Coffee 12-8-12

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:34 am

If anybody's feeling guilty NS, that's on them, not you. Hell, we all go through life doing the best we can as individuals. My Mom who some know just passed over, was in an assisted living facility mostly for her own well being. She was surrounded by family when she passed. I could not be there but will get down to Pa. in the spring. It's not like I don't know where she is. ;) I think the greiving/ caring process that the Dr Phil's of the world come up with are way over-rated. Yesterday was a down day here on the farm & I was looking at some real old family pix when I found myself with a tear or two. In some circles I'm sure the tears were not up to expectation, but, they were mine & for real. Again, we do the best we can in any given situation. NS, enjoy those lil girls while you can--they grow up & get off on their own as you stated. BUT, it sure is nice while it lasts. :) PS--don't even get me started on how to raise kids by Dr Spock :mad2: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:46 pm

Fresh Florida naval oranges included in my breakfast today, plus the usual oatmeal. This is the holiday fund raising season for my Lions Club. We sell fresh picked Florida naval oranges and red ruby grapefruit each year. Last evening the truck arrived with over 1200 cases of fruit to unload. It goes quickly because of all the help and equipment we have, lots of eager teenagers and lengths of box rollers. For those of you not familiar with Lions Clubs, it's a organization that supports saving vision and many other charitable causes. What you may not know is that local Lions Clubs also sponsor Leo Clubs. These Leo Clubs are in high schools. Our Lions Club sponsors two, providing leadership and guidance, the students select their charitable projects and do the work. It's a great combination. I've had the pleasure of mentoring absolutely outstanding students, academically gifted, caring and super hard workers. Our Leo Clubs have existed about a decade and it's very rewarding to see their success in college or trade school and life in general. No shortage of great future leaders here.

Mild spring like day here. Not much normal December temperatures yet. Boiler just idling along.

The photos show unloading to our medical equipment building where we store all the medical equipment from potty chairs to hospital beds we loan for free to our local community. The building is on the grounds of our local fire volunteer company and was built two decades ago by the local vo-tech high school students. Two more examples of the outstanding cooperation between volunteer groups in my local community.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
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Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:32 pm

Yep, Lion's Clubs have always done real outstanding things Yanche. I'm hoping those crates were marked "Indian River" :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:33 pm

just finished unloading a pu load of rice coal that i got yesterday. should have enough in house to last until early january which would bring my seasons usage to that point at about 3000lbs. wetter than i would have preferred since i couldn't unload it last night and it got rained on overnight. i have enough from the previous load, that this stuff should dry enough by the time i use it to not clog up the stoker.

warmer temps than normal here too so i'll be able to sweat off some lb's doing some more outside work this afternoon.
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 12-8-12

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:41 pm

Just returned from our bird hunting excursion! The boy was very happy to have gotten his limit of 4 birds while I looked on! I see a meal of partridge in the near future!
We stopped by a local farmers tater field and got some nice sized russets and headed home and pulled the last of the carrots from the garden. Will be putting together our meal for tonight! Whipping up some homemade biscuits to go with it! That's some good eaten' right there!
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Stove/Furnace Make: CENTRAL Boiler CL-5648
Stove/Furnace Model: CL-5648

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Paisan On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:00 pm

Had a real good morning! Just picked up about 1000lbs. of pea from a guys house. He was giving it away!! Just come and get. Nice find on craigslist
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Circulator
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S.
Stove/Furnace Model: Circulator

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:57 pm

Paisan wrote:Just picked up about 1000lbs. of pea from a guys house. He was giving it away!!


Sa-WEET!
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 12-8-12

PostBy: Paisan On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:15 pm

Freddy wrote:
Paisan wrote:Just picked up about 1000lbs. of pea from a guys house. He was giving it away!!


Sa-WEET!



Ya the guy is selling a Harman stove and said it came with coal. So I just ask him if he would sell the coal without the stove and he said "if you want,come and get it". Stove is still forsale.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Circulator
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S.
Stove/Furnace Model: Circulator

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:28 pm

Had a good day, sold some coal and unloaded 22.5 tons more to have for coal burners in nj. Just under 3000 bags total in inventory. There's alot of heat! Now it's time to relax. I think I hear Jack calling.
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Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:32 pm

I worked today. Had a rough night with the two year old so I'm dog tired. Kept hitting the snooze button this morning. Put in five hours at work though. Idiot partner wanted to go do another job. I just wanted to go home to my family. Pissed him off when I pointed the truck in the direction of his house.

'The hell you doing?' He yells.
"Going home. I'm tired."
'Well I want to work some more.'
"Coming from the guy doesn't want to do anything during a normal work day. I'm going home to hang out with my family. You wanna work, take the wheel, drive me home and pick me up Monday morning."
'*censored* that.'
"Didn't think so. I'm going home. So are you."
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:19 pm

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Yea, the boiler is still lit...
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:38 am

Morning all! French toast, bacon, hash browns and milk for breakfast and all made in Maine with ingredients from local farmers! As we consume this breakfast, I am thankful that we still have local farmers that can produce this for my boys and I! :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: CENTRAL Boiler CL-5648
Stove/Furnace Model: CL-5648

Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:15 pm

Well here's the 100yr. old barn I got myself involved in. Sandy took the metal roof off. Those are 15' x 3' panels jammed into the tree, just to the west of the barn. They split the branch!. I think the guy is gonna order similar panels to do the whole front side. He gave a deposit to some bum a few weeks ago and had to get the cops after the guy. Never showed up. All of a sudden I'm out of work so I better take the job. The guy put that roof on in 92 I think. Modern panels are powder coated so that should help with durability.
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Re: Coffee 12-8-12

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:18 pm

Modern panels are powder coated so that should help with durability.


Durability??? I think they held up quite well! Doesn't seem to be anything wrong with them other then being wrapped around a tree. I put up steel roofs at least that long ago and they are going strong. It will go on my house in Maine the next time it gets roofed. Shingles are junk now.

Kevin
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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 12-8-12

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:59 pm

All you have to do is drive around anywhere and look at the old barns, out buildings and houses; the ones still standing, even if barely so, have metal roofs. They are just plain impervious to water. They might be rusty and unsightly, but that is just the zinc coating coming off; it takes awhile to rust the steel away to the point where it makes the supporting structure underneath rot away. You just don't get that with other roofing materials. I think metal roofs help rid the snow off as well which aids in getting water and weight off a building make it last longer too.

But don't get me wrong, my house is shingled with asphalt shingles, but I do make sure my farm and subsequent outbuildings have metal roofs.
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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)