Coffee 1-11-14

Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:21 pm

Freddy-The Marlin Perkins of Maine ! Nice Action Shot ! Where's Jim and K-5? :lol: :rofl: Greg,they're going to be trailering out something with a bucket just to try and get that road treated.......You ought to see the sequel to today's showing tomorrow ! :lol:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:41 am

At my old job, I'd have been fired for that one, regardless of whose "fault" it was. Glad I don't drive anymore!! ;) Don't miss that crap one bit!

I see another reason to keep my old flip-phone. Damn company keeps trying to sell me one of those newfangled hand-held tracking devices. The phone is a rip, and the plans are even worse! I'll keep my flipper. Was just looking at my Verizon bill ... I may dump them soon. :x Friggin car payment right there ... after the state and fed taxes! :shock: What a joke ... Just what I need - ANOTHER computer to freeze, seize, and crash ...

We got up to 58° yesterday!! No snow left anywhere now. Yard is a QUAGMIRE - no driving off the driveway anymore - you'll sink to the rockers! Dropped to 36° overnight - not cold enough to harden anything up yet. Looks like it'll be a few days before that happens.

Well, weather was wrong again. 2"-3" rain forecast... and less than 1.5" total. Still some areas of semi-frozen soil out there that's not letting water in. Looks like the 6" of ice on the yard swamp is gone as well.

The humidity and temp changes are wreaking havoc on all my equipment. EVERYTHING in the barn is COVERED in condensation, and rusting. My bikes, tools and cars. Tried running the heat for a bit ... but couldn't get the dewpoint high enough!

I can get used to this 40 lbs. of coal in 24 hours thing in the house though. 8-)
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 1-11-14

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:17 pm

We got only a trace of freezing drizzle last night. so the driveway and cars are clear and clean for the most part. The driveway still has patches of ice but it's already above freezing, so I think much of it will melt off.
We're having a Euchre party next saturday, so I need to keep the drive and parking areas clear for about 10-12 cars and trucks to park.. I'll put mine down near the shop, I'm sure I'll have to scatter some ash over the parking areas, or call my homeowners insurer to bump up the slip and fall coverage for the party.. :mad:

The snow is hard and crunchy, but not hard enough yet for LOKI to walk on yet.. he's pretty frustrated, he likes to play in the snow.. he did find a spot that was still fairly soft.. stuck his nose in about 8" or so, decided it was 'THE SPOT' :shock: So he proceeded to roll, dig, roll some more, and make canine 'snow angels' :lol: He'd stop, stick his nose out of the pile of snow over his head, snort and start the rolling an digging all over again.. Unfortunately, I had a cup of coffee in my hand, and had left my phone/camera back in the house..

Some sunshine right now.. nice to see the sun again!

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


Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:31 pm

SMITTY wrote:I see another reason to keep my old flip-phone.


My old flip phone was dying. I got a new 'Dura Pro" flip phone. I highly resist a "smart phone". A flip phone you can open, use it, close it. A smart phone somehow takes over your brain and forces you to stare at it for hours on end. I've seen it happen! Plus.... we have three phones on the same account. My Cousin, my wife & myself. It's $80 a month for all three. I understand that as long as we never change our contract, the price will never go up. I'm imagining 300 years from now when cell phones are $3,500 a month... we'll still be paying $26.66 each!
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 1-11-14

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:18 pm

Anybody else get a Swimoutlet.com banner under this thread ?
Does "sting" have a web business ?
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:33 pm

Tile job update---I'm gainin on her for an old guy, slow but sure:)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:42 pm

Stop that,Fred! The Mrs. is getting ideas! toothy
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:45 pm

freetown fred wrote:Tile job update---I'm gainin on her for an old guy, slow but sure:)


Looks good from my house Fred!!! Keep it up!!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:06 pm

Fred: aren't you done with that job YET? :shock: :lol: :P

BTW, thanks again for helping me keep my sanity, what was left of it, during my slate tile floor job a few years back!

Do I need to mail you some industrial-strength Motrins ??

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

Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:15 pm

Lookin' good FFred! Is there radiant heat under there?
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 1-11-14

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:54 pm

Looks great FFred!!
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:08 pm

Thanx guys. Yes, the whole job consisted of a 4" pour over old floor with loop pex through out @ 8 inches--he went with propane--I tried-- anyway--had to raise all doors, windows remained--kitchen floor cabinets were OK--just cut down on exposed base's, they were 6" fortunately:) now are 2" base showing. Used vinyl strips on baseboard faces. I hope to wrap it all up this coming week & give my knee's a well deserved break--Greg, your surely welcome & could you AIR MAIL them :clap: toothy HB, tell Julie, Have Tile, Will Travel :hammer:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:54 pm

looks good fred.
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Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:29 pm

Hi Guys,

I just got back from another Williamsburg weekend. We drove down late Friday so we could go to the Naming and Blessing of our grandson at church this morning. He will be known on the rolls of the church as Frederick David Staton - a big name for such a little guy. His dad and both grandfathers blessed him with health and a desire to learn all he could and the wisdom to use that knowledge to be a force for the positive. It was a good weekend.

DK and I didn’t do much else - I think we were the only ones in the Navy base’s cabins this weekend and since there is no cell reception or internet it was very quiet. We did go see Lone Survivor and recommend it to everyone.

When we left, the inside temperature was 75* and when I got back the inside temperature was still 75*. The stoves still had a couple of hours of fuel left and were going strong. I had set them to burn very low. I was really surprised how little ash was there to shake out.

My mom sent me a great birthday present - Laser sites for my Taurus 9mm. They are so cool. The sites fit under the trigger guard and turn on when your middle finger comes in contact with a copper sensor. I’d wanted laser sensors for a while so I am happy.

Oh yeah, I still have bees. Wahoo! When I got back they were flying in the 60* temperatures. I only saw a couple because it was getting dark when we got back but that’s a good sign. I’ll check inside the hive tomorrow morning if it warms up earlier enough.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, too. Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:15 pm

jpete wrote:I was enjoying a late morning in bed. I caught the whiff of sulfur and thought I must have had some really bad gas and then the CO alarm went off.

No clue why but it looks like I have some investigating to do. The Dwyer was still reading that I had a ~.02 draft and the fire appeared to be going good.

Warm and slightly rainy/foggy here today as well. My chimney doesn't really like days like that.


Did you get it sorted out? Did it have anything to do with the coke you were burning awhile back?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)