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Blog Archive for January, 2013

Mild Winter in Southeastern NC vs. Harsh Northern Winters

Categories: NC Construction, North Carolina Living | Posted: January 30, 2013

As many have probably noted, the weather the last few years has been anything but normal. Thoughts of strange weather patterns came to mind last week when the Carolinas warmed up enough for folks to actually get outside and enjoy the rays for a few days.

A recent Fox News article out of Washington, stated on January 28th, “The arctic blast that gripped much of the central and eastern U.S. last week and into the weekend is on its way out and a significant warm-up is on the way to much of the eastern half of the country.” It went on to say:

“Farther to the East, the aforementioned warm front moved through Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia on Monday morning. Some snow, sleet and freezing rain fell at the onset, before a changeover to rain in these cities.

Weather in Southport NC

The significant warm-up will take until Tuesday to get into the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic, when temperatures rise into the 60s all the way northward to the Mason/Dixon line.

The 70s will be common as far north as Fayetteville, N.C., on Tuesday.

Even residents of central and northern New England who haven’t experienced a 32-degree temperature in over a week will turn much milder Tuesday into Wednesday.

High temperatures in NYC, Boston, and Albany will rise into the upper 50s and near 60 degrees on Wednesday.

And warm up in the Carolinas, it surely did. Temperatures along the coast reached as high as the upper 70’s. It was out of this world to see people sunbathing in bikinis on the beach in the middle of January.

According to a New York Times article dated January 8 – 2012 was ‘the year of a surreal March heat wave’… and ‘the hottest year ever recorded in the contiguous United States.’ So what does this mean for Southeastern North Carolina? That our already mild winters are just getting even warmer.

Many of the people who have relocated to NC from northern states can agree that the sun shines more often and winter is just more pleasant on the coast. Do you agree?

NC Beach

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Centerline Construction Chat: LP Gas Tanks

Categories: Centerline Construction Chat, Jeff Satterwhite, LP Gas Tanks, NC Construction | Posted: January 28, 2013

Watch Jeff Satterwhite’s video below to learn about what LP Gas Tanks are, why we need them in Southeastern NC and what is different about them compared to Natural Gas.

Centerline Construction Chat – LP Gas tanks

In this area of NC, there is no natural gas  – most people from the north and populated cities are used to natural gas piped to your home with a big blue regulator that regulates the gas pressure in your home.

We rely on LP Gas here since we don’t have that. There is a tank under the ground, they come in different sizes from 300 up to 1,000 gallons. Most homes have between 350-500 gallon tank.

Normal system is a ½ psi for pressure for propane, sometimes it will be a 2 psi system if you have a large requirement for natural gas, if you’re heating off LP or you have a backup generator. Ther is a regulator on there showing it is filled to 85%, never filled to 100% because there is always room for expansion.

This tank has a regulator that will regulate the pressure for the entire house, your gas tank, backup generator, heating and AC, cooking, fireplace, etc. will all work off the LP just like natural gas. The only difference is that gas appliances will have to have the orifice changed, because LP and natural gas are different sized molecules that burn differently so they have a different sized orifice for the actual burner inside the item.

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