Coffee 2-22-14

Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:45 am

Good day! Come in, please join us, have a cyber coffee & spend a few minutes. Best coffee this side of the big motherboard! The coffee is hot and endless....tea for those in need & even hot cocoa in the cupboard behind the raisins. Blueberry pancakes? Didn't we just have those? No problem, they are still delicious! Maple syrup season is coming up soon.

Just this week I did an odd job.... I somehow get the strangest requests and I enjoy not saying no..... I build a 20" by 30", 6" deep stainless steel maple syrup pan. Made from 16 gauge, it is some rugged! Custom made to go on top of a big ol' wood stove. It has a 1/2" threaded hole to drain the syrup. It's a beautiful thing. I wish now I had taken pics. I cut & bent it, my buddy John welded it. He's a freakin' artist with a TIG welded.
One more week and Feb is behind us....maybe the end of this long, long winter? Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Hug your loved ones.... I ain't kiddin'! And... enjoy the weekend. Hope you all get lot's done.
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 2-22-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:04 am

Mornin all. Indeed on the best coffee Freddy & having blueberry pancakes NEVER gets old:)Nice project on that boilin pan. I'm not sure this weeks weather is gonna help sugarin, time will tell. I do know this melt is happening way to fast here on the hill:(. Gonna take the 8N w/ back blade & clean out some swales down to the barn. Have a good week-end people. Just wanted to comment on so many FORUM people comin together for CK's grand daughter Junebug that seems to be doin MUCH better. You guys rock ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:12 am

The coffee is indeed good this morning! It looks like the warm spell will be over around here after today, and then its back to being cold again clear through the first 2 weeks of March if Accuweather's prognosticating out to that distance in the future can be trusted.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)


Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:35 am

Good morning. Looks like it is going to be a warm & breezy day. Not much of a job list today, haircut for one of the boys and then a trip to the Subaru dealer. I have been very pleased with my Subaru over the last year, and my wife actually prefers driving it over our Tahoe. I told her that she should get her own Subaru, so we are going to test drive a used Outback.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:50 am

Good morning boys I see were all doing good so far this week. Good coffee this morning, now Freddy you know we like to see pics of things like that, you should keep a camera in the shop just for project pics :D . I second what Mr Freetown said about Junebug,this is a story that tugs at your heart. It's funny how we "the red headed stepchildren of the home heating world toothy" can be caring and compassionate for someone we have never met(I'm sure some have but I would bet most have not met)It's nice to know that there still some of us that are not self-centered and do care for one another It's just to bad that is something that is getting lost with modern society today :( ,If we(the USA) still had this in us we would not have nearly the problems we have now.Take care,stay safe , and have a great weekend :) . Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:14 am

Well....We've made it to another one of Freddy's Saturday Extravaganza's !! No Food,No Smokes(Dammit,I always looked forward to dying with one burnin'in me fingers!)and lettin'the coffee cool to do the small sip thing! Had double oral surgery yesterday,on opposing sides of the mouth,upper and lower jaw. Yes,I hear it already-"Are You A Glutton For Punishment?" Not Really! Just gotta make everyday away from the normal routine count to the max,and use the weekend to heal and normalize so I can hit it Monday. Piece of Cake compared to what Junebug and the rest of You Sicklings out there have been through or got going on! The heck with me,now on to all of You! The Days are getting longer,the Sun,when it bothers to show up,is getting hotter on the face. We all know what that means! Better get those orders in to the seed catalogs-Your a little late for some long germinating varieties,check your Orchard Stock too. Lookin' forward sure can be a Great Way to go! Take Care,Gang! :yes: toothy :dancing: :punk:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:18 am

Haven't made a breakfast in a while. Sorry, I'll take my coffee to go; on my way out the door for work. Actually, I've been on the job site since 0720. Just sitting in the parking lot waiting for the customer to open their doors. I've got five straight weeks of Saturday work. All banks. Not really looking forward to it. I dislike working on the weekends even though I'm being paid OT. Oh well, guess it'll help especially considering I just had to drop $400 of my own money on NFPA code books for work and they refuse to reimburse me for it. :mad: They want me to get my NICET certification but they don't want to spend the money so I actually pass the damned exams. That's OK, maybe instead of going for level 2 I'll go for 3 and get my license in fire protection; break off and start my own business. Yeah right.... :roll: Well, hope y'all have a good weekend. I'm going to work now.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:31 am

Thanks for the coffee Freddy. beautiful morning here. Going to the range in a little bit to warm up some gun barrels that have been cold too long. Stay safe all.
Cracker
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:40 am

Morning all....Coffee sounds good.

Supposed to have a warm one today so I'll dig in to the trash wheelers and make a trip to the dump today. Like Fred, I'll be clearing out some of the swales.

IOF...save those receipts...tax expense next year for the cost of that training material!
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 2-22-14

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:41 am

Ah Freddy I can eat blueberry pancakes every week end the way you and Marty make them! I am confined to a wheelchair and crutches for a couple weeks due to foot surgery and look forward to some snow and ice melting. Have a good week all!
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

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: chester On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:26 am

Morning all,newbie to freddy's coffee and pancakes. My loss. 40's here in central new york nice break ,gotta clean out the horse barn ,fix fence and go to a little get together for my Nephew" he graduated from corrections academy in Albany yesterday". Hate to drink and run but momma's calling.Later all ! :rambo2:
chester
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut/stove
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:59 am

titleist1 wrote:IOF...save those receipts...tax expense next year for the cost of that training material!


That was the first thing my wife said to me yesterday morning after I ordered them. 'Don't forget to print the receipts so I can put them with next years tax stuff.'

Sad thing is, I still have at least two more books to buy at another $100+ each. I'll never understand why these books are so expensive. It's not like anyone actually reads them except people in my line of work and code officials. Hell, most fire marshals don't even understand the codes.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:13 am

I'm On Fire wrote:
titleist1 wrote:IOF...save those receipts...tax expense next year for the cost of that training material!


That was the first thing my wife said to me yesterday morning after I ordered them. 'Don't forget to print the receipts so I can put them with next years tax stuff.'

Sad thing is, I still have at least two more books to buy at another $100+ each. I'll never understand why these books are so expensive. It's not like anyone actually reads them except people in my line of work and code officials. Hell, most fire marshals don't even understand the codes.


Same reason I just got a bill for $288 to renew two of my licenses. Because they can!!
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:06 pm

Good morning all, sun's shining but windy here. Love those blueberry pancakes with coffee (better check on my stash of berries). MA it could be worse, the wife is in much the same boat except she doesn't really have the arm strength for crutches, we got her one of those knee scooters & she gets around pretty good on that. They did her foot repairs in hopes of it becoming good enough to attach a replacement to, in any event she can't drive for about a year. Good side is I'm saving gas money, bad side is I have to do most everything. Hope everyone has a great weekend especially what seems to have become the forums adopted GD, lets all hope & pray for a continued fast recovery.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Coffee 2-22-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:18 pm

michaelanthony wrote:I am confined to a wheelchair and crutches for a couple weeks due to foot surgery


I kept tellin' you to not put your foot in your mouth! But, no, you had to bite the... how's that go? Anyways... hope you're better soon.

freetown fred wrote:CK's grand daughter Junebug that seems to be doin MUCH better.


For sure... Our prayers and hopes are well answered with Juniper making good progress. She's a sweetheart!

Rob R. wrote: we are going to test drive a used Outback.


We drove 4WD Subarus for several years. I think you'll like the Outback, but, if you happen to see a used all wheel drive Honda CRV for sale don't be afraid to test it also. We have been super happy with ours the last seven years. It is THE best car in the snow ever! I think you might pay a bit more for the Honda, but you'll get that money back when you sell it..... or if you keep it until it dies, it will be a long, long time
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