Coffee 1-28-11

Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:30 am

Come in, come in. Join us for fine food and fellowship. On the menu today is something a bit different....a waffle sandwich! Now, now, not all at once, the line forms from the coffee pot. The waffle sandwich is way better than the onion pie....who's dumb idea was that? LOL

OK, we've made it to the halfway point of the heating season. Has it been a warm winter for you? I have used less coal this year than ever.... not that I have a long history. This is my 4th winter burning the wonder rock. Certainly the strangest winter I've ever seen. Here it is going into February & still no snow cover. We had a few inches yesterday, but once again, it changed to rain & left us close to bare.

I'm changing my Avatar back to the smaller dog. A week with the beast in my lap is making my legs weak.

I hope you all have a smooth weekend.
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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 1-28-11

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:37 am

Good morning all,

Well today's the day the first of my kids is getting married. All the running around is complete and the deal will be done by noon. People keep asking "how do I feel about this?" The truth is the new SIL a great guy and a hard worker, I know that he loves her and will do anything, work any job to take care of her and his family. He's shown that with his work history. Their life's will have its challenges but who's doesn't? It will be a long day, though by the time all is said and done. The open house is at 5 so after cleaning up and returning our friend's house to normal we won't get home until late. They'll be long gone by then.

I have to agree this is the weirdest winter I've ever had in Northern VA. We are heading into yet another week of 50* or higher. I think that I've only had the stove flat out running for 1 week since I lit the match. Still Febuarary and March are our coldest, whitest months so I think we have more winter to come. I hope everyone has a great weekend, take care, Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:52 am

Mornin everybody. Freddy, that's tasty, strange, but tastey. ;) Yea, I figured the old legs would be fading on you after a whole week of him sitting up there. :lol: We got a dusting last night, yup, strange winter. Lisa, have fun with all that today. I gotta ask, what the hell is a SIL?? typo or me just gettin old??? Gonna run some more sap lines today. Time will tell what kinda season we're going to have sugaring. Later all.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:57 am

freetown fred wrote:Mornin everybody. Freddy, that's tasty, strange, but tastey. ;) Yea, I figured the old legs would be fading on you after a whole week of him sitting up there. :lol: We got a dusting last night, yup, strange winter. Lisa, have fun with all that today. I gotta ask, what the hell is a SIL?? typo or me just gettin old??? Gonna run some more sap lines today. Time will tell what kinda season we're going to have sugaring. Later all.


Son in Law, he called me "other mom" yesterday and so I'm destined to be. DK and my kids will make sure of that. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:03 am

Gotcha, yep, I'm gettin old. :clap: toothy Apparently, so are you. :shh: :rofl:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:17 am

WOOAAH there Fred! Them's fightin' words! :lol: toothy

Congrats to your daughter, Lisa. I'll have a shot in her honor. ;)



Not much happenin around here. Finally finished a brick saw repair. Bad bearings. Had to cut the shaft in order to remove the pulley, in order to press the shaft out of the bearings & housing. Yeah, I'll fix anything ... :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 1-28-11

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:00 am

We've got and inch or two,with a Clipper comin' in @ 28'. Should go back to rain.......Freetown,if you were in the mud business,it would be a bumper crop ! My,My Freddy,tha sure is a breakfast thriller......Enjoy !
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:12 am

Morning all, Freddy just how long did it take to get feeling back in your legs? Very innovative breakfast there it might just give a idea to an IHOP or the like. Strange land we live in Bob, I can't be all that far from you & just a heavy frost here, not complaining. Hope everyone has a safe & warm day. Lisa, congrats on the wedding day, soon now it will all be done & you can relax again.
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 1-28-11

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:22 am

Good morning! That waffle sandwich hit the spot...the jury is still out on the onion pie. ;)

I have NO PLANS FOR TODAY. Maybe go get some groceries, but that's it. It has been a long week and I am looking forward to some peace and quiet. We got quite a bit of rain yesterday, and of course it all froze last night. I have some mini skating rinks on the lawn, and zero snow.

Freddy wrote:OK, we've made it to the halfway point of the heating season. Has it been a warm winter for you? I have used less coal this year than ever.... not that I have a long history. This is my 4th winter burning the wonder rock.


It has been a mild winter for us, but it seems like the wind hasn't stopped blowing since Xmas. This is my 5th coal-fired heating season, and this is the most I have ever burned in the first half of the year...but there is a catch. I haven't burned anything but coal! No more supplementing with the propane fireplace, having the oil boiler kick on at 3 am when the fire burned too low, etc etc. All coal, all the time. We like it warm, and the guy in my avatar is burning his share of the coal. :lol:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:46 am

This warm weather is killing me. Trying to revive a dead fire for the second day in a row. My Mk I never gave me this much trouble so the shine is officially off the apple of the Mk II.

The wife is working all weekend. She left before I got home from school on Friday and I don't expect to see her until sometime Sunday. I guess I'll just do homework and study for a test on Monday.

I was never much of a student but I guess if you do it enough, you learn a few things. :) I'm actually doing well enough to get invited to join a national honor society. And that's a sentence I never thought I'd use. :lol:

Just a cup of coffee for now and it's off to baby sit this stove.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:58 am

Good morning from the Great White Northern Province of Saskatchewan! I will be walking over to Tim Horton's in a minute for a cup!! Let me know what you like in yours!!! Enjoying the Canadian hospitality for the weekend.

Lisa, congratulations to your Daughter on her Blessed day!!! May the LORD bless her marriage and may it bear fruit!!! Also, I wouldn't worry too much about your son in law calling you that, My sisters kids called my mother the smoking grandma. Names will stick if you protest them!!!

Sorry everyone, it is only -11 degrees below zero here this morning. I wanted to do the hot cup of coffee trick for everyone, but it needs to be about another 25 degrees colder for it to work!!! :eek2: It was -34 two weeks ago, and I didn't get that load. I am on my way to Edmonton this morning. The Alberta Clipper you are enjoying today, I wonder where that comes from????? :gee:

Hey Smitty, A six pack of the cheapest rot gut up here costs $14.00 CAD!!! :mad3: :bang: :cheers: A six pack of Molson is about $16.00+
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:18 am

Morning all. Thanks for the waffle sandwich. Actually the onion pie looks pretty darn good too!

Congrats Lisa on your daughters wedding. That's a big day. My oldest is getting married this July so I'll have my first dil. She's a real keeper too.

Another weird January week. Temps in the 50's and even hit 60 yesterday. We will pay in February I suspect.

Not much going on today. My son and I are making a new bath of beer this afternoon. Russian Stout. Should be good. Our holiday ale was amazing!

Still shopping for a 6x10 dump trailer. Had a sweet one in my sights but the #&%* craigslist seller screwed me over and sold it to someone else even though I was the first to call him. :mad:
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:34 am

Mornin all! Wow, I think I missed breakfast! Got my coffee, but Freddy, you make breakfast a little too early for me! We used to put ice ream between 2 wafles to make a sandwich. YUmmy :up:
Halfway thru the heating season? But I've only burned 3400 lbs.! :o Yeasterday, I almost had to let the dvc500 die out. It was short-sleeve-shirt weather outside, and approaching 80 inside. I opened the Door-stats for a couple hours to cool the house a little. In this kind of weather I can go 4 days between hopper fill-ups, and 8 days between ashpan emptyng.

Lisa, congrats on the wedding, sounds like your getting another helper to help you stack your coal ! :shh:

Smitty, good work on that Mason Saw Motor. You really went the extra mile! :shock: I had the opportunity to work on an Electric Chainsaw this week. A Skil Model 605. ALL METAL. They don't make them like this anymore. The motor was all gummed up with bar oil, so I just needed to do a cleaning job and sharpen the chain. When I run it, it sounds just like your cut-off saw. What torque! Its geared, so I was not able to stall it while cutting.

Rich, Whatcha doing way up there, eh? How many trucks you deliver this trip? Enjoy your hot coffee, if you can keep it hot :D

Time to get up and do some chores, take care all.....
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:46 am

Morning all! Coffee is almost done, waffles were great (that I made!) with some good home made Pa. Maple syrup from a friends place. He does about 500 gallons, doesn't advertise, but usually sells all of it.

I have only burnt about 2 ton so far, typically I go thru a ton a month, 4-6+ ton a winter.

Probably work around house and garage, I finally built a chip/dust separator for my woodworking, tired of having to empty/clean the shop vac or dust collector all the time. This unit works outstanding and was pretty simple to build from various plans on the internet. It's a modified Thien design. Basically creates a cyclone effect and then drops out into the can. If you use a dust collector or shop vac for woodworking, it's a great enhancement, it works better then I thought it would. (See below)

The 1/3 filled can is from planing a board about 6 times, and nothing made it to the shop vac!

Enjoy the weekend! it will be gone before you know it.
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this is after planing a board about 6-7 times. Nothing made it thru to the shop vac or dust collector, it all dropped out into the can! Works Great!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Coffee 1-28-11

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:03 am

Sweet! How well would that cyclonic separator work with coal dust?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)