Coffee 6-2-12

Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:28 am

It's JUNE! Another season is surely behind us. Come in, join us for some coffee and a breakfast social. I'm thinking a simple breakfast of muffins & fruit should get us headed into our day.

I'm getting close to shutting down the AA for the season. I almost had an outfire yesterday! The auger ran out of coal & by the time I noticed there was very little fuel left in the burn chamber. I took a stroke with a rake to cover the auger then hand fed the fire a healthy scoop & saved it. It sure would have been embarrassing to need a second match during the last week of burn!!

Big doings today.... my neighbor "Joe" is getting married. Ohhh, I had some fun. His fiance brought me her veil & asked if I could steam it. I told her I'd try, but it might, just maybe, melt. She left it with me. I did steam it & the wrinkles dropped out nicely, but, then I noticed a clear plastic shopping bag. I held it up to a heat source & oh my gosh.... it shriveled into the most perfect melted veil you ever saw. <evil grin> I left it hanging where she could see it, but a couple customers suggested it might be too much, so I did introduce her to the idea before I showed her. She appreciated me not pretending it was real....but... she took it with her thinking that her Mom could handle it.

Hope you all have a fine 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 6-2-12

PostBy: mozz On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:24 am

I've had that happen on the AA more than once. Right now the bin has about 1 ton and it is away from the auger. I have to climb in there and shovel it from the back to the front.
Have a noise in the front end of the Ranger. I had it up on jack stands a few times and can not figure out where it's coming from. Already did sway-bar links a year back. Best conclusion i can come to is the inner tie rod on the drivers side appears to move somewhat. I ordered both inner and both outer for both sides, Moog, with grease fittings. Supposed to be Fed-ex here today sometime. Other than that, the ball joints are a pain but you can buy the whole upper and lower control arms for a decent price, if it still knocks, then it's getting all 4 control arms. Total cost would be less than $400 counting tie rods. Not counting my labor of course.
Ordered a Zebco Omega closed face spincast reel for the wife. Damm junk they sell now in every store is pathetic. Bought a brand new Shakespeare combo on thursday. Not the cheapest one they had. She caught a largemouth bass and then the next cast it started grinding and locked up. I just re-greased 3 Mitchell 300's from the 60-70's, that's all i am going to use anymore, and a 308 for lighter stuff.
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:01 am

Good choice with the muffins Freddy. Thanx. Outstanding veil story. ;) Hitzer is all ready for next season. Had the horses out for a ride Thurs & Fri. Not quite like the old shovelhead, but they done good. Today basically has been canceled due to a lack of interest, but I'm sure something will come along. Have a good week-end all. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:17 am

All this talk about shutting down.. I just turned the heat on downstairs. :oops: It is 60 degrees outside, raining, and windy.

I have very few plans for the weekend. Mowed the lawn already, and sprayed weeds & for spiders yesterday. Today might be pajamas and coffee day. :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 6-2-12

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:26 am

Another weekend inside the doors of a big ole paper mill. Up at 3:30 this morning and made myself some homefries, bacon and eggs. Sipped a cup of coffee before my carpool showed-up. Looks like Sullivan County(PA) seen some wind last night. Before I shut the Telly off I seen we had a tornado watch in effect. How about that? :taz:
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:48 am

mozz wrote:Have a noise in the front end of the Ranger.
I hope it's not a $12 shock absorber!
It's a pain to track down noises. I have a rattle in my van that no one can find & we've been looking for two years. It rattles on acceleration. We've removed / welded heat shields, made new muffler hangers, and sworn at appropriate times. Just can't find it!
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 6-2-12

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:03 am

Hello Everyone. Seems like it has been raining everyday for a month. Heavy rains again last night. I recall April was very dry.But May was very wet. And the trend continues into June. Almost 2" last night. But Thursday was the nicest day of the week. I was out on a short motorcycle camping trip through Central PA. The state likes to call it, "PA Wilds". I saw a mother bear and two cubs real close to where I snapped this picture. Can anyone figure out where I am? Have a great w/e. Take care everyone.
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Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:04 am

Good morning all. Got my cup of Columbian coffee. As usual it's raining here in Jersey. I finally got my truck back yesterday after it being in tge shop first two weeks. It's amazing the difference a good front end makes. The truck isn't squirrely and it feels solid, like a truck should. They didn't fix the fuel filler neck; but it's kind of hard to fix when the part isn't available. The good thing is that the CEL is no longer on. She runs great.

Next project on the docket for today is: make a run to the MUA to get rid of some trash and junk that has piled up. Then it's time to repair the shower valve in the bathroom.

Cap, is that the Gap? Looks like Rt. 80 and the Delaware River. I'm probably wrong though.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:15 am

Cap, it looks like the Susquehanna, up in wyoming county heading towards Laceville. But probably wrong.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:21 am

Cap
Hyner lookout above Lock Haven. Did you fly off the cliff ?
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:27 am

We woke up to a temperature of only 47 degrees outside this morning. Inside we were sitting at 65 degrees. While enjoying our first morning coffee, I turned on our 'living room/dining room/kitchen' t-stat and allowed the coal boiler to bring only that zone up to heat. It was healthy for the boiler to be given this opportunity to wake up, stretch its legs, and gallop a bit, while at the same time making us feel toasty warm while we enjoyed a second cup of coffee along with an omelet with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and cheese.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:33 am

I could be wrong, but me thinks if any awards were given for spamming, I'd have to vote for this "williamjams" . People with OCD can function in the cyber world. :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:37 am

he sure does. we should jam toothpicks up his fingernails to cure him 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Coffee 6-2-12

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:39 am

46 here at 6 AM . Moderate rain, 1" since midnight. Rainy day for all of us, Sure is green and the grass is growing 1" a day. .....one of those days that burning 24/7-365 is nice.
Enjoy the muffins............
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 6-2-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:44 am

freetown fred wrote:I could be wrong, but me thinks if any awards were given for spamming, I'd have to vote for this "williamjams" . People with OCD can function in the cyber world. .. ..

I know, right? 19 posts of all spam & nothing but the spam. This calls for a cyber flogging! :D


Rainin' like a bastard here, wind blowing, leaves tearing off the trees & covering the lawn. driveway, street, & roofs. Good day to catch up on projects in the barn ...namely my brother's motorcycle.


mozz wrote:Have a noise in the front end of the Ranger.

Usually a "clunk" of any sort in the front end these days is bad ball joints. Half of them aren't greaseable anymore, and metal strength has taken a back seat to cost cutting measures. :roll: They wear out MUCH faster than they used to decades ago. To check for that is really simple - just jack the truck up by the lower control arm, as close to the wheel as possible. Then grab a pry bar and lift up under the wheel - you'll feel movement if the ball joint is bad. IF it's real bad you'll feel it by hand at 12 & 6 - no pry bar needed. Grab the wheel at 9 & 3 to check your tie-rods, then at 2 & 8 to check bearings. Takes 5 minutes to do both sides.
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