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Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by cookiemonster, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

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    Switched over from wood to coal this year and have it adjusted nice. Burning "Stove" size anthracite coal. I did improvise a firebox reducer because a full firebox is just too much. i needs to open draft occasionally and "work " a little to keep a nice fire going. I've effectively halved the firebox with plate steel and refractory brick. I build a nice deep coal fire in the front. I have about 3500 sq ft of living space to heat with the "dump" zone in my garage. I get am getting a good 12 hour burn cycle when it is in the 20's outside. No kidding..... Love this stove... Just ordered another 5 tons of anthracite.

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  2. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

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    SF 360 .Just ordered 5 T of Anthracite. Running low. 5 F outside. 69 F inside. Burns all night... Nice... Love it.....
  3. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    How much does the coal cost, and how much ash are you handling & how often?
  4. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Member

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    I'm getting premium anthracite in 5 ton shipments for $1300.00. This will heat my home, hot water, baseboard, radiant, everything from the start of November to some time in March with some left over. The house is kept pretty warm even in colder weather ( 70 - 72 degrees) The basement is about 80 degrees due to the heat off of the stove itself, keeps the floor on 1st level warm :) . With the price of oil these days I figure I'm saving a somewhere around $2000.00 a winter burning season. I'm handling about a tray of ash every couple of days. ( about 2 gallons worth) in the colder months.
  5. JrCRXHF

    JrCRXHF Burning Hunk

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    I have a SF-260 that all i do is burn wood in because we can not get coal easy in michigan. But i would love to burn some coal during the 0F and -15F nights Wood works and is really cheap for me but on nights like that i have to pack the box and have a few coals felt 8 hours later.
  6. Scotts Bum Wine

    Scotts Bum Wine New Member

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    I started burning chestnut sizes Anthracite when it was $25 per ton. It is now over $300 per ton --- way too much to be economical anymore. I have switched over to wood, and will be selling my coal stoves. I agree that coal is a lot less work, but there are people in power who are determined to put coal out of business. Around here, wood remains at a stable and affordable price.

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