My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:29 am

The Stockton coal I have this year seems to have a lot less ash than the mystery coal I had last year. I'm very pleased with it. It's white ash, no fines, sized nicely and very clean.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:30 am

Hmmmm, well I've been burning BLASCHAK for 5 yrs now & have to say I've not noticed much if any difference in ash content--at least no more then I would expect in ANY fossil fuel. Maybe a bit more or less on occasion. Of course I have not pulled out my old triple beam hashish scale :clap: toothy I get 3 tons per season & no matter what old man winter throws at us--that is what I consume to maintain a comfy 72* in the old homestead. Some seasons I have quite a bit left, others only a little. Depending on the severity of the COLD, I play with my draft/air, but with my bi-metallic thermo, that comes to little. I guess what I'm saying is--"MY STOVES SMARTER THEN YOUR STOVE LARRY" :nana:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:32 am

Lightning wrote:The Stockton coal I have this year seems to have a lot less ash than the mystery coal I had last year. I'm very pleased with it. It's white ash, no fines, sized nicely and very clean.


2 years ago my closest local coal supplier ('Coalway' of Apple Creek, OH) carried Mammoth (Stockton?) and Blaschak, but now they have only Blaschak, so that's why my bin is stocked with this years batch of Blaschak. By about mid December I figure that I will begin tapping into the "new" Blaschak.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:36 am

freetown fred wrote:I guess what I'm saying is--"MY STOVES SMARTER THEN YOUR STOVE LARRY" :nana:


No doubt! And you never cease to totally amaze me with your frugal coal consumption. The Hitzer is one great stove!

I go into each new year figuring upon going through ~4.6 tons per winter, and and then roughly one additional ton over the summer. 5.6 tons per year.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: Rigar On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:47 am

Lightning wrote:The Stockton coal I have this year seems to have a lot less ash than the mystery coal I had last year. I'm very pleased with it. It's white ash, no fines, sized nicely and very clean.



DITTO....happy with the stockton as well
...actually tried the pre bagged blaschak as well....but went with stockton
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
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Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:27 pm

Fortunately for me I paid only $242/ton for our 5 tons of delivered Blaschak pea this season, and I paid $273/ton for 5 tons of delivered UAE Harmony last season, so even though the Blaschak I burn will require 10% more (assuming winters being overall equal) the cost differential actually favors the Blaschak. I'm OK with that!!! :)
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: Rigar On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:54 pm

lsayre wrote:Fortunately for me I paid only $242/ton for our 5 tons of delivered Blaschak pea this season, and I paid $273/ton for 5 tons of delivered UAE Harmony last season, so even though the Blaschak I burn will require 10% more (assuming winters being overall equal) the cost differential actually favors the Blaschak. I'm OK with that!!! :)



...theyre pretty close!!
...cant possibly be worth the extra ash dumping. :lol:
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace

Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:01 pm

Rigar wrote:
lsayre wrote:...theyre pretty close!!
...cant possibly be worth the extra ash dumping. :lol:


I was trying to see the bright side, and then you had to bring in the dark side and ruin everything! :shock: :lol:
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:08 pm

lsayre wrote:Fortunately for me I paid only $242/ton for our 5 tons of delivered Blaschak pea this season, and I paid $273/ton for 5 tons of delivered UAE Harmony last season, so even though the Blaschak I burn will require 10% more (assuming winters being overall equal) the cost differential actually favors the Blaschak. I'm OK with that!!! :)


Isayre..that bagged pallets of Blaschak? or bulk? if bagged...your prices are cheaper than here in the coal producing country(Pa) whats up with that? Burning stockton coal again this year mysself. good results last season. Do use some pea(reading) local source but i buy that by pickup load(800#) as needed.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
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Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: Rigar On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:10 pm

lsayre wrote:
Rigar wrote:
lsayre wrote:...theyre pretty close!!
...cant possibly be worth the extra ash dumping. :lol:


I was trying to see the bright side, and then you had to bring in the dark side and ruin everything! :shock: :lol:


...ya gotta dump em anyways....so why not dump 'em a couple extra two-tree times and save urself some dough!

...hows that?? :lol:
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
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Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: mdhorvath On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:53 pm

lsayre wrote:
I go into each new year figuring upon going through ~4.6 tons per winter, and and then roughly one additional ton over the summer. 5.6 tons per year.

I'd love to only burn 5 tons per year, I'll be lucky if 5 tons lasts me till Christmas! :cry:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S500 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Pea Anthracite

Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:03 pm

wilder11354 wrote: Isayre..that bagged pallets of Blaschak? or bulk? if bagged...your prices are cheaper than here in the coal producing country(Pa) whats up with that? Burning stockton coal again this year mysself. good results last season. Do use some pea(reading) local source but i buy that by pickup load(800#) as needed.


I buy only bulk anthracite, and at 5 tons per delivery.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:11 pm

Rigar wrote:I was trying to see the bright side, and then you had to bring in the dark side and ruin everything! :shock: :lol:


...ya gotta dump em anyways....so why not dump 'em a couple extra two-tree times and save urself some dough!

...hows that?? :lol:[/quote]

Better! :)
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:43 am

It turns out that my initial formula for this heating season gave to much credit to my Blaschak coal. My revised formula for this heating season is:

Coal burned for the day = HDD's x 1.55 + 4 lbs.

Where:
HDD's = Heating Degree Days (base 65) = 65 minus the days mean temperature
And 4 lbs. = coal used for the homes average daily DHW needs instead of home heating

This formula is matching my consumption data just about perfectly to date for October and November (the only heating data I have so far this season), and it shows that Blaschak is delivering roughly 15% less usable BTU's than did last seasons UAE Harmony.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: My winter coal burning formula for 2014 (Blaschak)

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:54 am

Do you get more unburned coal in ash? Perhaps the Blaschak coal doesn't burn as completely in low-load conditions...if that is the case, some of the missing btu's are going in the ash tub. The coal from UAE was unusual (in my opinion at least), it burned very hot with very little air...not that it matters much now, it is history.

It will be interesting to see if things change once you get into your latest delivery of Blaschak.
Rob R.
 
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