Saturday Coffee 6-27-09

Re: Saturday Coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat. Jun. 27, 2009 5:46 pm

coal berner wrote:You could of went to this one to about 15 to 20 minuts away .
I also could of took you to a few coal breakers to if I knew you were that close to me I am 10 mins from the # 9

Thanks for the website, coal berner. That looks great. For the PioneerTunnel, we'll make another Day-trip with the kids this summer.
Is the "Breaker" tour ok for the little ones? We had kids aged 4 to 10 with us on the No. 9 visit. I'm affraid they'd get cranky if we spent too much time there. As it was, 1 hour at No.9, followed by a picnic lunch there, was perfect for them.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday Coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sun. Jun. 28, 2009 7:50 am

Hey, maybe I'll actually get started on the brick facade on our heat shield behind the stove. What a concept! It's only been waiting there for 3 years.

Only 3 years, Lisa? Got you beat on that one!
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Saturday Coffee 6-27-09

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun. Jun. 28, 2009 11:02 am

The mine tour sounds cool. Wish I was burning coal in the 90's. I made it to PA a couple times a year.

My buddy came in 16th out of 40. Sounds pretty good until I tell you that 24 cars dropped out. I suppose though...he did complete the race while 24 didn't! Around lap 25 his left front tire started showing sparks in the corners, then a few laps later sparks all the way around the track. He blew the tire after 55 laps. Came limping into the pits & A friend of his, his son, and I went into pit crew mode. I'll bet it took less than 5 min to put on the spare & back out he went. Good fun. Twice he tangled with other cars. Once was sideways & recovered, once was driven up onto the car in front of him. Both times he kept it on all fours. He seems to be a pretty good driver. All his Neon needs is more power & better suspension. The winners were the Hondas.
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