Pounds per day used?

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: EasyRay On: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:25 pm

tugcapt wrote:sounds great ray how many Q.F. and whats your insulation?

I have a 1152 sq ft ranch Built in 72 with 2 x 4 outside walls insulated for electric heat. I also have a finished basement with a walkout where my stove is located that adds about 700 plus sq ft.
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: BigBarney On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:32 am

December Usage: -------------------------------- * February Usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2640# ------------- * Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2268#

Ash: 315# ------------------------------------------- * Ash: 269#

Ash%: 11.9% -------------------------------------- * Ash%: 11.86%

Degree Days: 1002 --------------------------------- * Degree Days: 961

# Used/degree day: 2.64# -------------------------* # Used/degree day: 2.36#

Or----2.32# less Ash ---------------------------------* Or----2.08# less Ash


January Usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2951#

Ash: 328#

Ash%: 11.12%

Degree Days: 1341

# Used/degree day: 2.20#

Or-----1.96# Less Ash


BigBarney
BigBarney
 

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: tiny On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:36 pm

1- 5gallon bucket of rice coal whould weight about how much.
tiny
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman vf3000
Stove/Furnace Model: vf3000


Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:44 pm

This what I have done so far for the heating season:

Average
Daily
Consumption

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

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:15 am

A 5 gallon bucket of coal weighs about 40 pounds.

The last few days I've used more coal than "normal". Just as I was wondering why I looked in the paper at the degree days. No wonder I've been burning more, the last few days have been some of the coldest days of the year! This morning, as I type, it's 12 below zero. Can't Old Man Winter see that it's March??
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:36 am

Freddy wrote:Can't Old Man Winter see that it's March??


Not where we live brother!
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: James Goodine On: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:12 pm

32.6 lbs a day since Oct.19 here. Amen on the cold up here you guys I am a glad though and hope it lasts for at least a couple more weeks. Heading to Second Mosquacook for the annual drill a hole drink a beer (maybe catch a touge) fishing trip a month late this year. I realy don't want to be slopping around in too much slush on the lake.
James Goodine
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: gambler On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:19 pm

James Goodine wrote: Heading to Second Mosquacook for the annual drill a hole drink a beer (maybe catch a touge) fishing trip a month late this year. I realy don't want to be slopping around in too much slush on the lake.


You lucky dog!!
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:54 pm

whats ice fishing...........drink a beer all the time....well not all the time........miss the ice fishing.....
Cold_Mainer
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Pocono BV 90,000 BTU
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Ice Fishing?

PostBy: eelhc On: Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:26 pm

Why sit around all day when you can go ice fishing?
eelhc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:59 pm

Cold_Mainer wrote:whats ice fishing...........drink a beer all the time....well not all the time........miss the ice fishing.....


I ice fish all of the time and I never drink beer out on the ice.
For one most of the lakes in Pa are in state parks and it is illegal to have alcohol in state parks. But in the winter you could probably get away with it. But you have to drive home and atleast one of my children is always with me so I would not drink and drive with them in the car. I don't drink and drive at all. Just not worth it.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: BigBarney On: Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:45 pm

December Usage: ---------------------------------- * February Usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2640# ----------------* Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2268#

Ash: 315# -------------------------------------------* Ash: 269#

Ash%: 11.9% ---------------------------------------- * Ash%: 11.86%

Degree Days: 1002 --------------------------------- * Degree Days: 961

# Used/degree day: 2.64# -------------------------* # Used/degree day: 2.36#

Or----2.32# less Ash ---------------------------------* Or----2.08# less Ash


January Usage:----------------------------------------*March Usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2951#-------------------*Coal used;Bituminous house & Nut 1976#

Ash: 328#----------------------------------------------*Ash: 192#

Ash%: 11.12%------------------------------------------*Ash%: 9.7%

Degree Days: 1341------------------------------------*Degree Days: 874

# Used/degree day: 2.20#----------------------------*#Used/degree day: 2.26#

Or-----1.96# Less Ash---------------------------------*Or-----2.04# less Ash

As you can see the only accurate way to judge your usage is by the degree day method

which stay steady no matter the weather.In my case about 2.25# of coal is needed to

heat my house.So on a 40 degree day I have to load 100# of coal.Used more house coal

this month(new Load) which seems to have lower ash.

http://www.wunderground.com/ Where I get the data for calculations,and a lot of

Historical Data from the closest weather station.


BigBarney
BigBarney
 

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Cheetah On: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:55 pm

For the month of March

1450 lbs of Kimmels pea coal.
average temp 68
2100 sq ft heated, 300 more closed off
Cheetah
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Surdiac
Stove/Furnace Model: Gotha 713

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: BigBarney On: Mon May 11, 2009 11:39 am

December Usage: ---------------------------------- * February Usage:-------------------------------*April Usage:--------------------------

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2640# ----------------* Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2268#------------*Bituminous House & Nut 1476#---

Ash: 315# -------------------------------------------* Ash: 269#---------------------------------------*Ash: 186#-----------------------------

Ash%: 11.9% ---------------------------------------- * Ash%: 11.86%----------------------------------*Ash%: 12.6%---------------------------

Degree Days: 1002 --------------------------------- * Degree Days: 961-----------------------------*Degree Days:513----------------------

# Used/degree day: 2.64# -------------------------* # Used/degree day: 2.36#--------------------*# used/degree day: 2.88#----------

Or----2.32# less Ash ---------------------------------* Or----2.08# less Ash--------------------------* Or----2.52# less Ash----------------


January Usage:----------------------------------------*March Usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2951#-------------------*Coal used;Bituminous house & Nut 1976#

Ash: 328#----------------------------------------------*Ash: 192#

Ash%: 11.12%------------------------------------------*Ash%: 9.7%

Degree Days: 1341------------------------------------*Degree Days: 874

# Used/degree day: 2.20#----------------------------*#Used/degree day: 2.26#

Or-----1.96# Less Ash---------------------------------*Or-----2.04# less Ash


BigBarney
BigBarney
 

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue May 12, 2009 5:10 am

nice, ted, is the march load not valier coal? or is it just a new batch from valier? you might like using thompson bros., it's much lower ash (although for both my hand-fired and stoker, i prefer valier)
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal