Coffee 5-19-12

Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 20, 2012 5:54 pm

SMITTY wrote:I always dreamed of owning acreage. After a year of mowing my measly 2 acres, I found out pretty quick that it's an expensive & time-consuming pain in the ass! :lol:

I can't imagine mowing that spread, Rob - I couldn't afford the fuel! I'd still love to own that though. I'd probably keep the grass pretty short by tearing it up with the Polaris. :D



Smitty, it takes about 3.5 gallons of gasoline to mow my lawn.

Looks good from the porch...I have been enjoying the view and a "box" of Labatt Blue since noon. :lol:

Dogs are relaxing as well: Image
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 5-19-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 20, 2012 6:00 pm

:wtf: here ya are back to slaying yourself & it's only the endish of may. Here's a re-do on that pix I posted Sat AM--must be the sun is really good for my parkinson's. :clap: toothy What a beee-you-tee-ful week-end it's been. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Edit: Deleted after Fred fixed his post.
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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 5-19-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun May 20, 2012 9:02 pm

You must have a better mower than I've got. I go thru 1.5 gallons to mow mine ... although lots of trees, rocks, & water to maneuver around - adds a bit of time to the equation.
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 5-19-12

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun May 20, 2012 9:21 pm

Hey RR, What is that Blue or Black 4 door rig in the background? Are you hauling Gang Mowers with it? Smitty, can you see Rob with cruise control on at 15 MPH doing the Back-40?! He'll probably make some sort of Ash Aeration device, too. I'll see the dust cloud 200 miles from Platt!
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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 5-19-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon May 21, 2012 6:13 am

whistlenut wrote:Hey RR, What is that Blue or Black 4 door rig in the background? Are you hauling Gang Mowers with it? Smitty, can you see Rob with cruise control on at 15 MPH doing the Back-40?! He'll probably make some sort of Ash Aeration device, too. I'll see the dust cloud 200 miles from Platt!


That is the inlaw's Cadillac. They were telling me about the flat tire they had...no big deal, except the vehicle doesn't come with a spare! It came with a $0.10 inflator, but that doesn't help much when the tire is debeaded. It was nothing a call to On-Star and a flatbed couldn't fix - except the dealer didn't have a tire in stock either. :confused: Two days and $500 later they were rolling again.
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 5-19-12

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon May 21, 2012 7:44 am

Is the spare an option?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon May 21, 2012 9:03 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Is the spare an option?


No. I heard it is on the new models, but it wasn't on theirs.
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 5-19-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 21, 2012 9:20 am

All that money and they can't even include a spare??? :wtf:

Add another gripe to the list of why I will NEVER buy another GM product built after '72, as long as I'm breathing .... :roll: Company I worked for paid $500 for 24.5" tractor trailer tires ..... 5x the rubber in those. Wow ... :no1:
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 5-19-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 24, 2012 9:26 am

Got some new tires - one for my brother's DR & one for the 'Liner.

Guess which is which ..... :lol: There's a $140 price difference between the two ... :shock:
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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 5-19-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu May 24, 2012 1:39 pm

I just got the electric starter fixed on my wife's PUSH mower... :shock:
Thats an oximoron, isn't it?
She was calling me outside everytime she wanted to mow, just so I could pull-start it for her.
Yesterday, I put 20ft of trimming line on her new Stihl Weed Wacker, in 2 hours, it was empty again :mad: Time for some training on how NOT to bump the head down on the ground.... :mad3:

Nice tires Smitty! Ever put one of those on backwards :angel: :crazy:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 24, 2012 2:44 pm

Yeah back when I got my first dealership job I put many a tire on the wrong way. Rush rush rush is the name of the game - I can't think that fast. The liquor won't let me! :woot:




Just finished a water pump in a '04 Silverado. Was good practice, because I'm sure mine will be needing one any day now. It's got over 50,000 miles! :o :shock: :lol:

Look how MASSIVE the pump is on the 5.3! Crazy. The thermostat & it's housing attach to it, as does the belt tensioner. Strange design. 6 bolts over 2 gaskets which each cover 2 ports - 4 in total. Also both heater hoses attach to the pump as well. Strange .... but an easy job thankfully.
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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 5-19-12

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 24, 2012 10:21 pm

What a marvel of engineering that is. :P

I did the dealership thing to, Smitty. I don't miss it.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu May 31, 2012 10:18 pm

Justa backaswards post to say...
Added a pair of coal burners to the planet...
The twins Girl/Boy popped into the world about 3am
5-19-2012...
As you can see by the delay...
They take up just about every waking moment...
Time to feed again...
More details and yes...
pics too...
Everyone is doing well...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Coffee 5-19-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 31, 2012 10:31 pm

CONGRATS CAPE!! :clap: :verycool: :cheers: :up:
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