EasyRay wrote:Started mine up on 10/21. It was cold for a few days and then it went up into the 70's for about 4 or 5 days but I hate restarting, so I kept it running as low as I could.
You better get moving and hook up that stove so you can enjoy the benefits of coal. When I first started burning with coal it was $1.50 for a fifty pound bag. I can only use bagged coal but its still the best deal going at $5.30 a bag. (Edit) Thats now a forty pound bag.
I plan on using about 2½ tons until April.
Welcome to the forum.
Oops, sorry man. Just realized I called ya Dave there, dunno how I slipped there. Thanks for the Welcome Ray. Yeah, we certainly had some odd weather there that week. Not that I was complaining about it, prefer it being warmer out. I think your safe from that happening again now. Its already getting bitterly cold out there.
Got quite a bit of work ahead to get things going. Besides just cleaning the stove, getting a new grate for one side, checking the gaskets, etc. the biggest Hurdle I'm already running into it trying to figure out whether my town might allow me to hook it up to the same mason chimney the current oil-burning boiler and water heater use (on the other side in a separate thimble of course). Main thing is to get the insurance to approve it.
Have to make some phone calls for prices but I know the closest coal dealer, CTPellet, which had the best price last I checked put more than just 1 ton per pallet. The price per bag was pretty close to yours. Would like to buy individual bags of Nut & Stove first though to see which runs better in the stove I got. I know it'll be more pricey that way at first but this is the first time I'm using a solid-fuel stove in general.