How much coal have you burned so far

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: dandy On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:03 am

I was curious as to how much coal burned today ,so far this year. Well did a tally in the log book and counted 9300 lbs so far this winter making it 4.5 tons, as I have a full hopper of coal. Not bad this winter, even though the weather was milder than normal in far northern Maine.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:10 am

dandy wrote:I was curious as to how much coal burned today ,so far this year. Well did a tally in the log book and counted 9300 lbs so far this winter making it 4.5 tons, as I have a full hopper of coal. Not bad this winter, even though the weather was milder than normal in far northern Maine.


We're at about the same for coal burned Dan. As far as it being milder this year..........we're only about 90 heating degree days warmer than last year. That's not much.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Pa papa On: Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:30 am

Been keeping daily records for 2 years now on a certified scale.
2010 season___________2011 season
Nov 1150 lbs__________Nov 1091
Dec 2050_____________Dec 1700
Jan 2100_____________Jan 1927
Feb 1700_____________Feb 1536
For a whopping difference of 746 lbs.
Not much but what is noticeable is the $1248 in fuel oil savings it has provided over the cost of the coal.
:D
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: 1ststatedvd On: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:28 am

We just purchased our first coal stove 10/15/11 and fired her up on 10/29/11. As of today 2/29/12 we have used 2.5 tons and hopefully the 1/2 ton leftover will last us the rest of the winter.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Horace On: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:43 am

Much less than in years' past. Very strange Winter this year. Wondering if we'll get some sort of freak blizzard this Spring.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:51 am

Horace, remember the Spring blizzard of 82' ?


http://thestarryeye.typepad.com/history/2011/04/april-blizzard-stops-new-york-puts-spring-on-hold-april-6-1982-.html
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Horace On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:24 pm

EarthWindandFire wrote:Horace, remember the Spring blizzard of 82' ?


http://thestarryeye.typepad.com/history/2011/04/april-blizzard-stops-new-york-puts-spring-on-hold-april-6-1982-.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Yup. I also remember hunting for Easter eggs in the snow. And watching Crocuses come up and thinking that Spring was here, only to have them get crushed with snow. I cannot, however, ever recall having a winter with this little snow in my area. My daughter wanted to have a sled-riding party this year for her birthday (Feb 16th) and was crushed when she couldn't. Would have turned into a dead-grass riding party. I can't even have coal delivered since my coal guy has to drive through both of my neighbors' yards. The ground isn't frozen and he'll make a mess of them, which they generally frown upon :)

Wonder what this summer's going to turn out like.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: international86 On: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:15 pm

Last year I bought 4 tons Reading rice and started the fire on November 20. By the end of March, that had been burned, so I bought a ton of Blaschak. Of that, I used about a dozen bags before I let the fire go out in April. I used the coal furnace this heating season on and off throughout the fall, it being so mild, and by about mid-December finished the last of the 5th ton I bought in the spring. I bought another 4 tons of Blaschak in December, and have used it steady since then. Around the end of February, I started in on my second pallet. I've got a little better than 1 1/2 pallets of coal left to go, which should last me through the end of the heating season and hopefully get me started next fall.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:13 am

We had a weird white out off & on testerday evening & for the first time I noticed I had a lower pasture full of Robins. Hmmm, they looked fat & pissed. :shock: I've got 3/4 ton left from my traditional 3 Ton delivery for the season so I guess I'm burning a bit less--BUT--the fat lady has not sung yet, time will tell.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:33 am

From start-up on Oct 14th, I'm down 7,150 lbs. to date. About 3.6 tons burned. Averaging 48 lbs./day overall.

PS: Still envying Freetown Fred's meagre consumption. :clap:
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:44 am

Last week I decided to quit keeping track of the total btu's flowing in and out of our "complex". Between the coal, kerosene, electric, and LP it is a scarey number. :lol:
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:03 am

Rob, I believe that my boiler would have gone through 6 full tons to date if it was heating your house.

Here is how I figured that.

Starting assumptions:
My house: 2,500 sq-ft (including heated basement). Your house: 3,500 sq-ft (including heated basement)
My area has ~6,300 heating degree days on average. Your area has ~7,500 heating degree days on average.
My coal consumption to date = 3.6 tons

3.6 tons x 7,500/6,300 x 3,500/2,500 = 6 tons

Larry
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:52 am

lsayre wrote:Rob, I believe that my boiler would have gone through 6 full tons to date if it was heating your house.

Here is how I figured that.

Starting assumptions:
My house: 2,500 sq-ft (including heated basement). Your house: 3,500 sq-ft (including heated basement)
My area has ~6,300 heating degree days on average. Your area has ~7,500 heating degree days on average.
My coal consumption to date = 3.6 tons

3.6 tons x 7,500/6,300 x 3,500/2,500 = 6 tons

Larry


That is about where I'm at...somewhere between 5.5-6 tons. I'm still keeping track of the coal, but the Kerosene and LP receipts were giving me heartburn.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Bratkinson On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:13 pm

I got off easy this season. Last season, 4.5 tons here in Massachusetts. This year, I had 2.5 tons left over to start with, figured I'd need more by late January or so. I never got any more, shut down last Wednesday, and STILL have about 500 pounds left! Talk about a strange winter...

EDIT: and one more thing, this was the best coal I've had in the 3 seasons I've burned coal! Unfortunately, my dealer never tells anyone where they got it. Sometimes it's good stuff, sometimes, more ash, more clinkers, less heat.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: gorpot On: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:57 pm

Stove still running. Only 48 for a high so far today. I have burned about 3 & 3/4 tons so far. Burned about 4 &1/4 ton last year. Started each year on Nov.15th.
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