How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:30 am

20 so far. 19 with a hand fed burning nut in a Mark III and this is my first with a Mag Stoker burning rice.
titleist1
 
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 many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: Lee1 On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:22 am

This is my third year. Alaska Channing 3, rice stoker. Initially wanted to heat basement, then realized it could heat the whole house. Oil fired boiler only comes on to heat hot water. Added return cold air from farthest bedroom then using convection blower to pull vaccum. It works good enough to move air.
Lee1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: coalvet On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:12 am

32yrs. All with hand fed.
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler


Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:28 am

4th year here. The K6 should have paid for itself spring 2013. Saving about $1,500 per year. :D
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: buck24 On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:46 am

Heating the home with ant. coal 32 years. 29 with the Warm Morning and 3 with the Buck Model 24. Time sure flies when your having fun. :D
buck24
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: New Buck Corp. / MODEL 24 COAL
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut / Anthracite

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:51 pm

2 or 3 years with Memco wood boiler burning some coal. More coal towards the end then wood, 3rd year on Harman Vf3000 boiler, hugh savings in this climate.

Kevin
KLook
 
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 many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:03 pm

second year burning,boiler halfway payed off.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: Three Labs On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:04 pm

This is the 29th winter-all with the SF-250.
Three Labs
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF-250

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:05 pm

15 years total. 10 year with hand fed Surdiac and in my fifth year with an Alaska 140 auger.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:22 pm

Two. Well, technically 1.5 seasons thus far. Started with a Chubby SR in the beginning half of the 2010/11 season and then switched out to a DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator. Now I just use the 1600.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: coal bob On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:36 pm

2 years,starting burning ant in my clayton 1600 last year after 15 years of wood :sick: This year with the ds basement #4 does not get any better :D
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: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: mikey55 On: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:18 am

4th year burning rice in keystoker. Stoker should pay for itself this winter. Saving about 1300.00 per year. Love this unit has been a great heat source for me. This forum has also been a big help. Thanks guys
mikey55
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: key stoker ka6
Stove/Furnace Model: ka6

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:58 pm

4 years; 1 before the forum and 3 after. What a difference the forum makes! I've increased my heat production and decreased my coal usage. Now looking for second stove for my basement room.
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: dll On: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:11 pm

Have been burning anthracite nut for 23 years, before that it was wood for 10 years.

The central heating in this house is FHA oil and has not run continuously for more than a two days in 33 years. The tank is filled about every 9 years or when the price of oil hits bottom like it did in June 2009.
dll
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman MKII, Salvo Citation wood/coal
Coal Size/Type: Nut/anthracite

Re: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:05 pm

This will be our ninth year of burning any kind of coal I can get my hands on to sample!!!!!
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump