Wood'nCoal wrote:Any comments from the neighbors after the coal truck showed up?
I am fortunate to have neighbors that are going through the same process with me. Ones doing pellets, two are doing hand fired woad/coal units so everyone is into this.
kootch88 wrote:Wow, that is one incredible set-up. Great videos and photos. I told my wife we could do something like that and she walked out of the room. Wait until it is -20 and the house is 72 degrees and for a cost of about a grand for the whole season!! Then maybe she will be more into it.
Right! when my wife figured out the oil bill was going to be 3x wha it was last year, she was in!
I'm a little curious. I have an Alaska stove with a Coaltrol which does an amazing job of keeping the room at a constant temp. How well does the built in thermostat of the DVC-500 work? Can it keep the temp in the room with in 1-2 degrees?
I havent used the room sensor yet. I've been testing using stove temp so far.
LsFarm wrote:Yes, hot water coils are a great way to offset even more of our heating needs.. over the whole year, most households use 30% of their heating budget to heat hot water.. that's for the whole year.. so during the winter, it probably is roughly 15-20% of the heating costs.. depending on the household's number hot hot water users..
I was hoping the Hilkoil unit would fit but havnt measured anything yet...