How much did you burn in March of 2014?

Re: How much did you burn in March of 2014?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:21 pm

About 1 ton, maybe a little more. March was brutal, this was taken about three weeks ago from my shop.

http://youtu.be/gPagMo8Z9K0
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: How much did you burn in March of 2014?

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:25 pm

Yuk! Don't remind us! :shock:
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: How much did you burn in March of 2014?

PostBy: StokerDon On: Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:49 pm

Rob R. wrote:About 1 ton, maybe a little more. March was brutal, this was taken about three weeks ago from my shop.

http://youtu.be/gPagMo8Z9K0

Yea,,, That looks cold Rob!

I haven't even got a clue. All I know is so far this winter I bought 6 ton of rice and 1 ton of nut. I still have 95% of the nut, down to about 700 or 800 pounds of rice. After I fired up the Yellow Flame on Jan 20 with only the garage zone, and having the Alaska 140 heating the house, I was putting at least 100 pounds a day in each one! Now that I have a house zone hooked to the Yellow Flame I have only one hopper to fill.

My guesstimation would be about 2500 pound for March. Wow thats a lot! Over that past few years I normaly burn 3.5 to 4 ton a year. Getting this new heating system dialed in should equate to much less coal usage next heating season.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood