Coffee-1November2013

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:10 am

009to090 wrote:
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??? .. .. .. ..

No your absolutely correct - it is indeed going down. Not ideal, for sure, but was my only choice - had no other options due to it's location. I would've had to punch a 3rd hole in the chimney, plus try to reach said hole through tree trunks, and endless plumbing. Just wasn't happening. So far it's working, although I get flue gas out the hopper. I'm either going to install a custom hopper lid, or make a metal air cutoff for the combustion blower ... or both. I stuck some paper in there before - just a small piece - and the smell was 100% gone.


Thanks for that info McGiever! I'll bet it is off an Alaska - Jim used their doors alot on his stoves. Mine is no exception. 8-)

Just by looking at it, I couldn't see how it would work well ... but work well it does!!

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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: the snowman On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:46 am

morning all,

Freddy, here is forty bucks, I need to take the entire six pack of soda today. I know I'm late to the forum, however, I have been up since well before dawn today. I noticed the time and thought it would be a good time to take a break and stop in the forum for some much needed soda and good food. The coal stoves are idling just above the stall line and the house is 89F and the window stats are open. I can not wait until this warm weather crap is over and the cold weather sets in for the season.

I would have stopped in yesterday but I was on the road at 03:30 to deliver a custom project. The Friday java posts was a surprise. Good thing I didn't stop in, I would have stuffed myself. FF, don't bother putting the t.v. ant back up, just remain unplugged and enjoy the one million distractions you have on the farm. I hope everyone has a safe and productive weekend. I have to get back to work. Don't forget to do your snow dance, we need tons of snow.

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

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:47 pm

I hear that snow thing sm--I think the creator is just playin & givin Gore something to pat himself on the ass over before he slam dunks us with an old fashioned LATE winter--A guy can only hope--& ;) YEP, dance also. Gotta get my PBS stations zeroed back in--I get ABC, NBC, CBS, 3 PBS &3 more or less local kinda guys--it's not so much about watchin, it's about having something that's not working properly--gonna take Rob R's suggestion on that fencing wire--God knows I've tried everything else--Hell yeah it gets windy here on the hill :clap: toothy Keeps the city fools where they belong :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:32 pm

Good Afternoon all, for some reason I was thinking yesterday was Saturday :roll: . Anyhow I'm glad the running around looking at colleges is over (I hope), they always seem to have some young lady from the cross country team take the young men around, about killed me. If he can swing the $ it looks like it will be Allegheny, big $ but a good school then again they are all big bucks. Been raining kittens & puppies all day here but the ground was already saturated from the heavy rain the other day. Hope everyone stays safe & dry.
samhill
 
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-1November2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:43 pm

samhill wrote:Good Afternoon all, for some reason I was thinking yesterday was Saturday .. .....................

Looks like you got a few sips of that coffee I made for Bob too! :P :D :drunk:
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: 009to090 On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:30 pm

Old Barn project.
Today I got the old barn cleaned up and did some inspecting. The gable end floor beam had bugs/termites, but sometime in the last 50 years, someone cut the beam out. That seemed to have fixed the bug problem, but no one ever replaced the missing beams. The shortened center beam down the middle of the floor had been sitting on a small stack of bricks for decades. I will replace the missing Gable end floor beam, and tie it back into the Floor Center beam, then rebuild the Gable end Studs with a new opening for a roll-up door instead of using the sliding door.
The second 8x8ft sliding door on the side of the building will be framed out and closed off. There is another entrance side door that I will replace. All windows will be replaced.
In the meantime, I started using this barn for wood storage.
Hey F-Fred! I could use some help! ;)
Heres some pics.
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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: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:52 pm

Love to Chris, but I disappear when people start replacing sliding doors on vintage barns with new fangled roll up modern junk :mad3: :no1: :nono:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:01 pm

Holly hell Bob don't wish your life away one day at a time my friend one day at a time :lol:.Well I had to work today :mad:(I hate working Saturdays)but my weekend shift guy is on vacation so I have too fill in for him but its over now and enjoying some of my favorite spirits and helping the misses stuff cabbage rolls,finally it cooled off some so I can quite using the windowstats at least for a few days anyways but its going in to the 60's again next week but it is what it is.Take care all and be good :) .Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:35 pm

Heck if you guys could get together with stuffed cabbage & some cold beverages you could have that barn rebuilt in no time. :idea: :lol:
samhill
 
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-1November2013

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:48 pm

I don't think I could drive 550 MI's right now
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Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:29 pm

Boy,was this ever a beautiful Wednesday in July ! :stretcher: .......Rob-MIA-Mentally Improper Appearance-I'd say the break did me good and furthered my thick skin. As for the rest of you....I am accepting coupons for a vastly discounted Cranium Scan....My Buddies keep wanting to do exploratory head surgery on me,but I know better !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:03 am

I'm always up for a good barn rebuild but also, NC is about 1000 miles to far to lend a hand!!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Coffee-1November2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:22 am

I say 1,000 miles away from New England is a REALLY good thing!! ;)

SWEET barn Chris!! The stud size and on-center spacing is similar to my barn. I was scared this thing would collapse the first winter when I first saw it ... but boy that is some strong wood in there!! I've had 2 feet of sloppy snow and 6" of ice up there and barely a sag. Still made me nervous, so I shoveled it off - I can't afford to test the limits of this thing, but so far it's proven itself. Down there, that thing will last another 100+ years, as long as a roof stays on it. 8-)
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: 009to090 On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:24 pm

SMITTY wrote:I say 1,000 miles away from New England is a REALLY good thing!! ;)

SWEET barn Chris!! The stud size and on-center spacing is similar to my barn. I was scared this thing would collapse the first winter when I first saw it ... but boy that is some strong wood in there!! I've had 2 feet of sloppy snow and 6" of ice up there and barely a sag. Still made me nervous, so I shoveled it off - I can't afford to test the limits of this thing, but so far it's proven itself. Down there, that thing will last another 100+ years, as long as a roof stays on it. 8-)

Yep, the roof is original, 100 year old tin, and it only has one leak that I found. The leak is right under a spot on the roof where leaves are not falling off, so the tin must've rotted fast under the damp leaves. I will repair that once I get all the trees cleared from the sides of the barn. Theres one tree that started growing under the middle of the barn. It is rowing 20ft UNDER the barn until it found sunlight, and is now growing up the side of the barn. Its 20 inches in diameter! It has not caused any damage, other than growing thru the back wood stairway, and completely blew them apart. The one is going to be difficult to fully remove. I may just cut off the part that is growing vertically up the side of the barn, then leave the rest of the trunk underneath.
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: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:53 pm

Chris, will you send me the wooden door w/ the hardware she's got on her plus the track which I'd bet is still on the barn? please, please :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix