kalex13634 wrote:I just spent $3.399 for 155 gallons of fuel oil, for 30 days which is about $17/day.
I'll use approx 1400 gallons a year. Probably a lot more now that my in-laws are living with us and the house is 68 degrees 18 hrs a day.
So now I'm looking for a coal boiler to plumb into my existing hot water base board boiler.
I'm heating 2600 sq ft 1 & 3/4 stories old farm house
Also using an ss w/w heat exchanger to heat our spa and have an amtriol boiler mate DHWM I did R30 in the ceilings new thermo pane windows all around
walls are only 4" fiberglass.
So questions are?
Good boiler, w/ decent customer support, at a fair price (I believe in the "you get what you pay for" thought)
Coal- bag vs. bulk & suppliers in Northern NY, at three+ a gallon for gas it certainly could eat up any savings traveling to pick it up.
Did I miss anything?
Axeman-Anderson 130m or 260m but you'll have to wait. They build to order: 3-5 months.
130m=130,000+ BTU/h 260m=260,000+ BTU/h
auger feed from bulk coal bin
very little handling or tinkering
fully automatic except ash removal
costs to install are about the same as other "alternate heat" boilers