Coffee 1-25-14

Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:32 pm

I finally got my pancakes! Pancake dinner. We didn't have any buttermilk, so we substituted plain yogurt, and it came out excellent.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:16 pm

SMITTY wrote: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:


If you were shoveling it into the back of a pickup, I'd say we're lucky to have you here! :shock: ;)
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:40 am

Hectic day. Was supposed to go the expo again today but couldn't make it. I was there Fri night. Picked up a new holster while there. So far it seems comfortable and built well. I think it was only $24. Probably will head back tomorrow to help out again .
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:59 am

samhill wrote:Did that bin by chance take more to fill it? :lol:


That reminds me of 30 years ago when I bought a cord of wood. The seller told me "Stop by each night & fill the trunk of your car, keep doing that until you have a cord on your porch". Well, ya know, it took dang near the whole winter before there was a cord on the porch. toothy
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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 1-25-14

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:58 am

Freddy wrote:
samhill wrote:Did that bin by chance take more to fill it? :lol:


That reminds me of 30 years ago when I bought a cord of wood. The seller told me "Stop by each night & fill the trunk of your car, keep doing that until you have a cord on your porch". Well, ya know, it took dang near the whole winter before there was a cord on the porch. toothy

Too funny Freddy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:42 pm

NWBuilder wrote:Too funny Freddy


It makes for a fun story.... there is more to the story but the short version is the most fun. There was no wrong doing going on, but the details make the story go flat.
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 1-25-14

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:08 pm

[quote="SMITTY"]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:[/quote]

....hee hee, we would go pick it up on friday and be done on sunday... 1982.. good times!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:50 pm

toothy It's a wonder my liver still functions .... :o


Whelp, just learned a lesson today - NEVER tell the world how great your cars are running! Just spent the last couple hours under the Blazer in 15° temps. Gotta love it. :mad:

Wifey came home and told me it had a hard time climbing the hill, and it's loud. So I'm thinking OH BOY ... that's the end of this engine. She had just filled the tank ... so I check the MPG's - 13.96!! WOAH something ain't right - we were getting 17 all last month! So I go for a ride. Start climbing this small hill and put my foot into it, and the carb lets out this BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH like a sick cow, with absolutely zero power! I know that sound - clogged catalytic converter. Should've never installed the damn thing to begin with! Pulled the exhaust down, and fired it up - was dead silent! Problem confirmed. Hogged it out & fired it up a few times to blast the chunks out. Got a shopping bag full of pieces. Bolted it all back up and all is well. It's got a little exhaust note to it now, like those fart cannons the ricer kids put on their Toyota Corollas ... only nowhere near as obnoxious. :lol:

Now it runs like a raped ape! Feels like it gained 40HP!
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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 1-25-14

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:07 pm

Nice,Smits! Now it's the World's most expensive Expansion Chamber! Street or Strip,You Da' Man!! :dancing:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:16 pm

Just finished up some fried plantains...
And pineapple/mango salsa for the kiddies...
They wolfed them down...
Gotta keep the variety up with them while they are young...
So they won't want the mcD/bK crap later...
Plus they got that Cuban blood too...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:23 pm

SMITTY wrote:toothy It's a wonder my liver still functions .... :o
You da Man Smitty!!!! I wish I could do that as in mechanical stuff. Give me wood any day!!

Whelp, just learned a lesson today - NEVER tell the world how great your cars are running! Just spent the last couple hours under the Blazer in 15° temps. Gotta love it. :mad:

Wifey came home and told me it had a hard time climbing the hill, and it's loud. So I'm thinking OH BOY ... that's the end of this engine. She had just filled the tank ... so I check the MPG's - 13.96!! WOAH something ain't right - we were getting 17 all last month! So I go for a ride. Start climbing this small hill and put my foot into it, and the carb lets out this BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH like a sick cow, with absolutely zero power! I know that sound - clogged catalytic converter. Should've never installed the damn thing to begin with! Pulled the exhaust down, and fired it up - was dead silent! Problem confirmed. Hogged it out & fired it up a few times to blast the chunks out. Got a shopping bag full of pieces. Bolted it all back up and all is well. It's got a little exhaust note to it now, like those fart cannons the ricer kids put on their Toyota Corollas ... only nowhere near as obnoxious. :lol:

Now it runs like a raped ape! Feels like it gained 40HP!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:55 pm

SMITTY wrote:Whelp, just learned a lesson today - NEVER tell the world how great your cars are running! Just spent the last couple hours under the Blazer in 15° temps. Gotta love it.


You and me both.

Wife came home and reported anti freeze smell and steam from defroster. Time for a heater core!

That's a lot of fun. And I discovered I've let my antifreeze go to hell. Also found a crack in the reservoir which I'm hoping didn't come from over pressurizing it due to a bad head gasket. That's all I need.

Got the core changed and I shoveled all the coke I got yesterday. My coal bin is stuffed and I still have at least a 3" deep layer in the back of my truck!

Also had to pull the CD changer out of the van to spring the captive discs after the CD motor died.

Too much work and not enough time or money.....
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:06 pm

Goin on 2 weeks with this tile job--pictorial update ;) If my shoulders & knees hold out, it should be wrapped up this week--just down to around a thousand PIA cuts--ya know what I mean Gregg :clap: toothy I'll bet this Shepard is as much of a nuisance as LOKI could ever be. :) LOKI, meet Ashley :roll:
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Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:12 pm

Fred, I thought my slate job was a long job to get done.. lol, it took 6-7 weeks !!
LOKI is looking for a girlfriend, he needs to get laid before he goes to the vet for THE operation.. !!

Smitty, the converters are a real pain. I bought a special, 18" and 24" long air chisel bit so I could chop out the inside of them. Sure made the job easier.

I got back last night from my 9-day jaunt to Florida to drop off the '26 PA coupe for the wood body restoration. The brutal cold her in Michigan was not nice to come home to. But this IS home..

My 'new' Dodge Cummins truck is just an awesome tow vehicle.. fuel mileage from 11.8 to 12.5, depending on headwinds, and road speed.. I do NOT DAWDLE on the highway.. I rarely set the cruise under 70mph, most of the time I'm at 75 to 80 mph. To be able to tow the enclosed, extra high box trailer with a 3-4000# car inside and still get 12mpg is amazing.
And it has wonderful brakes, plenty of room for adults or one bit German Shepard in the back seat. On my not-towing run across the state of Florida to see my Mom for 2 days, the truck did 19mpg. Which it has done many times in the past.

The '26 Pierce is in my buddy's shop, we looked it over, decided on a plan of action. and a rough price.. so all is well. I'll probably get the car back in a year or so.

Hey Freddie: I got out and waded through the snow and wiped the worst of the frost off the solar panels this morining, and made over 27kwh !! it was a nice clear sunny day..

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

Re: Coffee 1-25-14

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:22 pm

Not Shabby,Greg ! good to see you and hear of your tales and adventures ! :up:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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