Coffee 1-25-14

Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:23 am

Rob R. wrote:Lisa, they don't have block heaters on the buses? I suppose it isn't normally needed in your area, but for the small cost I am surprised the buses don't with them.


Actually the buses all come with block heaters but you need something to plug them into. Our county has been adding electrical outlets to all the larger lots and maintenance shops around the county but there are many parking spots the still don't have them. Me, for instance. I'm one of two buses that park at the elementary school around the corner from my house and that may be only for this year. It really isn't feasible to put the electrical ports there given our normal weather. 200 buses sound like a lot of no starts and to the parents and schools it was but we have 1800 buses in our fleet. 10% of those are "spare" buses used for when assigned buses need maintenance. Yesterday, we exceeded our inventory of spare buses all at one time. That's why I'm glad I don't get paid the big bucks of management.
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:25 am

Not to worry bb, last season after my coal guy filled my three 1 ton bins--I was coming up from horse chores & noticed my back porch bin had ruptured, fallen apart, *censored* the bed--which ever--I knew when I put it together I should of paid a lil more attention :bang: toothy She's good thios season:)
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:59 pm

Did that bin by chance take more to fill it? :lol:
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:36 pm

Looks like my trial run with coke is going to move to phase two.

I'm taking the family to a nice outing shoveling as much of it into the back of the truck as we can. :)

I'm a heck of a guy I think.

Good thing too because I can see most of the bottom of the coal bin and I really didn't want to part with the cash to hide it again. :D
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:43 pm

jpete wrote:Looks like my trial run with coke is going to move to phase two.

I'm taking the family to a nice outing shoveling as much of it into the back of the truck as we can. :)

I'm a heck of a guy I think.

Good thing too because I can see most of the bottom of the coal bin and I really didn't want to part with the cash to hide it again. :D


I take it that someone near you is giving it away for free. :)
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:51 pm

Finally was able to find a time that worked for both of us. I'm hoping to get at least half a ton or more.
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:16 pm

Free is for me! Nice score JPete.



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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:40 pm

Smitty, you do brake jobs?? Isn't that you giving middle finger salute to a hub and rotor???

I actually downloaded that pic and blew it up so I could see what the hell it was. .... :lol:
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:44 pm

That was upper/lower ball joints and a hub bearing that day. Maybe a tie rod end for good measure. That truck was the biggest piece of *censored* that ever rolled this earth. :no1: I gave that thing MANY one-fingered salutes!

It's not often I get something as simple as a front brake job, so I'll take it while I can get it. ;)
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:34 pm

SMITTY wrote:Free is for me! Nice score JPete.


Good news....I filled the 6.5' bed of my truck to the rails with free coke.

Bad news....probably should have thought about using dust masks.

Good news....with 7 people working, it only took about an hour.

Bad news...all that weight popped my tail gate open on the ride home. I lost maybe a bucketful or two.

Good news...there's more where that came from! :D
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:40 pm

No broken springs or extra taxes from the gestapo - so it was an excellent day! 8-)
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:45 pm

jpete, could you get some pics of it burning??
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:57 pm

Lightning wrote:jpete, could you get some pics of it burning??


I will but honestly, it looks about the same as a normal coal fire.

Supposed to be some serious cold here this week so if the house maintains better than 60* overnight with the same air settings, I'll know it's burning a bit hotter.

I only had one 5 gallon pail to try so I couldn't be exactly sure if that is true or not.
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:02 pm

Well, at least you ran into a REAL good deal on that coke :)
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:31 pm

I used to run into good deals on that myself back in the day, but I remember it much lighter - both in weight AND color .... :gee: :whistle:
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