Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:34 pm

45 degress today .... stove still put put put - but running.

And running out of coal .... 1/2 ton left for the season.
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: urdahere On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:49 pm

From October 2013 to 4/29/14, four tons and still have a burn going in my Pocono. 15 bags to go. Still better than oil.
urdahere
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:39 pm

Oh yeah, got her purring along. I think Spring is a few weeks behind this year. Leeks are late, leaves should be unfurling by now. I might need to run the furnace past my usual May 1st shut down. Long range forecast shows more below average temps than above.. We better get a hot summer!! :)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash


Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:50 pm

Yep 6640lbs to date since 10/22, 44 outside right now, cold and rain tomorrow, looks like another week. Plenty out back so supply is not an issue.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:48 am

With my AnthraKing, I always run from mid Sept to mid May. Shoulder seasons can be very frustrating and that is where a coaltrol coupled to a powervent (always a draw available as long as the power is on) shines. Min=2 and max is about 18 right now. Not much coal being used but until mother nature can make up her mind, I am warm and cozy and the windowstats are closed. If you live in the NE get used to this c rap or move. So here in the Lower Hudson Valley, mid Sept to Nov 1 and Apr 1 to mid May and that is about a quarter of the year, we never know what is in store for us. Flexible systems save a ton of coal and you rarely have your brains boiled out or freeze waiting for the stove relight or (horror or horrors :shock: ) use the HO system.

How much coal have I used, precisely!!!! Here is a the number down to the nearest ounce... a ch*tload of Homer buckets.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:02 am

Yes, it is 36 degrees and pouring rain right now.
The Crawford is out, probably for the season, however; the Glenwood Base Heater is currently running at about 350. That is providing plenty of comfort for the house.
It's very easy to run a base heater during the shoulder months. They idle for days at 150-200 degrees. Use tiny amounts of coal when operating like this and require almost zero attention.
When more is required on a night like tonight. You open it up, top off with fresh coal, then shake and finish loading. It takes 10 minutes tops. Presto, you have heat.
It's that easy.
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: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:04 am

2001Sierra wrote:Yep 6640lbs to date since 10/22, 44 outside right now, cold and rain tomorrow, looks like another week. Plenty out back so supply is not an issue.

Make that two weeks quite possibly.
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: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:09 am

I'm still running the AA130 boiler. I'm usually shut down by now, but this Spring has been no warm body.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:39 am

I'm not running but I sure wish I was. It's been chilly and wet around here. I'd light up again but I'm out of coal. Bummer.
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I

Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:02 am

42° here this morning. Looks like the Axeman will be running for a little while longer.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:37 am

6 months straight as of 4/28 - burned just 2 bags shy of 4 pallets as of that time. This is the longest I've ever burned, and the LEAST I've ever burned given that length of time.

Jim D. saved my ass yet again with a pallet of coal he left for me. I'd be running out right about now if not for that.

THANK YOU AGAIN Jimmy ol' buddy!!! RIP!
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: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:12 pm

I run year round and it's days like this that I am damned glad I do. I should keep better track but my guess is about 4 ton since last November.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:08 pm

I'm a little over 4 ton for the year and its close to 6 months but I sure hope to burn up some crap wood soon, but it needs to warm a little to switch.
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: newbie in ny On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:32 pm

Yep, with temps still in the 40's, glad I'm still burning coal in the koker!
newbie in ny
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite

Re: Still buring 4-29-14 -- how many else?

PostBy: Ctyankee On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:37 pm

I was out for about 2 weeks but yesterday figured there was NO reason to be in a cold house. If the sun doesn't shine and with temps are about 60 as a high then house get cold, so I started burning again.
Ctyankee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503 insert
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea