Coffee 1-19-2013

Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:02 am

Good morning! Come in, stay a while. There's plenty of coffee & breakfast is coming soon. I'm thinking it's a good day for something hot. Who's up for waffles & sausage?

Brrrrr.... It's 14 right now, but I think yesterday was the coldest day of the year. It never got above 12 & the wind was nasty. I often go from the house to the garage in my T-shirt, but yesterday I wore my coat every time. I feel blessed to be burning the most economical retail fuel! I'm sure some wood burners might be heating for less, but for those that buy fuel on the open market coal sure feels good to the wallet.

I think I'll pack up & take the family out for a restaurant cooked meal this weekend. We don't do that too often, but I got a $50 cash tip this week & feel like splurging. Maybe some fried clams & French Fries....or that fancy French onion soup and a roast beef sandwich. Hmmmmm...

I hope you all have a smooth weekend!
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 1-10-2013

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:11 am

I found a piece of gold at walmart in Buckhorn last night, a nice small block of habbersett's scrapple. Scrapple, eggs and some nice jewish rye this morning in this house. wife finally picked up a reusable filter for the Keurig unit so i can switch back to my folgers and not feel the small pinch in my pocket when a brew a cup. Have a great weekend fella's, Im rootin pats the rest of the year, so damnit Brady beat that murderer.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:07 am

Outstanding breakfast choice Freddy. Holy crap, it's only the 10th?????? I thought???? oh never mind, time is dillusional anyhow ;) Waiting for a fuel tank sending unit for the new plow truck--they said 3DAYS--that was 6 days ago & tracking shows it left Ca. yesterday at 6PM yesterday--ya can't win with these a-holes Rick :mad: Damn it Anthony, now ya got me thinkin about Scrabble. Have a good week-end all. 28* on the hill
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:32 am

18 degrees here, and it is snowing and blowing. I don't think it ever got above 10 degrees yesterday...that wind would make your nose burn. That EFM I installed in my brother's house is sure having an easy life...he averaged 35-40 lbs per day for the week. He has the heat turned down in the second story, but the first floor and basement are cozy. This might be the first EFM that I have to install a dump zone on...the basement floor calls for heat it makes the boiler run for 30 minutes or even longer...after it shuts off the boiler temperature creeps up to 210 or so. There is enough expansion capacity to handle it, but it might cause outfires in the spring.

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Time for my second cup of coffee...thanks Freddy.
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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 1-10-2013

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:36 am

Im gearing up for next week... looks like arctic zone for New Englandlanders ! Get everything in now so as to keep the doors closed (not so much with my kids though :( ) and prepare to hunker down for a few days!
On a side note... did that Celtic's game suk or what :mad: We were SO robbed!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:54 am

Good morning guys,that breakfast will work fine for me Freddy,Freetown one of those save the planet liberal do-gooders found out you burn coal and stopped your order :lol: ,and Anthony no fancy Keurig for me(whats next a girly man stove? :P )I still use a 1950's Fiberwere percolator
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that things still works like a charm.I still don't have the temps like most of you have but It's on It's way for next week.Take care and be safe.Keepaeyeonit

PS Rob you got to love that radiant floor heat :D .
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:06 am

Keepaeyeonit wrote:Good morning guys,that breakfast will work fine for me Freddy,Freetown one of those save the planet liberal do-gooders found out you burn coal and stopped your order :lol: ,and Anthony no fancy Keurig for me(whats next a girly man stove? :P )I still use a 1950's Fiberwere percolator
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that things still works like a charm.I still don't have the temps like most of you have but It's on It's way for next week.Take care and be safe.Keepaeyeonit

PS Rob you got to love that radiant floor heat :D .


easy fella i enjoy my keurig... hot coffee to hot chocolate to hot apple cidar in less the 2 minutes. I enjoy my gadgets. But girly man stove?! :box:
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:15 am

anthony7812 wrote: Im rootin pats the rest of the year, so damnit Brady beat that murderer.


Good mornin'all zero degree's up here -10* last night and new set up is keeping the house toasty, only problem is I can't brew coffee on it :( Anthony, amazing lewis' past was swept under the rug!
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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 1-10-2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:50 am

Morning everybody/ That 10th of month scared me for a sec too Fred. Woke up to a pretty good snow coming down. Prolly about 3" down and looks to be more coming. Been a cold few days here on the coast too. Like my buddy Michael Anthony to the northwest of me, we hung right around 5° all day yesterday and a few below lat night. Wind too so the chill factor was like Rob said, rudolph on the nose! How's that heat exchanger working out on top of the stove MikeA?
Nice clean looking install Rob! That EFM looks right at home there. I set my thermostat on 60° last night hoping the furnace might get a little excersize since I have oil in the tank and its a brand new boiler that needs to run once in a while but, no joy 8-) . The two old Glenwoods held firm. Oh well, that's the way we roll. I think the new indoor storm windows (Indow's ;) are helping the cause. The next time I shut down for a cleanout, I'll let the furnace have a go for a day or two just to burn a few gal off. Don't have to listen to that Driver complaining about my narrow driveway in the snow!

Speaking of snow plowing, someones almost talked me into buying a quad with a plow on it. I'm tempted with all the talk of utility and being useful round the old place. We also have a great system of old railroad tracks that would be cool to explore but I tend to do that on foot with my camera. Any faster and I miss the sights :P . What to do? Not like I have money burning a hole in my pocket, but with my house almost paid for, I do! :lol: I got plenty of projects round here though that could use that money. Then there's the skiff I was lookin at, and the sno go, and the little airplane, sailboat................... 8-)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: baddawg On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:53 am

Just coffee for me Freddy, 32* this morning, not bad at all. Freddy, Do you do that with the date just to screw with FF and I?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:23 am

Scrambled eggs with fried green onion on homemade spelt bread (toast) here this morning. Mmmm.

The wind howled here yesterday and last night. High winds are forecast here non-stop for one straight week, only diminishing next Friday night. I saw the manometer hit 0.12" of water column more than once yesterday evening with the baro damper as open as it can get (that being about half open due to my anti-stick modification).
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:43 am

I looked for the Coffee thread and I'm thinking, "Omigod, nobody posted it this week yet? The world is ending!" Not a problem, just funnin ya, never look a gift coffee in the percolator.
Only 28 here, coal fire held overnight, nice to see the sun out.
I tried to fix a Coleman generator twice before and it beat me. The customer finally gave it to me. Last time I worked on it, I went completely through the fuel system. Fire it up, it runs good for five minutes, then sputters desperately. Decided to try again, thinking it's a swollen needle seat.

Local lawnmower shop had a kit for me yesterday. I had worked on this unit about three months ago, now I find this glop in the carb! :wtf: No idea what it is or how it got there :mad: (" Let's use up American cropland to make ethanol, driving up food prices, we'll put it in gasoline where it will turn into Sterno! Excellent, brilliant! Pass the law immediately!!")
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:48 am

Morning all,
Breakfast sounds great – count me in. Winter finally showed up around here – nothing to compare to you’ll up north but much too cold for the Mid-Atlantic States. We hit our season high low of 25* last night but are expecting a front down from Canada that will give us highs around 30 and lows in the upper teens all next week. After idling the Harman for months I can finally crank that thing up and let it burn. It’s humming along now keeping the house nice and toasty. It’s a good day to be inside.

I’m heading up to Jefferson, MD on Monday to pick up another ton of Blaschak pea coal. I asked about nut coal since I like to mix the two on colder nights but the dealer told me that he could only get Reading coal in that size. I chose not to get the Reading; I’ve found the Reading coal to have more debris and not burn as well as the Blaschak. I was wondering if anyone has heard of a production problem at Blaschak.

The bees are hunkered down – keeping their hive at a toasty 80* despite the weather outside. I stuck a wired thermostat sensor down between the brood frames so I could monitor the internal conditions a little better. A significant drop in temperature will indicate I have a problem and hopefully give me time to correct things before the hive dies. So far it looks like they will make it to spring - for us that’s only 8 or less weeks.

I hope all is well around the NEPA Crossroads. Take care and have a great weekend, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:58 am

I must've time traveled and gone back. We're having coffee and breakfast on the 10th? I thought it was the 19th? Why was I not told about the time shift? ;)

Coffee sounds great. I've been up since 0540. Same time I get up during the week for work. Wife was snoring and cat was being annoying. Then my daughter woke up. I guess it's OK. I plugged my head phones into the computer and fired up Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Not as good as the reboot from 2010 but still enjoyable.

Well, my wife has been complaining about the kitchen sink for about a year. I kept telling her to wait because this spring we'll be doing the entire kitchen provided we get a decent return on our taxes. But we can't wait on the kitchen sink anymore. It doesn't drain. See, it goes into a dry well and that dry well collapsed about two years ago. But it still drained and now the sink is leaking. So, today I've gotta get underneath it see what I'm going to need and then move it over to the septic system. I'm not looking forward to this in the least because it goes to galvanized pipe in the basement. I looked in the drain this morning and it's still full of water, though the sink now is empty. I know once I cut that galvanized pipe in the basement I'm going to take a bath in some rank disgusting water and sludge. Then I've gotta figure out how to move it over to the septic. Which means, the bathroom sink will be unusable as well since both the kitchen and bathroom sink will be on the same riser. Oh yeah, the cabinet that the kitchen sink is in is falling apart too. Tax season can't come fast enough.

I hate this house.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 1-10-2013

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:00 am

Well, it'll be tea for me. I'm off of coffee for now. Tea just seems to be easier on my ol body.
But on top of that, I'll add a few slabs of fried pork roll & eggs :D
I got an Interesting story about Pork Roll (Taylor Ham) from our 83 year old neighbor last week.
She remembers when she was a little girl, her grandfather would always invite his friends over to go hunting in the winter. Well, one of his friends from "up North" brought down this strange round meat product he had invented, for them to try. She remembers he called it "Pork Roll", and his name was John Taylor. He wanted everyone to try his product.

The stores down here do not sell it, but everytime we go back north, we get a few rolls to bring back with us.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice