just burned finished first ton thru ka-6

just burned finished first ton thru ka-6

PostBy: 331camaro On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:35 pm

i wish i would have kept better record of my oil consuption. however i do remember buying a half tank in oct, and another half tank around this time in nov. (could never afford to run her almost empty.) at about 125 gallons per delivery, id say im doing pretty good!! and im heating the shop now, never did before. so i have to agree that one ton of coal is in fact equal to 180 gallons of oil. i took alot of critizism when i told the guys at huntin camp i bought a coal boiler and though i was going to save about 50% vs. fuel oil. these guys are long time fuel oil burners. sun shines on a dogs a$$ once in while :D
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

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PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:45 pm

Fuel oil is what $4.00 and some change per gallon. Even at $4, thats $720.00 worth right? and you burned one ton?? :shock: Awesome :!:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

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PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:55 pm

People only ask about the economics of my coal burning when the room is empty.
They are curious about ways to reduce the oil bill, I recomend insulation first, then come over and see what I have done, no converts yet.
Burning coal in an automated way takes, as we know, facilities investment, and material handling plans.
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

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PostBy: 331camaro On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:48 pm

Ya i learned the hard way no life long fuel oil burner wants to hear how some young buck is going to cut his heating costs in half with coal. went over like a lead cloud.
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:54 pm

Tough sh*t for them, put the savings in your pocket and let them keep burning the shiek's gold. I used to burn 200+ gallons from Oct 1.st to the first week of December. Just did a quick count, should hit 1 ton tomorrow or Tuesday since Oct. 1st. 200*3.70=$740. 1 ton = $280.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: 331camaro On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:01 pm

Ya thats awesome rob. and i forgot to mention im keeping the house at 70 instead of 63 feels like a heat wave couldnt be hapier :D
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:05 pm

I have everything set on 71...sometimes I bump the living room up to 73 if we are watching a movie.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:08 pm

Good to hear 331...

I can tell you that burning coal vs fuel oil isn't even a contest both money wise and heat wise. Coal blows the doors off of both.

I will be at 1 ton here in another week. started Oct 10th

also keep the house at 71. occasionally 72 in some areas.
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

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PostBy: Wiz On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:36 am

enjoying the benefit of coal in saving money and warm house is making wife very happy. Your hunting buddies are :mad: every time oil truck pulls up to their houses. Another huge benefit for me is shop now has heat :D
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

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PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:47 am

Let's see.... you saved $350 so far..... how long before your hunting buddies are drooling over your new rifle? Heheee! You've done well & it will only get better.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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PostBy: 331camaro On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:42 am

Same here wiz a heated shop is something just a couple yrs ago i thought would never happen. i cant wait to see how it does when really gets cold. seems to only do better with the more heat calls you throw at it
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

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PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:28 am

Folks have been exposed to the heavy government line about how evil coal is all the way around.For whatever the reason,people are loosing the ability to think for themselves. I think the government is very happy about that plus their damaging message seems to be getting thru.Glad to hear you are enjoying the Keystoker.They are great boilers and well supported right here in Pa. Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

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PostBy: GoodProphets On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:30 am

Fired up after install Oct 12th.

Burned thru right around 1.75 tons. (with DHW) (should use around 12 tons for season, 15 incl summer)
Set at 68-70f

With oil set at 62-65f used close to 1500 gals last season. (Imagine what it would be like at 70 or 72f??)

One of my closest friends is a nut for alternative savings.
He thought coal was impressive but for some reason it never caught his eye enough.
He bought his house closer to 8 years ago but the heat needed to be upgraded Id say around 3 yrs ago.

Went with some type of eff heat pump or something?
He did the install himself to save a few k$$, and the thing crapped out during the winter....jeez.
He got it back running after having to supplement with space heaters etc for a good week or more.

Not sure what his electric bill is, but it has to be shocking (maybe I'll ask him)
All I know is that I am sure it is probably damn near close to my monthly average bill for coal...i.e $400-500/month +/- (cold 6 months)

Only issue now is,
his house sq ft is 1000, mine is 4000

:mad:

And right now with the economy, he is not in the position to even think about upgrading
(prob be too ashamed to have to upgrade after he spent tons on the new heat/AC pump....I know I would)
GoodProphets
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces

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