January 2013 Coal Consumption

January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:30 pm

I just topped off and totaled 1,705 lbs. of coal (anthracite pea) burned for the month of January. The past couple of warm days brought the consumption down a wee bit from the 1750 lbs. that I had previously projected. The cold weather is back big time now though.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:29 pm

I did a SMITTY and counted the bags 34 to be exact of pennsylvania's finest 1360 lbs. That is 221.00 dollars approx. 58 gallons of oil that would of lasted the first 10 days of the month.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:45 pm

I should add that I calculated 1,168 Heating Degree Days here for the month of January. I believe the long term average here for January is closer to 1,300, so this January was measurably colder than January of 2012, but we're still above average in overall warmth here in this part of Ohio.

1,705/1,168 = 1.46 lbs. of coal burned per HDD for January
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

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Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: plumber On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:56 pm

I don't even want to look! I'm over a ton!!
plumber
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: Pa papa On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:18 am

Interesting there, Larry.
I recorded 1176 heating degree days for January and burned 1735 lbs.
Pa papa
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS-130
Coal Size/Type: Pea; anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler; LP insert

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:19 am

Been burning since Oct 6th with my keystoker and cape cod house at 73 degrees.

5350 Lb's of rice to date
1 Ton alone in January.
4 tons left in bin.
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: muskymike3 On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:04 am

I burnt about a 1/2 ton in my Keystoker stove heating a 3 br ranch. she ran pretty hard for the month. averaged 3 buckets of a coal a day versus the normal one.

I did clean the blower fan squirrel cage last weekend and that made a major improvement in the amount of heat she threw out. Like anything else if things are not working as designed money just goes right up the chimney.

helpful hint- clean the stove before your loved on vacuums the whole house.
muskymike3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:39 pm

Sorry Larry, but I quit tracking it month to month. I have burned 4.4 tons since October first.

The old timers always considered ground hog day the halfway mark, so if that holds true I will have about one 5 gallon pail of coal left by April 1st. :cry:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:11 pm

Pa papa wrote:Interesting there, Larry.
I recorded 1176 heating degree days for January and burned 1735 lbs.


Amazingly close. Our heat loads must be very similar.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:14 pm

Rob R. wrote:The old timers always considered ground hog day the halfway mark, so if that holds true I will have about one 5 gallon pail of coal left by April 1st. :cry:


Now that's what I call planning!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:58 pm

lsayre wrote:
Rob R. wrote:The old timers always considered ground hog day the halfway mark, so if that holds true I will have about one 5 gallon pail of coal left by April 1st. :cry:


Now that's what I call planning!


Not when I was planning to have enough left to burn through the summer. I guess I will have to start looking for an extra ton or two.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: macdabs On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:15 am

I burned two ton this month. With all the ice and snow the ash has been handy to get up the hill . I woulld say two ton has produced me two 55 gallon drums of ash for the drive.

Mac
macdabs
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Other Heating: Pellet,oil
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: Dennis On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:48 am

1605 lbs. for january
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: hcarlow On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:39 am

I burned 1760 lbs. for Jan.
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: January 2013 Coal Consumption

PostBy: macdabs On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:58 am

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
macdabs
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Other Heating: Pellet,oil
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

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