Coffee 3-9-2013

Coffee 3-9-2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:19 am

Good morning! The smell of fresh ground coffee is in the air. Ahhhh, good stuff. Come in, pull up a stool & join us for a Jo & a chat. I think we'll have a varied menu for breakfast.... you order it, we'll make it.

How many hours in a day? 23 if you're talking tomorrow. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead tonight. It's always a killer for me. It doesn't bother me in the Fall, but losing that hour messes with my system every Spring. It takes most of the summer to get over it!

It sure was nice to live in Maine yesterday...or conversely, it sure must have sucked to live in MA. They got monster clobbered with snow! Smitty.... can you see out the front door? CT too I hear. Here it was the nicest day all week and they say a beautiful weekend.

Uncle Bill set off the door alarm this morning. We got woken up at 3AM. He was outside on the front steps. He was up, dressed, ready to go. I let him be, he wasn't going anywhere, but Marty thought he'd get a chill so she opened the door & said good morning. He said he was on his way to buy a new car. Yaaaaa, OK. I told him to sign a check and I'd go get one for him. He ordered a Rolls Royce. Yippee! Oh, wait... I haven't seen the check appear....don't think he can quite swing a Rolls.... I know his bank account. I fear he'd be about $350,000 short.

OK.... I hope you all have a fine weekend. If you got snow, I hope it melts fast. Hang in there.... Daffodils & robins can't be too far off.
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 3-9-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:37 am

Outstanding coffee as usual Freddy. Not a damn thing going on here on the hill this week-end but as we all know, that could change in a heart beat. We had a couple inches & that's just fine with me. Hell, even Uncle Billies got cabin fever set in, amongst other things I suppose.--Have a good week end all. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 3-9-2013

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:00 am

mornin' everyone...
just coffee & a bowl o' raisin bran for me today off and running....

a few things on my list for the day include a work day at church to put up and config a security camera on the side where the AC units were stolen, change oil in my truck, stop in to pay my respects at a viewing, change the oil on the spousal units car if she is here long enough for me to work on it, make some sort of 8' tall bedframe for my kids play coming up, pick her up at rehearsal, make another scenery frame for a different production, take her to that rehearsal, get a tire to the shop for them to find a leak and fix it, clean out some leaves from around the house and if i have time clean up the workshop a little.
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 3-9-2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:20 am

How's everyone doing so far this week?Hay Freddy since you guys are car shopping I will PM a list of options I would like on my new one ton :D,all joking aside I"m glad to see your alarms are working.Dad told me that he is moving next week but I"m not finished with the down stairs yet so hopefully I can get the second coat of paint,the moulding up,and the furniture put back by tomorrow but it will be a couple more weeks on the cabinets and counter top.I have a lot work to do so have a productive week,a safe week and try to have some fun in the process :) .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 3-9-2013

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:42 am

Good morning all, just a cup or maybe fur for me I got to let my son know that my van had a load of auction bound stuff in it. We were out at a nursing home with our stray dog that became a therapy dog & believe it or not when WE came home I pulled into the garage & didn't notice the difference between a white ford van & a red dodge ram (pick-up was mine for many years). My son swaps on occasion when a van would be more useful but if he has much to haul it ain't gonna work this time :lol: . Hope everyone has a good productive day.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 3-9-2013

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:38 am

Good coffee as usual Freddy, nice to beat the crowd this morning! Getting ready to go to work and load the stove for the 12 or 13 hrs. I will be away. Three yrs ago I couldn't start a fire with coal and now I can't stop it, thanks to all my friends here a sincere thank you. :bighug: Freddy, you have made uncle Bill feel like a million bucks, no pun intended, may we all see the good as he does. Have a nice week all.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Coffee 3-9-2013

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:49 am

After a nice breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, coffee, and our signature homemade spelt bread I headed out to change the headlights in the Chevy Aveo. With the simple snap out and snap in newfangled headlight bulbs that should be about a 5 minute task, so while I'm changing the one thats burned out I'll just change the other as well (figuring that it has to be near the end also). Well as it turns out they are changed from the inside only, wherein access to the drivers side bulb is completely blocked by the battery, and access to the passenger side bulb is completely blocked by the air intake filter canister. Everything is metric and getting rusty to boot. And if that wasn't enough the bulbs didn't come out once I disconnected the wire harnesses. There were some weird bulb orienting spring/wire contraptions twisted around each bulb and then screwed down. It takes a Philadelphia lawyer to figure out how these odd spring/wire contraptions go back in properly once they are removed. Unfortunately I'm not a Philadelphia lawyer, so for me what should have been a menial 5 minute task turned out to be a frustrating time indeed. Well, here it is nearly one and a half hours later, and I finally have it back together (right I hope). Both headlights are back in action and working again. I hope they outlive the car.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Coffee 3-9-2013

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:11 am

Wow what an awesome day out here in pennsyltucky... blue sky and a sunshine that would easy to light up some sun burns. Today feels like the first day of spring. I have 2 beautiful red cardinals nesting outside the house on the spruce tree. Nightshift weekend, kind of nice from the hecktick dayshift rat race. Speakin of vehicle attention, my drivers side turn signal on my pickup wont work unless i tilt the wheel up so im thinkin some pins are loose on the multifunction switch we will see. I usually tap my boot on the side of the rocker panel to keep as much snow out of the truck as i can but last time my boot went into the rocker.... damn liquid rust they put on the road. So that will be a warmer weather repair. Hope all you guys up north catch a break soon, i know im ready for 60's and 70's .
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 3-9-2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:21 am

It's turning out to be a beautiful day! Full on sunshine and well.... 36 feels warm!

Wow, everyone is busy busy with little projects. Must be Spring. Headlight bulbs...some will drive you to drink! I have a buddy with an Aveo. He whined about having to remove the battery to replace a bulb. Crazy tight designs. Also, I hear those new "blue white" bulbs are So expensive, they are put in with special bolts that only the dealers have the tool for. It's so thieves can't easily steal them. I don't like those stupid bright ones anyway. Bahhhhh
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 3-9-2013

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:32 am

Freddy wrote:It's turning out to be a beautiful day! Full on sunshine and well.... 36 feels warm!

Wow, everyone is busy busy with little projects. Must be Spring. Headlight bulbs...some will drive you to drink! I have a buddy with an Aveo. He whined about having to remove the battery to replace a bulb. Crazy tight designs. Also, I hear those new "blue white" bulbs are So expensive, they are put in with special bolts that only the dealers have the tool for. It's so thieves can't easily steal them. I don't like those stupid bright ones anyway. Bahhhhh


its a little more difficult than the pre 97 style f150 but only a small tug on a locking bracket and an allen bolt the whole damn shabang comes out... filimant style still and both are good. Found when i tilt the wheel the bulb will work and when i lower the tilt it wont. Points that at the multifunction. HOPE its just some loose pins or connectors. things are like 100 bucks.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 3-9-2013

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:38 am

There's a strange,glowy thing in the Eastern Sky and it seems to be coming right at me ! It's causing warmth,and a definite change in my mood ! I don't remember seeing it before,but something tells me I've experienced better times because of its presence.........I'll keep you posted...Meanwhile,back to cooking a stove-full of Doctor recommended Bacon & Sausage ! :smoke:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 3-9-2013

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:56 am

Getting a slow start here today. About to pour my second cup after finishing my 3 egg omelet that turned into scrambled eggs when I tried to fold it. :)

Oh well, eggs are eggs and they're even better with the right amount of Frank's Red Hot. :lol:

Always plenty of projects to do but the one that moved to the top of the list last night was the cracked battery terminal on the truck. Apparently it went from "cracked" to "broke" on the ride to the kids wrestling practice.

Came out of the gym and I had nothing, no lights, no radio....kaput. Opened the hood and the positive cable was lying on top of the battery. It had jumped off on the ride down. Could be worse, I could have had a car-b-que with all the kids in the car so I'm not going to complain on this one.

Enjoy the nice weather this weekend. Spring is comin!
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 3-9-2013

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:47 pm

Freddy wrote:It's turning out to be a beautiful day! Full on sunshine and well.... 36 feels warm!! ...............................



Well let it continue to get warm up there now. Got in my 600 miles of riding the sleds in your wonderful state so I am good for the year. Let the warmup begin !!

We were in quite the dilemna last Wednesday as we were in Greenville, well actually on Prong Pond. We were hearing these reports of that big snow storm a coming. And it being a coastal event, would have severely hampered our ride home. So Thursday morning, the drivers got up early to watch the doom and gloom weather channel. The decision was made that we had to leave Thursday morning or we would not be leaving until today. Seems like we made the right decision. Yesterday's radar images showed heavy snow and weather along our entire route. And the final decision maker was that the snow was not going to hit anywhere north of Portland.

It always sucks coming back home and then playing catch up on the work not done while I was gone...... So I am working today. :mad:

Thanks for the left over coffee.



Rick
Rick 386
 
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 3-9-2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:52 pm

Rick...glad you had a good time & a safe trip. Sorry it was cut short, but, better than driving on nasty roads.
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 3-9-2013

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:35 pm

Thanks for the joe freddy. quick bowl rice chex, and another joe to go, went got another half ton coal, should be it for this season. Then over to friends where baler sits, finish removing out parts in chute, already for blasting. Came home, bite of lunch, then to grocery store for fixins for making split pea & ham soup tomorrow. Looking on internet to find some more bearings for baler. Got up to about 50* here today, tomorrow supposed to be the same, guess bucket with soapy water, and wet dry sandpaper and start sanding pieces and parts for baler that i want to repaint. hopefully get enough dome to prime some, and give coat of paint.

Well took some of tax return, bought a little something for fall turkey season, Rem 700,.243, bushnell banner cf500 scope. Only thing i haven't gotten yet a wild turkey.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed