pizza I've ever had. Nice folks,...

THOP is the best pizza I've ever had. Nice folks, too. You could combine it with mountain biking at Highland.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-19-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,651
Posted By SailinAway
Update on the Englander 13 NC woodstove

After reading a lot of reviews about my woodstove, I've concluded that a lot of other users find this stove quite difficult to manage, as Thinkxingu alluded. Some sample reviews that are similar to...
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