Coffee Near Christmas 2012

Re: Coffee Near Christmas 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed. Dec. 26, 2012 8:45 am

Dan, you got that lit up yet?
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee Near Christmas 2012

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed. Dec. 26, 2012 10:05 am

Dann757 wrote:Hope everybody had a good Christmas. I got myself a present - a Jotul NR 500.

Nice find Dan! Throw some furnace cement on those cracks, and Fire her up!

WHERES THE HEAT? :mrgreen: :up: :doh:
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee Near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed. Dec. 26, 2012 11:58 am

Thanks on the Jotul. Fire it up? I was just looking for a plant stand :D The refractory is seemingly cast in, its kind of built out or built up or melted or something; very hard so I'll see if I can grind it back flat on the surface. Not gonna take an air chisel to it. I was thinking of swapping out the Monticello, but now I think this old stove is gonna be too small. Glad I picked it up anyway. 5" flue outlet on the thing. I would like to find out the date of manufacture; no luck so far.

I missed some great stories- I was gonna implement a trick on the GMC that I heard of. You can wire in a diode on each headlight pair and get your low beams to come on with the high beams. Just run the high beam + to the low beam +. I still have the diodes, another idea I never got around to.

Years ago my girlfriend and I were both crazy and decided to move to Florida. We picked up a 64 Ford van that had seen better days. I was putting in speaker wires to the back. I remember watching one of those wires melt its insulation off from the front to the back of the van like a dynamite fuse :D Another time I was going down a street and saw a white convertible Fiat 124. The guy looked helpless, and he had the hood up; carb was on fire. I jumped out of the truck with an abc fire extinguisher and told him it would put white powder on the engine. I put the fire out hahahahha. The guy was obviously not familiar with Fiats, he seemed astonished at the malfunction hahahhahaha. I just drove away.

Re: Coffee Near Christmas 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed. Dec. 26, 2012 5:20 pm

Hey Dan, that low beam trick is easy to do with some relays also...then you get the benefit of full battery voltage right to the light instead of through the switch.
Rob R.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee Near Christmas 2012

PostBy: KLook On: Wed. Dec. 26, 2012 5:35 pm

Will the relay trick work on todays computerized overcomplicated trucks? Nothing will back feed and cause a computer meltdown?

Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000