With a small stove running from Nov till...

With a small stove running from Nov till...

PostBy: ColdHouse On: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:56 pm

How much coal will a small stove running for the season use?
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Re: With a small stove running from Nov till...

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:03 am

Depends...
How much air you give it... ;)
But really what stove and how much house...
And how much air will you give it and how much coal you can feed it at WOT...
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Re: With a small stove running from Nov till...

PostBy: ColdHouse On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:09 am

But under ideal circumstances what would you say is the least amount of coal a stove would burn in a season?
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Re: With a small stove running from Nov till...

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:23 am

Depends how the stove is shaped...
how small is the fire box...
I have a small russo that holds 20# full...
The DS#4 can hold 200#...
The russo will hold a fire at 10# a day...
the ds wants 20#...
the stoves are warm but really no heat comes off them...
So the answer really is depends what you want the stove to do...
Heatin a normal house figure 30-60 lbs a day...
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Re: With a small stove running from Nov till...

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:58 am

ColdHouse wrote:But under ideal circumstances what would you say is the least amount of coal a stove would burn in a season?


as said... Its a question that cant really be answered, but assuming your from Conn. and we get an ideal 160 day burn season and you have a smaller, highly efficient stove, used as a supplemental heat source (which is what I believe your doing)... you cant burn less than 1 ton (If your just wondering for purposes of how much coal to buy... buy 2 ton and see how you do). most these guys here burning 6-7 ton are hardcore primary heat/hw folks (these are guys we envy!... you and I are not in that class yet ;) )

so... you cant burn less than 1 ton, you cant burn more than 6 ton... hope that helps toothy
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Re: With a small stove running from Nov till...

PostBy: Bootstrap On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:50 am

my 30-95 manages to heat about 2500 ft/sq. Yep. Under average situations, that is a stove thats too small. However I have a ranch style house 1250 ft/sq on each level. Heating from the basement. Heat blows up the stairs on one end of the house and I have a big vent in the floor on the other end so picture somewhat of a circulation thing going on. Plus my attic is loaded with insulation and the walls are insulated. Double pane windows and new doors which all have foam(door and windows mixture) insulation around them so no draftyness. I will probably go through 2.5 tons over 4 months. Figure about a bag a day because fall and spring use less than a bag a day and the dead of winter with 20 degree highs will burn slightly over 1 bag a day.
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Re: With a small stove running from Nov till...

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:59 am

At least 3 which will conveniently fit in a 4*4*8 bin if you're getting it in bulk.
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Re: With a small stove running from Nov till...

PostBy: ColdHouse On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:05 pm

The reason for the question is that I have a large house. The lower level/walkout is finished and my son lives down there. We were planning on having him move upstairs for the winter. The area down stairs is probably around 1k sq ft. I was just curious how much coal would be consumed by a small efficient burn. What is the protocol for putting a stove ontop of carpet? The previous owner had a stove down there and I think he said something about an asbestos or slate covering. The brick chimney is on the wall with place for stovepipe. I would not want to take up or ruin the nice carpeting.
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Re: With a small stove running from Nov till...

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:47 pm

ColdHouse wrote:But under ideal circumstances what would you say is the least amount of coal a stove would burn in a season?


My small Golden Bride works for 12 Hrs on a 4 pounds of nut anth, about 120* F .
In the needed conditions it's perfect.
So many things to consider to answer to your question. Just like asking to you: what do I need to take for my headache? :sick:
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Re: With a small stove running from Nov till...

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:43 pm

nortcan wrote:
ColdHouse wrote:But under ideal circumstances what would you say is the least amount of coal a stove would burn in a season?


My small Golden Bride works for 12 Hrs on a 4 pounds of nut anth, about 120* F .
In the needed conditions it's perfect.
So many things to consider to answer to your question. Just like asking to you: what do I need to take for my headache? :sick:


Please Excuse Nortcan... he just cant help himself from bragging and making any excuses possible to throw around pics like un-obtainable candy falling from the sky of his rare, work of art stove to make the rest of us sick with envy :mad3:

toothy
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