Sorry to hear about your Godfather Dave. May he rest in peace.
Hey Dcrane - he might have looked like me, but he was an imposter!
I'll be snoozin not far from ya Bob ol' buddy - I've had me a few whiskeys tonight!
Non-stop action around here - got so many projects I almost had to have the wifey park outside tonight ... but then I got motivated and re-arranged all the crap I have laying around, & suddenly it all fit! How about that?
Figured I'd have Jimmy's boiler installed by now, but it's just been one thing after another around here. I managed to get the correct parts in Thursday, and was ready to go Friday .. but I'm looking at the rust that was starting to thicken on this thing, so I decided to spend the day prepping and painting. 2 cans of primer & 2 cans of paint later, she's lookin pretty damn good, I must say ... but I ain't after looks - I want this thing to last longer than a new car on MA roads in winter.
Used some of that greenish self-etching primer on some bare parts. Ran out of hi-temp paint, so I ended up doing the whole exterior in gloss black. Looked better with the hi temp, but at $9 a can out here for Rustoleum, I wasn't going back for that! Krylon Rust Tough Industrial in the 20 oz. cans finished it up. Boy what a buzz 4 cans of paint packs in a tight basement!
Been burning wood here for the past week. Let me tell ya right here: THERE'S NO GLORY IN WOOD! After 4 cart-loads down the stairs, along with bark, twigs, dust, beetles, ants, chiggers, fleas, ticks, and whatever the hell those multi-legged critters are invading my basement, well, at least we're WARM for the time being. A great motivator to get this damn boiler done!! 7 hour burn time is considered good! LOL ... was getting 24 with coal ... and at least I could see through the friggin glass!