murphyslaw wrote:My coal has the same issue. I now keep a ton inside at 50*. And bring in about 100lbs of it at a time to set near the stove. This warms it up and dries it out. The first day I had my stove going it poured water.
oh and it has been around -10 for a week here and 70* in the house. With the boiler turned off and nothing but burning black rock!
Have you picked up any coal lately? did Aurora up the price?
Thanks for your thoughts.
I really need to build a coal bin in the basement, but there's just too much else to do right now. I do have parts of the pile I shovel out with fair amounts of moisture on it. I bring it inside over night, but it's not always enough to dry it out. I'm going to pull the chimney cap off today. I pulled the cap off the other stack, and it is performing better.
When I picked up 6 tons 2.5 months ago, Aurora said they would be bumping the price up, but when we just called a couple days ago to arrange another load, the price was still the same - $80/Ton.
Just out of curiosity, you said your sole source of heat is coal right not - what amount of coal are you burning, and how many sq/ft are you heating?