charlie wrote:Congrats, Freddy! What a project! Nice job. Is the clinker paper-weight-sized? Maybe you could make the wife a pair of earrings if you get another one? Consolation prize for not being able to cash in the policy...
Freddy, I hope he means another clinker and not another wife!
Anyhow I have a stove, not a boiler, for the first time this year. I was stressing how it would work versus oil this year. I spent timeless hours on this site trying to make a good decision for my heating dilemma.
My wife gave me nothing short of the best feeling of me working tirelessly to help our family through a crisis this winter.
I'm glad you worked out your issues. I can only imagine your stress knowing you have 48 tons of coal and maybe this isn't working
. Believe me, When I first started this season there was a CO detector 2' from the stove and everywhere else. My family always comes first! I am keeping a record of usage, time, temp, and anything else I can think of for next year. I truly didn't know what to expect. I trusted this forum. Good thing I did!
So far to keep my family at 74deg it costs me $4 a day! I know it's early but my oil in the dead of winter was $21 a day to keep it at 67deg LAST year, when oil was cheaper, and only in the living room area! The bedrooms were 60deg in the day time!
Good luck Freddy and I hope your coal goes a very long way! You really did make a great decision!