Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:37 am

Good morning. Coffee will be simple and breakfast is plain toast & butter. I think we should keep things simple today out of respect of those that are far worse off than we are. Our thoughts and hearts should go out to those that still have so much need. Anyone here hit hard by the storm? Yesterday all power in Maine was restored and those work crews are now headed to CT to help them get back on their feet. I hope we don't have another storm like that.....ever!
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....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:41 am

Mornin Freddy. Simple is always good. My thoughts & prayers go out to those families that lost loved ones during all this. Last years storm & flooding had us without power for 12 days. Ya just do what ya gotta do. Preparation being of the utmost importance. It's not like Sandy snuck up on us & some got slamed & others lucked out. It don't take but a couple seconds to give thanx for the blessings we have on a daily basis. I'm gonna help a neighbor put some tin back up on his barn roof that got blown off as soon as it gets light enough to do that. Have a good week end all. My sincere thanx to those line tramps that are out therre risking life & limb to get this power back up. Especially our own Hambden Bob.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:53 am

Morning all,

Sorry to have tell you this Freddy but the forecasters are watching another storm - a N'oreasterner - which they feel maybe heading our way long about election day. That doesn't bode well for anyone along the east coast and New England in general. Everyone probably needs to keep an eye on that.

The weather has stabilized here in the Nation's capital region enough that I went ahead and lit the match. The Harman is purring away, producing heat to beat the band. It sure is nice to wake up to a warm house; something not experienced when we run the whole house unit at 68*. This is the first time in many years I remember lighting it before Thanksgiving; typically we are running around in shorts and Ts until DEC. I hope that doesn't mean a colder, wetter winter but we will see.

Not much planned for today, schools are out for teacher workdays Monday and Tuesday so I have a couple of additional days to get whatever projects I discover need attention done. For sure that means raking the leaves and finishing prepping the yard for the cold weather. The bees are all inside and the only evidence of life there is if you walking around it you can hear the constant hum of their wings as they work to keep themselves and the brood warm. They are going through amazing amounts of food storage so I'll have to check and supplement that as needed throughout the winter.

DK and I are going to go to the Romney Rally over in Fairfax on Monday afternoon. We have passes, no cost, but they have to make the fire marshall happy concerning occupancy numbers. Looking at the numbers of overflow at recent Romney rallys, having a ticket doesn't seem to stop anyone from coming if they want to. If you see any pictures of that rally, look for me. I'll be the one with the Ronald Reagan ballcamp and Romney sticker. ;) It should be interesting.

That’s it from here, take care, be warm and have a great weekend, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea


Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:53 am

I'm going trick or treating with my daughter today, don't exactly see a point to it since we still have no power, gas is a rarity and are running low on food. So I can't see my lil girl getting much in the way of candy.

After that I'll probably try and find gas for my work truck. It's pretty much empty again.

Saw a crew working on the power lines up the street about a mile from my lake. But not one tree crew has been to cut the two trees from the lines leading into my lake let alone look at them.

I'm looking at propane conversion kits for the generator. Already spoke to the wife and she thinks it's a good idea, of course this all won't happen until after things from Sandy calm down. I hope to God that this n'oreaster just keeps on moving past us. We can't handle snow right now.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:10 am

Fresh eggs and coffee every morning, golden comets and some barred rocks put out a lot of protein packages. Old fashioned coffee percolated over the flame when the power goes out, amazing the amount of power those little electric makers soak up.
Black_And_Blue
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140

Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:11 am

Mornin' all....
I think I'm making a coal run this morning to get about 1/2 ton. That should last into Dec and give me a chance to stage things for a larger delivery.

Freddy, they say these are 100 year storms, but they say that about every 5 years so I kinda question their math.

IOF....Take your daughter out Trick or Treating and tune into how much fun she has. It will change your mood and help you get through the day....been there done that. And if that Nor'Easter does come through I am sure you will adapt and handle it...the evidence to me is what you are heating with!

I was surprised to see gas prices drop from last week to this week around here. Usually they go up any time there is a hurricane anywhere in the western hemisphere.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:27 am

Morning all, my heart & prayers go out to those on the East Coast but for patience as well, there will be no quick fix for that one & what's gone is gone that sand & shoreline may be gone forever. We were in good shape out my way, few outages but I sure wouldn't mind if the rain would stop but I guess it's better here than there. I'm thinking we have a bit of a rabies problem here, a skunk acting funny & out in broad daylight two weeks ago (the one that got my dog) & now yesterday a raccoon during the day that came towards me rather than away, both passed away from lead poisoning. Hope all stay warm & dry & give thanks to our troops.
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

Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:31 am

Nice sh, Good to keep that trigger finger limbered up
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:38 am

Black_And_Blue
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140

Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:44 am

Morning all, needed that coffee, thanks Freddy! Hope they get some down on Staten Island soon. Still worried it is going to get nasty.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:47 am

No need for that fancy yuppie stuff, old Higgins single shot 22 one bullet one kill, not out there long enough to catch a chill. If I knew there would be more I would pre-dig some holes, don't want more animals getting to em so I bury them fairly deep.
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

Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:54 am

morning all 33* here this am will keep it simple also rasin toast and oj and already said/prayed the rosary for the sandy victims thank GOD for my hitzer, she is hitzing along real nice ..got ur pm F.F. thanks every body have a good day ....and go notre dame beat pitt 3.30 on nbc
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

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PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:41 am

Good morning, since changing over to a timed lights the chickens and ducks are really laying so fresh eggs all around today.

As for TS Sandy, I actually expected worse so it was a let down when we got very little here in Mid-Coast Maine, but it is taking a toll on our corn. We are pressed for feed this year with about 250 acres still out in the fields. TS Sandy beat it down really good, so between the lower yields and deep mud, I worry if we will have enough feed to make it through the year...

As for me, I plan to do a little stove improvement today. Nothing major, just build a rock wall behind the coal stove in order to get rid of my ugly tin roofing I have to protect my walls and help absorb and radiate some of that great radiant coal heat back into my house.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:06 am

Good morning. I went down to the bottom of my property to check on everything a couple old dead trees down but nothing bad. I went over to the pond and a beaver built a hut right on the edge of the shallow side. Wondering what will happen when it freezes solid. I will have to get a picture.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee....11-3.... after Sandy

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:40 pm

Only 22* on the front porch this morning, supposed to reach 45* this afternoon.
I'm doing wiring for my solar panels,, Freddy got me interested and moving forward on this project.

Steady 45* days and 28* nights in the 10day forcast.. I gues cool weather his here.

The AA260 is churning away, making heat and an ocassional tub of ash.

Anyone on the east coast,, I'll suggest getting together with your neighbors and pool your resources. especially if this
possible N'oreaster materializes..
Many bodies in a room=more bodyheat, and you use only one fridge, just mark food with names,
Pool your fuel and go way inland to buy supplies..

Get back to the basics of years past, people helping people, which helps everyone survive..

DON'T go into town alone,, it's soon going to be survival of the fittest, and survival of the biggest and best armed..
Don't get involved in that.. too easy to be out gunned or out numbered..
Be safe, take care of your family and neighbors.. they will take care of you..

Prayers are with you.

Greg L.
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland


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