Coffee 11-16-2013

Coffee 11-16-2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:33 am

Good day friends! Come in, make yourself at home & share a moment in time. Fresh Chock Full of Nuts is hot along with water for the tea toddlers. Blueberry pancakes sound good....maybe a strip of crispy bacon? OK!

What a busy week. I squeezed 5 days into 4 to leave yesterday to erect a new Rhino Shelter. It's a beast! We have a bunch of lawn & garden stuff that needs a roof. Our 12 by 20 shelter was just too small. So, this 30 by 30 should do. It was certainly a long steady day to get the thing up. Lacking a 12 foot step ladder, I stood on the roof of the backhoe to reach the 15 foot peak. I'll spend a few hours today to get wrinkles out & tighten the top. It was a trick to get a 31 foot by 50 foot tarp over the top. It's heavier than you might think. I sold the old shelter to sister in law.... I didn't know it was going to stay here for two years!

Today.... going to a neighbors to use his portable saw mill. I have three 16" oak logs and one 26" pine log to make into planks. Ought to smell good!

I hope you all have a smooth weekend. Stay warm & hug your loved ones.
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Freddy
 
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 11-16-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:01 am

Mornin people:) Ahhhhhh, that HEAVENLY coffee--nice. You betcha bacon! First day of gun season here, maybe I should throw some orange on the horses:( NICE kinda-barn Fredddy--I'm envious! Of course you realize you'll have that FULL in a couple yrs & lookin for a bigger one :clap: toothy Have a good week-end all
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-16-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:20 am

I gotta get me one of those Freddy! No property tax on them ... at least not yet (this is MA, after all ...) . ;)



Stoker is stoking away down the basement. Whether it's 19° or 60°, it just stays the same in here. I could get used to this! And the monstrous ash pan Freddy built will last half the week! 8-)

Scored a little 2,500W vintage Briggs generator. Has a goofy 2-pronged plug for 230 that I need to change (never seen that style before). Thing weighs a TON for such a small unit! Built like a tank, back before we started electing folks whose agenda was NOT making America better ...

I'll get some pics later .. :cheers:
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 11-16-2013

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:41 am

Just found out yesterday that (on top of my nearly decade long Polycythemia Vera battle) I have (and apparently was born with) a "bicuspid aortic valve" in my heart (it's supposed to be tricuspid), and for extra added measure I also have a "nodule" growing on the right side of my thyroid. It seems that some degree of the dizziness, weakness, and shortness of breath I've been routinely experiencing and which had previously (for years) been attributed to my Polycythemia Vera may be coming from the defective ticker valve instead. They say the bicuspid problem often doesn't materialize until the 50's or 60's, and I'm 58. I have appointments with a cardiologist for the ticker and an ENT for the thyroid on the 20th. Sorry to dump this into what is more typically a joyous forum column, but I'm finding myself to be a bit frustrated right now and I feel the need to vent a bit.

Until I find out what the specialists have in store for me its business as usual, and this morning the boiler is calling on me to top off it's hopper with coal. The coffee still tastes good, and I poured myself an extra large cup of it this morning.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Coffee 11-16-2013

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:32 am

Vent away - there are plenty of patrons to listen and probably somebody to share a similar experience that may prove helpful!

Good breakfast! I am heading out to get another ton of rice this morning so I'll take mine to go and eat it in the truck on the drive up. I think I will also get some bags of nut today. I have the hand fed in the corner of the basement in case we lose power for a few days and after couple mild winters in a row I have a feeling we are due for a pay back from mother nature this year. Good thing that coal stuff doesn't go bad just sitting around!
titleist1
 
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 11-16-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:45 am

Pardon my distrust of the medical community lsayre, but I'd get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5TH opinion before condemning yourself. Seems to be alot of mysterious "things" going around these days. Half of them I think to generate revenue. :roll: Seems our care is the last thing on doctors minds as of late ... just MHO. Either way, I hope whatever the case may be that it works out well in your favor. :)



As promised, here's my new power station. 8-)
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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 11-16-2013

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:11 am

Morning all, nothing like the sound & smell of gunfire in the air the season has been underway for awhile now in these parts. I think that just maybe if people were hunting for food instead of just killing there wouldn't be a ammo shortage. Nice little shelter there Freddy, not sure if it would stand up to the wind shears we get here. Isayre, I'm sure you have investigated your docs & care, they now can find & fix things that they never before could. Sure they all want to make a buck but your long term health is foremost for all. Smitty, looks like that one outlet has seen some meltdown problems & the 220 looks almost like one of those twist locks that were popular. Hope all stay safe & warm, I had to get propain yesterday @ &2.49/gal :mad: I think I may go against my docs wishes & get at least a ton or two & fire the stoker for the coldest months. :idea:
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 11-16-2013

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:48 am

Well,Well,Well.......Seems that once again we've all gathered at Frederico's for some well deserved Java ! Everyone's doing the "Cram And Ram" deal this weekend before Winter starts to set in hard. No matter what Brand of Curse or Blessing you happen to be Sporting at present,Remember this : Thanksgiving is coming,and it's more than a One Day Interlude ! I've got Folks reporting in Sick,Half-Dead,Half-Broke,Flat-Busted,Working But Threatened,Not Working Due To Lay-Off,Closure,Health Problems,And Just Those Who Generally Feel Like There's A Damn Gun Pointed At Them (Mentally) And Just Plain 'Aint Havin' A Whole Lot Of Fun.....Whew ! Took a minute to get the Bulk of the Bad outta' the way ! In my mind's eye,on the "Good" side of the scale,I got a Guy waiting on the "Call" from his Wife to stroll on down to Delivery and bring a "Bundle Of Joy" into Our World ! Where am I Headin' with all this? Who the Hell knows!! :lol: But Seriously,think a second about it. We're all here ! We're all engaged to helping each other out,enjoying a Dab O' Camaraderie inside this Coffee House. That's a Small but Mighty Gift,Gang ! Vent,Help,Laugh,Cry,Sling Hash And Pour Coffee ! Hell,We've got it all,Gang ! It's right here ! Need to talk quietly,PM someone....Need to share,you've come to the right place ! :lol: You haul it out,we'll either Celebrate it with 'ya,or,wipe it out so it won't haunt you anymore ! Enjoy The Moments,Gang !!! :)
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 11-16-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:58 am

^^^ I want what he's having. :D
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 11-16-2013

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:04 am

It's gotta be permanent Brain Damage from when I was accidentally thrown into a low ceiling as a 2 week old Newborn,Smits ! They don't make drugs that work this constantly for 53 years ! :gee:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 11-16-2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:06 am

:woot: :funny: :punk:
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 11-16-2013

PostBy: theo On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:39 am

:rockon:
theo
 
Stove/Furnace Make: LL
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire 2

Re: Coffee 11-16-2013

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:17 am

morning all,

Nice new storage Freddy. Smitty, nice dayton generator. The funky outlets seemed to be standard on older gen sets. I have a couple older gen sets in my very small collection. The outlet in your pic is still used today. I have outlets and plugs on most of my 220v machines exactly like that. It insures that someone can not plug a 110v item into a 220v outlet. You will also find different outlets/plugs designed for 110v use as well. The different outlets for 110v designate the different amp rating of the outlet.

I know I'm late today, I have been busy in the shop since before dawn. It is another long work weekend. I will take another break late this afternoon to fit in a long run (10 miles) with the wife and then return to the shop to burn some midnight oil. Both hand fed stove are idling nice and smooth. It is nice to see such low coal consumption this time of year. I still can't wait for winter to really arrive and pound us. I need to get going so I hope everyone has a safe and productive weekend. Take care.

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

Re: Coffee 11-16-2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:46 am

I'll take my coffee to go...off to "labor & delivery"!
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

Re: Coffee 11-16-2013

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:50 am

Good Morning all,

We woke up to a misty fog this morning - that's fine by me; at least the temperature wasn't in the low 30s anymore. After a couple of days of that we are forecasted to return to our average temps in the mid 40* at night, high 50* in the day. The Mark II was great the couple of days it was so cold. I ran a pea/nut mix which kept the place toasty. Now I'm idling with pea and the windows are open.

I had plans to do my final leave raking but with the rain that's out. Instead I'll work on my Master Bee certificate and start a new online course on Economics. The economics is something I've wanted to do but never had the time. I decided I would just squeeze it in. :) I may take a minute to put the black pipe together for the Mark I. Then we are to a point that we need to get the stove in the fireplace so we can measure the black pipe. That will take extra bodies so it may not happen for a while. All in good time - it will happen - if not this year, next. :)

I hope everyone has a great Saturday and through out the week. Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea