Coffee 11-9-13

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:29 pm

Well,at least I'm confident that it's Saturday Morning ! And what a Morning it is at Freddy's ! Seems there's a ton of story's here today ! Going forward,I'm just going for the coffee and see just what I can accomplish before we get bombed again with Lake Effect Snow ! Have a Great One,Gang ! :D
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: mmcoal On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:06 pm

My youngest decides to wake up at the first sign of light now so my day started a little earlier than planned. Did an early shake down of the stove, had a cup of Freddy's coffee, raked the front of the property and changed the oil in the car and truck. Still have lots left to do. Experienced my first puff back yesterday! My youngest son and I were having a guy day yesterday and for his noon nap we decided to chill out on the recliner in front of the stove, watch some tv and eat some animal crackers until he fell asleep. I could tell the damper in the back had opened and the stove was heating back up and then all of a sudden I heard the quick rumble and a muffled boom followed by the flap banging around. It made my son jump a little, but didn't wake him up at least.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:36 pm

Welcome to the puff-back club mm--them thar thermo flaps are pretty nice, ya think? ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: mmcoal On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:02 pm

freetown fred wrote:Welcome to the puff-back club mm--them thar thermo flaps are pretty nice, ya think? ;)

I think the bi-metal damper was a great idea.
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:02 pm

It's been a productive day here so far. Those two cups of coffee I had this morning did the trick. Got new tires on my car, got a haircut, got new headlight bulbs installed in the wifes car (no easy task on a 2006 Aveo, as the battery needs to come out on one side, and the air filter canister needs to come out on the other, and there isn't room to move around under the jam packed hood in those tiny things), and also gave our lawn what I figure will be its last mowing for the season. Then I got the boiler topped off with coal, and got the ash buckets swapped out and emptied out. Time for the wife to think of some more things for me to do. :)
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: kstills On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:53 pm

Hey, coffee got me going this morning; Got the boy to work on time!, laundry, coffee, down to watch the daughters Powder Puff football game, out to Sam's club for coffee and cream, back to the house to get my hair cut, pick up oil filters for tomorrow, mow the leaves and into work for the night.

Tomorrow it's change the oil, buy some more galvanized to replace my vent pipe :shock: and back into work for the night.

All with coffee. :)
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:20 pm

My goodness! Everyone is busy....except for Rob R. that is. He's just nervously waiting for a new baby to arrive. :) That can take a lot of energy! I hope it's soon. Hopefully by next coffee we will have a new coal burner among us.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:57 pm

! :)
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:41 pm

Hi everyone,

Busy day here, too. Up and out early to rake leaves and get the outside of the house ready for the cold weather. We are still in the mid 60s for a daytime high but that's going to change come Monday night when it's forecasted to drop to 32*. I'll be lighting the Mark II then. We haven't quite got the Mark I installed yet but we have a plan and I'll order the necessary black pipe on Monday. I found a supplier that has a 24 guage black pipe which you "ovalize in the field for the best fit." I figure I'll secure the pipe sections together and then squash them to an oval that will allow them to pass through the 4 inch flue slot. The only remaining question is how and where to put the Barro. The stove will be 1/2 in the chimney firebox and the black pipe will be very short before heading up the chimney. Trying to get a Barro to fit or trying to adjust it will be a challenge. The stove will have 6 inches of clearance on either side. Once I lite the match, that's not someplace I'll want to be. I'll try to get some decent pictures of the final installation.

They are calling for sleet and snow here on Weds but I'll believe it when I see it. The last time it snowed this early in the season was the Veterans Day snowstorm of 1987 when we got a couple of feet of snow but no blizzard. We had just moved to the area from Bayonne, NJ and were laughing at how the locals were freaking out about a little snow. The joke was on us though as the town closed up, the grocery sold out of all the basics and the electricity was out for a week. That's when we started our emergency planning and food storage program. Now when they say snow we just sit back and watch. Actually, we kind of feel left out of a compulsory community activity. :whistle:

Well, I hope everyone is having a great weekend. JPete, sorry to hear about your hand. It sounds like something I'd have done. Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:58 am

Im not sure id want a barro installed in that kind of location/situation Frog :cry: , if you cant get to it or visually see it and its in a spot with your stove in a "super heated box" (you want that air inside that super heated box to be displaced into your living room not to be sucked right up your chimney). (just my thoughts for the lil' they may be worth) ;)

I took my road trip to Billerica & Ashby yesterday and what a trip it was! picked up a nice Crane 404! well cared for by its original owner! He bought it new in 1985 and moved it several times to every house he had... he's getting older now and loved it so much he wanted me to have it back (completing a full circle)... He also gave me a baro and the stove pipe (if anyone local needs they can have the pipe & baro).

went onward to Ashby to meet two of the nicest people ive ever met... I swear I was in a scene from "on golden pond"... husband & wife who are what EVERYONE dreams! Im sure others locally have been here because he had sort of an antique stove graveyard (mostly to far gone for me to deal with)... but I tried to help him understand why and explained on some he should part them out (example: his Glenwood rear double heater pipe or Finial from Stewart). anyways... this old timer has everything and works everything... out splitting with his john deere, horse rototiller ready in field, bobcat mower in barn, antique cars, corvettes, stoves, beautiful wife out helping in him in the fields at 28 degrees with her irish cap and cup of soup in hand for him (I thought I was in heaven for a minute)... here are some of the views of his neighbors farm... This is a place where men are men and dreams are made and people are real! (although this neighbors farm is clearly a show piece best served by Norman Rockwell, most the area is regular folk out working) .... a great day indeed and had lots of fun
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:50 am

Nice day trip dc--my recollection of Rockwell is nothing but working stiffs & American normalcy--soda jerks, etc. Not necessarily corvettes sittin in barns--although back when, a workin grunt COULD afford one-- LOL-- nice analogy though:) I'm glad you grabbed that old CRANE.
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:29 am

Whoops---dc, my apologies--sittin here, I kinda, distinctly remember a Rockwell New Yorker mag with a pix of a 54 or 55 Corvette back when--PS--kinda, distinctly is a mental state reserved for those of us that are getting older it is the aftermath of GRUMPY ;) :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:45 am

Places like that always make me wonder what's in all those buildings when they leave good stuff out in the weather. Place near here has a couple of old T-Birds sitting outside the garage.
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:46 am

freetown fred wrote:Whoops---dc, my apologies--sittin here, I kinda, distinctly remember a Rockwell New Yorker mag with a pix of a 54 or 55 Corvette back when--PS--kinda, distinctly is a mental state reserved for those of us that are getting older it is the aftermath of GRUMPY ;) :clap: toothy


well, I was referring more to the farm I posted pics of above (though this show farm screams Beverly Hills more than NE toothy )... look at that 12' tall bronze buck in the yard (gives you some perspective as to how large this farm house is, so many cupolas I could not even count them all (each one sporting a $1,000 copper weathervane) !, swimming pools, movie stars... :lol:


If I could have got closer pics of this place you would have seen some incredible things on the other side of this house... mint condition things from bygone years. (note that Texico Sign on the far left)... this farm is filled with HUGE pieces like that (gas tanks, john deere's, cival war cannons, etc. and its so picture perfect its like the whole farm, house, grass, fencing, etc. is preserved in wax)
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Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:09 am

Hell dc, you'd think he could afford one of them, thar leaf sweeper thingy's rather then just mulchin-- :clap: toothy
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