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Itís cold in Europe. So cold, a Swiss guy put a wood stove in his Volvo
National Post ^ | February 10, 2012 | Jan Vykydal

Posted on 02/10/2012 5:03:58 PM PST by Squawk 8888

Here’s an equation you probably didn’t learn in school: European cold snap + Swiss ingenuity = wood-burning stove in a Volvo.

Europe is being hit by severe cold weather that started two weeks ago, and the Continent’s deep freeze expected to continue until mid-February.

Still, that hasn’t stopped one enterprising man in Switzerland from venturing outside in his slightly modified Volvo. And by “slightly modified,” we mean he took a whole wood-burning stove and put it in his car.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; napl

1 posted on 02/10/2012 5:04:04 PM PST by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a ping


2 posted on 02/10/2012 5:05:31 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Squawk 8888

I installed a gas stove in my Pinto but the results were less than desirable.


3 posted on 02/10/2012 5:11:01 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Wow! This guy has just solved and electric car issue for us.

In Minnesota, we'll need that technology in our Chevy Volts to drive them about six months of the year.

4 posted on 02/10/2012 5:15:14 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Squawk 8888

Those creative Swiss...


5 posted on 02/10/2012 5:29:20 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: ptsal
Don't forget the American Rednecks:


6 posted on 02/10/2012 5:42:10 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Man, not only is that dumb, but it took a lot of time and effort. Both photos.


7 posted on 02/10/2012 5:48:50 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Aevery_Freeman

I once had a 64 Beetle with an after-marked gas powered heater in the front trunk that really cranked.


8 posted on 02/10/2012 5:51:02 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: JimSEA

Apparently the guy who retrofitted the A/C had a lot more time than money.


9 posted on 02/10/2012 6:04:42 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Squawk 8888

I owned a 1980 244 DL until 1988 and never had any problem keeping it warm so I’m having trouble understanding the need for additional heat.


10 posted on 02/10/2012 6:11:24 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: DuncanWaring

I’m afraid if I ever saw the AC fix up in a parking lot they would have to carry me away, having passed out laughing. Great photo!


11 posted on 02/10/2012 6:15:48 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Squawk 8888

Pikers! Spend a winter in Chicago or Nome, Alaska. Europeans are such wimps.


12 posted on 02/10/2012 6:24:49 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Regret Anything Because At One Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Eh, not really. The Volt will be on fire, thereby providing ample heat to get ya through those cold spells.


13 posted on 02/10/2012 6:24:59 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Squawk 8888

What year is that Volvo wallywagon? Are they known for not having good heating systems?


14 posted on 02/10/2012 6:31:02 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DuncanWaring

I think it was pretty slick of the guy. You didn’t even notice the replacement tail lights stuck onto his trunk!


15 posted on 02/10/2012 6:31:17 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: Larry Lucido

Did it explode on impact, too?


16 posted on 02/10/2012 6:32:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I was wondering if he was living in the car.

When he is driving the heater should do the job.


17 posted on 02/10/2012 6:54:22 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Squawk 8888

Red Green would be proud!


18 posted on 02/10/2012 7:03:38 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Enjoy your carbon monoxide poisoning, Heidi.


19 posted on 02/10/2012 8:22:29 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 21twelve

I’m with you. One of my favorite expressions is “If it’s stupid and it works, it’s not stupid.”

The guy had a problem, didn’t have a lot of cash, looked around at what he did have (or what he could afford) and found something that worked.

I admire people like that, and always strive to think outside the box when a seemingly insoluble problem shows up.


20 posted on 02/10/2012 8:31:32 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: 21twelve

I’m with you. One of my favorite expressions is “If it’s stupid and it works, it’s not stupid.”

The guy had a problem, didn’t have a lot of cash, looked around at what he did have (or what he could afford) and found something that worked.

I admire people like that, and always strive to think outside the box when a seemingly insoluble problem shows up.


21 posted on 02/10/2012 8:31:42 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: SkyDancer

well, if you think -8 F is not cold....


22 posted on 02/10/2012 8:42:57 PM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: Cronos

Ever been to Chicago in winter?


23 posted on 02/10/2012 9:04:37 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Regret Anything Because At One Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: Cronos

Ever been to Chicago in winter? I saw once, just once when with the windchill it was -80F.


24 posted on 02/10/2012 9:05:22 PM PST by SkyDancer ("Never Regret Anything Because At One Time It Was Exactly What You Wanted")
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To: SkyDancer

nope, never been to Chicago in winter.


25 posted on 02/10/2012 10:08:54 PM PST by Cronos (Party like it's 12 20, 2012)
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To: Squawk 8888; Slings and Arrows

Mine has an attic.

26 posted on 02/10/2012 10:42:18 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

And a rec room.


27 posted on 02/10/2012 10:44:28 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888
It’s cold in Europe. So cold, there was shrinkage.
28 posted on 02/10/2012 10:44:34 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: All

ahahahahahahahaaaaaaa

29 posted on 02/10/2012 10:50:04 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Larry Lucido

You needed airtight depends an huggies to plumb it proper is my guess....


30 posted on 02/11/2012 4:42:34 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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