Sunday morning coffee

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:21 am

The kids and the wife are now awake. I'm making homemade Corn Fritters, and bacon. Stop on in, if your in the neighborhood! The more, the merrier! :discuss:
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:25 am

Cap, Thats how i have my office set up. Only thing left to do is install the lock on the door. ;)
I've heard that flat screen tv's use twice as much power as the Conventional tv's do. I wonder if you can still buy the old type.
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:29 am

JB Sparks wrote:I've heard that flat screen tv's use twice as much power as the Conventional tv's do


Not true of LCD's...They use much less than the old CRT's, but Plasma do burn hot & use allot of electricity
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:32 am

Thanks for the info Dev, thats good to know.
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:56 am

JB Sparks wrote:Cap, Thats how i have my office set up. Only thing left to do is install the lock on the door. ;)


A lock would be a good security as I have two teenage boys :angel: who believe what is mine is their's. :evil:
Added to the list.
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:57 am

Devil505 wrote:
JB Sparks wrote:I've heard that flat screen tv's use twice as much power as the Conventional tv's do


Not true of LCD's...They use much less than the old CRT's, but Plasma do burn hot & use allot of electricity


You also have to be careful with which type of screen you get because the plasma (I may have it reversed) will burn the imagine of a paused picture in to it and I don't think it takes long; so says my resident techno geek aka my husband and the guy at Best Buy. Say, you pause the frame while you get another coke and get distracted for some reason. The damage could be done before you get back. That's why we went with the LCD - I have teenage kids who while they should know better often leave the TV paused unattended. They do it with the WII, too. That was a strong factor in what we got. Lisa
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:59 am

bksaun wrote:Just a dusting here too, I am so tired of Winter........

Bk

Morning all. Just a dusting here too. Tonight we're supposed to get about 5". If we get it, it will be the most we've had all year.
Like BKSAUN, I must admit I'm tired of winter. As much as I love my coal boiler, I am tired of the filling the hopper and emptying the ash.
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:01 am

lowfog01 wrote:You also have to be careful with which type of screen you get because the plasma (I may have it reversed) will burn the imagine of a paused picture in to it and I don't think it takes long; so says my resident techno geek aka my husband and the guy at Best Buy. Say, you pause the frame while you get another coke and get distracted for some reason. The damage could be done before you get back. That's why we went with the LCD - I have teenage kids who while they should know better often leave the TV paused unattended. They do it with the WII, too. That was a strong factor in what we got. Lisa


Image-burning has pretty much been reduced or resolved over the past few years. I would not use that as a consideration, when buying a new flatscreen.
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:05 am

DVC500_at_last wrote:Just checked the forecast for our area.... 13 inches possible over next day or 2. That'll be the most we have been all year. WHOOOO! WHOOOO! :clap:

Thats amazing you are right across the river and getting 13 and we are expecting under an inch. :D Just keep it over on your side i dont want anymore over here. :P
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:09 am

Cap, Know the feeling, I have three boys. Fortunately, their all grown up and moved out. They just come back for nice visits on a regularly bases but, NEVER EVER to move back in!!! :lol: ;) :D
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:32 am

DVC500_at_last wrote:
lowfog01 wrote:You also have to be careful with which type of screen you get because the plasma (I may have it reversed) will burn the imagine of a paused picture in to it and I don't think it takes long; so says my resident techno geek aka my husband and the guy at Best Buy. Say, you pause the frame while you get another coke and get distracted for some reason. The damage could be done before you get back. That's why we went with the LCD - I have teenage kids who while they should know better often leave the TV paused unattended. They do it with the WII, too. That was a strong factor in what we got. Lisa


Image-burning has pretty much been reduced or resolved over the past few years. I would not use that as a consideration, when buying a new flatscreen.


I have a 50" Insignia plasma. The anti burn in software is pretty good. It "rotates" the pixels. Think of a square of 4 pixels. It constantly switches the image among them so that any image is only on any pixel 1/4 of the time. Even still, you can get a little "ghost". But once you watch something else, it basically goes away.

If something is really bad, an I never needed to do this, but you can set the screen to all white, or photo negative to wash out the ghost.

I had mine calibrated by Best Buy and that is supposed to reduce the power consumption. The guy from "Geek Squad" was a kid I was in Scouts with so I don't think he was BS-ing me.

That said, the TV has been known to soften Hershey Kisses left on the TV stand. :D
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:38 am

New Hope Engineer wrote:Thats amazing you are right across the river and getting 13 and we are expecting under an inch. :D Just keep it over on your side i dont want anymore over here. :P


Hahaha, Ok ok, I'm being optimistic! :D Lets see... todays forcast: 5 to 8 inches. Tomorrows forecast: 3 to 5 inches.
We are all crossing our fingers! :up:
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:41 am

Sunday March 15, temps to 55F today

St Patty's Day parade in Jim Thorpe today. Great time & fun if you enjoy drinking on the sidewalk and mingling with the drunken crowd.
:shots: :cheers:
Not sure if I am going but thought I'd put it out there.
Heading on motorcycle to Cabela's in Hamburg this morning mainly just for the ride through Berks.
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:46 am

It's only 45 degrees here in Douglassville. Little chilly for riding.
I went to Cabelas Friday. Just got a few dog toys.
Tom
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Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:03 pm

Spring must be just around the corner - not many people signing on for the morning coffee - I take that to mean people are getting out and about more. We went down to Norfolk for a wedding. Friends and family came from as far a way as CA. I'm always amazed at the speed with which we can travel now. My grandmother - born in 1900 - never traveled more then 50 miles from the place she was born.

Anyway, news on the coal stove front - I banked it with pea coal and turned the air input way down before we left. When we got back it still had a red glow in the ash pan and plenty of coal left to burn. It's a cool 65* in the house but the natural gas did not come on. I think I could have gotten the same 37 hour burn but a warmer house if I had opened the air vent a little more. I just wouldn't have had as much coal left over. I think I would have appreciated the warmth more then the coal savings being that it's been drizzling all day. I have to zero in on the air to heat ratio just a little. I'm refining my body of knowledge of coal burning everyday.

For some unknown reason my husband is beginning to take an interest in the coal stove :D and told me he had read on the "forum" that when bringing a fire back from a long idle you should do one or two long pulls on the ash grates so that the draft can get through. We did that but it still took an hour with the ash door open to get the blue ladies dancing. During that time I would periodically close the ash door while opening the load door in an effort to stop any puff back. I think it worked somewhat because although they did appear with a whoosh when the blue ladies finally showed up it wasn't nearly as strong as the puff back I had on Friday.

I hope everyone has a great week. Lisa
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