Coffee 0-22-12

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:02 pm

Finally done shingling. Of course, right before the last 10 shingles were going down, I smashed my thumb for the 15th time & it exploded. :lol: I wasn't laughing then - hurt like a bastard. Was numb from the giant blister that formed the first day up there ... and the subsequent stabbings to relieve the pressure ... only to get hit again 3 more times. I'd have been done & injury free 2 days ago with a nailer .. but that was the 3 bundles of shingles I needed to finish the job - damn things ain't cheap, even on Craigslist.

All I have left is metal for the flat back section, ridge caps, and some heat for the north side shingles that will never get warm enough to lay flat at the abrupt transition. Rain due next 3 days, so I'm sleeping in ... and leaving my toolbox open & barn bucket-free for the first time in years. 8-)

Here's some pics of the progress ... and for you blood lovers, my nasty thumb. :lol:
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Started ridge caps. I'll finish that up when everything dries out in a few days
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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

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:07 pm

That come out nice SMITTY. Thank God we got 2 of them, thar thumbs--I know, not in the least funny! :crutch: :woot:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:10 pm

It's funny now! :lol: Even though it still has it's own heartbeat at the moment.

I had to hold the nails between my 2 fingers to finish up. I found out quickly that if you hold to close too the bottom of the nail, the skin goes in the hole with the nail .... :mad: Injury #15 ...
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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


Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:04 pm

SMITTY wrote:I had to hold the nails between my 2 fingers to finish up. I found out quickly that if you hold to close to the bottom of the nail, the skin goes in the hole with the nail

More rules to live life by; does it ever end?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
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Re: Coffee 10-22-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:07 am

Dann757 wrote:Rob R --- nice looking home,man! No gutters, metal roof; no maintenance! Has that roof been painted? Looks real glossy! If so, what product did you use?


Dan, the roof was damp when I took the picture, so it isn't as glossy as it appears. The steel on the main roof came as you see it...some sort of ceramic coating that is supposed to last 30 years. The addition to the left and the garage roof were painted about 4 years ago with an enamel. There is a real rugged gutter around the addition on the left, and also around the front porch and front of the garage. There is no way to get a gutter to stay on the original house...the snow comes off that roof about 40 mph!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:43 am

Thanks Fella's. That's pretty close to what I thought needed to be done. There is a window in the gable but its just looking at the garage roof and was really put there for some light into the stairwell that runs up that end of the barn to the apartment up above. It's a separate entryway in case I ever rented the apartment or did a B&B deal in summers. That metal chimney is for the heater up there which is now the little Star Herald that the Glenwood 116 replaced in the living room. Before the snow flys, I'm going to cut back allot of the lylacs and climbing vines etc..away from the house. They just hold in moisture and are a pain in the butt. That bittersweet on the side of the garage is 100yrs old and is massive. You can really hurt them or lylacs, or rogusa beach roses anyways! They just come back stronger.

Those metal roofs like Rob's got on his place are well worth the extra cost. They last forever. I wish they made one that had shingles printed on it ;) just because I like the look of them on this old place. It's known as the Gables in the area here because of the two big ones on the front of the main house around the corner from that side pix. Talk about steep! :shock: I used the very best shingles I could buy when we last did that roof about 4 years ago. All the Gable look nice but they cause niggling problems with water runoff here and there for sure. That area will have to wait till next spring when I was planing on re-roofing the garage anyways. Try are get both done same time. I'm like Titleist with the framing square. My little bosche cordless circular saw comes up on the roof with me ;-)!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:25 am

SMITTY wrote:I found out quickly that if you hold to close to the bottom of the nail, the skin goes in the hole with the nail .... Injury #15 ...


HAHAHA, another medal of honor of the working man :D You know how many time's I've pinched my hands on a vice grips? Anyway, thanks for the graphic, I'll skip breakfast today because of that :lol:
Reminds me of Spiccoli in the autopsy scene: "Ohhhh GNARLY!"

Season's definitely changing with everybody thinking about their roofs. The haphazard roof I put on here a year ago is holding for now. Not insulated so the sound of the rain really comes through. A couple weeks ago I thought it was raining but it was a clear day. It was the wind moving leaves across the roof!

I've been looking for a beater plow truck (what one isn't beat). If I get set up; I guarantee there won't be any snow this year :P
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Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:43 am

No doubt Dann. I had an 86 Ranger with a small but heavy old Fisher speedcast. It had the old manual hubs and a 4cyl (looked like a motor out of tractor) 5 speed. Couldn't pass inpection any more but was great for the driveway and a couple family members drives. Needed a battery and that was enough for the "other half" to badger me to get rid of it out of the yard. This was two years ago and that winter I ended up spending between $300-$400 to have the dang thing plowed. :? Should have bought that battery. Of course last year we had nothing to speak of for snow and that's all she remembers. ;) .
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range