November Coal Consumption

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Wiz On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:27 pm

Sometimes I wonder why ask why :hammer:
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 8:39 pm

Wiz wrote:Sometimes I wonder why ask why :hammer:


I couldn't help myself.

Pictures of the house are in this thread. Anticipated coal consumption vs. Temp. & Degree Days

Original house is ~900 sq ft per level, addition is about 400 sq ft with a separate basement on its own zone. Old basement is 75-80 most of the time, rest of the house is 71-73 depending on the zone.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:53 pm

ok, did some quik figuring. in the neighborhood of about 1200 pounds or so. 2 story, 1700 sf, no basement, literally no basement, house is on columns, with a plywood skirting around it.Downstairs floor is insulated underneath. Really would like to digout underneath and put a foundatiion in, full on one half, 5 foot or so on other end. That way can move boiler under house use residual radiant to heat from underneath.
Keep T stat set at 70* 24/7
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

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Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:14 pm

Rob R. wrote:It's not very big, but it's VERY warm.
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If you ran 4300 pounds of coal thru that in two months, there wouldn't be any snow within a square mile of you :lol:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lee1 On: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:28 am

I have burned about 1000 lbs of rice for November. I am heating a 1100 sq ft ranch, plus about 750 sq ft in basement where alaska stoker is placed. Basement about 75 to 80 degrees, living room upstairs at 68 to 70 degrees.
Lee1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:15 pm

Lee1 wrote:I have burned about 1000 lbs of rice for November. I am heating a 1100 sq ft ranch, plus about 750 sq ft in basement where alaska stoker is placed. Basement about 75 to 80 degrees, living room upstairs at 68 to 70 degrees.

Very good! :) I'd dare say yer heating cheaply partner :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: LiftedAWDAstro On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:35 pm

As of last night I have gone through 3200# exactly. That is burning non-stop since October 11th. November I burned 1600#. Wife is laid off so daytime temps are kept at 70 - 72 and night time is 68. So glad I switched to coal when I did...wish I had done it sooner though!
LiftedAWDAstro
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: dkononczuk On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:41 pm

November 1 - 30 1240LB. VF3000, thermostat set at 71, two floors 1000sq ft each, basement stays at about 67.
I use 5 gal. bucket and filled with rice is 40lb.

Dan
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman VF3000

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