Pounds per day used?

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Jlew1129 On: Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:18 pm

I didnt actually weigh what I use, but I top off my hopper every day with one five gallon bucket. So it is what ever a five gallon bucket of rice coal weighs.
Jlew1129
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Liesure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer Back Vent

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:24 pm

With the temp going to zero last night and todays high of 16 I burned a daily high today of 87 pounds :shock: to keep the house at 73*. The stove was going balls to the wall this morning to keep the t-stat satisfied.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: stanggt24 On: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:55 pm

i own a keystone stoker 105 k and i averaged out since i started stove and it came to about 53 # a day in ma which isnt bad . i have about a little more than half a ton left my need another half ton to get through winter which would bring me to 3 3/4 tons for the winter
rich :D
stanggt24
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystone
Stove/Furnace Model: 105,000 rice stoker


Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: Coal Jockey On: Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:49 am

My highest usage is 2 bags a day -- 100 lbs. I really have to be aggressive to do it though, frequent stoking and shaking, lots of air. Most of the time in moderate weather I use half that.
Coal Jockey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Newmac
Stove/Furnace Model: GAO

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:19 am

probably between 50-90#'s depending on the temps. 1-3 (30-35# bucket fulls)
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: ken On: Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:51 pm

i want one of those Keystoker 105K :D
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:17 pm

TechCurmudgeon wrote:I've been tracking in terms of run-hours per month.
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Added a column to convert to the average pounds per day for each month, and created a new chart with these values. In January I was running about 52 pounds per day.

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Wow

Are you a manager at P&G? :lol:
cArNaGe
 

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: layoric On: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:21 pm

Use the same buckets, weigh a bunch of them when filled, average that weight. Now just count the buckets you use and multiply by your average.
Then with Excel, you can do some cool stuff, this is what I got from the data, there's more I did, such as auto-figuring when I'll run out of coal,
to the DAY, based on current usage.

I used 6,084 pounds over 143 days.
Average 42.5 lbs/day
Cost = $4.79/day (@ $0.1125/lb)
Heating results above from the following date range: 10/27/07 thru 3/18/08.
Stove: Hitzer, 30/95, double wall, duratech pipe.
Coal: Anthracite, pea size
Supplier: Dennis Coal

This is about a 1500 sq ft home, ranch style, in Central Square, NY.

In case you're wondering, this is me: http://www.iRecoverData.com
That explains the rather analytical answer!
- Kirk
layoric
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-95

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: spaserg On: Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:00 pm

Mark III stove , one or one and half turn open lower door knob, Ranch house , 2 bucket (10 galon from Home Depot) for 24 hours non stop burning (thanks to this forum!!!), 74-76 temp comfi level.I dont know how much weight of coal they keep.
spaserg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: mark III

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: spaserg On: Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:00 pm

Mark III stove , one or one and half turn open lower door knob, Ranch house , 2 bucket (10 galon from Home Depot) for 24 hours non stop burning (thanks to this forum!!!), 74-76 temp comfi level.I dont know how much weight of coal they keep.
spaserg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: mark III

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:28 pm

Wow! This is great info for a new coal burner. layoric has the same stove as I, and lives 70 miles south of me. His house is only slightly larger than mine. That sure gives me a good idea of how much coal I can expect to use next winter. In the past 3 and 1/2 weeks I have averaged 25# / day. Actual use has fluctuated a lot, but so has the weather. 8-)
grizzly2
 
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: coal-cooker On: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:39 pm

We burn about 50 lbs per day averaged over the course of the winter. More during the coldest months, less during the early fall and late spring. Typically burn 5 ton per calender year.
coal-cooker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Crane/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Cooker/Mark II

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:21 am

since i got the efm on a timer and a thermostat, my usage is down to about 100 lbs a day with 2 stokers running......only way the alaska will run is with the stoker motor running full blast and the carpet barely moving.....broke from fixin the efm
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:08 am

lincolnmania wrote:since i got the efm on a timer and a thermostat, my usage is down to about 100 lbs a day with 2 stokers running......only way the alaska will run is with the stoker motor running full blast and the carpet barely moving.....broke from fixin the efm
Can't blame the EFM for lack of Maintenance and not having it set up correct By not having any type of controls on it :nono: And running it 24/7 for two years :gee:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Pounds per day used?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:07 pm

I think it's a miracle the EFM still makes heat after being discarded as scrap metal and left to rot.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520