spiker wrote:spiker wrote:Roughly 2500 # since Nov 1; heating around 900 ft2 with various rooms closed off for winter; average temp 69-70 F.
During the recent cold snap, I burned 50#/day. My normal winter rate has been around 30 #/day. Even running the stove hard, my furnace had to help keep the house warm when it was so cold outside. I like my stove, but it is a little undersized given the poor insulation of our house - it was originally built as a cottage. We plan to renovate in a few years, so improved insulation should allow the stove to better fit our heating load.
dandy wrote:Since oct 29, I have burned approximately three tons of coal in my ka-6. The house is nice and toasty at 72 degrees. Would not want to heat with wood as I see my freinds going to load up every 3-4 hours. Best investment I ever made was this coal boiler,weather man says -15 to -20 degrees tonight!! So I'm just sitting back enjoying the heat inside the house!!!
freetown fred wrote:Yep,my youngest girl was born Sept.18,1990--she's just a woodpecker I'm about even w/ you IOF--been through 2+--will probably need more end of Feb,start of March--that's OK,I'll have a jump on next season--3 T minimum delivery--& that's what I used last year Hitzer 50-93--heating 2000 sq late 1700's farm house