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: 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

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

PostBy: lgilkes On: Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:50 am

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

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

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:56 am

50% wood
45% coal
5% 2 x little unvented NG space heaters in kitchen and basement
smokeyCityTeacher
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
Stove/Furnace Make: Englander, Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-NC, 30-95

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

PostBy: DennisH On: Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:17 am

I would say 60% coal, 20% wood, and 20% propane. I usually have a 500gal propane buy-in to guarantee the annual price. Plus, in the spring and fall my bride won't let me use wood or coal on cool but not cold days, because the wood/coal furnace cranks out so much heat. So, for those "shoulder" times, we use propane, as well as for dryer, hot water, and stove. By the end of October, however, when it starts getting really cold, coal and wood are the order of the day. I burn wood for about 8 hours after burning coal for a couple of days, so that I can get rid of the coal ash more easily during shakedowns, and to use up any unburned coal pieces.
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

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

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:36 am

100% heat and hot water for 45 years :up:


Some people are natural leaders of men. Way to go. :jawdrop:
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: oliver power On: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:13 am

14 years at 100% in this house with HITZER 50-93, and now KEYSTOKER Kaa-2. 1 year at 100% in other house with pre-vigilant II, Vermont castings stove. Shop heated with HITZER 30-95. I'm talking heating the home. Hot water is electric.
oliver power
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

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

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:40 am

100% since Oct. 10,2014 -heat & hot water + we added the Crane 404 in our living room Nov. 1,2014 ,now we are heating with coal @ 120% :lol: Prior to coal we did 100% HEAT & hot water with an OWB (wood) from Sept.2006 to Oct. 2014,b4 that we did !00% heat with wood stoves from Feb.1999 to 2006. Black rocks are way better than wood chunks except for the exhaust smell. :)
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

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

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:04 am

100% coal in house, hotblast 1357 furnace heating 2000 sq ft 72. 100 %coal in garage, coral Andes baseburner keeping it 63-65
hotblast1357
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: hot blast 1357M
Baseburners & Antiques: coral andes 213 baseburner
Coal Size/Type: anthracite stove/nut/pea
Other Heating: oil furnace

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

PostBy: artbaldoni On: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:23 am

90%+ Only use oil when out of town or unable to get home in time to keep the fire burning. 300gal of oil since 2010. I must say I just started running coal in my OWB :sick: last year. Prior to that my heating was 90%+ wood burning.
artbaldoni
 
Other Heating: OWB
Stove/Furnace Make: Nature's Comfort
Stove/Furnace Model: NCB-175