How Much Coal Have You Used So Far?

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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Post Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 8:19 pm

I have a 520 stoker. I've used probably 4 tons so far. My daytime t-stat is set at 67. Night time is 64. I fired up the boiler on Oct. 15. I have an old victorian built in 1884 with no insulation. Please let me know how you guys are doing?

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Post Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 8:29 pm

5 tons started burning in dec AA260 100 year old painted lady victorian 5000 plus square feet very little insulation 7 zones all set at 70

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Post Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 10:22 pm

I'm almost done with last years 4.3 tons. Maybe nother week left.
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Post Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 10:29 pm

You guys are gonna hate me....I burn about 20 pounds a day in my LL Hearth heating my 1700 sq ft ranch. 70-72 whenever the wife is home, setback to 67 from 10PM to 4AM.
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Post Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 10:37 pm

That's about right. I burn 40 lbs and heat about twice the area.
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Post Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 10:41 pm

running a 520 highboy,heating 1300sq. ft plus basement,started nov.1,used baout 2.5 tons so far.keep it a toasty 73.

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Post Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 11:17 pm

About 4 tons.. Heating a little under 4000 sq feet. Old Victorian built in 1895

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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 12:16 am

7.75 tons since oct. 2nd 2009, heating 3,000 sq ft in a poorly insulated house with old windows
burning pea coal from harmony mine, picked up in my 2002 Pontiac "Coalfire"

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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 12:50 am

leowis1 wrote:I have a 520 stoker. I've used probably 4 tons so far. My daytime t-stat is set at 67. Night time is 64. I fired up the boiler on Oct. 15. I have an old victorian built in 1884 with no insulation. Please let me know how you guys are doing?

1880 triple bricktorian. Heating basement with wood only but heating 2nd floor with wood and coal used 3/4 ton so far.
This probably does not count since I burn both wood and coal.
Burn wood all day then coal overnight. In morning dump wood onto hot coal coals. At night dump coal on top of wood coals.
Coal is producing 50% of our energy without dependence on foreign oil and creating millions of jobs....
Let's tell our government that we don't want this industry bankrupted!
...Instead, how about we spend a few billion researching technology to burn it even cleaner!

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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 9:31 am

About 2 tons. Heating 2200 sq. ft. well insulated split level with most windows argon filled double pane glass. I re-plumbed my two boilers into a true primary secondary piping system last summer. This eliminated my thermal siphoning heat loss problem. It's made a significant reduction in my coal consumption.
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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 10:50 am

67 bags =2680lbs Heating 1500 Sq ft old house fairly well insulated.

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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 3:48 pm

2 1/2 ton 2400 sq foot metal shop w/ 20'roof radient in floor home made boiler w/ twin stokers ran both for about 2weeks just 1 now it's in the 20s&teens

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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 5:36 pm

Heating about 2500 sq. ft. since Sept. 20th. Used about 120 50# bags or 3 ton. Hope to reduce that next year by installing recirc loop and maybe a 40 gal. storage tank in the recirc loop. Using about 65#'s a day in Jan. and it has been cold.


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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 5:47 pm

6 tons so far between the efm af150 and the alaska stoker.....about 4,000 sf

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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 8:10 pm

About 2 ton. Heating 3000 sq ft,. Well insulated house with a AA 130 68 day time, 63 night time

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