Sunday morning coffee

Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:26 am

Tis time for some cyber coffee. I found an ol' sock to use as a filter & ya know, the coffee ain't half bad! I guess that also makes it half good ;) You can make another pot if you want. :)
Step right up and pour yourself a full cup & join in.

I thought winter had lost it's grip! It's 6* right now with a steady breeze. They're saying a snow storm coming tonight, maybe 8-10"? Come on! Give us a break already! I had to re-light the stove in the barn. DangI I had to waste another match. My box of matches that should have lasted 20 years will now only last 19. Looks like the whole week will be lows in the single numbers & highs in the 20's. That's Maine fer ya!
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: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:33 am

Mornin' Freddy, you slept in today. We got some snow last nite. Nothing much, just a dustin'
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:44 am

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

Bk
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62


Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:46 am

Mernin'

It's doing something outside right now. Looks like little styrofoam pellets .

I put in a load of towels last night and I always use hot water when washing them. Well, I forgot to turn the hot water back on in the boiler room so when i went downstairs about 2 hours later and well past midnight, the machine was off and the towels were dry. :roll: So no hot towels this morning :(

It's not that bad drying yourself with a hand towel though. :funny:
Hollyfeld
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:04 am

Morning Freddy, hope you laundered that sock before you use it for a coffee filter, oh well any port in a storm as they say.

No snow here yet, i guess the big one is coming tonite. Just shook down and reloaded so bring on the snow....if you must.
Kinda liked the 60* the other day, no problem keeping the beast idling along.

Hope spring comes early this year, got lots of little up grading projects to do not to mention a kitchen redo that worked it's way to top priority, Hummmm wonder how that happened.

Enjoy the...uuuugh...sock coffee
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:21 am

Morning all.....supposed to get a decent sized snowstorm tonight after being almost 60* Friday!
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:28 am

Morning Dev, whats shaken? :)
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:31 am

JB Sparks wrote:Morning Dev, whats shaken? :)



Morning JB,.....NECN news is calling for 15"+ in Boston tomorrow....Look like Freddy will get less
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:40 am

Freddy,

Have you tried the Keurig cup at a time brewer ? We got
one last year and like it a lot. Not cheap, but it makes a
good strong cup of coffee. Green mountain has a good
choice of K cups and you don't end up chucking a half pot
of nasty coffee. When people are here, they can have what
ever suits them. Don't need to make different pots.
If using two matches a season upsets you, this is not the
unit for you.

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

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: ablumny On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:41 am

Mornin all. Medium to heavy snow coming down here; middle of Long Island right now (7:30am) but there's only about an inch down right now.. I think it's supposed to turn to rain before the big storm comes tonight

..Thanks for the coffee :D

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ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:43 am

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

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:44 am

Morning guys,

We had some snow last night, too. It’s pathetically clinging to the grassy surfaces. :( The people who know these things are telling us to expect 7 to 10 inches over night. This time it may actually happen as the storm is coming from the southeast and that’s when we typically get whopped. Living in the Mid Atlantic states for as long as I have I’ve learned to be prepared but expect to be disappointed.

I got my barro on yesterday. :) Yes, I put 3 screws at each pipe joint. No, I don’t have any pictures yet. The installation went very smoothly even though I had to get my husband involved and that usually doesn’t end well. He has his way of doing things and I have mine. I am visual and he is analytical (an engineer.) He has to have the exact tool for the project and I tend to make do with what’s on hand and just get it done. The space on my horizontal pipe was even tighter then I first thought; barely enough space for the T joint. I will have to use the barro opening to clean out the pipes in the spring after all. Bummer! It won’t be the most thorough cleaning but it will be better then nothing.

I have decided to refer to the barro as the Iron Lung because that’s what it reminds me of. It seems to be breathing for the stove. My kids all think that’s spooky but I think it makes the stove a breathing creature. How cool is that? I have to think of an appropriate name for the stove now.

Thanks for all your input – that’s why the project went so smoothly despite getting my husband involved. :D I am anxious to see what difference the barro makes in my coal usage. I’m next in line to get the manometer from the forum. Last night the stove seemed to have a more steady burn and to be throwing out more heat; lots of hot coals this morning with very little ash. The stove burned 100* cooler then before while producing the same heat into the room. The stove top temperature is 150* higher then the pipe after the barro. Does that sound about right? I am keeping a log and will try to make some conclusion about the benefits about the barro over the next week or two.

Thanks again for your input. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:59 am

Devil505 wrote:Look like Freddy will get less


Somehow i don't think Freddy will mind too much.

Lowfog01, Congrats on the baro install, looks like your already seeing the benefits. Don't know if that sounds "right" but, it sure sounds good.
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Sunday morning coffee

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

Good Morning Folks,
27F, winds at 3mph out of the NW and no precipitation at all to this point. The grass is dry, frozen 2" down but no snow on top.Looks like the snow has skirted around my area.

The rabbits are hungry, (we have many in my yard) as I discovered yesterday the carpet baggers have been gnawing away at the bark on some young trees I had planted the last few seasons. Seems they like dogwoods, red buds & red maples. They won't touch the walnut trees which we have an abundance here in Walnutport.
Some minor upgrades here at home, I just installed a ceiling florescent light in my home office so I have a whole new way of seeing things here on the A&B Coal Forum. :P I plan on buying a small flat screen HDTV this week so I can be all set up. TV & computer, same room. Lock the door and leave me alone! :lol: Any suggestions on a good deal on a HD flat? I'm looking at the 22" Samsung at Amazon for $349 +free shipping.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Sunday morning coffee

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:16 am

Forecast is for 5 to 9 here tonight. Nothing happening here yet.

Have you tried the Kuerig cup at a time brewer ?


My coffee brewer:
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Last night the stove seemed to have a more steady burn and to be throwing out more heat; lots of hot coals this morning with very little ash. The stove burned 100* cooler then before while producing the same heat into the room. The stove top temperature is 150* higher then the pipe after the barro. Does that sound about right?


That sounds good, the Man-O-Meter will tell for sure.
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