Coffee 5-31-14

Coffee 5-31-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat May 31, 2014 4:15 am

Welcome.... hot coffee.... peace be with you.
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 5-31-14

PostBy: Cap On: Sat May 31, 2014 5:32 am

Good Morning Freddy and all. I'm off to work. Take care everyone. Going to be two great days!
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: Coffee 5-31-14

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat May 31, 2014 6:05 am

Always glad to share some coffee with you Freddy.....
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 5-31-14

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat May 31, 2014 6:20 am

Whew,, A nice warm cup of joe was nice this morning. Had a brisk temperature of 44 degrees out in Colley PA. Hope we get some nice warmer weather, just got my garden all finished up yesterday and now some warmer temperatures would sure help things. Have a good weekend all.
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat May 31, 2014 6:33 am

Mornin all. Good Lord, it's the end of May. No garden this year, just serious R&R. Funny thing about not being able to do much is there's really not much to write about( Have a good week-end all. Peace indeed!
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 5-31-14

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat May 31, 2014 7:18 am

Good morning all excellent coffee and company.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Coffee 5-31-14

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat May 31, 2014 7:27 am

Hi all,its a drink and run morning lots too do so everyone have a great weekend and make sure you spend some quality time with your loved one's :) . Keepaeyeonit
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump

Re: Coffee 5-31-14

PostBy: Paulie On: Sat May 31, 2014 7:29 am

Coffee strong, first delivery was at 5:30-Yikes ! Cloudy and cool with sun on the way-almost fired shop stove last night- office work better when warm. Hope the gardeners come out with the sun- have a great day everyone-off to work. :D
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

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PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat May 31, 2014 8:51 am

Yeah,I'll sit with You and Marty and Enjoy that quiet Cup 'O Peaceful Coffee! Moments Treasured,to say the least. It's nice to see that Freetown Fred back on the job,in an apron,knobby knees showing and all ! Nothing like these Summer Coffee House moments to help You put Your hands back on Life's Steering Wheel....We only think we have some control,when in fact,hopefully,Life's actually taking us for a ride! Hang on to Your hat's,Gang! Let's see what's around the Corner. As Always,Take Care,Gang! :up:
Hambden Bob
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

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PostBy: KLook On: Sat May 31, 2014 8:52 am

And a fine morning it is. Hope the talking heads are right about the great weekend for New England and all, you guys have earned it. You can tell people are into their summer the short posts.

Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee 5-31-14

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sat May 31, 2014 9:22 am

morning all having a hard time dealing with this global warming crap 54 here this am end of may?????coffee sure is good this am hope u feeling better F.F., been including u in my daily rosary...good day all B.B.
buffalo bob
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Coffee 5-31-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat May 31, 2014 2:58 pm

Sorry for the double post.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 5-31-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat May 31, 2014 2:59 pm

Morning all - oops, I'm late again.

I think I'll just grab a coke and be on my way. We are going to the Triple A "Potomac Nationals" ballgame this evening but there is a lot to do between now and then. Freddy, hang tough - as you say this is God's stuff and all you can do is play the hand you and Marty have been dwelt. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this the worst of times.

I was up and out with the bees early this morning. For some reason some of the colony had decided to build comb on the underside of the hive and I needed to remove what bees and comb I could and put on some screening to keep the bees from returning. I figured it was best to do that before the girls woke up and started flying for the day. The screening is a work around but the hives I brought have a design flaw that DK will correct in the fall.

I now have 4 hives. I was able to catch the bees I knocked off the underside of the blue hive and add a queen. If those bees make it, I'm going to put that hive at a friend's house about 5 miles away. My backyard is maxed out.

Its a beautiful day in my little piece of paradise, I hope that's true for everyone in the NEPACrossroads. Take care, Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat May 31, 2014 8:00 pm

I guess I'll take an iced coffee Freddy, since I got here late, everyone's gone, & it's cold. My best to you and Marty - some warmer weather is on the way. Enjoy it.

There's plenty to do on the internet Fred! :woot: Stay outta trouble now! ;)

Weather was crap this morning. Got rained on a couple times, then sun peeked through, then more rain. By the afternoon there wasn't a could in the sky. Awesome. Bluebirds moved into the birdhouse I nailed to my porch - was watching them go in and out with food. The male would find something and "hand" it off to the female - looked like they were sucking face up on the wire there. toothy

Spent the whole day working on just 2 weedwackers - a Kawasaki & an Echo. Both ended up very time consuming. I might have mentioned the Kawi last coffee .. but the parts I needed came today for the Echo, and I finally got that damn Zama carb to do what it's supposed to. Was a time-consuming pain in the ass. Another crap design. The Kioritz built ones had much better carburetors. So far I'm not impressed with Yamabiko, although the engines themselves seem to be as well built as the Kioritz ones. It runs now, and that's all I care about.

That Kawi got new crank bearings and seals. I took some front wheel bearings for a Yamaha BW80 that I had unopened in a box, pried the seals out of them, and installed them in the case halves, along with the new crank seals. Assembled the engine, and cleaned up my entire yard with it. Once I removed the exhaust screen & repaired a fuel line, it ran perfect. Hate those non-adjustable EPA carbs ... :x

Time to relax.

Have a good night everyone. :cheers:

Oh, almost forgot the pic of the gigantic piston/crank assembly from the Kawasaki weedwacker!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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PostBy: ramblerboy2 On: Sat May 31, 2014 9:43 pm

Evening, all.

Enjoying reading about the bees, Lisa. I was thinking of getting bees here as was my neighbor, but never got to them.

Had a dumpster dropped off this morning and spent the day pulling a sheetrock ceiling and fiberglass insulation out of my basement. This sheetrock was installed by the prior owner and has given me nothing but problems. Damp basement plus sheetrock and insulation is just not a good mix, not to mention the extra complication every time there is a plumbing or electrical problem and can't see anything. Sadly underestimated on the dumpster; this one is totally full and I still have a lot of insulation to get rid of. Plus a fair bit of other junk piled up around the house and yard.

The good part is that the sheetrock was installed on nice 2x4s nailed across the floor joists and I will be reusing all of those to build a large enclosure for chickens. Must be hundreds of feet of the 2x4s, all clean and new and now dry after sitting under cover for several years.

Swept a lot of junk up in the basement too. Scooped up lots of oil soaked soil plus about half a bucket of coal, some stove-size pieces but mostly smaller. Lots of other junk too.

Same weather here as Smitty; spots of rain with sun. It's getting warmer but still feels awfully chilly. I know folks don't like the heat but I crave it.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac MCK 508
Other Heating: Embassy Ambassador BMS natural gas boiler, Aga kitchen range