November Coal Consumption

November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:11 pm

I used 1169 pounds in November which works out to be about 39 pounds per day. I'm very pleased! This year I tied in a thermostat to call for heat instead of occasionally over heating the house. I suspect I'll burn a little less than last year overall. I'd like to hear about other members' coal usage for November! 8-)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:13 pm

Lightning wrote:I used 1169 pounds in November which works out to be about 39 pounds per day. I'm very pleased! This year I tied in a thermostat to call for heat instead of occasionally over heating the house. I suspect I'll burn a little less than last year overall. I'd like to hear about other members' coal usage for November! 8-)


Talk about close, I recorded 1,110 pounds of coal consumed for the month of November.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Boots On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:00 pm

I normally do not record what i use but i happened to know what day i started using my current load of coal and i know exactly how much i had. i was getting low and decided to make a coal run Saturday. I unloaded the remainder of the coal on my trailer and i had 21 buckets worth on the trailer . my coal weighs in at 36.5LB/ 5gal bucket. that left me with 2,233.5LB BURNED in 47 days time. that gives me an average of 47.5 LB per day . so i guess that would give me 1425 lb burned in november.

I am heating a 25 year old 1400 sqft single story ranch with hot water baseboard heat and domestic water with my 30 year old second hand boiler. The t- stat stays set on 76 and the full unfinnished basement stays about 73.

I' m happy! :D
Boots
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham SFB 101 (sold)

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Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Boots On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:07 pm

I guess i should mention that i do not have a stoker, i have a hand fired boiler.
Boots
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham SFB 101 (sold)

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:10 pm

I have been too busy being a dad to keep track of how much coal we've burned, but I can confirm that we've been very warm. :D
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: 331camaro On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:55 am

I noticed a huge difference when i insulated the attic in my shop. before i just had liner panel ceiling, just last weekend and put in a ft of that nasty cellulose stuff. it took forever but my shop has stayed around 65 since. guess i should have done it earlier lol. back down to a bag a day with out the radiant runnin.
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:17 am

I don't keep track. I buy it by the bucket and I use about 3/4 bucket a day. I don't weigh the buckets. I guess you could assume a bucket of rice is 25 lbs so I'm around 20 or so pounds a day. It costs me $0.088 per pound so I am burning around $1.75 a day or $52.00 a month in my little Econo1 from Leisure Line. Being as I got the old stove from a guy who was going to scrap it and I spent around $50 or so to restore it, I figure I am way way way ahead of the game.

The only measurable factor that counts is Momma is warm and happy which makes my life very nice.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:00 am

I made tracking usage simple by weighing 10 full shovels to be 70 pounds, each shovel would be 7 pounds. Then I have a calendar by the furnace that I mark down the number of shovels at each refuel. Then at the end of the month I spend 15 minutes adding things up. It helps me determine if I have enough for the winter as I go :)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:22 am

Just throwing another hand fired in here--20 days at 20 lbs= 400 lbs--10 days at 40 lbs = 400 lbs---soooo, 800 lbs for Nov.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:47 am

blrman07 wrote:I don't keep track. I buy it by the bucket and I use about 3/4 bucket a day. I don't weigh the buckets. I guess you could assume a bucket of rice is 25 lbs so I'm around 20 or so pounds a day. It costs me $0.088 per pound so I am burning around $1.75 a day or $52.00 a month in my little Econo1 from Leisure Line. Being as I got the old stove from a guy who was going to scrap it and I spent around $50 or so to restore it, I figure I am way way way ahead of the game.

The only measurable factor that counts is Momma is warm and happy which makes my life very nice.



A bucket of rice coal is more like 33-34 lbs. I don't track usage other than annually anymore. I just know i'm saving a $hit pot full over using oil. 8-)
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:50 am

I have never weighed rice, but a 5 gallon pail of buck from my current supply comes in at 38 lbs.
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: hcarlow On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:21 pm

During Nov. I used 27 bags or 1080 lb. heating about 1200 sq. ft. , dhw and a uninsulated basement which stays around 65 to 70 .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:28 pm

freetown fred wrote:Just throwing another hand fired in here--20 days at 20 lbs= 400 lbs--10 days at 40 lbs = 400 lbs---soooo, 800 lbs for Nov.



Yes Sir!! Hand feeders feel free to post :D
Mine is operated pretty much same way as a hand fed stove.
Only difference being its connected to duct work with blowers.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:04 pm

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.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: November Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:22 pm

Larry, thats awesome! I can definitely see a boiler in the future for me. I would run it year round, heating DHW and my hot tub, maybe even the swimming pool :)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

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