What's your temp?

What's your temp?

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:07 am

Some people don't think coal is the 'in' way to heat. I beg to differ. The fancy heat pumps aren't very good below 30F and I think they actually start crying in this 0F and below weather.

So let's do something interesting with this cold snap:

Fellow coal combusters, What is your outside temperature and What is your inside temperature?

11:00pm in woods of Western PA
Outside: -5F on the thermometer
Inside: +74F
Windchill according to news sources (how do you measure this?) about -25F

Let the smoke fly!
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: old Sears rebuilt, bituminous- offline as of winter 2014
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Buckwheat
Other Heating: Oil Boiler

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:15 am

Outside 17 and dropping. Inside 75 in basement upper 60's upstairs, hell my garage is 61 :lol:
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: strat0 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:35 am

Here in Volant, Pa. It is -10 outside... inside a toasty 72. =]
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S. Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: D.S. Machine #4 Basement

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Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: Ndcoal On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:02 am

Fargo, nd outside -20F, inside 70F
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Shelter 2626

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: tcalo On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:24 am

Long Island NY
Currently 21F and dropping
Cozy 75F inside
Stove temp 400F
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: oliver power On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:26 am

Outside = -5 and wind howling. Inside = 73 through out. Thermostat set points = 74. Boiler temp = 180. EDIT: Here's an 8:00AM Update. Outside = -8 and wind gusting at times. Inside = 73 through out. Same thermostat set point. Boiler temp = 175. All three heat zones have been continuously circulating all night. So there you have it; The Kaa-2 is near, or at it's limit. Although still maintaining 73* inside, when outside temp dropped from -5* to -8*, boiler temp dropped 5*. Like I said, the Kaa-2 is running flat out. All three zones are circulating. I still know I can increase the stoker feed at least one turn. If I remember correctly, any more than one turn, hot coals would be getting pushed off the grate.
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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: What's your temp?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:45 am

:D 76* inside, 6* outside with -14 wind chill :D
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:15 am

Why here @ Ice Station Zebra it's a Balmy -14* and where the Coffee Pot & LapTop reside it's a Tropical 70*. I can't wait to go to work !! :punk:.....Edit Update @0500hrs-Just was informed that we broke a 130 year old record this a.m. I'm not surprised.... bop2
Hambden Bob
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:16 am

Cooled off a little in my house.......66 inside, -15 outside.........windchill -42
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace that hasn't been fired in 14 years

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: DennisH On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:37 am

Wind chill outside right now here in 'da U.P. eh? is -45degF! Inside our 2500sqft ranch the temp is 72 in the great room, and 68 farther away down the hallway where the bedrooms are located. Coal rules! Heat pumps and pellets can't compare in these temperatures.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:45 am

Girardville Pa.

outside -4.9
wind 17 mph
wind chill -23

inside living room at 68
stove at about 90% burning Keystone Anthracite

Even if by some freaky thing we lose power we have a Bucket a Day in the basement piped into the disconnected oil boiler sending hot water to the bathroom radiator on the second floor. It's keeping the upstairs bedrooms at about 63-64.

Burning black rocks and loving it.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
Stoker Coal Boiler: C&D to be installed in son's house
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: 1905 March Brownback Double Heater at 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: What's your temp?

PostBy: KingCoal On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:48 am

me bad, i forgot to turn up the stove a half a notch last night :oops:

it's -31 F outside and i lost another 6* inside it's 60* right now, but i took care of that at 5:30 and am starting to rise some now.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:50 am

House 74*-- outside -5*--wind chill minus 35 with snowin & blowin--that's chilly even on the hill :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:43 am

We're only minus 4.

When I came down it was 67 in the kitchen with the range damped down for the night.

Wind's making it minus 20 coming from the S.S.W. That's over Fred's way. I'm sure it would be colder here if it weren't for all the heat from Fred's stove upwind of us ! Thanks Fred, ! :D

Weather like this it's sure nice to have a coal stove. And, it's even nicer to have people upwind with bigger coal stoves ! :D :D :D

Sunny Boy
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: What's your temp?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:46 am

15*F outside and 74*F indoors...nice to see yah FF.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Tractor supply Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

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