Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:33 am

It's August! Lock your car doors or fear the zucchini! Old tradition in Maine.... if you don't lock your car doors in August you will find large zucchini's on the drivers seat!

Good morning. Welcome. Come in, be friends, stay a minute & chat. I'm thinking a nice cold breakfast this morning....cereal, fruit, maybe a piece of toast on home made bread. Who has the bread?

T'were a busy week. Lot's of work, but also a root canal on Wed. Awwww, they aren't as bad as people make them out to be.....other than the damage to the wallet. How did it get to be that insurance doesn't cover eyes or teeth? I also need one tooth pulled and just as I get that good news, a front tooth breaks & needs a cap! Arghhhhhh!

I'm trying to get caught up so I can go to camp for a few days. Maybe next week sometime. This morning, off to do an on site broken arm repair on a sofa.

I hear rumor one of us just ordered up a whole TT full of rice coal. :)

Enjoy the weekend & hug your loved ones.
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 Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:09 am

Good choice on the light breakfast this am. Going to the Amish market this am to get some more vegis to freeze cause Mama said so. Looking forward to tonight the Hell on Wheels series starts back. Fred, have you noticed that a Dentist's tools of the trade have not changed much in 200 years or so? And am not implying your that old:)
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:24 am

Runnin a lil late but the homemade bread & butter HAVE arrived--sorry ;) Mornin all, hell ya caught me off-guard with that one Freddy :) Ouch! Just the thought. I'm due for a dentist visit myself. 200 yrs huh GC? Gotta pick up a new battery for my CUB today. Had a neighbor kid help finish my mowing last week & he left the key on for the whole week--guess it was due anyhow. Put the charger on her for a few hrs after bangin her on the ground a few times---NOTHIN :( Oh well, enjoy the week-end people.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:30 am

Morning Freddie. Good fresh coffee, thanks. Having mine out on the deck. It's 06:00 and the local Crow family is busy waking everybody up with their raucous calling. Momma wild turkey is making the rounds with the four little ones that remains from her brood of six. Hummingbirds are already fighting over the feeders. Had three Pileated Woodpeckers here yesterday tearing up all the dead stuff up in the tree canopy. What a sight, those guys are big birds and just as loud. Sound like a monkey calling in the jungle. Jut looked and momma turkey and family is about twenty feet from me - she's got her eye on me!

Got a call at 00:30 that my Dad fell and Mom took him in to the hospital to get checked out (85 &82). Got the "all's clear" call at 03:45, boy that was good news. Luckily my brother was visiting with them or I'd have pulled an all-nighter.

Gotta go! Have a great day.
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:35 am

Good news on your Dad Vig :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:00 am

Thanks FF!
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:15 am

Morning everyone, A little overcast here today supposed to be a chance of some passing storms. Today on the menu Heading down to the fire station at 0800 to get the trucks ready for a parade today. The neighboring company is having there 100 year anniversary today and we are attending. They are also having fire games like tug of war. So it will be friendly or not so friendly :lol: . This will be the first time we have a pulling team so we will see how it goes.


Have a great day everyone

Eric
Coalfire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:17 am

Mornin all. A light breakfast sounds just right, and thanks for the homemade bread FF. Glad to hear your dad is ok Vig.

It's a good day here, except that Freddy got the word out before I could get rid of my zucchini. Looks like I may be pickling them again :)

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 Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:46 am

Hay all how's everyone? not much here no camping this weekend just some needed Mommy and Daddy time without the kid. Freddy your a 100% right, if you have a good Dentist then a root canal is nothing except $$$$ and more if you add the crown. I have had two and didn't feel a thing,but I had one fail and had to have it redone well if you ever have a failed root canal just get the tooth pulled and save your self the pain and I mean I had lots of pain for almost 2 weeks and in the end I pulled the tooth anyways,lesson learned for me thats for sure. I don't know how the rest of you are liking this cool summer but I love it and I to think the winter is going to be a another good one but we will see. Take care and enjoy the rest of the 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 Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:55 am

Good morning. Quiet and cool morning, time to make a job list. Looks like the lawn needs to get mowed, and all the parts arrived to get the Ford tractor back in action. With any luck I can get everything done and have time to bring my son to the tractor pull in Vermont. This is no ordinary tractor pull, it is a grudge match between many of the big farms in the area. They pull "hot farm" tractors, and also have a class with 4wd tractors. Before anyone asks, I am NOT putting the 801 Ford in the antique pull. :)

Freddy wrote:I hear rumor one of us just ordered up a whole TT full of rice coal. :)


:whistle:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:55 am

By good, you mean cold with a few feet of snow? :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: mozz On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:54 am

Wayne County fair today with the grandkids, been going for the last few years. Expect 100,000 people over the course of 8 days, 159th year for the fair. Has a little bit of everything.
http://www.waynecountyfair.com/
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:15 am

freetown fred wrote:By good, you mean cold with a few feet of snow? ..

No! No Fred - that's NOT good! :no1: Too early to be talkin' about that white sh ..... err ... crap! :lol:

Zucchinis in Maine aye? Now, if they stood that zuch up on end, the driver would be in for a real surprise! toothy Would be a great joke to play on someone ...



Coal should be in at the end of the month. Damn prices skyrocketed around here. So pissed I didn't order right at the end of the season. Usually the prices drop during summer - well, not this year. :mad: Still better than oil any way you slice it though.


Had another NIGHTMARE job yesterday. This POS '01 Jeep Cherokee my neighbor's daughter owns lost a section of the fuel tank skid plate - guess it was dragging down the road shooting sparks everywhere, and people were flagging her down all over the place. :funny: My neighbor ripped the piece off ... and then wanted me to remove it so his nephew could weld a patch in. I thought that was ridiculous, but he insisted. Far be it from me to refuse money .... so I started on it yesterday morning. Rust in the eyes - even WITH safety glasses .... busting studs, rusted bolts ... a typical wheeled toilet. So I figure this thing is just a shield, or skid plate. Well, as I took out the last bolt, WHAM!! The entire friggin tank came down with it! WTF!!! Thanks alot Chrysler!! What a stupid, dumb, IDIOTIC design this is!!! Long story short, that thing was so rotted on the inside that there was no way any welder was going to get anything to stick to that mess. So we laid the pieces in there anyway, and covered them with this sheet of rubber (could have been roofing rubber, but was textured). Then we spent the next 2 FRIGGIN HOURS - both of us - wrestling this tank (had about 6 gallons of fuel in there from the weight of it) into the shield, then raising it up and trying to get ANY bolt holes to line up. That extra space from the metal threw everything out of alignment. There was alot of loud swearing, pounding with hammers, hogging out holes with oversized screwdrivers ... but eventually we got it up there. I ended up with a 1' section of my shoulder all swollen and bleeding from laying in a 1" deep pile of rust and sand. HORROR SHOW!! To top it all off, I lost my ass because I priced the job beforehand. Win some, lose some I guess.

I'm starting to really REALLY despise cars today ....

Got a billion things going on in the barn I need to get to. Glad I started on this Craftsman mower outside yesterday, Blew about 5 bushels of dead grass out of it, tore mouse nests out of the engine cooling shrouds, blew grass that turned to soil off the deck, resealed the valve cover gasket, and welded the head pipe that busted in 2. Could hear that mower running 5 miles out!

Alright, I'm off! Later folks!
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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

Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:48 am

Wow, 11:45 already! I was out and about early, as I had to make a visit to our neighbor. I replaced both Tie Rods on his 30 year old Snapper Ride on mower. Old, but built well. It should last him another 30 years.
Its 70f and rainy this weekend. Storm moving up the coast.

Yeah, the "Horror of the Zucchini Monsters" show is in full swing down here. My wife turns them into Bread, and several other tasty dishes. I like them sliced with onions and sautéed. I learned early, if someone is walking towards you with a basket of zucchini's, RUN... Run fast, run far... but then they just magically appear on your back porch, as if the Zucchini Santa Claus dropped them off over night!
We are really getting a lot of Blueberries this year. We must have good Acidic soil, they grow so good. But this year, my wife's cats learned to lie under the bushes and just wait for the birds to start eating the ripe berries. The cats jump on them with amazing speed. The cats are catching so many birds, we were surprised at how many blueberries we were able to pick every day. Wish I could save them for Saturday Morning breakfast. They are freezing good in a vacuum-seal system my wife got.
HA! I bet there is a few of us getting a TT load of rice, this time of year. Mine should arrive next week, I'll be sure to video it. I got a new (to me) trucking company to pick up my rice from Superior. Thanks for the tip Freddy! :up:
Sorry to here about your teeth. I went thru a phase where I had to get 6 crowns. After all that work was done, I could crunch down on ice cubes again! Amazing what a good dentist can do.
Vigi, glad to hear your Dad was Ok. Those times can be scary for the family. Did you get that stoker hooked up yet? Wish I was still up there to help you with that.

Smitty, when are you going to learn to charge by the hour??? :crazy: Maybe you should charge by the volume of blood you loose during each job! :mrgreen:

Heres some pics of the Stihl 090AV chainsaw I had been rebuilding. It is complete now. The 'AV' (Anti-Vibration) handle is longer, and adds rubber bushings at all attachment points. Here it is alongside my regular 090 for comparison.

Enjoy the weekend!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coffee Aug 2nd 2014

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:10 am

Holy Cow! Seems I've turned this into a Sunday Coffee for myself! Been busier than a One-Armed Wallpaper Hanger! From everything I've read,You Guys haven't been Slouching Around either ! Gad Zucc's! From Zucchini's To Parents',with everything else thrown in between,We're all keeping it moving. Thank God,as it's when we don't take care of something,or just plain don't give a damn,that we're defeated in the "Game Of Life". Let's own it all the way into Our Burn Season. :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !