March 2013 coal consumption

March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:48 am

I'm currently projecting 1,540 lbs. of coal burned this March vs. 996 lbs. last March. 55% more. The groundhog has let me down big time.

edited to correct spelling.
Last edited by lsayre on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:00 am

I've been going thru about 400 pounds per week this month. Last March I shut down for two weeks with that warm spell we had!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:08 am

It's going to end up being close to a full 20 degrees colder per day here this March vs. last March. We will end the month at close to 5 degrees below the long term average for a normal March.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:01 am

About twice what I expected !
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:33 am

I tend to stay on average 1200 lbs per month ( 30 day figuring )no matter what the temps do--it's about having figured out the bi-metallic thermo on the old HITZER--some days 30 lbs some 50 lbs, but it all averages out the same. When warmer temps sets in I'll drop down to 20 lbs per--again----bi-metallic thermo--outstanding contraption Dean ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: hcarlow On: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:59 pm

Like Fred , I will come in around 1200lbs. or just a little under .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:07 am

I just topped off and my actual March coal consumption came in at 1,466 lbs. That's 75 lbs. below my mid month projection. We had a few warm days toward the end of the month that helped out. March will end here at a mean temp overall of 33.5 degrees, vs. 37.0 for a normal March, or 3.5 degrees below normal.

1.50 lbs. burned per degree day for March.
7,931 lbs. burned overall since firing it up on September 29th. 4 tons.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:15 am

I burned exactly 1 ton in March...that puts me at 6.5 since October 1st.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: hcarlow On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:34 pm

I came in a little under my expectation do to some warmer last days at 1080 lbs. . My total thus far for the year is 183 bags .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:28 pm

put the coal in, tke the ash out......put the coal in, take the ash out...... still better than buying oil. over all so far since october, burned 5.5 tons coal give or take a quarter or so. If weather does break soon, hope to shut done by mid april or so.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:00 pm

I call it multi march matchness, or multi match marchness, try saying that a whole bunch o' times, anyway I burned about half ton of coal and zero oil, love it!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:20 am

I burned 1387.5 lbs for march 2013,and for the season burned 7027.5 lbs for 148 days
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: March 2013 coal consumption

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:58 pm

Wilder, it's hard to give any answers with your PM turned off :) OR--just email me about the lumber
wilder11354 wrote:put the coal in, tke the ash out......put the coal in, take the ash out...... still better than buying oil. over all so far since october, burned 5.5 tons coal give or take a quarter or so. If weather does break soon, hope to shut done by mid april or so.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Visit Lehigh Anthracite