Coffee 11-24-12

Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:16 am

Good morning all. Thanks Freddie for the Joe. Lit the Harman for the first time this am, Funky smell probably the WD-40 I sprayed it down with a couple of months ago. Using new brand of coal this year so far so good. Its a football day for me today, wife at work man I got it made! Trying to snow some here I still like it!
Cracker
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:30 am

Mornin all. The coffee was nice and hot this morning as I walked thru our yard that was covered in frost. It sitll wasn't crunchy, so must've just been cold enough to turn the dew white, but not cold enough to freeze the grass or ground.

DVC500 humming along happily.

This weekend I just finished my welding job, and got a coat of primer & paint on it. It is a cage to surround my church's Heat Pump / A/C units. Earlier this year, one of the heatpumps decided to take a Walk-a-bout, and never came back. Scrap metal theives, the sherrif says.
So, I built a 3 ton concrete slab where the Heat pumps used to be. It is about 10' X 5'. I reinforced it with rebar and welded the rebar together. Then I welded 1/2" x 8" hardened J-Hooks to the rebar around the perimeter, to poke up thru the concrete.
Then I started on the steel cage. 3" x 1/4" angle iron for the base, Which I pre-fitted to make sure the drilled holes line up with the J-hook bolts. then 2" x 1/4" angle iron for the risers. About 1000lbs of steel once all was said and done. 4-sided welds on every connection. Lots of cutting with Plasma cutter and chop-saw.
Heres some pics of the cage still sitting in my shop.

Of cource we realize its just a "Deterent" for would-be theives, not a true anti-theft device. But if they want the new Heat pumps bad enough, they can certainly cut thru the cage. We are hoping the theif would think that would be too noisey and time consuming, so they will move on.
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:31 pm

Well, after a week in Jeans hospital in Burholme (Philly), Pa. with pneumonia & having her DNR wishes carried out, my 99 yr old Mom passed at 9:00 AM today. My prayers were for a quick & gentle crossing, oh yeah, the Creator pays pretty close attention to things. :) Nice riggin Chris.
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:38 pm

99 years.... your Mom did well Fred. Sorry to hear her time has come, but glad she had a long life & departed with grace. Thoughts & prayers headed your way.

Chris...nice project.
Freddy
 
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:46 pm

freetown fred wrote:Well, after a week in Jeans hospital in Burholm (Philly), Pa. with pneumonia & having her DNR wishes carried out, my 99 yr old Mom passed at 9:00 AM today. My prayers were for a quick & gentle crossing, oh yeah, the Creator pays pretty close attention to things. :) Nice riggin Chris.


Sorry My Brother, to hear of your Mom's passing. 99 years old is one heck of a life amd I'm sure she lived it to the fullest. I'm really glad she didn't suffer much and was able to go with relative ease. It's really those of us left behind who feel the pain. Celebrate her long and productive life.

PS: Damn am I a dumb arse! I bought a new freezer for the basement and this morning I went down an nothing was frozen! :x I called the place I bought it from bitching, and they said they'll bring me another one on Monday. Feeling better, I go down and I can hear the compressor on and can't figure out whats up? Then it hits me. It's plugged into an outlet that is controlled by the light switch for those basement lights! So of course every time I come back up and switch the lights off, the freezer is turned off. :oops: Duh!
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:48 pm

freetown fred wrote:Well, after a week in Jeans hospital in Burholm (Philly), Pa. with pneumonia & having her DNR wishes carried out, my 99 yr old Mom passed at 9:00 AM today. My prayers were for a quick & gentle crossing, oh yeah, the Creator pays pretty close attention to things. :) Nice riggin Chris.

Sorry to hear of your Mom, F-Fred. Hopefully she had a long and happy life.
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:59 pm

Sorry for your loss my Brother, 99 years is a heck of a good run it just may be you have many years ahead of you as well.
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:02 pm

Nice cage there, back in my old home town they would steal both the cage & the heat pump.
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:22 pm

freetown fred wrote:Well, after a week in Jeans hospital in Burholm (Philly), Pa. with pneumonia & having her DNR wishes carried out, my 99 yr old Mom passed at 9:00 AM today. My prayers were for a quick & gentle crossing, oh yeah, the Creator pays pretty close attention to things. :) Nice riggin Chris.


Fred, I'm sorry to hear about your mom.
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:48 pm

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing, Fred.
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:19 pm

freetown fred wrote:Well, after a week in Jeans hospital in Burholm (Philly), Pa. with pneumonia & having her DNR wishes carried out, my 99 yr old Mom passed at 9:00 AM today. My prayers were for a quick & gentle crossing, oh yeah, the Creator pays pretty close attention to things. :) Nice riggin Chris.

sorry to read that fred...may GOD have mercy on her soul...take care,hope i can make it that far...BB
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:22 pm

samhill wrote:Nice cage there, back in my old home town they would steal both the cage & the heat pump.

probably a democratic neighborhood
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:24 pm

Fred,
It's always tough to lose Mom. My condolences to you and your family.
May God bless you all at this time. :(
CoaLen
 
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: theo On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:28 pm

Very sorry to hear about your Mom Freetown
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Re: Coffee 11-24-12

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:07 pm

Please accept My condolences Fred.Keepaeyeonit
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