January 2013 Coal Consumption

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:58 am

macdabs wrote:Dennis,
Do you burn much wood in your unit WOC multi fuel 55? And if so how long will a wood fire last ? I would love if AHS would make the multi fuel burners have a coal hopper like the coal gun has.

Mac
never burned wood in it.
Member "Phil May" had a wc-70 and believe burned mostly wood,maybe he will chime in
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: mdrelyea On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:30 pm

985 lbs total for the month heating about 1500 sqft ranch + about 500 sqft unfinished basement area. Tstat set at 69.

Blue line is the outdoor temp. You can see that as it goes down my coal usage (red bars) goes up.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Auger
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice/Nut

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:35 pm

Heres mine for the last 3 months, its interesting to see the demand increase as it gets colder 8-)
I based my heated degrees on 65 degrees..


-----------Total pounds-------------Pounds/day---------------Pounds per heated degree
Nov------------1169----------------------39------------------------------1.366
Dec------------1260----------------------42------------------------------1.389
Jan------------1638----------------------52-------------------------------1.426
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: LiftedAWDAstro On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:00 am

Burned 2660# for the month of January. So far for the year I am at 8060# for an average of 65.5# per day.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: stoker_RI On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:13 am

OMG! Why did I look...I feel sick now! :sick: 2,880 lbs! ...uuggh
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110 Boiler

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:23 pm

stoker_RI wrote:OMG! Why did I look...I feel sick now! :sick: 2,880 lbs! ...uuggh

This will make you feel better. Propane at $3.29 per gallon woulda cost over $1200 :shock:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:01 pm

OMG I wish I could be that accurate. About 2.5T give or take and I am dancing through the streets. My HO bill would have been insane. :) :)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: stoker_RI On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:54 pm

coalnewbie wrote:OMG I wish I could be that accurate. About 2.5T give or take and I am dancing through the streets. My HO bill would have been insane. :) :)


I know...I know...I'm just jealous of you guys out there buying coal so much cheaper! ... lol... ;)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: catpowrd On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:27 pm

Lightning wrote:
stoker_RI wrote:OMG! Why did I look...I feel sick now! :sick: 2,880 lbs! ...uuggh

This will make you feel better. Propane at $3.29 per gallon woulda cost over $1200 :shock:


Are you kidding Propane costs $3.29 per gallon there? I just checked and it is $1.24 per gal here in WI and I paid $.79 on a 1100 gal fill last summer. I bought as much as I could since I though 79 cents was a good deal. I burn 125lbs of coal per day if it's in the mid 20s or up to 300lbs if it is like 10 below zero.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Royall
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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:33 pm

At that price for propane there is hardly a need to burn coal. By my figuring 10.5 lbs. of anthracite at 65% efficiency = 1 gallon of propane at 94% efficiency.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: stoker_RI On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:12 pm

I have propane heating for my shop...I get the "heating rate" for that at 2.29/gal...but the same company charges like.$3.50 for my home appliances! Bastards!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: stoker_RI On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:17 pm

catpowrd wrote:are you kidding Propane costs $3.29 per gallon there? I just checked and it is $1.24 per gal here in WI and I paid $.79 on a 1100 gal fill last summer. I bought as much as I could since I though 79 cents was a good deal. I burn 125lbs of coal per day if it's in the mid 20s or up to 300lbs if it is like 10 below zero.


Come out to live in New England for a while...and you will notice you have lost weight! As long as you weigh yourself with your forever depleting wallet in your pocket! :mad:
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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:07 pm

catpowrd wrote:Are you kidding Propane costs $3.29 per gallon there?

Thats probably a conservative figure aound here :shock:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:32 am

catpowrd wrote:
Lightning wrote:
stoker_RI wrote:OMG! Why did I look...I feel sick now! :sick: 2,880 lbs! ...uuggh

This will make you feel better. Propane at $3.29 per gallon woulda cost over $1200 :shock:


Are you kidding Propane costs $3.29 per gallon there? I just checked and it is $1.24 per gal here in WI and I paid $.79 on a 1100 gal fill last summer. I bought as much as I could since I though 79 cents was a good deal. I burn 125lbs of coal per day if it's in the mid 20s or up to 300lbs if it is like 10 below zero.


Propane is usually MUCH cheaper in the midwest than in the Northeast. I have heard that residential heating in the midwest is just a sideline for the propane companies compared to the grain drying operations.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:49 am

$2.38/gal. is the current average residential price for propane in Ohio. $1.099/gal. is the average wholesale price in Ohio. Quite a mark-up!

http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_wfr_dcus_soh_w.htm

PS: You can find heating oil and propane price data for all States at this link.
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