Saturday coffee 8-8-09

Saturday coffee 8-8-09

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:43 am

Good day! What a beautiful week! Almost no rain, most days just perfect. The coffee is hot, muffins on the counter by the toaster. Help yourself.

49* this morning. Tis a bit chilly out but will warm nicely in a few hours. Gotta love it!

Last Saturday I was going to fill my coal bin. I use the backhoe to take from the stockpile and do my once a year filling. For the first time ever, I couldn't get the backhoe to start! Go figure, buy an old beat up machine, run it for 8 years, then have to clean the battery terminals. Ever since I've had the machine I've had to use a wrench to "jump start it". I have to walk around it and short the selonoid to engage the starter. So, while I was puttering on it I also added a button and wires so now I can start it from inside the cab. I had showed the wife how to jump it, but she couldn't get past the idea of sparks flying off the wrench. Women are whimps! Now, Ohhh, it's so nice, sit there like a king & just push a button! Heeeheeee! Maybe today I'll get the bin filled.

I might not be here next Saturday. I'll leave the coffee ready to go. Can someone push the red button?
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 8-8-09

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:16 am

I love jumping the starter! :D

My buddy used to "steal" his sisters '68 Mustang fastback like that!

Good times!

Well, off to work. First Saturday shift in a few months so things might be looking up!
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Saturday coffee 8-8-09

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:19 am

49* this morning.


51 here, looks like the 3 h's will return tomorrow. :mad:
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


Re: Saturday coffee 8-8-09

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:19 am

Morning everyone, beautiful summer morning.
Good day for digging. I'm digging out all the good loam where the new shed is going, no sence in loosing loam under a shed when it can be used somewhere else. Once I get all the loom out I'll back fill the hole with gravel from under my back porch which will then become the new coal storage room. Most everyone thinks I'm off my rocker for taking on this little project, I kind of think there right.

Coffee is great, enjoy the day everyone. :) :D
JB Sparks
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.

Re: Saturday coffee 8-8-09

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:25 am

Morning! Downright COOL last night. Felt good! Coffee is good on a chilly morning.
Yesterday I finished bucking a 36" 150 year old Oak tree that fell in my brother's yard during last week's wind storm. It gave me an excuse to pull out my BIG saws. MORE POWER! :D The only trouble with the BIG saws these days, is the loacal Stihl dealers don't keep parts in stock anymore. He had to "Special Order" a single .404 chain link for me! I couldn't find a dealer down here in NJ carries .404 chain anymore :mad:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday coffee 8-8-09

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:14 am

was 53 @ 8a and is now 62@9 . love the wrench shorting starting security system!. pushing a button is much easier tho...

I am selling 2 D-9's if anyone is interested. no wrench shorting with them! got to start the 2 cyl gas pony starter motors to crank these old girls up!

P.S. they could push some piles of black rocks with ease tho!!! might hurt the grass a wee bit as they weigh in at a hair under 50 ton each...
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Saturday coffee 8-8-09

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:34 am

Freddy wrote:Good day! What a beautiful week! Almost no rain, most days just perfect. The coffee is hot, muffins on the counter by the toaster. Help yourself.
I might not be here next Saturday. I'll leave the coffee ready to go. Can someone push the red button?


Red button pushed. Coffee is ready.
FINALLY, a sunny weekend. Now I can finish building the kids swing/tree fort/slide set.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Saturday coffee 8-8-09

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:34 pm

Hi Guys,

I just got back from a ride down Highway 60 between Morganton, GA and Dahlonega, GA; 40 miles of motorcycle heaven - not that we were on a motorcycle but my teenage driver wanted to experience country road switchback driving and since I'm visiting in the area this week this was her chance. You go up and over 3 different mountains along that route so switchbacks are plentiful. As it happened we saw many, many motorcycles and even more bikers - the manual kind. We also passed a handful of hikers. The weather was great! It was just beautiful. We don't choose to come back a different route for safety reasons. It was getting crowded; the roads are narrow and your line of sight is limited. We'd accomplished our goal so we let the bikers have the road but it was beautiful. I went to school in the area so it brought back memories.

Summer is quickly coming to a close - lots to do in the remaining two weeks, not the least is finishing up my coal storage area and getting my coal in for the winter. That's this week. Then the quick trip my husband and I are taking to Las Vegas and then school's back in and I'm on the bus again. I'm amazed at how fast the summer went by.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend - we are expecting heavy Thunderstorms again this afternoon. That's the normal weather pattern for the North GA mountains. They say if you don't like the weather here, wait ten minutes and it will change. :D Have a great day!
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea