Coffee 9-21-2013

Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:43 am

Come on in, the coffee pot is on. Sit right down & have a cup of the best Jo this side of the St Louis Arch. Of course there's tea water simmering, and three juices for those that don't want a hot drink. We make all welcome! I'm thinking pancakes and bacon should get us moving. Join in & get the day started right.

I might go for a plane ride today. That might be a normal thing for most, but I've only had one flying adventure in my life. Back in '96 I flew to & from Florida. If I get lucky today I will be flying in a Piper Cub to scatter the ashes of a friend of a friend. I'll let you know how it goes. You know, as you get older it seems less risky to take higher risks. 40 years ago I had my whole life to lose, but now.... not so much. LOL

September is turning out to be a pretty good month. No hurricanes, nice and warm... fine by me. Maybe we won't need too much heat this winter? Keep your fingers crossed but also get the coal bin filled.

Did anyone see America's Got Talent? I enjoyed the dance and antics of Kenichi Ebina... that guy can move his body like no one else.

Hug your loved ones & enjoy the 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 9-21-2013

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:19 am

Thanks for the early morning coffee Freddy.
I am leaving shortly on a road trip to pick up a used Kubota Commercial Zero-turn mower. It needs work, but I couldn't turn it down for the price. 200 miles west of me, but should be an easy ride. I'll post some pics when I get back.
I'm building a pole barn behind my shop, so I can get some equipment out of the rain. It will have a Gable roof, to match the roofline of my shop. Since the pitch is 9/12, I'll have a little storage room in the attic.

We are getting some chilly mornings down here. Fall is in the air. It makes great sleeping weather.

Freddy, yes we watched AGT, and Kenichi was good. Unique. The top six were all good.
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: anthony7812 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:51 am

Beautiful weather this morning in the great Township of Colley. Coffee was superb this morning, even enjoyed the sounds of the coyotes on the hill yippen. We replaced all the windows this past spring except the picture window and its side single hung jobs. We didnt see the point of replacing 'em being our long term goal of this big deck project, but they did need some TLC. Got 'em all painted up with first coat now I need to get some paintable caulking and fill in the gaps from 30+ years of expansion and contraction. Not a big fan of wood framed windows. Garden is all plucked up and stored away, all but potatoes anyway. We pick 'em as we use 'em. Have a good weekend.
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:04 am

Hi everyone! Thanks for the friendly invite Freddy :) I'm out and about in the bread truck this morning. Gotta love the smart phone lol.

I agree with the judges, Keniechi deserves to win! His act is genius and he has it mastered.

I'm gearing up for the season change. This past week I installed a ridge vent in the roof over my new living room which used to be an attached 2 and a half car garage. I've had serious ice dam problems over the last 2 winters.

No gig with the band this weekend. Practice on Sunday. Got 4 new songs to add to our song list.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:33 am

Good morning! I was up bright and early, but Freddy still beat me. Oh well, at least the coffee was ready by the time I stumbled down the stairs. The house is nice and warm thanks to all that warm steel & water in the basement. The coal I got for this season sure burns hot. I have never seen such long blue flames come off the firepot. I need to shut down for a cleaning before the cold weather sets in, but I will wait for a rainy day.

It is pretty windy this much for spraying the deck with water seal. There is a harvest festival going on over in VT, perhaps we will cruise over there.
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 9-21-2013

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:42 am

Hi all,

The weather here is beautiful as well. 80* during the day and dipping to 60* at night. It’s almost time to close up the hives for the winter. Hopefully, I’ve applied enough of what I’ve learned to help them make it through the cold months.

It's been an interesting week here in DC. I'm sure everyone heard of the Navy Yard Shootings. We got to be up close and personal - DK works in the building across the street from Building 197 on the Navy Yard. Thankfully, he wasn’t physically hurt but he is dealing with the whole thing emotionally. He was in lock down for 7 hours while they searched for the mystery 2 other shooters. He heard the shooting and saw the aftermath when he finally was allowed to come home. He was able to get word to us by 11 that he was ok. He has spoken to a counselor about what to tell people who ask if he is ok. The answer is “no, but I will be once I’ve had the opportunity to process everything.” It’s still very surreal to us all. Tomorrow we are going to the Public Memorial Service. That will be a real zoo since Obama has deemed it necessary for him to attend. Thankfully, we were blessed and we can say life goes on, 12 other families can’t.

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
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:47 am

morning everyone....its a little cloudy and damp this morning here, but no rain yet.

I want to get the roof on the coal bin today and maybe work on the piping to the indoor barrel if I have time. There are some other outdoor chores that need attention too so it looks like an outside day today. I also need to go through many many boxes of stuff that accumulated in the garage to prep for a yard sale next weekend.

Lisa...regarding the firebrick.... I cut my own with a cheapo wet saw I bought at harbor freight. I had bought the wet saw for a tile backsplash project here and figured I would be lucky if it lasted for more than that project, but 5 years later it is still going strong and comes in handy a couple times per year. It was worth the $60 or so (can't remember exactly the cost) which I just figured was part of the backsplash $$. A couple buddies have used it a few times too.
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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: KLook On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:49 am

Morning all, first rainy day here in a month. Boy do I need that coffee! Thanks Freddy. To bad about the rain, there is the reenactment going on today at the Chickamauga Battlefield to commemorate the 150th anniversary of that key battle. LOTS of people in town from all over the US and at least one guy from Ireland. :shock: My chore for the day is continue to get these bamboo floors in, just 2 rooms and a wide hall left to finish. Unfortunatly, I have an allergic reaction to the bamboo on my hands when I cut it. Contact dermatitis it is called. The skin has peeled of 3 times now. Not painful, just an annoyance. Have a great weekend everyone!

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 9-21-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:51 am

Mornin all:) Damn 7 AM & I'm just getting up---NICE actually! Outstanding breakfast choice Freddy.If I remember right, I was burnin the old HITZER this time last year--80* yesterday, that ain't to shabby, but I think that might of been the last of it. Gonna try & hold off till Oct. Mowed around the house yesterday for the last time--I HOPE--plow truck is ready to go--Cartharts are out of the attic---who knows, it's all God stuff! Have a good week-end people.
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:53 am

Morin Gents,

Freddy your such a gracious host; makes me think you were made for the job,and the foods' to die for. Thanx for that! Anyway it seems hockey season starts today till march so Ill be seein ice before the rest of ya. Im thinking of starting the EFM this week as we could use a little heat in the mornings and can always use the wstats. Got to put away the pool later so that will take me up to cocktail hour. Have a great weekend all....

waldo lemieux
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:55 am

Waldo, get that EFM fired up. It is not nice to let it sit there and rust while you sip cocktails. :P
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 9-21-2013

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:59 am

Whos sippin em' ? :pepsi:
waldo lemieux
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:35 am

Good morning all,

Freddy, thanks for the juice this a.m. Sounds like everyone has a lot on their plates to get accomplished this weekend, don't we always. I'm late posting this a.m. since we are suppose to have company today. No work getting done today. I finished the shaker handle for the new Chubby Sr and it is now setting next to the Chubby Jr. This model Sr really does look like the Jr just a lot larger. The nights are still cool here so the 507 is idling along with no complaints. I hope this warm weather breaks soon and we get into some more cooler temps.

All of the summer vacationers are now gone so it is nice and quiet around the area. I still need to schedule a time to go pick up all of my coal for this season. I'm still entertaining the idea of ordering a TT load of coal for next season. I just need to see if I can get the TT in the area I want them to dump it. I'm also concerned about the weight on my paved driveway. I guess I could put down 7/8 sheets of plywood for them to back the truck on. Anyway, I hope everyone has a safe weekend and are able to finish all of the scheduled projects this weekend. Remember we are now one day closer to winter and the coal burning season.

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

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:41 am

Goog morning folks,Thanks again Freddy for the good eats I don't get here much but I never had a bed meal yet.
It's a nice 60* and with not so nice rain here in Ashtabula Oh making for a not so nice camping trip
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but the family is together so thats all that matters.Freddy that nice that you get the honors to do that for someone and don't worry you will be just fine.
Lisa, were glad to hear that DK is fine and we have to pray for the other 12 families plus the rest of the injured people that are not ok,and on a lighter note how are the bees doing? After reading your other posts theres a lot more to bee keeping then meets the eye, I guess the old saying holds truth "if it was that easy everyone would be doing it" and I have to agree with Titleist1 on the firebrick thing just get a cheap tile saw to cut your brick and who knows you may start laying tile throughout your whole house now that you have your own saw :D .Take care people and enjoy the rest of your day. :)
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump

Re: Coffee 9-21-2013

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:47 am

Yeah, I slept in as well. Been busy as hell at the shop. Now if only the people would come pay me and get their vehicles out of here, I'd be happy. Got to change a MB bumper today and then I'm off for the weekend.

Well not really. The grandson had 1 baseball game at 0800 this morning that I'm missing but I will get to see the remainder of the tournament.

Made a great score last night. The kid was browsing Craig's list and came across a propane smoker for only $150.00 Seller said it was only used 1 time last weekend for some neighborhood block party. And it looks like it. Very clean and the underside of it does not show any use at all on the burner. So no more messing with the charcoal and we will be able to regulate the heat a lot better. Now if we can only get a few more geese to fly over. :rambo2: it will get put to good use. Looks like the first we get to use it will be next weekend.
Here's the model we got:

Freddy sorry to hear about the passing of your friend but a fitting tribute to scatter his ashes. Enjoy the plane ride. After our trip up there a few years ago to the seaplane festival in Greenville, I now understand why there are so many seaplanes in Maine. There are not many roads up there but 1 hell of a lot of lakes. And to think it was only a short 3 hour flight back to PA. If only I could pick the right numbers in the powerball, I could fly there myself..........

Enjoy the day my fellow coalburners.

Now where did I put my 12mm socket ???

Rick 386
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work