Coffee 9-21-2013

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:32 am

lowfog01 wrote: I’m turning my attention to the Mark 1 I have in the garage. It doesn’t need much work but I do have to get a new set of fire bricks for it. Tell me, is it worth buying full size fire bricks myself and cutting them to fit or should I just find a dealer and buy them already cut. Fortunately, that’s the hardest decision I have make with that stove.
Have a good weekend, Take care, Lisa


I bought two sets for my Mark I from a Harman dealer and neither of them fit. The bricks along the back don't have the matching angle of the fire box so I still had to put them on my wet saw and knock that corner off.

I even spoke with a regional sales rep and he couldn't tell me why they didn't fit and he frankly didn't seem all that interested in fixing the problem.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:45 am

It is supposed to rain today and it just so happens that the Bloomsburg Fair starts today. It always rains during the fair, that's how we know that it is officially fall.

Today I am going to be putting in a piece of straight pipe after my muffler on my 2001 Ford Sport Trac. There is a smaller muffler after the larger one and my exhaust broker off at the weld on it. So straight pipe is the cure. I think it is a California emissions piece anyway....damn Libs.

Then the rain will hit us around 1pm. Perhaps If I can accomplish my chore I will head out to the Berwick Brewery for Oktoberfest. If anyone has not been there I strongly urge everyone to stop by and check this little place out.

Cheers!

Neal
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:15 am

The smaller muffler is a resonator and just keeps things a little more quiet. You may or may not notice if you put a straight pipe on there.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice


Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:24 am

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the ideas on the fire bricks. Lowe's has an inexpensive wet saw that I'm leaning toward. That would allow me to cut the bricks for the Mark I and to put an angle on the front fire bricks for the Mark II. That angle would allow the ash to fall back into the fire chamber and not build up at the load door. Plus I could do the back splash I've been planning for my kitchen for the last decade or so. Thanks again, Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:28 pm

jpete wrote:The smaller muffler is a resonator and just keeps things a little more quiet. You may or may not notice if you put a straight pipe on there.



Thanks.

I replaced it with a Flex pipe. It is a temporary fix because it looks like the muffler has a small leak, as well as a small leak where pipe connects to cat converter. so it looks like I need to replace from the Cat back.

Neal
ntp71
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:57 pm

Got my used mower. We drove 400 miles in 6 hours, round trip.
2005 Kubota ZG23, 54" hydro lift deck with PTO shaft drive.
It doesn't look good, but everything works.
The Owner thought the engine was shot, so I got a "Scrap" price for it.
I examine it when I get home. The Throttle quadrant was all bent up. Straightened this all out with linkage, and she runs great!
I now have to start buying pieces and parts to make her look good for next spring.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:38 pm

Oh yeah Chris--we wouldn't want anything that beat up lookin, runnin around here in Freetown. :clap: toothy Good deal my friend :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:03 am

Ahhh.......Midnight Coffee ! It's the best ! Enjoy your weekend,Everyone......Fog,glad everyone made it back home,now manage it,section it off,deal with it out in the open,and let Thanksgiving and Christmas be very special and full of meaning this year and onward.... :)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:37 am

Lisa.... I didn't realize the DC shootings were so close to home. That's scary. I'm glad you & yours are OK, and certainly have been sad for those in the line of fire. I'll never understand why people do crazy things. I'm starting to think that "gun free zones" are a stupid idea. It's like giving the crazies a free place to kill.

Chris... that Kubota looks good! A bit of touch up paint & some love, it will make a good machine. I like the Kubota mowers, but man, oh, man, they are pricy! I always thought a new Toro was expensive, but the Kubota, they're not afraid of writing a big price on the tag. Plus.... a used one is rare. People but 'em & keep 'em.

I didn't go on my plane ride. That's OK.... the wind came up & it would have been a tough day in the air. At this point I'm not sure if the flight took place. I'll call later today & see how things went.
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 9-21-2013

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:04 am

Chris, that Kubota looks waaaayyyyy too beat up to bring down that NC neighborhood you live in. It would be an embarrassment :oops: for you to keep it in such an upscale area. We here in Cecil County have much lower standards (than even found in Freetown) when it comes to how our mowers look and I'd be happy to relieve you of that ugly orange machine....just to help ya out, ya know! :)

Great Score on your part!!
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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 9-21-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:08 pm

Just lookin up behind the house, ya can get the feelin that Old Man Winter can't be to far down the road :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: theo On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:13 pm

Just keep it up freetown way :D :D :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 2

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:17 pm

Awesome Kubota!

Need to get one of those!

I enjoyed the picture of the camper. I have been contemplating a fifth wheel myself. We have a smaller Travel trailer now. Next year a "new to me" truck is in the offing so I was thinking of upgrading. LOVE camping. We have one more trip this year if the weather holds.

Waldo and Rob. My EFM is also getting "READY" for winter...
I cleaned it up this afternoon a length. Basically just need to hook up the chimney pipe and light it off and its ready.

Enjoyed Coffee today. Lots of interesting things folks are doing...

PS went to an auction yesterday and picked up a quick attach bale spear. Have been contemplating buying a new one @ $550. Picked up a Deal on this one at half that price.... that made me happy.
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Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:56 am

I spent the day at the Bloomsburg Fair yesterday with one of our dealers and the Harman Rep. Great guy BTW. The interest in coal this year is the highest I have seen in the 4 yrs we are here. A lot of people there as well. I took up a temporary residence with my camper nearby since I will be there a lot this week and it is a 2 hr ride home.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:35 am

Flyer5 wrote:I spent the day at the Bloomsburg Fair yesterday with one of our dealers and the Harman Rep. Great guy BTW. The interest in coal this year is the highest I have seen in the 4 yrs we are here. A lot of people there as well. I took up a temporary residence with my camper nearby since I will be there a lot this week and it is a 2 hr ride home.


Dont even try to sugar coat that around here... we are to wise & experienced ;) I'll say this as tackfully as possible... Harmon Reps Suck! :mad:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404