November Coal Consumption

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Boots On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:17 pm

lsayre wrote:Since I fired back up immediately after our clean out on September 29th, perhaps I might be permitted to sneak my full month of October usage into this November thread. I burned 752 lbs. in October.

Our boiler provides for 100% of both our homes heating and its DHW.



that is amazing. how many sqft are you heating? where do you keep your thermostst set?
Boots
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham SFB 101 (sold)

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:24 pm

Boots wrote:
lsayre wrote:Since I fired back up immediately after our clean out on September 29th, perhaps I might be permitted to sneak my full month of October usage into this November thread. I burned 752 lbs. in October.

Our boiler provides for 100% of both our homes heating and its DHW.



that is amazing. how many sqft are you heating? where do you keep your thermostst set?


1,680 square feet upstairs, and 840 square feet downstairs in our walk out finished basement/family_room. All of that is kept at 68 degrees (I would go higher, but my wife wants it colder, so we compromised). Plus the garage (the other 840 square feet downstairs) is maintained at 46 degrees. The boiler room is a small walled in area cordoned off downstairs between the garage and the family room.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: mdrelyea On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:32 pm

I went through 904.5 lbs from Oct 29 through the end of Nov. Heating 1500 ft^2 upstairs plus about 500 ft^2 downstairs. Thermostat is set for 69* and holds real steady (±0.5* when the heat is on)
mdrelyea
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Auger
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice/Nut

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Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Wiz On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:31 pm

More then I wanted to :( Since firing up in Sept until now approx 2-3 ton. I'm going to say learning the boiler was a reason why it's high.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:56 pm

Wiz wrote:More then I wanted to :( Since firing up in Sept until now approx 2-3 ton. I'm going to say learning the boiler was a reason why it's high.


Yeah wow, that seems like a lot Wiz! :o You heating a big house? or several houses :lol:

Joking aside, I wonder if your not getting very good efficiency some how :(

I thought your coal vac is outstanding by the way!!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Wiz On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:34 pm

Yeah wow, that seems like a lot Wiz! You heating a big house? or several houses

House is well insulated with new windows and doors. 3000 sq ft home.

Joking aside, I wonder if your not getting very good efficiency some how
I've believe some was error on my part, running stove harder then needed in beginning. Now I'm burning less with high 150 low 130. Doesn't help wife had heat up to 75 for last month

I thought your coal vac is outstanding by the way!!
Thanks... I'm very happy with it. I've got $30.00 invested in it, allot cheaper then the auger I was going to get.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:38 pm

Big house and 75 degrees, yeah I see that would take a lot of energy! Good thing its coal and not propane :cheers:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Wiz On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:41 pm

Big house and 75 degrees, yeah I see that would take a lot of energy! Good thing its coal and not propane
I'm glad it's not oil or wife would be wearing sweater and sweat pants to bed. :P
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:53 pm

I have no idea.

I know I have bought 1120 pounds this year, but I still have 300 pounds sitting in my chest next to the stove waiting to be consumed. Even then, that number is from the beginning of the year and not just November. The third final aspect is that I burn wood now and then too, so it really is hard to tell.

Every year I wonder, how many cords of wood does it take to heat my house? Last year I used a propane/wood combination, but this year it is even worse because it is a coal, wood and now that I turned my propane boiler on; a wood, coal and propane combination.

But when people ask how I heat my house, I like to surprise them by saying coal. They look at me funny and then I tell them all about coal in an effort to make converts of them.
NoSmoke
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:38 pm

I don't have an exact daily or monthly usage calculation yet, but it's clear that I am burning twice the coal this year versus last year. I am burning about 1 ton of coal per month and last year I burned about 2 tons for the whole year. So, my house IS warmer than last year using the Hitzer but the Leisure Line stoker used much less coal.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75. (sold)
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:44 pm

Do you have green grass around the foundation? 8-)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:04 pm

I found myself with a few spare minutes and a cold beer in my hand...a quick bag count revealed that I have burned about 4300 lbs since October 1st...not sure how much of that was in November.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:28 pm

Rob R. wrote:I found myself with a few spare minutes and a cold beer in my hand...a quick bag count revealed that I have burned about 4300 lbs since October 1st...not sure how much of that was in November.


:notworthy: wow, thats eating some coal!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Wiz On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:35 pm

I found myself with a few spare minutes and a cold beer in my hand...a quick bag count revealed that I have burned about 4300 lbs since October 1st...not sure how much of that was in November.
What size home you heating and temp set at? I'm sure it's colder up your way but boy I'm feeling good about my usage ;)
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:21 pm

Wiz wrote:What size home you heating and temp set at?


It's not very big, but it's VERY warm.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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