How much coal have you burned so far

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: diamondinruff On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:40 pm

About 1.2 tons since Oct. Maybe a little less. I am heating 2500 sf with hot water baseboard @ 72 in living area and 69-70 in the basement. Mother Nature has been on my side. I am not firing every day. I have a Vermont Castings wood stove in the great room and use that during the mild weather. That being said, I have only used approximately 1/2 cord of wood also.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:50 pm

I just discovered that my Stockton pea (which I have suspected to actually be buckwheat) weighs 42 lbs. per 5 gallon pail, and my Blaschak pea weighs only 38 lbs. per 5 gallon pail, so since I've been burning a 50:50 blend of the two beginning sometime in November, I have just revised my overall coal usage upwards by 5% to correct for my incorrect assumption that all of my coal was 38 lbs. per 5 gallon pail. I'm now up to 5,130 lbs. of coal burned to date.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: coal bob On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:07 pm

lsayre wrote:I just discovered that my Stockton pea (which I have suspected to actually be buckwheat) weighs 42 lbs. per 5 gallon pail, and my Blaschak pea weighs only 38 lbs. per 5 gallon pail, so since I've been burning a 50:50 blend of the two beginning sometime in November, I have just revised my overall coal usage upwards by 5% to correct for my incorrect assumption that all of my coal was 38 lbs. per 5 gallon pail. I'm now up to 5,130 lbs. of coal burned to date.
Wow that thing eats coal like freds horses eat hay :lol: 2 ton here since november :D coal bob
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:10 pm

But I started in October. 4,420 lbs. burned since November here. November to now = 2.2 tons.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: coal bob On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:11 pm

lsayre wrote:4,420 lbs. burned since November here. 2.2 tons.
ok not that bad ;)
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: coal bob On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:31 pm

recount,just counted bags 89 so far so if my math is right 89x40=3560=1.78 tons.I forgot sometimes these dsm make coal :up:
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:37 pm

That's super, and I envy your frugal coal use (and your stove).

However, Delaware, Ohio is about 80 miles south of here and also roughly 60 miles west, and it's closer to Columbus. My youngest daughter lives in Columbus. It's noticeably less cold overall down there vs. up here, and you get far less snow.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:47 pm

I have been burning since late September,3200 sq feet ( 2 story) so far have used 87 - 40 lb bags of rice coal = 1.74 ton, cost approximately $ 435- I haven't figured what my propane bill would have been but I know I have saved lots! :D
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: coal bob On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:25 pm

lsayre wrote:That's super, and I envy your frugal coal use (and your stove).

However, Delaware, Ohio is about 80 miles south of here and also roughly 60 miles west, and it's closer to Columbus. My youngest daughter lives in Columbus. It's noticeably less cold overall down there vs. up here, and you get far less snow.
Do you know a pipeline welder that lives in you town drives a blue and white f450.. Your town isnt that big,ive worked up there before by the way beatiful country.bob
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:32 pm

[/quote]Do you know a pipeline welder that lives in you town drives a blue and white f450.. Your town isn't that big, I've worked up there before by the way beautiful country.bob[/quote]

No, sorry, but I don't know any welders, or anyone who drives a blue and white F450. Should I? There are roughly 19,000 people in Wadsworth, and I live several miles from the city.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: coal bob On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:37 pm

A guy i work with lives in wadsworth
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:32 pm

Whew I have surpassed most numbers on here. I have been burning since the end of september and if my math isnt off too much im looking at 3 ton burnt so far. No oil or any other heat source on 2400 square foot maintaining roughly 75 degrees. I guess i would be using less if i dropped the temp but Im still much lower on cost for heat than i would be with other fuel types. A big loss for my home is the god forsakin wind wont stop a blowin! :mad:
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:30 pm

I am averaging 34 pounds a day the last 78 days so I'm pretty happy. about 900 sq feet but high ceiling on lower floor where stove is. I keep it in the 75 degree +/- zone when Im home. It has been a warm winter here as it has everywhere south of Canada.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:43 pm

4 tons up in smoke so far.

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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:14 pm

I've averaged 45 pounds per day overall.
THis is my first year with coal.

:)
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