Saturday Coffee 7-11-09

Saturday Coffee 7-11-09

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:05 am

7-11? Our lucky day?
Alrighty, the coffee is on, muffins in the oven. Come sit a spell & ramble about the week past or the week to come. If you desire, about the weak to come. Yup, seven days without pizza makes one weak.

Well, after waiting since the snow melted, we finally had two sunny days in a row. Every lawnmower in the state is getting a work out. The misquitoes are lovin' it! Ohhhh, Baby, they have some meat on them this year and are thirsty for blood.

Hope you all are having a good summer!
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 7-11-09

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:38 am

Morning Freddy and everyone. Got the coffee going here to. Heading to work for four hours and then off to the company picnic.

7-11 ... around here that would be a convenience store (cheap junk at high prices). Sound almost as good as the date I bought my first motorcycle, 7.7.77 :) It was a good bike too. Put 42k on her and got all but a few hundred $ on a trade up six years later.

News paper is here ... out to the driveway and off to work I go.

Have a great day all!
:arrow:
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Saturday Coffee 7-11-09

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:43 am

Coffee time. YES!
This week I finished the rebuild of the engine in my wife's outback. Easiest darn motor I ever worked on. The thing was leaking from every gasket.
Yesterday, a friend's well pump just gave out. Motor is running but pump is not pumping. Last night, I told him to start digging down to the well head. I'll start tearing into that this morning before they get too stinky from lack of baths :sick: :sick: :sick: 285ft of iron pipe to pull. 40year old system. I might make a couple bucks :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 7-11-09

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:45 am

Freddy :

I think the mosquitoes are still sleeping when you get up. :idea:

On the other hand, your neighbors probably are too, so I guess mowing then is not an option. ;)
Black_And_Blue
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140

Re: Saturday Coffee 7-11-09

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:47 am

Just getting ready to put the coffee on here. It's been a long hectic week. I took the week out of work so I could bring my 8yo to kart racing school. 3 days at F1 Boston and 2 at F1 Outdoors. Boy we had some fun!

On Thursday I decided it was finally time to replace my U-joint that had been noisy for a couple months. That turned out to be a 6 hour job! :mad: At least I wasn't getting paid flat rate! I ended up bending the ball joint press I borrowed from AutoZone and had to bring everything over to my friends shop and use his 40 ton hydraulic press to get the U-joint out and bend the rented tool back into shape. :D
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
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Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Saturday Coffee 7-11-09

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:11 am

jpete wrote:bend the rented tool back into shape
LOL Good fun! My buddy has an 80 ton press. I pressed a sleeve from my back hoe last yr....it took 79 1/2 tom I'm sure!

DVC500 at last wrote: I told him to start digging down to the well head.
Get a pitless adapter, some casing, and bring that up to the surface!

Rain! Well, we had 3 days of nice, now it's back to "normal".
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 7-11-09

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:00 am

[quote="Freddy"] Get a pitless adapter, some casing, and bring that up to the surface!
quote]

It used to have one. But it is 6 inches from the side of the driveway. Cars kept hitting it. So 20 years ago, he had the casing cut off below ground and installed a well seal. We pulled the old seal yesterday, and started pulling the iron pipe out. We will Get-er-done this morning, and buy all new, from the pump to the pressure tank. (Pressure tank is new)
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday Coffee 7-11-09

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:25 am

My pump took a dump on me in January 2004. Temperature: -2*F, 1 foot snow on the ground. The wife & I were melting snow on the stove & pouring it on each other to take a shower! :lol:

Needless to say, I refused to tackle that one in the snow, so I was subsequently raped of $1432 & change -- for a new pump!! :eek2: :fear: Then the guy goes in my basement (I was at work -- left wife in charge) & starts messing with all my settings on the well tank. I come home & there's 1 ton of sediment coming out in every glass ...... & for that one glass, the pump cycled 6 times!! :shock:

I called the guy up to ask him WTF????? & he never returned my calls.

Welltech corp out of Sterling -- You MA guys AVOID this one! :idea:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Saturday Coffee 7-11-09

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:41 am

HI guys,

I'm sorry to hear about your well problems. I guess being stuck in the suburbs does have some advantges, i.e. city sewer and water although I bet a well is a lot cheaper over the long run.

Summer is flying by this year and it seems like all I can do is hang on. Things will slow down tomorrow after I drop the kids off at church camp; with those 2 gone and the other one working full time I’ll pretty much have the house to myself all day. What will I do…? :D

I decided that I will get started on my major summer project which is upgrading the area I stack my coal bags in and site preparation for a patio. It’s all confined in a space of 20 by 20ft space. The coal storage area entails putting in a 2ft retaining wall and lining the area with gravel. Once the retaining wall is in I have to drop the ground by 16in to level it for the new paving block patio. I'm going to use a medium size rotor tiller to break the dirt up and then I should be just relocating the dirt not actually digging. The tiller makes it sooo much easier. I used one to dig a 20 ft long by 24 inch deep trench one summer. That project was intended to create a barrier to the bamboo my neighbor had planted and was threatening to take over my yard. It worked, too. I hate bamboo! Anyway, that’s my plan for the week; hopefully, the cooler weather will hold on just a while longer. I hope you’ll have a great week! Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
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