how much coal do you burn?

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Spacecadet
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing II
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95, 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut / rice
Other Heating: US stove 6041 pellet
Location: New Paltz NY

Post By: Spacecadet » Fri. Jan. 18, 2019 1:17 am

I got the Alaska channing II up and running in my garage. it seems to do quite good. I've twisted the carpet feeder down so that I'm now burning about 30 lbs in 12 hours ( about 2 1/2 lbs an hour). stove temp is 450/475 range. It has an inside temp 30-35 degrees above outside temp if its 20 outside its about 50 -54 inside. How low will this go? How long can you go burning a 30 lb bucket of rice coal? My garage is kinda big tall steel building high ceiling and poorly insulated so I'm not expecting tropical heating capability. Pics to follow.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing II
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Post By: Spacecadet » Fri. Jan. 18, 2019 1:26 am

Pics with info
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Inside box has a good flame.
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Roll up doors like at storage units that are not insulated. I've got rigid board insulation leaning against them which does help.
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Older pic Outside of front of building before the chimney was installed.

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Post By: Donb » Fri. Jan. 18, 2019 6:29 pm

I burn about 60 pounds each day in my Chappee, hot water baseboard, OAT average 30 day/15 night. Maintains 74 to 78 inside. The house is about 1200sqft downstairs and 600sqft upstairs. Very little insulation anywhere. Yet.
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BostonBob
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Gnome 40
Coal Size/Type: Rice
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Location: WNY

Post By: BostonBob » Fri. Jan. 18, 2019 6:38 pm

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I burn about 3/4 of a 5 gal bucket (guessing 30 -35 lbs) a day. Gnome 40 1400 sf ranch house. The cats love it !

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing II
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Coal Size/Type: nut / rice
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Location: New Paltz NY

Post By: Spacecadet » Sun. Jan. 20, 2019 5:47 pm

Thanks. So I guess I'm burning about average amount of coal as others. I was kinda thinking the stove would burn less or be just a bit more efficient. Im glad I added the 2 heat transfer tubes because I do know they are working.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Hitzer710
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Blaschak/rice
Other Heating: propane
Location: northeast ohio

Post By: TurninBurn » Thu. Apr. 11, 2019 7:16 pm

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My installation
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My installation
First season burning coal and averaged about 40-55 # a day depending on outside temp. running a Hitzer 710 on coaltroal TS2 thermostat. heating almost 4100 sq ft including a walkout basement, that I believe to be pretty well insulated. first season with it so nothing to compare it to. whole season was about just over 4 tons. im paying 345 a pallet here (northeast ohio) bagged anthracite Blaschak 2400# pallet. don't know if this is good or bad.

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Post By: lincolnmania » Thu. Apr. 11, 2019 8:30 pm

i burn 80 to 100 pounds a day here when it is cold. 1800 sq ft house plus 800 sq ft basement, not well insulated.

my new garage will have better insulation. r21 walls, r49 ceiling, r17 garage doors, r10 floor.

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Post By: PFrank » Thu. Apr. 18, 2019 9:22 pm

44.7,-84.2
40 lb bag last 3 days.
During January.
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