Coals going FAST

Re: Coals going FAST

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:15 pm

These really cold days i am burning over 200 lbs a day.
Just means more ash and more cleaning (I just got done)

I really wish I could insulate, but I just cannot right now.
So many more things in line and also the house is insulated the best as of right now.

I plan to re work my chimney the best way, finish up the electric (whole house rewire)
Reshine all the floors (all but 4000 sq ft)
Remodel 3, yes three bathrooms
Have to soon start planning for the garden
and much more.

Coal/Heating costs are not too bad...umm less than half oil...so I think I have it covered
until I can get to insulation.

But yes, this bitter cold I hope we do not see for 5 or 10 years
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Coals going FAST

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:56 pm

Just keep repeating..."Global Warming"! (Thanx Al) ;)
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Re: Coals going FAST

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:05 pm

Sting...

what would happen if I took all this effort and infrastructure and made the dwelling more efficient???

but most will take the path of least resistance


Cost to insulate this Victorian leakbox to a reasonable standard... about $200,000. Let's assume I drop heating costs 50%

Cost of money 4% (HA) so annual borrowing ... cost $8000 per year

Coal $180 a ton so I get ahead after I burn 44 tons (really 88 tons as I have only dropped cost 50%)

Sting, I'm burning the stuff as fast as I can and I have insulators telephone numbers ready to go. I am short 72 tons by my pessimistic projections but I am trying as hard as I can....
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Re: Coals going FAST

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:31 pm

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Im pissing through coal like it was wood at this point to keep the oil burner off (im determined to get through the winter without oil toothy)...past 48 hours ive used 120lbs + the 20-30lbs in the stove burning at the start of my 48 hour test :fear:
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Re: Coals going FAST

PostBy: MarkV On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:44 am

I had 2.5 ton delivered in November, on top of about a half ton leftover from last year. Never had such a big pile of coal in the bin, course with my old F-B stoves I didn't need as much.

Keeping the DS 1500 burning at 500-550 during these cold snaps is lowering the level in the bin considerably. Shaking down twice a day to keep the temps up. I'm sure I've got enough for at least 6 weeks more at this rate, but hopefully it won't be burning at this rate much longer.

I doubt I'll have much left to start in the fall, though...I'll have to lay in next winter's supply a little earlier.
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Re: Coals going FAST

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:06 am

Finished ton number 3 for the season. Glad they delivered tons 4 and 5 last week! :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coals going FAST

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:43 am

But yes, this bitter cold I hope we do not see for 5 or 10 years


My bet is that will become the norm for a while. Mother nature has been kind for a while and the cycle reverts. Get to know your coal dealer well.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Coals going FAST

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:58 am

coalnewbie wrote:Sting...

what would happen if I took all this effort and infrastructure and made the dwelling more efficient???

but most will take the path of least resistance


Cost to insulate this Victorian leakbox to a reasonable standard... about $200,000. Let's assume I drop heating costs 50%

Cost of money 4% (HA) so annual borrowing ... cost $8000 per year

Coal $180 a ton so I get ahead after I burn 44 tons (really 88 tons as I have only dropped cost 50%)

Sting, I'm burning the stuff as fast as I can and I have insulators telephone numbers ready to go. I am short 72 tons by my pessimistic projections but I am trying as hard as I can....


your Mileage may vary!
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Other Heating: BurnHAM=NG-gas

Re: Coals going FAST

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:59 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
But yes, this bitter cold I hope we do not see for 5 or 10 years


My bet is that will become the norm for a while. Mother nature has been kind for a while and the cycle reverts. Get to know your coal dealer well.

Next months Newsweek cover will read: The Coming Ice Age.................just like 1975 :lol: :lol:

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/news ... uLvwcIo6M8


EDIT: I gotta ask...........doesn't the graph on the page look kinda like a "hockey stick".......... :shock: :lol:
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