Down to around a ton. Have started picking up 10 bags at a time if I go by lowes/hd to make it to the end of the season.
Started off with 4 tons.
I would try going to a local pellet house and buying 5 bags each of a few brands and see what works.
After you burn coal, the leftover material is called fly ash.
Same concept as wood. You burn cord wood or wood pellets, you have wood ash leftover....
The whole "super clean" thing is relative.
Coal fly ash is hazardous. It contains numerous heavy metals(none of the good audible kind) and toxins....
I second boo boo's comment. I have one myself(forced air).
I have one pipe I always keep an eye on. The thermguard takes care of any cold air issues...
How do you like the AGP? I have a slightly older model. It seems like the manufacturer is going to be moving everything to be "agp based",...
I had to bump it up to setting 5 of 6 last night.
Went below 18 degrees.
Our goal is 65 degrees inside. Nice and warm. Stove is on setting 4 of 6.
I'm about 55 or 60 bags in. Mostly Cubex, but the Hamers have come out for the frosty days/nights.
No issues here. They seem better than last year, but it could just be my imagination.
It evens out the heat in the house so when I walk into a room upstairs far from the stove, it's not ice cold.
It does either, depending on your system. I have forced air, so it's wired into my forced air tstat.
Get a thermguard. Have it run for 5 minutes every 30 minutes.
Once enabled it will keep the place even.
15K for the whole thing.
1. new exit pipe for the basement.
2. piping to the tank.
3. new tank.
4. new field.
old tank will be collapsed and filled...
Apparently a few things factor into my cost.
Code requirements. X number of feet tank, etc need to be from basement, slab addition, property line....
For those keeping score I received the final cost.
Still working on Cubex.
May throw in a bag of Hamers tomorrow night. Low of 17F here...
Lots of replies, thanks.
My 1940s system has some issues. We suspected the drain pipe from the tank to the field had failed.
Not sure if this exactly fits, but since this is environmentally related I thought why not.
I need a new septic system as my existing system...
If the price is right, yes.
I paid $270 a ton. Burning them now.
The best advice is usually in the manual.
It should have cleaning intervals based on tons burns, weekly/monthly/yearly maintenance, etc.
I've stuck with the pellet houses in ct. The big box stores by me seem to leave them out in the rain with the main cover off.
Half of the top is...
This comes up now and then. It's generally considered to not be cost effective on the small scale.
There a few steps.
The raw material needs to go...
Frankly, I try not to.
My insert is such that after I remove the side panels and perhaps do a slight slide/wedge movement, I can get to any...
I could manually turn my blower on, but I don't want to run it constantly. With the Thermguard I can set how long I want it to run and how often.
You mentioned furnace fan. Do you have forced air? Get a therm guard. Greatest thing ever. Do a google search. Evens out the heat nicely.
Get a pair of welding gloves. I use them when removing components for cleaning during the season.
Started last night, just to take the chill off. Using up last two bags of o'malleys from last year.
That stove is fairly new. You try talking to the dealer about a free replacement?
$2K a year for oil got old.
We also like fire. The fireplace was nice to watch and warmed the room on a fall night, but couldn't do much beyond...
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