Coffee 12-10-11

Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:15 am

Good morning! Come in, chat a while, join us for coffee, food & friendship. The apple pie is gone, but here's some melt in your mouth coffee cake that will make your tongue dance. It's cheese cake-ish tasting and I'll tell ya... you can't eat just one. If you have room left waffles are cooking. Gotta use up that maple syrup!

I see many new members. Welcome one & all! The learning curve can take a while, but be patient & before long you'll be loving coal. Tip #1: Get a #25 Dywer draft gauge.

It's been a busy week. I worked 40 hours in the upholstery shop and another 8 or 10 getting my nephews Ranger back on the road. Not only head gaskets, but also timing cover gaskets. What a pain! He drove it home on Thursday & I got my Ranger back....the one that I never drove until yesterday. The day I got it fit for the road I loaned it to him.

I hope you all have a fine weekend. Not much time left before Christmas. It's sneaking up on us so if you have things to get done.... get a wiggle on!
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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 12-10-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:24 am

YUM! I finally beat the crowd & got fresh coffee & PIE!! :dancing:

Busy day today. I'll be fixin some things as well. Just headin out the door! I'll have some pics later on.

Have a good Saturday folks!
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: Cap On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:51 am

Pie and coffee early in morning. Doesn't get any better! I am off tobu make some repairs in a restaurant kitchen. Think i will have to raid the walk in cooler for some cheese cake...
Take care everyone.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator


Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:02 am

I am sure glad Freddy had the coffee going early...I am fresh out. It is in the low 20's this morning, and I just cranked the heat back up to 72. Today is our annual Christmas tree expedition. For the 5th year in a row, a bunch of us meet at the local tree farm and get our trees, bring them home, then we meet at someone's house for a chili cook-off and beer. It is pretty chilly, so I will have to bundle our baby up pretty good.

I have some wiring to do tomorrow, and with any luck there will be another EFM running in Northern NY.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:37 am

Good morning one and all! It's crisp and clear in the National Capital Region this morning. The stove is working good but I am working through some daytime draft problems; a combination of daytime highs in the mid fifties and my trying to burn some older pea coal in a not so hot fire. What a pain but thanks to the knowledge gained from the forum, I can answer my own questions. Last night the house average temp was a perfect 75* - Wahoo!

Not much planned for today - we are pretty much done shopping so today will be spent wrapping things. The tree is up and that's about all we do in the way of decorating. I think I will change the oil in the Corollas today; it shouldn't be too cold mid day. I hope everyone gets something done on their to do list. Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:52 am

Good morning people! Happiest of Holidays to you :) The season is officially here. Rob's on the way out the door for a tree, little chill in the air.... That cheesey thing looks delicious. Wish there was time to have some. Running late and need to grab a bite to go. Some cereal maybe. Building a boiler shed for a friend today. He liked the coal boiler so much that he wanted one for himself. I like his choice of heating weapon for sure. Should have got up and gone hunting for a couple hours but the bed was just too warm this morning :) Stay warm people.
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:45 am

Good Morning all, off to a local farm auction this morning, seems like they are going under at a faster pace. I'll just have a quick cup & maybe fill my to-go cup if you don't mind, that coffee cake sure looks good, hope everyone has a productive & safe day.
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 12-10-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:01 am

Mornin all. I think you've gone & out-done yourself with that coffee cake Freddy. As of 5 PM yesterday, I am the sole owner of the lil horse farm. Broker but happier :D Last week-end of rifle season up here which means we won't see the flat landers for another year. :( NOT. 24* on the hill & there's a big, bright orb in the sky??? I'll figure it out. Have a good week end all.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: Dennis On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:13 am

good morning all,Freddy the apple pie usually don't last that long,although cheese cake is the next best thing.I need to look into the breach since i'm loosing slight draft(thanks manometer),should only take an hour to remove the fire brick above the baffle and breach then vaccum the pipe. I didn't feel like doing it this week since i was home with the flu. Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:29 am

Bit of a rough start this morning but I'm going to look at another 71 Riviera later. Then to the in laws for a visit from Santa. And then to a surprise 40th party for a friend.

I hate days like this. Time for some coffee and I'm off!
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:47 am

Morning all. Got my coffee, but nuttin to go with it. Freddy, can you PM me a slice of that? Wow it looks good.
About 28f this morning. 75f inside, with just the DVC500.
Our electric bill has DROPPED since we fired up the DVC500. Thats cuz we don't use the electric dryer anymore. I hung up a cloths line in the "Stove Room" and the cloths are plenty dry in a couple hours.

Christmas tree and decorations are complete. The large central hall of this house was a perfect spot for setting it up, plus everyone driving by can see it thru the front door.

Last week's project is complete, the rebuilding of a Wisconsin AEH engine. I must've done something right, it now starts up on the first pull, every time! You can see a short video here... Wisconsin AEH Engine Rebuild
I finally got the muffler installed, along with a plethera of missing parts, including a $20 OEM gas cap! :mad:

Onto the next project, a Stihl 08S, built in 1965... :shock:

Stay warm everyone.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:44 pm

Freddy wrote:Good morning! Come in, chat a while, join us for coffee, food & friendship. The apple pie is gone, but here's some melt in your mouth coffee cake that will make your tongue dance. It's cheese cake-ish tasting and I'll tell ya... you can't eat just one. If you have room left waffles are cooking. Gotta use up that maple syrup!

I see many new members. Welcome one & all! The learning curve can take a while, but be patient & before long you'll be loving coal. Tip #1: Get a #25 Dywer draft gauge.

It's been a busy week. I worked 40 hours in the upholstery shop and another 8 or 10 getting my nephews Ranger back on the road. Not only head gaskets, but also timing cover gaskets. What a pain! He drove it home on Thursday & I got my Ranger back....the one that I never drove until yesterday. The day I got it fit for the road I loaned it to him.

I hope you all have a fine weekend. Not much time left before Christmas. It's sneaking up on us so if you have things to get done.... get a wiggle on!


What kind of upholstery work you do Freddy?
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:08 pm

Hello Everyone. Thanks for the B'fst Freddy, unfortunatley, I had a rather lousey 'free' breakfast in a crew hotel in Boston, who's brilliant idea is it
to put red and green peppers and onions in scrambled eggs.. ??? that 's scrambled HEARTBURN !! NOT breakfast..
Sure enough, even with a Pepcid before I laid down to get my day sleep, I still woke up three hours later with GERD, and had to scrable for the bottle
of TUMS.. Worst thing is I was woke up.. it's hard enough getting 5-6 hours of sleep during the day in a hotel, but when your stomach doesn't
cooperate, it's a no go..

I did manage to get back to sleep, so I guess 4 hours of sleep will have to be what I opperate on this evening.. Heading out to SanDiego. About a 6 hourf flight, and we have a great crew hotel in SAN..

OK, time to shower,get into the uniform and catch the crew bus to the airport.... time to 'make the donuts'....

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 12-10-11

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:14 pm

Yo, Fred ain't it great when you can tear up the note? The bastards pissed me off last year so, I paid them off in Jan. 10 yrs early!
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Coffee 12-10-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:20 pm

Outstanding my friend. :D
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix