Tips to use least amount of coal

Re: Tips to use least amount of coal

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:05 pm

madesouz wrote:
Ed.A wrote:
madesouz wrote:So far, the electric space heaters seem like the most decent option.


Those things scare me, not mention the cost factor. Just make sure you Insurance is up to date. ;)



This is the Space heater I plan on using ----> http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lasko-Electric-Ceramic-1500W-Tower-Heater-with-Digital-Display-w-Remote-Control-5538/17038556

I plan on setting it to the low setting, so that it uses 750 w instead of the 1500 w, but not sure if this heat will be sufficient.



I dunno, I'm thinking the expanded Hopper thingy would be a better choice. What's a clean out of ashes compared to the alternatives?
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Tips to use least amount of coal

PostBy: TdiDave On: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:06 pm

i like the electric oil filled radiators. Lots of surface area so they dont get real hot to the touch and no exposed electric element.
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TdiDave
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line - Pocono
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Tips to use least amount of coal

PostBy: madesouz On: Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:22 pm

TdiDave wrote:i like the electric oil filled radiators. Lots of surface area so they dont get real hot to the touch and no exposed electric element.
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I used to have one of those, but they arent as efficient as the ceramic heaters I use. I used my handy dandy kill-a-watt to device this. Electricity is more expensive in my part of Upstate NY than where you live. Heck, these are times when I regret moving up North.

I ended up having someone we know check on the house, and re-fill the coal stove. Thanks for all your help, everyone! :)
madesouz
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Allegheny