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.
EarthWindandFire wrote:Horace, remember the Spring blizzard of 82' ?
http://thestarryeye.typepad.com/history ... 1982-.html
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.
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