Coffee ten six twelve

Re: Coffee ten six twelve

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:02 pm

Yeah you've got a good point there! I probably would've wrapped myself around one of the apple trees .... I tend to have a heavy .. thumb .. on this thing. Plus the brakes were designed for maybe 2k lbs on a good day ... :lol:

Whelp ... We couldn't take it any longer. 2 days ago, house was 72° ... just 12 hours later on Sunday morning it had dropped to 64° (got down in the 40's that night). This morning, it was 61° (38° out).

So I threw the coils, grates, firebrick, doors & pipe on and lit up. Same deal every damn season ..... what should take 10 minutes takes all friggin' day, fixing leaks in that damned elbow I made for the coils! :mad: I must've been in and out, up & down these damn stairs 100x today. Hook everything up, load up with Ultra Copper, turn water on, sprays everywhere. Go out to barn, re-solder, come back in, now won't line up! Go back out, reaheat, move into position, now it leaks again!!! Every F'ing year I go through this *censored*!! :mad3: It's got a slow drip now. The hell with it.

At leas the house is getting warm .... only, I ain't burnin' coal ..... toothy

It's amazing how much warmth was contained in the decking of the back section of my barn! :woot:

But, with wood I've forgotten how much work it is to put the heat out. I lit up around 15:00 .... and as of right now I've loaded it up 3 times already!
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 ten six twelve

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:40 pm

SMITTY wrote:At leas the house is getting warm .... only, I ain't burnin' coal .....


HAHAHA I thought you were gonna say asphalt shingles or ...tires :D

After reading the lighting up thread I killed the fir 4x4 stock I was saving for bench legs I'll never build :D Started with cardboard and encouraged with a splash of paint thinner :) Threw some oak firewood on it and baked.

I have a crawlspace under the living area, really thinking of putting a schnorkel in. I could run a length of 8" duct to the ceiling at the stove, put in a duct fan, and dump my excess heat into the crawlspace! That would warm the floors. Might invite critters in though. :o
Also thought of putting in a return grate and ductwork right at the foot of the stove, hook up an exhaust fan, and turn it on when I take out the ash. All my fly ash problems occur when I take out the ash.
Dann757
 

Re: Coffee ten six twelve

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:57 pm

SMITTY wrote:At least the house is getting warm ....


I thought you were going to say it was all the BTU's you gave off from 100 freakin' trips up & down the stairs!
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 ten six twelve

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:31 pm

:lol: Yeah I suppose that added to it. :D

If only I could fit a tire in there ...... :gee: ... just need a good saw ..... maybe I can rebuild the old original Harbor Freight Chicago Electric sawzall I bought in Phoneix back in '00. Paid $50, got 7 years out of it until the clutch gave up the ghost ...... while cutting tires ... :woot: :mrgreen:
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 ten six twelve

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:05 pm

Gee, stay away for a few days and the forum goes wild...4 pages of new posts. :shock:
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 ten six twelve

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:42 am

Coffee Gone Wild! :dancing: :drunk: :rambo2: :poke: :band:
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 ten six twelve

PostBy: mozz On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:27 pm

Watch out burning old decking, if it was pressure treated wood, may contain arsenic.
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: Coffee ten six twelve

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:02 pm

Come on mozz, you're talking to MY kind of guy. A little arsnic never hurt anybody, plus the visuals are great. :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee ten six twelve

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:38 pm

Yeah, nothing quite like a night of shots & arsenic! :shots: :drunk: :punk: :band:
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 ten six twelve

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:06 am

You know dang well I'll be burning up bits of the old deck I had to tear off the porch to roof it this season! Initially, it all went into the brush pile but then I got new cordless Bosch circular saw and had to find some stuff to slice up and see how the battery lasted. :D Smitty, you can always get me laughing with your escapades B! I know only too well the frustration of repeat frustrations! ;)

I'm traveling this week and using a new laptop. It's a great machine but my fat fingers are used to my desktop. It's core I5 HP with 17" screen and still I can't type worth a dang on it yet!
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range