Coffee 3-10-2012

Coffee 3-10-2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:18 am

The coffee is hot. Come on in, sit a spell & share a few minutes. Blueberry pancakes are headed in your direction. Tip the maple syrup & enjoy!

It seems Mother Nature is showing us her warmer side. Many of us are either working the window-stats or shutting down on these warm days. We broke an all time high record on Thursday. It was some sweet to see 60! Back to normal for this coming week.... frosty nights & 40 days. Fine by me.... much nicer than 10 degree nights & freezing days.

Hope you all have a smooth weekend!
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 3-10-2012

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:24 am

Just an "In and Out" Today,Freddy..heading to work...I meant to thank you for getting those apple and cherry turnovers in...Good Stuff ! And speaking of thanks...All of us in the Chardon School District say Thanx to all of you.....We're in gear,moving ahead,and we're taking everyone....Enjoy this weather,Gang ! :)
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 3-10-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:39 am

Outstanding breakfast choice Freddy.Thank you. Gotta run my friends, sugarin time. Have a good weekend all.Eyes are doing well. Cataracts can sure cloud things up. Get fit for close up glasses in two wks to get back to 20/20. :D Good to hear Chardon is regrouping Bob. Gone but never forgotten.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Coffee 3-10-2012

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:55 am

Morning all. Just looked at the weather forecast for next week. Going to be in the 70's darn near everyday! 75 one day. I'm sitting in a condo right now in Ocean City Maryland watching the ocean. Wifes birthday. She loves the ocean even if it is 35 out right now. I needed a mental health weekend too. I've been very busy with work thankfully. Also i'm going to admit to a little coal fatigue. It's kinda funny. In October, I get sooo excited about being able to finally fire up the boiler but by mid March, I've had enough, even with a girly man boiler.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Coffee 3-10-2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:12 am

Good morning. Low 20's here, supposed to hit 30 today and 50's tomorrow. I'm with Terry...the ash cans seem heavier in March than in October.

Long list of chores to get busy on. Have a good weekend.
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 3-10-2012

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:17 am

Morning all,

Running out the door for my bee class again. Lots to do between now and May to get ready to install the new hive. I'm a little worried about an early nectar run do to the warm weather but it is what it is. This afternoon my daughter and I are going shopping for "cocktail attire." The company she works for is International and has a grand "gala" every year, black tie and all that goes with it. I'm glad it's not me! This should be an enjoyable afternoon since I like shopping only marginally more then I like going to the dentist. ;) I hope everyone has a great weekend. Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 3-10-2012

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:34 am

Seems like everyone is on the run this AM, I'll take a little time to visit talk & enjoy a pancake or two until the frost burns off. The maple is running here as well Fred, mostly just buckets here but my friend back down in Washington,County, Pa. can run lines & gets a huge yield hope it's a good season for him. Rather chilly here but gonna warm up Mon. & last most of the week. Hope everyone has a good safe weekend.
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 3-10-2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:39 am

Sugar season is here...anyone retrofit a conversion stoker on an evaporator yet?? :lol:
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 3-10-2012

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:47 am

snowing here, 22 out...and yes to try to get the ole salty dawgs to try a coal stoker as a heat source. 900 gallons of oil at one place...however the season is soooooo short, it is hard to get the ole boys off dead center.
When it is possible to heat the entire farm also, that is received much better. Gotta go plowing...where was this forcast? 9 to 33 on Monday, 11 to 41 on tues, 22 to 48 Wed, 29 to 62 on th, 28 to 38 on Fri...
Anthracite: It's what's for WINTA! :idea:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Coffee 3-10-2012

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:03 am

Morning all. The coffe is good today. Our neighbor has a house in Nicaragua, and they brought us a HEARTY coffee to sample. Wow, good stuff, man.... :shh:
Its a cool 40f this morning. The night before, I was working in my shop until 10:30pm, and only needed a T-shirt.

Don't forget to move your clocks AHEAD one hour tonight.

The DVC500 is chugging along, not a care in the world. Empty the ashes, empty the fines, fill up the hopper. Just like my dog :D

F-Fred, glad to hear the eyes are going good. I know its scarey to let your Doc cut into them. Real scarey.

Smitty, thanks for the help with the Quad Carburator. The owner just picked it up. I had to wait a extra week to get it back to him, until a new mud flap arrived and I installed it. He started it cold, and I swear I heard a CLUNK as his jaw hit the gas tank :o He couldn't believe how fast it started! He tooled around my yard for a minute, then up onto his trailer. Happily paid for it, and off he went. Another satisfied customer.

Time to help the wifey biuld a raised-bed garden.

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

Re: Coffee 3-10-2012

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:26 am

20* here this morning.... was planning on working on cleaning up one field at farm, finish removing small stumps from young(4-6") trees i cut back last fall. cut stumps off to ground, wait a bit then 2-4D/roundup mix on stumps to kill roots. Intention is to replant that field in buckwheat for green manure crop, disc in and early fall replant, oats cover, timothy/red clover hay for next season. Hope the deer don't eat it as fast as it grows..... don't want to plow, disc, and replant.
People down this way have been sugaring on and off for past month or so. Well got to get the saw ready, new chain, fuel, bar oil and head up to farm. plus get chipper rental prices to get rid of the crap laying on field. Might save some for boiler

field i reclamed 2 years ago, past springs clover/timothy crop kicking in. fertilized it this past fall with 1200#/s 3-10-30 so clover should come on good this spring and give the timothy plenty of nitrogen to feed on.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Coffee 3-10-2012

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:07 am

MORNING EVERYBODY 19 here this am coffee always good sure glad i bought that 354 hitzer toasty inside you all have a good day looking forward to next week, save a little coal...
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Coffee 3-10-2012

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:23 am

That's a good looking field !!

Good morning everyone. It was clear and cold last night,, around 12* on the porch thermometer, at 0700, when the 4-legged 'alarm clock' stood on the side of the bed and stuck his cold wet nose in my ear !! :shock: He left me alone for a few more minutes,but I was now awake..

Great Coffee Freddie !! I think Butermilk pancakes will be on the menu for me this morning,, all this talk of 'sugaring' and boiling down syrup has me hankering for some pancakes and syrup.. YUMMY..

I got an early load of coal this year.. too early,, the ground around the barns was not summer dry like it usually is for my TT delivery of coal..
so the truck got stuck on level ground, when manuevering around to line up the trailer with the coal building.. :mad:

So I went to fire up the big loader, but the batteries had gone flat overnight, I'd charged them the previous day and started the beast.. So we had to
wait a bit for the batteries to get a quick charge.. those batteries are huge,, about 28" long, I fear that they will be >$350 each. I think they do OK
through the summer months.. we'll see.

Anyway got the loader fired up, and hooked to the frame of the semi-tracktor, and in grandma-low, in reverse, with the chain lifting a bit on the semi,, the big old loader was able to pull the 40 tons ahead so it could make the last run in reverse towards the coal barn. With the coal unloaded, the loader was able to pull the 40,000# rig ahead without the semi's help.. I never thought that the loader would be able to do THAT.

Anyway, I've got many years of coal in storage now. enough that the place will stay warm with handfed stoves when that next gob o plasma from the sun comes our way and takes out the powergrid.. of if our administration is successful with shutting down all coal mining. or if Diesel hits $8.99 per gallon.

Anyway, I have only ONE MORE 'date' with the nuclear reactor: after Monday, I'll be on the 'healing and recovering' side of the cancer treatments.. WHOO HOO !! Looking forward to it.. and having a bit more energy and maybe ambition.

The weather is clear, with a forcast of 38* today, 60* tomorrow, and several days in the high 50's and low 60's this week.. Glad I've got a stoker boiler.. I'd hate to have to shut down for the warm days.

Well the dog, aka 'alarm clock' is wanting to go out again.. I think this is a false flag.. he really doesn't need to 'go' but rather just wants to run around and play..

Have a great day everyone..

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 3-10-2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:40 am

Looks like I'm in between the warmth of MD & the frigid cold of ME. Forecast is for 60's a few times this week. Got down to 25° last night. Shake down went smoothly last night unlike the past few nights, as seen in my Blaschak Quality post. :x I'm with Terry too - maybe a bit more so ......... I'm damn sick of it!

Chris, glad I could help! It's always tough over the net, but glad this worked out for you! :cheers: With the fuel up here in MA, carb cleans are a given. I've lost count how many I've done just this year so far! :lol:
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 3-10-2012

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:12 am

34* here right now. House is a bit chilly but nothing a few turns on the intake won't fix.

Coffee is hot and it looks like there is plenty so it's already a good day!

I've got plenty of work to do but I'm not sure much will get done. Debating on wasting half my day at a political gathering and/or studying for three finals next week.

Well, I can see the bottom of my cup so it's time for a trip to the kitchen. Have a good day all!
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice