Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:29 am

This ... at least for me ... will go down as the LONGEST winter in history. Seems to be draaaaaaaaging by. :cry: There is something deep in my soul that was never meant to live this far north, for a myriad of reasons. ;)

Was just down the basement last night taking inventory of the coal supply. I might need to open another pallet before the end of the year - wanted to make sure all the nut was out of the basement for next season. Hopefully I'll get that boiler down there by then. Now the frog has room to get out of the sump! Yep - he's still kickin' after a year and a half!

Which reminds me, I've got alot of nut out back I need to get rid of. If anyone in central MA needs some, shoot me a PM. $300 a ton & I'll even follow you home with it if you don't have a truck, as long as you don't live east of Westboro. Past there is a foreign country that I have no business being in, much like NYC. :lol:



Time to fix the Maytag! Part came in yesterday. Wife has a MOUNTAIN of clothes that's rivaling my ash mountain ..... :shock:
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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, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:47 pm

Keepaeyeonit wrote:
Rob R. wrote:How many miles are on that beast? Do you have a bearing puller to get the old carrier bearings off?
Rob,I have the old ones off and the new ones on(I can't believe that thing didn't blow up,I could put .042 shims between the housing and the cup :shock: ) but I broke the speed sensor off so I'm off to get a new one,the truck has 293,000 with 193,000 of them with a 120HP chip in the truck 9000# curb weight plus I pull a 5th wheel camper.I still have the stock clutch,and u-joints on the rear drive shaft if you can believe it but this truck has been a great vehicle it just keeps going and going :) but the sheet metal is rotting off :( .Keepaeyeonit

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You didn't mess around! Good thing too, that carrier must have been walking all over the place.

I'm thinking that differential has gotten pretty warm on multiple occasions...overpowered + towing = hot differential. I'd run 75w-140 in it if you don't already.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:55 pm

Yes,Mobil 1 75W-140 :D ,I run Synthetic in everything but the motor.
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump


Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:08 pm

Keepaeyeonit
Yes,Mobil 1 75W-140 :D ,I run Synthetic in everything but the motor.


Trying to learn something here. Why don't you run synthetic in the motor?
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:35 pm

I have never run syn in that motor,I change the oil at 10,000Mi's and use Delo 400 15w-40 which I think is a good oil for my application and after 293,000Mi's the oil pressure is well within factory specs.When I was a mechanic for a cement company I ran that oil in Mack dumps(all city driving) with oil changes at 25,000 using oil analyses and filter changes at 15,000Mi's, could of went 5,000 to 10,000Mi's more without any trouble so if you use good oil you should be fine.For automotive gear box applications(manual trans,transfer case,and diffs) synthetic is by far superior to conventional oils.Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:44 pm

Gotcha.
You're talking about a diesel engine. I wasn't aware of the Chevron Delo 400 SAE 15W-40 oil but I'll look for it next time I change the oil in my tractor.
Thanks for the tip!
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:55 pm

I highly recommend Amsoil for everything - diffs, trannys, lawn mowers, motorcycles, etc. Pricey but worth it. The stuff just plain holds up to unbelievable heat & abuse, 8-)
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, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:05 pm

Yes Smitty,Amsoil is at the top of the synthetic oil chain thats for sure. Coalen,sorry yes it's a diesel and that oil has never let me down running it in trucks and heavy equipment for years.I have been out of the field for 3 years now but I know they have been messing with the oils :mad: to keep up with the new emission *censored* on these new motors so only time will tell. Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:16 pm

Amsoil was reporting lots of oil dilution problems with the new ones. The emission crap is beating the hell out of he oil with fuel contamination, so they had to cut back on their recommended change interval.

http://www.amsoil.com/news/2010_march_m ... ection.pdf



A tune will fix all that crap, if it's '09 or older. My ol' man had is '09 D-max tuned to get rid of the stupid assed PF in the exhaust that would plug solid every 3k miles like clockwork, requiring a $200 dealership visit each time. Tune got rid of all that, and the truck picked up 3 MPG!! Another dumb-assed government system for ya ... :roll:
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, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:40 pm

Hello Everybody,
Took a hike today. Little cold but the ground is frozen & ice/snow is gone so not a bad day. I always wanted to hike down into a ravine from the top of Broad Mtn. There is a stream which starts at the top named Jeans Run. Very natural and difficult to access. A truly natural Brooke trout stream. Check it on Google Maps using the terrain settings 40.892169,-75.777941

Would you believe I ran into a dozen Korean hikers from Philly 4 miles from the parking lot? They were up on the main game land road having a hot lunch! Quite a scene. Mostly senior types all decked out with hiking poles & North Face clothing.

Anyways, have a great week everyone.
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:47 am

What happened to the early Spring? It's snowing this morning!


A Maytag project..... have fun! Ours is a Whirlpool. Last time I was into it I replaced bearings, belts & gaskets. After 18 years it developed a chirp & a squeal. The new parts cured it & that was 4 or 5 years ago. I hope it goes another 18.
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, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:14 am

Freddy wrote:What happened to the early Spring? It's snowing this morning!


A Maytag project..... have fun! Ours is a Whirlpool. Last time I was into it I replaced bearings, belts & gaskets. After 18 years it developed a chirp & a squeal. The new parts cured it & that was 4 or 5 years ago. I hope it goes another 18.

Amazing that you could fix it! Most white goods these days seem programed to quite a couple of weeks past the warrentee date. ;) Hope she keeps aggitatin for ya Freddie!
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:19 am

SMITTY wrote:This ... at least for me ... will go down as the LONGEST winter in history. Seems to be draaaaaaaaging by. :cry: There is something deep in my soul that was never meant to live this far north, for a myriad of reasons. ;)

Was just down the basement last night taking inventory of the coal supply. I might need to open another pallet before the end of the year - wanted to make sure all the nut was out of the basement for next season. Hopefully I'll get that boiler down there by then. Now the frog has room to get out of the sump! Yep - he's still kickin' after a year and a half!

Which reminds me, I've got alot of nut out back I need to get rid of. If anyone in central MA needs some, shoot me a PM. $300 a ton & I'll even follow you home with it if you don't have a truck, as long as you don't live east of Westboro. Past there is a foreign country that I have no business being in, much like NYC. :lol:



Time to fix the Maytag! Part came in yesterday. Wife has a MOUNTAIN of clothes that's rivaling my ash mountain ..... :shock:


One advantage if Kim on the road traveling is the washing is down to one or two loads a week. That would a day if she's home. She asked me on skype last night if that was the same blue shirt I had on yesterday! NO way Hon, you know I have lots of navy blues. ;)
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:49 am

It's a kidney stone weekend...
Poppin' oxy and other good stuff...
3 days of that and i'm done waitin'
Pain is back to the point of goin' back to the ER...
Kids are off at the 'rents...
Time to blast the stones...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:00 am

CapeCoaler wrote:It's a kidney stone weekend...
Poppin' oxy and other good stuff...
3 days of that and i'm done waitin'
Pain is back to the point of goin' back to the ER...
Kids are off at the 'rents...
Time to blast the stones...

Oh man sorry to hear that Cape! I did that sonic blaster in the water deal one time along time ago. I remember feeling like I was passing a bowling ball and looking at this tiny little KS :shock: . The Oxy will be the ONLY saving grace. ;)
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range