How much coal have you burned so far

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu May 10, 2012 11:11 am

210 days of burning (so far). About 4.6 tons burned to date.

~2,500sq-ft of heated living space (including our heated ~800 sq-ft walk-out basement) maintained at 68 degrees. We also maintain our attached 2 car garage at 45 degrees.

Annually we average about 6,200 heating degree days here, though from the day I fired it up in mid October through today the total of heating degree days for this very mild season has been only about 4,850 here.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: traderfjp On: Thu May 10, 2012 11:25 am

That would scare me off if I was a newbie. I don't think we'll see that article on any of the coal stove company websites anytime soon. If he had a CO detector he would be alive. I guess there is something to be said about having to get a permit to install a stove. I know that most of us skip this process but it would have saved his life.
traderfjp
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu May 10, 2012 11:54 am

traderfjp wrote:That would scare me off if I was a newbie. I don't think we'll see that article on any of the coal stove company websites anytime soon. If he had a CO detector he would be alive. I guess there is something to be said about having to get a permit to install a stove. I know that most of us skip this process but it would have saved his life.


What article are you talking about?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: jim d On: Thu May 10, 2012 1:02 pm

i think he's talking about the thread "cautionary tale " the guy should have had a "safe@home device " plugged in witha stoker
jim d
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska//coaljck
Stove/Furnace Model: liberty// cj3

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: oliver power On: Thu May 10, 2012 9:24 pm

I put 5 ton of "Buck" in my hopper. Still burning since last fall. Looks like a good 1/2 ton still in hopper. I'm talking coal for the Kaa-2 (house). For the HITZER , I bought bagged chestnut. In other words, I didn't use any coal from the hopper for the HITZER (shop).
oliver power
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri May 11, 2012 5:36 am

I'm right at the end of my yearly 3 ton of nut & still idling along w/ the 50-93. Got probably a weeks worth left--friggin hard frost this AM. Damn global warming. :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri May 11, 2012 6:31 am

I guess there is something to be said about having to get a permit to install a stove. I know that most of us skip this process but it would have saved his life.


Yes, I'm from the govt and I am here to help you. Knowledge is the power not regs.

Yes, he got approved 5 years ago but did not have the knowledge that CO detectors are time dated. Do the inspectors, who can hardly spell caol, (SIC) have knowledge of placement and numbers? Perhaps that is just an observation of OC inspectors in NY.

CO level is at 9ppm and that is bad.... So CO level at 5ppm and rising is that good? There is no safe level of CO only a level at which physical effects are noted.

CO detectors are a wonderful and necessary band aid but are like safety belts in cars, they are there in case of a screw up. The first line of defense is to prevent a CO build up in the first place is by knowledge. Perhaps they catch the squirrel that died in the chimney but my guess this that 99% of incidents are owners related and due to lack of knowledge. Read the FF note in cautionary tale - that is correct!

Vigilance not regs - we already have got enough of those.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Dennis On: Fri May 18, 2012 7:07 pm

I have shut down and totaled up.
last year I burned 3.16 ton with 131 days
this year I burned 3.89 ton with 204 days

Thanks to everyone here and what I learned, I saved alot of coal from last year's rookie season :clap: :punk:
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:04 pm

I topped 5 tons of coal burned (or rather burned, plus sitting in the boiler) today. Although I still have two super-sacks full of Blaschak pea remaining (with roughly one full ton in each) I have dipped into my new coal bin and used some UAE Harmony pea for the very first time today, adding about 180 lbs. of it to my AHS S130's approximately 250 lb. hopper to completely top it off. In about 8-9 days the AHS should have burned through the Blaschak in the fire tube and the lower hopper and I will be burning straight UAE Harmony pea from that point forward.

I'm keeping the two super-sacks of Blaschak in storage as my emergency reserve.

One thing I noticed immediately is that the Harmony pea is larger than Blaschak pea (which is turn is noticeably larger than the Stockton pea that I had been blending with Blaschak for most of the past year).
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Fran654 On: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:42 am

hi all , i have burned 7.5 tons since this date last year, all uae coal, my AA130 is just a dream, at $165 a ton that breaks down to $3.49 a day, best thing i ever did heats my house to 72 in the winter , hot water, domestic all year ,best thing i ever did, only 2 out fires the whole year , once the fines clogged the coal tube, the second was when it got warm ,had to change my timer from 1 min every hour to 1 min every half hour, no demand, now i wonder if the dude that bought my hand fired furnace ever installed it???
Fran654
 
Stove/Furnace Make: US Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: 6100M

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:25 am

I have about 300 lbs remaining from the 8.75 tons I got last September...plus I burned about 300 lbs of UAE as an experiment this summer...call it 9 tons in 12 months.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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