Coffee 4-1-2017

Coffee 4-1-2017

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:06 am

What's this? Why are we in a bowling alley? Who switched doors? Oh MAN! It's April fools day. I guess we go with the flow & have vending machine coffee today. I'll set up the propane grill in alley four so we can at least make breakfast sandwiches. The Woolrich Sock can use another week of airing out to get that new washed flavor out of it. Hey! That was pretty darn nice to have midweek coffee. Now & then we need an extra boost.

The weather man sure had fun this week. He played with our emotions like an expert yo-yo player. On Tuesday they predicted snow for today, Then each day the amount changed..... from 1-4 on Tue. to 6-12 on Thursday, then back to 3-6 Friday AM, then last night cancelled it altogether. What fun!

I need to work harder at not working. This "Partial retirement" just isn't working. Hambden Bob is right.... I am a failure... I should get a T-shirt that says "I am lousy at retiring". OK, OK.. busy now.....taking June July August off.....yup....yup.... that's the plan.

Enjioy the weekend!
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 4-1-2017

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:14 am

Crazy !!

I thought I had seen FFred working the Street Vendor Hot Cart on the way in here ! I'm admiring the instability,and whether We hold Coffee in a Bowling Alley,Jet Ski Shop,The Hill or Hambden Heights,it All turns out the same !............ Simply The Best ! I am enjoying watching it All ! Try to have a Great Weekend,Gang !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Coffee 4-1-2017

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:41 am

Mornin all, hmm, got a lil snow dustin here on the hill. Sooo, I figured with all the interesting stuff going on here on the FORUM, I WOULD break out my street vendor cart & head for the bowling alley--nope, you're not goin crazy HB. Typical weather for the Marathon Maple Fest. although tomorrow's supposed to be KINDA sunny. Gotta go get my young Amish neighbor & get my 12 coal buckets filled. Still got around 1/2 ton left of 3. Plus 1650 lbs of bagged I picked up last week. Good start for next season God willin & the creek don't rise!! WHICH it surely has. Oh well, enjoy the week-end people. Freddy, thanx for pullin this together!! :D Partial retirement huh???????? :lol: Richard, I'm still waitin for a gray hair count--You're doin good my young friend! ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Coffee 4-1-2017

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:58 am

Morning all, doesn't matter where or when for Freddy's coffee house it's the group that makes it work. After the rain that was dumped on us I'm surprised there is much moisture left to make it that far East. The creeks, ponds & lakes have all had their fill around here with plenty of former low spots turning into new ponds. Finally found a good fish fry around here & only one left, the only local Catholic Church decided to give it a try after a long dry spell & it seems to have worked out. :D Hope all stay safe & dry along with those recovering from operations & illness do so with ease, & that those in the storms path don't get hit too hard. Have a good productive week all!
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 4-1-2017

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:05 am

Good damp,wet,chilly morning crap!! and where the hell did all the smilies's go :what: ( just kidding Richard) Thanks Freddy but I'll pass on the vending coffee. There is nothing wrong with staying busy Freddy but you need to enjoy yourself also and now is the time to do It :) , Not much going on here although I finally decided to go take my CCW class before I get caught carrying without a permit :o so thats today and I'm going to open up the camper tomorrow as our 1st trip is in 20 days :D . Crap HB you showed up early today whats wrong can't sleep? Come on Fred I think you would make a good vender '' you can have it any way you want as long as Its Fred's way" :lol: . Have fun people, stay safe, and enjoy your day!
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 4-1-2017

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:52 am

Good morning. We got a few inches of sticky snow overnight. Looks like a winter wonderland outside. I took a picture, but for some reason when I try to upload it I get a message that the "image is invalid". Will try again later.

Have a great day everyone.
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 4-1-2017

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:55 am

Rob,I do believe the error message is correct......

Even though You've experienced snow in June up there,it should be invalid that You've got it now ! Enjoy,Mister !!
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Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Coffee 4-1-2017

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:58 am

Photobucket will have to work for now.

Image
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 4-1-2017

PostBy: BunkerdCaddis On: Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:36 am

Morning everyone, Most of the time I read this site I'm on my desktop, which because of the adblockers, I only see the actual sponsored ads (Hitzer, Lehigh, LL) which I click on regularly to let them know I appreciate their sponsorship. Last week I was reading over the coffee house posts on my tablet instead, and Google in it's most unobtrusive way had, low and behold, an ad about coffee making equipment. Fancy that! On a coffee thread. I thot OK I'll bite and actually it was a nice ad about different equipment to make coffee with some nicely done informative videos. Well long story longer, I dug out my wife's french press (which I had got her for making tea) and have been drinking french press coffee all week. So after I finish my current mug I'm off to the Android Store to see if I can get my hands on a most necessary appliance for my back yard, The Google Gnome... https://store.google.com/magazine/gnome :what:
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 4-1-2017

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:47 am

Morning all,

It has been a long time since I had java from a vending machine. It works. I will not get started with meteorologist and their complete inability to forcast and the costs associated with their incompetence. Today is another working weekend. I almost had the 507 in the shop flame out due to my not attending it as I should. It took longer to save the fire than if I had just restarted it. It is that damn one match thing that got in the way and forced me to save the fire. It is all good as it gave me material to complain about this week.

I ended up putting the house and shop on generator power this week due to fluctuations in the electrical power. The machines in my shop do not tolerate brown outs. It turns out the transformer on the pole is producing the fluctuations. I guess they are going to wait until the transformer burns out before replacing it and in the meantime those of us who receive power from this transformer have to deal with spikes and brownouts. Good stuff. At least I get to exercise the generator. It looks like I will need to pick up another ton of coal next week. For some reason I thought I had more coal left. This is not the case. As soon as spring arrives and the ground dries up the task of hauling coal for my parents will start. I am going to wait on my coal as I would like to put in a stoker. Time will be my enemy on this project as my plate is currently overflowing.

It is always nice to see the posts of everyone here on the forum. Funny how the weekend is never long enough for any of us yet we manage to get a lot done in most cases. So, I 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 4-1-2017

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:41 pm

Wow! what a beautiful day here in the southern Mid Atlantic region. We are at 67* with a bright sun. The leaves are just getting ready to pop. I took the trike out for a short ride and it was perfect.

I split the bee hive Weds and both the original and new colony are doing well. I hope in splitting it I killed any thoughts the original hive had about swarming. I put the queen with the new colony so the original hive has to spend time growing a new one and I pulled several frames of comb. The girls in both hives have a lot of work to do to get ready for the spring honey flow.; they should have no time to think about swarming.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Coffee 4-1-2017

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:43 pm

Spent the weekend reviving an old Point of sale system...
A fair a mount of java consumed...
This computer was the server in a restaurant POS system...
So they were running paper all weekend, old school ;) ...
This also happened to be on a 16 year old computer with 17 year old POS software...
Just so happened to have enough of the correct vintage parts and an operating 15 year old donor computer :clap: ...
There were no install disks for the POS system because the installer retains them and he disappeared a while ago...
So the moons needed to align to make this happen!
I have been patching the system successfully for a number of years...
but I think this time it will be easier to move into a new system...
They got their moneys worth out of this one!
These systems easily go for $20k with 4 stations and its painful for a small restaurant...
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 4-1-2017

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:15 pm

$20,000 for a cash register? This is what I use..... much less!
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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 4-1-2017

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:49 pm

Holy Cats !

That poor thing looks like it'd be right at home next to a Kenner Easy-Bake Oven ! Where in the Hell did You find that bit of 60's Andy Warhol Nostalgia ? You may have a valuable there,Freddy !!
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Coffee 4-1-2017

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:10 am

Hambden Bob wrote:Where in the Hell did You find that


E-Bay of course. Made by "Learning Resources". Oh, gosh, I just looked..... and clicked "buy it now" on another one.... "brand new" , $17.95 delivered. Most of them are $30ish delivered. It'll be a fun gift for a little tike. Heeheee!
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