Coffee 10-19-13

Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:58 am

10-1913? I'll bet more people burned coal back then. Welcome to the coffee shop! Come in, share a few minutes, all are welcome.... unless you are one of those idiots that shut down the government... We do have our limits!! OK, off my soapbox.

Blueberry muffins for breakfast. They might not get us 'til noon, but they are mighty tasty. Last time we had them I cut mine in half & ate it with a fork. I always eat the stump first. Well, it was the most delicious stump ever! But, when I started eating the top, I realized I had eaten the top first. Dag nab it! Just about ruined my whole day. ;)

The beautiful weather continues. Ahhhh, fine by me. Even the predicted rainy days have been a brief shower and comfy the rest of the days. We are saving coal for sure. Speaking of which.... You think I should replace this piece of stove pipe? Or a patch & a rivet & she'll be good as new? LOL

I hope you all have a splendid weekend.
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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 10-19-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:02 am

Mornin everybody. Nice muffin Freddy, yeah, half now will be just fine. Marty, ya got a lil baggy so I can save half this muffin for later?:) I guess I'm gonna take a good look at my roof pipe later. 42* this AM. Rained like all get out Thurs night, sounded like a train comin through when it hit my metal roof for 15 minutes--fields are soaked STILL--lots of corn still standing:( Oh well---have a good week-end all. PS- Freddy, ya got no duct tape? :eek2: toothy
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:08 am

Good morning all,

Boy, is it beautiful here in Northern VA! Overnight temps to 50* and daytime highs at 75* with sunny skies. I took advantage of the weather to combine the beehives so that at least one will make it through the winter. Here are some pictures of that - The girls seem to have adapted well and continue to bring in pollen and nectar to beat the band. We still have several weed (wild flower) sources of nectar in bloom. The hive will stay like this until the temperature hit daytime highs of 55* when I'll close all the entrances but one and wrap it up for the winter. If I've applied enough of what I've learned, I'll have bees in the spring, if not, oh well. The main lesson I've learned from the bees is "sometimes you can do everything right and still the bees will die." It's funny how I now see that in other aspects of my life.

Well, I've got to get going... busy day on the schedule. Lots of garage sales to hit, yard work to do and still make it to the church's chilli cook off tonight. Take care, Lisa
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The first step is find the queen. Here she is. Finding her is like playing where's Waldo in mono-color. You look for the difference in shape.
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I have removed the broodnest and put it in the empty box hive seen in the corner temporarily.
After removing the broodnest I used this bee escape (a maze) to clear any remaining bees out of the hive.
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The combined hives; I separated them with a newspaper. It will take a couple of days for them to eat through it and by then they will be friends.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: mozz On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:15 am

I'd replace that pipe.
Going to the Apple Festival this morning bringing 3 grandkids. We've gone the last 5 or 6 years. It's right across from the Berwick Nuclear plant which I wouldn't want to live there yet is a nice area.
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Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:44 am

Good mornin' all, thanks for the muffin Freddy good choice for breakfast must head out early to work, I sold out of chowder last night and it has been "a nice bowl of warm chowder" type of weather.
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 10-19-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:05 am

Good morning. The heat is on this morning, 40 degrees and breezy. Made some good progress on my neighbor's EFM last night, it is all wired, full of water, and the smoke pipe is on. Just need to seal up the base and get some coal. First time I have used one of the vintage Honeywell timers with a mercury switch...nice rig. I cannot wait to see how this boiler transforms the house...the basement has always been cold. Hopefully we can get it fired up this weekend.
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 10-19-13

PostBy: theo On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:10 am

mozz, how do you pronounce the "Wapwallopen" , just as it is spelled? :?
Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 2

Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:14 am

Who hogged all the muffins???? Oh well, apple season.....and pumpkin muffins are great also. ...another nice day; 36 here, another anthracite morning, but what the heck, they all are, anyway. Waitin' on another 24 ton load.....

Freddy, I know you are frugal, BUT that will not be a Gorilla Duct Tape job. That pays about 168/ton at the scrap yard.

Bees......nice to enjoy from a distance. Mornin' Lisa!!! Sure do like the products they produce. Healthy stuff!!

Look up an old friend or acquaintance today and make it a point to say 'Hi'.
Leaves are on the all know what's next!!!
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:18 am

Morning all, if you don't mind I'll have a muffin sliced straight down the middle. I was up in many of your areas last weekend, yikes the price of gas is crazy there glad I didn't have to buy more than once. Hope everyone has a productive day getting ready for things to come.
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 10-19-13

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:51 am


I'd use a little aluminum tape, just wrap it around and your set for another two years. lisa, nice bees. I'm late this morning, probably due to the fact I'm not working in the shop today. My wife and I have a wedding we are standing up in today. I was hoping our friends would at least wait until we had enough snow on the ground so we could take the sleds.

It looks like old man winter is going to be around our area starting this week. According to those who attempt to predict the weather our days of warmth are going to be over. I'm not sure the location of those who forecast our weather, we have had temps in the mid 30's at night for over a month now. We are slated for night time temps of 20-25F and day time highs of only 35-38F. They are talking chance of snow later this week and a higher probability of snow over the next two weeks. I hope they are correct with the snow thing, that would be great.

I guess I'm ready for snow, the Woods snow blower is all painted up, greased up and on the tractor waiting for snow. So, let the gates of heaven open up and pound us with some serious snow (100 inches would be a good start).

I hope everyone has an enjoyable, safe and productive weekend. I need to get myself moving if I plan on making the wedding before they walk down the isle. Remember, we are now one day closer to snow. Do I hear a resounding YES!

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

Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:00 am

First weekend in a while I get to sit and have some coffee.

Last week at this time, I was setting up camp on Cape Cod with 7500 Boy Scouts. A good time had by all but the ice on the tents Monday morning was a bit of an eye opener.

It's getting close to first fire time around here and I still have to take one air conditioner out of the window. :D
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:40 am

Hey Jeff, Camperee or Camperall?--that's a big one indeed:)
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:06 am

Morning all, really late here. I have been firing up the fireplace I rebuilt. What a piece of crap! :mad: The heat just was running to warm the house up! I guess it is for beauty only. Still working on this place, little drywall and other projects.

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 10-19-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:25 am

You guys can keep that cold crap out west there. All set! House was 62° this morning. Got down to the low 40's last night.

Still no fitting for the boiler project .... :mad:

So, with some free time that I COULD have spent installing the boiler, I cleared out more of my land here. Got alot done yesterday.

Now to start on the Blazer. Inside the front diff I go ... :roll: Freezing out there too - barely 50° out there today. Yesterday was nice .. in the sun at least - 62°.
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Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee 10-19-13

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:39 am

freetown fred wrote:Hey Jeff, Camperee or Camperall?--that's a big one indeed:)

MassJam. Only happens every 4 years.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice