Coffee 3-11-2017

Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:25 am

Wow, DDoS attack still lingers, but it won't stop the coffee from being brewed. You can slow us up, but good always prevails.

Come on in, the coffee is hot & waffle batter is ready to transform into a wonderful golden breakfast delight. There's some of this years syrup ready to taste. Fresh strawberries too. Yummmm

The cold weather isn't giving up just yet. It's been darn cold all week and the 7 degrees this morning tells me it's not going to be a walk in the park today. Maybe even a big snow in the next few days? Come on! It's the ides of March! Give it up Ol' man Winter! Maybe if we all exhale at once things will start to thaw out. All that said, the Axeman Anderson is happily working away and keeping us plenty warm. Thank you black rocks!

The '04 Outlander I picked up is getting a new sub-frame. The more I fabricated & welded, the worse the rust got. Ugh... but it'll be OK. I found a good used K-frame from down south. It'll be here in a few days & Joe & I will get 'er done.

Well good people, With Richards efforts and neighborly attitudes, forward we go!
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 3-11-2017

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:52 am

Mornin all, had trouble getting on earlier, but I'm BACK!!!!!!!! Coffee's outstanding Freddy, must mean Linda's there!! LOL Got to go pick up 2 ton BLASCHAK nut (bagged) this AM. Gonna take young Amish neighbor with me. This will be nice for my stock pile. Gotta go! Enjoy the week-end people! -5* here on the hill. At least the wind has died down.
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freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:53 am

Morning all,

Brrr, it's a "feels like" 16* here this morning. That's the coldest it's been all winter and there is actually snow in the forecast for overnight Monday. I'll believe that when I see it.

I'm off early this morning to the Mega Church one town over. It's weird calling it one town over because now days, it's only a hop, skip and a jump from here. Over time the separate towns around here all grew together and now all come under the county government. We only have 3 actual towns in the county anymore and one of them is uses all county services anyway. But I digress...

The mega church is having it's semi-annual kids consignment sale. I have the list of nice to have items to look for from my daughter and the doors open at 8.

After that my plans revolve around watching NCAA Basketball Semi-final games, watching the Blue Ladies dance and learning all the nifty nuisances of my new phone.

I hope everyone has a great day, stay warm, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:00 am

Checking in at -4 with a NW wind that is making the trees sway, looks like the EFM ate about 50 lbs of coal overnight. No plans for today, just staying warm and enjoying being home.

Fred, did you get motivated and get that old gas out of your plow truck?
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 3-11-2017

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:02 am

Let it run for a few hrs & put 10 gallons of 91 octane--no ethenal in her;; added some marvel mystery oil & dry gas also. She's idling a lot better.
Rob R. wrote:Checking in at -4 with a NW wind that is making the trees sway, looks like the EFM ate about 50 lbs of coal overnight. No plans for today, just staying warm and enjoying being home.

Fred, did you get motivated and get that old gas out of your plow truck?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:05 am

good morning all,

Freddy, thanks for the java. This cold and pending snow is all my fault, I put in an order for it. It is a balmy -5F this morning. I waited too long last night to reload the stoves and I ended up loading both stoves at the same time. This transulated in the temp of the house to fall a lot while the stoves were coming back up to temp. We still have around 12-24 inches of snow on the hill and snowmobile riding continues. It is official, I did not win the lottery which means I have to keep working. Darn. Not much happening today, unloading a ton of coal for my parents, taxes and hopefully getting in a ten mile run with the wife and a 30 mile cycle ride on my indoor trainer. Someone finally turned off the wind machine in our area for at least a little while. Anyway, I have got to get going if I plan to get above items done today. Hope everyone has a safe and productive weekend.

The Snowman.
the snowman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:13 am

Morning all....-15 here. Coal boiler overheated an hour ago ...my heating guy is on his way to help figure it out. Have a great day all.
johnjoseph
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Other Heating: pellet stove, oil boiler

Re: Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:16 am

Good morning all and glad to be back :) , everything is superb as usually Freddy. I hope everyone is staying warm in this wannabe mini deepfreeze hell even lowfog1 is seeing it too, crazy winter thats for sure but its almost camping time :dancing: lots of new places booked and some old ones as well. My wife finally picked out the floor for the kitchen just need to go pick it up today so now I have something to do!
Take care friends and keep the them bastards at bay Richard :box:
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 3-11-2017

PostBy: BunkerdCaddis On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:02 am

Good morning all, A great mug of coffee, the sun is shinning and the coal forum is up and running! At least all is right with the important things in the world :D
BunkerdCaddis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yorker WC-90 or more likely a Van Wert VW85H [to be installed (soon, very soon)(well not as soon as I had anticipated]
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Waterford 105 pulling duty, Saey Hanover II getting dressed for the party
Coal Size/Type: pea/nut
Other Heating: oil fired hydronic

Re: Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:07 am

johnjoseph wrote:Morning all....Coal boiler overheated an .


Too much draft? I'm not sure if draft effects the Keystoker as it does my Axeman, but I had to install two barometeric dampers or on high wind days I would tend to overheat.
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 3-11-2017

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:38 am

I'll take 2 of them waffles Freddy. Smelled so good coming in through the door this morning.

Although it appears that there is some inner door to have to go through first. :nana: Best to have it to keep the undesirables at bay..........

Working on switching motors on the '03 Ranger this morning. Dropped a cylinder and it is more cost effective to swap motors than mess around trying to figure out the problem. Picked up a motor with only 101,000 on the clock for $500.00 So within a few hours she should be purring along nicely. Then it goes on the market. Should not be too hard to sell since they are in high demand around here. Selling it because I picked up an '06 extended cab Ranger for a real good price. Both Rangers have 4x4.

Only issue I see with the current weather was the warm up prior to this. A lot of the flowers had started to come up and the trees were starting to get some buds. Hope this weather does not affect them.

Take care and stay warm gang.

Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:42 am

Rick 386 wrote:.

Although it appears that there is some inner door to have to go through first. :nana: Best to have it to keep the undesirables at bay..........



You knock on the door then some guy opens a little peephole and asks you for the password before he lets you in!
CoalHeat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: pintoplumber On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:45 pm

Well, another week of healing on my leg/hip. Walked a quarter mile with the walker this morning. I can feel it getting stronger. Before surgery I asked the Dr if I could play the violin, he thought that was funny. Dennis
pintoplumber
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham number series 17
Other Heating: Oil, forced hot air. Rheem

Re: Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:25 pm

late good morning..errrr good evening. 06* here this AM. my weekend off from work. Plow truck burned up alternator last time I plowed... So this late morning decided to change it. 18*. The long lower thru bolt was tight from steel/aluminum contact corrosion. no ox/acet set up, so I used propane hand torch, WD40, and just heated, sprayed, work on bolt tighten/loosen. after about 20 minutes if finally moved 1/16 of turn... long story short.. 2 hours to work bolt out.. Alternator was a warranty, replaced it back in 2006. Snow plow motor kills the alternators in short order. 5 minutes to put alternator back on. Back in the day, Ford alternators came with new BAT+ plug, because they do get burned/arcing in plug. NO plug, so had to order one for..GULP..Tuesday, snowstorm day. That should be fun splicing new plug on in middle of 12" plus nor-easter.

Well after that, I settled down into working some on my project build.. little more sanding/filing on frame casting internal areas,for small internal parts for fit, clearances. Got a ceramic stone for final polishing of sanded areas.. it works nice. going to get sear jig, for fine tuning trigger/disconnector/safety tuning. keep it all square, and angle adjustment for trigger tension.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Coffee 3-11-2017

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:41 am

I went through the alternator drill last year. My snow plow really puts a big load on the alternator and battery.
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