Coffee 5-17-2004, [ really: it's 2014 ]

Coffee 5-17-2004, [ really: it's 2014 ]

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat May 17, 2014 6:03 am

Another week has passed but the coffee is fresh & hot. How water for tea & makings for real hot chocolate should make a beverage for most.... Enjoy! It doesn't matter what we had last week, blueberry pancakes are here this week. We have plenty of maple syrup. The syrup season may have been short, but there's enough for those that have a deep desire...and a fairly deep wallet. It's one of the few liquids that cost more than fuel oil! ;)

This last week was nice! I hope you all had time to enjoy it....this next week rain is predicted every day. I hope they have that wrong. (and they probably do LOL )

FFred....glad to see you home. It's a long road, but at least it's not the middle of winter. I've decided if you're going to be sick, you should try to do it during warm weather. By the time we start burning black rocks again you'll be 100%.

I traded a small job for a post hole auger. http://www.leinbachl7300.com/ It needs a little work, but a bit of crafting & welding & it'll be good as new.....pics next week. I have two holes to drill, then hope to sell it to a neighbor with a bigger tractor. Maybe if I need post holes in the future it'll be in the neighborhood.

Hope you all have a smooth weekend! Hug your loved ones & smile!

<edit> oops! Forgot to show you the custom table I built this week for my cousin. 20 by 48? 30" tall. 1/2" MDO plywood & Rustolium gloss white paint.
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat May 17, 2014 7:01 am

Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup,yum , not because i have $ to spend but maple syrup doesn't mess with my blood sugar. Hot water for tea sounds good too,you did say HOT water,didn't you ? Hot water has not been a luxury for us as our OWB has been doing that duty since Sept.06 . This week started out with Sunday at 80*,light breeze,low humidity,a perfectly beautiful weather day,yesterday we got 2" of rain & cooler temps that are forecast to be with us thru Monday . Last night we went to do our daily check & load of the OWB... we were greeted with a big water puddle,when i opened the door we found a pee stream coming from one of the water tubes that go across the top of the firebox . This is the first time in several yrs.that we have no fire in the OWB,just in time for this cool spell.No fire in the OWB means no heat for 2 houses & our shop,and worse yet ,NO HOT water.We have been spoiled since Sept.06 as we had heat anytime we wanted it,even for a chilly day in June,we also had unlimited HOT water.This morning we have 40* outside,68* inside the house,it should be 73*,no hot shower this morning to loosen stiff muscles & get all warmed up ! All this for the week end & cold weather, BUT, we made it thru the cold winter !!We have no hot water heaters as i couldn't see them sitting here rusting thru in 10 yrs when they weren't needed anyway. Good to see FF posting again,hopefully you get some sunshine to speed your recovery. Well, so much work to do & at least 1 big decision in our way............... Hope you all have a good week end . Nice table,Freddy.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
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Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat May 17, 2014 7:14 am

Drinkin my tea now. Its was cool last night, but dry. Good sleeping weather. Today should be in the 70's and sunny. Nice.

Thursday we got 8 inches of rain in 8 hours!. Had a tornado hit a neighborhood in Raleigh, also.

I'm a getting ready to crawl under my wife's Subaru and install a new reduction gear shaft in the tranny. I just got done Pressing all the gears and bearings onto the new shaft. See attached pic. Thats one heavy little chunk of metal, once all the gears are on it! I just need to pop off the Rear transfer case, then I can get into the gear side of the tranny from there.
At least my neighbor has a lift so I can raise it up 5 or 6 ft.

Its that time of year where I gotta mow the grass a couple times per week. But in my book, freshly mowed grass is one of the best smells there is.

Nice table Freddy!
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: tsb On: Sat May 17, 2014 8:02 am

2004 ? We must in the way back machine in operation this morning.
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: KLook On: Sat May 17, 2014 8:14 am

Dang, beat me to it tsb! Supposed to work for a Dr. today but rain is forcast. :( I may go anyways as I need to finish up and get paid. And speaking of cool, it is very cool here as well, perfect for this guy.
Enjoy the onset up summer Freddy, and don't let the blackflies get in your eyes! :P

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat May 17, 2014 9:04 am

Mornin all--things progress SLOW but SURE---surgeons lookin at Thanksgiving time to have this wrapped up???? we'll see--enjoy the week-end :)
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat May 17, 2014 10:00 am

Well,Well,Well.....Nuthin' like a Freetown Fred Resurgence at Freddy's! For openers,there's a simple Beauty in that Lil-'Ol White Table,Freddy! Nothing like Blueberry Pancakes with the Real Maple Syrup! I'm finding that being mostly in Post-Season,the Coffee House has assumed a relaxed pace,,,I do believe I'm enjoying it! It's nice to hear the conversations over New Projects and New/New To You Stove and Boiler Acquisitions. Oh,Freddy,that Fresh Maine Creamery Butter sure is a rare treat,too! Anywhere,Anytime,we're still here,so always drop by. Whether you've got a Grief or A Blessing to Share,Us Carbon-Types will have You leaving a little better than when You first walked in ! :up:
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat May 17, 2014 10:51 am

tsb, you sure had me confused,2004 ??? I was looking thru every post trying to find what i missed..... and then i saw it !! Coffee 5-17-2004, looks like i was not the only sleepy head this a/m !! Freddy,is that the date you were supposed to have that table done?? :) :P
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
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Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat May 17, 2014 12:35 pm

Sounds like a bad day for that wood boiler. Unfortunately your story is a common one. Most of those OWB units are rotted out in <10 years.
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat May 17, 2014 1:32 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote: you sure had me confused,2004 ?


It's a tough job to make a title before the coffee is made LOL. Now that I see it's 2014 I realize I got that table done in just 10 years. Not bad, not bad. :)

Tis a slow day for sure....drizzly rain & gusty wind. Good day for a nap.
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 5-17-2004

PostBy: theo On: Sat May 17, 2014 4:11 pm

Good to hear from you freetown,,,, keep healing up buddy!!! :)
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat May 17, 2014 7:09 pm

Hello everyone, I'm very late again.

Been a very busy day since I got home off the road at about 11 am. Hope everyone is well, and glad to see that FF was able to post.

Take care and be safe.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat May 17, 2014 7:50 pm

Hi all,
My day started and early and just now finished. I’m sitting on the top of our retaining wall where the patio will be one day.

Early this morning, I worked our Regional Beekeepers Association’s information booth at the Southern States Store a couple of towns over. That’s as close as to a Tractor/Farm store as you are going to get around here. We had a display about beekeeping and pulled the observation hive out of the closet. That attracted a lot of attention. It’s a small, glass sided hive that we put the queen and a couple of frames of brood and bees in so people can “see into the hive.” We had a lot of foot traffic and passed out a lot of information.

When I finished that I went and picked up another colony of bees for my old square box hive. I was trying to get a swarm but that season is almost over and I needed some bees in that box. That gives me 3 hives, 2 top bars and 1 box. That’s what you need to as a prerequisite to test for the Master Beekeeper Certificate. For now I get to monitor them and hopefully harvest some honey in the late summer.

Holy Moley - Look at crawled by. This is Jessie, the American Black Racer that lives in our back yard. He has been around for the last couple of years but this is his first appearance this year. I thought it was cool how he “dropped” off the retaining wall so I ran for my camera.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Take care, Lisa
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: KLook On: Sat May 17, 2014 8:15 pm

Nice snake!!! :) After all the talk about snakes biting me down here, I have not seen scale one of one snake. I had more(non venomous) around my house in Maine.

Kevin
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Re: Coffee 5-17-2004

PostBy: mozz On: Sat May 17, 2014 8:34 pm

Agenda today, Samsung refrigerator, a few months ago the digital readout was screwy and then the bottom freezer section started melting. Controlled by a computer board of course with overkill software and about 8 sensors. It counts the number of times you open the door within a certain time frame, ambient temp sensors, inside sensors, variable speed fans, blah blah. Took it apart and defrosted the evaporator coils with a heat gun and all was well. Ordered 4 or 5 sensors, a thermal fuse for the defrost heater to have on hand. Now this week the temp readout is saying the freezer is 12,20,0,14,-6,21, whatever if felt like saying. Temperature was actually fine in the freezer. Took it apart today and was frozen up again though not nearly as bad. Found the service manual and test mode and all this other factory stuff after searching the internet for a few hours last night. Sensors all tested good within resistance range, thermal fuse was open but defrost heater and drain heater were good. Replaced thermal fuse and she's up and running again.
They say the Samsung and LG make good refrigerators but working on them is another story and many places won't touch them, the tech schooling and design are way different than the more famous names.

Second agenda, dryer (Kenmore) started beeping last night. In the basement we get water when it rains bad, yesterday we got 2.6 inches. Wife said it just started beeping when it wasn't even in use. It will run 30 seconds get hot then shut down. Major complaint on the internet for many styles of this model, and a lot of error codes to go along with the beeping. Led's were flashing so i counted the flashes and came up with error E68, which means "button stuck". You can get into diagnostic modes by holding 2 buttons,wait for 6 seconds, turning the selector switch, pushing 2 other buttons, wait for 4 seconds,turn the selector switch to another position and there you go. Guess how many tries it took before i actually got that far. It now gives me "error 68". No *censored*.
Clear codes, try to start and it runs,.............about 30 seconds and shuts off, lights flashing again.
Take the top off, front panel and expose the "control board", about $180 online. Take the circuit board out to the garage, switches aren't stuck and all test good with my meter. I work on electronics all day so this tiny surface mount stuff doesn't bother me. Back to the internet again, many many complaints(and sales) on "electronic control boards" from Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Kenmore, Maytag, whoever sold out their company name years ago.
Find a hidden website with "ERROR 68", where this electronics engineer had the same problem. Seems his would error out only when it was high humidity, so me having a inch on water in the basement of this 1925 house with the sump pump working all day, figured it was high humidity here too. The control board is coated with a sealer, conformal coating they call it in the military circuit boards.
Now many years ago there was a guy they called "Madman Muntz", he sold tv's of his design, tv works fine and you keep taking parts out of the circuit boards to save money until it stopped working. Seems many companies these days do the same thing. The electronics engineer found out some stuff was taken out on the logic chips that set either a high or low signal, these are pullup or pulldown resistors, (chip was darlington high current array uls2004) yeah it works without them but add in the high humidity and some tolerance drift after x amount of years and it stops working. So, the mod was to add a 10k resistor between the switch and ground and guess what,............. it works.
Next the well pump, (jet pump), kicks on at 30psi, kicks off at 34psi.........................................fixed. Go out for dinner with grand-kids, day over.
mozz
 
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