Coffee 10-13-2012

Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:36 am

A prostitution scandal in Maine???? Heart be still. :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:38 am

The winters are long and cold. And to be fair, we don't call that area Maine, it is North Boston.

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:44 am

Gottcha--- toothy I got the same problem w/ my sheep--people don't understand the winters here on the hill either :doh: :rofl:
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:52 am

Hahaha! Mention sheep+islands+Maine=whole different perspective on prostitution!! :shock: careful where you go with that one Freetown!! ;)

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:31 am

Guys, this is a family forum. Fred is brokering the deal for my new Russian bride however :D I seem to have lost interest after studying her photographs for a while; but I'm looking forward to have her do my cooking and cleaning for me :lol:


Please change the subject...

The wooly bears caterpillar is the foremost indicator of the winter to come. This one shows it will be the most severe winter in the Northeast in a century! The one I found 100' away shows different markings, indicating the mildest winter in decades. I'm preparing for a micro-climate winter here :P
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:36 am

If my hens have anything to say with regard to the severity of the coming winter, I can say that their egg production dropped off several weeks earlier than normal, and they also went into moulting several weeks earlier than normal. This might mean a nasty winter is ahead?
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:01 am

Squirrels are really active around here, there have been so many rainstorms this last summer; who knows? I am appreciating my pile of coal in the shed for sure.

More local news:

The neighbor guy stopped by yesterday to see the landlord. They are divorced and he doesn't live up the street anymore. He's a Lance Armstrong type, he was all outfitted and on his bike. I didn't know why he was stopping in, talked to him from my truck for a few minutes. His wife has the house and the two teen kids, a boy and a girl. Whatever.


Turns out, his son who is prolly 17-18, came around the turn on the lane here and hit our stone wall. Leadfoot. The kid must have taken the 10mph curve at 45-50. He went off the road and blasted the low stone wall. I wondered why I saw a flatbed taking the car away yesterday but didn't put 2&2 together. Must have raked the bottom out of that little coupe.


I already put the wall back together, that kid bashed quite a few 100lb rocks 10'-15' away. His trajectory had him pointed at a huge poplar tree. His mom is a save the planet type, the kid is probably angry at his parents for the divorce, spoiled rotten, or who knows what.

Can't claim I wasn't the same kind of driver at 18, I wrapped my car around a parked car at that age, lost my license for 6 months for DWI :shock:
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:09 am

lsayre wrote:The PRV letting off sounds like a potential DHW coil leak.

I wonder if you are getting coal bridging in the firetube, whereby the coal bridges and can't feed the burning coal below it and therefore it burns out? I recall someone mentioning that this can occur if the coal is too large overall. Another thought is that perhaps the observation port cover plate is sticking shut and starving the fire of air during the lengthy periods when the fan is not running to induce a draft? A third thought is insufficient draft overall.


If I had a DHW leak where would that show it 's ugly head? I believe the fire is fine I check it with certain frequency and it seems to be in the same relative position. I also have checked the port cover and even sprayed some WD-40 on it to make sure it is operating smoothly. It is always seated properly when the fan is running and I have never found it stuck when it is not running. Draft was an issue all summer long but I am running better now with the weather change. I am consistently above zero at least and sometimes as high as .03. The boiler is running in series with my oil boiler, when my plumber did his thing he increased the expansion tank from and extol 30 to a 60. Several guys have suggested a 105. If I add the old 30 back into the line would that be sufficient? It is only a year old, I hate to have bought 2 new expansion tanks in the last 2 years only to have to buy a third. I will do it if need be but it would be great to be sure of that being the fix I need.
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:13 am

Dann757 wrote:Squirrels are really active around here, there have been so many rainstorms this last summer; who knows? I am appreciating my pile of coal in the shed for sure.

More local news:

The neighbor guy stopped by yesterday to see the landlord. They are divorced and he doesn't live up the street anymore. He's a Lance Armstrong type, he was all outfitted and on his bike. I didn't know why he was stopping in, talked to him from my truck for a few minutes. His wife has the house and the two teen kids, a boy and a girl. Whatever.


Turns out, his son who is prolly 17-18, came around the turn on the lane here and hit our stone wall. Leadfoot. The kid must have taken the 10mph curve at 45-50. He went off the road and blasted the low stone wall. I wondered why I saw a flatbed taking the car away yesterday but didn't put 2&2 together. Must have raked the bottom out of that little coupe.


I already put the wall back together, that kid bashed quite a few 100lb rocks 10'-15' away. His trajectory had him pointed at a huge poplar tree. His mom is a save the planet type, the kid is probably angry at his parents for the divorce, spoiled rotten, or who knows what.

Can't claim I wasn't the same kind of driver at 18, I wrapped my car around a parked car at that age, lost my license for 6 months for DWI :shock:


The father should have sent him over to fix your stone wall while you supervised with the case of beer he brought with him!! No one takes responsibilty the way they should any more.
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:14 am

NWBuilder, since domestic water pressure is generally between 50 and 60 PSI, and the PRV of the boiler lets off at 30 PSI, it only takes an occasional drip from the 50-60 PSI side into the far lower pressured boiler system to raise it to 30 PSI. Another possibility is that the water make up pressure regulator is on the fritz, or is partially cracked open on the quick fill bypass.

The Extrol 60 is merely an Extrol 30 that is intended for multi-story homes. Same expansion volume. I would suggest moving up to an Extrol 90.
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:29 am

lsayre wrote:NWBuilder, since domestic water pressure is generally between 50 and 60 PSI, and the PRV of the boiler lets off at 30 PSI, it only takes an occasional drip from the 50-60 PSI side into the far lower pressured boiler system to raise it to 30 PSI. Another possibility is that the water make up pressure regulator is on the fritz, or is partially cracked open on the quick fill bypass.

The Extrol 60 is merely an Extrol 30 that is intended for multi-story homes. Same expansion volume. I would suggest moving up to an Extrol 90.


Heavy sigh!!! OK that will be my next move. If that doesn't work then I will go with a new water make up pressure regulator. Smooth sailing would be great , I amalways waiting for another shoe to drop.
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:55 am

NWBuilder wrote:Thanks for the input, I will check on that in a few days, I hope! Ever have any problems with your hopper, mine is rusting out after less then a year. Seems premature as well. I need to call AHS on this as well.


Poor draft will cause condensation in the hopper...and condensation causes an acidic condition which then causes corrosion (rust) to hopper.

Condensation is from water (H2O) which is one of the byproducts of combustion. This H2O is not really noticed when draft is proper, but is always there.
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:55 am

NWBuilder wrote:
lsayre wrote:NWBuilder, since domestic water pressure is generally between 50 and 60 PSI, and the PRV of the boiler lets off at 30 PSI, it only takes an occasional drip from the 50-60 PSI side into the far lower pressured boiler system to raise it to 30 PSI. Another possibility is that the water make up pressure regulator is on the fritz, or is partially cracked open on the quick fill bypass.

The Extrol 60 is merely an Extrol 30 that is intended for multi-story homes. Same expansion volume. I would suggest moving up to an Extrol 90.


Heavy sigh!!! OK that will be my next move. If that doesn't work then I will go with a new water make up pressure regulator. Smooth sailing would be great , I amalways waiting for another shoe to drop.


Shut off the water make up valve to the boiler and see if the boiler pressure moves,and if not turn off the DHW valve and see if that stops the excessive boiler pressure. Wait a day or two before while shutting each valve off to see any difference.
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:39 pm

Well, I got 1 out of about 6 tasks completed this week-end---not to shabby . Hell I'm thinkin that duct tape & JB coulda worked--oh well :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 10-13-2012

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:11 pm

Fred,

Tomorrow you better paint the other rear wheel so they match. So how long that take 1 or 2 hours ???



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