Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

Roughly what percentage of your homes heating is done via coal?

100%
114
72%
90%
33
21%
80%
6
4%
70%
3
2%
60%
0
No votes
50%
0
No votes
less than 50%
2
1%
 
Total votes : 158

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:51 am

MATTHEW D. wrote:100% heat and hot water for 45 years :up:


Amazing! :notworthy:
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:07 am

The Vigilant II 2310 puts out ~90% of the heat for our 3,100 sq ft we heat. It's not up to the other ~6% when the temperatures fall to 25 and lower. Then the oil furnace carries the extra load to kep the house evenly comfy. That other 4%? That's the shoulder months when the house is too hot during the day to keep the coal fire going 24-7. For the few hours we need heat in those periods, flicking the furnace on for a few minutes gets the heat out quicker than the hand fed can. Now, when I finally get the Koker installed the equation will change 8-)
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:19 am

Since firing up the boiler in Sept 2012 it's 100%. Going to burn coal 24-7. Will fire up oil boiler every so often to make sure it's good never know when you might need to repair coal boiler.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(


Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:41 am

Mine is *almost* 100%..... When I'm getting a shower, I run the electric NuTone heater that's built into the bathroom ceiling. I like it to be 80°+ when I step out of the shower lol.
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:50 am

My heating THE HOUSE is 100% 2200 sq--With my handfired I do not heat my water--my elec bill monthly, w/ HWH--averages out to approx. $39.00 per. I can live with that :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:54 am

LDPosse wrote:Mine is *almost* 100%..... When I'm getting a shower, I run the electric NuTone heater that's built into the bathroom ceiling. I like it to be 80°+ when I step out of the shower lol.


I'd chalk that up as 100% coal heating.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:05 pm

I'd say 100% but technically that's not true ....

When I reload the stove, that's usually when the oil burner kicks on intermittently over the course of a few hours, until the fire is hot enough to send enough heat into the boiler via the coils. Also if there's a call for heat and a simultaneous call for DHW, the boiler temp drops fast enough to kick the burner on as well.

Ran out of oil on Friday, so now it's a true 100%. I'm realizing now that I should've just shut the burner off as soon as the stove was lit, & left power to the aquastat & circs. We've still got plenty of hot water, and the TV room zone maintains temp, except for a while after a reload - all just at what LOOKS like too low of a boiler temp. The circs just run longer.

Looks like I've been wasting oil just to maintain a higher boiler temp. Live and learn. :doh:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:08 pm

to bad they didnt have a 95% catagory thats where i fall...live deep in the woods have 30 plus acres to scrounge wood, down dead wood,so during the fall and spring i'll make use of the free stuff when i only need a morning/evening burn...mostly burn locust thats just about like coal heat wise....
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: EasyRay On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:43 pm

Its 100 percent for heat for about the last 37 years but I have an electric hot water heater and dryer. The house is all electric and my electric bill was $98.00 last month. The only reason I keep the electric hot water heater is they are cheap and easy to change out and I don't have any natural gas lines on my street. I've been here since 1972.
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:10 pm

I'm probalby only 90% with hot water.
I seem to leave town for about three weeks each winter and my propane wall furnaces keep me from freezing up.
For that 10% of my heat it is about 30% of my heating expense.
I need a coal burning buddy in town to tend my boiler.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:28 pm

100% coal, DHW is electric and costs so little why do more. Performance horse washing which is a lot of water and only done in the summer is solar (April -Oct) and works so well I'm thinking of extending it to DHW this year.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: jpd989 On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:25 pm

Oil free since February 2007.
jpd989
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Machine Basement Stove #3
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat and Chestnut
Stove/Furnace Model: LL110k Boiler

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:55 pm

I am sort of newcomer, third season w/ coal...second season w/ a boiler. Love the heat and even more love the endless hot water.

My winter time cold water supply if very low temp. it takes a lot of energy to raise to usable temp. the Axeman does it w/ ease. :dancing:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:10 pm

I voted 90% since I use a wood pellet insert and a little electric space heater in the transition months on each side of winter. In October and then again in May, mainly on the cool nights :) I also will admit that during that last cold spell when it didn't get above 15 degrees around here for about 6 days, I did run the wood pellet stove to help. Only because I didn't want to push the Clayton so hard. I Also didn't seal up the windows as good as I usually do this year. I use the shrink plastic window kits with the double sided tape. I think they make a HUGE difference...

I'm also heating my DHW via a thermo siphon set up and keeping my hot tub warm, both with the coal furnace 8-)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:36 pm

lsayre wrote:Lets keep this poll to those who burn coal for residential home heating only please . What percentage of your homes annual heating is typically accomplished via burning coal?

I'm at 100% for the past 2 seasons.



Going on 4 seasons almost always coal heated .... I think I activated my boiler once a year, just to make sure it still works !
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503