Coffee 12-3-11

Re: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:10 pm



And the guy with the compound bow is???
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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: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:14 pm

I got my butt in gear and got a few things accomplished, I dug out the old canvas tent that I'd been using for a door over the coal storage building, and it was just too far gone the hang over the doorways again.
So I ran into town got to the local lumberyard before it closed at noon, and bought a section of barn door track and a set of door rollers. Got home, dug out a couple more pieces of OSB left over from the house construction, and made up a simple door, hanging from the track, it will cover the one doorway that I've been shoveling coal from.
The other doorway has too much coal pouring out of the opening, so I folded up a piece of the canvas and laid it over the coal, at least it will keep more ice and snow from accumulating on/in the coal. If we get a good thaw, I'll try to use this portion of coal so I can add another door.

I shoveled in about 25 buckets of damp coal from the left doorway, I'd removed the snow and ice layer. But I guess I didn't get enough dry coal, or too much damp/wet coal. After I had the door hung and working, I heard the AA fire up, and thought to myself, man, is that ever quiet !! It dawned on me that I didn't hear the 'tinkling' of the coal coming up the auger..

Sure enough, there was enough moisture in the buckets of coal I added to the hopper, to dampen the fines and make a mud-plug at the entrance to the auger. And of course this is now under 800# of coal.

I removed the plate at the top of the auger, the inspection plate on the 'transfer head' and using a long piece of steel rebar, stirred up the fines and the entrance end of the auger and it started pulling up the coal, there was a handful, just about a softball size bunch of damp fines and coal pieces. just enough to stop the gravity flow of coal into the auger.

I'll have to pay attention to the boiler more than normal for a day or two. Just to make sure the auger keeps feeding till the damp coal has dried.

Next spring or summer, I'll give the building a coat of paint and add some more 'cross bucks' to the doors to make them more decorative. The building is a bit of an eyesore right now, but it's full of black gold..

The ashpan was not very full after all, only about 1/3 or 1/2 full, after 4 days. Not too bad, Ya gotta love that UAE coal.

It's supposed to get a lot colder next week, two nights are forcast to be in the mid teens.. I guess winter is here.

Hope everyone had a good Saturday.

Greg L
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Just enough snow and wind from the right direction to cover the coal in the doorways.
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One sliding doorway installed, All the drywall dust from the house construction will wash off in tomorrow's rain.
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Not much ash for 4 days of burning, lows in the 20's and days in the mid 30's
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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: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:02 pm

Welp .... 6 hours to remove the turbo from my brother's 02 D-max today. Every single one of the 10 or so bolts holding the turbo & pipes on were properly torqued by GM to 1,989 ft./lbs. :roll: GM engineers need to be severely beaten ..... or made to work on their creations after 9 years on MA roads.

Lucky for me, we were at a buddy's shop in northern MA, so I did alot of coffee drinking & donut eating. :D :D :D That's fun! And I got to fawn all over some beautiful classic American iron in various stages of restoration. :verycool:

After all this, the new $2,500 turbo was shipped with the WRONG YEAR MODEL installation kit. Now he's without a truck for another week. Ooooh boooooy here we go!!

Well I'm beat. I'll be in bed very soon here. Tomorrow's another day!
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It's a hybrid LOL!!!
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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: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:15 pm

Every single one of the 10 or so bolts holding the turbo & pipes on were properly torqued by GM to 1,989 ft./lbs. :roll: GM engineers need to be severely beaten ..... or made to work on their creations after 9 years on MA roads.


Don't have to tell me about it, I was a line mechanic for GM when the Olds Diesel V8 was around. Blown head gaskets everywhere, and head bolts that had to be torqued to 150 ft/lbs. When the first "all new" diesel V8 was introduced for the light duty truck the injector pump could not be removed unless you first removed the timing cover, the pump shaft was secured somehow inside there (never had to do one of those). The worst job I ever did was a new short block in a front wheel drive Olds Ciera, it was a diesel V6, the tank was accidentally filled with gasoline.....

Just found the vid for these guys...
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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: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:57 am

Being real crappy at math, I come to the gadget people for help. I've got 1 bin that is 41" X 41" X 52"---how much coal do I have?? Any help greatly appreciated. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:07 am

More than one ton, but less than two..... :nana:

Your bin is roughly 50 cubic feet, and a general rule for anthracite is 40 cubic feet per ton. The density varies with the properties of the coal and the size, but using that rule...you have 1.25 tons. If you want to get more exact, go build at 12"x12"x12" box and see how many lbs of nut coal it holds. :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:38 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:....
And the guy with the compound bow is???

UNCLE TED!!! :punk: :rambo: WOOOOO!!!
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 12-3-11

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:03 pm

41x41x52=87412 cubic inches
87412/1728= 50.58cubic feet / 40= 1.264 tons
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Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:21 pm

SMITTY wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:....
And the guy with the compound bow is???

UNCLE TED!!! :punk: :rambo: WOOOOO!!!


FINALLY!!!
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: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:05 pm

The old FORUM is starting to screw up on the old computer again--all other sites are fine???? :( off & on--I got that weird error message a couple times.
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Re: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:09 pm

The government does not like the forum .... :lol:
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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: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:32 pm

Oh no, don't get the Black-OP's people started toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 12-3-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:34 pm

That's why the forum went down the other day. The gov't was installing tracking devices on the servers. We're all now on the FBI watch list. :shifty:
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 12-3-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:36 pm

And right after I posted that, I got THIS:

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An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persists.

:gee: :gee: :gee: :gee: :gee:
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 12-3-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:41 pm

Yep, I'm getting it everytime I try & send a PM or answeer a topic. But, this one worked.
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