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Nutmeg Weatherman
10-30-2006, 09:25 PM
What type of heat do you guys use at the summit and at what temperature is it inside?

On those hurricane force windy nights does it blow right thru the living quarters where you can feel a draft??

Bill O
10-30-2006, 09:40 PM
What type of heat do you guys use at the summit and at what temperature is it inside?

On those hurricane force windy nights does it blow right thru the living quarters where you can feel a draft??

Oil fired boilers, but since it is so cold they use mostly kerosene. There are a few electric space heaters floating around too. They keep the temp in the low to mid-60's. Maybe a little warmer in the living areas and a little cooler in the weather room so they don't over heat in all their clothes.

Yes, it can be drafty. Different wind directions produce different drafts. The heat seems to be able to keep up, but at times it runs constantly.

Mike D
10-31-2006, 12:16 PM
With an all-time record high of 72 degrees, Mount Washington consumes as much petroleum in a year as Kuwait produces. I kid, but seriously, the State Park does a good job keeping the facilities running all-winter long. As you can imagine, coordinating the transport of that much fuel and keeping the furnaces working in such a forbidding climate is no small feat.