Coffee 7-12-14

Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:12 am

Welcome! Come in, stay a spell & have a big ol' cup of Jo. I'm thinking of a breakfast that will take us until late afternoon. Maybe corned beef hash, fresh eggs over easy & English muffins with home made chokecherry jelly? I'll preheat the frying pan.

I had a very busy week. I've been doing upholstery for a rehab clinic. They have lots of gym type equipment & every 10 years or so they need new covers. One night I worked until 10:30! Although, it was my fault, I guess. I finished up a three piece table. The head part has a hole through it making it complicated. That one piece took longer than the other two much larger pieces. I got it done, and, for the first time in 33 years, it was damaged! Somehow I had poked a pinhole in it. Arghhhhh! I could have let it go & hoped no one noticed, but, as needed, it went in the waste basket & I stayed up until 10:30 making a new one. I was lucky I had extra fabric!

For some reason it was a tough week on teeth. I broke a front tooth right in half & yesterday lost a filling from another. The broken one is staying in place. Even though in two pieces, the broken half is trapped. I'm thinking super glue? I have an appt in 10 days. It'll live until then.

Hug your loved ones & I hope you all have a smooth weekend.

<edit to add pics> Here's my foolish black cat "Char" that goes for walks with the dogs. And, the garden out front is all poppies.

This Wed... Greg (LSFarm) is coming to visit! I'm taking a few days off. And.... Lisa...thank you for the honey! Yummmm....sweet stuff!
Attachments
DSC05397.JPG
(295.74 KiB) Viewed 52 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]52101[/nepathumb]
IMGA0178.JPG
(276.16 KiB) Viewed 29 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]52102[/nepathumb]
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 7-12-14

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:09 am

Good morning Freddy! Wow, that sounds like the perfect breakfast for the beginning of a beautiful day! I am on my 2nd glass of water (too hot for tea or coffee) then I'll grab something quick to eat before setting out to Slab some 200 year old Oak that has been seasoning for around 15 years. Dang, its gonna be hard wood. Gotta get it done before the heat of the day. Right now, it is 70 and extremely foggy outside. I can just barely make out the flood lights on my workshop, but I cannot see the work shop.
Hey Freddy, we all make to silly little mistakes that make us wish we could kick our own rears! :oops: Been there, done that. Just gotta make things right, and move on, knowing the job was done right. A pin hole? How about offering that cover as a spare? Give them a discount if they want it?
Since I got my wife's Subaru back on the road, I am now thinking about getting a F250 for myself. Working from home, I don't put much mileage on my car. It is a 2003 Outback with 85k miles. It'll last me another 10 years, at least. But I need a truck to haul cr@p around with. F250 will do the job. There are lots of used ones out there, and I don't care if I have to rebuild the engine or tranny to get it running again, it will be my next project. :D
Have a great weekend everyone!
Freddy! That garden just might be on the DEA's watch list! :rofl: :doh:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: scalabro On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:35 am

Freddy,

You always make me hungry with your breakfast descriptions! You should consider opening a breakfast only joint ..... Mmmmmmmm.

Is that an electric Mitsubishi parked past the flowers?

Cheers,
Scott
scalabro
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford 40, PP Stewart No. 14 in the works.
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired forced hot air


Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:46 am

Mornin all. YEP, outstanding breakfast choice as usual Freddy:)Cloudy & lookin at rain for the next few days. Locals sure put up some hay last week. I'm glad, but real sore, got my mowing done yesterday. I'm thinkin about tracking down some air shocks for my CUB CADET :clap: toothy Enjoy the week-end people.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:11 am

scalabro wrote:s that an electric Mitsubishi parked past the flowers?


Sure is! We picked that up last year for about 65% off MSRP. Fun toy! I don't buy gas all summer. It's a head turner for sure. People are always looking & asking. A lady in a Smart Car was staring at me yesterday. I could see it in her eyes " Heyyy... it's the same size as me, but it seats FOUR!"

It'll go 65ish miles on a charge.
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 7-12-14

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:57 am

Mornin all.

I agree with Scott about the breakfast descriptions. Freddy, I'm glad to see you take pride in your work. Just this past week I saw some shoddy work that could have cost lives, I 'think' it's being repaired correctly since I found it.

I've got a doctor appointment this AM, then I've got to repair a sewing machine. It's a 1928 Singer.

Take care and be safe all
SWPaDon
 
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 7-12-14

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:00 am

Treadle??? Come on, where's the pix??? ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:05 am

Good morning. Looks like it is going to be a fabulous day. This past week went fast, things are very busy at work and it makes the days go by quickly. I got a load of Lehigh rice coal on order, so pretty soon I should have my winter stockpile ready to go.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:15 am

Good Morning all..... well i hope FFred's call for rain is wrong, got hay down(6 acres) and weekends are my only time to do it. A person is buying this hay right off field, ran his wagon (larger than mine) up to farm this morning 630Am before traffic picked up. At 1PM today, GF's gran son is getting married, so will make it a late afternoon for windrowing, and hopefully bale it tomorrow late morning, after dews burned off.

Scrambled eggs w/cheese, and sausage patties for morning meal. than errands in town, GF hair aapt., and then dress up for wedding. be safe, and enjoy the weekend. Bill
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:06 am

Good morning boys(and girls If Lisa shows)how's things? Freddy what breed of dog is the multi colored one? Its still nice to know that there are some of us that still take pride in our work,thats something that were loosing in the USA when it comes to making and doing things for other people, you did the right thing Freddy :notworthy: I hope everyone had a good 4TH weekend,We spent the holiday camping in Indiana a nice long weekend :D .No camping the next two weekends but then we have 5 trips planned thru Labor day(all within 2.5 Hrs of home,dam fuel prices :mad: )this summer is going light speed for me so before you know it the coal burning will begin :o . Take care and enjoy.
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 7-12-14

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:25 am

freetown fred wrote:Treadle??? Come on, where's the pix??? ;)

Sorry no pix as I lost the card adapter for my phone. The singer is a model 66 electric. I removed it from the cabinet it was in, and it fit perfectly into a Morse portable case. Morse is no longer made, and no parts are available.

This machine was well used, and will be again. My wife is into quilting, and this Singer will work great in the 'machine quilting frame' I found for her. After I rewire it though, as most of the old cloth wiring is falling apart.
SWPaDon
 
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 7-12-14

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:42 am

Freddy wrote:
scalabro wrote:s that an electric Mitsubishi parked past the flowers?


Sure is! We picked that up last year for about 65% off MSRP. Fun toy! I don't buy gas all summer. It's a head turner for sure. People are always looking & asking. A lady in a Smart Car was staring at me yesterday. I could see it in her eyes " Heyyy... it's the same size as me, but it seats FOUR!"

It'll go 65ish miles on a charge.


That electric car plus your solar panels makes perfect sense. In the summer they make more than you can use. But you found a way to use it.

Amazing breakfast choice. It make mine (eggs and toast) look boring.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Coffee 7-12-14

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:48 am

Gotta fly...
Coffee to go...
but low tide is at 6 pm so we will bring the twins to the bay...
Tonight...
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 7-12-14

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:58 am

Morning all, gonna be another warm one today but started out well, I went out to find what was left of the groundhog the dogs got last evening & just as I had hoped it was gone. :D Something took it home for a meal, going to start picking blueberries soon & start on the winter supply. Hope all have a safe & productive weekend.
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 7-12-14

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:16 am

If I ever get motivated to fix my RD350's seat, I'm gonna send it to you Freddy! America needs more folks with your work ethic!! 8-)

Looks like your cat is ready to hose down the dog there - I can just picture the shaking tail ... :woot:



A touch on the chilly side for me here this morning at 67°. Got an outfire I need to relight. Hard to remember to add coal when the temps are up in the 80's during the day. Learning as I go with this boiler here. It needs insulation BAD - my basement has been over 90° all summer so far, and my A/C units have been running non-stop. I fear what I save with coal will be spent on electricity ... :x The other thing I found is that since I cleaned under the burn plate, I can't keep the water under 145°. It swings from that up to 165° ... and maybe higher! That's 100% idle timer - the aquastat is turned down to as low as she'll go - under 120°. Got to come up with another timer system for the summer. No doubt I'm wasting a lot of coal. Still have to install that Flochek on the indirect DHW tank too ... and install the other aquastat to kill the stoker in the event of a power outage. Lots to do, for sure. Too nice outside to be down there in the dark though ....

In other news, I just ordered some mags for my z-turn mower! :funny: Not real mags - Lee Press-On mags, or plastic wheel covers. I'll post up some pics when they get here.

Enjoy the weekend folks! :cheers:
SMITTY
 
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