Coffee 5-11-13

Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 4:56 am

The AA is cold, but the coffee is hot. Come on in, pull up a stool & coffee will slide your way. If you don't want coffee, raise a finger & we'll serve up tea....or if you are rude, we'll serve an appropriate finger back. ;) I'm thinking egg in the hole and a few strips of crisp bacon.

Busy, busy time of year. I'm telling people with large projects that I'm booked for the year. Smaller things get done fast & pay better.

Oh my gosh.... my old boss taught me "You get into good habits and good things happen". That saved my butt BIG time this week. I finished upholstering a chair....a complete down to the frame rebuild. The invoice was just over $1,000. When it was finished I wrote the bill, called the client, and then...and then.... I unrolled a $.55 plastic cover from the rollof 100 and put it over the chair. The next morning we get up, have breakfast, feed & water the dogs, eventually go to work, which for me is down in the lower level. I get in the shop & see water on the floor. What the? As I walk closer I see water drops on the cover. When I get to the chair, &%$@ ME BUFFY! There is 2 or 3 quarts of water IN the chair, being held by the cover. I move the chair and remove the cover....carefully... not one drop on the fabric. Giant relief! Even now my heart pitter patters. I can't imagine if I had neglected the cover. So, now I spend half an hour finding the leak. Come to find out, it wasn't a leak per se, it was the dog's water bowl. It's a 3 gallon jug that sits upside down. As the dogs drink it glug, glug glugs & keeps the bowl full. Well, it developed a tiny crack, air entered and all the water leaked out. It found it's way through the floor and into the chair. OK.... it's toilet water for them from now on! ;) Noooooo, Poor dogs. Speaking of poor dogs.... Corky got left out one night & happily spent the whole night on the steps LOL. Goofy guy...he loved it!

Enjoy the weekend!

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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 5-11-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 5:19 am

WOAH! Hey! Everything's still hot & fresh! Guess I gotta be first in line more often. :D Oh, a dog! Hope you don't mind Freddy - I got him all riled up and he's running laps around your house now. HEY LITTLE PUPPY!! :lol:

I see a little drizzle out there at first light. Might be working indoors today.

The mower craze continues .... Here's another one I got recently that I fixed in a couple hours. When ether doesn't light it off, there's definitely an ignition problem. See anything wrong with the middle picture? :lol:

Have a good one.
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When the timing is off by 90°, they don't run. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: KLook On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 6:38 am

Morning all, boy Smitty and I first up, that is a record! I guess I brought the poor weather with me, it is supposed to be wet for the 3rd weekend in a row. And they are complaining about cold here, not me. Working again this weekend and at least next weekend. Hoping to cut it back a little, missed my granddaughters b-day party and my wife turns 50 this weekend. Might have to make a few minutes for that. Thanks for the goodies Freddy, long day ahead.


Nice catch on the water, details, details, details. ;)
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 5-11-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 6:56 am

Ahhhh, coffee--that's just what I needed this dreary, rainy morning. Mornin all. Great breakfast choice Freddy. Hmmmm, a 55 cent life-saver--well played my friend. Not much going on here on the hill. Glad to hear people are staying busy--this is a good thing :) Have a good week end all
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 7:53 am

Morning. Expresso is the choice this morn. After a car check out , the neighbors on the roadhavecalled a meeting with the PP&L about their plan to try and take a 25 fit easement from the road to cut trees so they can put in a 250 kva3 phase power line thru the area ....N F W.... We say! This will be interesting.

Then it's off to Allentown to look at a base burning mica stove! 68 panes :shock:
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 8:13 am

PE---take pix--that sounds nice :)
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 8:49 am

:D :D Finally a little bit of rain....lawn mowing is a "Dust Bowl" situation. I saw the 'acerbic' comment about our good friend Freetown, and was SHOCKED that anyone would find his personality to be acidic......
What do they call someone who is REALLY offensive??? The truth always hurts, but you need to know what the truth is. Perhaps the razor was dull when they were shavin' their legs.........
Not many heating degree days today, and the 25 lbs a day we burn is certainly not an issue.

Fruit trees and Dogwoods sure are magnificent lately; spring gives us enough energy to get ready for the next winter cycle.

Don't forget to call, visit, or make the 'MOMs' in your life KNOW that they are an invaluable part of our lives on the one day dedicated to them in our calender!
Another thought: try to do something nice EVERY day for those who you hold dear. No excuses, guys, tomorrow is THEIR day, all other activities will be right there on Monday.

For those who have not thought about the next winter season's fuel supply, this is a VERY GOOD time to make the call; commitment, or make an order part of next weeks priorities. :idea: :!:
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 9:11 am

I knew the cool dreary weather had to come back,....but the weekend always seems to be it's target ! Seems like a good time to do some under roof projects that the late winter delayed. You know the kind,Smitty Stuff ! PE,that seems to be one hell of a narrow corridor right of way for Transmission Voltage (138 & 345 KV 3 Phase). I know with the Dullard's War On Coal,most Utility Producers are decommissioning the old line fleet coal plants,and as a Band-Aid are installing more Tranmission Tie Lines to move bulk power around to where it's needed. The sad fact is we're way down on Industrial usage that's not coming back. These are the "New Days" for the Power Industry,and Projects like the one threatening your area will be more frequent. Good Luck with your endeavors. I feel a breaker bar calling with a chaser of PB Blaster to loosen those old bolts. Maybe after lunch,I'll have a hot date with a torque wrench.........Damn !!! Take Care,Gang !! :lol:
Hambden Bob
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 9:11 am

We are still waiting here for Mother's Day to ring literally true. Katie was full-term as of yesterday, lost her "plug" as the Doctors call it and is 1 cm dilated so that is another way of saying, Katie is about to blow! Talk about a trooper, it might be our 4th child but she certainly has earned Motherhood these last 9 months.

So far things are good here; the sheep are fat and happy, we are close to being parents again, and it is crazy-busy at work. With some new contracts we are looking at doubling our workforce from a measly 7,000 people to over 13,000 which was what it was during the 1980's hay days. That is a good thing as we need to get people back to work here.

Gotta go though; my 6 year old was chosen to represent her school in an art show and we must get down there soon.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 9:23 am

Hi all, not much happening here in Western Pa just some rain but all in all not to bad.Just got done making Breakfast homemade pancakes(and not from a box)and bacon
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just something about cooking on a open fire that can't be beat. I hope the rain has quit for the day but if not we will just have to deal with it.Take care and stay safe.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 5-11-13

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 9:46 am

Morning all. I was up bright and early and out the door at 7:30. Took my lawn tractor to the scrap yard. That was an adventure. As I was unloading it from my truck it hit a rock, turned to the right and rolled smack dab into the side of a Dodge Ram 1500. Luckily it hit the rear tire and the owner of the truck was cool about it. I made $27 off the tractor. Now I'm sitting outside a movie theater with my son, he wants to see Iron Man 3. The. It's off to get my wife a mother's day present.
I'm On Fire
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: jpete On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 10:03 am

Not much going on today. Up and out for a job interview. Who schedules a job interview for 8am on a Saturday?! Oh well, I'll probably get an offer but I have other irons in the fire so I haven't decided to take it.

I was thinking of cutting the lawn but it's a little wet for that. Guess I'll just hang out and try to finish my final project for school.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 10:22 am

Good Morning, yesterday and today: dark and dreary,, spring rains/showers.. The grass is over ankle high, but wet.. I guess I'll get out the haybine in a day or two.. :mad: :lol:

I almost let the AA go out last week, we had 75* days and 55* nights.. no need for heat, only DHW..
But yesterday it was 60* at 7AM, and 45* at noon.. 40* last night highs in the 40's, maybe hit 50 for the next few days, and a FROST WARNING for Monday night..
Sure glad I ddin't plant yet..
I might get the big tractor out and hook up the plow, I need to turn over about 1/2 acre for a big vegetable garden..
About half for the deer, a quarter for the racoons and ground hogs, and an eighth for the birds.. I might get a few extra meals out of it.. :shock: :mad:

My Pear trees are like FFred's.. No Pears and not a pair either.. :lol:

Thanks for B'fst Freddy,,

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 5-11-13

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 11:22 am

morning all, well if I didnt no better I think we were in the middle of april,rain rain and more rain. sausage and eggs here this am the big rope style sausage mmmm real lucky yesterday got all the grass cut before the pm monsoon rolled in had the old rider in high gear.. well have a good day B.B.
buffalo bob
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Coffee 5-11-13

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat. May. 11, 2013 2:41 pm

well got a cube full of eye-ron.....
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska