How much coal have you burned so far

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: gizmo On: Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:33 pm

I started mine October 15 2010.It is heating my house,shop and domestic
Hot water.No other source of heat.+70 to -30 temps, no outfires no
problems.5 tons of Reading bagged to Date.It went to 30 Degrees
with 2" of snow again last night.Going to keep it going till it stays warm
at night.Thats 55 lbs. a Day average.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA-130
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Jimeeh1970 On: Sun May 08, 2011 9:25 am

5 ton Thanksgiving to 5/1
VF3000 about 2000 sq/ft
NE PA
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 08, 2011 10:47 am

just into my 4th ton--started the end of Sept & still going--2800 sq. ft. 200 yr old farmhouse in NYS
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 08, 2011 12:14 pm

Yesterday I hit 4.5 tons since January 23rd. Still burning...
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 08, 2011 1:03 pm

What the heck did you do before Jan 23--live in your union suit. :clap: toothy
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun May 08, 2011 2:07 pm

freetown fred wrote:What the heck did you do before Jan 23--live in your union suit. :clap: toothy


Burned a lot of nut coal and fuel oil.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun May 08, 2011 2:46 pm

Still burnin'...
Looks to be about 4.25 ton...
House stayed a very nice 74*...
Best of all it was all Shallow Suburban Mined...
And free for the haulin'...
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Badog On: Sun May 08, 2011 7:49 pm

8605 Lb. Coal 0 gallons of #2 and 2 matches to heat 2400sq. to happy wife temperature. :D Must admit that the house did drop to 68F when outside was single digits and windy. That will be fixed with a bit of weather proofing in this 70s colonial.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Pa papa On: Thu May 12, 2011 5:25 pm

whistlenut wrote:You know there will be some sad faces when the garage goes back to outside air temps. It isn't summer yet, so keep her going for a few more weeks. Don't forget to save a 5 gallon bucket or two with old ash to restart the the beast again.
Most forget that part, some even leave the ash in the burn pot and ashing grate....please don't......
Clean that piping up also and give it a shot of your favorite oil......WD 40 is quick .....



Well Whistlenut, between you and my first lady, it's still burning a month later
Now I'm at 5.075 ton and the wife is giving in.
I was all geared up to start cleaning and preserving the AHS this afternoon but didn't anticipate on it still burning 3 days after it's last bag of coal. Maybe this weekend. Saved a bucket of ash. I'll give her a real good cleaning head to toe. Gonna try some Amsoil HD metal protector and see how that works.
Sure has been nice though and we're both looking forward to next fall already.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:36 pm

So, its January 15th, 2012. I know its been fairly mild this winter (even though the winter is officially only a few weeks old) and I'm curios to see where everyone stands right now.

This time last season I had already burned through two ton and was beginning my third ton of nut. This year, I finished up one ton about a week ago and just started on my second ton. Prior to January 8th I was feeding the Chubby SR. 100 pounds of coal a day to keep the house in the mid sixties. I didn't track the DS last season since I had started mid season with it. But right now I'm running a coal hod and two 38 oz. shovel fulls of nut through the DS; I think I had read somewhere that a coal hod holds 15 pounds of coal (?not sure?).

I figure that if the weather continues to get colder I may need to possibly buy one more ton of coal. I bought three ton in June/July so, if I keep running the stove at the temps I've been running since yesterday (500*+) then I may need to buy another ton.

So, what has everyone else burned thus far?
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:46 pm

I'll get back to ya ..... gotta count all my little bag corners .... :D


EDIT: ok all counted:

95 bags as of right now. Last loaded at 3am. Need to reload, so could add 1 or 2 to that number. 3,800 lbs or 1.9 tons. Lit up Oct. 28th, then subtract 14 days for 3 separate shut-downs due to warm weather.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:47 pm

I've gone through 4,100 lbs. from October 14th, 2011 through today.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:49 pm

started oct 10 with kodiak
jotul came on line maybe round dec
burned bout 2.5 ton so far

3 out this am 73 inside 8-)
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:50 pm

Smitty,

See, I was gonna do that too. But my son doesn't follow directions to save his life. So, now I just use the pallets that I stack the coal on. I have one empty and one with two layers missing. Those two layers are in the bin next to the coal stove. So, one ton down and a little less than two left.

Eagle,

It was 9* when I woke up and 70* inside.
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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:59 pm

About 3.25 tons since Oct. 1st.
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