Pounds Per Day Used?

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Post Fri. Mar. 28, 2008 8:23 pm

5 months burn (apprx) 2-tons fixed bagged to start, as of March 28, the 2-ton is now gone . I bought some back up....I have a full hopper and three 40lb-er's left out out of 740lbs. of back-up. I'll make it without any other HEAT source this year for a total expenditure of... $600.00 in Coal, add the Alaska Channing @ 2000.00 , about paid for in one year,... I am a very happy camper! :D


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Post Fri. Jun. 06, 2008 9:40 am

13 pounds a day to make dhw for five people

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Post Fri. Jun. 06, 2008 9:44 am

1975gt750 wrote:13 pounds a day to make dhw for five people


Wow!! (pretty soon you'll be down to counting individual chunks of coal used! :lol: )
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Post Wed. Jun. 11, 2008 9:54 pm

jsut made some adjustments on the boiler and now I am getting 10 pounds a day for dhw for 5 people. I put 120 pounds in on june first and just added three bags tonight . that is 120 pounds in 12 days cant complain about that.

chris

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Post Wed. Jun. 11, 2008 10:16 pm

The system went back on line after a short shutdown to do some reconfiguration of the supply and return lines and I ended up switching coals. I stopped using the Calvin Lenigs because it was making an unbelieveable amount of ash, about one tub of ash for every two or three bags of coal. Also was burning about 70-80lbs of coal a day.That coal doesn't work for me during summer. During the cold weather, it was real good stuff. The ashes show alot of unburned coal from the keep it going cycle. Went to the Jeddo I have left over and it works real well! I have the timer down to 2.5 minutes per hour and this coal holds a bed real well. Not much ash in the tub for three days worth of timer cycles and keeping DHW for seven. The fines are taking up more tub space than the ash :D Scott
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Post Thu. Jun. 12, 2008 1:07 am

It sure is strange that a coal that burns good when the firepot is full and working hard is a lousy coal for idling along in the summer.. I've noticed that my Superior coal makes very fine powdery ash in the AA260 when just making hot water..on the timer most of the time,, only stokes up about twice a day.

I'm burning about 20# a day, hard to tell, hard to judge how full the hopper is befor and after a few buckets of coal are added..the hopper is huge..

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Post Fri. Jun. 20, 2008 8:24 am

I have a hand feed furnace with long skinny fire box. Heating 1800sq ft well insulated locted in Utica NY area. Need to know how much coal to purchase to get through the winter. New to burning coal bought a new 150k furnace that will burn coal or wood with force draft blower and roller grates. Thinking about buying 1 ton of pea size and 2 tons of nut coal. I will use pea in fall and spring and use nut in the middle of winter.
Have never burnt coal so I am new to this coal deal I have burnt wood in the past (about 15 years ago) need to do something to off set fuel oil prices. :?
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Post Fri. Jun. 20, 2008 8:45 am

Jimbo, I'd suggest 4 tons or even 5. If you have any left over you can always use it next year.
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Post Fri. Jun. 20, 2008 8:50 am

Can you post a picture of the firebox? Based on the product webpage it sounds like this unit is primarily intended to burn wood, your success with anthracite will depend on the firebox design.

One more question, do you know how much fuel oil it currently takes to heat your home for the winter?

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Post Fri. Jun. 20, 2008 8:53 am

ahhh missesd the type of stove, be sure to buy a few bags to test it before committing to many tons. A lot of people have had problems burning coal in the wood/col boilers. It's hit and miss and depends on how its designed.
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Post Mon. Jul. 21, 2008 8:20 am

70 - 80 lbs per day of Calvin Lenigs coal in a EFM. :shock: Is this just for DHW? Are there any other members currently using Calvin Lenigs coal? Please post your results.

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Post Mon. Jul. 21, 2008 6:16 pm

During last winter I used several tons of Calvin Lennigs' pea-size coal.. it burnt great, no problems at all.. This summer I'm burning UAE and Superior, I can't see much difference with the low burn rates.

It seems strange that the EFM style stoker would idle real well with summer use... I'm confused about this.. 80# is a lot of coal for DHW,,,

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Post Mon. Jul. 21, 2008 10:32 pm

Maybe I got some of the bad batch that went thru there about that time. The first part of it burned great, then all of a sudden it was ash city. :( Right now I'm using Harmony and the usage isn't even worth talking about. Sort of cool not having to dump the ashes all the time. :) Scott
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Post Sat. Oct. 25, 2008 9:28 am

Hi, I’m Denisse cool-coal, I’m new to this heating source and have lots of questions, I have a 1953 2,000s/f Ranch I live in Sturbridge MA. Since I got my Liberty stove installed last Oct 10th in my stone basement with a pipe throwing the heat to the fist and only floor, I’ve been playing with the settings trying to understand it. I fire it up fine, but I set it on 2 and mid fan.
The house in now @ 65 degrees and I’m consuming almost 2 50 pound bags a day. Since I bought 3 tons of coal I’m afraid I will run out of coal before the winter is over.

How many pounds should I use daily to heat a 2000 s/f ranch to 75 degrees?
Should I get another ton?
Thanks so much.

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Post Sat. Oct. 25, 2008 9:41 am

cool-coal wrote:How many pounds should I use daily to heat a 2000 s/f ranch to 75 degrees?
Should I get another ton?


Hi Denise & welcome!

If you can afford I , get as much coal as you can....It won't go bad! :lol:

As far as how much coal you'll need to keep you house warm, there are just way to many variables to figure that out. Trial & error & going through one complete winter will give you the answer.
Do the obvious things though:
Weatherstrip
add insulation if needed
storm windows (or plastic film)
close off unused rooms
etc, etc
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