Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:46 am

Good morning! There's a big ol' pot of cyber coffee ready to fill your waiting cups. Don't be shy, add some words & it's right good!

This winter just won't quit. It's 10 degrees right now. Couple that with yesterdays 8" of fresh snow and Spring is no where to be seen.
I think I'm finally getting over the newness of the Axeman Anderson. I didn't even go visit it yesterday. It's just doing it's thing and keeping us warm & comfy. Ahhhhhh Now that it's not below zero each morning I only have to empty ashes every third day instead of every other. Maybe March will make it go four days. Gosh, I don't know if I can go four days without visiting my faithful friend.

Hope you all have a good weekend!

Fred
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:59 am

Moning Freddy.........I'll have a large regular &.......Don't give me that crap about self serve! :mad:
25* here right now....Think I'll open the pool today. :lol:
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:03 am

Early bird gets the worm or in my case he gets the coal. I'm up bright and early to get some pulled pork going in the crock pot for 10+ hours and to cruise over to Crazy4Coal's weekend hangout to pick up a ton.

The Keystoker has been going great and I'm looking forward to replacing the indirect hot water heater soon. I never thought heating with coal would be so cool and I just love it.

Whenever you want, Freddy, please feel free to send some of those temps and snow a little south to Jersey, we need some more and Im starting to miss it. All the snow is gone, but it was on the ground for the longest time in many years here. I hope March brings a blizzard or two or three.

Raises cup of coffee and points northeast to Maine.
Hollyfeld
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6


Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:36 am

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the invite! I'll have a diet coke with lots of ice if you please. I shut off the air to my stove this morning and figure it will be cool to the touch in a couple of hours. I hated to do it! It was burning well - despite what I feel is a blockage of flyash in the chimney connector pipe. I switched to Pea coal because it needs less draft for a good burn but it's been 3 years since we installed the stove and I’ve never touched the pipes. You know that there has to be a pile of flyash in there. Enough said. Today is the day. Like Freddy suggested the worst of winter may be coming in March and that's sure to be when the draft is blocked completely - just when we would really need the stove. At least with today's high of 45* outside maybe I can get it done without the natural gas kicking on. Enjoy your coffee and have a great day! Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:51 am

Hollyfeld wrote:send some of those temps and snow a little south to Jersey,


Wish I could buddy! They just predicted a foot of snow for tonight! It wasn't mentioned yesterday. How can a foot of snow sneak up on them?
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:00 am

Freddy,
These are the same guys that predict Global Warming.
If I had it to do all over again, I would have gone to Penn State
and studied meteorology. What a great job. You never have to
be right and If you notice, the women on the weather channel
are always pregnant. Got to be some perks in there somewhere.

Tom
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:23 am

it's been 3 years since we installed the stove and I’ve never touched the pipes. You know that there has to be a pile of flyash in there.



If you have a back vent model:
You will find a lot of flyash at the pipe connector on the stove. On the Mark series the ash likes to accumulate behind the baffle. If there is an elbow installed the ash will be all over the floor when you remove the pipe. A tee with a cap on one end makes the cleaning much easier.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: ken On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:49 am

dang Freddy , you get up to early for me. Coffee probaly nasty now , need fresh pot. :D They said we were going to get 6 to 8 inches , we got an inch. lol. Cold out now 15. Had enough of winter , been couped up since mid october. :(
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:56 am

Large with splena, thanks Freddy. We have no end of winter in sight for sure here in ME. Right now there is no place to put another foot of snow! Still burning propane :mad: but I havn't had to tend any stove. Heading down to Belfast right past ya Freddy in an hour or so. I'll toot when I go over the Verona bridge.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:29 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:
it's been 3 years since we installed the stove and I’ve never touched the pipes. You know that there has to be a pile of flyash in there.



If you have a back vent model:
You will find a lot of flyash at the pipe connector on the stove. On the Mark series the ash likes to accumulate behind the baffle. If there is an elbow installed the ash will be all over the floor when you remove the pipe. A tee with a cap on one end makes the cleaning much easier.


Thanks for the heads up! I've got my dry/vac at the ready. Funny, I've had that for years and never really had a use for it. The stove is down to 100* stove top so I figure there is still some heat in the coals. I'll give it another hour before I really get started. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:38 am

Wife already left for work. Had to feed the kids first. Then dog & chickens. NOW I can get my coffee. Yep, not much snow in NJ this year (just like last year) I didn't even bother mounting the snowblower on the 3-point tractor hitch this year. Just left the backhoe on tractor and got much more use out of it. Temps near 30F today, so I'll get outside soon and cut up the blow-overs from the last wind storm. Three more trees for the woodpile :D

Chris F.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:42 am

lowfog01 wrote: I've got my dry/vac at the ready. Funny, I've had that for years and never really had a use for it. The stove is down to 100* stove top so I figure there is still some heat in the coals. Lisa


Hi Liza I hope you are using a hepa-filter or a Drywall filter in your dry-vac?

Chris F.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:32 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:
lowfog01 wrote: I've got my dry/vac at the ready. Funny, I've had that for years and never really had a use for it. The stove is down to 100* stove top so I figure there is still some heat in the coals. Lisa


Hi Liza I hope you are using a hepa-filter or a Drywall filter in your dry-vac?

Chris F.


Yes, I made a special trip to the HD just for that. Thanks for the warning!
I just opened the outside vertical cleaning plug and found about 3 inches of ash there. The stove is finally cool enough to empty the unburned coal and ash. It looks like I'm ready to tackle the connector pipe. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: Jim503RI On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:03 pm

Well good morning Freddy and friends. From 2:00 sat. afternoon. Had my triple cup of cappuccino With a little cinnamon and sprinkle of ovaltine . Hoping Koby was not standing at the door again before I finished it. I can't let him wait too long after letting me know he has to go out. 40* in RI. Almost sat in the chairs facing the sun at the side of the house but the wind told me not yet. The 503's at 300* stove top ,house at 76. Luv it!!!! Cool,A little Saturday morning chit chat.Stay warm and have a good weekend.Coal today warm tonight. Jim
Jim503RI
 
Coal Size/Type: Nut & pea
Other Heating: none
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Saturday coffee shop. Stop in & chat!

PostBy: billw On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:02 pm

It's Saturday afternoon already. Is there any coffee yet? I've already gone through two pots and I'm still in need.

I've been dogging it all day. My project was to clean the basement to get ready to add some water lines for my new DHW coil. Ummm, I might get to it this evening. I hate lazy days like this one is turning out to be. Tonight I'll be kicking my butt because I didn't get anything accomplished.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY