Coffee 11-9-13

Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:13 am

Good morning! Welcome to the coffee house. Please, enter, share, enjoy. The coffee is fresh and hot, water for tea is simmering. There's even fruit juice for those that need. It's hunting season so how about a hunters breakfast? The usual eggs any way, home fries, bacon, sausage, and of course beans, and lot's of 'em! Mmmmmm, good food.

We had snow spitting in the air yesterday. There's no stoppin' old man winter now. He's got his toe in the door. We can, however, keep him from getting in the house.... glowing black rocks do the trick quite well!

My cousin Ed is up from Massachusetts. The seat in his VW needs to be custom fitted so he's comfy. We will rip into that this morning & before he leaves he will have a car that makes him happy to drive. I hope the airbag in the seat doesn't deploy!

Enjoy the weekend, keep the fire's burning, and hug your loved ones.
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 11-9-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:43 am

got my dunkin donuts icy and its 30 degree's out now... stove is holding its own and I have not needed to flip the oil burner switch on at all yet this year (hoping I can get to Dec.) since I only have a 10 gallon can of diesel at a time to keep it wet enough to heat some hot water :cry:

Taking a road trip today... Billerica to pick up a 404 then onward to Ashby to look at some old rusty gold (some kind of stove graveyard out their or something :shh: ) My days off are just filled with excitement aren't they :funny:
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:25 am

Good morning people and how's everyone doing this fine morning?Im going to try to get some stuff done before winter sets in(winterize the camper,seal the flat roof on the back garage :mad:,and the never ending of dealing with the leaves)but its part life and I will deal with it from the help of Freddy's great coffee and some good eats.Freddy,I don't want to see a black eye next week so you and that air bag better play nice :lol: Take care and stay warm.Keepaeyeonit :)
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:30 am

Mornin people, Outstanding coffee as usual Freddy:) I think I'll leave the musical fruit be, but, a lil bit of everything else is surely in order this AM. Yep, we had about 1/2 inch on the ground yesterday for about an hour. Got a glimpse of our first white out for the season. 31* out---73* inside the old homestead. dc, what the hell are you talkin about--oil switch????????????????????????????????? I thought you had one of them thar 404's set up? Still runnin about 20-25 lbs a day through the old 50-93 & I'm a happy camper. Had the oldest daughter & 3 grandkids show up from Pa for a couple days--real good visit--Enjoy the week-end all:)
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freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:49 am

While enjoying my first cup of hot coffee for the morning I got onto the Accuweather website and noticed that buy Tuesday 11/12 the forecast here calls for snow, with a high of 34 degrees and a low of 21 degrees. Also, looking at the November calendar on Accuweather I see where within the past 24 hours they have revised the temperature forecast for the second half of November noticeably downward, with temps projected to be well below the historical averages. Looks like we may be in for a cold one.

As for today, when I was up last night (between about 2:30 AM and 3:30 AM) we were sitting at 28 degrees, but I went back to sleep and woke up to 35 degrees, so it actually got warmer overnight here. The high here should be a comfortable 54 degrees today.

BTW, nice family there Fred!
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:00 am

Hey Larry, if you'd like, I can send them thar grandkids out your way so they could eat a months worth of YOU're food in a couple days-- :clap: toothy
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:17 am

freetown fred wrote:Hey Larry, if you'd like, I can send them thar grandkids out your way so they could eat a months worth of YOU're food in a couple days-- :clap: toothy

No thanks! I've got two already. Younger than yours though.
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:49 am

Venison steak and eggs for breakfast here. Had my 4 cups of coffee so I'm good to go. Don't know exactly what's on the agenda for the day. Maybe some yard work and shopping with the Mrs.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:22 am

Coffee & coffee cake muffin for me today.

I think todays project is to start on the shed/coal bunker. Still planning it out in my head after drawing up a few sketches, who knows what it will evolve into.

I'll also continue the attack on the leaves this weekend.

Hey FF...looks like a good job by the grandkids spoiling your dogs! 8-)

Have a great day everyone.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:03 am

Good mornin' all, a nice brisk day and winter is a knockin'. Need to close the camper and maybe, I said maybe rake some leafs. Thanks for sharing FF, they sure do warm the place up!
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 11-9-13

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:08 am

Good morning everyone. We had about 1/2" of snow Thursday night. it was waiting for me Friday morning.. But it melted fast.

I started in on a project I've been mulling over for about a year.

Since I'm a 'collector' of virtually everything and rarely sell anything, I've run out of space for my cars.
And my shop is full of cars being worked on, tools and machinery.. AND stored cars.

So an addition onto the east side of the shop is underway.. A bit late in the year, as the snow yesterday is telling me, but
I'll get at least the roof on and walls up so it's enclosed as I work on the PEX for the heated floor.

A few quick photos, then I'm out in the cold to work on it.

I had to fire up the old wheel loader to scrape off the sod and topsoil, it won't fit under the roof joists once they are inplace.

Glad to hear DM's family survived the Typhoon and everyone is well.

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:32 am

Good morning all,

Don't mind me, I'm just going for a third plate of food. Good stuff. Good to hear everyone is doing well this fine Saturday. The website for accuweather, would it be I see on the net the national weather forcasters are predicting a large storm could possibly develop over the weekend into the beginning of the week and pound New England and the entire North East. Hmm, Yup. . . . . I wish mother nature or old man winter would pound us with a lot of snow. I know not everyone desires this, however, I am willing to take all the snow at my location.

This weekend is another work weekend. I have a large project that needs to be brought back on schedule and get finished. This is the largest project I have had to do. So, the burning of my candle at both ends will continue until I finish this project and deliver it to the customer.

I almost lost fire in one of the coal stoves, it was a close call. I guess in order to maintain a coal fire you have to add coal to the stove at least once every thirty hours. I can not believe I forgot. I set up the antique coal sifter next to my coal bin since this coal I purchased from a cellar has a lot of fines. The old timers were inventive when it came to burning and cleaning coal and ashes. The purchase of the antique coal sifter was the best $20 dollars I have spent towards my coal addiction. I have gotten my money's worth out of this sifter over the past few years. Anyway, I must get going and get back in the shop. I hope everyone has a safe and productive weekend. Freddy, thanks for the food.

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

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:54 am

Good morning all. Just coffee to go today. Last weekend off till next year so I have to make it worth while. Todays projects: finish leaf cleanup, finish digging some holes for extra columns so I can add a extra support beam under the barn. Really don't have to, one of those piece of mind projects. Don't want to wake up one morning and find a car in the barn basement. Then if I stilll have enough gas left its helping my wife with our bedroom. While she works on the plaster I think I'll strip and repaint the radiator like I did the other one. To bad the stove is stealing there work. Nothing like nice warm radiators. Anyway time to get busy. Everyone have a good weekend. Matt
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:07 am

A beautiful fall day here in PA again. Hey FFred hope the family visit was good. White stuff accumulating up thier already, must be nice. Anyway long day ahead first time I have had 3 days off since well maybe August? Kicken back today but man do I have a list. Take care folks.
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 11-9-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:57 pm

Good morning. I am still living on the edge waiting for baby #2 to show up. Due date was signs of action yet. I just emptied all of my ash tubs and brought some extra coal in the basement...we are ready for the deep freeze.
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