Coffee 6-22-13

Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:57 am

Good day! There's a fresh pot of Gevalia breakfast blend ready to pour. I had an internet coupon for two cans for $7 delivered. Well, bags, not cans, but the price was right. Well, I thought it was, and perhaps it was still a fair deal, but, I kind of expected the usual 13 oz things..... they are 8 oz each! When did a "pound of coffee" become 8 oz? Anyway.... welcome! Come in , have a good cup or two, we'll make more as needed. Who wants to go out for breakfast?

Ahhhh, summer is here. I think we have finally made it to the time of year we all wait for. No need for any heat, not much need for AC. If we can just keep ahead of mowing the lawn life will be good.

Excuse me while I have a sneezing fit... 2 or 3 times a year I'll sneeze uncontrollably for 5 or 15 minutes....now is one! I'm not counting this time but I'm up around a dozen or so right now.... Ahhh-chooo! I'm on hanky #5. <tears in eyes> Someone hold my coffee for me!

OK..... <snif> I'm going to make it. I had a fun job this week. A guy came in wanting me to CNC carve a sign out of plastic plywood. He's using it to make a rubber mold, then going to use the rubber mold to imprint wet concrete. After the concrete sets up he'll color it. It will be a "welcome mat" for a lumber supply. He says if it works he might have lot's more to do.

This weekend.... clean the Axeman! (or not)

Hug your loved ones.... enjoy the weekend.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:12 am

Morning. Thanks for the coffee. I need it. Woke up at 5 am for some strange reason. Tried to go back to sleep but no go. So here I sit. Debating on whether or not I want to buy Call of Duty Black Ops 2. Just wish I could find a sale somewhere. It's too expensive fro my taste...especially for a cookie cutter shooter that's been done a million times. Oh well....

I've got to run to the MUA today, then I'm off to see Man of Steel with my brother. Haven't seen him a while. Should be fun times.

My step-son graduated middle school yesterday. Went to the ceremony. But I noticed something...since when did they start calling graduations "advancements" and since when did high-school start getting called an academy? Is this more of the political PC bullshit? We're going to have a small graduation party for him next weekend.

Also noticed that none of the teachers at the ceremony have senses of humor. I made a joke and just got dirty looks. Oh well, don't like what I have to say? There's the door.
I'm On Fire
 
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:14 am

Mornin all. I got that coffee cup Freddie :) Nothin on the hill today--maybe put up some hay. Gotta go check that out. Have a good week end all.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:18 am

Good morning. Looks like we are finally going to get some hot weather. My pool has crept up to 71 degrees....72 is my minimum, so maybe today is the day. If the pool wasn't so full already I would put a couple hundred gallons of hot water in it to take the edge off. :)

Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day, and it was a a good thing...I took the afternoon off so we could having a closing at the bank. Naturally my current mortgage company dropped the ball and never sent the payoff documents over...even though I had spoken with them on the phone a few hours earlier and they assured me it would be faxed as requested. Oh well, instead I got the lawn mowed and reorganized the garage & basement with some new racking. Hopefully the bank gets their act together on Monday and we can finally take advantage of the low interest rates.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:21 am

mornin' boys,

Freddy your such a kind host , and always so darn cheerful. Dont know your program, but it kinda seems you got *censored* figured out. Anyway, Ill have to have a cup to go, ummm the good stuff, no cream or sugar. I gotta go to work , Just started digging footers for a duplex im building for retirement income, gotta another half day of digging and then it starts to get expensive, concrete @ $110/yd, OMG. But as you mentioned its summer and its grand. Try some Alevert over the counter allergy medicine, works great for me and my son . Have a great weekend all!
waldo lemieux
 
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:28 am

Just a quick cup and I'm out of here. I'm trying to get buttoned up on a job I took to help a friend that turned into a major PITA.

Second week of the new job down and it's been fun. Nothing like working around 480V while standing in a puddle or insulating A/C lines on a 127* rubber roof. :D

Have a good weekend everyone!
jpete
 
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Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:57 am

Good Morning, thanks for the coffee Freddy, I think since I have to make a run into town, I'll take your suggestion and buy a breakfast.
It was 84 yesterday, and forecast to be 91 tomorrow, so summer is here, right on schedule according to the calendar.
My corn is coming up well, the beans not so well, and something likes my tomato plants, it's leaving the bean plants alone, and eating tomato plants??
So I had to cut a roll of chicken wire up to make cages, got poked several time for my efforts. But the plants will be safe.

I've been getting my '64 TBird prepared to sell. It's a nice, rust free car from Georgia, but it has sat up on a storage lift in the corner of my shop since 2005, last license tab is '05. When I put it up, it had a noise in the differential, so I pulled both axles and then the gear set, the bearings were toast. The local trans shop owed me for some parts and time I'd spent with them on a troublesome Dodge trans, so they replaced the bearings and set up the diff's gearset for me. :) Next was the fuel in the tank, thankfully it siphoned out real easy, and it appeared to have stayed gasoline, and not turned to varnish.
I had a puddle of antifreeze under the engine, a core plug [aka freeze plug] had a pinhole rusting through from the inside. It required jacking the motor up, removing the motor mount to access the plug, that got done.
Then, lowered the lift added fresh gasoline, fresh antifreeze, fresh oil, and a dribble of gasoline into the vents of the carb and turned the key, Nothing.. I jumped the starter solenoid and it turned over,, then I remembered it's a Ford, you have to hold the shift lever firmly into 'Park' to make a switch for the starter circuit.. a two handed starting procedure, and it fired right up!
It was running really rich, so I thought the choke was stuck,, so I looked under the hood to manually open the choke, and there was gas pouring out of the underside of the carburetor.. so I shut it down..
This is a Holly 4bbl carb, with the removable float bowls on each end,, I removed the front one, and the metering block and the problem was obvious, the gaskets had shrunk about 10-15%, stretched against the locating pins and bolts, the holes missing the passageways. I called around and could only find a gasket set for $45, with all the needle/seats, valves mounting gaskets etc etc. not what I wanted.. so I spent two hours making a gasket for the metering block, reinstalled and fired it up again, better, but still leaking.. off comes the float bowl again, and a closer look at the skinny bowl gasket shows a shrunken area that opened up a passageway for the accelerator pump,, and this gasket is too skinny to make by hand,, So I went online and found that there are bowl and metering block gasket sets available.. Hmm.. the next morning I called my local auto parts store, said I don't want a rebuild kit, just a bowl gasket set.. He said, don't have it, never seen it.. I said there were at least two major gasket makers making sets and I found them online,, if it's online he should be able to find and get it.. and sure enough he dug around, and found a set and had it for me that afternoon, $8. ! I guess I only work for $4 per hour, that's what I spent on making the one gasket for the metering block.. :lol:
New gaskets, started right up, and it's a dry carb.. engine sounds good, but what's the 'click or rap',, a lifter ?? NOPE, a blown out exhaust gasket at # 7 cylinder.. I can see the black exhaust leaking out. :mad: I now remember that that was an issue when I parked it on the lift..
So exhaust gasket set is on the way..
In the mean time, the brakes were acting like the power booster was bad, when I parked it, so I looked into the master cylinder, Hmm, dry.. added some fluid and tried to pump it up,, brake moves real slow and won't return on it's own, I have to lift the pedal with my toe.. Hmm.. so I need the master cylinder off to get to the exhaust manifold anyway, so off it comes and it's a mess, took it apart, and the bore is pretty corroded and pitted on the bottom.. and NEW cylinders are available for a $1 LESS than a rebuilt one.. LOL.. So that is waiting for me in town this morning.. I think since I'm so close to the booster, I might take it off and apart while I'm here,, not sure what that slow pedal and no returning pedal is being caused by..
In the mean time I'll try the bolts for the exhaust manifold, they are soaking, and the engine has been run a few times to heat the manifold with the penetrant on the threads.. there are exposed threaded holes that allow the penetrant to be applied on the back of the hole directly on the threads.. THANK you Ford!! We'll see how well the heating/cooling cycles work on getting the ATF into the threads.. [using ATF and Acetone mix]

The car has 8 years of dust on it, but it appears that it will clean up just fine, and I cleaned a few spots on the bumpers and they will clean up real nice too. I have a prospective buyer already, so I need to make it acceptable to sell to a friend. His wife says she has always wanted a '64 or '65 TBird.. the wife wants it, that's 90% of the battle,, so I need to spiff it up for her..
I have to say, i'd forgotten how 'cool' the interior and 'cockpit' style dashboard are, it's a neat car.

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I guess I need to get moving, add a bucket of coal to the AA's hopper, I'm thinking this weekend will be the last one for coal heated DHW.

Have a great day and weekend !!

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

Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:44 am

News flash!! :lol: The damned groundhog that has been digging fresh holes under my barn floor just showed itself getting a little breakfast in the grass next to the barn.. and I saw him.. He didn't hear the upstairs window creep open, and the .218 Bee strikes again.

He's gone, digging away in some afterlife barnyard. One fewer destructive pest around.. Maybe he was the one eating the tomato plants?? There are no deer tracks around the plants or in the garden.. so it has to be a rabbit or the groundhog..

This week: three rabbits and one 'hog. The buzzards will be well fed, unless the coyotes get to the carcasses first..

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

Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:10 am

LsFarm wrote:News flash!! :lol: The damned groundhog that has been digging fresh holes under my barn floor just showed itself getting a little breakfast in the grass next to the barn.. and I saw him.. He didn't hear the upstairs window creep open, and the .218 Bee strikes again.

He's gone, digging away in some afterlife barnyard. One fewer destructive pest around.. Maybe he was the one eating the tomato plants?? There are no deer tracks around the plants or in the garden.. so it has to be a rabbit or the groundhog..

This week: three rabbits and one 'hog. The buzzards will be well fed, unless the coyotes get to the carcasses first..

Greg


I've got a damned 'hog too. I wish I could kill it. Alas, I have no firearms.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:53 am

I'm On Fire wrote:
LsFarm wrote:News flash!! :lol: The damned groundhog that has been digging fresh holes under my barn floor just showed itself getting a little breakfast in the grass next to the barn.. and I saw him.. He didn't hear the upstairs window creep open, and the .218 Bee strikes again.

He's gone, digging away in some afterlife barnyard. One fewer destructive pest around.. Maybe he was the one eating the tomato plants?? There are no deer tracks around the plants or in the garden.. so it has to be a rabbit or the groundhog..

This week: three rabbits and one 'hog. The buzzards will be well fed, unless the coyotes get to the carcasses first..

Greg


I've got a damned 'hog too. I wish I could kill it. Alas, I have no firearms.


Hopefully their burrows aren't too near your house. They're pretty clean animals and don't like the smell of death. Chuck some chicken skins or parts down their hole or maybe some raw eggs. Give it a few days in the heat . . . ;)
VigIIPeaBurner
 
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:51 am

You know now that you say their burrow is under my deck. Very close to my house.

Think I could pour gasoline down their hole and drop a match in it? ;)
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:01 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:You know now that you say their burrow is under my deck. Very close to my house.

Think I could pour gasoline down their hole and drop a match in it? ;)


I've heard that Castor Oil works.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:06 pm

So IOF wants a new house?...
Anyway spent 12 hours in the hospital with the wife...
False alarm...
The OB screwed up big time...
Said she was at 3 cm when she was really at zero...
New OB already picked...
Long walks, bumpy roads and all the rest...
sometime soon...
Mama is gettin' real cranky... :mad:
CapeCoaler
 
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:01 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:You know now that you say their burrow is under my deck. Very close to my house.

Think I could pour gasoline down their hole and drop a match in it? ;)


I heard of stories of the little bastard runnin outta its hole on fire into sheds and garages and burnin the place down. Little chipmunks are hoarding under our sidewalk and tearin up momma's flower bed, bastards stick too close to the house to get a shot off. I gotta make some tuna smoothies (antifreeze) for those suckers. :pepsi:
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:03 pm

Yeah, those chipmunks are a real menace. Much better to live in an asphalt jungle where those problems don't occur.

Nothing like getting back to nature except when nature begins to intrude.
franco b
 
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