Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:21 pm

Nothin' like Tequila & math! :drunk: Since I've accepted the fact that I cannot be a functioning member of society without liquor, I've decided to run the numbers on the black rocks. This is what I've found :D :


At the time I bought the coal, it was $289 a ton from my supplier. By buying more than 14 tons in one shot, I got a $5/ton discount. I bought 14 pallets - or 840 bags - or 16.8 tons ( 40 lb. bags. ) So that said, even with the $70 delivery charge on 14, 1.2 ton pallets, I ended up paying $288.16 per ton. Not good ..... but not bad for MA - especially considering all 14 were dropped here, where I wanted them, & without even ever leaving my house to make the purchase. 8-)

After counting my bag corners that I now cut to keep track of coal usage, and factoring in the 14 total days of shutdown, I've been burning 1.49 bags per day. Figured this by burning 52 bags in 7 weeks, minus 2 weeks shut down. At $5.6733 per bag, this ends up costing $8.58 per day, or $257.61 per month. I have friends that pay that - per month! - FOR 10 MONTHS A YEAR! just for an oil contract - and that's a SMOKIN' deal for oil! Ends up under $3.40 a gallon for them.

With oil, I had figured burning a minimum of 7 gallons per day during the coldest months. At the current price of $3.59 a gallon, that's $25.13 per day!! If I really ramp up the Mark III, I might hit under $12 per day. I like that! 8-)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:25 pm

By God, you do math function better under the influence. :shots: :cheers:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:41 pm

Seems I function better as a person as well! :lol: :D
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: Firemanz84 On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:47 pm

I haven't been drinking yet...but I like the numbers! :D
Firemanz84
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: coal bob On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:53 pm

SMITTY wrote:Nothin' like Tequila & math! :drunk: Since I've accepted the fact that I cannot be a functioning member of society without liquor, I've decided to run the numbers on the black rocks. This is what I've found :D :


At the time I bought the coal, it was $289 a ton from my supplier. By buying more than 14 tons in one shot, I got a $5/ton discount. I bought 14 pallets - or 840 bags - or 16.8 tons ( 40 lb. bags. ) So that said, even with the $70 delivery charge on 14, 1.2 ton pallets, I ended up paying $288.16 per ton. Not good ..... but not bad for MA - especially considering all 14 were dropped here, where I wanted them, & without even ever leaving my house to make the purchase. 8-)

After counting my bag corners that I now cut to keep track of coal usage, and factoring in the 14 total days of shutdown, I've been burning 1.49 bags per day. Figured this by burning 52 bags in 7 weeks, minus 2 weeks shut down. At $5.6733 per bag, this ends up costing $8.58 per day, or $257.61 per month. I have friends that pay that - per month! - FOR 10 MONTHS A YEAR! just for an oil contract - and that's a SMOKIN' deal for oil! Ends up under $3.40 a gallon for them.

With oil, I had figured burning a minimum of 7 gallons per day during the coldest months. At the current price of $3.59 a gallon, that's $25.13 per day!! If I really ramp up the Mark III, I might hit under $12 per day. I like that! 8-)
I just count my beer bottles x 8 and then add 6 and it still come yup to 76 inside :cheers:
coal bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds machine basement#4 stove with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Nut anthracite
Other Heating: Propane
Stove/Furnace Make: ds machine
Stove/Furnace Model: basement #4 stove with hopper

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:04 pm

toothy :punk: :lol: Right on! I think we use the same math .... :D
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:04 pm

I'm still off the butts,but thats about all I'm "choosing" to give up ! Stay with it,Smits. I hear Ya !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:07 pm

:mrgreen: :cheers: :beer: :shots: :discuss:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: CoalUserWannabe On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:01 pm

Whatever you were drinking, I'll have some too!
CoalUserWannabe
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:53 pm

Glad to know there are more people out there that function better with booze, you would fit right in at the shop at the end of the day.SCRAPPER
scrapper_23jr
 

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: GA cracker On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:26 pm

well then, to hell with the math I'll just drink.
Cracker
GA cracker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark iii
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: Central heat and air

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:58 pm

After reading all that I need a drink :shots:
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: CoalUserWannabe On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:34 pm

Them drinks work every time.

I like what I see every time I have few beers and look at my girl, she looks like a hottie !
But she makes sure to put on plenty of make-up anytime the occasion arises where I have to have a cup of coffe.
However, with coffee cost on the rise, I'll have a beer anytime, and she no need no stinckin makeup !

Cheers.
CoalUserWannabe
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: japar On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:30 pm

QUOTE: "We used to hop the train all the time back in the day. Somebody would build a wall of debris, train would wipe it out & slow down, & we'd hop on and hitch a free ride to Worcester. Speedy delivery!
Seems easy in theory, but let me tell ya ... my feet came damn close many times to those wheels. Running straight ahead & jumping sideways does weird things ... along with the pint of 101 shnapps usually consumed before the attempt ..." SO Smitty do you like the Tequila better than the 101 Shnapps?
japar
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hearthmate
Stove/Furnace Make: Hearthmate
Stove/Furnace Model: combo

Re: Havin' a few drinks & runnin' the numbers. I like what I see

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:23 pm

YES. :yes: :funny:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler