How Much Did You Burn in March of 2014?

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Rob R.
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Post Thu. Apr. 10, 2014 7:21 pm

About 1 ton, maybe a little more. March was brutal, this was taken about three weeks ago from my shop.


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Post Thu. Apr. 10, 2014 7:25 pm

Yuk! Don't remind us! :shock:


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Post Thu. Apr. 10, 2014 9:49 pm

Rob R. wrote:About 1 ton, maybe a little more. March was brutal, this was taken about three weeks ago from my shop.

Yea,,, That looks cold Rob!

I haven't even got a clue. All I know is so far this winter I bought 6 ton of rice and 1 ton of nut. I still have 95% of the nut, down to about 700 or 800 pounds of rice. After I fired up the Yellow Flame on Jan 20 with only the garage zone, and having the Alaska 140 heating the house, I was putting at least 100 pounds a day in each one! Now that I have a house zone hooked to the Yellow Flame I have only one hopper to fill.

My guesstimation would be about 2500 pound for March. Wow thats a lot! Over that past few years I normaly burn 3.5 to 4 ton a year. Getting this new heating system dialed in should equate to much less coal usage next heating season.

-Don

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