Coffee 6-8-13

Coffee 6-8-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 5:38 am

Come in off the porch & get out of the rain. The coffee is perking and even a pot of tea. Someone donated one of those stainless steel Chinese restaurant teapots so the tea will stay good & hot. It's going to be a busy weekend so let's place an order for a workman's breakfast.... Pancakes, two eggs, two sausage links, homefries and home made toast. Mmmm, if I were a dog I'd be drooling.

If you need me I'll be in front of my sewing machine all weekend. I'm reupholstering a 30 foot boat, all new cushions & pads. It's normally a 5 or 6 day job. I told the boatyard I needed the boat on site. It's going in the water on the 21st. Plenty of time. NOT.... They delivered it to me Thursday evening and said "You get the patterns made, we'll be back Monday so we can start our work on the boat." Yikes! They didn't realize that I need the boat after the cushions are completed. The last thing I do is add the snaps. I must have to boat to position them. SO, guess who must have the boat done by Monday morning? Yup.... I worked 16 hours yesterday & will be at the sewing machine before this ink dries. Hey.... it'll be a good payday and, I get next week off!

I hope you all stay dry & have a decent weekend.
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 6-8-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 6:10 am

Thank goodness we got Marty here to cover breakfast:) Mornin all. Sounds like an outstanding boat job Freddy. Can't ya just GUESS on the snaps? toothy-- I've got a couple bush hog jobs when & if this rain ever ends--it's been real nice & gentle for the past 3 days which the water table needs big time. I guess I'll put some more stove black on the Hitzer until I run out of this IMPERIAL stuff--I'm up to around 6 coats--other then that, I got nothing. Have a good week end people
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 6-8-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 6:54 am

Cold and rainy here. Still burning coal...Sometime today I need to remember to change the ash tub in my has been 7 days and I almost forgot about it.

Other news...we are expecting a baby boy in early November. :D He will be our second boy, and they will be 2.5 years apart.
Rob R.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 7:08 am

Gentle rain - whats that?? We had over 4.5" yesterday and it wasn't gentle most of the day! We have a gravity drain in the one corner of the basement that runs to daylight in the ditch by the road and there isn't too much pitch to it to get it there. But yesterday the water level in the ditch was so high that the water was coming back into the basement rather than running out! Wasn't too much water fortunately only about 1/4" that crept across the floor slowly so I was able to keep ahead of it, but I need to figure someway of changing the elevation on the end of that pipe near the road.

Overall we didn't make out too bad, basement is drying out with a couple fans, didn't lose power so the sump pumps kept running and no trees came down for me to clean up.
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 6-8-13

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 7:13 am

Enjoyed next week off Friday after your labors this weekend. Freetown Fred keep rubbing and by the way where did you get the Imperial stove black from!? Congratulations to you and your wife Rob. I am toasting your good fortune with a fresh cup of coffee out of a Sunbeam vac pot I got from somebody, just can't remember who ;)

I'm sure glad I got to most of the flowerbeds already. Finished ripping the sod off the last one just before this rainy spell started. Even managed to get the 28 foot fiberglass ladder out to clean the balled up catkins out of the downspout holes in the gutters. There is lots of oak and black birch trees around the house and when the catkins fall on the roof roll around in the wind they look like wigs without heads hanging in the gutters. Only one way to get them out :mad: :mad: :mad:
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Coffee 6-8-13

PostBy: jpete On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 7:25 am

I'll have a cup to celebrate my last weekend as an unemployed slob. :)

I'll be starting the new career in HVAC on Monday morning. It's going to be weird having a place to go everyday but I think I'll get used to it. :D
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 6-8-13

PostBy: Cap On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 7:29 am

Hello Everyone!
My son and I are heading out momentarily for a week of adventuring touring thru the Atlantic Maritime mainly Nova Scotia. First stop, tonight, Saint John, NB. Tomorrow we catch the 12p ferry to Digby, NS. From there, no solid plans. We camp and tour. Will visit Halifax and enjoy some night life Later in the week, work our way to Cape Breton Island to drive the Cabot Trail before heading back toward home. It should be a good week. Especially since we have two drivers.
Take care everyone.
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Jeep packed and ready for travel
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee 6-8-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 7:45 am

Good Morning everyone, no rain here, and I'll like a day of gentle rain, the gardens and fields could use a drink.

Hey Freddie, make sure that slave-driver boss you work for pays you overtime for those LOONNGG days !! :D

Hey Rob: Congratulations on the upcomong addition to the family!! It's good to have a younger and older brother to grow up together.

Freetown: When you get done 'polishing' your Hitzer, come on over her, I have a couple of cars that REALY need some polishing ! :lol:

Clear skies right now, looks like a few clouds on the horizon, but no forecast of rain.

I'm heading over to the next town to a car show, taking the 1925 Pierce Arrow touring car. gonna be a chilly ride, it's only 54* right now.
I've never gone to this show before, but the proceeds are for a good cause, so I'll go and help out.

Have a great day and a great weekend everyone.. Cap, drive safe !!

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

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 8:18 am

Vig, got the Imperial at a lil hardware store local--Nice Rob, my best to Mrs Rob, Ivan's gonna have a lil bro. LOL Greg, I know you gotta have a duster, old leather pilots cover & scarf---lookin good dude:) Wish I was goin with ya Cap. Hey Jeff, bout time you got your over educated, young ass back to work ;)
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

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PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 8:23 am

Hey Everybody! Congrads are in order Rob! You did it again :lol: Just got the word our ball games got cancelled. They were in Malone. For those of you that don't know, that is more than an hour west of our guy Rob. Guess that means you won't be seeing me today. Next time. Leaves me with nothing to do. HA! Got a village wide garage sale going on. Got to drag all the tables and stuff out and make some money :) This small break in the rain will give me time to do a little yard work and bush hog the back field. Man! Stuff grows so fast when it rains.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520, 700, Van Wert 800 GJ 61,53
Baseburners & Antiques: Magic Stewart 16, times 2!
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck
Other Heating: Slant Fin electric boiler backup

Re: Coffee 6-8-13

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 8:47 am

Good morning all,

Don't forget to take some pics and post them, remember the rules of posting. . ., pics, post pics. .....

Rob R,
Congrats on the new addition coming to your family.

Freetown Fred,
After your done polishing for LsFarm don't forget to stop in my house to polish my stove collection. Your not going to brush hog in the rain? When I was growing up on the farm it seems like every time it rained I was elected to go fix the fence in the back forty, not that we had cows getting out but go fix it anyway. Hmmm.

Sounds like your going to have a great time. Enjoy.

Congrats! I hope the new job is everything you hope it will be. Keep us up to date. Again, congrats.

Is the water in the ditch flowing or is it standing water? A trick old timers would use was to use the flow of the water in the ditch to their advantage. The end of the pipe entering the ditch would be angled in the direction of the flow of water in the ditch. The pipe would be with the flow and not against it. When the water in the ditch would become high it would still pull water out of the basement due to the suction created by the flow of water past the end of the pipe. It does work, I have experienced it first hand with my previous shop. Maybe you could add an elbow to the end of the pipe. Not sure if it would work but worth a try.

This weekend will be a working one as well. I just had a customer sign his contract to completely restore his antique kitchen. I usually don't do work outside my shop, however, this customer has been a long standing great customer and I do all of the restoration work on his late 1600's homes. It is always nice to replicate the detailed wood work in his houses. He has been bugging me for the past five years to restore his kitchen cabinets and such back to original condition. So, I now have over thirty cabinet doors in the shop with a few more to come. This project is going to take me over a month to complete. I still have online orders coming in that will have to be produced and sent out so it will be an interesting and hectic month to two months.

I'm not suppose to be home right now, my wife and I have a road race this weekend, however, she is currently very sick with the flu so we have decided to pull from the race. This is a bummer since we race this particular race every season. I already contacted the race director so other runners can use our tags to run the race. It is a good thing the coal stove is still online. Since my wife is sick she is also cold so I bumped up the burn rate on the stove to help her keep warm. I guess this works out ok, after I post this I will be in the shop working and checking on the wife making sure she doesn't kick the bucket on me. I hope everyone has a good and productive weekend.

The snowman.
the snowman
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: Coffee 6-8-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 8:56 am

Scott, sorry to hear that the baseball games got cancelled. I even cleared my schedule so you could stop by for "shop talk" and maybe have you tune up my EFM. :)

F.Fred, if you are going to be hitting the road with a custom polishing business you might as well head North...I have a job list that will keep you busy for a while.
Rob R.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 6-8-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 9:53 am

:nana: to the whole bunch of ya :clap: toothy Getting tired of this stove black venture--she's lookin a lot better
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freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 6-8-13

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat. Jun. 08, 2013 12:56 pm

HI all,

It's still raining here, sprinkling on and off. Not much going on because of the weather. Anyone ever had Novocain for a root canal and not have your lower lip and chin wake up after a week? The Endodontist (root canal guy) says it happens and it will work itself out if we wait a few days. I'm wondering how many is a few days since this is going on 10 now. It's weird, the area feels as if it's coming out of the numbness but never does - the tingly feeling is pretty much always there. The internet says it happens occasionally and is often caused by an infection caused by bruising on the mandible nerve. I had the Dentist give me some antibiotics but that doesn't seem to be helping so far. Waiting is not my strong suite.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and gets something done on the to do list. Take care, Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 6-8-13

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun. Jun. 09, 2013 8:49 am

Wow, here it is Sunday Morning already! Looks like everyone is taking full advantage of the beginning of summer, and getting jobs/chores done.
Now that the heating season is behind us, we can think about keeping cool. But so far this year, I have not needed to install the window A/C units, a huge savings on electricity.

Wow, when Andrea passed us by, we got about 6 inches of rain in 24 hours. Most of that dropped in 1 hour as the eye went by us. Lots of flooding where there has NEVER been any flooding.

Hey Freddy, my brother had all his cushions rebuilt in his speedboat, and yes, the guy needed the boat on site for a week. The seats really came out good! That is an ART :up:

Rob, congrats!!!! We all expect a see-gar, when he arrives. Or at least a Bulk-rate box of black diamonds ;)

I just finished a 2 year in-the-making rebuild/restore of a Stihl 090. The largest single-man saw that Stihl has ever made.
Heres the video of the first start-up...
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice