How much coal have you burned so far

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: dandy On: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:01 pm

Well fella's, I went to my notebook and counted how many bags of blaschek went up the chimeney so far. The tally is 149 bags of coal with a full hopper, which comes out to 40# shy of 3 tons. So from October 21 to present that averages to approximately 2 bags a day, which is very good considering that is heat and domestic hot water. The house is 2 stories with aproximately 600 sq ft per level, with a zone in the basement set at 70 degrees. The boiler is in a detached garage cellar with a cast iron radiator on the return for minimal heat so the pipes will not freeze. I'm very happy with this arrangement. Dan
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Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: rychw On: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:16 pm

I've burned 2.5 tons of pea coal to date. It has been a mild winter in Maryland but the hot water coil is working overtime. I usually burn around 5 tons so I'm on track for that unless the temperatures fall as expected.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: 130

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Badog On: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:38 pm

I don't know exactly how much coal I have burned but I do know I have burned 0 gallons of oil since 2010. :D
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: stoker_RI On: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:28 am

4,800 lbs...10/15 - 1/15 2800 sq ft and indirect hot water
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: CoalWrangler On: Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:23 pm

1.6 tons since I lit my first match on 31 Oct. As a result of the very warm fall I had shut down the stove here and there all the while keeping the oil burner OFF. Now am a proud member of the one (box of matches) club, but am nice and warm. Heating approx 2400 sqft - two stories with my Hitzer 983 insert - nice :)
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Hot Rocks On: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:53 am

I burned about 2.75 tons since end of october. I need to make a coal run next week.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Hyfire II
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Water Coil

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: 1ststatedvd On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:46 am

I have 15 (40lb) bags of Blaschak left from my 2nd ton. We started on 10/29/11 heating my 1500sq. foot townhouse at 68 degrees. I found bagged rice coal in Lancaster PA that burns longer than Blaschak and only $249 per ton. This 3rd ton I will be getting next month should last until the end of winter.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: NorthernIndiana On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:40 am

About 1.75 tons since October. Been keeping 2200 sq ft at ground level + 2000 sq ft of basement at 70 - 73 degrees. Hope the warm weather holds so I don't have to reorder, I have less than 1 ton left.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:51 am

NorthernIndiana wrote:Hope the warm weather holds so I don't have to reorder, I have less than 1 ton left.


Don't count on it. We are halfway through the heating season, and the first half has been mild.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:38 pm

This sure is a mild winter! I just topped off the boiler, and I've only burned a measured 1,374 lbs of coal so far this month. There have only been 845 'degree days' total for January (to date) where I live. There should have been roughly 1,050 degree days to this juncture if this was a normal January. That means this month has been about 20% milder than a normal January around here.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:15 pm

Burned 3300 lbs since the beginning of October. I feel I will finish the year at around 3 tons.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: joelsef On: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:19 pm

I have burned about 3500 lbs so far, heating a 2400 sq ft house with 3 floors, heating the basement where it is installed as well. Using a Keystoker a150. We've had some brutally cold days but Im sure there is more to come.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: James Goodine On: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:43 pm

Well just checked my memo pad and survey says 2130lbs of rice in the last 92 days or $3.70 a day. Call it La-Nina call it El-Nino hey wtf call it global warming I call it El-Cheapo to my bottom line!!!! :D :D :D :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:45 pm

009to090 wrote:Burned 3300 lbs since the beginning of October. I feel I will finish the year at around 3 tons.


That poor EFM is going to spend the rest of its life idling on the timer. :roll:

I did the math tonight...7500 lbs since October. 8 tons should do the job this year.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:03 pm

A smidgen less than 4,800 lbs. burned from October 14th through today.

Heating 2,520 sq-ft plus DHW.
About 6,150 "degree days" here (in a normal winter, not this one).
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