focalpoint62 wrote:focalpoint62 here
dealer in frankfort sells it by the bag or by the ton. by the bag it is $7 dollars. for a 40 pound bag of coal. Anthracite that is. the bag has ben franklin on it.. A fellow up in rochestrer supposedly is selling coal, but i have never verified it. Another dealer is up in napanee or shipshewana the amish sell it. By the bag or ton.
hope this helps
I know i have to get an all coal stove next year. My wonderluxe wood/coal stove is eating it like candy.
It takes about 1 1/2 bags or more to get thru a 24 hour period. 2 bags a day is expensive. What am i doing wrong? I have a barometric damper and i use the manual damper and the door spinners. seems like im not getting super hot heat out. I am heating a 1500 square foot house and it is staying about 72 . Any suggestions will be appreciate
It's been frigid cold in Indiana the last few days. You are doing pretty good to be keeping the home at 72 degrees on only 1.5 to 2 bags of coal per day.
1-1/2 bags of anthracite per day is roughly yielding an output of 22,000 BTU's per hour. That sounds reasonable to me.
60 lbs. x 12,500 BTU's per pound x 70% efficiency / 24 hours = 21,875 BTU's per hour
80 lbs. per day would be closer to 30,000 BTU's per hour
You might consider buying your coal in bulk to save some money.