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Re: *Bad Weather Coming*
olezippi #1397255 Sun Feb 14 2021 03:59 PM
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Tiny, I was amazed when I first got to ND a few years ago. All my work was in rural to Very rural areas. Folks didn't have water meters and the valves were all in the 7' deep range. We did find the frost line that deep many times. Sounds like you just need to dig in a deeper water line smile

RonR


1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
1951 Farmall Super A



Re: *Bad Weather Coming*
olezippi #1397256 Sun Feb 14 2021 04:00 PM
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Tim Down Under needs to send us some pictures of the weather there.
It would help us have warm thoughts!

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
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'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
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Re: *Bad Weather Coming*
moparguy #1397266 Sun Feb 14 2021 04:44 PM
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by moparguy
Tiny, I was amazed when I first got to ND a few years ago. All my work was in rural to Very rural areas. Folks didn't have water meters and the valves were all in the 7' deep range. We did find the frost line that deep many times. Sounds like you just need to dig in a deeper water line smile

RonR
They are below the frost line for solid soil. The problem is the can the meters sit in is open to the air. It's below grade but open to the air with just a cast iron lid held by gravity. The air is getting cold enough to counteract the natural warming of the soil because there's nothing to stop the air infiltration. Hence my blanket and bucket "cap" over the can. With the snow we got since, covering the cap, it's pretty well insulated from the bitter cold air now.

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Re: *Bad Weather Coming*
olezippi #1397298 Sun Feb 14 2021 07:07 PM
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Don we had a weekend of lousy weather we had a a couple of showers of rain but wasn’t too bad I can only imagine what you have to put up with steel workers would be laid up with that amount of snow


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: *Bad Weather Coming*
Justhorsenround #1397307 Sun Feb 14 2021 07:52 PM
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thoughts and prayers to the first responders !

Re: *Bad Weather Coming*
olezippi #1397314 Sun Feb 14 2021 08:48 PM
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I went out to put the battery tender on my pickup. It's three degrees colder than it was this morning. It's dangerous cold. Probably the longest 5 minutes of my life.


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Re: *Bad Weather Coming*
olezippi #1397344 Sun Feb 14 2021 11:25 PM
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Now the news is saying we are going to have 3" of snow when we wake up tomorrow morning and at 10:00am the snow starts again with and additonal 8" to 12" of snow. I told my better half to stay put tomorrow.


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Re: *Bad Weather Coming*
olezippi #1397346 Sun Feb 14 2021 11:40 PM
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I don't think by all indicators we are not getting much. I went to the grocery store and they were not that busy and the bread and milk, also paper isles were full. wave ohwell


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
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Re: *Bad Weather Coming*
olezippi #1397383 Mon Feb 15 2021 04:57 AM
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That last batch of snow went around us and got you guys instead. No complaints here about that, but it's been bitterly cold! The high temp. today was 6 below, and they're predicting 20 below or colder for tonight! Usually we see that kind of weather around New Year's and by now it's starting to warm up a little.
They're predicting temps closer to 30 for next weekend, which is closer to normal for this time of the year..


Rich

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1959 Chev. Viking 40


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Re: *Bad Weather Coming*
olezippi #1397403 Mon Feb 15 2021 10:10 AM
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They are saying 8-12 by Wed. I found out yesterday that my new car is not much good in snow. I was backing out of a friend's driveway and got too close to the pile of snow she had shoveled and got stuck. I had put the winter shovel in so I was able to get out after some digging and back and forth maneuvers. One man with a truck stop and offered to pull me out. The big problem is the power management system as soon as I got momentum it would shut the engine down. I am assuming this and if I am wrong and it does not have this let me know. 2017 Buick Encore. The wheels would start spinning and just quit. Maybe I should put snow tires on the 1954 and load up the back end and drive it. grin Or just stay home, yes that is the ticket. ohwell


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
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