My current huge project

Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:58 pm

I knew that in time you would publicly confess to being the pack-rat that you are ;) I'll bet going through the old library stuff is to say the least---OUTSTANDING--even if you do shred a bunch---not that I believe for one second that you really will :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:33 pm

You're dangerously close to becoming like the Collyer brothers with all that stuff...by the way, I'm no better. :o
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collyer_brothers
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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: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:24 am

Well, I have 35 years of publications from the Pierce Arrow Society. [invaluable references]. I'm not tossing those.. I have 20 years of Mother Earth's News.. too much good info in that pile of paper to toss it. I have 25 years of 'Skinned Knuckles', a car restoration paper.. also way too much info to toss.

All my old Sci Fi paperbacks, my library of various author's works that I can't replace.. well it's staying..

But I sure don't need 20 years of bank statements, or home electric and gas bills. And I'm probably going to toss the 15+ years of Old House Journals, an some other house restoration rags.. too many ads, too little fresh info or ideas.

I have to put up some clock shelves to get a lot of clocks off the floors and off of furniture. That I can do tomorrow.

I did put a major dent in the library clean out. It's about 80% done. I moved out all but one shelving unit, and moved the sofabed in, set up a bed/sofa side table, and moved the big mahogany sideboard/cabinet. Time now for a good rest.

More photos tomorrow.

Greg
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland


Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:22 pm

And here is the resulting room,, man it's BIG without all the bookcases, extra furniture and bags of books and papers all over the place !!

Greg L

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:34 pm

Damn Greg--that almost looks civilized :D is that Christmas tree ceramic w/ a bunch of little lights??
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:03 pm

Yeah, it has a single bulb inside on a base. the little lights are plastic, sit in holes in the ceramic tree. It was a present from one of my Nieces when they were in middle school.. lets see, that'd be like 28 years ago.. .. no I'm not a pack-rat saver. :lol:

The room looks empty.

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: My current huge project

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:05 pm

LsFarm wrote:I have 20 years of Mother Earth's News..


I tried to make my Monticello into a waste oil burner from Mother Earth News plans. What a freakin' disaster that was. I had a drip tube set up, gallon steel mineral spirits can full of waste oil, soldered in connections, 1/4" copper tube fed through the stack to pre heat the oil! Cast iron frying pan inside the stove with a drip plate, many drilled holes. HAHAHAHHA There was minimal success, but it coated the inside of everything with oily soot. :shock: :shock: :shock:

I have a copy of The Whole Earth Catalog from the 70's still-- couldn't bring myself to toss it......
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:06 pm

I did it!! The house is clean, neat and orderly for family Christmas tomorrow!

Greg L.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: My current huge project

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:14 pm

A job well done!
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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: My current huge project

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:15 pm

Place looks mint!! Now I see why you burn coal -- lots of space to heat. Must be alot better now with that foam insulation, I'd imagine.

Congrats & Merry Christmas! :cheers:
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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: My current huge project

PostBy: europachris On: Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:55 pm

Absolutely beautiful, Greg! You should be very proud of your work. I know a lot more care and thought went into it than 99.9% of any contractor you could hire would invest into it.

Merry Christmas! What a present!
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:42 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:You're dangerously close to becoming like the Collyer brothers with all that stuff...by the way, I'm no better. :o
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collyer_brothers

Good God, where do you find this stuff? LMAO.
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Re: My current huge project

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:13 am

I've known that story for a long time, my grandmother used to tell me about them when I wouldn't clean my room.
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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: My current huge project

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:00 pm

Christmas get-togethers were a success, the horde didn't demolish the house..

So next weekend, I'm hosting a Euchre party,, 12-16 players, this should be fun.. I used to hold them back when the house was such a dump.. now I'll
be happy instead of applogetic when the guests arrive..

I've put up several shelves in the new upstairs library, and sorted out and put up the more than 350 hardbacks and hundreds of pounds of technical literature.

It's slowly shaping up.

Pictures soon.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: My current huge project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:25 pm

I should hope so! :lol:
LsFarm wrote:Christmas get-togethers were a success, the horde didn't demolish the house..

So next weekend, I'm hosting a Euchre party,, 12-16 players, this should be fun.. I used to hold them back when the house was such a dump.. now I'll
be happy instead of applogetic when the guests arrive..

I've put up several shelves in the new upstairs library, and sorted out and put up the more than 350 hardbacks and hundreds of pounds of technical literature.

It's slowly shaping up.

Pictures soon.

Greg L
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


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