How much coal have you burned so far

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:50 am

Burned 4 tons so far......145 days.......averages out to 55 lbs per day.........$7.56 per day.........would've spent twice that much with oil! :D
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:57 am

1 3/4 ton of nut--got it for $230 last summer, it's up to $250 last time I checked. Yep, delivered is a per distance thing. Still saving LOTS of money. 30 lb per day some days less some days more--weird winter ;)
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: George On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:04 am

I have burned about 27 hundred pounds so far with the mild winter we have had. Normally burn 3 tons. :)
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:03 am

freetown fred wrote:1 3/4 ton of nut--got it for $230 last summer, it's up to $250 last time I checked. Yep, delivered is a per distance thing. Still saving LOTS of money. 30 lb per day some days less some days more--weird winter ;)


That's amazingly low coal consumption. Do you heat exclusively with coal Fred?
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: saragnac On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:28 pm

2.5 tons coal and maybe 30 gallons of oil. LOVING IT! Even if I had to buy a new stove every year, I would still save money.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:01 pm

Yep, exlusively, real mild winter so far my friend & the old Hitzer knows just how to ration what I put in her. :D
lsayre wrote:
freetown fred wrote:1 3/4 ton of nut--got it for $230 last summer, it's up to $250 last time I checked. Yep, delivered is a per distance thing. Still saving LOTS of money. 30 lb per day some days less some days more--weird winter ;)


That's amazingly low coal consumption. Do you heat exclusively with coal Fred?
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:18 pm

I've got to hand it to you Fred, that's incredible!
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:39 pm

I think the stove & the pointers I've gotten on the forum here deserve a lot more credit then me. ;) The biggest I'll refer to as the Fastcat Washer fix. :)
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: claridon coal burner On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:54 pm

heating a 3400 ft2 colonial I've burned 132 50# bags - 6600#. I've got 1.5 T on hand now and anticipate needing another ton to get through the season.

Charlie
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: geakin On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:10 pm

I have an Alaska Channing plumbed into the cold air return of a geothermal. I've burnt less than 2T. The last couple years I have been around 2.5T by this time.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:10 pm

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

:)


I'm averaging 48 lbs. per day overall. I will reach the 6,000 lbs. burned mark tomorrow, on Feb. 15th. The most I've burned in any single day so far is 80 lbs. The least I've burned over a one day period is 31 lbs. This is also my first year with coal.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:17 pm

saragnac wrote:Even if I had to buy a new stove every year, I would still save money.


:lol: I think that is the first time I've heard that one. It speaks loud and clear about the savings.

I should hit 9000 lbs tomorrow. I hate to think what that number would be if the weather had been colder and I hadn't replaced those drafty windows.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:50 pm

I buy 7500 lbs a year. I always have left over even last year when it was colder. I have not even touched this years 7500 lbs. Still burning last years, and 2 years ago left overs. I am learning how to stack it better in the new "Coal Barn" built 2 years ago.Since January 14th I brought up another 28 bags, and still have 6 that I have not used. So since January 14th I have used 22 bags. If my math is right 36 lbs a day, in colder weather heating 1800 sq ft, plus 1 car garage almost every nite.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Vampiro On: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:48 pm

So far I've burned 75 lbs of coal :lol: to heat the exterior utility room while restoring my AA-260.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:30 am

How do you guys measure your coal usage?

Just assume a pail holds 40 Lbs and mark down how many pails you have used?
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