Saturday coffee

Saturday coffee

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:53 am

Good morning! Gosh, this week went fast. I tire of cereal, let's have "Egg in the hole" Bacon & raisin toast too? Alrighty!

I might shut the boiler down this weekend. It's getting so I think oil would be cheaper. It's supposed to get up to 70ish today, even warmer tomorrow! Ohhhhh, nooooo, the grass is starting to turn green.
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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

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:10 am

I just shut my stove down this morning. Today I will wire brush, vac, and put a light bulb inside. Any good ideas for sealing off the vent without totally removing it ?
JohnnyAsbury
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent

Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:20 am

Morning Fred, Breakfast looks good. Warm enough to start having coffee on the back porch, the maple tree already has small leaves coming out. Time to enjoy the outside before the may bugs come to haunt us.
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.


Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:48 am

Freddy wrote: let's have "Egg in the hole"


Good Morning! Soooo warm outside, I walked the dog in my T-shirt! (NOOOOO, the dog was not wearing my T-shirt :D )

Hey Freddy, we call that egg, "Egg-in-a-Pocket" :nana: The kids love it!
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: Paulie On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:00 am

Good Morning, I finally made it! Coffee on the patio and the stove is off for the summer! I will clean it up in the next couple
of days and oil it down until next fall.
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:18 am

JohnnyAsbury wrote: Any good ideas for sealing off the vent without totally removing it ?


Good Morning, Freddy

Breakfast looks sooooo good! Unfortunately with my blood pressure and cholesterol count I can't even look at it very long much less eat any of it. :(

My schedule is already packed again today. Those mid day soccer games really take a chunk of time that I could be doing something else. Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of what you really want to do? At least the weather is going to be great – sunny in low 80s with a slight breeze. I’ll take my beach umbrella for some shade. The azaleas are blooming now and some of the mock cherries and Bartlett Pears are still in bloom. We are traveling an hour to the edge of the Shenandoah Valley for the game and it will be beautiful. Come to think of it this not a bad way to spend time after all. Isn’t it amazing how things work out so you have to slow down and enjoy the scenery?

I’m also going to finishing up my stove’s spring maintenance and forget about the stove until the fall, NOT! I have some ideas about constructing a better filter for the fan’s inlet opening and want to finish up my hearth this summer. It’s been 4 years and I have never finished the brick façade on the heat shield; it’s just concrete board now. All I have left to do on the maintenance is wash down the outside chimney.

While I was messing with the stove this spring, I decided to repaint it after 4 seasons and I am extremely happy with the results. My stove is the Harmon Mark II with the brass door and sits in the family room; it was starting to look sad. The stove store I went to was out of the flat black paint the stove’s original color, so I went with the metallic black. What a difference!!! Along with the newly polished brass the stove really stands out and it wasn’t all that hard to do. It really catches your eye as you enter the room.

Well the sun is up enough to get out and get my new blackberries bushes in. I don’t know if they will produce anything but it will be interesting – like watching paint dry. Have a great day! Lisa

Hey John – you may want to try some pipe “end caps” to seal off the chimney connector pipe/vent at the wall. I put one on my connector pipe - just as it goes through the wall - so the outside air and who knows what else can’t come in the house while the stove is disconnected. It gives the opening a finished look. I also put one on my stove exit vent in order to make the stove air tight over the summer. Now the damp rid stuff I put in the stove won’t be trying to remove excess moisture from the entire room.
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:31 am

lowfog01 wrote: to get out and get my new blackberries bushes in.



Hi Lisa, I hope you got the Thornless variety? :D :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:52 am

Yeap, I remember getting caught in a mess of blackberry bushes as a child. Going thornless was a no brainer! Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: BigBarney On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:29 am

Just planted 30 thornless blackberry bushes in the garden.Got them for the digging from my

neighbor who had too many between the rows.

One thing about the thornless blackberries is that they are not quite as sweet as

the regular variety,but in jelly with all the sugar you add it doesn't make much

difference.I freeze a lot for use on cereal too.

BigBarney


Freddy you really pack on the carbs with that breakfast !!!
BigBarney
 

Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: Steve.N On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:43 am

Morning Guys,

Breakfast does look good, I was late this morning and only had a slice of toast. Wild and wooly storm here last night. Torrential rain lightning thunder and high wind. Supposed to be 80 today and cooler tomorrow. All my fires are out and I am back on electric hot water untill fall, if we have a cool night the other half and I will just have to snuggle.

Have a good day
Steve.N
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260 at store

Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: DonnaK On: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:37 pm

Sorry I missed breakfast. I've been busy..ugh cutting grass and helping get the plows on the Kubota. It seems like it gets earlier every year. We let the Harmon burn out yesterday and it's a good thing since it was close to 80 here today. I'll clean it out tomorrow.
As nice as it is to have warm weather, it means an end to the less hectic days of winter and time to plant, rake, mow, weed, etc. But it is good to be out in the fresh air.

Hey Freddy, are they homegrown eggs (as opposed to store eggs)? If not, I'll share some of ours next time you have Saturday coffee.
DonnaK
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: SF2500A

Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:13 am

DonnaK wrote:are they homegrown eggs


These are store bought, but usually we have fresh eggs....& sometimes duck eggs. Anytime you want to visit a dozen eggs covers the price of admission! ;) :)
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

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:34 am

Im a day late, but for good reason. Been piping and sweating my ass off (literally too since it was HOT yesterday) for the last two days. Sipping some coffee now knowing that I have a huge clean up job in the mechanical room this morning and then another one just outside the back door where all the old piping and the boilermate are. I'll prolly end up installing the TACO zone valve control panel today too just to get it over and done with - seems easy enough. :funny:

The grass is growing and there's 10 yards of mulch in my driveway I need to spread; Ahh, the joys of owning a home. I'll tell you what though, having turned off the K6 and gone back to oil for HW is a huge sigh of relief. No more checking to make sure the fire's burning or if the ash pan needs to be emptied...Gotta clean out the K6 too (grabs to-do list) :D

Hope everyone is well and trying to stay cool during this hot spell.

I was going to put the A/C's in the windows today, but the neighbors already think I'm crazy. :what:
Hollyfeld
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Saturday coffee

PostBy: DonnaK On: Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:05 pm

Freddy wrote:
DonnaK wrote:are they homegrown eggs


These are store bought, but usually we have fresh eggs....& sometimes duck eggs. Anytime you want to visit a dozen eggs covers the price of admission! ;) :)


We used to have white Embden geese. Now those were eggs! Friend of ours owned a bar and pickled a few for a customers who always ordered pickled eggs. He wasn't able to eat the whole thing.The look on his face when it was put in front of him was priceless.
DonnaK
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: SF2500A