Coffee 3-25-17

Coffee 3-25-17

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 5:06 am

*sniff* Smell that? It's the best coffee ever! Ohh, I'm sure someone will come in & tell about spending a night with Jean Valdez on a Columbian mountain and waking to better coffee, but this is here & now..... step up & enjoy! There's waffle mix waiting for the iron to get hot & plenty of maple syrup that was still in the tree yesterday at this time. Good stuff makes for a good day.

Seems I have been forced into the world of Windows 10. So far it seems OK, but why couldn't we just keep XP forever? You buy a new car & if you take good care, it could last a lifetime, but software....not so much. Talk about planned obsolescence! I'll bet this Windows 10 won't last as long as a new Maytag! ;)

It's been soooo cold all week, we even got enough snow yesterday to have the plow go by. Fer cryin' out loud, it's close to April!

Hug your loved ones..... 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 3-25-17

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 5:22 am

Mornin all, outstanding B-fast choice Freddy. I'm gonna leave some home churned butter. Strange weather indeed. I'm good, still got about a half ton of my 3 ton yearly use. It's pouring here on the hill, still got 6" of old snow on the ground. OK, pourin's done! LOL Yep, weird!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy the week-end people.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 3-25-17

PostBy: top top On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 7:04 am

Supposed to hit 70 here today. I dropped in a bucket of coal Thursday morning, left it idling most of yesterday, about 4 am this morning I opened the draft just to stave off the morning chill. She is holding about 170 degrees, should burn itself out in a couple hours. Don't know if I will light it again this season or not, just have to wait and see.
top top
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiac Hand Fired with hopper.

Re: Coffee 3-25-17

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 7:13 am

We got a few inches of "sugar snow" last night. It is very heavy and makes quite a thump when it slides off the roof. 31 degrees right now, supposed to get up to 35 today and then back down to 12 tonight. The maple guys have been boiling off an on for the last 2 weeks, but I think they are ready to get serious. I hope they have a great season.

Freddy wrote:*sniff* Smell that? It's the best coffee ever!


Yes it is, I even added a glug of Bailey's into mine. :)
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 3-25-17

PostBy: samhill On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 8:44 am

It hit into the low 70s here yesterday but only the 50s expected today, I'll take it! The long range forecast looks encouraging as well. As usual not much going on in these parts hopefully the neighbors new colt will be allowed out this weekend, always a treat to see the little ones discover the great outdoors. Hope are all safe & productive this weekend, have any resident bee keepers had a chance to look at the new (to me anyhow) type hives that have taps & are supposed to be a lot less invasive from Australia I believe? :)
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 3-25-17

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 9:11 am

Yup, Beehive with spigot for tapping the honey/hive much like is done for maple sap from the tree, bees already done the 'nectar boiling' part for you.

Thanks for the reminder Sam, I'll have to revisit that again now. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Coffee 3-25-17

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 10:26 am

Morning all,

Freddie, nice java and eats. Hope you don't mind if I have seconds. It is raining here and we still have 12 inches of snow on the hill. You can still ride snowmobile, however, you are limited to the hill and not the valleys. Consider the conditions spring riding. Did anyone get hit by the norester we had? My wife and I were in Lake PLacid when the storm hit. We got snowed in at the hotel for a couple days, as they received over 41 inches of snow. No complaints, it was geat. We walked everywhere as well as ran on the deep snow covered streets. A bonus was I was able to have the hub of my front wheel on my bike repaired. Sweet! I was glad I had throttled down the coal stoves to just above the stall line. The house and shop were a bit chilly when we returned, however, the stoves still had a very little glow which meant I could remain in the one match club if I could save the fires. I am proud to say, all was saved! To add icing to the cake, my neighbor blew out my driveway for me so I would be able to get the vehicle in the driveway. What a nice neighbor I have. He knows how I like my driveway cleaned and did it as I would have. Anyway, I am still looking for a a nice cheap stoker to put in the basement of our house and use the hand fired stoves as backup. I know I am taking the panzy route.

The search for a newer vehicle to relplace our aging Audi has begun. We want to stick with Audi awd and cabriolet model as well. We have been looking at the audi tt models which would be smaller than our current cabriolet. The wife likes the idea of a two seater sport model. I am ok with it provided I find one with the v6 engine. They are hard to find. We talked about going new, however, we have decided to stick with finding a used model with low miles. Anyway, I must get going so I can get out in the shop and get something done today. I hope everyone has a safe and productive weekend.

Question: How does the tap work on a beehive? Do you vacum the honey out or do you let it naturally flow? I would love to hear more about it. I find this interesting. Is it better for the bees and the hive?

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

Re: Coffee 3-25-17

PostBy: KLook On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 10:33 am

Called the Flohive or Flowhive , I had the web sight saved. But I intend to sell off my bee equipment and focus on fewer hobbies. As many of you have learned, the days get shorter as you age and there is no time for everything you used to do. ..... ;) :( moving into the new house on Fri and will start renovations plus working on the antique plywood boat will be my main focus this spring.
Lining up the next trip to Maine this summer as a well to do cousin has purchased the rights to name the new baseball field at our HS. ...Washington Academy in East Machias. She has honored us by adding our father's name along with her dad to the field. Plus I have to work on my house some more up there......
Cool and breezy start this morning but should warm up nicely in Chattanooga....have a great day everyone.

Kevin
KLook
 
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 3-25-17

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 10:35 am

Hey FF, pass some of that butter my way, these waffles sure taste better with it on them. And the maple syrup, mmmmmmmmm good.

I hear ya Freddy..........

Been using this cheaper auto body estimating software for many years. It was perfect for little shops like mine. We would receive monthly update CD's
It seems like "Big Brother" will not let that happen anymore. They have ceased production of the old software and now want us to upgrade to a new cloud based system. The only drawback is that now they have access to our data while downloading the updates !!! And of course they share that data with the insurers. Not gonna happen here. Damn, I'm starting to sound like D.M. :rofl:

I switched brands and in talking with the new company, I explained that I do not have good reliable internet connection (lie) and could they just send me the update on DVD's ?? Sure they said, no problem. Sometimes you have to get creative........

Trying to get the engine swap done on my '03 Ranger today, then it goes on the for sale sites.... Picked up a newer extended cab Ranger to replace it.

Then later this afternoon, the grandson has a LAX tournament. And so the "watching the grandchildren in sports" season begins.

Enjoy the weather for those of us in the warmer areas.

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 3-25-17

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 11:37 am

Rick, good luck with the Ranger. They are nice little trucks, but I imagine the engine compartment is pretty night. What happened to the engine you are removing?
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 3-25-17

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 11:52 am

Rob, it's an '03 3.0 liter 4X4 Edge basic model. It dropped a cylinder. I found a warranted engine with only 70k miles on it for $500.00

I figured it is more cost effective to replace it since it is only my labor vs trying to diagnose the dropped cylinder. We did a few quick attempts to get it back up with no luck. And depending on the extent of the problems, I would have way more than $500.00 invested in it.

And after getting the bad engine out, I can really dig into it. If it is a relatively low cost repair, the engine will go up for sale. If it's a real problem, the engine will go back for the $50.00 core charge.

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 3-25-17

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 11:56 am

Is the AA260 still running good?
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 3-25-17

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 12:13 pm

Rick 386 wrote:They have ceased production of the old software and now want us to upgrade to a new cloud based system.


I know a guy that deals with aftermarket big equipment like backhoes & excavators. A few years back they did this same thing & it didn't take long to realize "the cloud" drops earlier years! He did what you did in his own way & gets hard copies each upgrade. That way he always has the old stuff to look up.

On a different subject: Linda & I went & played "Pickleball" last Saturday. Fun! It's a cross between ping pong & tennis. Less work than tennis, more work than ping pong. It was a blast! If my back didn't bug me so much I'm sure we'd play more often. I was some sore last Sunday. We plan on doing it again tomorrow. I'm thinking as we get better we won't work as hard.
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 3-25-17

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 2:19 pm

Good afternoon folks, Don't worry Freddy your coffee is always the best, Not a fan of Jean Valdez or his coffee :D , and I'll take some of those waffles also!!!
Weather is fair at my house with overcast sky's and mid 40°s( good old Lake Erie is keeping up down!!), I started to get something last Saturday( not actively sick but ready to throw up and having the chills ) morning but popped lots of aspirins and slept it away, I was awake for a total of 5 hrs from Saturday night to Monday morning :shock: but I felt much better on Monday thank god!!
I went yesterday to have the builder install my bed so now I can use the truck.
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They did a super job with the manufacturing and install I was very impressed with them, the installers protected the inside just like the car dealers do and they even covered the cab when it was inside the shop( most up fitters don't care as most of there work is on work trucks) the only problem is the spare tire placement, I never specified I wanted It on the Left side behind the driver and not in the center so now I will have to move It, I just need to add some LED work lights and build a hitch plate for the rear. ( I know I can get at least 2 tons of coal with the 12" sides and more when I figure out teller sides that doesn't look like a ghetto job :D )
The wife and I got invited to a wine tasting for this evening so this shall be interesting, were with our cousins and good friends though so I'm sure a good time will be had by all :wine: .
Take care friends and have a great week to come!
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 3-25-17

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat. Mar. 25, 2017 2:43 pm

That truck is a beauty. I love the color, and the custom bed looks great.
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