Coffee 1-11-14

Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:28 am

Welcome to the Coffee house! Come in, get warm, share some cordiality & have a hot beverage to get the day started. There's hot water for the tea lovers, the makings for real hot chocolate & of course, the best coffee on Earth. Sit, stay a few minutes....or all day! I'm thinking waffles and bacon will supply us with good energy for all of our Saturday projects. Isn't it nice that splitting and stacking wood is not one of the projects?
What a wild & crazy winter. Wicked weather headed this way again. They changed the forecast and now say freezing rain until noon, then the mother of all January rains with 2 inches of rain and 50 MPH winds. I guess...that's better than 2 feet of snow and 50 MPH winds!
I'm not sure what I'll do today.... maybe... nothing? Yaaa, sure... I always plan that & then end up doing something I never expected. I just never know what direction I'm headed in until I get started.
I saw a cute cartoon. There's no electricity, it's cold, the father says to the shivering teenager "Go stand in the corner.... it's 90 degrees"'.

Hug your loved ones....enjoy the day!
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: gaw On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:28 am

Maybe I’ll stay all day and shoot the bull. We have to switch to Drambuie in the afternoon.
Nothing planned here either, the weatherman says rain and very mild. I am glad I got my coal in just ahead of the last snow and nasty cold snap. I should be set until spring. I do know I have to invest in some insulation for this shanty because 0 degree weather with hundred mile an hour wind blows the heat right out of here. The Keystoker ran nonstop to keep up.
Whatever pops up, have a great weekend.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

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PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:44 am

Morning All.

Stoves are cutting back, already 41 Degrees out, upwards of 50 predicted with rain. Nice little break from the cold. Made it thru the subzero without any problems.

Heading up to CT today to my sisters to pick up a bunch kitchen cabinets to delivery to her summer home on Keuka Lake, should be a a nice ride, will head back tomorrow. A little over 5 hour drive.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon


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PostBy: smokerdude On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:52 am

an eventful morning all ready. tended the stoker in the garage and got chased back in the house by a skunk. I thought they hibernated! Coffee good, skunk not so much.
smokerdude
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Alaska
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: DS Kozy King
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Rice

Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:27 am

Morning all,

36 degrees here and no rain. Project of the day will be removing all outside Christmas decorations, should be a piece of cake.

Right now I'm headed for South Otselic to have coffee with Arnie and the boys.

Everybody have a great and safe weekend. - John
ricoman2737
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Lennox Fuel Oil boiler as a backup
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

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PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:30 am

Coffee is great this mornin... another round of weekend at the office. Keepin it mobile this afternoon, have a good weekend fella's.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:37 am

Mornin all, outstanding coffee as always Freddy & great breakfast choice:) I'd share a bunch of that thar stuff if I knew what the hell it was :clap: toothy Soon as the sun comes up, I'll get the 8N running & go down to the barn & clean out the drainage trough in front of the overhang in preparation for this round of flooding:( hopefully I'll beat the oncoming rains. Pretty country up that way WNY-hey John, tell Arnie I said Hi!!--enjoy the week-end people:)Holy crap A, you got an office??? Damn, all' ;) s I got is a damn BARN
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:30 am

Morning all...heavy fog down here between the rivers this morning. First time in a long time I couldn't see the garage from the house and that is only about 150'.

I think I'll shut down the stoker so I can clean out the grates today. The one side edge is burning all the way to the end while the rest is about 3" back so there must be some obstruction blocking the air. After the heavy usage the last couple weeks it is time for a brush down anyway. They have 60* forecast today down here so it is a good day to do it.

Everybody have a great day!
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 1-11-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:21 am

smokerdude wrote:tended the stoker in the garage and got chased back in the house by a skunk.


YIKES! What do you do about skunks? I call my sister in law. It's the one thing she's good for LOL
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

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PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:26 am

I smelled a darn skunk the other day myself... you know what a skunk means this time of year dont ya! Early springtime weather is a coming. Glad and Sad all at the same time.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

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PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:38 am

Good mornin' all, freezing rain predicted for us today calm winds in the teens. I guess the global warming is real because they forecast tomorrow 44* and snow :? wish I had a job where you don't have to make sense :lol: Excellent breakfast as always Freddy, boy you make good coffee.
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

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PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:42 am

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.
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

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PostBy: scalabro On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:50 am

Mornin fellas...

Enjoying some from scratch pancakes with butter and dark amber syrup from my neighbors sugar maples!

Driving to Mahopac NY to eat Greek food & drink homemade Greek Cipiro (Uzo 135 proof) with my Greek brother in law!

Wish me luck :drunk:
scalabro
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford 40, PP Stewart No. 14 in the works.
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Anthracite.
Other Heating: Oil fired, forced hot air.

Re: Coffee 1-11-14

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:04 am

Morning all,

Freddy I'm stealing some pop and bacon. I'm not happy with this new weather we are having. We have a nice amount of snow and hopefully we don't loose all of it over the next few days. We have had a lot of out of state and down state visitors riding snowmobile up here this week. I'm glad I decided to ride last night. I would rather have the snow and wind than the rain and wind. We only have around five feet of snow and with this warm temp and rain the snow is going to go fast.

Work will continue in the shop today as it is going to be a long work day. Tomorrow I'll be out of the shop due to family/friends coming to visit. The visit will be nice, however, I find myself always behind in the schedule I have set for items in the shop. We survived the cold snap and my wife and I already miss it. The extreme cold made running an interesting event. So today we will be running our long run of 18 miles in the cool rain. We would prefer it to be snow not rain. Anyway, I hope everyone has a safe and productive weekend. Don't forget to think snow.

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

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PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:33 am

Good morning Freddy and everyone,
Kind of crappy here in the north West hills, haven't checked the temp but the rain tells me it's warmer then it has been out there. Got a game with my girls this afternoon, I understand that my 7th 8 th grade league has some 9th graders in it due to age. Doesn't seem fair but we play what we get. Fingers crossed they are a talented bunch so we will have our hands full. That's the highlight of my day although a dump run does run a close second.... NOT!! Have a good weekend everyone, Ken
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite