Coffee 1-18-14

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:48 am

I woke up to this and a Winter Weather Advisory for tomorrow. Starting sometime tonight we can expect 2-4 inches of snow and temperatures dropping to 10* or below. I'm remind of the old Sailors chant, Red sky in morning, sailor take warning, Red sky at night, Sailor delight. 2 to 4 inches may not seem like much but around here it will mess everything up. Take care, Lisa
Attachments
photo 2.JPG
(180.81 KiB) Viewed 5 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]48257[/nepathumb]
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:26 am

Same reddish sky around here, Lisa.
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 1-18-14

PostBy: GA cracker On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:10 am

Did not see it, Pennsylvania GREY
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air


Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:05 pm

Just like in Freetown, the sky is always blue in my world with rainbows and unicorns in abundance.......

Except for that large dark cloud that always seems to be on the horizon.....and those pesky black helicopters keep buzzing the house that only go away when the locust cloud gets too thick.
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 1-18-14

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:53 pm

KLook wrote:I have that last bit of coffee. :shock: Dang its strong after laying there all day! Feel like I need something though. I wish you guys would stop sending the cold fronts this far south as I am experiencing a coastal Maine winter here with higher daytime temps. Going to be below freezing for the next week at least, at night of course. I am just amazed at the lack of knowledge about winterizing (or summerizing) a structure here. The electric bills are a topic on the evening news. It is that same thing keeping heat in as keeping heat out! But they build them like garages in the north and then complain. The fact that power is so cheap here is the culprit I believe. Georgia has a test on all new construction now, but a guy that conducts the test told me you could pass with a 2x2 window open! Code enforcement in Tenn. is non existent as far as I can tell.
Hey Greg! Just lay on the horn when you go by the East Brainerd exit, I'll wave.

Kevin



Sorry Kevin,
We are trying to expand our market. Next year we will be pushing for ice in Key west. :D

Dave
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:03 pm

I am always late to these. I start reading get sidetracked and coffee gets cold. I spent my free time the past few weekends upgrading my jet ski that I probably wont have time for again this year. I bought a used Sea Doo RXP for a good price stock top speed of about 70mph. They are no different than the car companies of today. They are known for exhaust valves snapping, supercharger bearings failing and a few other things. So I replaced all the valves and rebuilt the supercharger. Finally last night I got to hear it run again. Sounded good but till we get some softer water around here it will be a while before any testing is done.

Hey Cap, I hope ya feel better soon. Sounds like you were lucky. I know I have used up 7 or 8 of my 9 lives, and because I cant remember if it is 7 or 8. I am a lot more cautious anymore. Sounds like you had at least one left as well. Glad you are safe it could have been worse. Gives us all something to think about.


Oh yea nice job there Freddy. You are a talented man.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:49 pm

Alighty! My electrician came over today & we got the generator interface installed and gave the system an actual test. The interlock works perfectly. The generator easily handled the swap over & all is good. We let the house run on generator for 15 or 20 minutes....long enough to verify that everything works. There! Now we will never lose power again. ;)

I made a 45 foot extension cord so the generator will be a good long way from the house.... it'll be out of sight, almost out of hearing range, and no fear of CO. Perfect!
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 1-18-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:33 pm

NICE Freddy:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:22 pm

Flyer5 wrote:................ I bought a used Sea Doo RXP ......... They are no different than the car companies of today. They are known for exhaust valves snapping, supercharger bearings failing ...........

Ahh that's your problem Flyer - It's a FOUR stroke! Baah! :P toothy
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 1-18-14

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:32 pm

Sorry Kevin,
We are trying to expand our market. Next year we will be pushing for ice in Key west. :D


You know, I would like to have a little boiler, just like my VF3000, but about 60,000 BTU's. Maybe shrink your LL110 down and market them here. Everyone uses forced air so an air/water exchange would be necessary. But Propane is ungodly expensive and I am sure NG is not far behind. Electricity is the champ here.
Lots of water capacity would not be necessary so more like your 110, Maybe I should do a business plan for this area.....

Kevin
Last edited by Wood'nCoal on Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Fixed quotes
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:50 pm

Hmmmmm.
Coal, 50 lb. bags. $375/ton 15.62/Mill btu
Electric at about .85/Kwh 24.91/Mill btu
NG at $11 pr 1000CF 13.34/mill btu

Coal is still not looking to bad even here in Chattanooga! 8-)

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:11 pm

SMITTY wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:................ I bought a used Sea Doo RXP ......... They are no different than the car companies of today. They are known for exhaust valves snapping, supercharger bearings failing ...........

Ahh that's your problem Flyer - It's a FOUR stroke! Baah! :P toothy



My 99XPL 2 stroke is not much better. But if you want fast I guess reliability will suffer.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:17 pm

Not necessarily ...... there's no replacement for displacement! ;) You could put a big triple or 4-cylinder (Old Kawi) snowmobile engine in there with a stroker kit and a port job to match the RPM range - that thing would be a TORPEDO! :lol:

Depending on your wallet, you can build those engines close to 200HP! That would be FUN! But yeah when you go that crazy, that's when things break in spectacular fashion with shrapnel and fire. And to think your sitting on top of the engine ..... could be harmful to the family jewels! :shock: :fear: :lol:
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 1-18-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:39 am

Holy Moly we are out of school again today! I'm so bored I may have to resort to cleaning the house. They are telling us that it's because the rural areas of the county are still impassable but really.... At this point I fully expect to be out again tomorrow; they will say that it will be too expensive to heat the building for just one day. We ran out of weather closure days 2 days ago and it's still only January. Any more closures will have to be made up either from the Spring Break or the end of the year. Bummer, we already get out in late June (we have to start after Labor Day by law.) Stay warm, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:47 am

Two hour delay up here today. I have to laugh because it is the same temp this morning as a couple weeks ago when they canceled school because of the extreme cold. The only difference is a lack of built in snow days in the schedule left!

I guess the concern for the kids standing in the cold waiting for the bus has become less important. After all when you may not get some $$ from the state because the school may have less than the 180 day mandate you open the schools no matter what!
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