Pounds per day used?

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: coalmeister On: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:42 pm

Single digits for 2 days, burned about 200# in 48 hours. My buddy said his gas furnace is running almost continuously, that made me feel better
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:06 pm

I just added up my total from last evening through this evening and I used #100 :shock: :shock:
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: BigBarney On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:10 am

December usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2640#

Ash: 315#

Ash%: 11.9%

Degree Days: 1002

# Used/degree day: 2.64#

I used nearly the same amount per degree day as in November which was 2.6# per degree day.

Ash in November was 13.6% and in December it was 11.9%.

All coal and ash weighed in and out on the same scale for accuracy.

I can almost load by weight and weather forecast and be pretty close on the usage.

I think the amount per day is too inaccurate because of the swings in temperature from

day to day are too great.I use http://www.wunderground.com/ for my figures of the closest

city to my location for my degree day figures.


BigBarney
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:08 am

i burned 2900 lbs of buckwheat in 19 days......about 153 lbs a day
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Paulie On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:00 am

I have a leisure Line Pioneer running flat out since mid Nov. Not being very scientific or precise, I am burning about 60-70lbs per day. Stove is in basement of of 1790 4000sf colonial. Neither ideally situated or sized for what I am asking
of it, it has cut my oil use 60%. This stove is now my friend. :D
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: jimbo On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:04 am

using80onds a day in the firechief burning a blend of stove and nut.
Mixing 120 ponds of blashak to 300 pounds kimmells stove coal. Still have not burned any oil yet this year.
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:35 am

lincolnmania wrote:i burned 2900 lbs of buckwheat in 19 days......about 153 lbs a day



Bout the same here.
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: steveyrock On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:45 pm

I burned 70 lbs in a 24hour period 13.0 daytime high and 3.0 degree low overnight. 73 degrees inside a 1400 sq ft house.
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: l40knocker On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:59 pm

I am running a Biasi Wood/Coal boiler paralleled to my Crown Freeport oil fired with hydro-air heat and indirect fired water heater. It is my first year burning coal and I am loving it. Once I got comfortable with my coal burning skills, I disconnected the oil burner and have not burned any oil since Christmas. I started out with a ton of Centralia on 12/22 and just used it up today 1/17. The weather has been fairly cold this year. I get my domestic hot water from the same system so I am saving on my heat and hot water. I am burning about 70 lbs a day to heat 2200 sq ft and heat domestic water. I built the house in 2000 and it is pretty tight but locked in on oil in August (MISTAKE!!! 4.39/gallon). So I guess 10.64/day is not bad for heat and hot water. I know I would burn more than 2 1/2 gallons of oil per day so I am ahead in the game.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Biasi 3 Wood/Co
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:07 pm

I'm averaging about 58 lbs per day for the month 950 sq ft home
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: greta325 On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:11 pm

So far, this first week of running the new efm steam boiler, I'm loading up 160 pounds a day! At this rate, I'll be out of coal in about 6 months and I bought extra. I have my fingers crossed that this usage is only due to the cold snap we are having.
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: rewinder On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:53 pm

I was surprised when after seeing this thread and doing the math, that I've been burning right at 70 lbs/day since jan 1st. This after the wicked cold we've had lately.

I had guessed that I was using 2 bags/day

from Oct 20th thru Drc 31, I averaged 55 lbs/day

started out with 4 tons, willl need more unless AlGore brings back global warming
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:13 am

Just had the wife fill the stove a couple of hours ago. With last nights -20 temps I burned 111 pounds in 24 hours.
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:02 am

I've been using right around 75#'s every 24hrs. Outside temp doesn't seem to matter much. If I crank up the stove, it will easily burn 100#'s, but won't last long. I like keep the heat steady for at least 12 hrs.

Started burning off & on in October, then steady by end of November. As of right now, I've burned 3.25 tons. :shock: I used to use 3.75 tons for the entire season with the Mark I, but we had some pretty cold rooms & quite a bit of oil usage. Now the entire house from basement to second floor is 65* - 70*. Not sure of my exact square footage......realtor had one measurement (1400) & bank got another (1800), so I'll say 1,600 sq.ft.(not including basement) poorly insulated & drafty 150 yr. old house. It's looking like I may be short 1.5 tons this year, judging by my usage (first season with Mark III). Bought 5 tons this season & had 1/4 ton left over from last season, so it's looking like I'll need 6.5 tons to make it thru next season.

....And this is keeping the oil burner on too! :eek2: :fear: If I were to shut the oil off, I'd probably use 7.5 - 8 tons! :chop:
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Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:10 am

I figure I've been burning a bag to a bag + 1/2 (40-60 lbs) through the cold snap.
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