CFT (covection fan threshold)

Re: CFT (covection fan threshold)

PostBy: AKHEARTH On: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:38 am

2 five gallon buckets (about 80 lbs.) a day.
AKHEARTH
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520

Re: CFT (covection fan threshold)

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:57 am

AKHEARTH wrote:2 five gallon buckets (about 80 lbs.) a day.


It depends on how much space you are trying to heat and how much insulation you have. Depending on your situation #80 may not be unreasonable.
I am heating 2000sqft with many big windows and good insulation and with temps at 45 or so during the day and falling to mid to upper 20's at night I am burning around #45 pounds a day.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: CFT (covection fan threshold)

PostBy: AKHEARTH On: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:07 am

My home between my basement and first floor is about 1600 square feet.
AKHEARTH
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520

Re: CFT (covection fan threshold)

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:25 am

AKHEARTH wrote:My home between my basement and first floor is about 1600 square feet.


So the stove is in the basement? Is the basement finished and or insulated? If is is just bare block walls they will suck up a lot of heat. They will probably transfer all of the heat that the stove can make and much more to the outside.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: CFT (covection fan threshold)

PostBy: AKHEARTH On: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:37 am

They are insulated with the 4 x 8 sheets of styrafoam behind paneling. Not the best insulation but better than nothing.
AKHEARTH
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520