Coffee 2-25-2012

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:31 am

gaw wrote:Shooting a cannon in Massachusetts? Why do I think SMITTY is going to jail?

:lol: No biggie - nothing is legal in MA anyway. :roll:
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 2-25-2012

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:58 am

sterling40man wrote:Holy freakin' snow Batman!!!! About a foot on the ground right now and still snowing like crazy! It's suppose to end sometime this afternoon. Weatherman said about 14" total. Biggest storm of the winter for sure. Freddy, I had some friends that were in Waterville on the I-95 last night at about 9 pm. They said that it was snowing like crazy and they could only go about 45mph. Time to go snowblow the driveway. Have a great weekend all!


What a difference a little coastline and a few miles east makes Sterling. We had a good blow last night and its still blustery, but rain and some ice pellets is all I have over on the coast. Dodged a bullet again! Loving it. :D
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:04 am

Suns out today, but we have 50 mph wind gusts! :shock:

Time to bust out the generator .... :|
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 2-25-2012

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:13 am

Damn Smitty, a cannon. U my hero!!
Cracker
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:27 pm

Rick 386 wrote:Freddy, I thought you were supposed to get more snow this storm. More like what Bob was getting up north. Maybe the snowmobilers will be happier now !!!


Got done snowblowing at about 10. There was a lot more than a foot out there. Went to the store after and a few guys I talked to said they had about 17". :shock: I thought Freddy was supposed to get a lot more too. We already had great trails up here, but this will defenately help more. The trail groomer went by about an hour ago pulling a roller. The snow is so deep that you could barely see the tracks on the groomer as it went by.

SteveZee wrote:What a difference a little coastline and a few miles east makes Sterling.


I hear ya Steve!
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:56 pm

Looks like we ended up with 4 inches or so.... but it weighed the same as a foot & a half! Dang nab it, hefty stuff. It's over 40* now. Silly winter.
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 2-25-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:09 pm

Came back from the job site via Hoxy Gorge--real pretty drive--that's Rt 81 around exit 9 overhead. Still snowin & blowin here.Gonna see if I can borrow my buddy's drag ling to make my my pond a little deeper--how's about 20' sound. Wish we had something big enough to move it this far. :clap: :woot: toothy Outstanding with the cannon SMITTY :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:12 pm

freetown fred wrote:Mornin all. Good choice Freddy, haven't had poached for a long time. Hmmm, outstanding coffee as usual my friend. Snowin & blowin on the hill this AM. Gonna help a friend out doing the foundation & parking lot work for a new Dollar General a few towns away. He's got some nice machines I get to play with. Got some David Alan Coe CD's for entertainment. Hell, this ones a little nicer then the old Allis WD 45 :clap: toothy Have a good week end PSSS--update, did I mention this machine has a lap top in it-- :shock:


I'm so jealous! You get to play with a toy like that and getting a new Dollar General. I can only dream. Seriously, the nearest Dollar General is 16 miles south of here. When I visit down that way I always stop and stock up on can goods and cleaning products. Can't beat the price.
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:25 pm

Hi Guys,

It actually snowed! I was on the way to class and thought, Boy those clouds look like snow clouds. 36* out at the time and the wind is blowing like crazy. 3 mins down the road I'm in a blinding snow shower and it's sticking and everything. Then just as quick it was over. It was so exciting that I called DK to share the moment. Let's just say he wasn't as thrilled over the event as I was at 8 on a Saturday morning. :lol:
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:22 pm

Damned Wind......Damned Lake Effect....Damned Trees Down......Damn It All!! :lol:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:25 pm

Hang in there just a bit longer Bob, lake effect is almost over for this go round. We'll see what March may bring.
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 2-25-2012

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:56 pm

Probably Ice Storms with Wind and Lake Effect Snow ! I hosed myself into thinking we might just sneak off with a real pansy kind of Winter.......Dumb Boy ! Thanx,Sam...it should warm up this mid-week !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:08 am

The wind is a lot calmer down here this am. I was watching the manometer yesterday and it was jumping from .02 up to .12 with the gusts. This is when the baro was covered during the start up of the stove. After it got up to temp i took off the foil and it was steady .04- .05 with the baro flapping pretty good.

I had shut down on Thursday when it was warm and since Friday was also supposed to be in mid-60's took the time for a good clean out. But we never got out of the 40's on Friday, I guess the warm weather they were talking about didn't make it above Dover. It was painful hearing the furnace kick on as I was in and out through the day. If I had been home for more than 45 minutes at a time I would have fired it back up then.

Hey NWBuilder, its been 24hrs since your post....ya got that wall out and the beam in place yet?!?!?!?! :lol:
A couple years ago I went through the pain of the kitchen remodel experience here. Not as bad as yours since we weren't flipping rooms. Just moving locations of appliances around, double electric oven (new elec cable run), gas cooktop (new gas line run), additional cabinets for a penisula (fortunate they still made the ones we had bought 15 years earlier) and move others around. But it was "requested" that the kitchen remain functional during the remodel since I couldn't work on it straight through to the finish. So each part of the project I had to plan a strategic stopping point that would allow me to connect the stove and sink back up. Took me about 4 weeks to get to the tile backsplash and painting part of the project and then it took about 4 weeks for the decorating committee to decide on the color scheme and tile selection and tile pattern so I got a break for a while! :D
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:44 am

The snow total is in............21"! :shock: What a storm!! Hope it's the last big one of the season. Windy as all heck today. Still got a ton and a half of coal.......should last me til mid-late April........I hope.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Coffee 2-25-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:53 am

Glad you guys kept all that crap up north! :P

We got 5 or 6 mega-squalls yesterday along with constant 30 mph wind. Would snow like a bastard for 10 minutes ... then sunny ... then snow .... then sunny. Of course the worst of it hit while unloading my trailer, & rolling up all my tie-down straps for storage - luck wouldn't have it any other way! :lol: Had about a half inch on the ground in 10 minutes. Most of it melted except for the north side of anything big - still a dusting in those spots.

Been a great winter this year! I've had to plow the driveway twice .... and once was that October blizzard. 8-)
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