Pounds Per Day Used?

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EasyRay
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Post Thu. Feb. 26, 2009 4:25 pm

tugcapt wrote:sounds great ray how many Q.F. and whats your insulation?
I have a 1152 sq ft ranch Built in 72 with 2 x 4 outside walls insulated for electric heat. I also have a finished basement with a walkout where my stove is located that adds about 700 plus sq ft.
Regards, Ray


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Post Mon. Mar. 02, 2009 12:32 am

December Usage: -------------------------------- * February Usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2640# ------------- * Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2268#

Ash: 315# ------------------------------------------- * Ash: 269#

Ash%: 11.9% -------------------------------------- * Ash%: 11.86%

Degree Days: 1002 --------------------------------- * Degree Days: 961

# Used/degree day: 2.64# -------------------------* # Used/degree day: 2.36#

Or----2.32# less Ash ---------------------------------* Or----2.08# less Ash

January Usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2951#

Ash: 328#

Ash%: 11.12%

Degree Days: 1341

# Used/degree day: 2.20#

Or-----1.96# Less Ash

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Post Tue. Mar. 03, 2009 8:36 pm

1- 5gallon bucket of rice coal whould weight about how much.

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Post Tue. Mar. 03, 2009 8:44 pm

This what I have done so far for the heating season:

Average
Daily
Consumption

November - 35.7
December - 40.3
January - 43.2
February - 40.0

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Post Wed. Mar. 04, 2009 6:15 am

A 5 gallon bucket of coal weighs about 40 pounds.

The last few days I've used more coal than "normal". Just as I was wondering why I looked in the paper at the degree days. No wonder I've been burning more, the last few days have been some of the coldest days of the year! This morning, as I type, it's 12 below zero. Can't Old Man Winter see that it's March??
Orrington, Maine
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Post Wed. Mar. 04, 2009 8:36 am

Freddy wrote:Can't Old Man Winter see that it's March??
Not where we live brother!
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Post Wed. Mar. 04, 2009 8:12 pm

32.6 lbs a day since Oct.19 here. Amen on the cold up here you guys I am a glad though and hope it lasts for at least a couple more weeks. Heading to Second Mosquacook for the annual drill a hole drink a beer (maybe catch a touge) fishing trip a month late this year. I realy don't want to be slopping around in too much slush on the lake.

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Post Thu. Mar. 05, 2009 12:19 pm

James Goodine wrote: Heading to Second Mosquacook for the annual drill a hole drink a beer (maybe catch a touge) fishing trip a month late this year. I realy don't want to be slopping around in too much slush on the lake.
You lucky dog!!
Take Care and God Bless
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Post Sat. Mar. 14, 2009 8:54 pm

whats ice fishing...........drink a beer all the time....well not all the time........miss the ice fishing.....

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Post Sat. Mar. 14, 2009 10:26 pm

Why sit around all day when you can go ice fishing?

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Post Mon. Mar. 16, 2009 2:59 pm

Cold_Mainer wrote:whats ice fishing...........drink a beer all the time....well not all the time........miss the ice fishing.....
I ice fish all of the time and I never drink beer out on the ice.
For one most of the lakes in Pa are in state parks and it is illegal to have alcohol in state parks. But in the winter you could probably get away with it. But you have to drive home and atleast one of my children is always with me so I would not drink and drive with them in the car. I don't drink and drive at all. Just not worth it.
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Post Wed. Apr. 01, 2009 2:45 pm

December Usage: ---------------------------------- * February Usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2640# ----------------* Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2268#

Ash: 315# -------------------------------------------* Ash: 269#

Ash%: 11.9% ---------------------------------------- * Ash%: 11.86%

Degree Days: 1002 --------------------------------- * Degree Days: 961

# Used/degree day: 2.64# -------------------------* # Used/degree day: 2.36#

Or----2.32# less Ash ---------------------------------* Or----2.08# less Ash

January Usage:----------------------------------------*March Usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2951#-------------------*Coal used;Bituminous house & Nut 1976#

Ash: 328#----------------------------------------------*Ash: 192#

Ash%: 11.12%------------------------------------------*Ash%: 9.7%

Degree Days: 1341------------------------------------*Degree Days: 874

# Used/degree day: 2.20#----------------------------*#Used/degree day: 2.26#

Or-----1.96# Less Ash---------------------------------*Or-----2.04# less Ash

As you can see the only accurate way to judge your usage is by the degree day method

which stay steady no matter the weather.In my case about 2.25# of coal is needed to

heat my house.So on a 40 degree day I have to load 100# of coal.Used more house coal

this month(new Load) which seems to have lower ash.

http://www.wunderground.com/ Where I get the data for calculations,and a lot of

Historical Data from the closest weather station.

BigBarney

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Post Sun. Apr. 05, 2009 10:55 pm

For the month of March

1450 lbs of Kimmels pea coal.
average temp 68
2100 sq ft heated, 300 more closed off

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Post Mon. May. 11, 2009 11:39 am

December Usage: ---------------------------------- * February Usage:-------------------------------*April Usage:--------------------------

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2640# ----------------* Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2268#------------*Bituminous House & Nut 1476#---

Ash: 315# -------------------------------------------* Ash: 269#---------------------------------------*Ash: 186#-----------------------------

Ash%: 11.9% ---------------------------------------- * Ash%: 11.86%----------------------------------*Ash%: 12.6%---------------------------

Degree Days: 1002 --------------------------------- * Degree Days: 961-----------------------------*Degree Days:513----------------------

# Used/degree day: 2.64# -------------------------* # Used/degree day: 2.36#--------------------*# used/degree day: 2.88#----------

Or----2.32# less Ash ---------------------------------* Or----2.08# less Ash--------------------------* Or----2.52# less Ash----------------

January Usage:----------------------------------------*March Usage:

Coal used: Bituminous Nut 2951#-------------------*Coal used;Bituminous house & Nut 1976#

Ash: 328#----------------------------------------------*Ash: 192#

Ash%: 11.12%------------------------------------------*Ash%: 9.7%

Degree Days: 1341------------------------------------*Degree Days: 874

# Used/degree day: 2.20#----------------------------*#Used/degree day: 2.26#

Or-----1.96# Less Ash---------------------------------*Or-----2.04# less Ash

BigBarney

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Post Tue. May. 12, 2009 5:10 am

nice, ted, is the march load not valier coal? or is it just a new batch from valier? you might like using thompson bros., it's much lower ash (although for both my hand-fired and stoker, I prefer valier)
Burning western Pennsylvania Bituminous in WNY using model 77 stoker furnace. BITUMINOUS equiptment: 2 hand fired stoves of my own design, Many Combustioneer Model 77 stokers, stokermatic furnace, Many Will-Burt stokers, & and Two Iron firemen.


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