Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:36 pm

I won't be here in the morning, so here's a very early coffee! I'm headed to camp.... no Internet. Back tomorrow afternoon. Find some breakfast & enjoy!

Don't forget, today is the longest day of the year.
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 (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:21 pm

I'm bringing some coffee, syrup & real butter Freddy. We'll go from there :) Enjoy your time at camp, it's always been a real happy place--don't be bashful about staying as long as you want ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:07 pm

Well I'll be damned.....Friday Night Coffee! I'll be up late after this one! Freddy,go stretch your legs a bit and make Camp. Now that the Wound vac's off,FFred won't be knockin' over as many things in the Galley ! Looks like a Good Weekend ! Get out there and enjoy it ! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !


Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:09 pm

Just got out of work, having beer not coffee......pissed off. I can work as late as they like for good reasons, but incompetence is a poor reason. Those that can, do, and those that can't, manage.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:10 pm

Sorry Freddy. Enjoy that camp in summer wonderland. I hope it is bug free and calm as and smooth as a babies ass on that lake.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:54 pm

We worked in the garden late,beautiful evening for it,rain showers in the all day forecast for tomorrow. Enjoy your camp vacation Freddy,hope it is as beautiful there for you as it was here today. We started at 49* at 6 a/m up to low 80's, low humidity,slight breeze, tonight is forecast to drop to 56*. I will pray that the birds can sing away some of your loneliness,ENJOY :D
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:57 pm

Hey I'm actually on time for a change! I just got back from the bee hives the boys and I are running in the next town over. The bees needed more room so we added a honey box. All was well until I was taking my veil off and I got stung on my lip. Bummer. I hate face stings. I quickly put on a meat tenderizer paste so it isn't swollen but it still hurts. I'm considering it a "good sting" in that it wasn't caused by something stupid I did. It was a complete surprise.

Freddy have great time up at the camp. We'll have rain here all day. Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:31 am

Mornin people. Nice @ sunny here on the hill.:) Coffee's hot & strong. Bacon's on the grill & French toast fixin's are at hand. I'm gonna try & hobble up to an Amish neighbors farm this AM :shock: --they have an auction of all sorts of hand made stuff plus plus a bunch of consignment farm equipment--horse drawn & PTO stuff. Enjoy the day my friends
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:57 am

Good morning all! Happy Summer Solstice!!! :D I have a day planned full of Pagan Rituals "climaxing" with the de flowering of any available virgins tonight,...........anyone know any??? :help:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:58 am

I could have sworn the last three days were the longest days of the year. I'm getting too old for these flat out, no lunch, 12 hour days.Everybody wants their A/C to work though.

Headed down to a friends to deal with his A/C issue, then a wedding in the afternoon. Sunday I'll be working on my cousins daughters car and then back to the rat race. Not sure when I'll find time to mow the lawn....

Ah well, where's that coffee? Time to fuel up....
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:28 am

Thanks for the early coffee Freddy. I let it cool and am drinking it now while brewing a hot batch for all :) I'm sitting outside enjoying the sun shining thru the trees and over the hilltops. Beautiful morning to enjoy a moment.

Longest Day, Summer Solstice - my favorite time of year with early morning sunrises. I start to wake up around 4 with the first wee bit of dawn brightening the darkness. Always have for some reason. Maybe it's time to start thinking about trout fishing like I use to when I was a kid ... and had time to do that fun stuff. We've been having some cool spring weather but crops seem to be a bit behind as a result. Beautiful days with just the right amount of heat and not too dry. Lots of nice looking hay coming in.

Wanted to share this pic I took the other day showing the sunset that only happens around the summer solstice. I took it from a ridge looking west north west toward across Warren County NJ at the Delaware Water Gap where the Delaware River cut thru the Kittatinny Mountains with the state of Pennsylvania to the distant left. Only this time of year will the sun set right into the Gap. Real pretty spot just about anytime of year. Always seem to be too busy to go up there at the right time but we were out celebrating my wife's birthday with family and she suggested it. We timed it just right.

Take time to enjoy a slice of what makes life "life"!
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:30 am

KLook wrote:Just got out of work, having beer not coffee......pissed off. I can work as late as they like for good reasons, but incompetence is a poor reason. Those that can, do, and those that can't, manage.

Kevin


Sounds like me. Working with a bunch of the handicapped. We were told yesterday that we have to start training for CCTV and Security because we'll be doing inspections on them. I laughed and said, 'We can barely keep up with the workload we have now. If you're not paying me to do more, I'm not doing more.' I out right refused to sign up for the new training. They can fire me. I really don't care anymore.

But I digress. I'll drink coffee anytime. I love coffee. This weekend is going to be a busy one. A ton of stands to make a graduation party to go to and I somehow have to squeeze in a haircut. Haven't had my haircut since the fall.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:26 am

Freddy, hope you enjoy the Camp, it's beautiful up there! Look out for Freetown Fred, it seems he's on the prowl again, running down to the yard sales and bake sales. I think he probably needs to hit the bake sales, I'm sure he still has lots of weight to put back on.

Smitty: on another thread you mention you 'blew out' your recent hernia surgery? How the hell did you manage that? Did you pick that new Zero-Turn up out off the trailer by yourself? Man, you have to give your body time to heal !!

This week the helpers showed up and got a lot accomplished on the addition to the barn, it's now enclosed on the north and east sides. I had to find the tire inflator adapter for the big wheel loader. It uses a huge valve stem for the tubeless :shock: tire on this monster. I think the threads are 1/2"x28. or probably metric: ? 12mm.x1.0 ? anyway an adapter is needed to reduce down to a normal valve stem size so you can put air in the tire. I couldn't find one so cut the end off of one of the brass valve caps, brazed an air hose male end on it, and just plugged the air hose into the tire. The air pressure in the hose was enough to push back the shrader valve in the valve stem.. and voilla !! I don't have flat tires on the loader now.
With the tires 'up' I went back to my personal sand pit, and brought up several loads of very nice sand to bring up the grade for the floor in the new addition. It's starting to look like a real room now. Soon I'll have to get going on putting down the insulation, plastic, welded mesh rebar and the Pex tubing for the floor heat.. I can't wait to have this enclosed !! I'm tripping over cars and cabinets in the 'shop'.

The engine rebuild on the 1925 Pierce 7pass touring is progressing, The engine and trans are in the frame again. The cylinder block is bolted down, the roller valve lifters are rebuilt and installed, and today I'll probably put in the pistons and rods, Soon, it will be time to put the head on 'er and make 'er run.. can't wait.

Ok, time for some more coffee, and head out to the shop.

Greg L

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

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:39 am

A day of rain showers is forecast for us here,at 7:20 a/m we had sunshine & rain. It was raining on the northeast side of our house,24' away on the other side,no rain,none,no drops,nothing. First time for everything, i was standing near the southwest corner watching the rain fall 24' away,could not find a rainbow anywhere .That shower has moved on,we now have mostly sunny skies.Currently 65*, slight breeze,beautiful weather,gonna be a great day ! :D
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Coffee (early!) 6-21-14

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:40 am

freetown fred wrote:Mornin people. Nice @ sunny here on the hill.:) Coffee's hot & strong. Bacon's on the grill & French toast fixin's are at hand. I'm gonna try & hobble up to an Amish neighbors farm this AM :shock: --they have an auction of all sorts of hand made stuff plus plus a bunch of consignment farm equipment--horse drawn & PTO stuff. Enjoy the day my friends

Damn Fred, I wish I was going with you I love a good auction!!! you do know how to party!!! Greg the place looks awesome, and very ingenious fix on your part!! I have a boring day of fixing the momster van and cutting the in-laws lawn. Maybe a nice steak and some wine for dinner. Enjoy the day all!!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite