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#1464846 - 02/06/2018 16:23 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
hickory Offline
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Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
My coldest ever in Mareeba is 2.2c in 2015. That year it went below 5c 8 times and I had frost 4 times.

To have a frost the grass temp has to drop below 0 C, so the air warmed up 2.2 to whatever height your WX station or thermometer is.
You wouldn't be walking around bare footed on the grass, that's for sure.I didn't get out of bed today until the sun was nearing it's zenith. Was going to sit outside in the sun but the wind was blowing hard.

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#1464869 - 03/06/2018 06:05 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Brrrrrrr....

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#1464870 - 03/06/2018 07:56 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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5.9c this morning. Reports of -4c at Wondecla and heavy frost.
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#1464873 - 03/06/2018 08:50 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: hickory]
scott12 Offline
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Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
I made a few enquires for pot belly stoves today but $1600 was about the cheapest quote.....

$1600.00 !! Are you serious ?? shocked
(Straight out of the foundry in China for $20 I suspect).


Yep serious Hickory...I was a bit taken aback...

I wonder what sort of patio burner/fireplace I could fashion out of a old beer keg..?

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#1464874 - 03/06/2018 08:52 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: dormant]
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Originally Posted By: dormant
Brrrrrrr....


I'll second that dormant...its colder nights here than most of coastal NSW at the moment..the staffies are not enjoying it at all...

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#1464900 - 03/06/2018 18:21 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: scott12]
marakai Offline
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Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
I made a few enquires for pot belly stoves today but $1600 was about the cheapest quote.....

$1600.00 !! Are you serious ?? shocked
(Straight out of the foundry in China for $20 I suspect).


Yep serious Hickory...I was a bit taken aback...

I wonder what sort of patio burner/fireplace I could fashion out of a old beer keg..?


Get yourself an old split rim from a truck and an old heater base from an old tobacco farm, both made out of cast iron, all you need then is a plain old tin tray to catch any embers dropping out the bottom.

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#1464904 - 03/06/2018 19:52 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: scott12]
hickory Offline
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Originally Posted By: scott12
I wonder what sort of patio burner/fireplace I could fashion out of a old beer keg..?

Scott, I sent you a PM with some info I gathered last winter on this subject.

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#1464911 - 03/06/2018 21:27 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: marakai]
cold@28 Offline
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Originally Posted By: marakai
Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: scott12
I made a few enquires for pot belly stoves today but $1600 was about the cheapest quote.....

$1600.00 !! Are you serious ?? shocked
(Straight out of the foundry in China for $20 I suspect).


Yep serious Hickory...I was a bit taken aback...

I wonder what sort of patio burner/fireplace I could fashion out of a old beer keg..?


Get yourself an old split rim from a truck and an old heater base from an old tobacco farm, both made out of cast iron, all you need then is a plain old tin tray to catch any embers dropping out the bottom.


The steel tub from a front load washing machine can be pretty good too. When placed vertically the holes are in the sides and what was a solid back becomes the base. Can rest that on an old rim.

Pretty nippy out here too. Afternoons cool very quickly, nights cold,and mornings hard to get out from under the covers. I have visitors from Armidale NSW wearing shorts, tee shirts and thongs, and I have jeans, woollen jumpers and ugg boots and still feel the cold...

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#1464916 - 04/06/2018 01:19 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: cold@28]
hickory Offline
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Originally Posted By: cold@28
Afternoons cool very quickly, nights cold,and mornings hard to get out from under the covers.

The benefit for we retirees is simply don't get out from under the covers. grin
Wait until the sun has a decent angle of elevation.

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#1464917 - 04/06/2018 06:48 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Easy to tell the locals from the tourists yesterday arvo on the beach. Locals, long pants and jumpers, and the tourists, swimmers and T Shirts.

However the water is still nice for a swim, no longer any nets in place.

Absolutely stunning weather. I know Scott would be shaking his head right now😂, but I enjoy the cooler weather.

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#1464918 - 04/06/2018 07:00 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Ha ha.....my visitors are always up well before me!
Just on 11C and my arms are cold as I tap away on my phone grin

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#1464919 - 04/06/2018 07:23 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Im with Dormant, Brrrrrrrrr
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#1464920 - 04/06/2018 07:47 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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A "nice and cold" 4.3c this morning poke
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#1464938 - 04/06/2018 12:48 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: hickory]
scott12 Offline
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Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Afternoons cool very quickly, nights cold,and mornings hard to get out from under the covers.

The benefit for we retirees is simply don't get out from under the covers. grin
Wait until the sun has a decent angle of elevation.


You sound a bit like my staffies Hickory..and when they do finally roll out of bed they spend till midday just laying in the sun..

Got your Pm..

Few more freezing nights before the showers roll in again and warm the nights up a bit by the looks of it..

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#1464940 - 04/06/2018 12:51 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
scott12 Offline
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Some good ideas there marakai,28 and hickory...trouble is marakai I don't know any old tobacco farmers..and 28 I'd kinda like something I could close up...

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#1464990 - 05/06/2018 01:25 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
Some good ideas there marakai,28 and hickory...trouble is marakai I don't know any old tobacco farmers..and 28 I'd kinda like something I could close up...


I live on an old Tobacco farm, and although I'd like to think I'm not that old and such as huddling in a doona until the sun reaches my feet at this time of year, I'd be the first to plead Guilty of doin such.

We do have a few old tobacco heater stands down in the bottom's of our old drying sheds though and could probably muster up a few (three or four at least) for those who feel that paying through the nose for a simple heating source that will die quite soon after purchase is a waste of time.

I'd prefer to drop them off at Biboorah or Mareeba at the cost of a warm second hand blanket for our Dog's for winter if anyone is interested in them.

We just lost a good 12 years old Blue Cattle Bitch through Tetanus of all things today, chose to put her down after two weeks of fighting infection and blood loss through excising a wound in her chest we don't know how she got.

All that aside ,one of these stands and a decent wheel rim will beat anything that you can find at Bunnings or elsewhere, you could even plonk one of those stainless washing or dryer tubs on top like C@28 reckons? and get a better result than the $200 dollar Chimenias or whatever they call them clay things from Bunnings.

None of these things are good for indoor's though, Balconies and stuff are good if you have somehting underneath to catch ashes and embers and stuff but they don't suit indoors at all, even the bunning's ones cant be used indoors.

I've bought (under pressure from the Missus two types of the bunnings ones and both are now broken artifacts)the commercial ones, and for the fourth year in a row for the State of Origin will be using the old Stand plate and tire rim, the same old one.

There really is no need to spend a fortune on those (sorry to say ) Crappy [censored] third class expensive heat sources that locally available second hand and locally available materials that will last at least a decade can provide. I have a plenty of it available here and I'm sure others have too.

Sorry Ranting again, but I hate those clay rip off things from bunnings.

Just Pm Me :), I'm not really that scary.

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#1464991 - 05/06/2018 01:37 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
marakai Offline
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Currently less than 8 C and dropping.... I hate this weather.

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#1464994 - 05/06/2018 04:29 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
dormant Offline
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Worst part of your post, Marakai, is your dog. All of us that keep dogs will be affected by your news - going too early from unexpected and painful to pet and ourselves illness is horrible. Was in same boat last June.
Feel for you, dear.

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#1464998 - 05/06/2018 07:18 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: marakai]
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Originally Posted By: marakai
Currently less than 8 C and dropping.... I hate this weather.


Made 8.1 a few minutes ago.

I hate cold weather too. Reckon this is already a lot colder than this time last year, or maybe I just didn't get out of bed til after 9 or 10am...

Too cold even to have arms out to hold the phone. grin

So sorry about your dog marakai.


Edited by cold@28 (05/06/2018 07:19)

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#1465000 - 05/06/2018 08:02 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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Sorry for the lose of your dog Marakai.

3.8c here this morning to finish off this string of very cold nights though I think single digits for tonight and possibly tomorrow night are still likely here.

Definitely a really early start to the cold nights C@28. My coldest month for night time temps has been August for the past 3 winters so not looking forward to this August. Would love these kind of day times all year though.


Edited by Simmo FNQ (05/06/2018 08:14)
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