Coffee 10-20-12

Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:32 am

Good morning! Come in, the coffee is fresh & hot. It looks to be another rainy weekend. We can't let that stop us, so let's have a good breakfast & get lot's done today. Perhaps tomorrow we can rest. What's in the kitchen this morning? I see some small eggs, but they're fresh so let's put them to use. Maybe two egg dropped egg on toast? OK!

Because of predicted rain we went a day early & moved Uncle Billy. That went OK other than one Channel on Dish TV isn't working. He's missing his Boston sports. They said it would take 24 to 72 hours to fix it. Ohh, well, if that's the biggest snag, not bad. It looks like we'll be selling his little house, and it will go cheap as it needs a lot of love. If you're thinking of moving to the Portland Maine area and can use a fix-er-upper, let me know.

After weeks of diagnostics and even throwing some parts at the Metro, we finally found the problem. One spark plug had no gap! It's a mystery how it got closed. Of course I could have done it, but is it possible a piece of loose carbon got crushed & closed it? Anyway, it's purring like a tuna filled kitten now.

I hope you are all keeping the fire's going. It can get tricky when it's rainy.... warmish temps, wet , little draft. Of course a second match is always available in the container marked "Club exit".

Take care!
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 10-20-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:47 am

Outstanding coffee as usual Freddy, & I don't care if you dropped them, thar eggs, like you said, they're fresh :) Glad the metro was something simple, I never worry about the why's much as long as the fix shows up. Glad you & Marty got Uncle Billy moved in. Post a pix of that house--city??? country??? any land??? price range??? Have a good week end all. Nothing much going on here on the hill so far, BUT---it's still early & real foggy. I'm sure something'll pop up
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:48 am

Good morning all,

We had rain all day yesterday including a strong thunderstorm with swirling winds right when the High Schools homecoming parade was going on. Weird, you could see clear skies all around but right over the parade route was dark and raining hard. Go figure.

I have two things on my to due list today, 1) finish putting the bees to bed for the winter and 2) paint and assemble the Harmon so DK and I can hook it to the chimney in the near future. There's not much left to do with the bees so most of the day will be dedicated to the stove. It always looks so pretty after the new paint and polishing of the brass trim. Last year my son in law accused me of buying a new stove. :)

Anyway, that's my day, I hope you all have a great weekend and get something on your to do list done. Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea


Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:22 am

Lisa, I suspect that dark cloud was on it's way to D.C. ... :)

On the bee front, the latest episode of Independence USA on The Blaze TV will be featuring bees - ol' Frank is setting up a hive to add to his survival stockpile. Should be a great show as usual. 8-)


Last time I saw a mashed gap it was because a valve seat FELL OUT of the cylinder head! But it not only mashed the plug, but the head & piston too - half of it was in the oil pan! :lol: Gotta love cheap Fords!


I'm up bright and early to see if I can't get the Blazer engine finished. If I can just get one solid day into it without being interrupted every 10 minutes I'll be doing good. Valve seals are all installed & the heads are back on and torqued down with the newfangled angle gauge ( just one more thing to slow me down) attached - all that's left is setting up the correct angle/clearance of the oil pump screen, pressing it into the oil pump, installing the pump, oil pan and intake manifold .. then the distributor, flywheel, and brass freeze plugs ... THEN it can finally go back in the Blazer ... 5 weeks later. The roof project really set me back!

Hopefully this season we don't get 2 feet of snow the last week of the month here ... :shock:
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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 10-20-12

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:36 am

Morning All!

Fall is here, most of the leaves around here are pretty much down, after raking numerous times!! The oak trees are finally starting to loose their leaves now.

The Hyfire 40K burner has been lit about 2 weeks ago, just enough to take the chill off the house on the few cooler mornings, had 22 one morning! This week is supposed to be in the 60's again.

The Paint Work on the side peek of the house has finally come to a close (See attached), took the scaffolding/platform down yesterday! just a few little places to touch up where the platform was bolted to the house, but we can get it from a ladder. A little bit of trim on the dining room windows still need to be finished up, but should get it most of it done shortly.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:46 am

So that means you can quit screwin aound w/ that lil peak area & get on with the other 98% of the house? :clap: toothy But on a serious note-- Looks real good Dave ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:48 am

G Morning to all. Took friday off, early statrt to weekend sort of. Took GF to eye specialists, told has macular degeneration starting in right eye.(age related) Minor but dr wants to keep it being looked at every six months or so.
So while down in big city(wilkesbarre) stopped at lowes and got underlayment for laminate floor that we are putting in LR. Then to JDeere dealer and statring to get parts i will be using to rebuild baler i bought several weeks back(winter project).the one seal kit local JD dealer didn't have, NA anymore, did search of dealers inventories dealer in iowa had it in stock, so i got it coming from them.
Back home we got the green tomatoe relish made and canned up, 24 half pints, and 3 full pints. between cooking it down and prep, i kept putting the additional layer of subfloor down for new laminate flooring in LR. Upadte on hives a friend set up at farm. The one super was a good hive got 30 pounds of honey(buckwheat/goldenrod mix). the second hive made some honey but not very much. Says he will bring them hives back in spring, to try and get some basswood honey. Rain won't be hindering my plans this weekend, all inside projects. have a good weekend everyone, still haven't fired up for season, but it won't be too far away.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:51 am

The house looks terrific! Lot of work keeping up a Victorian, however they are 'Stately'.
Looks like the rain has stopped...needed this back in July and August! Foliage is on the ground blowing around....the days are shorter.....It's Coal season!!!
Breakfast...hmmm, need to work on that one!
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 10-20-12

PostBy: blusmoke On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:21 am

Mornin' All! Coffee tastes great. Up early today, smokin a couple of pork tenderloins for the neighbors. They are having a gathering today. Making some cider. A couple of pickups full of apples and some good company. The kids sure do get a kick out of this.
Have to get breakfast going, sleepy heads need some motivation. Boy has playoff soccer today with a rival team, wish him luck.
The 983 is on a slow cruise just taking the chill off the house, gonna be in the 70's late this week, might have to open the windows.
Enjoy the morning.............db
blusmoke
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Workin on it.............

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:34 am

Been stomping out fires for the last few days...except for the one in my Mark II, that one seems determined to go out by itself. :mad:

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. :mad:

I'll just grab a quick cup of coffee and head down to the garage to fight with this foolish thing.....
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:48 am

lowfog01 wrote:finish putting the bees to bed


"Lights off! No more drinks of water, I don't care what, you guys quiet down & get to sleep!"
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 10-20-12

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:03 am

coffee is good today. Fords paid my house payment many a year as well as increase my array of hammers 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:10 am

Alright you Ford bashers! My little 93 Ranger don't ask me for nuthin'!! I had an '85 Ranger for 15 years!

Sunny and mild here, no excuse to sit around all day. I'm gonna bake my stove grate in the oven and try to braze it back together today. Customer called and wants her AC unit taken out for the winter.

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

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:35 am

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

Lmao
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Coffee 10-20-12

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:01 am

Thanks Freddy, dropped eggs on toast are the best, real butter, potato bread, sea salt and fresh grind black pepper, and home grown eggs. By the way, you can't BUY one match, so whats wrong with the multiple match club, logic would suggest that us multimatches burn less coal. :P
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace