Poll: What Percentage of Your Homes Heating Is From Coal?

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Roughly what percentage of your homes heating is done via coal?

100%
127
71%
90%
38
21%
80%
6
3%
70%
4
2%
60%
0
No votes
50%
0
No votes
less than 50%
3
2%
 
Total votes: 178

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oros35
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Posts: 400
Joined: Mon. Feb. 02, 2009 3:47 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: #215 Hub Heater
Location: Pittsburgh Pa

Post Mon. Feb. 18, 2013 8:45 am

I'd say I'm about 80%

I do still burn some wood, both in the stove and fireplace. Fall and spring, I often only need a little kick now and then on a cold evening. Easy and cheaper to burn some wood. I'll also let the heat pump run a bit then.

It makes more sense during these times, I would be wasting coal just to get it to idle. Plus I like the smell of a wood fire in the fall! And other than my labor, wood is free.


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blrman07
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Posts: 2379
Joined: Mon. Sep. 27, 2010 3:39 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Tue. Feb. 19, 2013 7:58 am

Currently heating the house with an econo1 from LL. DHW comes from the oil boiler which has the temp dialed WAY down till we need it. Currently installing a Bucket a Day coal hot water heater. I'll post pics when it's done then I will be 100% coal. A stoker to heat the house and the Bucket a Day to heat the water. Workin on it!!
Rev. Larry
Ashland Pa.

1 John 1:9... If we sin and we confess that sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

lgilkes
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

Post Sun. Feb. 24, 2013 11:25 pm

100%

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dcrane
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Posts: 3115
Joined: Sun. Apr. 22, 2012 9:28 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404
Location: Duxbury, MA./Hanson MA./Brockton, MA

Post Mon. Feb. 25, 2013 2:57 am

not enough :mad:

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Freddy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Mon. Feb. 25, 2013 11:39 am

It's been a transition for me since the coal went on line in 2008. The first two summers I heated DHW with oil. Then I ran the coal all summer, then a combination. This last year I bought a hybrid electric water heater so no more oil, hopefully forever, but oil is close to ready if there's an emergency.
Orrington, Maine
Fred

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".

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blrman07
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Mon. Feb. 25, 2013 3:40 pm

Just finished installing a bucket a day coal fired water heater. I am now 100% coal!!! :D
Rev. Larry
Ashland Pa.

1 John 1:9... If we sin and we confess that sin He is faithful and just and will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Lightning
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Joined: Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 9:51 am
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Mon. Feb. 25, 2013 6:30 pm

blrman07 wrote:Just finished installing a bucket a day coal fired water heater. I am now 100% coal!!! :D
Hey, start a thread detailing the installation, operation and performance :D ... I'd love to see it!!! 8-)

lgilkes
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

Post Thu. Dec. 11, 2014 11:50 pm

100%


smokeyCityTeacher
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Posts: 768
Joined: Mon. Oct. 19, 2009 10:41 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
Stove/Furnace Make: Englander, Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-NC, 30-95
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Post Thu. Dec. 11, 2014 11:56 pm

50% wood
45% coal
5% 2 x little unvented NG space heaters in kitchen and basement
Coal is producing 50% of our energy without dependence on foreign oil and creating millions of jobs....
Let's tell our government that we don't want this industry bankrupted!
...Instead, how about we spend a few billion researching technology to burn it even cleaner!

Burning nut the 30-95, cord wood in the 30-NC and wood scraps in the potbelly.
Currently restoring a Chubby and dreaming of a Leisure Line Pocono Top Vent

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DennisH
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Posts: 334
Joined: Mon. Feb. 21, 2011 8:35 am
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane
Location: Escanaba, MI

Post Fri. Dec. 12, 2014 5:17 am

I would say 60% coal, 20% wood, and 20% propane. I usually have a 500gal propane buy-in to guarantee the annual price. Plus, in the spring and fall my bride won't let me use wood or coal on cool but not cold days, because the wood/coal furnace cranks out so much heat. So, for those "shoulder" times, we use propane, as well as for dryer, hot water, and stove. By the end of October, however, when it starts getting really cold, coal and wood are the order of the day. I burn wood for about 8 hours after burning coal for a couple of days, so that I can get rid of the coal ash more easily during shakedowns, and to use up any unburned coal pieces.

coalnewbie
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Fri. Dec. 12, 2014 5:36 am

100% heat and hot water for 45 years :up:
Some people are natural leaders of men. Way to go. :jawdrop:
Posted by an unreasonable adult.

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oliver power
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Posts: 2266
Joined: Sun. Apr. 16, 2006 9:28 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II), D.S. 1600 Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Location: Near Dansville, NY

Post Fri. Dec. 12, 2014 6:13 am

14 years at 100% in this house with HITZER 50-93, and now KEYSTOKER Kaa-2. 1 year at 100% in other house with pre-vigilant II, Vermont castings stove. Shop heated with HITZER 30-95. I'm talking heating the home. Hot water is electric.

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windyhill4.2
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both
Location: Jonestown,Pa.17038

Post Fri. Dec. 12, 2014 6:40 am

100% since Oct. 10,2014 -heat & hot water + we added the Crane 404 in our living room Nov. 1,2014 ,now we are heating with coal @ 120% :lol: Prior to coal we did 100% HEAT & hot water with an OWB (wood) from Sept.2006 to Oct. 2014,b4 that we did !00% heat with wood stoves from Feb.1999 to 2006. Black rocks are way better than wood chunks except for the exhaust smell. :)
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hotblast1357
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Joined: Mon. Mar. 10, 2014 10:06 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1984 Eshland S260 coal gun
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh anthracite pea
Other Heating: oil furnace
Location: Peasleeville, NY

Post Fri. Dec. 12, 2014 9:04 am

100% coal in house, hotblast 1357 furnace heating 2000 sq ft 72. 100 %coal in garage, coral Andes baseburner keeping it 63-65

artbaldoni
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Joined: Sun. Feb. 02, 2014 7:46 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404
Other Heating: OWB
Stove/Furnace Make: Nature's Comfort
Stove/Furnace Model: NCB-175
Location: Newville, PA

Post Fri. Dec. 12, 2014 9:23 am

90%+ Only use oil when out of town or unable to get home in time to keep the fire burning. 300gal of oil since 2010. I must say I just started running coal in my OWB :sick: last year. Prior to that my heating was 90%+ wood burning.


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