How much are you using? Mid season update.

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: ken On: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:35 pm

i started about the begining of october with 3.6 tons , 180 40# bags. i have about 70 bags left. i use about a bag a day , bag and half when its real cold like today. 75 in the living room and end of the house in the kitchen it about 70. so i should make it (i'm hoping) to mid april. maybe longer :D i have some oil in the tanks to get me to end of may.
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:17 am

I figure I've burned about a ton so far. First year running a blower on my Harman so I know I'm using less coal. Lower stove temp & more heat output.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: mwcougar On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:49 pm

hmmm lets see

.5 ton south tamaqa coal pockets coal
.6 ton superior coal
1.5 ton harmony mine coal
1.0 ton summit mine coal
total of... 3.6 tons heating 3 apt and domestic hot water.
soon to be burning 2 ton of lenigs coal

gotta love coal 200 gallons of oil in december just to put tanks back up to stand by.... 600 dollars...
coal used so far 470 dollars..... amount of my money going to terrist for heat 0 dollars priceless......
mwcougar
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ahs 130 heating 3700sq ft


Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: upstate On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:53 pm

Got a little over 3 ton and have used a little over 1.5 ton since 10/28. Hope I can make it through the winter. Heating 1700sq with a keystoker 90. Used 28 gal propane for water. Beats propane heat by far.
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Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: europachris On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:55 pm

40 bags of Blaschak since beginning of November, plus maybe 120# of Superior buck from LsFarm. I figure I'll burn 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 tons this year, which is about half my heating load as best as I can tell.
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: BugsyR On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:29 pm

Started burning Nov2. Burned approx 3 ton since. Spoiled by the warmth. Bought 150 gal of oil 2 days ago at $2.899/gal. Last year 150 gal would have lasted approx 4 weeks or less depending on outside temp. This year, 150 gallons lasted me 4 months...very happy and a lot warmer than last year.
BugsyR
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:36 pm

gambler wrote:I have used around 2 tons so far since october. I could tell you exactly but my log book is in the basement and I don't feel like going to get it.We keep the house at 72 except for the evenings and the weekends when we keep it at 73. The most that I have burned in a single day was 82 pounds and that was the day my wife was standing in front of the stove and she said "I think my legs are going to melt". :lol:


Just added up the numbers last night, I have used 2.26 tons so far this year.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:02 pm

Probably about 2.5 tons since the end of november early december . Dave
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:13 pm

Right about 3 tons since the end of October.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:21 pm

Coal used since July 1st through January 31st 7,334 lbs

Coal used July 1st through October 31st for domestic hot water use and to keep fire 1,748 lbs

Coal used since November 1st through January 31st for heat and domestic hot water 5,586 lbs

*all figures are approximate based on 38lb average per bucket of coal
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: EasyRay On: Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:07 pm

Started burning on November 2nd. and started out with 153 forty pound bags. I counted what's left today and came up with a balance of 74 bags. Not bad...
EasyRay
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:16 pm

Since the end of October the fires have burned non stop
Ton and a quarter on the Victory 700
Ton and 2 thirds on the Harmon
Keeping living areas around 74
It's been a mild winter so far
coalstoves
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman and Liberty
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum and Victory 700

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: spc On: Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:09 pm

Went through 2 tons starting on Nov. 20 with nonstop burning & gas boiler OFF :up:
spc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:34 pm

Started end of Oct, been burnin a stove in the garage and one in the house, have gone through several different stoves (Alaska Kast Konsole II, Alaska Channing II, Harman Magnum (3), and Keystoker A90).

Burned .6 ton UAE, .8 ton Superior, .5 ton Summit, and .4 ton Lenig, mostley buckwheat size with a little rice coal thrown in to burn a stove in before selling it.

Still have yet to run the LL Hyfire, the Alaska Hearth Model, the Keystoker 90, and the Keystoker 90 hearth. Not to mention the Eshland 130 and the Anthraheat ministoker 80... sheesh not enough hours in the day nor cold days in a season to try it all out. :roll:

Looks like next year I will only be burning a hand fed in the kitchen and a boiler in the basement. Not exactly the same level of variety. :( But then I'll have more time to go pick up junk stoves, boilers and furnaces. :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: How much are you using? Mid season update.

PostBy: mo coal On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:48 am

Started 1st of november. Its working out to a ton a month but thats the only way I`m heating my house and its normally in the mid to high 70`s in there. Compared to the electric baseboard I`m in heat heaven.
mo coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Utility stove