Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:04 am

Wow! Wheres the coffee Freddy? I hope you don't mind me going into the pantry to get some. I just found some old Instant Folgers in there, but there was some decaf and high-test. I stir it with a freshly-cut piece of Southern Pine for flavor.

It is Warm-Warm-Warm down here, so the stove is just idling.

I finished up working a hectic week, and now I have the next 9 days off! Whoooo! Whooooo! :dancing:

Wow, the Coffee house has been busy last week... New coal burners joining us for some warm milk! Congrats Rob!

I finished up my project of building a raised Hearth for my 2nd DVC-500. Just waiting for the thru-wall Terminator to arrive to complete hook-up.

I got an old 1940s era Wisconsin single cyl engine to work on this weekend. Owner is Small-engine Savy, but he can't figure out the old magneto system. His complaint... No Spark. After cleaning up a lot of contacts in the Magneto casing, I am able to get spark out to the end of the plug wire, but when I connect the plug wire to the plug, no spark on the plug. I'll pull the condenser today and measure it. I'll also check point gap, as I did not do that while cleaning things up in Magneto. Fun, Fun, Fun!
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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: Freddy On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:35 am

**yawwwwn** Good morning! Ahhhhh, it's some nice to sleep in. And, it's nicer to have coffee ready. Thanks!

009to090 wrote:It is Warm-Warm-Warm down here, so the stove is just idling.


You may have to actuate the window-stats! I had the opposite problem last night. As the evening went on, it was getting chilly in the house. At some point Marty turned on the little electric heater in the bedroom. No biggie, women have cold flashes sometimes as well as hot. Then later we mentioned it to each other. I had turned the infloor heat on later than usual, but still, it shouldn't feel this chilly....was it crazy cold out? I went & looked. Nope, it was 33, actually fairly warm, yet, it did seem chilly inside. Just as we were calling it a night, Marty looked at me & started to say "Are you sure the boiler is....." I cut her off. "OH NO!" I said, "Crap.... This afternoon I was in the garage right next to the AA boiler. My cell phone rang just as the boiler turned on.... I flipped the main switch off so I could talk!" I went out & sure enough it was at 90 degrees. I flipped it on and within a minute it had happy flames licking up. One thing about the Axeman Anderson.... they can sit for hours and hours and not die.

Hope you all have a smooth and productive weekend.

I smell home fries... my tongue is dancing in my mouth. Gotta go.

PS. Looked who stopped by to visit this week!
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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: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:14 am

Hi all how are things? Well 009-090 I think you may nave ruined that pine with that instant coffee :o but Im real jealous of that 9 days off and your stove looks good too.Freddy thats a cool visitor you had there!Not much happening here just some automotive work today
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well after 314,000 Mi(and over 765,000,000 revs) I have a bad u-joint so I will replace the other two and the center support bearing as well, do a oil change on the wife's car, and try to tar the last 3' of roof I started 2 weeks ago if it will stay dry.Well all y'all stay warm and enjoy :) .Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump


Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

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

Come on Chris---INSTANT???????????????? :sick: I got it Freddy--sure enough hear some strange noises comin from the old bedroom back there--must be that Batman guy :roll: Had to cancel my coal delivery yesterday--grounds to muckey to get his big truck in & the 8N has it's pullin limits--we got a lake effect snow forcast startin this evening going into Sun-7--8" & we can always add a few more here on the hill-we'll see:) Oh well, REAL coffee's ready ;) Have a good week-end all
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:34 am

30 degrees here and windy, looks like the "deep freeze" is coming tonight. Supposed to get down to 12 tonight, and single digits tomorrow night. I found another air leak in the West side of the basement...nothing a can of spray foam couldn't fix. Our latest addition to the family is doing very well, and he is very comfortable. House looks like a quarter stick went off in the toy bin, but that is another story. ;)

Time to get my tools and see if I can take the dryer apart. We decided to get a new washer/dryer set, but of course the ones my wife wants have a 2 week lead time. Our current dryer had a baffle come loose and is making one heck of a racket.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:46 am

Dryer is fixed! How is that for a fast repair? Take the door off, two screws to pull off the front panel, two more to lift up the top. Found the baffle screws in the bottom of the cabinet, reassembled and snugged the others while I was in there. Runs like new.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:21 am

Good Morning all, I wondered why no one was up yet, almost thought I was having a reverse HB flash. :roll: Keep, don't know exactly where you are at but it sounds like it's going to get wet in my area sooner than expected so good luck with that tar. Weather man said we were going to get an equal opportunity snow, we all will get some but some will get more than others :mad: trickle down effect works on everything but money around here. :mad:
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 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:49 am

morning all,

It is currently a cool twenty degrees here this a.m. with snow gently falling. We are suppose to get up to six inches between today and tomorrow. I guess we will see if the weather man threw his/her dart correctly this time. I'm taking some time away from the shop today to go order some parts for my snowmobile. I was going to do it over the summer, however, as things go one never has enough time to get everything done. Freddy, close call with the AA. Eventually my wife and I want to install an AA, about five years into the future at this point. 009to090, nice pics of your stove and hearth. Nice floor bye the way too. Freddy, I'm stealing a bottle of soda from the pantry.

I'm glad we are suppose to receive some snow. I have been itching to use the snow blower this year. FF you should have taken the delivery. The power of the 8N should not be underestimated. If I was closer to you I would bring the Ferguson 35 deluxe to help out. At 25 mph, I would have to call it a road trip. No complaints with such a long drive just your 8N would have finished the job before I arrived. Ford made a great tractor from the 8N up through the 900 series. I would love to have an 8N as well as an 800 series row crop. Anyway, I must get going to the dealership so I can get back in time to take in a ten mile run today with the wife and get back into the shop to get something productive done today. I hope everyone has a safe and productive weekend.

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

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:27 am

Southern style! Right on! Anything that gets my mind out of the northeast is a good thing. ;) Real nice job on that install Chris!! WOW is that nice!!


Looks like that crap is headed this way! Glad I sent the wife to work in the Blazer this morning. It was 45° most of last night until about 2am .. then it plummeted to 35° by sunrise. 36° now, so looks like it's not going to go up much today. Forecast is calling for snow squalls at some point this evening when the front rolls through ... :sick: God I hate winter!!! That was what made me hesitant to let the old Merc hit the streets. Can't afford to get any salt on that creampuff. It's been good to us over the last 10 years & 140,000+ miles .. and I need it to last another 10 the way car prices are headed!

In 5 days, the stoker will be on it's first solid month of service! Boy, did that fly by or what?? Took the ashes out this morning, and noticed quite a bit of flyash buildup in the fire tubes, and on the flat surface below the boiler water. I stuck my poker up in there to shake the baffles around .. and holy crap what a mess!! Had flyash dumping out of these things. If that's any indicator, I guess cleaning my chimney pipe is going to be a regular thing, especially with it's goofy run of long straights, 90° bends, and a trip downward. I'll take that any day over the shaking, poking, & swearing at midnight when I forget to load the hand fired .... 8-)

Got my new-to-me Dayton 1W831 all strapped down to it's cart. Bought a nipple and a 90° (this time I got the measurements correct! :lol: ) to screw into the oil drain, so it clears the bottom of the cart. Now it can remain semi-permanently attached while I drain the oil. An old tie down ratchet, and part of my dad's 30 year old canoe straps fastened it down tight to the cart. Thanks to my cousin Mark for the great deal! 8-)

Just got a L14-30 receptacle for it - I'll be wiring that up soon, once I finish this Husqvarna 357XP. Had to take half the damn thing apart just to get the carburetor out ...

I ordered a cart kit from Northern Tool for my other generator - the Yamaha EF6300iSDE. For something so expensive, you;d think they'd put swivel casters on one side of the damn thing! Nope! Every time you need to change direction, you have to heave-ho one side of the 230lb (full of gas) unit to get it aimed in the right direction. 4 years of doing that is enough for me and my aching back! I bought some 1" U-bolts for my plan to bolt the axles to the cart kit wheels. That kit enables the front wheels to turn, with a linkage similar to an automotive setup. Was under $100 shipped, so it sure beats the $250 and up everyone seems to get for generator wheel kits these days.

Time to go play with that frustrating Husqvarna .... have a good one!
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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 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:34 am

Ahhhhh, the Mrs. made waffles with blueberry sauce and I am full! Must go to the basement and do the shake and load been 12 hrs. I think I will do some painting on the bathroom make over. Have a nice week end everyone!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

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

Since our chat--I priced some washer-dryer set=ups------ :wtf: over! Glad it was an easier then some FIX :)
Rob R. wrote:Dryer is fixed! How is that for a fast repair? Take the door off, two screws to pull off the front panel, two more to lift up the top. Found the baffle screws in the bottom of the cabinet, reassembled and snugged the others while I was in there. Runs like new.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:51 am

10 years ago I paid OVER a GRAND for my washer and dryer! :eek2:

:wtf: is RIGHT!!

At that price I figure I need to get 40-50 years out of this set. Preferably 50 ... :lol:

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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 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:11 am

Smitty, I have the same set. Maytag Neptune...came with the house. Do you need a spare set? :) I bought us some time with the dryer repair, but the washer sounds like it is going to need a bearing soon. We have too much laundry for this set, time to start looking for something with more capacity.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:27 am

SMITTY wrote:10 years ago I paid OVER a GRAND for my washer and dryer! :eek2:

:wtf: is RIGHT!!

At that price I figure I need to get 40-50 years out of this set. Preferably 50 ... :lol:

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Mine only lasted 7 years and the cost of the parts to fix it were almost as much as a new unit. Ridiculous!!!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Coffee 11-23-2013 Southern Style

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

Are you guys aware you can buy jeans already stone washed? :shock:

You don't need to put bricks in with the laundry to get that fashionable look! :lol:
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice