Long Range Forecast...

Long range forecast...

PostBy: davemich On: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:36 am

...calling for mid 40's in Michigan next week. I'm sure the conventional heat folks out there are loving it but not me. I just fired up my insert after it dipped to the upper 20's yesterday and it looks as if I may have to shut 'er down again next week. Weird weather this winter thus far. :x

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:39 am

Same here. High 30's-low 40's, our stoker will idle (pilot mode) and it will maintain itself with a very small burn area. it's Been running 24/7 since Nov. 7th. Just got Dec. Gas bill!! Yahoo! even less than Nov!!
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

I'm not complaining

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:48 am

I'm not complaining since I heat a shop, an inlaw's apartment as well as the house. Only the house is benefiting from wood and coal heat right now.

I hope to bury pipes next year from the outside boiler-house to the shop. The shop is consuming around $300 of propane per month. It has hot water heated floors. The apartment is around $100 per month. I have three separate propane tanks.

A 25* night and a 40* day keeps the propane truck at bay!

Greg L
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: blue83camaro On: Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:31 pm

This weather is strange, colder than average dec and warm jan. I like it cold myself but can't complain because I use less coal. Only used half a ton in the last four weeks. I use a clayton 1600 warm air furnace. I have burned wood and coal but coal wins on the easy front. Wood is much cheaper though (free + effort).
Stove/Furnace Make: Us Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: 1600G