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: mkline On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:42 pm

100% with two handfireds toothy .I use the oil boiler to heat water.I just heat up the water then shut it down until needed again.

Mike
mkline
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak x 2...Old and New
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove/Anthracite

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

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:33 pm

Fourth year of 100% hand fired coal heating, hot water is electric.

This year has been the easiest by far.
Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

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

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:30 am

90% cuz still use electric DHW, and pellet insert in kitchen. Will be 100% after boiler gets installed.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


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

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:32 am

I'm 90% coal, 10% heatpump spring and fall only but if I can get my chimney to draft better in the warmer weather then it will be 100% coal,the heat is just better!. Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

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

PostBy: Ctyankee On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:34 pm

got 1900 sq ft split level built in 1970's to heat and the fireplace insert takes care of it all. Just needed a few small fans to move the air around and a vent up to the second floor. temp range for the rooms stay between 65-75 in the house. 40-50lb a day usage with outside temps in the 20's
Ctyankee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503 insert
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

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

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:49 pm

I have had 2 out fires in 3 months and the hw heater is an oiler. I am closer too 100% but I picked 90%. The wife will use the furnace if the stove is on the down slope when I am at work, I get 12 hr burns, but Im away 12 -13 hrs. she had back surgery a few yrs. ago so tending of the hand fed is out of her realm. The pay back is great, and when I load the stove I can't help but think of the american's that are working because of it, now if only my local oil co.(small town up here) would sell coal they would have 100% of my business instead of 10%!
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: Poll: What percentage of your homes heating is from coal?

PostBy: Greyhound On: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:10 am

I burn 100% Mid October to Mid March, except for a couple of weeks around Christmas, when we tend to head south. Heat pump the rest of the year. HW is by Oil. Hope to move closer to coal country in a year or so, and want to go boiler, if possible and 100% is the goal. I answered 80%.

Rick
Greyhound
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 105
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Lenox Oil HA, Heat Pump

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

PostBy: tikigeorge On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:39 pm

I use oil for hot water only in the summer,a break for ash removal. The rest of the year coal for heat and hot water.
tikigeorge
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

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

PostBy: johnniecuse On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:44 pm

100% heat & DHW for two years and loving every minute! The 500 gallon oil tank is empty.
johnniecuse
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line 110K Boiler
Coal Size/Type: Rice

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

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:55 pm

I've been working out of town for a couple weeks and just saw this post. 100% since October 19th, 1972.

The FIRST Arab Oil Embargo finished it for me. Yes I have oil boilers as a backup in each location, however they are not turned on, and are tested once a month.

Like Federal Express....when it absolutely, positively has to work every night, I do have a back-up. 4500 sq ft at home, other locations, more sq footage, bigger boilers.

Has one of my Coal Boilers ever failed? Not yet! I do keep belts, blowers, motors, gear boxes, chains and whatever I need on the shelf, because unlike today's "Just Right Timing", I believe in Murphy's Law and that does not work for me.

:idea: :!: :stretcher: :alone: :bang:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

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

PostBy: Demented On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:21 pm

With the exception of a week at Christmas, 100% for the last three years from November to early April with my Harman insert. I've had less than 100 gallons of oil in the tank for three years now. Gotta love seeing the thermometer staying at 74°! :D Especially when I hear the neighbors gripping that they have to buy three or four tanks of oil a year just to keep their houses at 65°.
Demented
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

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

PostBy: LiftedAWDAstro On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:18 am

I voted 100% but it really is about 99%. I do use oil for early fall and late spring just to take the dampness out or chill off. Last oil I bought was August 2008 and most of it is still in the tank. Been sitting at 1/2 tanks for 3 years now!
LiftedAWDAstro
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

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

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:47 am

Whistlenut,

Boy you sure hold a grudge for a long time, good for you !!! I agree , when enoughs' enough , its over! :rockon:

Waldo

By the way, that little guy Murphy---- He lives in my attic
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

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

PostBy: gaw On: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:59 am

whistlenut wrote:Has one of my Coal Boilers ever failed? Not yet! I do keep belts, blowers, motors, gear boxes, chains and whatever I need on the shelf, because unlike today's "Just Right Timing", I believe in Murphy's Law and that does not work for me.

Come on now, you have to work without a net. It will teach you to be more careful. I have the Keystoker KA-6 in the house for heat. Period. A couple of weeks ago I go to work on a Sunday after being home for three days and guess what, Sunday night the main motor decides to take a crap. :mad:

Oh well, the local plumber has to eat too.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

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

PostBy: tikigeorge On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:51 pm

I heat my domestic hot water in the summer with oil. From September to May I use coal boiler for both, domestic and hydronic hot water :D .
tikigeorge
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6