Coal usage

Re: Coal usage

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:04 pm

[quote="dcrane"]I burned at least 600 gallons of oil last season with thermostat at 68, im now looking at temps at 70-72 and think im going to be at about 2 tons for this year (plus 100 gallons of oil)

Lets say I pay $350 per ton coal, I pay 3.85 per gallon oil... Larry... throw that together for me please :cry:[/quote]

$1085.00 did it my head, class of '78 pre-computer :lol:
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Coal usage

PostBy: RS7 On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:47 pm

I wanted to follow up with all the replies I received on my question. I have cleaned out grates below combustion chamber and installed a t'stat and I have reduced my coal usage by about 15-20%. I also am keeping house at 73-74%. (Wife is still happy even if it's not 76...haha). Not sure why I didn't do this sooner. Thanks for the insight and comments.

Once you heat with coal, there is no other option!
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska model 140
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil backup