Coffee 0-22-12

Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:58 am

Toe nail inspection! Didn't see that coming did you?

Good morning. The coffee is hot & waffles are almost ready. Maybe a sausage link or two will give us extra energy for moving coal. How many are ready for winter? I'm ready with coal, but am working on rebuilding an old Toro two stage snow blower to go on the front of a Wheelhorse. I'm going to sit & snow blow this year. I will probably end up clearing the Nephew's driveway until his knee gets fixed & there's no way I'm going to walk behind to do his too. I do too much here! So, once this 44" one get's shafts welded, machined, new bushings & seals it should be good to go. I did a fun thing with it. I did away with the crank to rotate the chute and instead have a windshield wiper motor. Heeheee! I'll have a rocker switch & it's going to be cool!

Tis a work day in the shop. I picked up a dental chair when the past patient got out of it and must have it reupholstered and returned by 7AM on Monday. I hope to have it done today, if not, tomorrow, if not, *gulp*.

Enjoy the weekend!
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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 0-22-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:03 am

0/22 - must mean winter's right around the corner! I'll keep my shoes on - no foot fungus for me ... but I'm gonna need a gallon of coffee! :P :D

Been working our asses off this week on the barn. One roof completed (back section - only 3 square) - not much done, but my body is not happy. Knees, & back mostly, are toast. The wife has had enough to last the rest of her life!

Not even close to being done. As I type, the barn roof is wide open to the elements. Got to finish front section today. Back section came out MINT. Ripped old, rotted 1/2" particle board off the deck & installed 3/4" plywood, then used 2" foam board, with EP roofing (pure white) (that was donated to me from a buddy) over that - what a difference in temperature back there! Now I can park some bikes back there without worrying about the carb clogging up in 3 days. Dropped the roof temp about 100°.

No time to chat - gotta get back at it. Take 'er easy. :cheers:

Oh .. almost forgot to post the pic of my little mishap on the Polaris. Got a little ham-fisted with the throttle trying to use it as a tractor .... :lol: What a smoke show when I restarted the engine!!
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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: GA cracker On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:46 am

Good morning all,
Just got back from a week in the Yellowstone-Teton parks. Much needed vacation for me and the wife. (It had been 10 years since the last true vacation). Gonna go and pick up a couple of tons today and warm up the wheelbarrow moving it... Yeahm it will soon be time.
Cracker
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air


Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:41 am

Mornin people, outstanding breakfast choice Freddy, thank you. Nice on the wiper motor:) SMITTY, you been busy my young friend. GC, you guys gotta be making way to much money to get to go on a vacation--damn medical field-- LOL Been working on the old plow truck all week--put a new caliper on her,right front was locked up tighter then a Nuns legs, swapped out full time hubs to lock outs, still got the problem, but with some pointers from Rob R & Smitty I'm doing the process of elimination. Back at her today. SMITTY, I pretty much feel like I got run over myself. One thing more to try before R&R transfer case, I'll grab a young neighbor for that if needs be. Have a good week-end all.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:03 am

I am lost, I have gone out to find myself. If I return before I come back, please have me wait.


Freddy wrote:Toe nail inspection!

Painted and polished, just like you requested.:inlove:

Fall is here and I am glad. The best time of the year, fairs are going on, Pottsville has the Schuylkill BrewFest today and I will probably stay home because I am backed up with work to do.

That is a neat idea with the windshield wiper motor but why not just let it oscillate as you blow snow? That would look way cool. :punk: I guess I have to soon service my snow blower, ‘tis the season before you know it but I am still holding out hope for global warming and the end of snow as we know it.

Yes SMITTY roofing sucks but it looks like you’re coming along just fine. How is your Spanish? Alcohol was not a factor in the Polaris mishap :?:

A week in Yellowstone sounds nice, my bags were packed but know one showed. :( Good to hear you had a good time and didn’t feed the bears.

Freetown, you need a new Silverado, yeah that’s the ticket.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:24 am

GA cracker wrote:Good morning all,
Just got back from a week in the Yellowstone-Teton parks. Much needed vacation for me and the wife. (It had been 10 years since the last true vacation). Gonna go and pick up a couple of tons today and warm up the wheelbarrow moving it... Yeahm it will soon be time.
Cracker


The Tetons are beautiful! I was lucky enough to drive the several hour trip from northern utah to take me a peak. Jackson Hole was pretty too. UTAH SUCKS, I would never recommend anyone to vacation anywhere in utah unless its to go ski! First weekend where me and the fam arent packing up the vehicle and driving all day. Ocean city MD 2 weeks ago, Baltimore/Annapolis last weekend, I said but Im tired ;) . Holy Hell Smitty keep the wheels down man, they work better that way :lol: I got my coal all ready but the harman needs a new piece of metal. The front bracket that holds in the front fire bricks is shot. Need a new one. Not a big deal. Have a great weekend guys.

Hey Freetown.... How tight are a nuns legs? toothy :doh:
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:51 am

headed to Newport Agg to look around. My buddy is headed to hazleton to pick up efm 520 round door... 8-)
gonna move a few stokers around soon
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:07 am

Morning everybody.
Freddie that's an awesome idea on the blower and you've guilted me into swapping mine out with the atiller the hun and at least give an oil change. Mines a 70's vintage Gilson that weighs in about twice what they are today. It's only 28" but up and back twice is enough to get the old Accord out of the driveway. Fog and rain on the coast here so it's inddor or shop stuff for me. Still waiting on my coal delivery but should be here this month.

I have to paint a little hallway between my bedroom and the bathroom. It's got a pull up trap door to go down the back stairs and a large floor register in the middle of it. The hall has pipes and a breaker box in it and was never used for much beside a laundry hamper. Kim wants a linen/towels cabinate or closet there now, thus the paint job. It once must have had wallpaper that was torn off and took the paper off the wallboard with it. It's pre-sheetrock and sort of looks like smooth cement with small aggregate in it on what is now the surface. We'll see how it takes paint after a good spackling.

Smitty, oh yeah that needed some serious roofing bro! My knees and back hurt for you. I can still feel the sunporch I did this summer. Getting old :lol: .

Tetons sound fabulous for a vaca! Never been but sure looks beautiful. That whole area is incredible. I've only ever flown over it in a small plane. Speaking of flying, I just bought some plans to build an ultralight airplane. It's called an SD-1 Spacek. Pretty cool design and give me something to doodle with for the next prolly year or two!
Have a great weekend everybody.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:44 am

Nice day here, and it sure seems like everyone is busy enough. Thanks Fred for that useful thought about nuns.....Smitty, wait until you get old like Fred and I...you'll need to spray your knee joints and elbows with WD40 the night before you climb a ladder. Aleve works best....take with food!!! Re-roofing is always fun, especially when it is 110 degrees and even more so when it is -20 degrees. You got MORE than the projected life out of that roof, but like any experienced guy will tell you, those new 20, 25,30 year warranties will be worthless because they will never make it. Fiberglass matts will last, but the lack of asphalt is causing cracking and curling at alarming rates. Their 'Fireproof' ratings are the winners, but that is all...

Progress.....if ANYTHING says "New and Improved" or "Re-engineered" you can damned well be assured they took something"good" out of it to make it cheaper......or they simply downsized the container/packaging.

Strawberry covered waffles, Canadian bacon, Pumpkin muffins...and Florida's best OJ....

Race weekend up here...heck, Mr and Mrs 'Stoker Joe' were in town yesterday...
Gordon 'took the pole'....but most everyone knew that anyway.......
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 0-22-12

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:23 pm

whistlenut wrote:
Race weekend up here...heck, Mr and Mrs 'Stoker Joe' were in town yesterday...
Gordon 'took the pole'....but most everyone knew that anyway.......



Now, now, now......... Hey he is growing the 'stache back !!!!!

Missed the coal fired breakfast but had my own courtesy of the Embassy Suites at the Philly airport. Breakfast is included when you stay there. And for the cost of the room it should be...... But the buffet is nice. And they offer made to order omelettes.

Spent Thursday night, Friday, and all day Saturday there attending a body shop seminar on how to deal with those nasty insurance companies. You know the ones who take your money but never want to pay it back when you need it !! Had a presenter there who deals with them on medical issues. Geez, they do the same thing to the doctors that they do to the body shops. Imagine that !!!!

Got home in enough time to sit in the tree stand for the "golden hour" right before dark. No luck again tonight but the kid got 1 this morning and another tonight. So time to start filling the freezers back up again. They were starting to look like the coal bin. Emptied it out 2 weeks ago to remove the fines. PROBABLY the first time that has been done in a long time. I never remember doing it as long as I have been here. Now all we need is a few dry days so the truck can go over the lawn and we will be good until about March or April depending on how cold it gets this season. Got the coal delivery on hold waiting on the weather. But the bin is really getting low.

Hey Smitty, I think that will just "buff out"....... LOL



Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:37 pm

Well I finished the front section. Too tired to post pics. Headed to bed! Had to throw some roofing cement on the exposed tar paper because there's some rain coming tonight. Looks like it;s already started. Hopefully most of it stays outside where it belongs!

Took me 2 hours to yank staples & nails, and cut excess material off the drip edge (being cheap, I reused it). Working off ladders - no staging. So had to go up and down ladder for every single shingle (say that 3 times fast ... while drunk!) until help arrived. My brother stopped by for a couple hours, so I was able to get the tar paper on in one complete section without cutting. Ran out on the second pass about 3' from the end, so that;s the only seam. Worked solo most of the day, up & down the ladder, then my wifey came home and handed me shingles the rest of the day. What sucks about this is there's also a gulley for my swamp water exactly where the ladder needs to be. It's about 3' deep with steep sides - not the best place for a ladder. Made it through that fine ... and then I have a mishap on the only section I figure to be safe! Ladder kicked out on driveway, I was going down fast, wiped out my wrist on the granules, then, the aluminum ladder snags my electrical wire splice at the barn's power supply! That saved me from a broken arm! Didn't get lit up either! That was a nice save. The Good Lord was by my side today. 8-)

Can't wait to finish this. I ran out of buckets for my used motor oil -- they're all leak buckets now, strategically placed ALL OVER the barn ... :lol:

New saying for me now - thanks Fred! Tighter than a nun's legs - BWAHAHHAA! :woot: :punk: toothy

Bed for me now .... I'm toast!
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 0-22-12

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:07 am

Brought the twins to their first Bar...
Nice one too...
Had a 'computer 911' call on a saturday while the wife was at work...
So the twins came with me...
Point of sale printers were down due to a series of unfortunate events...
Not of my doing but made harder to fix due to some shortcuts the previous IT/POS people did...
The staff had fun with the twins while i saved the day...
All the bar and kitchen tickets had to be run to the kitchen and bar...
rather than popping up at the proper printer...
The twins are doing nicely and have survived 4 months, so we hit the bar afterwards...
Have the 'really nice' double stroller so i can pack them up and roll with style and ease...
The thing has 2 cup holders and folds up like a transformer...
It also attracts chicks like Megan Fox or is that just the baby factor...
Any way life is becoming more sane by the day the little ones are now 'conversing'...
Not yet talking but starting to have that interaction...
They will be a handful as their personalities are starting to fire up...
Now i just gotta get the chimney ready for winter...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:59 am

Yeah puppies and kids are chic magnets. :D


Was so tired last night I forgot about this woodchuck that came to check on my roofing progress. :lol: Thing just walks right up, then goes under the Blazer! I was like a foot away from the thing. Figured it was rabid, but didn't show any signs of that. Was awfully friendly for a woodchuck - normally you can't get within 50 yards of the things - they're normally pretty skittish.

Never know what your gonna see over here. :lol:

Now got to go check my half finished roof, since we got a blast of 4.56" per hour rain last night .... :shock:
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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 0-22-12

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:03 pm

Some time ago I had a woodchuck (which I almost never see here) traveling across the yard which stopped held it's head up as if to smell something which caught his attention. It then turns and makes a beeline straight towards me and waddles right by me watching it and goes into my open 2 stall garage. It then presides to wander all around the whole garage till it discovers my gallon jug of citrus orange GOJO hand cleaner sitting on the floor (I had just before used to clean my hands), sniffs it over, then waddles back out and goes about his business across the yard going out of sight.

Smitty, you have any citrus orange GOJO around? :idea:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Coffee 0-22-12

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:26 pm

The question I got is how much wood can those wood chucks chuck if they could chuck wood & why burn coal if you have them & they could chuck wood why not wood? :lol: Forgive me I couldn't resist but I might also ask what's the difference between a woodchuck, groundhog or hedgehog besides location?
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75