Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:31 am

If I extended my house to 13,000 Sq-Ft, I'd be looking at burning about 25 tons a year.


Yes, but to what standard? Some is pole and beam barn that is only heated to 60* and starts late and finishes early in the season. The second AnthraKing is only during really bitchy weather. No two installs are the same but the 4x multiplier over heating oil costs seems a given AND I'm a LOT warmer I'm sure of that. :D :D
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:33 am

coalnewbie wrote:
If I extended my house to 13,000 Sq-Ft, I'd be looking at burning about 25 tons a year.


Yes, but to what standard?


70 degrees corner to corner for all rooms on all floors, including the basement.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: kstills On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:19 pm

Ran some new calculations based on proposed temps for the rest of January, we're on pace to have over 300 more HDD then last year. And with more wind, I'm really burning through the coal.

Bad news is, we have ~8 inches of snow on the ground with some more on the way, and my coal guy is not sure he'll be able to deliver until it's gone.

Hopefully, that ton of coal lasts till this cold snap is over....
kstills
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line


Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:41 pm

13,000 sq ft?? That's a.....warehouse, not a house. :lol:

We've used just shy of a ton since Jan 1 here but that's keeping the house around 72° and the garage around 50-55°F plus hot water. These cold nights really add up though, to the tune of about 150# daily.

Luckily we still have 6 more large bags sitting in the driveway just waiting for it to warm up enough that the backhoe will be happy to start ;) Saturday is looking pretty good according to the forecast. Maybe even get some riding in before the cool sets in again.
cabinover
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:37 pm

"She can't take much more of this, Captain... she's breaking up"
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:48 pm

Just putting this out there, pretty cool site.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/index.html
grumpy
 

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:02 pm

My coal consumption has only increased by a small amount. I believe that it is times like this that the big stove philosophy pays off. My stoves under normal conditions run at little more than idle temperatures. 300-450 degrees. To combat the below zero temperatures, I have been running them at 500-550 or so. I have been burning about 20-30 pounds more coal a day in the Glenwood to maintain the same level of comfort in the house. The Crawford is taking only about 15 pounds more. That amounts to a little more than one extra bucket of coal each day.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:23 am

One extra bucket per day isn't much, but it is a big % increase if you went from one to two. :)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:03 am

Rob R. wrote:Time to start shutting down parts of the house. Maybe put up a tent in the living room. :)



Hooray! A person who puts out ideas ! I would do this ... but the wifey would complain that the kitchen is too cold lol.
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:06 am

dcrane wrote:"She can't take much more of this, Captain... she's breaking up"


Wifey wanted to turn on the oil boiler ... so I had to shoot it to prevent that from occurring ..... you may now guess which I shot amongst yourselves....

Just increased the output of the stove, duh. Problem solved. Burning about 133% more than recent weeks .... but hey, its WINTER ...
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:54 pm

"I'm a doctor, not a coal miner." – Bones...

Where I used a coal shovel I now use a skid steer.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:14 pm

13,000 sq ft?? That's a.....warehouse, not a house. :lol:


The house is only 7000 sq ft and the rest is farm and guest house stuff. The house makes up for it by being such a leak box it feels like it's heating a 13000 sq ft normal home on it's own. I would jump off the roof but it's too slippery for me to get up there.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:23 pm

Some peoples land in the city around here isn't even 7k square feet .... :lol: We call 'em postage stamps. ;)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:10 pm

I just topped off the drum...830 lbs in 7 days. Might as well call it 120 lbs per day, I only eyeballed the last pail. That is the most I have ever burned in one week.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wow, this January is different (and cold)! I'm eating coal!

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:50 pm

Rob R. wrote:I just topped off the drum...830 lbs in 7 days. Might as well call it 120 lbs per day, I only eyeballed the last pail. That is the most I have ever burned in one week.


From last Monday through today I went through 615 lbs., which is likely to be my record also. But next week will potentially top it.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)