Average usage per day

Average usage per day

PostBy: Javier On: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:09 pm

I thought I saw a post with this info and now i cant find it, so if it's a repost please forgive me. I am new to burning coal this year and am curious on average daily use by users. Weather bit or anth coal has different amounts also. I know there are alot of variables to take into consideration, but this isn't for scientific research so averages are fine.
Javier
 
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:18 pm

60#s
mason coal burner
 
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer/glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: 82/111

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:49 pm

Yeah, I use roughly 60 a day (24 hrs.) in my Mark III.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:51 pm

Most of the time the I run the Glenwood at around 400-450 degrees constantly, except in bitterly cold weather. To maintain 400 degrees for 24 hours I use about 30 pounds of coal.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:54 pm

What amount of oil, natural gas, electricity or propane do you currently use each year?
At the very top of the forum in the dark gray header is a fuel calculator. you can use it to convert your previous fuel use into coal use.

There are huge variables in fuel use.. based on how much house you are heating, how good the windows and doors are, how well it's insulated and where you live..

Here in Michigan, with my previous drafty old 3500sqft farmhouse, and a 2400 sqft shop to heat.. I froze with $1000/month propane use.. that changed to $3-600/month on anthracite coal.. that was 1-1/2 ton to 3 tons per month. so up to 200# per day!! Now that I've rebuild about half the house, I hope the coal use to drop.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:33 pm

In the past about 40lbs a day in the Alaska Channing.

Bk
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: gizmo On: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:01 pm

My AA 130 can burn 20-30 lbs. on a warm day and 40-60 when winter sets in.The
Fuel Comparison Calculator probably does't take into account how much each
heater burns just to stay alive.I think most heaters heat well with a heat load
but the off burn time my be quite different with different units.You don't
usually turn it off for the days it warms up a little more than you thought it would.
It still averages out to costing us less than buying other fuels,plus you now have
a toy to tinker with.
gizmo
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Pea
Other Heating: NONE

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: dave brode On: Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:10 pm

Javier wrote:I thought I saw a post with this info and now i cant find it, so if it's a repost please forgive me. I am new to burning coal this year and am curious on average daily use by users. Weather bit or anth coal has different amounts also. I know there are alot of variables to take into consideration, but this isn't for scientific research so averages are fine.


Javier,

I'm no expert, but I understand that with a good anth appliance, you will burn less coal per btu going to the heated space. Not because anth has more gross btu [some bit is actually higher], but because the appliance can be made more efficient. So, you get to use more of the heat, instead of sending it up the flue. My Keystoker Kaa-2 is rated at 84%, and some more pricey boilers are higher than that. I doubt that an affordable device that can burn bit can be made to be that efficient, due to the volume of flue gas and what it contains.

Dave
dave brode
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KAA-2
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: used to have a 5 section Red Square
Coal Size/Type: rice anthracite

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:42 pm

....and the 84% is steady state efficiency, however we get the constant low burn btu's as a gift. It does not get any better with a carbon based, affordable fuel. :idea:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: spiker On: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:58 pm

Idling 200-250 F stove in warm weather around 20#/day.

400 F stove in cold weather around 40#/day.

Poorly insulated 1000 ft2 with rooms closed off for winter, house temps 66-73 F.
spiker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Salvo
Stove/Furnace Model: Citation

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:45 pm

40# on a day like today--COLD & WINDY :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:49 pm

Last year I kept a spreadsheet of every pound that went through
the stoves. The average use for the year was 40 pounds a day.
This year with two stokers running, it seems to be about the same.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: Jst a Vtr On: Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:23 pm

spiker wrote:Idling 200-250 F stove in warm weather around 20#/day.

400 F stove in cold weather around 40#/day.

Poorly insulated 1000 ft2 with rooms closed off for winter, house temps 66-73 F.


Using about the same running the same temps on the stove, house temps 70-75F.
What size coal are you using?
Jst a Vtr
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Salvo citation, modified as an add on forced hot air
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Duo-matic/Olsen (In workshop)
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut
Other Heating: Oil fired hot air

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: FFbones On: Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:19 pm

Using about 40# in 24hrs, 1500 sq ft house, stove temps 450-550, room temp mid to upper 70's,outside temps anywhere from 4deg at night to mid 20's during the day.
FFbones
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Thor
Stove/Furnace Model: 1826

Re: Average usage per day

PostBy: spiker On: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:31 pm

Jst a Vtr wrote:
spiker wrote:Idling 200-250 F stove in warm weather around 20#/day.

400 F stove in cold weather around 40#/day.

Poorly insulated 1000 ft2 with rooms closed off for winter, house temps 66-73 F.


Using about the same running the same temps on the stove, house temps 70-75F.
What size coal are you using?


Kimmels Nut. Actual size varies, less consistent than Blaschak.
spiker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Salvo
Stove/Furnace Model: Citation