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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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 8:52 pm

About two tons from the end of September. My KA -6 hot water and a 2000sq ft insulated house 1935 vintage remodel.

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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: dvc-500
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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 9:08 pm

I have a 2000 sq. house and I have burn 1 1/2 tons so far.
This is my first year with coal switching from pellets and glad that I made the switch.
There is no comparison from coal to pellets.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 608 Energy Master I Stoker
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Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 9:28 pm

About 2800lbs. used since Nov. 15th. Coaltrol set at 71. 2200sq. ft. Wife is warm, all is good! :D

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump
Location: Penndel, Pa.

Post Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 9:46 pm

I have used about 1 ton of pea, 700# Ohio #4 bit and 500# nut from various sources. 8-)
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Post Fri. Jan. 15, 2010 9:29 am

About 1 ton every 12 days at 68 degrees started around Nov. on a victorian house poorly insulated 3300 sq. ft.

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Post Fri. Jan. 15, 2010 10:00 am

Pitman--I have a victorian. They are a bitch to heat! :shock:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
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Post Fri. Jan. 15, 2010 11:13 am

I'm shocked at how much LESS I'm burning this year than last ..... the only change has been the brand of bagged coal.

In 30 days, I used 45 bags ...1,800 lbs! Not even 1 ton! Last year I was close to 2 tons per month in January!
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Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite
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Post Fri. Jan. 15, 2010 11:35 am

My coal comes from Superior. I had to twist my coal guys arm quite hard in order for him to tell me. He told me he does not give that information out. I guess he doesn't want people to know how much he makes on it. I burn 3-3-1/2 tons per year.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350 with an S-20 pot (1966)
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: n central PA

Post Fri. Jan. 15, 2010 3:33 pm

Since August 2 ton here a EFM 350 with two zones. 1350 sq. feet. traditional cape cod. 70 degrees on both floors

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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea
Location: Springfield, VA

Post Fri. Jan. 15, 2010 6:36 pm

Too much - but that's what I think every year in Mid January as my stock pile dwindles. I have used about 1 ton and have another ton on the lot. My heating season is about half over so I'm right where I should be coal usage wise particularly since we are in the middle of heat wave with 53* outside temps. That's forecasted to extend into next week. I guess I'll hold off on a trip to the coal dealer for a little while longer. Have a great weekend! Lisa
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Fri. Jan. 15, 2010 7:11 pm

I am about 1.5 tons, but I did burn some wood during the fall when it wasn't too cold outside.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503
Location: Northern Maine

Post Fri. Jan. 15, 2010 8:01 pm

About 1.5 tons using a Hitzer 503 fireplace insert - 1800 sf ranch - fairly well insulated - pretty open floor plan - normally 70 - 74 degrees in most of the house 24/7.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby
Location: Denver Pa

Post Sat. Jan. 16, 2010 11:15 am

Have an EFM 520 boiler. It's been running for a little over a month. Heating approx 2500sqft with copper finned baseboard and our DHW. So far we have used a 1 ton of coal.
It used more the past 2 weeks when temps really dropped.
Very pleased with the efficiency of this unit.

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Stove/Furnace Make: yukon dual fuel
Stove/Furnace Model: husky
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Post Sat. Jan. 16, 2010 3:10 pm

About 1.5 ton so far this season, started mid nov. Use about 3.5 ton whole season, heating 2800 st feet ranch with finished/heated walk out basement, moderate insulation, 2x4 walls, keep at 73 24/7.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
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Location: Northern Maine

Post Sat. Jan. 16, 2010 3:19 pm

3.25 ton since Oct 9. Heating 2400 sf house to 72* and 1200 sf garage anywhere from 40*-60*.
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