What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

Re: What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:14 pm

reckebecca wrote:Well, I went on budget with the propane company before I knew that I was getting the coal stove......got an invoice from them the other day and they say that I have a credit of close to $1100! So, guess I'll be saving a bunch. :D And, that's with the boiler still kicking on a bunch as I was trying to climb the learning curve of coal burning. But, today I am sitting in an 80+* house with the windows open. Never did that with propane! LOL


80+* ?!?!?11

:shock: :shock: :o :wtf:

That's insane!
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Re: What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:23 pm

Follow the saga from too little to too much!
http://nepacrossroads.com/about8700.html
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Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

PostBy: reckebecca On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:32 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:Follow the saga from too little to too much!
http://nepacrossroads.com/about8700.html


LOL - and what a saga it's been, huh CapeCoaler? :)
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Re: What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

PostBy: the snowman On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:04 am

When I was burning wood I plowed through 22 full cords of maple and elm wood to heat 1060 sq. ft. and half a tank of oil. After making the switch to coal (using Jotul 507) I will burn 3 tons and no oil. House is twice as warm with coal as with wood. During this last cold snap I had temps of -24 F. at night and a daytime high of 1 F. House never fell below 68 F. My electric while burning wood and oil was $150. per month. After making the switch to coal my electric is down to $70 per month and that is with the distribution fans running 24/7. The savings are nice, however, what is better is no more spliting, piling, or carrying wood into the house and the coal is a lot cleaner than my wood unit ever thought about being. Life is good with coal.

the snowman.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

PostBy: rewinder On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:09 am

22 cords??? were you burning in a fireplace???????????????
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Re: What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:59 am

Or a Franklin Stove!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:44 am

My Hitzer stove was installed in October and will have paid for itself by the end of this month.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
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Re: What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

PostBy: the snowman On: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:51 am

I was burning a buck stove. I called it the money pit. It had no grate system so twice a week I had to shut it down and shovel out the ashes which made a huge mess in the house. The day I purchased the Jotul the buck stove was in use. My wife had just filled it. I fashioned a cap for the top of the stove and disconnected it while it was burning and put the cap on. I moved that piece of junk outside with a hand cart and carried in the jotul. The buck stove still has the unburned wood still in it. It is like a time capsule. Since I made the switch to coal, I will never go back to wood. I still have three full cords of elm split and piled. Where the buck stove sat and the Jotul now sits, it was a large open hearth fire place which was converted to accept a stove back in the early fifties. If you look at the thread Jotul pics in the hand fired section I had posted pics of the Jotul sitting in the old fire place burning coal.

the snowman
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

PostBy: farok On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:42 am

Let's see. I've burned somewhere between 2500 and 2750 pounds of coal so far this season, and probably 5 gallons of oil. Chances are I'll make it through the season with less than 3 tons, and the house is 10 degrees warmer than with oil. So... that's about $550 to $600 for coal vs. what would have been 500 gallons of oil. At close to $3 a gallon, that's nearly three times the price for less heat! Even though I've complained about the mess my furnace makes, it's all worth it! Last year's savings were even better.

Chris
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Re: What are YOUR savings shaping up to be?

PostBy: NOPEC On: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:08 pm

i went from 1200-1600 gallons of oil (and keeping the thermostat at 62) to 5 tons of anthracite and some supplemental free wood (with the thermostat at 72). i am very happy with my purchase. it will have paid itself off in two more years. more importantly to me, home heating money stays in the US.
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