I guess I could have done this a few months ago.
I burn coal, just don't want to burn oil, I will be getting to the insulation this summer.
I'm heating an old railroad frieght shed, 16x32 only half converted to dweling, and garage is not finished, winter caught me unprepared.
boiler in garage is a Kewanee with an Anchor stoker under it, same as a Will-Burt stoker.
Coal from Healy Alaska, forty miles north, 7500 BTU/lb, 65$/Ton, 25% water, haul in 3/4 ton Pickup.
Winter will last another two months here and then I will get out and make my improvments, currently 10F outside.
State DOT mechanic, before that mined and sold gravel in Washington State.
Mechanical Engineer by training, just didn't like the jobs in that field.
This summer plan to get domestic hot water onto boiler, electric rates here 20 cent/KWH.
Pondering coil for the dryer.
Waitress called me Short Bus one day implyling, I road the short bus with the special needs kids, always liked the nick name.
Live in Cantwell Alaska, 150 miles from hardware and grocery stores in Fairbanks, -40F can and has happend on a regular basis the previous two winters, I was hand firing a kitchen range then.
This is a nice informative place.