Saturday coffee. We made it to May!

Saturday coffee. We made it to May!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat May 02, 2009 7:09 am

Welcome! Come in, find a seat, stay & chat a bit. Good hot coffee is ready & donuts in the box. Help yourselves.

What a busy week & this coming week looks busier! Arghhh!!! I'm heating water with oil now. Shut down the AA a few days ago. About 5 ton for the winter....not bad! Ifigured it would take 2 more ton to get through the summer. Right now oil is cheaper.

Hope you all have a fine weekend!
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. We made it to May!

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Sat May 02, 2009 7:33 am

I took the oil road for summer HW too. The tank was only down 107 gallons, so I it filled up, repiped everything, and fired the ol' gal up right up. Been good to me so far.

The really good news is that I got my electric bill down to $73. :up: If i can go another month without using AC, then it should be lower since the blower on the K6 isn't on anymore.

Today is all about clean up here. I was going to take the ol Amtrol apart and peak inside, but I just want to get rid of it! Lots of recycling to take down to the dump too.

The grass I planted 2 weeks back is starting to take hold so I got that going for me. Relocated a bunch of Burning Bushes that the deer destroyed last year and I need to get some wolf or mountain lion urine and start spreading that around ASAP. I used the wolf urine last year, but got lazy after the rain and once again they ate all the Hostas. The Burning Bushes were planted on a Friday evening after work, and were bare twigs on Saturday morning... :mad: :rambo2: I found this online a few weeks back.
http://www.wirelessdeerfence.com/wdf/index.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
The one neighbor might think it's cruel, but you should see the bushes in her yard.

I hope all is well with eveyone and I'm already looking forward to next winter.
Hollyfeld
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Saturday coffee. We made it to May!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat May 02, 2009 8:28 am

AHHHHH, GOOOD Coffee :nana:
Rain, rain, and more rain, looks like April showers are here in May. Shut down DVC-500 last week, and have not needed the oil burner yet. It doesn't look like we will have anymore cold snaps, so my wife did her garden planting yesterday. I'll be busy splitting all the cord wood I got last year. Might as well burn it next season, cuz its free :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. We made it to May!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat May 02, 2009 9:35 am

Hope you don't mind if I spice the coffee up with a bump of top-shelf vodka! ;) :)

Just had an oil fill-up last week. If the guy showed up an hour later, we would have been dry! Took 241 gallons (which is alot, because nobody fills to the top anymore)! :shock: It was $458 & change vs. the $900 it would have been last season.

My stove has been cleaned out & ice cold for almost 2 months now -- I went thru 5 tons of coal like Amy Winehouse goes through coke!
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Saturday coffee. We made it to May!

PostBy: tvb On: Sat May 02, 2009 9:45 am

That deer fencing thing looks interesting. Let us know how it works.

DVC - your wife is brave for planting out already. I usually don't do much before June 1 or so because I've always gotten frost when I try to start early. I'm just now getting around to placing an order for tomatoes since I didn't start plants this year.

Stove went cold the week before last but I still have to clean it out which will likely be this weekend. I was waiting for a damp day to do it to keep the dust down. We went through about three tons.
tvb
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: Saturday coffee. We made it to May!

PostBy: KLook On: Sat May 02, 2009 10:16 am

Good morning all, already got 18 holes in and ready to work the rest of the day. Hey Freddie, I just heard the blackflies are out up in the Bangor area. How they treating you in Orrington? We still have a few days reprieve hopefully.

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. We made it to May!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat May 02, 2009 3:16 pm

There's a few black flies, but, as usual, the first two weeks they are numb....don't know enough to bite for some reason.

Tis a beautiful day! 60ish, partly sunny. Ahhhhhhh
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. We made it to May!

PostBy: gaw On: Sat May 02, 2009 10:12 pm

Freddy, were those doughnuts and coffee wicked good or just good? I plan to be at Dysart’s Thursday so get over there and get me one of Steve’s maple whoopie pies and a large coffee and I’ll pick it up on my way through.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Saturday coffee. We made it to May!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat May 02, 2009 10:19 pm

gaw wrote: I plan to be at Dysart’s Thursday so get over there and get me one of Steve’s maple whoopie pies and a large coffee and I’ll pick it up on my way through.


Dysart's makes the BEST Pies! :nana: We always get a dz when we are passing by there. I just had a piece of Pecan Pie. :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice