Been Cold, getting low!!!

Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:40 am

Well, about 3/4 of a ton left. We have gone thru about 4 ton since the First of Nov. Will be getting another 3 ton this week. :)
But, thats running 2 stoves to heat this big old house. My Keystoker and Hyfire. So, a around a ton a month, maybe a little more.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:32 pm

I have coworkers in my shop with $700.00 or $600.00 per month heating bills, that would bowl me over. The family room is 78, the upstairs 65 to 68, and the garage is in the 60's and I have not even used the $900.00 worth of coal I bought :D :D
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:19 pm

I will have used 3 Ton of nut come the end of Feb & will get another 3 Ton delivered then--It'll give me a good start for next year. It's been a long, cold friggin winter--I lit up the first part of Oct.--yea, that $700.00 a month would make me cringe too ;) Useing a hand fired, heating a 2500 sq 200 yr old farmhouse--I'm a happy, toasty camper :D--$230.00 a ton then---$230.00 a ton now
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: cabinover On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:52 am

Since mid October to Monday I've used right around 4 tons. Waiting for my 3 ton load to be delivered today or tomorrow. That puts me at about 1ton/month for 72° day and night and all the hot water we can use.

Right now we've burnt $1150.00 with a projected 'nother ton and a half coming in at $420.00

That will be $1600.00 compared to $2600.00 for Propane two years ago. Of course I still have to subtract the summer LP usage for clothes drying and hot water but even if that comes to $400.00 I'm still way more comfortable in my house than with LP, heating my garage, and saving a grand to boot.
cabinover
 
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: Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: Lee1 On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:53 am

Started first wk of Nov. just finished 2.5 tons. Heating 1900 sq ft. Will save 1000 dollars this year versus oil!
Lee1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3

Re: Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: samler17 On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:04 am

Were not as cold a you guys up north but I just got my 3rd ton delivered last friday. Hoping this is my last.
samler17
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Other Heating: Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

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PostBy: Stoked On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:55 pm

Went through about 3 tons out of a total of 4.5. So... 4.5 * $150/ton = $675 + Gas to the breaker and back i'll say $25 to make it an even $700. Much better than 2 years ago when I went through near $2000 worth of oil and my house wasn't nearly as warm or comfortable.
Stoked
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K2
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaskan Channing III
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:00 pm

I'm not sure how much coal I've used, but I know with oil at $3.35 a gallon here I'm happy as heck I'm off that juice!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:26 pm

So far I've burned just about 3 tons and some change since early October heating 2,500 sf of living space and my 1200 sf basement. Usually, I burn about 4-4.5 tons a season since moving back to NY. That's a little more than twice what I was using when I lvived in SEPA. As this winter is colder thn the last few I expect I'll use close to 5 tons for the current season.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

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PostBy: 33Canuck On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:09 pm

I just ran through my first 2 1/2 tons but wasn't running till end of November, got another 2 ton delivered should get me through just fine, love the constant 70's in the house and so doesn't the OL :D
33Canuck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50/93

Re: Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:47 am

Yippie! Just got my 3 ton last night....! I feel better now, I probably had about a week or so left!Should make thru March now!
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:03 am

WNY wrote: had about a week or so left!


That's cutting it close! I'm glad you're all set now.

Geepers, you people in upstate NY are having a hellofa winter. Generally it's about the same or a bit colder here in Maine, but this year you started getting cold sooner and have simply had a nasty year so far. Maybe an early Spring will even things out. I just looked in todays paper. We are very close to "normal" for cold this season.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:36 am

COLD IS A RELATIVE THING

65 above zero:
Floridians and Arizonians turn on the heat.
People in Upstate New York plant gardens.

60 above zero:
Californians and Arizonians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Upstate New York sunbathe.

50 above zero:
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Upstate New York drive with the windows down.

40 above zero:
Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and wool hats.
People in Upstate New York throw on a flannel shirt.

35 above zero:
New York city landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Upstate New York have the last cookout before it gets cold.

20 above Zero:
People in Miami all die.
Upstate New Yorkers close the windows.

Zero:
Californians and Arizonians fly away to Southern Mexico.
People in Upstate New York get out their winter coats.

10 below zero:
Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Upstate New York are selling cookies door to door.

20 below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in Upstate New York let the dogs sleep indoors.

30 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Upstate New Yorkers get upset because they can't start the snow-mobile.

40 below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops.
People in Upstate New York start saying...'cold enough fer ya?'

50 below zero:
Hell freezes over.
Upstate New York public schools will open 2 hours late.
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Been Cold, getting low!!!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:39 pm

You know, for being from Penna--you've got a pretty good grip on life in NYS. toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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PostBy: eelhc On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:42 pm

eelhc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker