Coffee 7-21-12

Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:27 am

Good morning! Please, come in, join us & share a meal and a thought. The coffee is perking. Strawberry pancakes are the fare of the day. They smell as good as they look.

Has the weather cooled down for you? The last 3 or 4 days have been perfect! high 70's & low 80s with not much humidity. Ahhhhh, so nice. They say warmer & more humid this coming week. It's summer....enjoy!

Kids! A nephew is asking if we'll co-sign a loan for a truck. Probably not, but that's not my story. He found a 2000 Ford Ranger 4WD & says "It's in excellent shape, I even had my mechanic look it over". Well... I went & looked at it. He needs a new mechanic! Gosh... rear main seal leaking badly, heater controls don't work at all. AC is also on the fritz. The tires do not match & two may or may not pass inspection. Four wheel low does not work and it has more rust than it should.... a 3" by 5" hole in the bed (covered by the bed liner), the places they are famous for failing are close to it. The $20 seat covers mask seats in poor shape. Top it off with 158,000 miles & it's not much of a truck. How does a 32 yr old see this as excellent? The dealer refuses to drop from book price. Will someone actually pay top dollar for this junk?

Today we move my cousin. Oh, fun.

Hope you all have a smooth day!
Attachments
Strawberry pancakes.jpg
(146.7 KiB) Viewed 7 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]35671[/nepathumb]
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 7-21-12

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:53 am

Those strawberry pancakes sure look good! I was thinking of making something I haven't had in awhile. Please don't laugh (or dredge out the Monty Python stuff). OK, its Spam and eggs. My dad liked it (probably developing a taste for it during WWII) , so whenever I get the urge (perhaps once or twice a year) I think of him and the good times we had together when he was still with us.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:07 am

I’ll take the tall stack and a coffee with a shot of espresso in it please.
Co-sign a loan, that’s a good one. What do the experts say? Never co-sign for a loan unless you plan to make the payments. It sounds like the nephew caught a bit of truck fever, not to worry, without funds the fever passes with time or in rare cases the individual works harder and saves up money. However it goes it should work out fine.

I am glad you are your cousin’s friend. A friend is someone who will help you move, a good friend is someone who will help you move a body.

Today’s agenda is to go to Sam’s this morning and play outside this afternoon if everything clears up and dries off. I want to can about 6 pounds of cucumbers this weekend. That should yield about 6 pints of dill pickles, more or less. I would like to try my luck at making fermented dills this summer, maybe just a gallon to start and if all goes well make a crock full next year.

I just heard this one this week; S.O.B.E.R. – Son Of a Bitch! Everything is Real. It is probably an old one but I thought it was funny.

Until next time, love your family and love your pets.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County


Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:17 am

Mornin all. Outstanding choice for breakfast Freddy, MMMM :D Picked up a 2001 Taurus SE for the youngest daughter that has returned to the nest--Well, 1/2 day into ownership, check engine light comes on --EGR valve comes up on scanner--:( Sooo, I call the guy we got it from (friend & fire chief from Cortlandville) ready to ream him a new one or at least do battle. DAMN, he said bring it in Mon. AM & he'll scan & fix what needs to be fixed & replaced. Reminded me of the--what would happen if we had a war & nobody showed up poster from way back when-- We had a little rain the past couple days which is better then nothing, but a good weeks worth is muchly needed. Have a good week-end all. Have fun with that move Freddy toothy Crap gaw, I don't think there's 6 lbs of cucumbers in the whole of Freetown. :(
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:46 am

Mornin all. It rained most of the night, which cooled things down, but we still let the A/C run cuz its about 100% humidity now! The air is so thick, I believe I could do the backstroke to the barn.

Durn Freddy, those side-by-side pancakes look like another delicious wiped-cream-covered treat, when I first viewed them with blurry, sleepy eyes ! :eek2: :angel: :shh: I generally don't eat breakfast with my coffee, but durn if I don't hav an appetite now.

Well, the old Farmall Cub goes home today, Intake system completely restored to original. It needs other minor work, but at least it moves under its own power now. The owner is looking to sell it, if anyone is interested.

Time to begn work on the MADEINCHINA UTV again. I was procrastinating on getting around to that one!

Co-sign for a car loan, for a 36 year old???? That sends up all kinds of warning flags....

F-Fred, since the nest is not empty anymore, are you getting home-cooked meals now, or are you doing the cooking and cleaning for two now :mrgreen:

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

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:46 am

Looks good Fredie, flower bed work today along with putting up some corn. 60 degrees here in Williamsport this am. Damn being from GA, and to have this in late July is Heaven!!
Cradker
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:02 am

Morning everybody. Freddie that's a good looking breakfast ya got there. How bout this weather! Woooooo Hooooo As Freddie mentioned it's been absolutely perfect up here in Maine. We don't get near enough of this so I've been really loving every minute of it.

My new table saw delivered yesterday by the UPS guy. As he came down the drive and stopped a couple of little baby American Gold finches flew into the truck. One got back out but the other little guy was flailing around in there and even though we had all the doors open he just wouldn't fly out! Finally the little guy was just exhausted and sat right on a railing inside the truck. I took my hat off, extended it and he just hopped in. Took him out onto the ground and off he went. Pretty cool little guy with the neon yellow just starting to color him.
After that, I'm psyched to get the saw unboxed and assemble the gravity stand for it. So I set to, and sure enough, I hear a vehicle coming down the drive :x It's my neighbor with another neighbor and they pull a chainsaw out of the truck and ask can I sharpen the chain since they are felling a tree at one of them's house. Ummmmmmm, I'm doing something but.......yeah alright, lemme see it. So like a State farm rep, I take the chain off and give it quick go on the sharpener. I try to tell the guy he needs a new chain since this one looks like hen's teeth and sharpening it is not going to help all that much but they just want to finish up, blah blah.....

Ok, back to uncorking and assembling the saw and stand. I can tell you that whomever's job it was to write the instructions for the gravity cart......well, lets just say there was room for improvement. :mad: That done , saw mounted, I step back and imagine all the cool stuff I'll be making down the road. ;)

Enjoy your weekend everybody. It's going to be a beauty!
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: baddawg On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:07 am

Morning all, haven't dropped in to say hi in a while. Glad to see things are going well. Been so busy, don't get here often this
time of the year. Trying to keep the garden alive, bought a new suv, and the wife broke her arm the other day, now she can't
pull in the clutch on the Street Bob (shes not happy). But, as long as we can put both feet on the ground everyday, things are
good! talk to ya all soon.

B
baddawg
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:25 am

Yeah Steve manual translations are not the chinese's strong points ... :P




Woke up to 54° outside this morning. I know most of you guys like that sort of thing, but I live in MA - I want HEAT!! House got down to the upper 60's with no A/C. Reminds me too much of winter. :x

We've got a total of .47" of rain so far this month! Very dry ... which reminds me I've got to water the garden yet again. It's doing pretty damn good though - that stretch of 90°+ days really made it take off. We've got tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, and summer squash, and blueberries galore. This year we laid down black plastic - best thing we ever did, because none of us has time to weed or water. If not for that, I'd have killed the whole garden.



Well my brother's bike is REALLY pissing me off now. One damn thing after another with this pile. That new high-tech lithium iron phosphate battery lasted a total of 2 miles. :mad: The guy tells me the cells must've become imbalanced. I don't know why I feel the need to try ANYTHING new - it all SUCKS!! :annoyed: $55 paperweight sent back. We'll see how this turns out .... but since then I've received the used charging system parts off eBay .... that I can't test because I don't have a damn battery ..... GRRRRR!! And I spent most of the day yesterday searching for my crimp pliers which would've cost $80 to replace. How did I know it was gonna be a shitty day? Just look at the weather! :mad:

I did manage to at least accomplish ONE task. The eBay stator wires were all hacked together with those cheap, shitty, local-auto-parts-chain crimp-on connectors. Looked like hell! The harness went from 1/2" wide to 2" wide at that one spot. Cut all that crap off, and soldered the wires together the right way, and covered with shrink tubing. Back down to 1/2" again. I wished I had taken a pic of it before I cut all those stupid connectors off, but my blood pressure was soaring - I'd have smashed my phone if I had any problems with the camera ....

EDIT: Found the original pic from the ad. Have a look at this workmanship!! LOL

Hope today's better than yesterday ... for you all too!
Attachments
DR350, charging system, S model, repair.jpg
(49.02 KiB) Viewed 27 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]35679[/nepathumb]
DR350, charging system, S model, repair (2).jpg
(67.44 KiB) Viewed 5 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]35681[/nepathumb]
DR350 S model stator, before.jpg
(150.5 KiB) Viewed 163 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
BEFORE pic.
[nepathumb]35685[/nepathumb]
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 7-21-12

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:30 am

I had a cup of coffee myself this morning. Those strawberry pancakes look delicious.

I'm waiting for my other half to wake up. The plan for today is to take the debris from the past two weekends of construction off to the dump with the boy. Told him if he wanted to go see the new Batman movie he's to empty the truck out. He rolled his eyes. Him and manual labor are not friends. That's too bad for him. Last weekend he mowed the lawn for the first time and protested that he hated it the entire time; it's now his new chore.

After the dump and the movie it's back to the Depot for some R-30 insulation and sheetrock. The electric in my daughter's room is done and it's ready for insulation, sheetrock and paint. Carpet will be next weekend.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:51 am

electric, insulation, sheet rock, paint & carpet just for the kids room--what the hell is wrong with you people :mad: That's how we spoil them --- next they'll want indoor plumbing. :wtf: :clap: toothy You're good SMITTY--now, if you can put off that heart attack for a few more years, thing'll be golden ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:57 am

Ha,ha,ha, Smitty, I know all about that smashing stuff feeling. Sheesh so glad I've grown up now.........NOT!

The black plastic on the garden is the best thing you'll ever do in a climate like we have. It heats the ground up allot more than we ever would normally get which is great for tomatoes and peppers especially. No weeding? Priceless! :lol:
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: mozz On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:04 pm

These are known to be the sensor, not the egr itself. On our 2001 ford it was mounted on the firewall with 2 vacuum hoses and 1 electrical connector on it. Did replace 2 in 11 years.

freetown fred wrote: 2001 Taurus SE for the youngest daughter that has returned to the nest--Well, 1/2 day into ownership, check engine light comes on --EGR valve comes up on scanner--:(
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:25 pm

freetown fred wrote:electric, insulation, sheet rock, paint & carpet just for the kids room--what the hell is wrong with you people :mad: That's how we spoil them --- next they'll want indoor plumbing. :wtf: :clap: toothy You're good SMITTY--now, if you can put off that heart attack for a few more years, thing'll be golden ;)



I was finishing up the wiring for the ceiling fan today and she walks in as I'm testing the light and fan she points to switch on the wall and says, 'Me do, daddy?', but since I had some exposed wiring I had to say, 'No, baby. It's not ready yet.' to which she replied, 'Oh, OK, daddy.' and then she walked out of the room. She's only two.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 7-21-12

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:54 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:I was finishing up the wiring for the ceiling fan today and she walks in as I'm testing the light and fan she points to switch on the wall and says, 'Me do, daddy?', but since I had some exposed wiring I had to say, 'No, baby. It's not ready yet.' to which she replied, 'Oh, OK, daddy.' and then she walked out of the room. She's only two.
They are the reason we do the things we do!! Good luck with the rest of the job.

SteveZee wrote:My new table saw delivered yesterday by the UPS guy.
What brand of saw did you get?? Inquiring minds want to know!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite