Since I have an early onset of sometimers disease
and for those reading into the future I thought I'd bring this information together into one post. It helps me to see it all in one location so I can process it in this little pea brain of mine. Been a bad week. Also may help someone make a decision on choosing a stove.
Hoytman wrote:C coalman, keepeyeonit,
How many sq.ft. are you heating?
Canaan coal man wrote:1800SQ feet house built in 1923 stone foundation dirt floor basement early 1980s updated windows and blown in insulation. sits on the east side of a 7 acre corn field with lots of wind. G6 handles all temps so far, but i run a chubby in the basement during 15* and below to keep pipes from freezing.
Canaan coal man wrote:To the OP, Im one of the few if only members that has swapped a "state of the art" rice stoker stove with a old out dated antique base heater. While i can write ya a book on my personal feelings and advantages the Glenwood #6 has over the alaska channing 3, Ill jot down a few now.
The channing witch i burned with for 3 years, i burned roughly 4.5-5 ton (30 to 80lbs) a day of rice kept the living room were the stove was located 70 give or take a few degrees and the rest of the house 60-65. It uses electricity. It has 2 noisy fans that run 24/7. It has motors that can fail and leave ya cold in the night. No madder the coal or setting it would leave un burnt and partially burnt coal in the pain. stack temps were high like 250* plus depending on fire rates.
The Glenwood #6 keeps my house a 70* and living room at 75-80, burns 20lbs a day in the shoulder months and 50lbs running it a 500* for 24hours. ALL THE ASH IS BURNT TO A POWDER IF THE STOVE IS SHAKEN DOWN PROPERLY. It is quiet no motors to replace. the house is more evenly heated my up stairs bedrooms are far more conferrable. I can burn wood, bituminous, anthracite in a range of sizes from pea to stove. This give me far more flexibility when im Craig list hunting for free or cheap basement coal.
During the 2015-2016 heating season i burnt roughly 3 tons of nut coal.
Keepaeyeonit wrote:2400sqft bi-level built in 1974 with the original windows and wall insulation but I do have 20" of attic insulation.
Ok I'm going to give my 2 cents on this( 1st year with a base heater so take it for whats its worth
) I previously ran a Hitzer 983 insert so Its not exactly apples to apples but I'm sure you will get the idea. I have been keeping track of outdoor temps, coal usage, what and where I got the coal from since day one ( not to our resident math guru "Larry" standards but ok for me
I know without pictures it didn't happen so here you go and please don't check my math I'm sure there are a few mistakes.
I only really care about the HDDs and how much coal I burned, my house temp Is 78° give or take a degree or two( taken in the living room upstairs while the stove is downstairs at the opposite end of the house, I used March 2015 with 998 HDD and December 2016 with 1036 HDD the only two that were close and the same amount of days in the month.
Hitzer 983----------------------------------- Glenwood #8
1485#'s -------------------------------------- 1035#'s
I know Its not scientific but my right arm is telling me the numbers are close and I'm using less with the #8 and Its very quiet
without any power too boot
Thanks for the replies guys.
My wife says I'd forget me head if it wasn't attached. LOL!