Coffee 7-27-13

Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:36 am

Good morning! Come in, stay a spell. Share a coffee & a thought. All are welcome. Blueberry pancakes with fresh blueberries! Plenty for everyone...no pushing! Looks like the rain is ending and the sun will be with us for some days to come. I don't know about south of here, but for us in Maine the next week looks like highs in the 70's. Perfect!

This past week I've been trying to do less & less. You see, next week we start a one month vacation & I want to ramp down into it. Ohhh, silliness... you know me, I'll stay plenty busy during vacation. We've got plans for "north camp". A couple new windows, new roof, skylights, central AC. AC? At the cottage? HA! I stumbled onto a brand new dual head split unit 24,000 BTU AC for $500. That bad boy is going in! We don't have enough electric space to drive it though so I'm putting in a giant switch.... we'll have out choice.... hot water or AC, but not both. Hey... we went 25 years with no hot water at all, I'm betting we can suffer through.

Speaking of the north cottage.... don't count on me to make coffee for the month of August. If the neighbors Wi-Fi is working I will, but if it's down I won't have internet. Just in case, I'll leave plenty of coffee....anyone is welcome to flip the switch!

We've got someone staying at the house to care for it and cats. I don't think they make a 30 day cat bowl.

Hope you all have a smooth week!
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 7-27-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:29 am

Mornin all. Nice breakfast choice Freddy:) Vacation huh??? Sounds like you'll be lookin fwd. to getting back home so you CAN relax a little. toothy Hayin sux this yr. but blueberries are takin off like a band of banchees--same weather pattern down this way next week & today. I think I'll break out my cane & visit the Broome County Fair today in Whitney Point, see if I can find me a young twinkie to see me through these GOLDEN YEARS :roll: I mowed yesterday soooo, I'm pretty good as far as chores go. Have a good week end all. Freddy, you & Marty enjoy the hell out of NORTH CAMP. Did you meet up with the tree guy yet?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:52 am

No coffee for the whole month of August? :taz: Don't you have one of those timed automatic machines yet :lol:

Have a great time at the cottage and enjoy your new A/C... Maybe you can hijack the neighbors WiFi if the wind is blowing in the right direction!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404


Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:16 am

Good morning all, AC in a cottage Freddy, I can remember when folks used to go to a summer cottage to get away from the heat of the city. Not saying I wouldn't do the same, once we get used to something it's hard to break away. Thinking back I recall when a local drugstore put in what may well have been the first AC in my town & everyone would stop in & be amazed & back then most all that went in would make some kind of purchase, people felt like it was the right thing to do.
Getting more rain here today & tomorrow so no haying yet, it was looking like 4 days of days but foiled again same here for a great blueberry season, they are bigger & sweeter than I can remember so I'm stocking up while I can. I got 3 what I think are baby heron in the yard almost steady, they can fly but prefer to run around right now odd looking thing with long beak & legs & no tail but getting big fast. Hope everyone has a safe productive weekend.
samhill
 
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Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:28 am

Blueberries! I've been picking. The season is short but the berries are great! I'm getting more today & tomorrow too. I'm having blueberry waffles shortly.

Fred, is that new unit R410 or R22? Is it precharged? What's a dual head? Do you mean heat pump? Be sure to purge & leak test with nitrogen during & after you sweat up your joints. Heck, invite me up, I'll start that sucker up for you! A month away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life, I need that too. :D
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:40 am

Yeah, Freddy, what's that dual head?
Is that 1 outside compressor with 2 indoor evaporators?
If so you scored even better on that deal! :D
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:59 am

The tree man came & check out the job. He's a fairly quiet guy.... he stared at it from the south, then then west, then north & east. He got further away & repeated. Then he says "It's the real deal". LOL He's thinking it's pushing 100 feet tall. Sadly a similar tree right next to it will have to come down too. I figured it might, but left it up to him. Branch by branch they will come down. A mile away is a "stump dump", they will go there. No saving the wood. *sigh* We came to terms & he'll be coming the first week in August.

The AC unit... a Sanyo, R-22, pre-charged. Yes, two inside evaporators, one outside unit (two compressors in it). Oh, yes, it will be done right. It has enough R-22 for 70 feet if run which should work out just right. It will be checked, tested, vacuumed & some refrigerant added if need be. Cap, you want the job? We'll feed you! Coming from the south it's *only* 5 hours from Kittery to the cottage. If There's a spare bedroom with a full size bed. The foot of the bed looks out over the pond. Should I sign you up for the first weekend in August? *smile* I bought line sets, a 25 & a 50. Probably will cut & flare one end of the 50. Only need 35 feet on that one.

Latah!

Fred
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 7-27-13

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:16 am

McGiever wrote:Yeah, Freddy, what's that dual head?
Is that 1 outside compressor with 2 indoor evaporators?
If so you scored even better on that deal! :D



Yep I believe that is what Freddy is talking about. Sort of like those "ductless" air units where you mount the main compressor outside and then pipe the refrigerant to each room where you have an evaporator bolted the the wall, floor, ceiling, etc. I'm sure if this is not what he is talking about, he'll be by later to correct me.

ETA: Freddy already corrected this thread

Finally got the chance to stop in here on aq Saturday morning. NO BASEBALL OR LaCROSSE TODAY for either grandkid. Finally a weekend for me/us !!!!!!!! We don't get many of those. Next weekend we will be in the middle of the Cal Ripken regional tournament in Hamilton Twp., NJ

Today's project is to finish removing the bottom antifouling paint from a 22' deckboat. Customer normally keeps the boat in DE but is going to Lake George, NY next weekend for vacation and he was told that there can be no antifouling paint on the boat or he cannot launch it in their water ?????? 28 hours into this job so far $$$$$$$

Then headed home to finally work on my boat project. GONE FISHING But I have a change in the plans. I got the original boat home and started cleaning her up. Yeah it will need some work but no biggie. Engine works fine after installing a new water pump and thermostats. Then lo and behold I come across another listed on Craig's List that is 10 years newer but has a damaged motor. 1 cylinder is down to 20 psi. it was sitting on a heavy duty single axle trailer. For a really super low price. I couldn't pass that up so I have 2 boats now....... Going to switch motors and put the good one on the newer boat. Then sell the older one for what I paid for the newer one. Should be breaking even and have a newer boat....... :dancing:

Hey Dennis, looking for a bigger boat ????



Rick
Rick 386
 
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:03 pm

I bought line sets, a 25 & a 50. Probably will cut & flare one end of the 50. Only need 35 feet on that one.


Sweat everything possible. Flares leak. There is a solder called Sil Brite 8. It's sort like 95/5 but suppose to be stronger and doesn't require the heat like the sil fos 15%.

I'd love to spend a week in norther ME if I get off from work but I couldn't get all of my tools on the motorcycle! :D
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:13 pm

Cap wrote:Sweat everything possible. Flares leak.


The outside unit demands flares. I suppose I could cut the flares off the inside units and silver braze them. I'll give that consideration. It used to be we just heated & brazed, but now we like to back-purge with nitrogen while brazing. It keeps oxidation from forming inside the tubing. You wanna make the trip, I'll supply the tools. :) Whatya need besides a big hammer? ;)
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 7-27-13

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:09 am

Freddy wrote:You wanna make the trip, I'll supply the tools. :) Whatya need besides a big hammer? ;)


A crescent wrench ;)
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:32 am

Fred, were you gonna do this yourself? Do you have the specialty stuff such as a good vacuum pump, adequate refrigeration hoses for use on the pump or equivalent and a RIGID flaring tool. Extra copper fittings, couplings, long sweep el's, sil fos or stay brite 8 & flux, tube cutter, turbo torch & acetylene, nitrogen cylinder, 230v wire, thermostat & wire etc. And all of the other basic tools. Since your unit is pre-charged, would only need short stubby gauge connectors to check operating pressures and a good thermometer to measure sub-cool temps.

Flare connectors should be ok if Sanyo designed it that way.. You probably will not be able to cut of the male flare, would likely be part of the valve? I'm guessing your line set is 3/8" & 5/8" . Add some refrig oil on the threads or very carefully put anti-seize on the threads without letting any in the tube. Or use the blue pipe sealant like half of all the guys out there. Tip: Change the oil in your pump ahead of time.

Are there many unpaved roads leading back to your camp? And what w/e were you planning?
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:57 am

Cap... I'll PM you. No need to bore the guests! :)
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 7-27-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:28 pm

This ain't boring! Love this stuff. Learning in the process too. 8-) I know at some point my fancy fridge will fail, and I WILL NOT be buying a new one. ;)



Today I got to make a small bomb! :woot: :punk: toothy

Did the job like no other tool can.
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:26 am

Smitty! Are you setting tire beads with starter fluid again? Yikes! I've seen it done.... I also saw one come undone & it's amazing that no one was killed. I do it the Armstrong method.... give me a lever & I'll move the Earth. I even removed & replaced a rear tire on my backhoe! Alone! Having seen it done once makes a big difference, but it's really like any other tire. Let's chip in 50/50 on a tire machine, you can come use it anytime you want!
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