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“pellet pig achievement level"

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jtakeman, Aug 28, 2009.

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  1. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Can we have more than one pellet pig member level?

    This way we could have more pellet pigs. And we all can feel proud of our Oink Oink level.

    5 levels of status. 1 being the highest. We also need to name the levels and require tonage to achieve that level. We now have HOGZILLA thanks to macman.

    This is just a rough start if we can go further!

    Level 1= more than 8 tons

    Level 2= 5.1 to 8 tons (hogzilla)

    Level 3= 3.5 to 5 tons

    Level 4= 2.1 to 3.4 tons

    Level 5= 1.5 to 2 tons

    Please cast your vote.

    Thanks
    jay

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  2. BadDad320

    BadDad320 Feeling the Heat

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    Level 2 checking in............
  3. mnkywrnch

    mnkywrnch Minister of Fire

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    Another Level 2 here......
  4. treehackers

    treehackers Member

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    Another Level 2 -
  5. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Level two for me. Energex has been a real good pellet with my set up. Never had tar or had to scrap anything. Would get a crumbly biscuit in the burn pot that lifted right out.. Vac the inside, leaf blower trick to the stack, and all is well. Grateful for all the insight gained from this forum.
  6. defield

    defield New Member

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    Level 3 here. Would like to be a level 2 or 1, but don't have room after getting wood in for the boiler. Also, can't afford a divorce right now. :)

    How about some names for the other levels?

    I am very jealous of Macmans "Hogzilla" title!!!

    Old Ranger
  7. Tom Pencil

    Tom Pencil New Member

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    Level one. Got a great deal on Rocky Mountains and had a some left over from previous year.
  8. ww&hk

    ww&hk Member

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    Currently holding at Level 1
  9. Souzafone

    Souzafone Feeling the Heat

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    Made level 1 by a bag or 2 plus a full hopper.
  10. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    level 3 - 5 tons
  11. Souzafone

    Souzafone Feeling the Heat

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    Hold the phone guys! I thought the charter stated more than a mere 1.5 tons was required. Also, level such and such isn't up to snuff either. I propose the following
    Level 1 = BACON
    Level 2 = CHOPS
    Level 3 = Sausage
    Level 4 = Sooey
    Level 5 = Spam

    These of course are only suggestions, but you get the drift. Anyone second the motion? Anyone for seconds?
  12. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Souzafone,

    We can start were ever you like or we can vote for the levels. Its all talk for right now. We need the grand pooba and 2nd high command macman to weight in.

    By the way, I'm at level 3. Still haven't been givin the OK as a pellet pig.

    I was just trying to give everyone pig status.

    jay
  13. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    This may be viewed as "trying to give everyone a medal". Let us not water down the accomplishments of the Pigs. But I do think a "junior" status should be available to those who dream of having 7 tons.

    I personally don't have pellet at my house, but at work I burn close to 8 tons a year, and I'm responsible for the cleaning and whatnot. Does this qualify me in any way?
  14. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    From the Original posting. I thought it was 3 tons in the spring with at least 1 ton in October. Must haul your own yadda yadda!

    You guys keep saying 7 tons. Ok maybe pig status isn't for everyone But the 3 ton burners and up should be allowed in!

    I wish I was a 7 tonner, But Glad I only have to pay for the 4 I need to burn.

    Again it's just a thought.

    jay
  15. imacman

    imacman Guest

    OK, first of all, let me clear one thing up....the person who started the Pellet Pig movement is none other than eernest4 (you pellet pigs should be ashaimed of yourselves!), who is the Grand Poobah. I am not the 2nd High Grand Pooba...that honor belongs to Eric at Kinsman. I am but a simple Pellet Pig Treasurer (remember to keep sending those Bi-annual $50 dues ;-) )

    Now, that being said, the original pellet Pig "charter" called for a minimum of 3 tons and you had to have had hauled it yourself in a pickup truck. 4 tons and up, you were a pig even if you had them delivered.

    As for "levels", I'm all for that, but I think it should be the other way.....Level 1 is for 3 tons + pickup truck, etc. etc , and the highest level (after level 5 Hogzilla), would be Hogzilla Gold!!

    We could even have "piglet" level (less than 3 tons).

    Anyway, you get the idea.
  16. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Macman, Seeing as you are the first apointed hogzilla. I would be honored if you would take the rains here. You seem to have a knack for this kinda stuff.

    Please give us what would be your layout for the levels and requirements.

    I wounder what Eric will say???

    Thanks
    jay
  17. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Yes, I'm pretty interested in what Eric will say too....he's pretty quiet on the forum in the summer, plus the new store has him pretty busy too.

    As for the levels of pellet piggishness, here's my thoughts:

    1 bag - 149 bags = Piglet (“I am not tucking you in or leaving the light on for you. You need to be a big pig now…” Manonfire)

    3 tons brought home in pickup truck = Level 1 pellet pig

    3+ = Level 2

    4+ = " 3

    5+ = " 4

    6+ = " 5

    7+ = " HOGZILLA

    8+ = HOGZILLA GOLD

    22 tons tractor load = Lifetime member, and HOGZILLA Platinum level.

    Maybe Eric can make it worthwhile to reach level 7 and above by giving away a case of Bud Light and a bag of ProPellets :cheese:
  18. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I like it! There is a level for all us piggies. Plus think of the money the dues will bring in. Each member will still be at$50 right?

    Psst! what we gonna buy with it????hehe Oops-shhh!

    jay
  19. AndrewChurchill

    AndrewChurchill Minister of Fire

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    Level 1 PP here. I've got 10 tons coming.
  20. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    we go through approximately 50 tons a year , but thats year round , you will not see a day at ESW when pellets arent being burnt.


    guess on the pellet pig scale we're "hogzilla" i imagine most manufacturers are similar in "pellet glutany"

    personally i use 1.5 to 2 ton in a winter so i had to toss our company specs out there first just to catch the eye lol


    BTW the units we burn in testing (usually a few bags per unit) are sold along along with refurbs(that i do personally) and factory seconds on ebay through a local distributer at a signifigant discount, still with new stove warranty and free shipping (PM if interested i will get you in touch) note , im not the seller on the deal but the guy who does this is a friend of mine and a pretty good guy.
  21. shisits

    shisits Member

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    5 TONS PELLETS
    1.5 TONS CORN
    Where does that put me??? :)
  22. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    big pigs like corn %-P
  23. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Hmmmmmm....never thought about corn........ 8-/

    Where's that darn Eric when you need help :mad:
  24. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    6 tons here, but I submit, a pellet pig would have to be a home-burned situtation, rather than commercial, because if so, at work, we burn 4 stoves.....ugh....now Im getting a headache!
  25. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    Got 5 ton stocked for this season so far.

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