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

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

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:14 pm

Meaning particularly as your primary heat source. And do you use anthracite or bituminous (or sub-bit, lignite, peat, ...)?

I'm a rookie in my first winter season heating with anthracite.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

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

PostBy: gizmo On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:18 pm

This is my 4th winter heating with Pea Anthracite.It is
my only source of heat and would not want it any other way.
gizmo
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Pea
Other Heating: NONE

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

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:19 pm

Two with coal range, this is the third with coal stoker, total of five years guess.
Burned coal when I was a summer only resident for years.
Burning Sub-Bituminous C.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only


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

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:49 pm

6

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bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

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

PostBy: Berlin On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:31 pm

been around coal for a long time, i've been heating with it as a primary heat source for about 14 years. ten with various hand-fired stoves, 4 with stoker. burning bituminous stoker from western PA, previously burning bituminous nut from western PA (with many other bit coals from time to time and illinios/missouri bituminous when I lived in north central missouri) the only time i burn anything else is when i'm away.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

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

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:43 pm

32 years.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

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

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:52 pm

30 8-) 28 years with hand fed Buderus, 2 years with Keystoker 90, girlie stove for us older folks.
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: How many winters (years) have you been heating with coal?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:57 pm

3 months as of yesterday. One match and loving it!
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

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

PostBy: Hot Rocks On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:00 am

My twenty fourth year burning anthracite, 22 years with hand fed gibraltar lcc, nut & pea coal. This is my second year with stoker leisure line hyfire ll, rice coal.
Hot Rocks
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Hyfire II
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Water Coil

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

PostBy: dave brode On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:07 am

Built the house [had it built], designed it for coal heat. Moved in spring '92. Seperate boiler room and coal bin room under the attached garage. Installed a 50s, maybe 60s? 5 section bit boiler in summer/fall of '92. We hand fired for several years, then installed an old Iron Fireman [originally put into service Sep '42!]. I have an air/air heat pump, and although it's probably pretty efficient when it's 60 out, I choose to run the boiler early and late in the season [apx Oct 1, through June 1]. So, I guess that you could say that coal is my primary heat source.

This is my 2nd year using a Keystoker Kaa-2 boiler. My first experience with anth. The old bit boiler served me well, but I am glad that I made the switch. Much less work, and much cleaner.

So, 19th season in this house. Burned local bit coal in several other locations prior. Rented a house with coal fired hot air furnace in my early 20s.

Dave
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dave brode
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KAA-2
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: used to have a 5 section Red Square
Coal Size/Type: rice anthracite

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

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

2001Sierra wrote:30 8-) 28 years with hand fed Buderus, 2 years with Keystoker 90, girlie stove for us older folks.

With age comes wisdom.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

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

PostBy: ablumny On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:18 am

4th year, coal only heat. Awesome!
ablumny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman dvc500
Coal Size/Type: Rice

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

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:43 am

Five years, all with anthracite.

Year one: Heatrola hand-fed.
Year two: Hitzer hand-fed
Year three (different house): Itasca hand-fed boiler
Year four: Itasca until December, installed an EFM in January
Year five (now): EFM, and I don't expect that to change as long as I live here.
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Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:15 am

9th year with rice coal. Do I get to count the the first 15 years of my life with nut in a hand fired ocatapus? Nah, I guess not although I did tend it from the age of about 12 until it got replaced 3 years later.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

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

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:25 am

lsayre: R U some sort of Govt plant???????? You have more free than anyone I know. Is all this info some sort of trick to flush out the wacko's?

1972 was first hand fed, then AA 260's and a 130 AA since Oct. 1977. Yes, all of these units are STILL online....even the 'fool' who feeds them. Two puffbacks.....one Oct 13th 1977, second March 19, 1978. Think I figured that one out?

Yes, 'a few' with the AHS 130's and the 260's! Not earth-shaking, just gets your attention. You need to increase your workload....toooooooooooooo much free time, toooooooooooooooooooooo many questions.

If the 'Black Surburbans' are in your driveway, they are probably there to 'zip you into a tight white suit for a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooog ride to 'Peace and Quiet-ville'. HINT HINT HINT HINT HINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad: :mad2: :mad3: :woot: :bang:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB