Coffee 8-25-12

Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:41 am

Had to whack the coffee pot a couple times to get her going this AM. Me thinks it misses Freddy & Marty--I know I certainly do ;) Anyhooo, it's ready, it's strong & it'll get ya going for whatever's on the schedule for today. We've got our annual MAVAC ( Marathon Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps) picnic today. Big doin's for this old guy. Gives me a chance to work more on my social skills :clap: toothy Have a good week-end all.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:06 am

Thanks for making the coffee freetown fred. It does need some work. The real Fred, aka Freddy gave me his supper secret Aroostook County coffee recipe and I hope he won’t mind if I share it with you so that you have it next time he takes off.



Another week almost in the books and I lived to tell about it, but now nobody wants to hear about it. Well, you ain’t missing anything. A meeting this morning and same old same old for the rest of the day, if it doesn’t rain we may cook supper over the fire later tonight and crack open a couple of beers. Comedy and stupidity are sure to ensue so keep your eyes on YouTube for my upcoming snuff film titled “Hey, Watch This”

Imagine, one more week until Labor Day weekend and the official unofficial end of summer. All the little rug rats will be going back to school and campers give way to yellow school busses on the road. Y’all know what that means, cold weather is soon to follow and we can all fire up those coal stoves. Anthracite burns with so little visible smoke that I plan to incorporate about 10% ground tires to my coal this year to at least let the neighbors know that my furnace is working. Details and pictures are soon to follow.

Go and have a good weekend. If not for me, at least do it “for the children”
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:18 am

Thanks for the coffee...I actually have time to enjoy it this morning, nothing scheduled all day!

gaw wrote: Anthracite burns with so little visible smoke that I plan to incorporate about 10% ground tires to my coal this year to at least let the neighbors know that my furnace is working.


:lol:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:48 am

Good morning!
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 8-25-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:59 am

Morning gang. I got a $12 coffee pot from family dollar after the $80 Cuisinart crapped out a couple weeks ago! I think they have a chip embedded that one week after the warrantee expires, so does the machine! :mad: Anyways the cheapo makes just as good a cup, you just have to remember to turn it off after DAMHIK :oops: .

Today I'm in the shop building a couple of end tables out of some old barn and deck boards I salvaged out of the burn pile. My second floor deck will live on in a reincarnated state. Also have a bunch of old solid wood doors that have the inset panels. I was thinking I might whip up a sort of coathanger foyer type something bench out of a couple of the doors. Another quirky, but useful way to recycle old stuff around here. It's an awesome day and looks like an awesome summer week to come. Abouty 80 today with low, yep i said it, low humidity! Loving it! Here's a pix I grabbed the other day after supper that exemplifies the weather we're having up here! Have a great weekend.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:13 am

No freddy back yet? I read about his quick trip home.....then off to the wilderness again. You don't suppose he has an 'IN' on the location of the illusive SASQUATCH do you? I'll bet he squirrels away a few bags of coal each trip for those chilly' Maine Wilderness Nights'. He's earned a few days off, that's for sure! Lots of folks getting ready to take the coal orders now. Plenty of supply, so relax guys, it is in the que. :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 8-25-12

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:14 am

Like the picture and the thoughts.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:43 am

So Steve, what are you saying??? you're having SANDY weather? :clap: toothy Nice pix my friend :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:28 am

Ahhh once again the beautiful smell of burnt coffee comin from the Bun burner. Hope the Picnic goes well for you fred! Our county fair starts up here this coming week. Once again I'll be throwin on the DCNR's smokie suit and loosen about 30 lbs. :crutch: Have a great weekend fella's.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:58 pm

We're back! Thanks for holding down the fort & keeping the coffee pot from going t' hell. Sure is nice to have friends that watch out for ya!

It's gonna take a week to unpack I'm sure.

Here's a pic of this morning's view. It doesn't take long to get accustomed to the peace & quiet. Going to miss it.

Tomorrow.... load up the coal bin for this coming season.
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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 8-25-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:15 pm

Yep, I hear all that Freddy. Used to love sunrise & sunset on Parker Pond Near Mt Vernon, Readfield, Kents Hill, Maine--Loved hearing the Loons & seeing an occasional Moose grazing. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: jim d On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:58 pm

Yo fred if you're having a problem honing those social skills i've got a stone & a strop you can borrow
jim d
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska//coaljck
Stove/Furnace Model: liberty// cj3

Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:36 pm

JD, I done real good. Lasted long enough to eat one hellashious plate of everything, said hi to 2 people & figured that was enough for one day. I might just take you up on that offer. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:07 pm

Well,coffee's gone to hell,but the company 'aint bad.....
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 8-25-12

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:02 am

Well said Bob
jkabdoors
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono