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mlappin

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Re: Get to know me!
« Reply #60 on: December 19, 2015, 08:12:31 AM »

Well I have to say sluggo you nailed slimjim lmao. I helped slim and his partner at the fryberg fair up in Maine in sept for three days. And two boiler installs in Vermont.Hope to do more installs with slim and Dan ,every one is different I  learn something new every time I hangout with these guys. . Slim is very good at what he does and will call you back. Most often he answers first time.
       I put in a G-200 in August ran it for two months. It works so well I wanted to become a dealer here in NY. Finally hooked up with slim. And he has been a big help. Thanks slimjim.
   

Pretty much how I got into it, was impressed enough with Heatmaster and the good folks that work there I wanted to sell em as well, if I donít sell one to somebody Iíll still offer my two cents worth if asked and hopefully they can avoid the mistakes I made on my first install.

Was fifteen years ago and the local Woodmaster dealer gave me advice to the best of his knowledge, back then the best I could do was dial up so spending hours researching on the web was more than a little aggravating waiting for pages to load. Every thing works, just not as well as it should. I need to redo the sidearm as itís mounted a little too high and doesnít have cross flow on the boiler side. Also need to reverse the hookups on the water to air heat exchanger. Actually just going to start over with one inch copper and do it right and do it once.

Do I blame Woodmaster dealers for bad advice, nope. He gave me the best advice he could given his knowledge at the time.

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« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2016, 06:40:43 PM »

35 Self employed residential building contractor. Getting married to long time sweetheart in Sept. Avid outdoorsman , hunting ,fishing ,cutting wood ,working around our 5 acre farm. Plenty to do with a fairly original 1840 2500 sf farm house and keeping the property up to the honey's expectations. We pretty much build most of the things we need like buildings ,log splitter ,wood wagon with davit and winch , and must like fixing things with the fleet of old tractors we have. I do most of my own plumbing ,electrical ,welding\fabbing ,and repurposing of almost anything. I have a 10 year old yellow lab who's my best friend. And after a long days work I love a cold Bud or two... oh yeah and if we don't have enough to do with our time buddy of mine bought 30 acres and we are starting a christmas tree farm. Maybe should have my head looked at
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Re: Get to know me!
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2016, 02:39:02 AM »

Hey Al, I saw an old small hoe yesterday for sale someplace, if you are still interested in one, I'll try to remember where I saw it.
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« Reply #63 on: January 29, 2017, 05:55:51 AM »

I am seventy three  years old, but don't feel it. I have cut wood all my life and still cut wood.  I always tried to figure out a way not to burn propane. Started with a Buck stove in my fireplace. Moved up to a used Woodmaster that lasted fourteen years. It didn't quite I wanted to change it out for a Portage and Maine BL 2840.  Woodmaster was way over sized. Sold it to a guy that heats two houses. My wife and I live on seventy acres that has been in my family for one hundred and forty-five years. A while back I had the privilege of meeting Slim when we were on Vacation.
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« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2017, 02:32:45 PM »

Pretty new here, just resurrecting this old thread lol. I'm 29, 6ft and 220lbs with a beautiful girlfriend of almost a year and no kids or desire to ever have any. Spent most of my high school career suspended for being a wise-azz. Got my first fulltime job at 11, splitting wood for the neighbor and feeding his cattle when grandpa sold the farm. Bought a foreclosed home at 18 and applied for the local Pipefitter's union right out of high school. Got accepted and started the 5 year trade school, while remodeling the house and working fulltime. Sold that place for a nice profit and bought another on 5 acres at 19. Remodeled it and still live there, drive ~100 miles each way every day to work as a commercial pipefitter in the Minneapolis area. Got 40 acres of woods up the road and 5 rental houses to keep me occupied. Local boiler dealer had me start doing his installs about 5 years ago so I do 20-30 of those a year as well as a lot of residential in-floor systems and snowmelt. Raced dirt track cars and ATV's as a kid, demolition derby, motorcycles, etc. Broke my neck 3 years ago in a rollover, gave up all that crap and went to drag racing and street bikes although I only had time to touch them a couple times this year. Hoping to acquire 6 more rentals by 35 and hang up the pipefitter gig at 40, focusing on my residential hydronics and drinking. Recently bought a place in Dominican Republic that'll be rented out until my retirement with the intent of spending my winters there. There's a lot of smart fellas in here and I'm glad to be a part of it- you're all pretty cool
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Re: Get to know me!
« Reply #66 on: October 22, 2017, 03:22:36 PM »

One of our guys from the VFW bought  place in Belize (British Honduras), guess he didnít want to hang in Florida with the other old farts that bought winter places there.

He really likes scuba divingÖ

We have an open invitation to fly down anytime we want, neither the wife or I are much into tropical climates.
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« Reply #67 on: October 23, 2017, 03:11:32 AM »

Welcome wreckit!
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« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2017, 07:14:23 AM »

Is this you Darin? Welcome over here from the Facebook page.
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« Reply #69 on: October 23, 2017, 08:22:51 AM »

Marty, I know it's not for everybody- my dad HATES tropical anything. I was to Belize in 2015 and found it to be cool as sh!t, as I am a diver as well. Not much to see in the local mud water so I try to hit somewhere cool every winter and see what's under the surface. My favorite thing about DR is it's CHEAP! Spent a month there in 2014 after my neck ordeal and only spent like $1700 total, including air. If ever you get the travel bug I suggest getting down there!

Thanks Yoder!

And Jon, yes it's me. Thank you
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« Reply #70 on: November 22, 2017, 06:39:30 AM »

Hi, I'm the man known as the Bluegrass Woodburner. I'm 56 years old, 5-9 220 lbs. been married to my wife for 38 wonderful years. We live in the mammoth cave area of Ky. We have 3 grown children and 5 grandsons. I work for a company in Deteoit Michigan and travel 3 states every week on my job. Home every night. We live in an old elementary school house. Heating 5400 square feet. I'm a baptist preacher and have pastured 6 different churches the last 20 years and am now pastor of a church about 5 miles from where I live. I enjoy working with firewood and am a raiser of fancy poultry for exhibition. Only owned a boiler for about 3 years now and am very glad to have installed one. The folks who we bought this schoolhouse from had 600.00-800.00 heating bills in cold weather. Our electric bills run around 100.00 -140.00. Enjoy all your discussions.
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Re: Get to know me!
« Reply #71 on: November 22, 2017, 09:56:28 PM »

Marty, I know it's not for everybody- my dad HATES tropical anything. I was to Belize in 2015 and found it to be cool as sh!t, as I am a diver as well. Not much to see in the local mud water so I try to hit somewhere cool every winter and see what's under the surface. My favorite thing about DR is it's CHEAP! Spent a month there in 2014 after my neck ordeal and only spent like $1700 total, including air. If ever you get the travel bug I suggest getting down there!

Thanks Yoder!

And Jon, yes it's me. Thank you

Meh, I get enough heat and humidity during the summer. Wife is a congenital heart patient, too much of either heat or humidity does her in very quickly. However European winters agree with the both of us. Last trip there to visit her family we jumped in her cousins car, drove to Dover, seen the white horsey on the cliff then got on the chunnel and ended up in Calais, drove from there to Normandy. Was 62 degrees in France the third week of December. Next time to England Iíve been talking to the cousins and thinking of spending a week in Normandy, for next to nothing you can camp, AKA army tent like M*A*S*H but with real beds. Dunkirk isnít that far from Calais either, just the opposite direction of Normandy.

Doesnít cost us hardly anything once we are there though, airfare kinda sucks, first time there we flew AA in cattle class, then got delayed after boarding the plane. Big beefy farm kids ainít meant to sit in cattle class for three hours before it even gets in the air. We now fly British Airways exclusively, they have four classes on international flights, one class is between cattle and business, seats are 6 inches wider with 8 inches more leg room and they recline a LOT further than cattle. Get an extra bag per person, better meals and higher dollar free hooch. Best part is half the time weíve flown with BA have been upgraded to business where the real good hooch is. Stay with her aunt and she wonít let us pay for anything, usually stay at least three weeks and get farmed off to various cousins for the day and usually includes dinner with em, they wonít let us pay for anything either. However after the first visit none of her family are willing to pay for my drinks anymore, weird huh? Itís not like I single handedly try to make sure all the local pubs and breweries are operating in the black while Iím there or anything although I have a fondness for Carlisle or Kings IPA. And as much as I hate stereotypes, donít ever match drink for drink with an Irish truck driver, youíre head will hurt for many days afterwards. New Years at the Conservative Club (think like our VFW or Legion) and Iíd buy a round of pints, heíd bring back a round of Jack and Coke, Iíd buy a round of pints, heíd get a round of Beam and Coke, and so on from 7pm till 4am. I did the USA proud though and hung with em all night, so remember that guys if you see my gofundme page for a new liver.

Her aunt lives on the coast in Felixstowe, doesnít take long to get from there back to Heathrow even using public transport and once at Heathrow or Luton the rest of europe is a short flight away, took less than an hour on a easyjet to get to Inverness, from there a short car ride to a lodge on Loch Ness, 3 days and 2 nights there. Theres a reason some of the more famous military men are scotsman or of scottish decent, that land is rugged like nothing Iíve ever seen, the sissies die young before getting a chance to reproduce.

Have a strange desire next time there to hop on a jet and head to Poland to see Auschwitz, back in the day when dirt was new it so happened my middle school guidance counselor was a descendant of a Auschwitz jew.

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Kings IPA is meant to be drank at room temperature and unlike a warm american beer, it doesnít taste the least bit like skunk piss.


https://www.greeneking.co.uk/our-beers/greene-king-ipa/

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