Coffee 0-22-12

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:50 pm

That almost looks like a grundsow. :shock:
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:51 pm

gaw wrote:That almost looks like a grundsow. :shock:



Ding, ding, ding. It certainly looks like one to me also. Gud fie dumsa !!!!



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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:10 pm

And I suppose all this started in Allentown in 1933? Maybe???? Lodge wise I mean:)
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:28 pm

I think it is the greater Allentown area.

Possibly all areas containing a larger population of Pennsylvania Dutch......


Damn Fred, you know your stuff. At least you have a good memory going for you !!!



Rick
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:31 pm

I got GOOGLE :clap: toothy Pretty interesting stuff though:) OLD STUFF
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:39 am

At least the little bugger wasn't looking for his shadow ;) . More like Smitty's stash! :lol:

Last night I'm watching another crazy football game (lot of em this week) and someone yells that the waters gone off? Ok that's weird since it's a deep well (500 feet) and the power is on, no fuses blow can't figure it out. Now I'm getting miffed since I changed out the dang motor on the pump only a few years ago to the tune of $800 for the plumber to pull all that 500 feet of cable and line out of the well. I finally call the plumber (at home) and tell him. He says he'll come by in the morning. Just for grins I go down to the pressure tank and pull the cover off the pressure switch. Tap the contact points that turn the pump on and off and bingo, I'm back in bizz! :D Must have got so damp in there and a little rust or maybe the tiny little hole got clogged in the switch but whatever, she pumps back up to 45psi and I'm a happy camper. Call back the plumber with a happy heart and tell him thanks for letting me bug him at home and if it stops again I'll phone him! Right after that, my Coal man calls and asks me can I take delivery of 6 tons of bulk tomorrow morn. Yep, I sure can! :D
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:51 am

Pressure switches are relatively cheap...take the opportunity to replace the switch & mounting pipe, and check/adjust the air in the pressure tank.
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: GA cracker On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:22 am

I know this is off topic but, I was to get a load from my supplier today of Jeddo coal, got a call a few minutes ago and they said it was Reading (spelling) instead. Anybody burring Reading coal, Problems?
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:31 am

GC, do a search--top right corner---READING COAL
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: GA cracker On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:44 am

Thanks Fred,
I did that right after I posted. There are posts about Reading, but are two years old. I know that the coal has been there a good bit longer than that:). Just was looking for a more recent observation. (sizing, fines, ash, etc,)
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:47 am

SteveZee wrote:Tap the contact points that turn the pump on and off and bingo, I'm back in bizz!


Good for you! Some plumbers would sell you a whole new well pump over that. :mad:

Three years ago, after a couple days of heavy spring rains ( before Irene, before the freak Halloween storm) the landlady calls in the morning and says the heat is out and the hot water is out. I go over and there's 2 feet of water in the basement! The builder that put on her addition botched the backfill and the basement flooded.

The well tank had tilted over, and I swear, the damn Pressuretrol switch was working underwater! They still had water for the time being. The vol. fire dept. lent me a pump and I got the basement pumped out. They were working hard that weekend, a lot of other flooded basements in the area. Furnace and HW heater were kaput.
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:53 am

Hey GC, you spell READING real well--it''s BURRING you're having a problem with. :clap: toothy Couldn't help myself my young friend ;)
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:16 am

Rob R. wrote:Pressure switches are relatively cheap...take the opportunity to replace the switch & mounting pipe, and check/adjust the air in the pressure tank.


Hey Rob, Yep I was thinking of that if it quits again. I was just down there doing a load of laundrey (yep I admit it) and as soon as I put the machine on I watched the gauge to see how it acted. Looks to be a 30/50 switch since it kicked on at 30psi and shut off at about 48psi. Check thed the tank with a tire gauge and it read 46psi so that's all right in the ball park. I think the condensation just got under the hood and those points were not making a good contact.
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:32 pm

SteveZee wrote:Last night I'm watching another crazy football game (lot of em this week) and someone yells that the waters gone off? Ok that's weird since it's a deep well (500 feet) and the power is on, no fuses blow can't figure it out. Now I'm getting miffed since I changed out the dang motor on the pump only a few years ago to the tune of $800 for the plumber to pull all that 500 feet of cable and line out of the well. I finally call the plumber (at home) and tell him. He says he'll come by in the morning. Just for grins I go down to the pressure tank and pull the cover off the pressure switch. Tap the contact points that turn the pump on and off and bingo, I'm back in bizz! :D Must have got so damp in there and a little rust or maybe the tiny little hole got clogged in the switch but whatever, she pumps back up to 45psi and I'm a happy camper.

A much more reliable well pump system puts the pressure switch on the air side of the bladder tank. Obviously the air and water pressures are the same, but the air side is much less harmful to parts. See:

http://www.statewaterheaters.com/prod/p ... -pmap.html
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:11 pm

That's interesting Yanche. I've never seen that but it sure makes sense. Mine is the blue Amtrol well X that is probably the Chevy of pressure tanks. You're right though that it does get condensation even sitting up on an 8" stem. The gauge too is kind of rusty around the edges. That said, this set up has been 22yrs without a problem besides replacing the pump once and a motor once in the submerged unit. The pressure tank and switch have been fine till the other night but that was just cleaning the contacts so can't complain. If/when I do replace it I'll go with that setup you showed me. Looks to be superior.
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