January 2013 Coal Consumption

If you are in need of a more conventional heating solution that requires no power look no further. Unlike an automated stoker boiler these units do not require power to generate heat. They can be set up wiith pumps like a typical boiler or a gravity fed sytem insuring heat during power failures. Models include many New Yorker coal boilers, EFM WCB-24 and others. Some of these units can also burn wood.
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Dennis
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size
Location: Pottstown,Pa

Post Sun. Feb. 03, 2013 9:58 am

macdabs wrote:Dennis,
Do you burn much wood in your unit WOC multi fuel 55? And if so how long will a wood fire last ? I would love if AHS would make the multi fuel burners have a coal hopper like the coal gun has.

Mac
never burned wood in it.
Member "Phil May" had a wc-70 and believe burned mostly wood,maybe he will chime in


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mdrelyea
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Auger
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice/Nut
Location: Victor, NY

Post Tue. Feb. 05, 2013 9:30 pm

985 lbs total for the month heating about 1500 sqft ranch + about 500 sqft unfinished basement area. Tstat set at 69.

Blue line is the outdoor temp. You can see that as it goes down my coal usage (red bars) goes up.
Jan Lbs and Temp.png
Daily temp and usage

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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Wed. Feb. 06, 2013 8:35 pm

Heres mine for the last 3 months, its interesting to see the demand increase as it gets colder 8-)
I based my heated degrees on 65 degrees..

-----------Total pounds-------------Pounds/day---------------Pounds per heated degree
Nov------------1169----------------------39------------------------------1.366
Dec------------1260----------------------42------------------------------1.389
Jan------------1638----------------------52-------------------------------1.426

LiftedAWDAstro
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker 160
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker
Location: New Haven, NY

Post Tue. Feb. 12, 2013 8:00 am

Burned 2660# for the month of January. So far for the year I am at 8060# for an average of 65.5# per day.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110 Boiler
Location: Northern RI

Post Tue. Feb. 12, 2013 8:13 am

OMG! Why did I look...I feel sick now! :sick: 2,880 lbs! ...uuggh

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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Tue. Feb. 12, 2013 1:23 pm

stoker_RI wrote:OMG! Why did I look...I feel sick now! :sick: 2,880 lbs! ...uuggh
This will make you feel better. Propane at $3.29 per gallon woulda cost over $1200 :shock:

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Tue. Feb. 12, 2013 2:01 pm

OMG I wish I could be that accurate. About 2.5T give or take and I am dancing through the streets. My HO bill would have been insane. :) :)
Posted by an unreasonable adult.

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Post Tue. Feb. 12, 2013 6:54 pm

coalnewbie wrote:OMG I wish I could be that accurate. About 2.5T give or take and I am dancing through the streets. My HO bill would have been insane. :) :)
I know...I know...I'm just jealous of you guys out there buying coal so much cheaper! ... lol... ;)


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Post Tue. Feb. 12, 2013 8:27 pm

Lightning wrote:
stoker_RI wrote:OMG! Why did I look...I feel sick now! :sick: 2,880 lbs! ...uuggh
This will make you feel better. Propane at $3.29 per gallon woulda cost over $1200 :shock:
Are you kidding Propane costs $3.29 per gallon there? I just checked and it is $1.24 per gal here in WI and I paid $.79 on a 1100 gal fill last summer. I bought as much as I could since I though 79 cents was a good deal. I burn 125lbs of coal per day if it's in the mid 20s or up to 300lbs if it is like 10 below zero.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Tue. Feb. 12, 2013 8:33 pm

At that price for propane there is hardly a need to burn coal. By my figuring 10.5 lbs. of anthracite at 65% efficiency = 1 gallon of propane at 94% efficiency.
-Larry

Democracy rests upon the principle that collective wisdom arises from a pool of individual ignorance. A Republic rests squarely upon objective law, and fundamentally upon those laws which restrict the scope and actions of government.

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Post Tue. Feb. 12, 2013 9:12 pm

I have propane heating for my shop...I get the "heating rate" for that at 2.29/gal...but the same company charges like.$3.50 for my home appliances! Bastards!

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Post Tue. Feb. 12, 2013 9:17 pm

catpowrd wrote:are you kidding Propane costs $3.29 per gallon there? I just checked and it is $1.24 per gal here in WI and I paid $.79 on a 1100 gal fill last summer. I bought as much as I could since I though 79 cents was a good deal. I burn 125lbs of coal per day if it's in the mid 20s or up to 300lbs if it is like 10 below zero.
Come out to live in New England for a while...and you will notice you have lost weight! As long as you weigh yourself with your forever depleting wallet in your pocket! :mad:

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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Tue. Feb. 12, 2013 10:07 pm

catpowrd wrote:Are you kidding Propane costs $3.29 per gallon there?
Thats probably a conservative figure aound here :shock:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Wed. Feb. 13, 2013 5:32 am

catpowrd wrote:
Lightning wrote: This will make you feel better. Propane at $3.29 per gallon woulda cost over $1200 :shock:
Are you kidding Propane costs $3.29 per gallon there? I just checked and it is $1.24 per gal here in WI and I paid $.79 on a 1100 gal fill last summer. I bought as much as I could since I though 79 cents was a good deal. I burn 125lbs of coal per day if it's in the mid 20s or up to 300lbs if it is like 10 below zero.
Propane is usually MUCH cheaper in the midwest than in the Northeast. I have heard that residential heating in the midwest is just a sideline for the propane companies compared to the grain drying operations.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Wed. Feb. 13, 2013 5:49 am

$2.38/gal. is the current average residential price for propane in Ohio. $1.099/gal. is the average wholesale price in Ohio. Quite a mark-up!

http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_wfr_dcus_soh_w.htm

PS: You can find heating oil and propane price data for all States at this link.
-Larry

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