Using less or about the same

Re: Using less or about the same

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:27 pm

2001Sierra wrote:Next year I will try to monitor more closely. Years ago (28) I used to buy 3 tons and use it all, along with 300 gallons of evil fuel oil. Now I buy 7500 lbs, and 150 gallons of fuel oil, and have to shift the bags around in the new "Coal Shed", I have not even touched this years 7500 lb purchase, "Money in the Bank"! New changes to the Keystoker 90 pushing upstairs temps into the lower 70's 24X7. I will be welding a Duct ring into the top of the stove to fix my Redneck configuration I have now.



that's a crazy setup ... may actually hurt when selling house?


Also, I'm using less ... got my Hitzer 503 at minimum burn during day .. open up a little at nite .. about 75% of use v last year
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
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Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Using less or about the same

PostBy: fastcat On: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:32 pm

Well ended up for the season using 3 1/2 ton Oct 15 till today :D and last year 5 ton to the end of April, so an extra month and a half last year. Saved some money this year thou :) . Time to clean and rust proof it, great year as far as I'm concerned, very little snow and just a few really cold days. :up:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

Re: Using less or about the same

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:22 pm

Nice Fastcat,

I'm still burning both stoves up here but its getting down to just the one in another day or so. We had the biggest snow of the whole winter last night out of the blue. (unusual snowless winter) Woke up to 9" on the ground. Won't last though, 50's tomorrow and only heading up. I bought 5 tons of nut in the bin and probably have a ton left. Can't complain really feeding two stoves.
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Re: Using less or about the same

PostBy: BigBarney On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:29 pm

SteveZee

I doubt that you get any coke if you burn anthracite, only if you burn bituminous coal

can you get coke. Anthracite looks like brown gravel when it is partially burned,from the

ash on the outside.Coke looks like a sponge of black carbon and is really light in weight.


BigBarney
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Re: Using less or about the same

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:50 pm

I always thought that coke was the end product of bituminous coal that was super heated in an "oxygen free" environment. I don't think anyone can duplicate the process in a home heating stove.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Using less or about the same

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:11 pm

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davidmcbeth3 wrote:
2001Sierra wrote:Next year I will try to monitor more closely. Years ago (28) I used to buy 3 tons and use it all, along with 300 gallons of evil fuel oil. Now I buy 7500 lbs, and 150 gallons of fuel oil, and have to shift the bags around in the new "Coal Shed", I have not even touched this years 7500 lb purchase, "Money in the Bank"! New changes to the Keystoker 90 pushing upstairs temps into the lower 70's 24X7. I will be welding a Duct ring into the top of the stove to fix my Redneck configuration I have now.



that's a crazy setup ... may actually hurt when selling house?


Also, I'm using less ... got my Hitzer 503 at minimum burn during day .. open up a little at nite .. about 75% of use v last year


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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: Using less or about the same

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:31 pm

That is sure a nice "backup system". I'd love to do a clean-slate install in my house but finances dictated that I make use of the existing equipment.

Why is that tee installed to the right of the airscoop?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Using less or about the same

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:54 pm

The T before the air scoop was in case I decided to intstall a tempering loop for return water. But the Buderus is "supposed" to be shock proof due to it's design, and with fin tube baseboard it really is not an issue. I was over preparing just like always, and listening to some unqualified people.
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Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
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