Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Keving On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:29 am

21 and howling here this morning. Looks like it is going to be a Carhart Day.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Kimmel pea coal

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:32 am

Anthony, java a man don't healthy keep :clap: toothy I was lucky, all my kids were good sleepers, a man can only hope for that! Seems like old man winter has made a statement here on the hill. 12*, really blowin. The old HITZER just idling along at 72* inside :)
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freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:33 am

freetown fred wrote:12*, really blowin AND-------

Might have to push the Hitzer to #12. ;)
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: anthony7812 On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:35 am

We don't see snow anymore Fred its sad. You either have to go south or north to see anything. Snow drought in NEPA for sometime now.
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:19 am

Burr, it's 16 degrees here this morning. The day's high is expected to be 24 to 25 degrees depending upon which weather service you believe. Not much snow though, so that's nice. The S130 is lumbering along and only firing occasionally, so there's plenty of reserve remaining in her for when the serious cold weather comes. Time for coffee #1 (of many).
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:53 am

Winter is here I guess. yesterday I put a bale of hay out for the sheep and got their water bucket out with an electric heater to keep it from freezing. That is a sure sign of winter, but hey it is almost December and a month later then last year. Of course the sheep prefer green, growing grass so they will nearly starve themselves walking across the fields looking for the natural green stuff when hay is available right there, but I guess us humans do the same thing metaphorically speaking. The chickens were nice and balmy with their electric heat and Tajmahal of chicken coops; concrete floor, insulated, boarded in and heated!! It was 40 degrees in there last night with just a heat lamp on. Nice.

As for my home heat; we are still burning the white pine slab wood from our pine logs that we sawed up last Spring for our wide pine flooring. Yesterday the sawmill guy came again and sawed up another 3000 bf for my dad, but Popil and Cedar this time.

As for me, my latest interest is in making slate. I looked around a bit more, specifically looking for slate and was shocked at how much is there...huge slabs of the stuff. One mantra I try to do in this house, just to make it more personal is to do whatever I can from stuff found on the farm, Gravel for concrete and the driveway, rock walls for landscaping, trees for the lumber, etc. So it is nice to be able to add slate as a possibility for flooring, sinks and walkways. I have a ranch so I doubt slate shingles will ever be done here, but after doing a slate hunt yesterday, I think I have the slate to do it. This all started when I found out a slate quarry was just down the road from me "back in the day".

So maybe I will find time to pound away on my rock today. We'll see.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:57 am

Wow, the wind came in about 3:00am this morning, howling away. Temp went from 50's to 20's in about 2 hours. Its 30 right now, with the sun out. We should see a high of 39.
72 inside, except the kitchen wing. That'll remain about 55 today.
Installing the 2nd DVC-500 will fix that cool spot.
Still waiting for Wall Terminator to arrive, before I can fire it up.

Heading to the Raleigh Gun Show now. See ya tonight.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:10 am

What temperature is it holding?
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:40 am

freetown fred wrote:Wellll, so much for that thar poor man budget :clap: toothy

Yeah well, I have been neglecting this little truck for years. Now all of a sudden he is getting all new everything. Keeps me out of the bars.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Old Mill Mini Stoker with Keystoker Feed System
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar SCR
Baseburners & Antiques: Caloric UltraMatic Coal-Gas Range
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut