Coffee 1-28-11

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:12 am

lsayre wrote:Sweet! How well would that cyclonic separator work with coal dust?


That's what I was thinking. I've been looking at those Dust Deputy's lately and the good metal ones aren't cheap.
jpete
 
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:39 am

Thanks.
Thats a good question, I was thinking that too.!! If it works good with wood chips/dust, why wouldn't it work with coal dust. It might make a bit of a mess of it, but you never know. Cheap enough to build to experiment. I had these scrap pieces of plywood laying around. Just do a Google Image search on the THIEN SEPARATOR, a lot of different photos of mods you can do.

They do make the cyclone lids (from Harbor Freight, Rockler, Woodcraft, etc...) that fits most 10-20 gallon metal trash cans.

For more info, check out THIENs website, here is one for a Shop Vac Mod that might work pretty slick....

http://www.cgallery.com/smf/index.php?topic=375.0

Here the Series I watched and learned from, this guys was a little more elaborate with all the sheet metal work.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUJ4NilyWbk
WNY
 
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:46 am

Hello everyone,
That waffle sandwich inspired me to make french toast with oat bread. Not sure of the connection but hey! It's was good.

Congratulation goes out to Lisa's family. Big day for sure.

I was on the way to a service call in Shenandoah the other day and stopped to take this picture. Looked like some big chunks to me. Larger than stove size.

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With more mild temps today along the way, think I'll play with the new car. Take care everyone.

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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:56 am

Ok, ok, nobody has snow.. so.. here's the deal.. you can have mine.. :lol:

It's about 32*, we have a mix of wet snow/sleet. supposed to get around 2",, already have most of that..

The grass is still sticking up through the snow, but soon it'll be coverd.. and it's supposed to be 40* on Monday.

LOKI the new pooch is doing well, he's a smart pup.. he figured out steps and stairs. and has learned sit, down, come and stay.. all in about
a week.. he's just got a lot of puppy energy, and likes to get me out of bed when the sun comes up.. that 's not too bad this time of year,, but come
summertime,, 0530 is way too early.. so I'll have to work on keeping him quiet and napping till at least 0800 on most mornings.

OK, here's your dose of snow:
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Take as much as you want, I'm not stingy !!

Greg L
LsFarm
 
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:04 pm

Check out the size of the dog-paw prints in the snow on the deck, those are 5.5" deck boards.. :shock: this pup has PAWS !
It must be warming up, the silver minivan was all covered with snow an hour ago, now a lot has slid off.. the silver P/U has the engine
heater plugged in, so the hood is warmed by the engine, no snow there.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:14 pm

Morning all! Just got done snowblowing the driveway. Got 8" yesterday. I'm in the same boat as Greg......you all can have my snow! Got to shovel my back deck later.......over 2' of snow on there. :shock: There is no snow 200 miles south of me......weird. Congrats on the wedding Lisa. Rich, I'll take an extra large double double! Have a great weekend all!
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:33 am

I didn’t have time for real breakfast today. We had to get two cats to the vet for their annual vaccinations. Who the hell invented onion pie, someone with too many onions or too much pie dough? :wtf: What an unlikely idea for a pie.

I guess Lisa is a mother-in-law now or else the would be son-in-law is on his way to Mexico or Canada. :out:

coalkirk wrote:My son and I are making a new bath of beer this afternoon.

Coalkirk; how was the beer bath? I drank a lot of beer but never bathed in it.

As far as things go ‘round here I hope to be over this cold soon. I have had this BS for four weeks now and it is getting a little old. The coal bin got filled up last week and I should be good ‘till the end of summer, as for the unseasonably warm temperatures you will not hear me complain.

Today I made hard boiled eggs in some gadgets called “Eggies”. What are Eggies? Do you know someone, usually a woman, who is just one gadget away from being a great cook and they spend their life in search of that one gadget that will make them the next Emeril Lagasse. Eggies are just one of those gadgets. Their purpose is to make hard boiled eggs without the trouble of pealing them. Each eggie consists of a bottom, top, joining ring, and cap. When you realize the oiling, assembling, and cleaning involved as well as putting the egg in and removing it they make old fashioned hard boiled eggs seem like child’s play. Chalk another one up to slick marketing.

Everyone have a great week, those of you with snow; keep it.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:52 am

gaw wrote:
coalkirk wrote:My son and I are making a new bath of beer this afternoon.


Coalkirk; how was the beer bath? I drank a lot of beer but never bathed in it.


:lol: Cracked me up this morning when I saw what I had typed. No we didn't actually take a bath in it. But the new "batch" looks pretty interesting. It's almost black. Never had Russian Stout before. It will be almost 9% alcohol! I bought myself a new wort chiller for Christmas. It's a copper coil that hoks to the garden hose and you run cold water through it to chill the wort down from boiling to 70*. Worked like a charm.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:10 am

I knew what you meant but what you typed was more interesting. I have been considering getting back to trying my hand at home brewing. The last time ended in disaster after a couple of pleasant successes. Your Russian stout sounds good, when it is finished drink an extra one for me.
gaw
 
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:26 pm

Thank you for all your kind thoughts. The newly weds are gone; they've set up house in Williamsburg which is just far enough away. The open house/reception was great; lots of folks we hadn't seen in years dropped by to wish them well. Thankfully, the women of our church had volunteered to do the food and was it good. They really knew what they were doing; they've done a lot of wedding receptions. Because of that clean up was a breeze and we were out of there by 9:00. If you remember a good friend had offered us the use of her "huge" house for the open house. The front door opens to a spiral staircase foyer which leads to a "great room." We had moved all the furniture out of that room. The receiving line was in front of the ceiling to floor framed windows overlooking the parkland. The decorations which went up so slowly came down really fast, too. We estimate 200 people wandered through the house over the course of the party. I'm certain that Ben and Danielle will have fond memories of the evening.

Now maybe our lives can get back to normal. Of course that assumes we had normal lives before the kids moved up the date of their wedding from May ;) I hope everyone had a great weekend as well. Take care, Lisa .
lowfog01
 
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:43 pm

Congrats Lisa. God bless thier holy matrimony :)
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:00 pm

I'm glad all went well Lisa. it sounds like it went off without a hitch....err...just one hitch, as planned. Now, back to the new normal. I'm sure some things are going to be just a little different. Best of luck to all!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:36 pm

God I HATE Massachusetts!!! :mad3:

Decided to head to the city last night for the first time in months ... only to be pulled over. He said I took the corner too fast - I say fast is very subjective. Wasn't speeding, had clear vision of where I was headed and the traffic ahead .... but not gonna argue. Luckily the cop was reasonable & let me go with a verbal. SO today we had an appointment with our bank to knock our interest rate down to cover the never ending property tax increases in the state ... and wouldn't you know I got yanked AGAIN!! Really???!!!?!?!

Stupid assed speed limits in this state - one second your in a 50 zone ... and 1 foot past the sign it drops to 25 - MA is famous for this stupid *censored*. Of course chatting with the wife, enjoying the scenery on a nice day, happy about knocking my monthly payments down .... then wham - a cruiser comes around the corner. Stupid me .... "is that a cop?" God I;m so pissed at myself for being so Goddamn stupid!!! $210 plus 6 years of insurance surcharges.

Needless to say this ruined my day. :mad2: :rambo2: :mad3: :bang:

Anyone driving in or through MA today, watch your ass. They're ramping up extortions .....
SMITTY
 
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:03 pm

SMITTY wrote:God I HATE Massachusetts!!! :mad3:
$210 plus 6 years of insurance surcharges..

OUch! Time to move south ;)
I told ya you shoulda stopped by to check out our location. 3100SF house, 2500sf shop, 7 acres, $680 a yr property taxes :lol: :dancing: and I can shoot off my back porch without bothering the neighbors :mrgreen:
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Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:07 pm

It was time the moment I was born.

The way things are going I think I'll be stuck here for life. Just like a prison .... :sick: :cry:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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