Coffee 11-19-11

Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:11 pm

jpete wrote:t was about knee deep and fairly cold,


Glad you're OK! That reminds me of 10 yrs ago when Charlie & I studded up our bikes & went ice racing. One morning, under 15 degrees, we are going toward the pond, following the outlet stream. We are on ice, but only 10 feet from shore. Well, Charlie's in front, we're going maybe 20 MPH. All of a sudden he goes through the ice. Over the handle bars he goes & makes a perfect flying eagle Charlie shaped hole in the ice. If it wasn't so friggin' cold it would have been funny. He was in waist deep water. I had a strap with me. I tied it to a tree and tossed it to him. We got his bike out, then him. We left his bike and rode double the 10 minutes back to my house. I stood on the pegs, he sat with his face in a poor position. LOL He was some cold by the time we got to a warm room! Later we went back for the bike. A new spark plug, kicked the water out & she drove home.
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: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:16 am

Wow ... Thanksgiving already ... Man these years just keep flyin by! This year will be my 6th on the forum ( even though I just turned 2 .... :lol: ) - seems like yesterday. Time flies when your warmed by coal! 8-)

Relit the stove a couple nights back after letting it go cold for 10 days. Looks like I may let it go out again tomorrow too - forecasting 60's. 47 match club, now accepting members! :D Especially since my matches are all damp from being in the basement for 6 years, and only one out of 7 will actually slowly flare to life. The rest just bust in two & get tossed into the coal with a few choice words. ;)

Not much else happening. Got the 4 snowblowers & 1 generator up & running again -- all carburetor cleans .... surprise, surprise. And I hear the gov't has the bright idea, and just recently approved legislation to allow 15% ETHANOL in the fuel. :mad: I guess I shouldn't complain - I'll be getting rich! But then again I won't have any time to fix all my lawn equipment, motorcycles, & vintage cars that will inevitably break down 10x more often .....

To continue the saga from last weeks Coffee, I ordered a Walboro FRB-13 fuel pump to put inline, and suck through the old pump on the Blazer to correct the fuel starvation issue I've been having. Wifey drove it all week without a problem though, after I told her to stay out of the secondaries. I think that driving-like-a-grandma thing is only for show when I'm in the car! Now suddenly it's running fine! Hmmmm .....

Also got all the steering column tools that I've been needing forever, so I can replace the multifunction switch without gashing the rest of my fingers open like I did last week. Then she'll have washer fluid, plus low & intermittent wipers. What a concept!

I'll try not to drag Coffee into next Friday with updates on this ....
SMITTY
 
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: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:35 am

Am I the only one with 20 mph winds this morning!? Man is it roaring outside. The baro's are open wide, and I don't have to worry about raking leaves...they all blew away!
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:46 am

Sorry about the leaf situation. :lol: Nice & calm here on the hill. No horses shot yet. :) I'm already sick of 4 wheelers--I wonder how many of these young chumps would hunt if they had to walk in & carry out,be quite a few less me thinks. ;) & God knows we don't want to forget the walkie-talkies--I guess I really am getting old & grumpy. :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:49 am

Dead calm, here. Just took the dog outside with my coffee, and its warm enuf I didn't need a jacket. I think I'll be joining Smitty's 47 match club, I'll be shutting down today for about 7 days. Gonna be in the '70s down here.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:52 am

freetown fred wrote:& God knows we don't want to forget the walkie-talkies--

F-Fred, the Walkie-Talkies are old. Down here, they are using their Cellphone text-y thingys! How can you hunt while looking down into a freegin matchbook all day! :mad:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:02 am

I guess those tree stands need cup holders & ash trays so they don't have an accident while texting to get someone to get their rifle for them.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:15 am

Oops I’m late! I actually stopped in yesterday morning but having had a couple bad ice cubes Friday night I had to make a be line to the water closet. It was there I got befuddled by Freddy’s newly installed electric toilet paper. After struggling with what appeared to be a corn cob plugged in to an electrical outlet I dropped it into the toilet and the resulting short took out all the lights. Embarrassed and soiled I quickly snuck out the back door. I hope all is good this morning. Sorry Freddy, I apologize

Last night I put a ham hock in the crock pot. I took it out this morning and skimmed and strained the broth and now I have lentils in there. I’ll add the meat from the bone back in later. By this evening it should smell so good and I hope taste even better. I’m excited, it should be better than sex.

SMITTY, good luck with that Frankenmobile. Eventually you will throw enough money at it that you reach critical mass, or is that critical cash? It turns out my travel agent has me in New England Wednesday. Thanksgiving is Thursday. Did anyone ever try to get through Massachusetts on the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving? In the state where Thanksgiving supposedly began you would think everyone would want to go there to celebrate but NO everyone wants to get out like cock roaches scrambling from the light they flea Taxachussetts for anywhere else only to piss me off as I’m trying to get home. I will probably pack it in early Wednesday and finish the trip Thursday morning when everyone is off the road.

Y’all have a good week and even better Thanksgiving.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:22 am

I'm a bit late jumping in here too, any left over coffee? Jpete, I am glad that only the cell phone got hurt. Yesterday turned into a work day for me. The wife and kids were off dong their own thing so I didn't mind being gone for a change. Still trying to finish up the fall prep stuff here. Leaves almost done. Mower put up for the winter, 6 ton of coal in the basement, back is still a bit sore but it is a great feeling. Your stories never disappoint Freddie. Glad your buddy and the bike were both ok. Well, got to get to Church. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I hope the Good Lord's Blessing are many for you all. NWB
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:24 am

NWBuilder wrote: Jpete, I am glad that only the cell phone got hurt.


The real good news is that I laid out the phone and battery in front of the Harman and now it works! :D

Score another one for nice, dry coal heat. ;)
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:21 pm

Glad to hear everyone survived the ice-water dunking !! Even the phone! most of the time electronics will survive if you yank the battery out and give the phone a good long time to completely dry.

I got back home yesterday afternoon, I couldn't get on my first choice of flightst to commute home, or the second choice.. but did get a seat on the third try. The flights were all very full, delta has cut back on capacity out of New York, and it shows.. this next week is going to be tough on commuters and travelers.

I'm flying next week, over Thanksgiving as well, when I'm done with my schedule on Friday morning, I'm getting on a flight to west palm beach. I'll spend the rest of the weekend with my mother, I will try to get home on Sunday, but monday is more likely, I'm sure all the flights on Sunday [on Delta again] to Detroit will be packed.

I've had the AA running for about 2-3 weeks now, it is just rattleing along, making about a half pan of ash every 3-4 days. The heat is on in the house, and the shop floor is warmed up as well. I'm burning maybe 60-70# a day right now, but it's been 40-50 in the day and 30-35* at night, although it did get to 24* on Thursday or friday night according to my caretaker.

I don't fly for the first 7 days of December, so we'll see what I can get accomplished, I need to get ready for snow, and i'm way behind on preparations..

Freddy, thanks for the coffee, and the breakfast makin's self serve is always a good thing. :D

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: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:51 am

gaw wrote:....... SMITTY, good luck with that Frankenmobile. Eventually you will throw enough money at it that you reach critical mass, or is that critical cash? It turns out my travel agent has me in New England Wednesday. Thanksgiving is Thursday. Did anyone ever try to get through Massachusetts on the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving? In the state where Thanksgiving supposedly began you would think everyone would want to go there to celebrate but NO everyone wants to get out like cock roaches scrambling from the light they flea Taxachussetts for anywhere else only to piss me off as I’m trying to get home. I will probably pack it in early Wednesday and finish the trip Thursday morning when everyone is off the road.

Y’all have a good week and even better Thanksgiving.

The way I look at it is it's a hell of a lot cheaper than payments on something new. :yes: Plus MA sales tax, MA excise tax (yearly), $75 for a stupid title, 4 figures a year for insurance, and the inevitable repairs to even new vehicles ... :shock: But MAN GAW I feel for ya buddy. I won't be on ANY road in this state on Wednesday ... and I live here! The Pike is gonna be packed solid. There will be people from out of state in the left lane going 20 under the limit ... Rt.20 will be the same way ... only SLOWER if you can imagine that. This place will be utter mayhem. You probably won't get much of a break on Thursday either unless your on the road around the time everyone's eating. Even tonight the pike was a mess headed eastbound from Palmer all the way to Westboro. Nothing I hate more than PAYING to use a road, and then sitting on it for 2 hours longer than you should. To top that all off, they have 80% of the states staties out there bagging everyone for that hidden tax money ... and you just paid a toll to boot. :mad: They said the pike was supposed to be paid off in the 80's. Funny how the toll booths are still there. What a racket!! :sick: Plus all the toll collectors are related to *censored* on Beacon Hill .. and make $80 grand a year plus!!! :mad3:


On the wet cell phone thing, I yanked the battery out immediately, swabbed it down with paper towels, then I packed it in raw white rice & tossed it in the oven @ 150° for a couple hours. I'll be damned -- the thing worked! Well, sort of. It turned on & I could text ... but no sound. Was better than not working at all though. Bought me a few weeks to shop & save up for a new one. The phone? I dropped it in the toilet!
SMITTY
 
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: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:27 am

SMITTY wrote:The phone? I dropped it in the toilet!

On purpose??? :shock:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:09 pm

No. :lol: Just happened to slip out of my hand & go straight to the bottom. Of course, after I was ... er ..... done. :sick:

A little Lysol cleaned her up, then put back in to service for about a month. Then tossed in the trash. :roll:
SMITTY
 
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: Coffee 11-19-11

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:07 pm

Talk about shitty coverage..........................
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work