Coffee: Last one of 2012

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:08 pm

Good idea!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:06 am

Geessh! I leave for a couple days and Fred gets a big block WITH a dumper! Did I miss another money tree harvest or what?? :P NICE RIG FRED!! :punk: The only 4-stroke I like is a big block. I AM jealous!!

Got a police scanner for Christmas - all hooked up to the old roof antenna from the 70's. I pick up EVERYTHING - all the way to Boston, and back to NY the other way. Let me tell ya - livin' in MA has it's benefits. There is no shortage of MORONS in this state!! You wouldn't believe the crap that goes on on a daily basis!! Now that the snow hit today, there's been about 50 rollovers, car vs. pole, car vs. car, car vs. guardrail, and car vs. ditch calls. You'd think at least SOME of the idiots living here would realize that is actually SNOWS every winter! MAYBE they'd learn to drive in it by now? NAAAAWWWWWWWWWW! :rofl: :doh: I could never do a staties job in this state. I have a whole new respect for those boys out there! God bless ya!!

Took the wifey 2 hours to get home tonight. We had about 6" of fluffy powder by the time she got home. The Focus got stuck on the hill! First time in the 10 years we've lived here. Had to take the long way home. Guess I gotta get that 4x4 working in the Blazer - that thing never got stuck! Liking the $15 per tank savings .. $60 per month ... but we need a REAL vehicle living out here. Thinking on picking up a set of Firestone Winterforces (same as what's on the Blazer) for it for the time being. I don't plan on keeping it, so I couldn't care less how they handle in the summer. I've got enough coin into this thing as it is. Luckily the wifey did real well on tips this season, or we'd be living with the worn out tires on it now. I'm tapped out for this year. Figure it's about time she spends some money on her car for a change anyway. I've been doing it long enough! :D

It's snowin' and blowin' out there tonight! Thank God Almighty for a roof over my head and coal heat! YEAH!! I'm a Code 17!
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SMITTY
 
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: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:21 am

Hey Fred,

Throw a couple bags of rice on the back of that new rig. If needed, the rice will make some good traction....... got me out of a field in upstate PA a couple of years ago. That's what I throw in the back of the truck for added weight. Come spring time, it just gets dumped back in the bin.

Looks like I should start baling the fields around here if I want a new truck !!!!!!

Smitty I figured by now you would be going 10-69





Rick.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work


Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:25 am

That'll be in a few minutes ... headed to bed soon. :lol: :mrgreen:
SMITTY
 
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: Last one of 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:30 am

Well, I guess God figured I needed another day to figure out all the do's & don't's with this new truck. She's sweet indeed. Soooo, it's barn chores & more playin with the new lady--the plow truck you perverts. :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:18 am

KLook wrote:
Nice looking crib in the avatar by the way. That the Tenn house?


HA! Wish I could afford that crib even in Maine! That is the last house(cottage) I built in Maine, finished last July. The owners sent me a cd at Christmas that they were also sending on to the Architect. Some guy that designs McMansions up around Lake Winnipesaukee. It is up on Hadley Lake near the outlet. Private drive half mile long. It is by far the nicest and most expensive thing I have built. And the nicest people I have worked for to boot.
Went out to a 12,000 sq. ft. home this afternoon. Looks like I will be getting to do some custom finish for this one. Very nice home and young couple, last home ripped up by the Ringgold tornado. :(

That's an awesome looking cottage Kevin! You guys did some fine work! I thought that was a house you were staying at in Tenn. Didn't realise that was on Hadley Lake. How cool is that!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:41 am

Good morning all, thanks for the coffee I have some real canadian bacon to clog the arteries with this morning, looks like another 3-4 inches, oh well winter in maine. Good job on uncle Billy's house Freddy,there is about 100 folks in Millinocket that could use your touch.
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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: Last one of 2012

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:43 am

michaelanthony wrote:Good morning all, thanks for the coffee I have some real canadian bacon to clog the arteries with this morning, looks like another 3-4 inches, oh well winter in maine. Good job on uncle Billy's house Freddy,there is about 100 folks in Millinocket that could use your touch.


I haven't had good Canadian Bacon since I was a child. It used to be my favorite thing for breakfast.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:52 am

Larry,just get some slab bacon & magic marker CANADIAN on it-- nobody'll ever know the difference. ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:55 am

freetown fred wrote:Larry,just get some slab bacon & magic marker CANADIAN on it-- nobody'll ever know the difference. ;)


But real Canadian Bacon isn't what we refer to as bacon.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-canadian-bacon.htm
http://www.realcanadianbacon.com/
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:00 pm

I'm away from the farm, and the internet :-( so I'm using my phone to access the 'net.
Its a struggle to use compared to a full-sized keyboard.

Fred, put a good pair of chains on the front tires of that beast! 85% of the weight is on the front axle when you lift the blade. I'll look around to see if I have a set hanging on the barn wall.

Winter has set in, lows forcast to be single digit this week. Lust ocassioanal snow forcast.

Stay warm
Greg L
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:00 pm

freetown fred wrote:Larry,just get some slab bacon & magic marker CANADIAN on it-- nobody'll ever know the difference. ;)

:lol: :lol:
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: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:59 pm

Hey guys.
I woke up from a nap at 17:40 hrs--- blackout. You should have heard me cursing. Still had a couple flashlights handy anyway.

Landlords just got back, can't leave them without heat. I had the Generac 5500 totally prepped for storage and put away on their back porch. No gas on the property. I drove down the hill to the Hess station and filled 2 five gallon cans. The overlook off the Watchung Mountain revealed the densely populated State of New Jersey to be all lit up. Everybody except half the Town of Warren.
Gas station was busy. The imbecile couldn't figure out how to give me change for two twenties on a $29.99 purchase.
Made my way back up the hill past the quarry and through Martinsville, oh look at all the pretty Christmas lights. Up the last hill to my place- all blacked out. Where the hell was the full moonlight?
Cut the main breaker outside. Had to take the Stanley door off the back porch. Shovelled a path to the generator shack. Dragged the machine out and placed it.
Took the 30amp extension cord off the wall where I put it on hooks for storage. Put the little bus bar in place on my makeshift "transfer switch". Moved the landlady's junk out of the way and opened the back window and fed the cord and l-14/30 plug out into the shack. Packed the window with landscape fabric to keep the CO out.
Got a can of gas and filled the fully bone dry and fogged/prepped gas tank. Turned on the fuel valve, moved the choke lever and it fired right up. Let it warm up for a few seconds. At the exact second that I put the plug in the outlet; the entire neighborhood power came back on!!

JCP&L is putting in to the BPU for a rate increase. I made the mistake of watching the Town comittee meeting from 12/13 on TV a couple weeks ago. They were suggesting their own helplessness at the monopoly JCP&L has, and somebody suggested that the townspeople write them 1000 letters. I freakin give up.
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Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:10 pm

Hey Fred, when I was a youngster working at my first job, we had a GMC dually with a 454. That truck was a beast. I'm guessing it was a 1979 GMC. Certainly was lots of fun to drive and show off the power. :lol:
Easily passed other truck but I'm not sure if it could pass a gas station.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee: Last one of 2012

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:02 pm

Dann757 wrote:.................................
At the exact second that I put the plug in the outlet; the entire neighborhood power came back on!!.................



Had that happen to me a few years back. I was running the cable from the generator into the basement to hook up the AA and when I got down there, I heard the circulator kick on. Now how could that happen if we had no electric. Hit the light switch and we had electric. I was pissed and glad at the same time.

Now Dann, with the track record of JCP & L why don't you have a generator gassed and ready to go ????

Marine Stay-Bil in the tank and if not needed, drain the tank in spring and either dump it in the truck or lawn mower and then replace with fresh.


Today I went out to the shed and got the snowmobile out of mothballs for the grandkids to play with. This was put away 2 years ago after our March 2011 trip to Maine. The last gas I got, I dumped in the marine Stay-Bil. Never had a chance to use it last year. So today after I got the gas primed back up, it ran like a champ. I only had about 3 gallons in it but damn, 2 years later........




Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work