Havin' a Few Drinks & Runnin' the Numbers. I Like What I See

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SMITTY
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Post Fri. Dec. 16, 2011 8:21 pm

Nothin' like Tequila & math! :drunk: Since I've accepted the fact that I cannot be a functioning member of society without liquor, I've decided to run the numbers on the black rocks. This is what I've found :D :

At the time I bought the coal, it was $289 a ton from my supplier. By buying more than 14 tons in one shot, I got a $5/ton discount. I bought 14 pallets - or 840 bags - or 16.8 tons ( 40 lb. bags. ) So that said, even with the $70 delivery charge on 14, 1.2 ton pallets, I ended up paying $288.16 per ton. Not good ..... but not bad for MA - especially considering all 14 were dropped here, where I wanted them, & without even ever leaving my house to make the purchase. 8-)

After counting my bag corners that I now cut to keep track of coal usage, and factoring in the 14 total days of shutdown, I've been burning 1.49 bags per day. Figured this by burning 52 bags in 7 weeks, minus 2 weeks shut down. At $5.6733 per bag, this ends up costing $8.58 per day, or $257.61 per month. I have friends that pay that - per month! - FOR 10 MONTHS A YEAR! just for an oil contract - and that's a SMOKIN' deal for oil! Ends up under $3.40 a gallon for them.

With oil, I had figured burning a minimum of 7 gallons per day during the coldest months. At the current price of $3.59 a gallon, that's $25.13 per day!! If I really ramp up the Mark III, I might hit under $12 per day. I like that! 8-)
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."


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Post Fri. Dec. 16, 2011 8:25 pm

By God, you do math function better under the influence. :shots: :cheers:
"A people that values it's privileges above it's principals, soon loses both"--Dwight D Eisenhower

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SMITTY
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Location: West-Central Mass

Post Fri. Dec. 16, 2011 8:41 pm

Seems I function better as a person as well! :lol: :D
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Fri. Dec. 16, 2011 8:47 pm

I haven't been drinking yet...but I like the numbers! :D
Bubba: Have you ever been on a real shrimp boat?
Forrest Gump: No, but I've been on a real big boat.

"Oh, it's all right, darling, I'm a volunteer fireman..."

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Post Fri. Dec. 16, 2011 8:53 pm

SMITTY wrote:Nothin' like Tequila & math! :drunk: Since I've accepted the fact that I cannot be a functioning member of society without liquor, I've decided to run the numbers on the black rocks. This is what I've found :D :

At the time I bought the coal, it was $289 a ton from my supplier. By buying more than 14 tons in one shot, I got a $5/ton discount. I bought 14 pallets - or 840 bags - or 16.8 tons ( 40 lb. bags. ) So that said, even with the $70 delivery charge on 14, 1.2 ton pallets, I ended up paying $288.16 per ton. Not good ..... but not bad for MA - especially considering all 14 were dropped here, where I wanted them, & without even ever leaving my house to make the purchase. 8-)

After counting my bag corners that I now cut to keep track of coal usage, and factoring in the 14 total days of shutdown, I've been burning 1.49 bags per day. Figured this by burning 52 bags in 7 weeks, minus 2 weeks shut down. At $5.6733 per bag, this ends up costing $8.58 per day, or $257.61 per month. I have friends that pay that - per month! - FOR 10 MONTHS A YEAR! just for an oil contract - and that's a SMOKIN' deal for oil! Ends up under $3.40 a gallon for them.

With oil, I had figured burning a minimum of 7 gallons per day during the coldest months. At the current price of $3.59 a gallon, that's $25.13 per day!! If I really ramp up the Mark III, I might hit under $12 per day. I like that! 8-)
I just count my beer bottles x 8 and then add 6 and it still come yup to 76 inside :cheers:

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Post Fri. Dec. 16, 2011 9:04 pm

toothy :lol: Right on! I think we use the same math .... :D
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

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Post Fri. Dec. 16, 2011 9:04 pm

I'm still off the butts,but thats about all I'm "choosing" to give up ! Stay with it,Smits. I hear Ya !
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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SMITTY
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Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Fri. Dec. 16, 2011 9:07 pm

:mrgreen: :cheers: :beer: :shots: :discuss:
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."


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Post Fri. Dec. 16, 2011 10:01 pm

Whatever you were drinking, I'll have some too!

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Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 3:53 pm

Glad to know there are more people out there that function better with booze, you would fit right in at the shop at the end of the day.SCRAPPER
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Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 4:26 pm

well then, to hell with the math I'll just drink.
Cracker

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Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 4:58 pm

After reading all that I need a drink :shots:

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Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 5:34 pm

Them drinks work every time.

I like what I see every time I have few beers and look at my girl, she looks like a hottie !
But she makes sure to put on plenty of make-up anytime the occasion arises where I have to have a cup of coffe.
However, with coffee cost on the rise, I'll have a beer anytime, and she no need no stinckin makeup !

Cheers.

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Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 7:30 pm

QUOTE: "We used to hop the train all the time back in the day. Somebody would build a wall of debris, train would wipe it out & slow down, & we'd hop on and hitch a free ride to Worcester. Speedy delivery!
Seems easy in theory, but let me tell ya ... my feet came damn close many times to those wheels. Running straight ahead & jumping sideways does weird things ... along with the pint of 101 shnapps usually consumed before the attempt ..." SO Smitty do you like the Tequila better than the 101 Shnapps?

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SMITTY
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 10:23 pm

YES. :yes: :funny:
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."


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