Coffee 1-18-14

Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:27 am

Good day! The coffee is hot & tea is close by. Come in, it's time for a quick social & then on to deeds not done during the 5 day week. Weekends get started with coffee and coffee is in the coffee house! I'm making a run to the corner store..... breakfast sandwiches for every one. Put your choice on the list & it'll be here in 3 minutes. Bacon, Ham, sausage, HOG (Ham, onion, green pepper), or steak.... no extra charge for steak. It might actually be bear, but we don't ask that sort of question. :)

What a wonderful January thaw. It's even turned to mud. Very unusual winter. It looks like next week is back into the deep freeze. Oh, well, it IS January after all.

Today...make an ash pan? OK, then, tear the broken brush out of a dead generator & see if I can match it up. None available from the factory. I called Grainger.... the Dayton dealer... they said from the model number they think it was built after fire but before the wheel. LOL They show zero for it or about it. I can get bearings easy enough, if I can duplicate one broken brush maybe I can fix it. That is, granting that I can figure out how to install 14 spring loaded brushes at the same time.

I made an interlock for my entrance panel. Finally I will be safe from human error when using the generator. I'll see about a picture later.

Jack frost was an artist this week. The whole car was just beautiful. Pics don't do it justice, but better than no pics.

Hug your loved ones. Enjoy the weekend.
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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 1-18-14

PostBy: Keving On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:05 am

Morning Freddy, A quick couple of cups for me this morning and I am off to clean my 87 year old mom's chimney. I tried converting her to coal last year but she would have no part of it. She has a Kineo kitchen stove, fills it with wood, buttons it up and lets it smother all day. I clean her pipe three times a winter. Usually have to take it down and burn out the crap out with a torch, scrape and wire brush it. Makes me appreciate coal.
Then I'm off with the Log Dog to haul home some trees that we dumped yesterday. Amazing weather to say the least. Last Friday we were iceboating on 12-15" of rock solid ice, a week later and the ice has turned to mush and yesterday the entrance road to the landing was so soft we were breaking through soft spots and making a mess of the road. I hate to say it but we need the cold to firm things up. Have a good day.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Kimmel pea coal

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:07 am

I guess I'm not the only one who's up before the sun on this frigidly cold morning. Woke up to 9.2 degrees here per Weather Underground. Got to have that first cup of coffee, then think about breakfast.

What's the brand name on that generator Freddy? How old is it?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)


Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:20 am

Keving wrote: I'm off with the Log Dog to haul home some trees


The log dog is a beauty!


lsayre wrote:What's the brand name on that generator Freddy? How old is it?


It's a Dayton... I'd guess it was built in the 60's.... hard to know. Dayton has no info on it. Here's a pic of it.
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Here's a pic of my home made interlock. The generator breaker can not be turned on unless the main is turned off.....and vice versa.
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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 1-18-14

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:28 am

Good Morning Freddy,

All the food choices sound good, But I will have that coffee.
It's 18 degrees here in Central NY, supposed to get 3 to 6 inches of the white stuff today.
Buttoning up loose ends today, nothing to serious.
To whistlenut: we had two 6 inch water main breaks here in town this week that I had to repair, you know the fun that I had.
Everybody have a super 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

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: Keving On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:32 am

Very clever Freddy, you take backyard engineering to a whole new level.
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Kimmel pea coal

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:42 am

The interlock is fantastic! What is the rated output of that Dayton generator? I had a similar Dayton generator years ago but the output was only around 1500W.
rubicondave33
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:36 am

Mornin all, outstanding coffee as usual Freddy. Nice choice on that HOG sandwich--tasty indeed:)Yep, like rm said, we got snow, couple inches here on the hill already. I love it myself. Plow truck is up & chompin at the bit. Sounds like a project on that genny F. good luck. Nothin much goin on today but, it's early LOL Enjoy the day people.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:56 am

freetown fred wrote:Nothin much goin on today but, it's early


Isn't that the way? Just when we think it could be a slow, relaxing day....next thing we know it's suppertime and we've been going 88 MPH all day!

The generator is rated 15,000 watt, but I only had 16 HP driving it, so I'm guessing I got about 8,000 or so.... plenty to run the whole house.
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: Rob R. On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:05 am

I got up at my usual 3:30 am and decided to go back to bed...glad I did, I have been whipped all week. The boys get me up early and for some reason I can't fall back asleep. It was a long week, Monday night I got the call that the septic was backed up in my rental house. Had to dig the tank up on Tuesday. Bridge of baby wipes between the first baffle and the inlet pipe... :mad: No other foreign material, and the tank was due to be pumped anyway...so it is all good to go now. Quick chat with the tenants and I found out that the wipes actually say flushable on the package, and they hadn't even used an entire package. Septic guy said the wipes float for years and are guaranteed to cause a problem eventually. Could have been a lot worse, and I was glad the previous owner of the house had given me a sketch with the exact location of the tank covers.

Later today I have to go over to dads and replace the auger pipe on his EFM. It is an aluminum pipe, and apparently it has gotten very thin. The end in the coal is razor sharp, and now it has a pinhole up by the coupler that is leaking fines on the floor.

Now snow yet, but we are supposed to get the deep freeze in a day or two.
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 1-18-14

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:19 am

Morning all....moving slow today as i get loosened up from doing some skiing yesterday. The joints & muscles aren't as lub'ed up as they used to be.

RobR...I had the same thing happen with the septic at our rental with the 'flushable' wipes.

I think I'll get some coal into the outside bin today after a run to the dump.
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: tsb On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:24 am

tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:26 am

Morning all,

Just taking a short break from the shop to see what is going on here. Nice interlock Freddy. Being that the generator is a Dayton, one would believe you should be able to match a set of brushes for it or at least find a pair you might be able to grind, cut to match what you need. Currently it is a balmy 8 F here and I'm expecting a lot of snowmobile activity up here today. I saw a lot of trucks with trailers coming into the area last night. I wish the lake effect machine would start up again. The trails are good but could be even better with another five or so feet of snow again.

I may have to go to my parents home sometime this weekend and start the second carpet in their Alaskan 140. They complained the furnace could not keep up with the heat loss of the house when we had the last cold snap. Granted it was twenty below before wind chill. I told them the furnace was working well considering they were heating the house with just 70,000 btu and their oil pig which sits idle is rated at 100,000. I would assume their coal consumption should double with both carpets burning. Does anyone have any solid info on the burn rate with two 70,000 btu carpets burning?

Freddy, thanks for the java. I must get going back to the shop so I can get some needed work done before the wife and I go for our long run. I hope everyone stays warm and safe through this new cold snap approaching this week. Don't forget to think snow and if you don't want it send it to my house.

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

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:36 am

Good morning everyone,

I, too, have nothing on the schedule this morning except for running errands here and there and back again. I’m also equally sure something will come up to make my day more interesting.

I have a 3 day weekend due to the MLK Holiday but alas I don’t have anything planned for that either. DK keeps saying boring is good and I want to be careful what I wish for but...

I was able to go into the bee hive the other day when the temperature hit 50*. The “cluster” is about 15,000 bees right now and is the size of a volley ball. The queen is right in the middle. She is not laying right now - brood has to be kept at 90* and there isn’t enough workers to maintain that temperature. She will start laying again the end of Jan and as more and more bees hatch during Feb and March and can cover the developing brood she will lay more - doubling the hive by April just in time for the honey flow. That’s the theory anyway. The danger comes if there is a March cold snap during the time the queen is laying but the number of bees isn’t quite there to be able to cover the brood. A lot of hives are lost like that. There’s not much I can do about that. That’s why the hard fast rule of beekeeping is “you can do everything right and the bees will still die.” :sick:

I hope everyone has a great weekend, be safe, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Coffee 1-18-14

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:47 am

Man,for a lot of Folks with little on their schedule,there sure seems to be a lot going on ! You Guys gave me a Big Lift just entering the House 'O Freddy this Morning! So good to get that first Cup! Like Larry said,we're just a little cool at 9* this A.M.... It's gonna take me two hours just to wipe the smile off my Face from being here! Don't forget to look at your Seed Catalogs and get set for the long germinating and slow growing varieties to be sown indoors! Lot's of excitement in Small Things this time of year ! If You Own It,Then Do It! If It's Someone Else's,Then Give 'Em A Hand With It ! Take Good Care,Gang ! :notworthy:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !