Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:51 am

NWBuilder wrote:Mine only lasted 7 years and the cost of the parts to fix it were almost as much as a new unit.


They built it almost perfectly! Now it seems they build them to last 5 years. If they last longer they try to build them lighter & cheaper. 7 years? Perfect! Now go buy a new one like a good little American. Isn't that what the major appliance builders want? Arghhhhhhh!

I want to go back to the "washing machines and dryers last 20 years" days. This "planned obsolescents" is ticking me off!
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 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:29 pm

Well, another day another $0.48.

Just got back from Oklahoma and started up the Old Mill again.

I put a Gibson Exhaust on my Sport Trac last week and a new set of shocks. Now my exhaust is rubbing against the springs. So today I will gently remove the exhaust and cut about an inch off where it connects to muffler so I can move it up away from the springs. I installed a set of Sensa Tracs last week so I can fill my bed up with some premium anthracite from the Jeddo breaker and not get any sag. It turns out I already had a set of Sensa Tracs on there from the previous owner. LOL. If I get it done before this afternoon I may go look at a small coal stove with a water jacket that I got a tip on. Hopefully it will be within my poor man budget.

Have a great day.

Neal
ntp71
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Morning all...or is it afternoon now? I don't know anymore.

Batman is awesome but, where's his cape?

Not much going on today. Woke up a lil early hopped online with some friends and played a bit of GTA V before my Xbox froze. Now I'm out running errands with the family before the misses has to go to work.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator


Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:25 pm

Freddy wrote:
NWBuilder wrote:Mine only lasted 7 years and the cost of the parts to fix it were almost as much as a new unit.


They built it almost perfectly! Now it seems they build them to last 5 years. If they last longer they try to build them lighter & cheaper. 7 years? Perfect! Now go buy a new one like a good little American. Isn't that what the major appliance builders want? Arghhhhhhh!

I want to go back to the "washing machines and dryers last 20 years" days. This "planned obsolescents" is ticking me off!


Our local appliance dealer said Speedqueen is the only one left that makes a long lasting product. Too bad they don't make a residential model with more capacity.
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 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:31 pm

ntp71 wrote:
I put a Gibson Exhaust on my Sport Trac last week and a new set of shocks. Now my exhaust is rubbing against the springs. So today I will gently remove the exhaust and cut about an inch off where it connects to muffler so I can move it up away from the springs. I installed a set of Sensa Tracs last week so I can fill my bed up with some premium anthracite from the Jeddo breaker and not get any sag. It turns out I already had a set of Sensa Tracs on there from the previous owner. LOL.


.....and then I realize that the Leaf Spring brackets are shot...completely rusted out and ready to break off...UGH!...thank God for RockAuto.
ntp71
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:54 pm

Wellll, so much for that thar poor man budget :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:45 pm

Hi all,

Hey Rob - look at an Electrolux washer. I got one when I replaced my Maytag (a brand that I will never buy again) and have been really happy with it. I've had it for a couple of years now and haven't had any problems with it. It has a large capacity and all the cycles you could every want on a washing machine. The one thing it doesn't do is let coins and other small items slip under the drum gasket and block the exit hose like the Maytag did. The detergent drawer comes apart for easy cleaning. It's also made in August, GA.

So... I'm late for breakfast again. I was up and out early this morning on a quick trip to Maryland to pick up some Nut coal. I was reminded why I don't like Maryland when as I crossed the Potomac River my car was on the receiving end of some splattering goose crap - no joke - right on the bridge, right on the windshield. They must have seen me coming. I got my coal and was out of there in record time. It was a good day to go because our temperatures are dropping as I write this. They say we are going down to 24* overnight and won't get above 40* for a week or so. I'll need to burn a mix of pea and nut in order to produce a steadier, hotter heat overnight; no more just idling along. Thanks again to the forum for teaching me how to burn coal!

I spent the rest of the day filling in the valley behind my house with coal ash and fallen leaves. It's been 7 years since I started filling the valley in but I haven't even made a dent in it. About the only thing I've done is create a mystery for future anthropologists as to why and how the odd pieces of coal came to be in the valley.

The bees are snug in their hive where the thermometer shows me that they are keeping it a toasty 75*. I feed them yesterday - a quick in and out but I saw enough to know the queen is not lying eggs and won't resume that until late March or April. Bees don't hibernate but they sure slow down on their activities.

I hope everyone is staying warm and gets a least one thing done on their to do list. Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:57 pm

Lisa, I had our local appliance dealer order the biggest set of front loaders that GE makes. The washer has an access panel/door to retrieve anything that falls thorough the drum. I am not partial to GE, but I do like the service from this business and GE is what they sell.
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 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:23 pm

PLUS--you're set for those next couple kids :roll:---PLUS, I got this 9 mos old puppy & she's got me worried:( I can't seem to get her to relax or get comfortable here on the old homestead--anybody got any ideas? ----------------------------------------------------------- :clap: toothy
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freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:08 pm

Yeah,Fred,it's simple.....Quit using the poor dog's as comforters ! I am glad to get back home ! Been a screamer since 0400 Monday A.M. Lotsa wind damage as expected,but the Tornado Blast path was/is the worst. A lot of F1's and 2's rolling along !......It's just plain good to be Home :lol:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:40 pm

Fred it looks like you gotta fight for a cushion there on that couch and i doubt you'd win!! :D

i hope you have your own recliner!

would it be cold enough to be considered a two dog night up in freetown tonight?
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 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:38 pm

You betcha titleist, snowin & blowin to beat the band Recliner?????????????/ Hell the other blk lab is in that--I'm just happy I got a comfortable computer chair :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:16 am

freetown fred wrote:I can't seem to get her to relax or get comfortable


You may need to get her some doggy Valium. She's way more excited than a Lab should get! ;)
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 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:23 am

holy balls its friggen cold 14 degrees here with a nice balmy 30 mph wind! 72 in the homestead on this beautiful sunday morning. Missed breakfast yesterday, hell didnt have time for dinner either, may have an extra cup of java this morning. The newbie is almost 4months now! Sleepin from 7pm to 7 am cant complain a lick! Hope all is ready for this cold snap, have a good weekend.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:27 am

anthony7812 wrote:holy balls its friggen cold 14 degrees here with a nice balmy 30 mph wind!


Same here, I just got dressed to get the paper and decided that it can wait! 71 on the first floor, and that is all it will do unless I raise the temperature of the boiler. The way it is now all the circulators are running continuously, so the room temperature is very steady...I think I will leave it alone.
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