Pounds per day used?

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:40 am

30 lbs a day during this last cold snap. 80 * inside. :shock:
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: biggreen1 On: Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:15 pm

With this cold weather I thought I'd check my coal usage for this past week (central PA with lows 5-10 below zero for several days) Heating a 3400sq/ft, 130 yr old farmhouse with a remotely located AA130. Coal usage = 118 lb per day. Until the cold snap it was a little more than 1/2 that. We keep the house around 70-72 degrees.

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:35 am

We keep track of the weekly total monday @ 7:00am - monday @ 7:00am. The total was 490 lbs.

Average 70 lbs. a day for the last very cold week.

PC 12-47E
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

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PostBy: stockingfull On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:50 am

155# of rice into the stoker to heat our 4000 SF house during the worst of it, from midday Fri to midday Sat, high 16, low between 2 (on my digital) and -1 (per Accuweather for my zip).
Stove/Furnace Make: Yellow Flame
Stove/Furnace Model: W.A. 150 Stoker Furnace

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: paul6466 On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:52 pm

I have an Alaskan Kast Console III (85K BTU) stove and during this past cold spell I have been burning about 70 lbs every 24 hours. Thermostat is set for 80 and burn control is set to 6 (0-9 range) (2000 ft sq house heating area). This is heating my entire house up and downstairs at about 75 degrees. Comfortable and warm. I have worked out my coal (rice) consumption (Oct 10th till present and I figure I have used an average of 35 lbs every 24 hours). I live near Albany NY and this stove saves me at least $4300.00 per year since it was installed last year. Well worth the investment. Some who have seen the stove say the work of feeding the stove and removing the ashes would be to much for them. Apparently they are independently wealthy. I love my stove, it looks great in our house, it's warm, and most important it is saving me a bundle. As I see it I earned $4300.00 this year and it was warm. Does it get any better? Have to figure out how to install the heating tube to preheat the water before it goes into the boiler without an explosion. Can't figure out what to do with the excess pressure and hot water when the house is not calling for heat. Still learning. Paul in Albany NY
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kast Console III

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:55 pm

The Hitzer burned up to about 60# per day when temps dropped to -20* at night and up to +5* durring the day. Now burning about 40# per day with temps ranging from 8* to 25*. Can't complain about that. I keep about 72* in the living (stove) room. 1200 s.f. :)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:59 pm

grizzly2 wrote:The Hitzer burned up to about 60# per day when temps dropped to -20* at night and up to +5* durring the day.

I would estimate a pretty similar amount was used burning my TLC for those frigid days too. About a bag & a half of Blaschak nut coal in 40lb bags.
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: gerard On: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:13 pm

Between 50-70 lbs per day. 50 if 15-20 deg f. 70 when it got down to OF and below. Thats' in a forced air dual use furnace heating about 2800 sq feet to 71 deg. House insulation average, 2x4 walls.
Stove/Furnace Make: yukon dual fuel
Stove/Furnace Model: husky

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:45 pm

Just when I think it’s really cold here in Northern VA with a high of 37* I read about Freddy and the rest of you’ll up North and elsewhere living with minus degrees 24/7. I’m glad to be here! I am burning around 35 or 40lbs a day and maintaining an average inside temperature of 78* with my Harman II. The family room, where the stove is, is a little more and the bedrooms are a little less. I figure it costs me approximately $6 a day compared to the $20 or so we’d be paying for natural gas. I don’t think that’s a bad outcome for the “supplemental heating” source we initially brought. It’s paid for itself in three seasons. We haven’t turned on the gas furnace once this year; not even when the temperature got down to 4 degrees and the Harman was maxed out. We are expecting more cold weather next week (18* or so) so we will have another chance to be “warm and dusty” in front of the coal stove. I can't wait! Lisa
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: BigBarney On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:43 pm

"December usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2640#

Ash: 315#

Ash%: 11.9%

Degree Days: 1002

# Used/degree day: 2.64# ------- 2.32# less Ash

January usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2951#

Ash: 328#

Ash%: 11.12%

Degree Days: 1341

# Used/degree day: 2.20# ----- 1.96# Less Ash


Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: japar On: Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:05 pm

My coal bucket must hold 20lbs, I go on the average of 2 buckets or one 40lbs bag a day when its realy cold, 70 in the living - stove room 67-68 bedrooms
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hearthmate
Stove/Furnace Make: Hearthmate
Stove/Furnace Model: combo

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PostBy: EasyRay On: Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:00 pm

Started my stove on October 6th and have been burning steady ever since then. I have used 98 bags at 40lbs each or 3920 lbs. Thats about 30.866 lbs a day.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

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PostBy: tugcapt On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:17 am

sounds great ray how many Q.F. and whats your insulation?
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure line
Stove/Furnace Model: pioneer le

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:25 pm

Here's my average pounds per day burnt since the heating season started:

950 square feet - need more insulation in the attic

November - 14 days 35.7
December 40.3
January 43.2
February 40.0
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Pocono BV 90,000 BTU
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:16 am

Using about 55 lbs a day on average with out keystoker koker to heat our 2100 sf house, We keep it at 67 at night, 70-71 during the evenings
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160