Coal royalty!!

Coal royalty!!

PostBy: Ndcoal On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:16 pm

The members of my house are just working class people, but since installing the coal furnace 2.5 months ago, we're living like kings! In the past we always heated with oil, propane, electric, and we followed Jimmy Carter's advice and put on thick socks and sweaters while turning down the thermostat to save energy. With coal there's no need! If I feel like it I take my socks off and turn UP the thermostat. With coal I can afford it!! This is what it feels like to be coal rich, and it feels verrrrry warm and cozy.

They say a fairly good investment pays off in 10 years. The $1300 I spent for the furnace and ductwork install is already recovered in fuel oil costs after a few months! That's a no brainer investment, and from here on out its allllll gravy :D

And I'm conserving oil for other domestic uses and not sending money to the middle east...Jimmy Carter should approve, even if he's unhappy that I took my sweater off :lol:
Ndcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Shelter 2626

Re: Coal royalty!!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:37 pm

Mr. Rodgers liked Sweaters,too. Look where that Poor Guy's at right now ! :lol: If you get crazy,then put on the N.D. Union Suit just to keep from letting the Townies know just how Good You've Got It ! Glad to hear this has worked out quite well for you. We're not Liars......
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

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PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:39 pm

I figure we will have our coal boiler paid for in savings over electricity in 4.5 to 5 years. That includes the boiler, and all of the associated installation charges, new copper plumbing, new zone valves, new circulator, zone control module, etc.... We're in the 3rd year presently. And we are up to 7 degrees warmer in the winter as a major side benefit.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

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Re: Coal royalty!!

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:11 pm

I know right! This year we had a nice Christmas. If we need something we can buy it without breaking the bank. Even managed to save some money for an emergency fund. And to ice the cake, we're warmer than ever before!!! I love coal!!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Coal royalty!!

PostBy: warminmn On: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:18 pm

If I lived closer to your lignite I'd be burning her hot too! Yes, we all live like royalty in the winter. Aint it great!
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

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PostBy: stovepipemike On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:14 am

Plus, don't forget the free fun element of tending the flames. Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

Re: Coal royalty!!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:18 am

Ain't it great when a plan works out better than expected?!?!?!

By the way, you definitely gave away your age group with the Jimmy Carter reference!! :lol:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coal royalty!!

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:24 am

There is a down side to all this wonderful, affordable warmth. I used to keep my house at a balmy 62° now we are at 70°. I was more acclimated to being outside in the cold, now I hate it. It almost takes an act of Congress to get me to leave the house!!! My cost savings has been phenomenal, I bought my unit used 2.5 years ago, I hit my break even point in the middle of December, from now on I am saving!!! That in itself is a warm feeling!!!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Coal royalty!!

PostBy: Ndcoal On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:10 pm

stovepipemike wrote:Plus, don't forget the free fun element of tending the flames. Mike


Absolutely. I find different loading techniques are necessary for 20-30F than 0 and below. Also have to anticipate temp and wind changes when doing the bedtime stove tending. Its quite enjoyable and mentally engaging, makes it a fun winter pastime!
Ndcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Shelter 2626

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PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:53 pm

Ndcoal wrote:
stovepipemike wrote:Plus, don't forget the free fun element of tending the flames. Mike


Absolutely. I find different loading techniques are necessary for 20-30F than 0 and below. Also have to anticipate temp and wind changes when doing the bedtime stove tending. Its quite enjoyable and mentally engaging, makes it a fun winter pastime!


Fussing with the stove can get down-right addicting. I find myself often looking outside and checking the weather as an excuse to see if the stove needs tending.

Luckily the girl friend understands. She just smiles, . . . instead of rapping my knuckles with a spatula everytime I reach for the lid lifter to look into the stove ! :D

Paul
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

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PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:43 pm

Waiting for an act of Congress, :lol: :lol: :P your never going to leave the house. I never kept track but I believe my furnace has to have paid for it's self by now even with my getting it going late this season. I'm just glad I started back on coal right before that real cold spell, I was on propain until then. :cry:
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

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