Coffee 10-20-12

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:19 am

Looks like everyone has a project for the day. Mine is getting my 2001 Grand Marquis to pass inspection next week. This week the Check Engine light came on...code reader says P0401, which the Ford boys say is usually the differential pressure sensor for the EGR system. I replaced that sensor way back in 2005 for the same reason, hopefully a new one gets me back in business. I think the last sensor came from NAPA... ;)

Not much excitement on the coal side of things, the EFM runs when it needs to and sleeps the rest of the time.

Turkey is going in the oven at 1:30...I see some butternut squash and potato's "on deck", looks like a tasty dinner is in the works.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:10 pm

Good Morning,

Coffee is good this morning. Watched a little of Gold Rush, now starting on the porch. Coal Chamber is finished and should be starting The Old Mill Stoker up in about a month.

Have a great day.

Neal
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Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:32 pm

Here's a pic of Uncle Billy's house.... it's in Windham Maine, just outside of Portland. It sits on about .75 acres.
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Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:39 pm

It's been a few weeks since I posted on Saturday's Coffee House.

Last few weeks I've been nursing my left eye, it still isn't providing very clear vision, the eye drops the doc tells me I have to keep using
for few more weeks are 90% of the blurriness. But this Monday is surgery day for my right eye, so next week I'll have really poor vision..
I'm not looking forward to doing next-to-nothing. Just not me to just sit.. I need to read, or go work on something, but with
'trip, stumble and fall' vision next week, the safest place will be the recliner.

Maybe I'll find my left eye's vision is 'good enough' to do a few things. The weather is supposed to be nice next week: mid 60's and mostly
sunny all week.

I had a good time at Hershey Pa. At the world's largest old car parts swap meet, I found a few things I wanted and needed, I stopped at
a few friend's places on the way home, got home on Tuesday instead of the usual Saturday.

I had an appointment with my eye surgeon on Thursday, this was a 3 week post op check up on the left eye, and a pre-op check on the
right eye. The left eye is doing very well, the intra-ocular pressure is 6 which is right where the doc wants it to be, the theory is that
the low eye pressure will reduce or prevent more damage to my optic nerves.. I hope the 'theory' is correct.

Time is getting short to get the AA boiler fired up.. next week may be the last week of nice weather. We'll see.

I went over to the CCCA Gilmore museum today, I left a car there in the Pierce Arrow display for the winter, but it didn't have
antifreeze in it. So I had to make a pilgramage to the museum to get the car ready for winter.. The building is not heated very well.

Well time for a light dinner, soup and a grilled sandwich sounds good.

Take care,
Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:33 pm

LsFarm wrote:Last few weeks I've been nursing my left eye, it still isn't providing very clear vision,

Greg L


I'm no doctor, but it sounds like you have a boob in your eye. :D
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
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Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:42 pm

:D I didn't say I was nursing FROM my left eye,, :lol:
And guess what? the surgeon creates a perminant blister on the top of the eye, and it's called a 'bleb'... pretty close to 'boob' ! :shock: :)

Greg
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:39 pm

Dann757 wrote:......... Smitty, if you fill those dents in your piston tops with jb weld, you'll get a higher compression ratio ...

Well, I'd better save the JB Weld for the next Ford Focus -- maybe it'll hold the valve seats in! :funny:




Speaking of Ficus ... errr .. Focus ... and check engine lights (should be called, "EPA alert - in democrat-controlled states, OPEN WALLET light" :roll: ), my brother stopped by with said Ficus so we could throw in 2 o2 sensors to try to get that damn light off. Got to get a sticker in 7 days ... or you become BAIT for the "hidden tax machine" that is MA life. Sensors didn't do *censored* - light was back on by the time he got back home. :mad: Back to the drawing board.

Now you guys can understand why I'm putting soooo much effort into getting this worn out '89 Blazer back on the road for winter ... :roll: Our '86 Grand Marquis has been a loyal workhorse for 10 years & 130,000 miles this January. No emission bullshit, no cheaped-out designs or overly complex electronics. Fires right up every morning. Ball joints are over 7 years old & have close to 100k on them, as do the wheel bearings. It just runs and runs and runs. Why the hell can't they build a car like this today??? :confused: Done with new. From here on out, I buy old only. Why have payments,taxes, & high insurance for something you have to fix anyway?

Anyways ... got as far as cleaning up the valve covers on the Blazer engine, cleaning up the gasket surfaces, & installing the new seals in the bolt holes & a new gasket. Then, I spent the next 6 hours blowing leaves & mowing. Someday I'll run again ...
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 10-20-12

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:22 am

I missed a couple of weeks now but work is slow, I have not seen a pay raise in years and Freddy raised the prices on everything! I will soon be forced to get my coffee from Starbucks. Speaking of coffee, did you know that if you order a “coffee, regular” at a Dunkin Donuts in eastern Massachusetts you will get a coffee with cream and sugar in it? This is just more proof that our “friends” from Massachusetts are strange. :shock:

I see everyone is having or has had fun this weekend playing with bees, cars, and houses. C’mone people, I get my honey via SNAP, I take public transportation, and I rent my home from the housing authority. Life the way it should be thanks to my rich old uncle. :P

WNY; that old house looks nice. They are a PIA but the alternative is to get a crew of Latinos to come and nock all that useless wood off, cover all the trim with aluminum sheeting and then put vinyl siding up. We should respect the efforts people put into homes years ago, so many get ruined and loose their character.

jpete wrote:It's too long a story but if you are a mechanic, you should probably raise a glass to the Ford Motor Company as you'll never be out of work as long as they are around.

Fix Or Repair Daily, we all heard that one.

Ntp71; let that porch exactly as it is, it may reduce the number of unwanted solicitations. :idea:


Yesterday we went on a short trip we had booked several months ago. It was a “spirit circle” with a medium followed by a nice dinner where the salad, entrée, and dessert were all flambéed. Yes SMITTY, it was alcohol abuse but the food tasted good. After dinner we took a short ghost tour at an old renovated fire house. I don’t know if it was the ghosts but the elevator jammed with six ladies from the group inside and they had to be rescued by the local fire department. As far as the medium/psychic it was interesting, what she said was close enough that I could believe if I wanted to but vague enough to doubt. I see it as a form of entertainment and they read YOU, not spirits. I tried giving her a poker face but my wife was nodding her head signaling she was on the right track.

Today I want to mow a little and get to the store for a few things I need to make my Cincinnati style chili. I never had authentic Cincinnati chili so I won’t know how well it turns out but if I like it I will consider it a success even if it has no resemblance to the real thing.

Have a good week.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:19 am

:lol: In MA you'd have the state crawling all over your house if they ever saw that jack there. You'd probably be on the evening news - that's how bad things are over here!

I had a guy come by yesterday to buy a tire off me - came all the way from the Boston area. He's telling me how the state tells him how to set up ladders for painting a house! Guess you can't make imprints in the LAWN!! Got to put TARPS down to catch the paint or chips! Seriously!! :shock: This isn't the homeowners request - it's the states mandate!!

Fellas if this isn't a sign of a massive, bloated government I don't know what is .... :o :o
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:50 am

Day late and a dollar short for me here. I've had company all weekend and the Glenwood 116 has been sitting at 200 and we're still using windowstats during these fine Indian summer days (except yeaterday!) It's been a huge pig out of a weekend with Lobsters, clams, corn, and baked taters (with loads of beer/vin) Friday night, then a massive buffet here at my house for the same crew last night. Today we're all over to the Riverview Inn , a decent Resi in town for a B-day dinner!

Rob, Sounds like a nice feed you got coming down the pike and Greg, hope the eye surgery heals up fast. I know the feeling of not being able to do as you usually do. We take allot for granted till we find out what it's like to be side lined.

Everybody have a great rest of the weekend. Kim's yelling at me to get in the shower so we can get out in the sunshine!
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:01 am

Good morning everyone!! Thanks for the good coffee Freddy!!! Got some fresh sausage and some biscuits to share!! A nice day to change out the stovepipe so I can try out the Mark III and get it ready for winter.


jpete wrote:
LsFarm wrote:Last few weeks I've been nursing my left eye, it still isn't providing very clear vision,

Greg L


I'm no doctor, but it sounds like you have a boob in your eye. :D

Jpete, Why did you have to bring Obama into this morning coffee. LOL!!! Good news is that Romney is now up by two points in Pennsylvania!!!! :punk: :dancing: :nana: :clap:
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Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:58 am

gaw wrote:Speaking of coffee, did you know that if you order a “coffee, regular” at a Dunkin Donuts in eastern Massachusetts you will get a coffee with cream and sugar in it? This is just more proof that our “friends” from Massachusetts are strange. :shock:


I didn't know anyone DIDN'T know that! You get those instructions with your birth certificate in RI. :D

If you really need a jolt, order an "extra, extra" :D
jpete
 
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Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:14 pm

Gees... room for flooring is out of square, 1.750 inches, over a 20 foot run, length of LR. ill have to be trimming all pieces that go down under/along outer wall baseboards. which is good, will hide the out of square from anyone but me. But hey, whats life without challenges. Waiting until next weekend to lay laminate, let new sub, and laminate acclimate for the week. Put another 4' section of flue pipe up on coal boiler. Hopefully this will help make draft a bit stronger in higher temp weather.
And the winter project, kicker is off, but its overall in good shape. Yes i know Fred, it ain't red, but does sort of match oliver green. :mrgreen:
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Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:17 pm

If I might ask, what is a dropped egg on toast?
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Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:30 pm

lsayre wrote:If I might ask, what is a dropped egg on toast?

wondering if its the same as bean hole eggs? butter bread with hole in center placed in grill, and an egg dropped in the middle of it?,
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