Shutting stove down tomorrow

Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: gambler On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:58 pm

Well the wife refuses to shut the stove down because of her. She said she will look at other avenues of filling but she will get the job done. And it is my fault because the buckets that I have are too long and she is so short.
She is one stubborn SOB.
I agreed to let her try again. And told her that my buckets aren't the only long thing I have! :hammer:
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:20 pm

Mabey I can get my mother in law to come over and do your stove. She does mine when I am not home. :D Wish you a speedy recovery I know what a bad back feels like.
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:34 pm

gambler wrote:Well the wife refuses to shut the stove down because of her. She said she will look at other avenues of filling but she will get the job done.


Good for her!! :clap:

(like I said b4........Have her make TWO TRIPS!!) :lol:
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: tvb On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:41 pm

Gambler, I hope you feel better soon. If you have cats or know someone who does, I find the 20 lb handled kitty litter containers work great for filling the hopper. I cut the top off right above the handle.

There's little dust, virtually no chance of spillage unless you are being intentionally sloppy, and it only holds about 20 lbs. I use a small coal hod shovel to fill it up and my other half finds it easier to use an empty plastic pot. You could scoop with it too.

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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: Paulie On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:42 pm

I like her attitude! There will be no gas burning.......
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: OldAA130 On: Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:31 pm

Hey! Clint Eastwood used burning gun powder to fuse the wound shut when he got shot in the shoulder by that indian arrow! Then he ran off and killed all the bad guys! Good as new! Maybe you could try that on your back to speed up recovery. :idea: :funny:

Hope you get better soon! Just in time for the cold weather to break...

My wife (I must say) is a pretty good sport. This past Monday I came down with the flu. She got up 2x Sunday and Monday through the night to clear the plug in the feed tube and feed the thing coal. Sounds like your Mrs. similarly steps up when needed. Good deal.

Tom
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:17 am

Gambler ~ I hope you heal it up very soon.Back pain is truly burning evil visited on most of us at one time or another. You might also find this effective to handle loading chores. At the farm supply I bought a 6 quart grain scoop,it is basically a stubby section of galvanized stove pipe cut and tapered to scoop anything.It has a handle at the right place for good balance.Easily handled,small compared to a bucket and has the added bonus of being able to flow out the coal with very little flying dust.I think your wife would find it an advantage.About $9.00 or so. Regards, Mike
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: UpStateMike On: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:58 am

forget the wife and kids that can't work the stove, I think going back to gas for a bit is the right thing to do. Whenever I'm oozing out of holes in my body, it's time to stop doing manual labor!!!

My stove is sadly cold right now because of a very similar situation. Wife fails to understand how important it is to do certain things at certain times in order to keep warm

Use the time to create a stove tending process and schedule plan. I have learned in the last month something like that is going to have to be done if I am going to be able to come home to a coal fire with actual red coals left for me to coax back to life. My wife tends to open the lid, poke around with the poker not really knowing what she is doing, dumping a little coal it in and then thinking it's all good to go.

So, I will be working on my own process and plan, probably with revisions so that by the end of the heatin season I'll be on version 3.04.

oh, and have her make two trips. You can get 3 gallon pails that are shorter and would be easier for her to use.
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: billlindley On: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:46 pm

Hope you feel better. I understand though as I am goign on vaca for about 2 weeks in February. I beleive the conversation with my mother (who will be house sitting) went like this.

Me: Mom thanks for watching the house and the dogs while we are gone. Your a lifesaver

Her: No problem. Since they are the only grandchildren I have so far, I don't mind.

Me: HA HA thanks. By the way if you can stop up this weekend we can take you to dinner and I will show you a few things especially how to keep the coal stove going.

Her: I'M NOT MESSING WITH THAT $%#%$@ Coal Stove. You better turn it off and have the regular heat working or I can't stay.

I wasn't really contemplating having her deal with it though just wanted to get the reaction.
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: ray in ma On: Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:46 pm

gambler wrote:She is one stubborn SOB.
I agreed to let her try again. And told her that my buckets aren't the only long thing I have! :hammer:


When women have back problems they can get reduction surgery :rofl:

Speedy recovery and best wishes even if you won't adopt me :)
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:31 pm

The square cat litter buckets aren't too heavy and you don't have to fill them all the way up. I have to laugh or I would say something I would regret....my wife complains about these litter buckets being too heavy when they have coal in them, but she has no problem carrying them around when they are full of cat litter.
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: LeonMSPT On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:08 am

As a physical therapist who has treated many people over the last 8 years who had back surgery. Do remember that you're going to have your back for the rest of your life. Burning some gas, or making alternative arrangements with loading techniques temporarily, just makes sense. That is truly temporary, your back is permanent. The best potential for a complete and good recovery rests with the first procedure and the rehab process following... the second one is nowhere near as successful... and you don't want to discuss a third operation.

PM me if you wish... with more information I might be able to point a few things out to you that might prove valuable. And shop around for a therapist who has treated patients with your problem successfully. Maybe ask the surgeon who he'd recommend. The doctors are not going to fool around with their patients... if they recommend someone it's because they do a good job with their patients.
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:35 am

Thanks for all of the concern about my back but the surgery that I had was to remove a deep melanoma. And the issue that I had was I got my stitches out and drain removed on tuesday and we got a foot of snow on Saturday. So I spent 7hrs on a tractor plowing snow and over did the muscle usage in my back which agrivated my incision area and it became sore and swollen. On Monday night it split open and a lot of drainage came out. And it is still draining. The doc said that I was an idiot to be on the tractor and I am now paying the price. He said to pretend I don't even have a left arm and I will be better off. So the back surgery is not what you think when you hear those words. But I still need to take it easy. The wife is doing ok loading the stove with a coal hod (15-20 lbs at a time). But she still spills coal. I told her it is a good thing that she doesn't take care of the stove all winter because the floor around the stove would look like a coal mine entrance. Oh well atleast I didn't have to run the gas furnace but I did burn #100 of coal from yesterday evening to this evening.
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:46 am

Hang in there buddy, just remember it's all small stuff. The wife and kids will get the hang of it, and after all running gas is not a sin (even though it hurts any of us on here to do it)! :lol:

Try taping your left hand to your chest with an ace bandage (wrap the wrist with the bandage to secure it then have the wife run it around you 4-5 times), that way you won't move the shoulder muscles that are aggravating the incision. :P
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Re: Shutting stove down tomorrow

PostBy: LeonMSPT On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:48 pm

Oh well... ;) Take care of yourself for a week or two and let that thing heal. Otherwise, you'll end up like me...

Went white water rafting a few years back, after having a cyst cut out of my back the week before. Incision had four staples holding it closed... hadn't drained a drop in three days. Figured I was okay to go float down a river in a boat... Kennebec is mostly class IV with a couple V holes the guides usually avoid.

Stopped for lunch, pulled down the wetsuit to take a leak and eat... one of the ladies starts screaming... "Oh my God! You're BLEEDING!" Well, wasn't that much, but with the water inside the wetsuit... and blood... white t shirt... well it wasn't too pretty. Friend of mine is a PA, who was there. Checked it out... pulled what was left of the staples out, and packed it, covered it with gauze and tape, and I finished my ride.

Got a little infection in the the following week, and had to take some drugs for two more weeks... it healed. Just have to stay off tractors and out of rubber rafts.

Glad you didn't have back surgery too. Be careful of the back, but use it, it's good for it.
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