The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fordf1trucknut, Dec 3, 2018.
Does it look like this?
Those turned out really nice. What are they made out of??? I would be painting the walls & ceiling white next before you fill it up to much. Will make a huge difference in being able to see what you are doing.
When I was growing up our house had a coal fired gravity furnace and a coal burning water heater. From age 7 till we got natural gas when I in high school that fire was my responsibility. Stoking it, adjusting the damper, shaking down the grate, hauling ashes, banking it if we went away for the weekend. I also had to go to my grand mother's house to bring up coal from the cellar and haul her ashes from the pot belly in the parlor and the coal fired cook stove in the kitchen.
I was a happy camper when the gas was installed on our road and the new water heater appeared. Grams eventually went to oil heat but kept the kitchen stove for many years.
Can't complain about the heat coal produce but is certainly is much more hands on than modern systems.
Sorry to hijack, but wanted to share my lucky score too.
The BNGR spent it's first couple winters in a Quonset tent in the backyard.
A local non-profit was raffling a new timber frame.
I bought 30 tickets for $200...less than 500 tickets were sold...I figured pretty fair odds, eh?
They were...I won it...friends delivered it...I assembled the 3 "bents" on the flat, and they
all came back to help raise it. I added siding, roofing and a ramp, and have been outa
the weather for 8 years now. It's tight, but it's dry, and A-bones are small.
I would live there!! NICE!!
Might want to look into LED lighting. I think they make them for eight footers now.. Wow what a difference. Get the daylight or warm white, the cool white is too blue..
The shutters are made from unfinished door cores that i picked up for 7 bucks each!!!! I thought it was an awesone deal, very solid and the perfect size.
Here are done shots of the furnace.
I started to bring over some stuff to decorate a bit. Brough over an old pop machine that works well for beer, and hung some signs. I also drug over my old hand crank drill and anvil.
nice I like it I dream of onr day of having a Garage one day getting tired of dragging around a piece of carpet with my tools on it and work out of a tent well at least it something it keep me out of the rain if I stand in right places and if it ever rains ...
That coal and garage reminds me of my childhood, my dad used to rent a garage with those blocks.. He used to keep his 51 Ford in there.. I wish I could smell that coal. We had a Hercules coal furnace and my job was to fill the coal bin up. They delivered the coal on our sidewalk and I had to wheel barrel the coal to the shoot between our houses. This is on Fisk street in Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville).. I had a wonderful childhood growing up in the sixty's and having my father as my hero..
I wish you were closer, I'd come over and straighten out that electrical conduit. I love bending conduit..
Congratulations, that’s looks like a killer place to work and hang out. Just in time for a New Years party with your car bud’s and family... Merry Christmas!!!!!
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Elcohaulic, come on down to Wild Wonderful WV anytime in the winter as I burn it in my outdoor heater to supply hot water heat the house and two story garage and I'm just South of Wheeling. fordf1trknut if you bank it like I said then shut the upper draft completely, very slightly open the bottom draft and almost shut your flue it should retain the heat all night. This will make it easier to get it kicking in the morning and keep the garage just above freezing when you aren't there. My outdoor burner is automatic. When the water temperature drops the door is opened and fan kicked on to heat the water back to temperature then shuts back down. When it is up to temperature ot is shut down and just smolders. Everything there is looking good there.
If your lighting needs upgraded the new LED lights are fantastic. Changed mine out and boy what a difference it makes
Switched all my shop lights to leds..Dual four footers and dual eight footers..Big difference mildly put..
Most Definitely! I have 31 8ft dual bulb fixtures in my shop. I converted all of them to LED. 36 watt
6500k lumen in the main part of the buliding & 48 watt 6500 lumen in the paint booth/room. Amazing how much brighter, especially since the inside of the building is all "bright white" metal.
God Bless & Merry Christmas
Nice, I use to rent a 4000sqft shop with a buddy in the UK. It was great having the space. Was 15 minutes from home and there were a few mechanics with units next to us. Officially ours was just for storage so that we didnt have to pay commercial taxes.
Getting more done and more hauled over...
Looking great, nice job.
Looks like you're having loads of fun!
I believe I know that shop! As a kid, I used to work in Somerset at the old car wash that was right off the turnpike!
Did you get on to keeping the coal furnace going through the night yet?
I have a few times... sometimes it have put it out though as soon as i put more coal on in the morning though....so i am nit goid at it yet.
Very cool. How long ago was that??
1969. My uncle worked there for Mike and got me the job. Senior year in HS. Conemaugh Township.
I woild love to find some vintage photos of the place but havent had any luck so far....
I believe there's a Historical Society that does have pics of Somerset.
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