I didn't realize that natural gas would be this inexpensive

Re: I didn't realize that natural gas would be this inexpensive

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:10 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Ever price out how much new electrodes would run you? I'm guessing those are the only things on the boiler that could go boom. :shock:


No, but an entire new unit of comparable KW's goes for only about $1,500. Mine may date back to the 1970's now that I'm thinking about it.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: I didn't realize that natural gas would be this inexpensive

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:38 pm

If you can get electrodes for, say, a hundred bucks,.....why not do it???
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: I didn't realize that natural gas would be this inexpensive

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:58 pm

lsayre wrote:
McGiever wrote:If you may be so bold Larry, ask to see his bill...it may just not be "delivered" price.
I recently was solicited for a rather cheaply priced NG...but solicitations never include "delivery plus all the other fees"...only the cost of the actual fuel itself.

P.S. I have no NG available here anyway.


He specifically told me $3.96/Mcf for the NG itself, and $2.50/Mcf for all of the other charges. That comes to $6.46 total.

I don't have the option for natural gas here either. It comes within about 1/3 to perhaps only 1/4 of a mile of our house though.


The "Teaser" Deals that are offered to persuade switching service providers generally are only good for 12 months.

How's that saying go?...Past Performance is Not Necessarily Indicative of Future Results

YMMV ;)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek


Re: I didn't realize that natural gas would be this inexpensive

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:41 pm

They have LNG tanks here to help...
When too many turn up the heat...
Then they compress air to maintain system pressure...
Problem air don't burn...
Supply pipe to The Cape is not big enough...
To take care of all the customers they sold gas lines to...
NG from the street is not perfect...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: I didn't realize that natural gas would be this inexpensive

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:53 pm

I was actually a little surprised today when I looked at my natural gas bill. My monthly charge was $ 53.00 dollars. The only appliance that uses gas is my 30 gallon water heater. We are a family of four but use very little water. The two kids are both boys. It just seems higher than I remember.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: I didn't realize that natural gas would be this inexpensive

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:28 pm

During the shoulder months I heat our DHW with coal. I use about 1/2 bucket a day which is around 20 pounds and runs me $1.60 in coal. Your bill of $53 for the month to heat water seems to fall pretty much in line. That works out to $1.76 a day. Only way you can get it cheaper is a coil in the boiler or stove or furnace.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.