Daily Consumption & Stats

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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Post Mon. Nov. 24, 2008 12:24 pm

Stove: Alaska Channing III, in basement connected to ductwork.
Average daily low & high temps over the last 5 days: 28 - 48
Square footage of home: 2,000 (including basement)
Coal used: Blaschak Rice
How well insulated is your home from 1-5. 1.5
Temp of the room that the stove is in: 61 (basement)
The rest of the house temps: 67 - 70
Daily usage: 52lbs.
Ash content: 20%


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ckf
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Post Mon. Nov. 24, 2008 1:26 pm

Stove; Alaska Channing III
Avg low/high's: 15 L 28 H
Square footage: 2,200
Coal used: Kimmels Rice
How well insulated 1-5: 3
Temp of room stove is in: 70
Rest of the house: 70
Daily usage: 70 lbs

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DavidL
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Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King
Stove/Furnace Model: 480EK

Post Mon. Nov. 24, 2008 3:59 pm

Stove; Energy King 480EK hot air furnace
Square footage: 2,800
Coal used: Chestnut
How well insulated 1-5: 3
Temp of room stove is in: basement 65
Rest of the house: 70
Daily usage: 60 lbs
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Adamiscold
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Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School
Location: Winchendon,Ma

Post Mon. Nov. 24, 2008 4:27 pm

This is a four day average.

Stove: LL Pioneer Top Vent
Avg low/high's: 10's/20's and windy
Square footage: 1,800 sq.ft
Coal used: Blaschak
How well insulated 1-5: 3.5
Temp of room stove is in: 76-80*F
Rest of the house: Furthest end of house on same level 70-74*F
Daily usage: 40#

Note bottom floor is a finished basement and has no ducts yet installed to move air through it so temp down there has been on at a lowest of 60*

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steevesj
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA6 dual fuel using rice
Location: Willsboro, Upstate New York

Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 7:45 am

Stove; Keystoker Ka-6 dual fuel boiler heating entire house
Avg low/high's: 10's/20's and windy
Square footage: 2,000 built in 1838
Coal used: Buckwheat - Cornwall Coal
How well insulated 1-5: 2
Temp of room stove is in: dungeon 65
Rest of the house: 67
Daily usage: 60 -70 lbs with doing 100% of domestic hot water for 5 people
Was averaging 35 a day before our cold blast hit.
Ash: 10-12%
Jon
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1termite
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Stoker Coal Boiler: efm
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: df520
Location: upstate ny

Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 7:57 am

running efm 520
outside temps: 20's /single digits this week
square footage 3200 radiant floor no basement
coal used rice
how well insulated 1-5: 5 polysteel walls
temp of room stove is in: garage
rest of house: 70
daily usage: 3- 5 gallon buckets
that includes heating all my domestic hot water, 3 boys and wife, thats alot of hot water
thats not bad at $.08 lb.
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titleist1
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 9:09 am

Stove: Harman Mark III in unfinished basement
Average daily low & high temps over the last 5 days: 25f to 40f
Square footage of home: Ranch House; first floor - 2000 sqft finished, 1500 sqft unfinished basement
Coal used: unknown nut - red ash
How well insulated is your home from 1-5. 4
Temp of the room that the stove is in: 80
The rest of the house temps: 65-72
Daily usage: ~60lbs.

ken
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent
Location: thompson , ohio

Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 10:42 am

Stove; Keystoker 75,000
Avg low/high's: low 20's-low30's
Square footage: 2,400 , heating only downstairs 1,200
Coal used: rice , Blaschuk Coal
How well insulated 1-5: 4
Temp of room stove is in: 75
Rest of the house: 72
Daily usage: 40 lbs , most of the whole winter.
Ash: 10-12% Man , some of you guys really go through the coal with them boilers. I couldn't afford that. 40 lbs a day is alot of $.


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Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 10:45 am

Man , some of you guys really go through the coal with them boilers. I couldn't afford that. 40 lbs a day is alot of $.
Convert that to oil Ken.

Thats why I burned wood before.

ken
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent
Location: thompson , ohio

Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 10:54 am

For the square foot their heating , I guess thats pretty good. Glad I'm only heating 1,200. :D

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Devil505
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000
Location: SE Massachusetts

Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 11:00 am

cArNaGe wrote: Man , some of you guys really go through the coal with them boilers. I couldn't afford that. 40 lbs a day is alot of $.

Convert that to oil Ken.
I haven't been keeping real close track this year but I'm pretty consistent each year & use Blaschak 40lb bags

Rough Average Figures

1. Early fall: 1/2 bag (20 lbs) per day (stove temp 150*)
2. Late fall through mid to late December 3/4 bag (30-35 lbs) per day (stove temp 200*-250*)
3. Late December through January & early Feb. 1-1.5 bags (40-60 lbs) per day (stove temp 300*-400*)

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coalkirk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507 on standby
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh anthracite/rice coal
Location: Forest Hill MD

Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 11:31 am

Stove: Harman VF3K stoker boiler
Average daily low & high temps over the last 5 days: 25f-40f
Square footage of home: 4000
Coal used: Summit Rice
How well insulated is your home from 1-5. 4
Temp of the room that the stove is in: Not applicable house stays constant 70
Daily usage: 80lbs. includes DHW

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Machinist
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KAA-2
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: None
Location: Telford, PA

Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 11:32 am

ken wrote:some of you guys really go through the coal with them boilers.
I've been noticing stove users seem to use less coal.
But could it be that some are supplementing their home heating with coal?
I use my coal boiler for domestic hot water and it's the only source of heat in my home.
On the other hand I have been questioning the quality of coal I've purchased.

jmmazzy
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Stove/Furnace Make: alternate heating system
Stove/Furnace Model: s-130

Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 3:33 pm

Domestic hot water can consume up to 40% of your fuel needs in the course of the heating season depending of course on useage.

Mazzy

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Razzler
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: rice
Location: Northampton Pa.

Post Tue. Nov. 25, 2008 4:12 pm

Stove: Harman SF250
Average daily low & high temps over the last 5 days: 21f-37f
Square footage of home: 2300 + unfinished basement: 2300 = 4600
Coal used: Tuscarora nut
How well insulated is your home from 1-5. 4
Temp of the room that the stove is in: 80
Rest of the house: 70-72
Daily usage: 50-70lbs. includes 98% of the DHW


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