CoalBurner5 wrote:I've burned through about 6 tons at my new house. The house is large 5,500sq ft. Boiler is in the basement (without jacket) and the basement is cinder block only. I'm going to hopefully stud it up and insulate it this week. The one thing I keep telling myself is that this is one of the worst winters in the northeast since 1985. So keep that in mind when you start to worry about how much coal you've used.
Here is an idea. How about we start to get a lot of feed back from people about how much coal they've burned so far this winter. So that everyone (especially new burners like myself can get an idea of how much we will use in a normal winter).
How about we get the basic's?
1.) Square footage heating?
2.) Do you have your jacket on boiler?
3.) Where do you live?
4.) What type (rice/buck)?
5.) How much?
6.) What type of heating unit (forced air,hot water baseboard, hot water radiator, in floor radiant)
I don't own a 520, but in my first year of burning coal in my efm WCB boiler, I began to burn my first ton on Dec. 5th and it will run out about Jan. 18th. 1500 sq. ft, very well insulated, except for old windows. Chestnut coal, jacket on boiler in the garage, hot water baseboard heat. Located in east central PA