Coffee 12-10-11

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:33 am

I bagged a few of those in my day. :P :D :lol: :cheers:
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 12-10-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:47 am

You guy's know your Naugas! It seems they tend to be a southern creature. Not many people up here understand the Nauga. :)

Smitty, Did you know Lazy Boy still offers a life time warranty on the recliner mechanism? If you ever have a failure, give them a call.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:22 am

:lol: No kidding? That chair is about 35 years old. Been taking up space upstairs for years. You can see in the pic that several cats had their way with it too. :lol:

Was built right in Worcester, back when Worcester used to be a manufacturing hub .... instead of welfare central. :roll:
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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 12-10-11

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:41 am

Along the lines of upholstery, here's a car I saw a few years ago at a gas station. Covered in carpet. I had my camera with me, thought it was a unique art car. It had Christian religious symbols all over it. Definitely the work of a south american.
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:09 am

KOOL, I think I'll do that to my plow truck, might cover up some of the rust holes. :wacko: :rofl: :oops2: you inferred Holy, not holey
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:13 am

If you use the in-door out-door carpet you can do the interior as well, a nice carpeted dash to cut down on the snow glare. :roll:
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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 12-10-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:15 am

DASH??? crap, where the hell did that get to??? :D I hope it didn't fall through the Luan floor.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:40 pm

LOL, I've had few of those 'flintstone' plow trucks,, always a chevy or GMC.

The problem isn't the lack of floorboards, it the fact that the truck sits all summer and mice make a nice nest in the heater box, next to the heater core.

Then when you fire it up for the winter, all seems OK...

But when you plow for the first time and run the heat and defroster... OH, did i mention that mice pee in their own nests?? You get the ' Urine-Sauna' effect in the cab of the truck.. so you end up removing the wood floor boards and opening the windows so you don't choke on the 'steamy urine' smell !!

Now, I just climb into a set of Carhart insulated overalls, and climb on a tractor, or the big loader if the snow drifts are too deep..

One year, I think it was 2002, we had a serious blizzard here.. I got home from the airport and couldn't get in my driveway with the 4x4 truck.. I parked it in the impassable road, went into the barn, plugged in the block heater on the Dozer. Went into the house and changed out of my uniform into my 'farm uniform'.. climbed into the Carharts and pac-boots.. went out and pushed snow with the dozer for a few hours..
a dozer doesn't clean the area real well, there is a lot of spillage, but it sure busts through snow drifts !! I had the snow come over the blade, the hood and over my lap.. I had to stop pushing and back up 'cause I couldn't see where I was going !! It was a lot of fun.

Eventually one of my neighbors showed up with a 4x4 truck w/plow and followed me around, doing the 'cleanup' work. We cleared about a half mile of road and driveway entrances..

BTW: is it April yet??

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: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:39 am

Atta boy Greg.

That's the problem now a days. People don't know how to take care of themselves. Years ago when my parents bought the property where they built their house, they knew then that they had to be able to take care of themselves during the winter season. One of the first purchases was a tractor with a blade to be able to open their own driveway. Many, many times we got our driveway open before the plow trucks had the township road passable.

I've done the same at our place right now. Got the Case 580C parked by the old barn foundation with the electric cord nearby for the block heater. We also have a Allis Chalmers with front end bucket and block heater under the lean to. I keep the blade for my F-250 in the shed on a coaster platform. And we keep the Troy Built track drive snowblower in the garage when they call for snow.

The big issue is that usually by the time I get the driveway open, I'm almost too tired to jump on the snowmobile for some fun time.




Rick
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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

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:43 am

Rick 386 wrote:The big issue is that usually by the time I get the driveway open, I'm almost too tired to jump on the snowmobile for some fun time.

Rick! You have your priorities reversed! We would hop on the snowmachines when the snow got deep enuf, and ride the roads until they got plowed. Then we would head home and plow out our driveway :idea:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


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