How much coal have you burned so far

How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Hot Rocks On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:07 am

As of 1/20/2011 I have burned 3 tons, started stove end of october.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Hyfire II
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Water Coil

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:09 am

Two Tons, officially fired up the Chubby October 10th, 2010. DS went in and was fired up on January 8th 2011.

In fact, I will be finishing up the last of the 2nd ton sometime next week and will be breaking into he 3rd ton.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: acesover On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:21 am

3460 lbs.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
Stove/Furnace Model: insert, modified

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Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: spiker On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:11 pm

Roughly 2500 # since Nov 1; heating around 900 ft2 with various rooms closed off for winter; average temp 69-70 F.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Salvo
Stove/Furnace Model: Citation

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:52 pm

About 3 tons so far. Started end of Oct. Better than half of my usual 5 tons but not half way through the heating season yet.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: KLook On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:07 pm

Started up on 10/31/10 and have burned 86 bags @ 50# each as of today, 1/20/11. 4300 lbs and giddy about it. Last year was the warmest ever up here and I burned 1 ton/month. My recirculation loop is paying off big time. 8-)

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: offcoursey On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:21 pm

This is my first year. I started the stove November 1st and have used about 2 tons. I will be going to
pick up 2 more this weekend.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Glacier bay

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:31 pm

KLook wrote:Started up on 10/31/10 and have burned 86 bags @ 50# each as of today, 1/20/11. 4300 lbs and giddy about it. Last year was the warmest ever up here and I burned 1 ton/month. My recirculation loop is paying off big time. 8-)

Kevin


So by recirculation loop, you mean a pipe that connects your supply and returns with a ball valve to send some hot water back into the return? Seems kinda like whats accomplished with a primary secondary piping system.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: KLook On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:20 pm

Yes I guess, I already had my system in place with a wood boiler set up so I did not have a complex setup. I just put a small taco in its own loop from the PRV nipple,I know, Iknow, you are not supposed to use it for anything else, (depends who you talk to) and returned it into the unused cold water supply on the back of the boiler. It is the other orange wire coming out of the upper box in the pics I sent you. It runs 24/7. It is only a 003 and was used in the domestic water loop for the coil in the woodboiler. I probably should have put at least one ball valve in the loop but I used what I had on hand. I will pay the price when I have to replace it! :lol:

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:21 pm

Approx 3 1/4 ton so far through the AA. Last year I went through close to 6 only heating the house. This year from 2nd week of Oct and we're heating the DHW and keeping the garage warm enough to work and exercise in. Guess that new pipe is doing something but it still leaks heat.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:24 pm

I was only sporadically burning in Oct and Nov since it stayed pretty warm through Turkeyday. But since the beginning of Dec I have been averaging about 1,000 lbs every 2 weeks, more than the normal consumption by about 500 lbs in total, not too bad. Maybe we'll get a little warm spell around here so that I get back on the average, but I'm not counting on it.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:04 pm

Approx 2 tons since the middle of October has been used to heat a 2400 sq.ft. house.Lucky for me I have about a ton and a half on hand yet, good thing too since the weatherman is expecting big winds and 8 degrees this Saturday for an overnight temp.I expect my kaa2 will be working very hard under those conditions.Love that thing!!! Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Pa papa On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:16 pm

4500 lbs since November 7th. That's a little less than 61 lbs a day. Heating 2000 sq feet at 73℉. including DHW. I just love this thing, and can't wait until it cools off a little outside this weekend. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS-130
Coal Size/Type: Pea; anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler; LP insert

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: btrowe1 On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:32 pm

2 Tons so far, I purchased 4 ton bulk so plenty on hand. Debating on firing up the 2nd stoker on the 140, supposed to be like
-10 Saturday night and possible -22 on Sunday night, :eek2:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska stoker 140 Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska stove

Re: How much coal have you burned so far

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:35 pm

1.2 T, 1888 ft sq colonial, 6" walls , low e-glass and storms.
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