Coffee, Sept 28 2013

Coffee, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 5:31 am

Two fresh pots are perked & ready for your waiting cups. I think Fall is really here so we are looking for a bigger crowd than normal. Plenty of tea & juice for the no go with Jo crowd. While we start waking up the kitchen staff is cutting potatoes & heating the frying pan. It's looking like a big ol' fashioned hunters breakfast today. Eggs however, beans, home fries, and breakfast meat. Eat your fill & we can skip lunch.

I picked up a cold someplace. I try to not shake hands with the ill. I keep my fingers away from my eyes and I wash my hands, but, some germ got through my defense. It's not bad, I'm not all stuffed up and snotty, but, I have laryngitis! I can barely talk. We may have to put off the Segway event planned for tomorrow. At least I don't feel too bad. I can work & get stuff done.

What's with the violence on TV? All the new shows are starting. Law & Order was so violent I was just about to turn it off, but the story turned & got back to police work. "The Blacklist" was good, but again, the level of violence was higher than it might have been. I stopped watching Criminal Minds a long time ago because it went past my comfort level. Don't they know kids believe this stuff and copy what they see?

No coal burning yet, but it's just one match away.

Looks like beautiful weather the next week or two. No hurricanes this year....fine by me!

Hug your loved ones & spend 5 minutes with the dog.
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, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 7:10 am

Thank goodness you made extra coffee pot shot out some parts yesterday and flooded the countertop. I had to dig out my trusty Pyrex Percolator. It makes good coffee, but it is about a 20 minute job.

I noticed the same thing about all the TV shows. CSI, NCIS, SVU, Hostages, Blacklist, Blue Bloods, etc...all crime shows. I have a TiVo hooked up to an antenna and it recorded more stuff in one week than I have watched all summer.

My heat is on this morning.
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, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 7:14 am

Mornin all:) Nice breakfast choice Freddy---WHAT????????????? speak up son :clap: toothy Does Marty know you're referring to her as the "kitchen staff"??? :o I've had the HITZER idling along for 4 days--real chilly nights here on the hill & it looks like God took that big paint brush of his & had at it---real purty. I'm gonna do a last good cleaning on the lawn tractor & put her up for the season--YEP, I'm DONE mowing for the year & the plow truck sits ready & able. Have a good week-end guys.
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 7:30 am

Wow, I need water first. I must've been snoring up a storm last night. I fell asleep in the easy chair too!
Its getting cool at night, but that just makes good sleep weather. I won't get the coal stoves ready for another month yet.

I had a busy day yesterday, installing a center island in the kitchen, with a 5 burner electronic Induction cooktop. We had Induction in the old house, and absolutely loved it. It cooks more evenly than cooking with gas. Well, now with the new 5 burners, plus the old range sitting in the corner, our kitchen has a total of 9 burners to cook that massive Thanksgiving Dinner :dancing:
I started building a Pole barn behind the workshop. I need a place to store my tractors/lawnmowers/etc... Heres a pic of the poles in place. It will be a free-standing, self-supporting design, and I will use Attic-Trusses for the roof, instead of rafters. My next step is to install a couple of massive beams to set the trusses on.
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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, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 8:18 am

Morning all.....good coffee this morning and I will double up on the food so I can make it to dinner without stopping for lunch.

I finished the coal bin out back this week except for the aluminum fascia trim and the goal for today is to get the 2" pipe run to it from the indoor barrel. Then the test / tweaks to get the coal vac to perform as desired. The trial run worked pretty well when I put the 2" pipe into the loader bucket but I am still anxious to see the final install work as expected. If the vac system doesn't work I can always get an auger.

Chris, take lots of pics of the pole barn for me so I can learn before starting mine! That is the next building project on my list to cover up the coal bunker. I have a head start tho because I am re-using the poles that were there for the oversize pole barn that came down. I need to design the layout so the loader fits in there and also enough head room for a dump trailer to drop a load of coal. I may need to add a couple to get it to end where I want it - it would be too big if I ran it to the end of the concrete slab and the last poles.

Have a great day.
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, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: KLook On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 8:20 am

Good morning all! What? I see someone has posted in the old coffee shop this morning ? Must be stale by now.
Strange year huh Freddy? All that global warming stuff and no hurricanes. Go figure. ;)
Those induction tops are awesome....and expensive! :o I saw on the other day that was $6000 dollars! :shock: Must be nice.
More work on my floors today, last bedroom and then it is just a hallway after I do a little drywall for 2 new rooms I added. I will post some pics sometime, I promise.
Enjoy the weekend all and thanks for the coffee Freddy.

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, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: tsb On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 8:22 am

Looks like the set of Cool Hand Luke !
You got sun glasses ?
Most of the Emmy winning shows have come and gone and I've not seen a one of them.

Hopefully Rick386 has cooled down by this morning. I think he was pissed.
Good morning all.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II
Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
Coal Size/Type: All of them

Re: Coffee, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 8:23 am

Sorry Fred, I may have sneezed while reading one of your posts. :D Thanks for the coffee. I plan on working on my fathers new hunting stand, the current one is old and needs to be condemned. I bought a Barnett Quad 400 crossbow to try out this year Archery starts next Saturday here. If I had the time to practice more I may have gone with a bow but don't think I have the time to become proficient again and maintain the skills.
I worked at the Bloomsburg fair again this year with one of our dealers. There was a lot more interest in coal stoves than previous years which explains why we are so busy at the shop.
Trees are changing here pretty fast. We need a fall pictures thread.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and week coming up.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: jpete On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 8:33 am

Looks like I'm making my first coal run of the season. Wasn't sure where the money was going to come from to buy it this year but "thanks" to the slime balls at RBS/Citizens, I got a little unexpected cash in the mail yesterday.

I used to be a customer but left when I realized they were manipulating the timing of deposits/debits in order to overdraw my account. It seemed "crazy" that they would do that, and how would I prove it anyway so I just moved to a credit union.

Lo and behold, there was a class action suit and my wife got a check for $160 and I got one for $308 which probably doesn't begin to cover what they owe me but 10 years down the line, I'm not going to complain I guess.

Well, lots of shoveling to do so I'll grab a cup of rocket fuel for the road and get this party started! :D
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 9:00 am

Good morning all, Freddy can I get mine to go? Busie day today volleyball game this morning and another Halloween weekend at a different campground so I have to setup the site for all the little trick or treaters but that kind of work I love to do. Next weekend I hope to start my chimney I'm running out of time for that so I best get my a-- in gear! Well I have to run take care stay safe :) . Keepaeyeonit
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, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 9:55 am

Good morning all,

Late posting today, was busy in the shop early this morning. I had to finish up a project for a customer and I will be on my way to deliver it today. Freddy, when are you going to start offering soda? No worries, I have already had two cans and I am primed for a third. When I return this afternoon from my delivery the wife and I will be taking in our mid milage run for this week, only 14 miles.

I have both coal stoves online and idling. I fired the other stove since I had family staying with us who are older and do not tolerate the temp changes between upstairs and downstairs. It looks like they are online for the season. In my travels this week I passed a coal dealer and had to stop in for pricing. He only had Reading coal. I decided I would take a half ton since I was there and he wanted to get rid of the half ton he had on hand. He will only sell full pallets (one ton) at a time and will not break a pallet open to sell anything less. Funny. Since he had a damaged pallet he was willing to sell me the coal at a lower price. I forgot I don't really care for Reading coal. It is suppose to be nut, however, it sure does have a lot of rice coal mixed in the bag plus a lot of coal dust. In two weeks I'm scheduled to pick up my coal order from my supplier. Next year I want to order a TT load.

I'm going to grab another soda and I'm leaving to make my delivery. I hope everyone has a safe weekend and are able to get the to do list done. Remember, we are now one day closer to winter and hopefully a ton of snow.

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

Re: Coffee, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 10:28 am

Mornin' all. Today is going to be a busy day for me. I'm cleaning my house and taking stuff over to a storage unit my wife got the other day. We have no storage here and things are starting to pile up. Not to mention we'll also be taking stuff to the local MUA for disposal. I'm also going to try my hand at finally building a desk. I was going to use pipe for the legs but it's crazy expensive. I'm going to buy table legs and hardware and try it that way. It's much cheaper. This'll be my first real wood working project so hopefully it turn out well. I have no idea what I'm doing.
I'm On Fire
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 10:53 am

the snowman wrote:Freddy, when are you going to start offering soda?

You've never looked in the 'fridge? There is always Pepsi and caffien free Pepsi...and back up is in the closet. :)
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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, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 11:08 am

Good Morning All,

I perked some fresh coffee and headed out on the bike to pick up some fresh cookies from the bakery and a loaf of bread. Then I stopped by the local Habitat for Humanity store or ReStore to look through some junk. I did manage to find a little gem called Mechanix Illustrated, How to do it Encylopedia Vol 15. I kind of collect books like these because I am always looking to start new projects. This little gem has a section on repairing old tube TV's which will come in handy as I try and repair my daughters old Philco HIFI.

I'm supposed to be working on the bathroom, and the greenhouse, and the trim around the windows in my daughters room.

Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker with Keystoker Feed System
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar SCR
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut

Re: Coffee, Sept 28 2013

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Sat. Sep. 28, 2013 12:17 pm

Got up and out at 5:30 for breakfast at the local diner, corned beef hash with eggs on the menu today! Yum! came back home to receive 4 tons of rice, then off to the lumber yard to order material for another much needed outbuilding. After that I cleaned out the EFM for the winter heating season (shut it down while I was out). Now it is time for lunch, then back out for more chores. Boy will the beer taste good later!
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520