Unseasonably Warm Day in CNY! Help Needed Managing Coal Usag

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:05 pm

You may apply for special dispensation for using two matches per season by citing the supernatural occurrence of the pre-Halloween snowstorm immediately followed by the November heat wave.

I lit the hand-fed after that storm and then let it go out 2 days later, the place was like an oven. Can I get in on that special dispensation please?
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: unseasonably warm day in CNY! help needed managing coal usag

PostBy: saragnac On: Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:49 pm

I just keep thinking about how much I'm saving by having this stove that I just turned mine down low and open windows. It's not worth it to me to shut it down for a couple days. I saw the 10 day forecast and all it's saying is that I won't use a lot of coal but it will still be nice in the middle of the night when the temps get in the upper 30's and lower 40's. Keeping it going for those two days will cost me less than $10 but restarting it takes some time and my time is worth a little something to me. Also, in my 10 day forecast, there are only two days that don't have at least a chance of precipitation so, if nothing else, the stove will keep my house from feeling damp.
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000