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

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

100%
93
70%
90%
30
23%
80%
6
5%
70%
2
2%
60%
0
No votes
50%
0
No votes
less than 50%
1
1%
 
Total votes : 132

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

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:45 am

I'd say I'm about 80%

I do still burn some wood, both in the stove and fireplace. Fall and spring, I often only need a little kick now and then on a cold evening. Easy and cheaper to burn some wood. I'll also let the heat pump run a bit then.

It makes more sense during these times, I would be wasting coal just to get it to idle. Plus I like the smell of a wood fire in the fall! And other than my labor, wood is free.
oros35
 
Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: #215 Hub Heater

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

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:58 am

Currently heating the house with an econo1 from LL. DHW comes from the oil boiler which has the temp dialed WAY down till we need it. Currently installing a Bucket a Day coal hot water heater. I'll post pics when it's done then I will be 100% coal. A stoker to heat the house and the Bucket a Day to heat the water. Workin on it!!
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

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

PostBy: lgilkes On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:25 am

100%
lgilkes
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker


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

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:57 am

not enough :mad:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

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

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:39 pm

It's been a transition for me since the coal went on line in 2008. The first two summers I heated DHW with oil. Then I ran the coal all summer, then a combination. This last year I bought a hybrid electric water heater so no more oil, hopefully forever, but oil is close to ready if there's an emergency.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:40 pm

Just finished installing a bucket a day coal fired water heater. I am now 100% coal!!! :D
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

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

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:30 pm

blrman07 wrote:Just finished installing a bucket a day coal fired water heater. I am now 100% coal!!! :D


Hey, start a thread detailing the installation, operation and performance :D ... I'd love to see it!!! 8-)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix