Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:47 am

Freddy wrote:

Who's up for home made blueberry pancakes? Real Maine maple syrup! (Real hand picked Maine blueberries too) Come on people, up & at 'em! Move it! Move it! :)


Leaving now, 500 miles to go, be there in about 8 hours :D
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:57 am

Hollyfeld wrote:Leaving now, 500 miles to go, be there in about 8 hours


You're going to hit heavy snow about half way here, better allow 12 hours! We'll save a pancake for you....ya, sure, like one pig waits for another! LOL Awwww, no worries, plenty of blueberries left in the freezer, we'll make more!
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:57 am

Good morning Freddy - It doesn't look like there are a lot of folks up yet. I'm up because of my week day schedule. Sleeping in even one day really messes my body clock up the next couple of days. Not much planned for today except church and family; I accomplished everything on my schedule yesterday. The stove is burning nicely after the cleaning it got yesterday; it seems to be running a little cooler, too.

I am wondering about how to reconfigure my chimney connector pipe when I get the baro I ordered. As I posted on another thread my installer cut the hole in the wall 3 inches too high and to compensate he put on a 90* angle starting 4 inches from the stove. :mad: That angle piece covers about 8 inches before straightening out for 24 inches and going through the wall. Space along that pipe is at a premium. I have a really good draft and don’t want to mess that up. :)

I was thinking - can I put a T joint straight out of the stove, using one end for a clean out and the other to connect to the chimney connector pipe. Since it’s only a 3 inches height difference do they even make Ts that short? Can I cut the stove pipe without compromising it? What would I use - tin snips? Where would I go to be able to look at a lot of different size and kind of piping; an HVAC supply store? By taking that angled piece out I would gain back that 8 inches of piping and not have to squish the barro in so much. Any thoughts or ideas from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lisa
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:09 am

lowfog01 wrote:Any thoughts or ideas from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lisa


I like this idea from Terry (Coalkirk) Lets you use your baro "T" as an easy way of cleaning fly ash out of horizontal pipe runs too.
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:32 am

Hi Lisa, If you could post a pic of the connector pipe area it would be helpful to visualize what you are trying to do. If it helps,figure that 90* on the "T" is about equal to a 90* elbow.
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:50 am

Morning Freddy, Blueberry pancakes huh, hey hon, come and read Freddy's post, blueberry pancakes for breakfast, want to take a ride in the snow? What do ya mean, "don't be silly"..... Oh well, maybe next time Fred.

Not snowing here yet, Guess i'll have to look in on the weather ladies and see what their guessing for weather today.
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:00 am

Freddy wrote: Who's up for home made blueberry pancakes? Real Maine maple syrup! (Real hand picked Maine blueberries too) Come on people, up & at 'em! Move it! Move it! :)


Sorry to hear about your back. What a bummer. Thanks for the offer, I made blueberry pancakes for the kids, yesterday. Not sure where the blueberries came from (bought them at ShopRite) but we relly did have Maine maple syrup. yummy! I can only handle those once a month. VERY sweet!

Ok, we are having eggs, sausage, bisquits. The eggs are from our chickens. I just got done collecting them. No snow down here in NJ, so stop in if your in the nieghborhood.

Chris F.
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:50 pm

Freddy wrote:Oh gosh, I'm late this morning! Had to go tend the Jamesway in the barn, walk the dogs, make some coffee before I could come on line. I guess some have never noticed that I keep odd hours...well...I don't keep them, they keep me. My back won't let me sleep for more than 4 hours or so. It's been 5 years since I saw 7 hours sleep, but, I do nap during the day. I'll often crash for 35 minutes, sometimes once a day, sometimes 3 times. No biggie! It keeps me from gathering dust.


Hi Freddy, sorry to hear about your back. My husband had surgery last year for his back and they put in 2 steel rods. That's why I do most of the manual labor around here. It's a good thing I like to work with my hands. Anyway, I wanted to ask if you've tried one of those Memory Foam mattress toppers? We got one and it's really made a difference in his ability to sleep comfortably. You can get one pretty cheap at Wal-Mart. We found it to well worth the cost. Lisa
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:10 pm

Devil505 wrote:
lowfog01 wrote:Any thoughts or ideas from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Lisa


I like this idea from Terry (Coalkirk) Lets you use your baro "T" as an easy way of cleaning fly ash out of horizontal pipe runs too.


I'm going to try to get a picture up this afternoon but I'm not too computer literate.

I like Terry's idea, too but unfortunately, I don't see how I can fit it in. My exhaust pipe comes out of the stove, angles up 3 inches and then runs through the wall to the vertical shaft outside. I only have 24 inches total pipe space available and 8 inches of that is currently the flexible pipe of the angle. To do what Terry has done will add too many elbows to my piping. Also if I was to use the baro as my clean out I'd be too far from the back of the stove; my arm wouldn't reach to the rear baffle space to clean it.

That's why I was wondering if I could put a T pretty much right out of the stove. One end could be the clean out and the other could replace the angle pipe with an elbow - still bringing the pipe up the 3 inches but giving me more room on the horizontal pipe for the baro. It would allow me to place the baro further back from the stove, too. I know it's hard to imagine so I'll work on getting the picture up. Thanks for your input, I'm learning a lot.

Oh yeah, I can't just move the stove forward a couple of inches because that would take it out of code. Lisa
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:50 pm

Lisa,

That is the way Alaska does it with their hearth model. A box is attached to the back of the stove, a 6' round collar comes directly vertical off the box to attach to the flue pipe, and the baro is also attached to this box.

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Rick
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:22 pm

Lowfog, yes you can cut stove pipe with tin snips. Whether cut or not, every joint should have three sheet metal screws in it.

(Strange....every once in a while I lose a post. I posted a longer version of this earlier, and now, it's gone!)

lowfog01 wrote:if you've tried one of those Memory Foam mattress toppers?


Got one! Been using it for a year or so. It's nice, but nothing is a cure. Just to stay laying, or sitting, for more than a while & my back says "Come on! Get up! Time to go!". It's not that I'm in searing awful pain, but it's just enough so I have to get up. I'm lucky that I work at home. I can do 30 or 40 hours a week, but no way can I do it from 9 to 5. Often times I'm in the shop at 4AM, other times at 11PM. No biggie! I'm happy as heck that I can work and don't have to leach of Social Security. I'm sure my Dr would sign a form if I wanted SS, but, well.... no pun intended.... I have to sleep at night! LOL. I couldn't sleep if I was using the system.
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:10 pm

Thanks Freddy and Rick,

Your input has helped clarifiy my plan and I think it will work. I'll let you know when I get it done. Lisa
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:01 pm

Before you cut it, do some planning. If you cut off the crimped end you might end up not being able to get the parts to fit together.
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:05 pm

That's why I was wondering if I could put a T pretty much right out of the stove.


Do something like this:

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Before you cut it, do some planning. If you cut off the crimped end you might end up not being able to get the parts to fit together.


Or buy a pair of crimping pliers. :idea:
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Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:07 pm

Freddy wrote:Before you cut it, do some planning. If you cut off the crimped end you might end up not being able to get the parts to fit together.


Thanks for the heads up. I'd kind of been planning the thing out in my mind but I'm going to lay the whole thing out before I cut anything. I have to do the same thing when I sew clothing. I'm a visual learner. Thanks for all the help. I'll let you know when I get it together. Lisa
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