Coffee 7-2-11

Re: Coffee 7-2-11

PostBy: the snowman On: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:12 pm

Sunday afternoon:

Well Gaw, yesterdays ten miler wasn't too bad except the darn heat. Wife and I were glad to finish the run. We were up early this morning for our long run which was suppose to be between fourteen and fifteen miles, however, the humidity was so high we cut the run short at twelve and a half miles. Today is also cross training day, we will be mountain bike riding later today. It always starts out as a nice easy ride, then turns into a comp with suicidal stream crossings beyond safe speeds.

Work continues in the shop this afternoon or at least for an hour. I need to apply a coat of poly today and then I'm out of the shop for the rest of the day. Yesterday I got more involved with the Fergie than taking off the chains. I decided to remove a dent in the shield below the radiator which entailed taking off the hood and side panels. Two hours later the dent was gone and the tractor and I went for a small ride just to run it a little. I hope everyones weekend turns out to be a good one.

The snowman.
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Re: Coffee 7-2-11

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:36 pm

Good evening everyone. I've been away all weekend.

I ended last week's work on Friday moring at 0545 in JFK, I got on an early flight to SanDiego and helped with the wedding of a good friend in the Pierce Arrow Society.. He was widowed a few years ago, but found a new bride a while back and decided to get married..

At the ripe old age of 83 !!!

So I HAD to go and cheer him on. His new bride is only a few years younger, and as full of life as he is.. O wish the best for them.

I got home early this morning, dead tired, and only got a few things done. I went out back to the lake and enjoyed the view and privacy for an hour or so.

Tonight had a small family dinner, burgers and bratts on the BBQ.

Gotta run,

Greg L..

BTW: Freddie, what is the output of that solar panel setup in the photo?
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Re: Coffee 7-2-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:44 pm

Just got back from the fireworks show. And I want to say WOWZA~ THE best show ever in Bangor Maine. I don't know where they got the money, but, man O man, they spent it all! I mean it was a good show, an average show, and at the usual time the grand finale launched off. It was as good as ever. Big booms, non stop colorful explosions, big cheers after they stopped.......then..... the fire works started.....again.... and little did we know we weren't even half way through the show. When the real grand finale came, good Lord, I think they threw a Rail Road flair into the back of a semi truck of explosives and ran for cover. Non stop mayhem for as long as you could want. Chest pounding boomers, blinding flashes and colorful sparks all over. The last few seconds there was so much smoke the fireworks were starting to get hidden! Simply, by far, the best display ever in this area. Happy Independence day!

Those four panels.... rated at 230 watts each....actual output in real life, 200 watts each. Today was sunny. From sunup until 11 the output went up, up, up, then from 11 for about 2 they put out a constant 800 watts, then slowly less and less as the angle of the sun went into afternoon. Yesterday was overcast all day, not one bit of sun, yet they put out 100 to 400 watts all day long. I can't wait to get the rest of the system up and running.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Coffee 7-2-11

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:10 am

Freddy wrote:Just got back from the fireworks show. And I want to say WOWZA~ THE best show ever in Bangor Maine. I don't know where they got the money, but, man O man, they spent it all! I mean it was a good show, an average show, and at the usual time the grand finale launched off. It was as good as ever. Big booms, non stop colorful explosions, big cheers after they stopped.......then..... the fire works started.....again.... and little did we know we weren't even half way through the show. When the real grand finale came, good Lord, I think they threw a Rail Road flair into the back of a semi truck of explosives and ran for cover. Non stop mayhem for as long as you could want. Chest pounding boomers, blinding flashes and colorful sparks all over. The last few seconds there was so much smoke the fireworks were starting to get hidden! Simply, by far, the best display ever in this area. Happy Independence day!

Those four panels.... rated at 230 watts each....actual output in real life, 200 watts each. Today was sunny. From sunup until 11 the output went up, up, up, then from 11 for about 2 they put out a constant 800 watts, then slowly less and less as the angle of the sun went into afternoon. Yesterday was overcast all day, not one bit of sun, yet they put out 100 to 400 watts all day long. I can't wait to get the rest of the system up and running.


Hi Freddy,

I was just wondering if you expected any problem with snow or ice build up? Do they produce heat that takes care of that? Lisa
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Re: Coffee 7-2-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:47 am

lowfog01 wrote:I was just wondering if you expected any problem with snow or ice build up?


I'm anticipating that they will be 100% absolutely maintenance free. I designed the system such that if they are buried in snow for 2 1/2 months each year I will still produce all the power I need for the year. Of course I am welcome to sweep the snow off, but I'm not planning on it. The days are so short and the sun angle so low in the sky I wouldn't get too much power in the dead of winter anyway. If they are partially covered with snow they might produce enough heat to melt themselves clean, but if they are covered, zero heat. They are built to take anything mother nature throws at them, up to 1 1/4" hail..... if you get 2" hail, all bets are off.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Coffee 7-2-11

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:49 pm

Wood'nCoal
 
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Re: Coffee 7-2-11

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:45 am

I know that if I had higher electric rates I would most likely give solar a try if I could only get permission to cut down some state trees, I have a 60 ft. long roof that faces south. If the costs were lower I would still like to try, be able to spin that meter for most months anyway.
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Re: Coffee 7-2-11

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:17 pm

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

Sorry to be away from the forum for so long. I had posted some info. on my intention to move about 3 months ago. The move is done. I am now a Wipplevillian (resident of Whippleville NY). I am just now getting settled in and unpacked. I still have a lot to do to my new house, but the real concearn is that I have not yet sold the old house.

I have my trusty Hitzer here and the first of 3 pickup loads of coal that I am bringing from my old house too.

With the stove and all new windows to install before Winter, and hopefully insulation in the garage ceiling, I will be very busy for some months yet. I just got my new internet account set up and connected today. I just wanted to touch base with all you good folks. Hopefully I will get more internet time this comming winter.

Keep well and TTYL.

griz
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Re: Coffee 7-2-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:11 pm

Outstanding griz--good to hear from you neighbor (kinda)--thought you mighta gone off & got a job with the CHARMIN people :clap: toothy I hope that old house sells quickly for you.
grizzly2 wrote:Hello ladies and gentlemen,

Sorry to be away from the forum for so long. I had posted some info. on my intention to move about 3 months ago. The move is done. I am now a Wipplevillian (resident of Whippleville NY). I am just now getting settled in and unpacked. I still have a lot to do to my new house, but the real concearn is that I have not yet sold the old house.

I have my trusty Hitzer here and the first of 3 pickup loads of coal that I am bringing from my old house too.

With the stove and all new windows to install before Winter, and hopefully insulation in the garage ceiling, I will be very busy for some months yet. I just got my new internet account set up and connected today. I just wanted to touch base with all you good folks. Hopefully I will get more internet time this comming winter.

Keep well and TTYL.

griz
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 7-2-11

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:30 am

I was envious of your retirement job. Next week I start mine.

http://mail.aol.com/33972-311/aol-6/en- ... l&partId=4

They need three people but have 6 million four hundred applicants. They only want retirees as the girls feel safer.
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