Coffee 8-17-13

Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:09 am

Good day friends & neighbors! Come in, come in, make yourself comfy & we'll pour you all the coffee you can stand. Breakfast on the road this morning.... we came home last night....laundry, more tools, open some (not all the) mail. In about 5 minutes we are headed back up north loaded for bear. I'm not sure if the dogs can fit in the van. Corky might have to pull in, but back out.

Finally, after all these years we found out why the roof at Ebeemee (north cottage) leaks..... birds! Honest to God..... once in a while a beetle will crawl into the boards of the roof and, dum, dee dum dum...along comes a woodpecker "Hey, what's that I hear? I think it's lunch!" Rat-tat-tat-tat & "Mmmmm, good stuff, oops, sorry about the tiny hole in the shingles!". Arghhhh! So, along with the new roofing I'm thinking computerized sound detectors and a servo motor driven 10 gauge shotgun turret with motion detector auto laser sights and, and, and... I dunno.... more!

The weather is looking perfect, even if a tad cool for this time of year. Usually if we go north for 2 weeks in August we might have a wood fire once, if that. For the most part it's hot & sticky....hence the AC I'm installing.... but this year, every single morning, save one, I have had to light a little fire to get it over 60 in the camp. The days have been nice, but windy as heck! The next two weeks look to be a little warmer. I don't know if I'll get the AC installed or not.... not a lot of incentive.

We went & had coffee with Big Mike. Met his smiling son Sean & Dog Alphie. Sean is a talker! Fun lil' guy. Aphie... a cross between a poodle and a wooly mammoth I'm sure. Heeheee!

The trees are down...a bit expensive, but pretty good entertainment for two 1/2 days.

Til next week, take care, hug your loved ones.
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Note the human near the top.
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 8-17-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:16 am

now that's a job I'd have no part of :cry: I think it requires a lil' nutso to be an arborist!
Anywho... hate to be the bearer of bad news but its time to clean the gutters fred! :lol:
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:44 am

Mornin all. Outstanding coffee as always Freddy:) I had a woodpecker having at the fascia on my front porch last week--threw some ammonia in a spray bottle & dosed it--haven't heard from him since :D I guess he didn't like my metal roofing. Nice on getting the trees done. I got someone coming to check out renting the back of the house this AM--only till snow flies, but it will really help$$$$$ Gonna be raking hay for a neighbor this afternoon. Chilly nights, foggy mornings, beautiful days--- Have a good week end everyone.
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:58 am

Morning all. Coffee's great! Today I wanted to wash the truck but it looks like its going to rain so I think I'll wait. My son wants to go see The Wolverine today so I think I'll talk him.

I'm on vacation this week. I have absolutely nothing planned. Well other than taking my kids up to Legoland in Westchester, NY on Tuesday.

I do need to get the chimney ready for winter and I still need to get coal; wonder if Crazy4coal has gotten any yet?
I'm On Fire
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:03 am

Good mornin' all, no time to sit and eat. I cooked for a couple hundred folks last night and got to bed after midnight so it's up and out soon. Many folks claim we have the best food around ( steaks and seafood mainly ) we have gone from a 2 star rating to about a 4 and a half makes me proud, I have been running the kitchen for the last year! I have an excellent souse chef, his name is Mike also ( they call him little Mike ).
Freddy and Marty dropped by the other day and my son soon adopted Marty and Freddy was Alfie's new buddy! When your Five year old and dog steal your company, you know they're good folks and they sure are. Thanks for the forum Richard, gotta couple new friends! Have a nice day all.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:27 am

Good morning to all, nice cool morning, once the dew burns off they will be bailing the side & back fields, finally got some dry days in a row. Good job on those trees Freddy, my son & grandson were up a couple days ago & I asked if he would trim some of my shrubs (since I still can't do that stuff) anyhow he ripped a bunch out because the wife wants flowering bulbs instead. On the lighter side they left the tree that has a nesting falcon, said he would drop it once the falcon's gone.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:28 am

Good morning everyone!!! :D Tanks for the coffee this morning. It is good and strong!!! Still dark here in Jerome, Idaho, but the dawn is starting to break. A nice 650 miles to go today over Cabbage mountain to Vancouver, B.C. ( B.C. stands for bring cash!! ) Thank GOD for Jake breaks!!! Nice and sunny here but HOT!!!

Every time I come out here, I want to get a load of Powder River Basin bit. It is supposed to be real good. The problem is no place to put it!!

Have a great day everyone!!! :D Chomping at the bit (pun intended) for coal season!!!!
Duengeon master
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:41 am

Falcon in tree...yes, be carefull there. :roll:
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:07 am

Got 150 bales of second cutting this morning and it's the best hay I have ever seen. At least something is going right. This week should be another 10 tons or so and local too, we usually end up getting from the finger lakes area. Try Central Coffee Roasters, Costa Rican, RappaHannock county VA --- the best I ever tasted.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:14 am

advil and a coffee chaser for breakfast today....

i filled a 30 yard rolloff this week with the pole barn debris. they said 4 ton was included in the cost, but I am sorta hoping that I have 8 ton in there as I would be disappointed that carrying and stacking only 4 ton makes me this sore.

next step is to start building the coal bins. First one for outside the basement window to hold about 1-1/2 tons and set up the piping for the coal vac delivery system to the hopper. then build the bigger shed to hold the bulk storage. Already have two ton on the cement slab, I just need to build the shed around it and then fill it higher!

have a great day everyone....
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 8-17-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:00 pm

Good Morning !! I've been out in the shop for several hours, doing a few things on the '33 Pierce.. I'm gonna drive it to our regional meet next week on the west side of the state.. So I've been doing maintenance etc.

We've had unusually cool weather. 47* at night three nights in a row.. nice sleeping weather, and mostly sunny during the days.. perfect..
Where's that 'global warming??

OK, back t work.

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

Re: Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:54 pm

[quote="I'm On Fire"]I do need to get the chimney ready for winter and I still need to get coal; wonder if Crazy4coal has gotten any yet? TT loads are coming this week, 2 for sure maybe 3. I already have orders to deliver and some that want to come and pickup their own.
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Coffee 8-17-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:39 pm

dcrane wrote:hate to be the bearer of bad news but its time to clean the gutters fred!

Not MY gutters! Heeheeee! I'll be sure to let the neighbor know LOL
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 8-17-13

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:43 pm

Well, better late then never. Finally got my computer set up in the new house, still working on finish floors. Had a great trip to Maine a couple weeks ago and fed the mosquito's for awhile. Just a little reminder of why I moved. On a coal note, my son has ordered 6 tons of the rice for the winter, he is enjoying coal burning as he has seen the cost savings. Even though he paid at least $370/ton. I think the weather has everyone but the global warming nuts baffled. It has been the coldest summer anyone can remember here, and it is only 68 right now in August! I am loving it.

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 8-17-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:41 pm

Sometimes I never learn ......

Another day, another Ford! :shock: :nono: :fear:

One ball joint. Piece of cake, right? BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAA! Long story short? NO!

I want to strangle a Ford engineer SOOO badly now ....

So, you loosen the nut, knock the joint loose from the knuckle, and just swing the knuckle out of the way ... right? NO! F no!! That's waaay too easy!! Pop the rack end? Nope - that don't work either. Unbolt the CV axle? Can't get the axle out - too much *censored* in the way! Unbolt the strut ... it cant go anywhere but 2" fore and aft due to the aforementioned *censored*! Well, so I guess I'll just have to pop the upper ball joint from the knuckle. No cutting corners on this one. Soon I'll be done. WHAT? F no that's WAAAAAAY too easy! Lets design a ball joint that fits so shittily into it's taper that it SPINS when you try to remove it! I'll go one better - lets make it out of the crappiest chinese metal you can find, so it rusts to hell! That way, when you put a wrench on the hex to keep it from spinning, it rounds it off flat! YEAH! Oh YEAH! YEAH! So the next step is to just remove the whole upper control arm ... but what's this plastic *censored*? Gotta get that out of there. So lets bust off bolts and pour sand directly into your eyes and remove it! Almost there! Only 2 bolts holding the control arm on. ZIP! Well that was easy. What? You mean they put the bolts in from the STRUT side meaning the entire assembly has to come out? YEAH! OH YEAH!!

To cut this short, I had to rip off the whole lower control arm. So now it needs an alignment. I'll tell ya!! At least that's all behind me now.

SO .......... how's YOUR day going? :D
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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