How much coal have you used so far?

Re: How much coal have you used so far?

PostBy: Pacowy On: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:41 am

This isn't the type of thing one normally hears from an EFM owner. Usually the "bitch" part leaves right around the time the EFM arrives.

Mike

leowis1 wrote:Pitman--I have a victorian. They are a bitch to heat! :shock:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: How much coal have you used so far?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:44 am

About 2 tons since mid October. Heating 2550 sqft of living space and 1250 sqft of basement in a well insulated home.

Consumption is about 40 lbs a day since temps went up to the low thirties.

Opps, fogot to add temps. House is 70 main floor, 68-69 second floor, and mid sixites in basement. Gets warmer in basement when the furnace is on high fire.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: How much coal have you used so far?

PostBy: mikey55 On: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:32 am

about 1 1/2 to 2 ton so far approx 1700 sq ft @ 69 and full basement wide open space @ 60 also my hot water.right now seems to be a little less than last year but we will see when its over.will probably have to get 2 more tons to make it all the way.good news is its about a 4 mile round trip to get my coal.then i just back up to the basement door and carry it about 25 feet to pile next to my ka-6
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Stoker Coal Boiler: key stoker ka6
Stove/Furnace Model: ka6

Re: How much coal have you used so far?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:04 pm

lost count bought 12 tons last May must have 1/2 of it left who knows the pile is getting smaller.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: How much coal have you used so far?

PostBy: horses_rus On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:49 pm

About 2 ton 200 lb. Started 2nd week october till now. Heating 1900 sq ft.
Shure do like my EFM 520. Good heat. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Stoker Coal Boiler 4 Circulator Systom
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: How much coal have you used so far?

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:53 pm

not quite a ton and a half, plus about 2 or 3 face cord of wood. yeah yeah, i know. whats this thing you call wood
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

Re: How much coal have you used so far?

PostBy: ODDSNENDS4U On: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:52 pm

I must be doing something wrong. I have a efm 520 boiler and have used 6 ton since sept of 09. I got my 3rd load about 3 weeks ago to put me at buying 9 ton this season. I am in sch. county burning Superior rice coal. I am heating 2400 sq feet right now and am adding another 1200 feet the summer. built in 1852 and has mostly original 6 pane windows. very little insulation.
Dennis Newtown PA
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: How much coal have you used so far?

PostBy: brckwlt On: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:59 pm

i dont think your doing anything wrong, i have an old house with little to no insulation and all original windows, 3,000 sq ft etc ... and ive gone through about 10-11 tons since oct 09 using an AA-130 hot water heat to 17 big ole rads
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Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: Rebuilt 1953 AA-130

Re: How much coal have you used so far?

PostBy: peterk1 On: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:36 am

This is my 2nd season with coal heat, keep my 32 window, 16 hot water rads, 1/2 inslated, old victorian, at a toasty 74 from oct 16 till temps went up three weeks ago, at 68 now till shut down . Total this season 8.5 tons so far, per last year 9.75, will do a complete over haul this summer on "The Allen" stoaker, hope that helps a little.
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Stove/Furnace Make: The Allen

Re: How much coal have you used so far?

PostBy: tikigeorge On: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:59 pm

I have a 2000sqf two story.An old house 1st floor new second floor. Used 4 tons from mid sept to mid March. Making domestic HW in Sept ,then heat the rest of the year.I have a Keystoker KA-6 Hot water boiler.My first year with it and using Buckwheat coal. I made a change to the small draft motor. I installed a speed control and have my intake control wide open, and the fan at slow speed. Also in have direct outside air to the small fan. This worked all winter and now the days will be getting warmer,I may have to increase the speed to keep the fire going. I'll know soon because it will be in the high 70's this weekend.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

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