Coffee 3-30-13

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:13 pm

Hello everybody. I went out exploring yesterday and today. I found what I believe is an old lehigh & navigation coal mine entrance blown closed in summit hill. See images. There was lots old scrap debris buried under the leaves.
I also found the opening of another mine named Hacklebernie Mine. See image.
Lots history to discover out there.
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Indian Steps leading to top if mtn.
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Old sign and other scrap debris
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:10 pm

Watch your step! Looks like a neat place to explore, but I would hate for you to find an old air shaft the hard way.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:10 am

Hey everyone - give a click to that Administration Control Panel in the upper left hand of your screen. :funny: Nice one Richard! ;)




Damn this friggin' weather!! :mad3: :mad2:
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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 3-30-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:20 am

Damn attack dogs :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:03 pm

That sounds like one of Smitty's bikes on 85% Ethanol. :mrgreen:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:41 pm

009to090 wrote:That sounds like one of Smitty's bikes on 85% Ethanol. :mrgreen:


Good lookin dog!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:39 pm

Who knows anything bout those steps? I would bet back in the 1930's when the Switch back train was a tourist attraction in Mauch Chunk, the steps lead to an over look. There were no trees back then as most mountains were bare due to the lumber industry.

EDIT: I just found out from the Mauch Chunk Historic Society, the steps were for the coal miners to access the mine. Not a tourist thing...

I walked the steps to the top. They lead to a 2nd set of steps which lead to the top if the mountain.

2nd set below.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee 3-30-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:10 pm

Did I say damn this weather? :mad:

Picked a fantastic day to tackle this project - 35° for the high with 30 mph winds. :roll: Flowers are poking through the soil, but aren't opening - can't blame them!

Anyway, finally started the bumper swap on the Marquis. A BIG THANKS to RICK for making this happen. I now have a genuine PA bumper that's a lot less rusty. 8-)

Started painting the inside of it in the greenhouse, but lost my heat source (the SUN). Shall pick this up where I left off tomorrow. Paint don't like to dry when it's 30° ....
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Guess which one is from MA? LOL. It actually looks real good in this pic. Can't see the rot holes all around the frame. Feels like it weighs 10 lbs less than the PA one!
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Should keep the rust back for another 20 years.
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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 3-30-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:47 am

What da heck is this white stuff all over the ground???
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 3-30-13

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:43 am

Same crap on the ground up here. I am having some lumber delivered today for a project with my 5 yr. old son, hopefully the sun comes out but it doesn't look good!
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 3-30-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:03 pm

Most of our snow is gone, finally, except for north-facing shady areas of the house, barn, and the big trees. Still 6" + behind the barn. Sun never gets over there.
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 3-30-13

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:40 pm

SMITTY wrote:Did I say damn this weather? :mad:

Picked a fantastic day to tackle this project - 35° for the high with 30 mph winds. :roll: Flowers are poking through the soil, but aren't opening - can't blame them!

Anyway, finally started the bumper swap on the Marquis. A BIG THANKS to RICK for making this happen. I now have a genuine PA bumper that's a lot less rusty. 8-)

Started painting the inside of it in the greenhouse, but lost my heat source (the SUN). Shall pick this up where I left off tomorrow. Paint don't like to dry when it's 30° ....




Missed this post last week.

Glad I could help you out there Smitty. It's just a shame that we didn't have any time to sit down and shoot the breeze a bit. But as you know we were on a mission to get way farther north. And we did need the extra time. The guy following us in his Ford F 150 lost a coil pack near Portland. Lucky for us we know the head of NAPA Maine who directed us into an open Ford Dealership who could look at it the same day. 2 hours later he was back on the road.

So now it looks like we will have to start carrying a scan tool with us for on the road diagnostics....

That is probably the farthest I have ever driven for a parts delivery. Wonder if that will pass IRS regulations ????


If we had the space and time, I could bring some black rocks with me..............




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