first timer here, buying/ burning coal

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first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: msdan On: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:19 pm

I live in kent oh. would be greatful for any help on where to by in my area or the the best place in pa. Looking for anthracite pea or nut bagged. Have 2000 sq ft to heat, how much will i likely need.
msdan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: mark II

Re: first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:48 pm

msdan,
I live near Chardon. I'm buying my coal at Byler Seed in Middlefield, near route 88 & 528. He sells bagged Blaschak for $275/skid (2400#).
If you want bulk, it's available at Bosler's on 528 in Middlefield or Horner Trucking in Mesopotamia. They both also sell bagged coal and both will deliver. Byler does not deliver.

Here are some phone nos.:
Byler's 440-548-5580
Bosler's 440-632-0088
Horner's 440-537-3384

Welcome to coal and welcome to the coal forum!
-Len
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:34 pm

msdan wrote:Have 2000 sq ft to heat, how much will i likely need.

4-5 tons I would guess.
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Re: first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: CoaLen On: Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:58 am

For what it's worth, I burned 4.7 tons in my Koker last winter, heating a warm 1800 sq ft ranch in the snowbelt of Chardon. That was my first year and I'm expecting some improvement over that this year because of some changes I've made. But I would agree with the 4-5 ton estimate.
-Len
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Re: first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: greentjdude On: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:31 am

i used a little over 5 tons of nut last year. 2400 sq.ft. (that includes my basement) it was my first season burning coal, so i might do a little better this year now that i have a year experience.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: C-80

Re: first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: msdan On: Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:12 am

thanks for the info, It will be a lot of help. I am putting in a free standing harmon mark II, does it get hot enough that you can cook on it ? thanks again, mark
msdan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: mark II

Re: first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:41 pm

msdan wrote: I am putting in a free standing harmon mark II, does it get hot enough that you can cook on it ? thanks again, mark


I have a Mark II and yes it does get hot enough to cook on; that’s part of why I went with the Mark II. I don't cook on it because it would scratch up the stove top and I’d have to repaint in the spring. In an emergency situation I’d use it for cooking in a heart beat. My son did make foil dinners in the Harman last winter for his Scout rank advancement. We had to let the fire burn real low to get a temperature he could work with but it worked out well. Lisa

Congratulations on a great purchase!. Do you have a stove thermometer on the top of the stove and one on the chimney connector pipe after the Barro? That will give you a good idea on how well the stove is burning and how much of the heat you are keeping. You can get one for a couple of bucks at any stove store. Enjoy the heat!
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Re: first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:02 pm

Lisa, you want that termo on the stack to be BELOW the baro, not above................
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Re: first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:29 pm

Cyber36 wrote:Lisa, you want that termo on the stack to be BELOW the baro, not above................


Thanks, I must have remembered wrong. I would have discovered my mistake when I checked my notes from last year after I light up in late Nov. Thanks for catching it; I hate to spread bad information. Lisa
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Re: first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: msdan On: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:03 pm

Is there any difference in efficency in the size of the coal / nut or lump, is one better than the other? I will be able to burn pea,nut or lump. thanks,mark
msdan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: mark II

Re: first timer here, buying/ burning coal

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:10 am

msdan wrote:Is there any difference in efficency in the size of the coal / nut or lump, is one better than the other? I will be able to burn pea,nut or lump.

The BTU content remains the same but the larger the coal pieces, the faster it can burn to release those BTUs. This is due to the fact that the spaces between the pieces are larger and allow more air to feed the fire.
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