November Coal Consumption

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Lightning
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Post Sun. Dec. 09, 2012 5:11 pm

I used 1169 pounds in November which works out to be about 39 pounds per day. I'm very pleased! This year I tied in a thermostat to call for heat instead of occasionally over heating the house. I suspect I'll burn a little less than last year overall. I'd like to hear about other members' coal usage for November! 8-)


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lsayre
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Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sun. Dec. 09, 2012 5:13 pm

Lightning wrote:I used 1169 pounds in November which works out to be about 39 pounds per day. I'm very pleased! This year I tied in a thermostat to call for heat instead of occasionally over heating the house. I suspect I'll burn a little less than last year overall. I'd like to hear about other members' coal usage for November! 8-)
Talk about close, I recorded 1,110 pounds of coal consumed for the month of November.

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Post Sun. Dec. 09, 2012 7:00 pm

I normally do not record what I use but I happened to know what day I started using my current load of coal and I know exactly how much I had. I was getting low and decided to make a coal run Saturday. I unloaded the remainder of the coal on my trailer and I had 21 buckets worth on the trailer . my coal weighs in at 36.5LB/ 5gal bucket. that left me with 2,233.5LB BURNED in 47 days time. that gives me an average of 47.5 LB per day . so I guess that would give me 1425 lb burned in november.

I am heating a 25 year old 1400 sqft single story ranch with hot water baseboard heat and domestic water with my 30 year old second hand boiler. The t- stat stays set on 76 and the full unfinnished basement stays about 73.

I' m happy! :D

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Post Sun. Dec. 09, 2012 7:07 pm

I guess I should mention that I do not have a stoker, I have a hand fired boiler.

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Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sun. Dec. 09, 2012 7:10 pm

I have been too busy being a dad to keep track of how much coal we've burned, but I can confirm that we've been very warm. :D

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Post Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 5:55 am

I noticed a huge difference when I insulated the attic in my shop. before I just had liner panel ceiling, just last weekend and put in a ft of that nasty cellulose stuff. it took forever but my shop has stayed around 65 since. guess I should have done it earlier lol. back down to a bag a day with out the radiant runnin.

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Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 6:17 am

I don't keep track. I buy it by the bucket and I use about 3/4 bucket a day. I don't weigh the buckets. I guess you could assume a bucket of rice is 25 lbs so I'm around 20 or so pounds a day. It costs me $0.088 per pound so I am burning around $1.75 a day or $52.00 a month in my little Econo1 from Leisure Line. Being as I got the old stove from a guy who was going to scrap it and I spent around $50 or so to restore it, I figure I am way way way ahead of the game.

The only measurable factor that counts is Momma is warm and happy which makes my life very nice.

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Post Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 8:00 am

I made tracking usage simple by weighing 10 full shovels to be 70 pounds, each shovel would be 7 pounds. Then I have a calendar by the furnace that I mark down the number of shovels at each refuel. Then at the end of the month I spend 15 minutes adding things up. It helps me determine if I have enough for the winter as I go :)


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Post Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 9:22 am

Just throwing another hand fired in here--20 days at 20 lbs= 400 lbs--10 days at 40 lbs = 400 lbs---soooo, 800 lbs for Nov.

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Post Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 9:47 am

blrman07 wrote:I don't keep track. I buy it by the bucket and I use about 3/4 bucket a day. I don't weigh the buckets. I guess you could assume a bucket of rice is 25 lbs so I'm around 20 or so pounds a day. It costs me $0.088 per pound so I am burning around $1.75 a day or $52.00 a month in my little Econo1 from Leisure Line. Being as I got the old stove from a guy who was going to scrap it and I spent around $50 or so to restore it, I figure I am way way way ahead of the game.

The only measurable factor that counts is Momma is warm and happy which makes my life very nice.
A bucket of rice coal is more like 33-34 lbs. I don't track usage other than annually anymore. I just know i'm saving a $hit pot full over using oil. 8-)

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Post Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 9:50 am

I have never weighed rice, but a 5 gallon pail of buck from my current supply comes in at 38 lbs.

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Post Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 11:21 am

During Nov. I used 27 bags or 1080 lb. heating about 1200 sq. ft. , dhw and a uninsulated basement which stays around 65 to 70 .

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Lightning
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Post Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 4:28 pm

freetown fred wrote:Just throwing another hand fired in here--20 days at 20 lbs= 400 lbs--10 days at 40 lbs = 400 lbs---soooo, 800 lbs for Nov.
Yes Sir!! Hand feeders feel free to post :D
Mine is operated pretty much same way as a hand fed stove.
Only difference being its connected to duct work with blowers.

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Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 6:04 pm

Since I fired back up immediately after our clean out on September 29th, perhaps I might be permitted to sneak my full month of October usage into this November thread. I burned 752 lbs. in October.

Our boiler provides for 100% of both our homes heating and its DHW.

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Lightning
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Post Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 6:22 pm

Larry, thats awesome! I can definitely see a boiler in the future for me. I would run it year round, heating DHW and my hot tub, maybe even the swimming pool :)


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