Coffee 4-27-2013

Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:53 am

Good day my friends! Come in, come in. Have a fresh hot beverage & clear those cobwebs. I'm thinking a double breakfast for a change. One is cold cereal and fresh fruit. The other is eggs over easy, toast on home made bread, and link sausage. Line left for long life, line right for energy to work hard. It often seems that way to me. If I eat "right" I end up hungry before the next meal. I'm not sure if eating right does much good if you have 7 Snicker bars in between. :)

Finally....sunshine! Still frosty in the mornings but it's getting into the 60's when the sun's high in the sky. This is the first Saturday this year that I can not see snow when looking out the back door. Even the grass is turning green. Speaking of which, I bought tubes for the lawn mower tires. I'm tired of having to add air every week. Maybe that's today's project. Or, (and?) I've got a new carpet for the Geo Metro. I'm not sure if we'll keep it or not, but either way it needs a carpet desperately.

I'm thinking one more week and I'll be shutting the AA down. It served us well this year. I pretty much ignored it & it never hiccuped.

Hope you all enjoy the weekend. Hug your loved ones.
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 4-27-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:05 am

Mornin all. I'm in the OTHER line myself Freddy :) Outstanding coffee as usual my friend. Many things to do today. Have fun everybody. 28* here on the hill & the old Hitzer continues to idle along keeping this old guy real happy :)
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:19 am

Im out of coffee today! :mad: green tea it is! :lol: Its OK because I'm headed to Mass Maritime Acadamy today with my daughter who will be taking her place their next year! :D No clue how I'm ever going to pay for it but we will worry about that later I guess :cry: Im hoping she enlists after she gets a feel for the comradery and disapline their (strait A student her whole life and she has her shyt together more then dad ever did :lol: )
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:50 am

Morning all. Eggs sound good. I'm not much of a cereal person. Feels weird not having to work for a change. I got up early anyway. I don't know what to do with myself. I've gotta change the oil in my truck, last time it was changed was on 8/22/2012. I don't drive it often and it just hit 3000 miles. Then I've gotta go pickup my daughter's Power Wheels Jeep from the store. It was a belated birthday gift. Her birthday is in the middle of winter so we didn't get it for her when it was her birthday. After I get that together and charged up I've gotta get working on the lawn tractor. Gonna pull the head off it today. Once that's done and I can determine what the problem is I can order parts.
I'm On Fire
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:58 am

Good morning boys,how are we doing this fine day?I will take option one for the eats Freddy.Been real busy trying to get a head on my outside stuff camping season is right around the corner and I have a ton of stuff to do this weekend is the line for the dog fence,finish the new flower bed,get the walls prepped for the counter top in Pop's kitchen,and try to get to the Maple festival if I can so take care and have a safe one :) .Keepaeyeonit
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:45 am

A quick cup this morning and it's off to the Boy Scout camp to meet my oldest and do a little fishing.

Hate to be forced to go fishing on a beautiful Saturday morning but these are the duties of a parent. :D

Have a good day everyone.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:51 am

Good Morning.. sunny here today, chance of rain tomorrow.
It will soon be planting time, so yesterday I hooked up my neighbor's 3pt rototiller, 72" wide woods model.. old and beat up, like me! :lol:
The neigbor had never liked it,, said the PTO shaft was too long.. and sure enough, he was right, I shortened the shaft 3" and it still could be shorter.
I think the manufacturer didn't account for the slip clutch option, and used the same length pto shaft with or without the clutch.. :mad:
Rototilling from a tractor seat, with power steering, not having to wrestle the handle bars and not getting beat up if you hit a rock.. what Luxury!.

Tilled two small garden patches, and then went to my neighbor's place and did his garden, he was impressed with the job.. 6' wide swath of smooth
flat, no foot prints soil.. looks downright purdy. :D

More outside work today.. and a few errands..

Greg L
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:31 am

Morning all, ahhhh, little coffee with a pinch of salt! Got plans to pick up my new spray equipment and go "up" state to Benton Shooters Supply and get some parts for my Matthews bow and look over the facility. Gonna rain hard off and on all weekend here in Chattanooga so golf may not happen. Back in the hunt with the house we previously bid on and won. They would not work with us on some problems so we walked away. Now it is back on the market for $10,000 less!!! Your gov. at work? I would have paid $105,000 or more plus closing cost and they refused to budge. Now I have bid in at $3000 over the asking of $99,900.
To show the stupidity, the house went on the market for $114,900 and those people walked away, it came back on the market and we got it for $109,900 and we walked away, now it is back out at $99,900. That is $15,000 less over the last 2 months just because the "system" will not work with people. Totally ignorant, but thank you all if we get it for this price. :)
Have a great weekend everyone, I know it is warming up in NE this weekend.

Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: Sting On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:32 am

I gave up on my tractor mounted renovator - it appeared I lost to many worms - carved them all up by the knives in bits too small to survive

I went back to my 60 year old Areins = yes its a wrestle match - but who else do I have to "wrestle" with these days :oops:
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:00 am

Hi guys, I've been napping late this morning. We were up til 12:30am this morning.
We had to put down one of the neighbors' Black Angus cows last night. She had a difficult birth that went from bad to worse. The calf did not survive, and we put the young mom out of her misery at 9:00PM Friday night.
Then we hauled her to the barn and butchered her up. Took about 3 hours with the proper equipment to hang her up. What was a miserable experience last night, will be steaks on the grill to night. Actually, I'll let mine age a bit, first.

The DVC-500 is shut down again, for the year. Hopefully we have no more cold snaps. I'll soon begin working on installing the 2nd DVC-500 in the front Parlor. This one is for backup purposes, and to have a few more BTUs in reserve.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:32 am

Late start for me this morning. well later than usual.

Was really getting slow at the shop. So slow I was planning on laying off the 2 employees on Friday as I had enough work to keep me busy but nothing for them. Then Thursday and Friday comes around and the customers come in droves !!!! So they get to keep working.

Freddy, the grass may be green but is the ice off the lakes ????

Greg a tractor mounted tiller ???????? Always seen them advertised but never saw one actually do anything. But our garden has been hand tilled by the old 7 HP Troy Built Horse for the last 20 years. Now I get complaints about the ground being too soft. I can actually walk alongside of it like they always showed in the brochures.

Chris sorry to hear about the cow. At least it won't go to waste......

Well time to buff out the bumper I painted late last night. Then install it and get this job done. Then I can pull the other one in for Monday.

Got to get out of here by 12:30 to watch the grandson pitch in his 9U baseball team. Tomorrow is watching the other one play lacrosse. I get tired driving on the weekends. But at least I get to see them play.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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 4-27-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:54 am

Phase 1 of today completed--God I love to see FORUM members/friends work while I take pix toothy --Anything fall off on the way home Bill? ;)
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freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:22 am

Good morning.
Look what sprouted out of the ash pile:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:38 am

Finished up the oils change on the truck. But I gotta ask. Last time I had the oil changed I paid someone to do it. Why is it mechanics use a damn impact wrench for everything? It took me 10 friggin' minutes to get the filter off it was so damn tight. Then I had to use a 1/2" breaker bar to get the oil plug out when it should've only taken a 3/8" ratchet. Look, its not difficult, hand tighten, then 1/4 turn. Not hand tighten then hit with an impact wrench.

I guess that's the price I pay for being lazy.
I'm On Fire
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 4-27-2013

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:52 am

Morning all,

Up and out early so I could beat the crowds to the landfill for the free mulch. I was first in line and had to wait until they loaded the chute with more mulch. Huh? This is a beautiful spring day and of course EVERYONE and their uncle is going to be either there or the Home Depot. I'd think they'd have had it loaded and ready to go the minute the gates opened but I guess that's just me. I was glad to have gotten there early because this is the county's "paper shredding weekend." Yep, bring over any amount of paper you want shredded and watch them do it for no cost. The place was packed.

I finished up my spring lawn and yard routine maintenance this morning - Lawn fertilized, check, hummingbird garden in, check, all azalea beds mulch, check, all other flower beds mulched, check. Now it will be onto special projects like a seating area around DK's fire pit or building an 18 inch retaining walls around the blue berry bushes.

I'm off now to watch the reply of the Nats game on the MLB channel. That's turning out to be a better buy then season tickets. We see any game we want and no commercials. Wahoo!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, Take care, Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea