Coffee 7-28-12

Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:52 am

Good day! Well, my nephew did come over and did an OK job at painting the Chassis Saver goop onto the frame.... he could have done better, but at least he did it. He's thinking this weeks paycheck will allow him to insure and register it. He said it's going to be tough for a couple months "because he still has two months before the year is up on his current insurance policy". Say what?? He said his insurance guy told him it "would be better" for him to finish out the year paying for his current car, that it was difficult to transfer insurance, that he should just add the truck as a second vehicle". Say WHAT? Good gosh.... I told him.... Insure the truck, register the truck. Come put the license plates on the truck and drive it home. Get a ride & drive the car home, then call the insurance company and cancel the insurance on the car.

When I was a kid I did my chores and got a bed to sleep in, a $1 a week allowance and even got to eat. When I turned 12 I was allowed to go to my Dad's shop and sweep floors and clean windows. I got paid with IOU's from "The last national bank of Brewer". I could save up the IOU's and if I wanted to buy something I asked, and if the something was allowed, I would receive cash for the IOU's. I bought my first bicycle this way. I also remember buying things for the bike... a generator that ran off the wheels to power a headlight & tail light. As I grew up I understood that if I wanted something I earned it. My first car was a motorcycle as I could not afford insurance for a car, but I could afford it for a bike.
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 7-28-12

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:56 am

I've done that. The BX cutter is so much easier.
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 7-28-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:03 am

I'm On Fire wrote:I use a pair of dykes and cut it off where it's still attached.


Ellen DeGeneris and Portia de Rossi :D


I went to help my buddy move his dryer to a different location in his condo. Got up in the attic after making totally sure the dryer breaker was off, and clipped through the wire. Too bad I was clipping through the stove wire :D BVVVVVVFFFF, blinding flash, blew the main for the whole place :lol:
Big plasma cut out of the electrician's pliers :P I had a wall mounted steel outlet box for my oil furnace in the shop, covered it with a steel outlet cover, but one of the knockouts was missing, a mouse got in there and gave itself the electric chair.
Dann757
 


Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:33 am

Dann757 wrote: Got up in the attic after making totally sure the dryer breaker was off, and clipped through the wire. Too bad I was clipping through the stove wire :D BVVVVVVFFFF, blinding flash, blew the main for the whole place :lol:
Big plasma cut out of the electrician's pliers

I bet you had to clean your drawers after that :crazy:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:56 am

Electricity is fun! :woot: :punk: :dancing: :rofl:

VOLUME 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

Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:37 pm

SMITTY wrote:Electricity is fun!

VOLUME UP!!

KEWL! :smoke: :blowup:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:09 pm

Love that 60 cycle hum....
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 7-28-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:08 pm

Anybody want to take a shot in the dark to identify this plant?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: coalvet On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:17 pm

I think it's a hibiscus ;)
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:17 pm

Thanx coalvet--I guess it is the Hardy Hibiscus variety--compared to the Tropical variety. I've done nothing to this thing for 15 yrs & every summer she's like the energizer bunny--probably have 50 blossoms that come out sporadically & each lasts approx 1 or 2 days. SOB thanx again for the come back---I wonder whether she's a lib or con. :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:34 pm

She's got a nice set there Fred! :woot: toothy




Ahhhh .... Stihl products are now on my list. Getting parts online is similar to getting parts from GM or Harley-Davidson. Everything is a big secret! No online microfiche, & hardly any parts available besides on eBay. :roll: I think I may have mentioned this last coffee about a Stihl leaf blower I was working on ....

Either way, had to head to the local dealer (which is what they want I suppose), drop $50 ( :!: ) on a coil, then get caught in a monsoon on the RD. 10' up the road, everything was dry ... and I was almost dry by the time I got home. What a day!

Anyway this thing is a HS80 hedge trimmer. Would run great wide open, but die the minute you tried to idle or run at part-throttle. After dismantling the entire unit I found a pinched/cut spark plug wire, with bare ignition kill wires which were arcing on the block. The connectors were oddballs, so I cut & soldered them to some thicker jacketed wire (stock was so thin it's a wonder it lasted as long as it did), shrink tubed the cuts, then wrapped the whole length of the pair with electrical tape. Should last a bit longer now before cutting through. With no help available on the net, it took much longer than it should have to figure out how the handle came apart (multi-position handle that rotates), then how all the springs went back together for the throttle & stupid safety lockout. She's all back together now & starts first pull. 8-)
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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 7-28-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:05 pm

SMITTY wrote:this thing is a HS80 hedge trimmer. Would run great wide open, but die the minute you tried to idle or run at part-throttle.

I just cleaned the carb on one of these.
I hate the fact that Stihl wants to control the parts inventory.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 7-28-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:29 am

009to090 wrote:Stihl wants to control the parts inventory.


Wants to? Seems that they are!

I have a Gerber sign printer....they are either the worst, or the best, depending on your point of view. Gerber makes super good products but is super secret with parts and service. They won't even allow you to buy extra spare parts! Honest... a main computer board for this rig is about $300. Not bad, and it's rare that they fail, but they do. When Gerber introduced a new model it started a 6 year clock. After 6 years they no longer have to supply parts. This forces you to buy the new model. So, let's get smart and buy a spare main board. Welllll... here's the thing: Gerber has a "core charge" on the old one. If you buy a new one, you must return the old one within 30 days. My friend asked Gerber the fee if he forgot to return the junk one. It was about the cost of an entire new machine!
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 7-28-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:55 am

I refuse to do business with companies like that. :x That's unreal!!


Echo is a great company. My father bought an Echo chain saw & weedwacker back in the very early 90's - both still run great!! And not only are parts still available, but you can browse a microfiche right on Echo's site! Now THAT'S the way it aught to be! 8-)

Here's a link right from the Echo site: https://www.gardnerinc.com/echo/ ... From there you can get right to your specific model's microfiche.

Why the hell can't the rest of 'em do that???
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 7-28-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:59 pm

DeWalt quality! :shock: :no1:

Thing is barely 4 years old. Started doing this last year. Of course, the brushes are inaccessible .... got to replace entire motor. :mad: I may try to pry it open anyway. I've got a store that carries all size brushes in stock right up the road .... and I can weld. :D
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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