Coffee-1November2013

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:02 pm

So help me out here..................

Am I late for today's coffee from HB or early for Freddy's pot tomorrow ????


I'm so confused............ :cry2: :confused: :funny:






Rick
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

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:24 am

well after a seriously long day, I konked out at 8pm :cry: which means now ill be up all night, im old and wise enough now to know laying in bed at 1am gets me nowhere so your timing is impeccable... screw it, im making my coffee now :dancing: got the stove set to run another 36 hours without touching it (a guy could get used to this :lol: ) and im going to relax and find a good movie!

P.S.... are sure were not going to find Freddy in a ditch someplace :taz: (road rage is very real... I mean mod rage :lol: )
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:59 am

Boy was I surprised to find the weekly coffee available on Friday. No worries, the door's always open at Freddy's. I have reserved this day for installing the Harman. I don't think I'll be lighting "the match" anytime soon but I'll be ready after today. We had a cold front go through recently and that's left us with a night time chill but daytime temps in the low 70s*. Our house is so tight that the daytime outside temp has to stabilize in the mid 50s before I light the stove regardless on the amount of whining and begging from DK and the kids; inside will still be in the high 60s. I had to laugh at my 19 year old son who is serving his LDS mission in Oregon. Everyone there uses wood stoves to heat their homes and from what he tells me he is spouting the joy and benefits of switching to coal. Gee, I never thought he was listening. :)

The bees are in bed for the winter. It's important that I don't break the propolis seal they have created. The bees make Propolis from the resin of trees and plants. It's a strong putty we refer to as "bee glue." It's waterproof and once the girls get done covering the inside of the hive with it, they will have created an almost airtight space. They fill any area smaller then they are with it. Any area bigger then that gets filled with honey comb. The propolis allows the bees to maintain an internal hive temperature of 90* in the heart of the brood nest. Propolis is also used in folk medicines. It's sterile when taken fresh from the hive and can hold the edges of a wound together. I have arranged the combs in a manner that will allow me to add "bee candy" in close proximity to the brood nest with very little disturbance to the propolis. I have put a thermometer wire sensor in what I hope will be the heart of the brood nest. Hopefully, that will provide me a clue if something goes amiss. A drop in the temperature will send off red flags and may warrant a peek inside despite the cold.

I'm bored already - DK is happy it's almost coal season so I'll have something to keep me busy. Have a great weekend, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I


Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:47 am

**Yawn** Good morning folks! Coffee sure got started early.... but it's all good. As good as those biscuits were, they have run short so here is some of Marty's famous "MaineStay French toast". It's apple sweet and sticks to the ribs. Enjoy!

It's damp & warm now, but we sure had a few cold nights this week. It's dipped into the teens a few times now. Even the daytime temps barely made it to the mid 40's. That's coal burnin' weather for sure. I see activity here on the Forum..... new stoves, people firing up. Problems, resolutions, discussions.... it's what we're all about. I've emptied the ash pan twice now. It'll soon be a regular habit.

I'm working on a fun project.... designing and building a custom set of seats for a big ol' Harley. The owner & his wife are tired of being uncomfortable, so I'm here to rescue their sore butts! He's even springing for real leather... you know those Harley guys...money is no object when it comes to their babies.

Enjoy the 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-1November2013

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:39 am

:wtf: Freddy actually has Eggs Biscuits & Gravy (like real ones :taz: )

:annoyed:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:17 am

Mornin everybody, coffee hits the spot THIS AM--Nice choice Marty--you're one hell of a good woman:) This French toast is outstanding. It hit 70* yesterday--along with some hellish wind--yep, I'll be up on the old ladder putting the antenna back where she belongs :clap: toothy What the hell happened to "Liberty's Kids" Sat AM on the tube?? :( Oh well, have a good week-end all:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:33 am

Fred, why don't you get some fencing wire and tie that antenna in position?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:39 am

We also had some serious wind yesterday...news said 60 mph gusts in a few spots. Lots of trees down, lots of shingles missing from the neighbors houses. We lost power for a little over an hour, and as soon as I got the generator ready to fire...it came back on. :roll: I fired the generator up anyway and let it run for a while, just to make sure we are set for winter. Raining hard at the moment, but at least the wind stopped.

My wife and I are expecting a baby any day...her due date is this coming Monday. I might try and take a nap this afternoon to prepare for the months of sleepless nights ahead.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:12 am

Congratulations on the baby Rob!!!!!! Enjoy your sleep while you can.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:17 am

Good mornin' all, wow what a spread HB. Fantastic french toast Marty boy that hit the spot it almost seemed healthy :lol: after fridays heart stopper! have a nice week end all.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:21 am

So, are we done with "Brain Fart Friday" ?
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:26 am

Congrats ahead of time Rob! :D 8-) And thanks a million for all your help .. and the aquastat!! :cheers:

Forecast was off by 10° yesterday, but was close on the wind speed. We had a 35 mph gust, which is high for where I'm located. They were saying 72° .. but we were lucky to see 62°. Had the new stoker idled down as low as she would go. Got up to 74° in here. 8-)

Thought we'd lose power, but I'll be damned! Good thing too, because I was working on everyone elses generator except my own. Not that it needs work, but it hasn't been run or even looked at since Sandy rolled through ..

Now I can upload those pics that nobody could see before! :lol: If anyone can ID that stoker assembly, I'm all ears. Would like to know, just in case.

The install is complete! Here's a link to the project: Jim D.'s stoker boiler install thread
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SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:39 am

Alaska made a carpet type and a paddle type....although never seen a paddle type...bet that's it. ;)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:51 am

SMITTY wrote:The install is complete! Here's a link to the project: Jim D.'s stoker boiler install thread

Is that my imagination, or is that flu pipe going DOWN??? :o :shock: :fear: :no1:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:52 am

Good morning all. Beautiful fall morning here in "The 'Burg". I think I'll fry up some of my emergency SPAM supply today. The contents will never go bad but I don't want the cans to rust! Lol. Will replace next time I hit Costco.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace