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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. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    I understand. I wasn't counting on admittance into the club, but it never hurts to ask.

    I do put about 500lbs through my pellet smoker/grill per year. I know, a pittance, but tasty.

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  2. mjbrown

    mjbrown Feeling the Heat

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    i would fall under level4 on the present form of membership, or level 2 with the revised form.

    i only have room to store a little over 3 ton and i burn approx. 6 ton for the season as primary heat.my question would be titles...if 1-149 bags in considered piglet, and 8 + tons is hogzilla gold...what are the classifications for each level in between?

    do pigs have a different name for each stage of growth, or piglet to pig to hog? this is to funny, i just want to know what class i am in.


    mike
  3. Stentor

    Stentor Member

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    Just a humble level 3 (4 plus tons). Rooting around waiting for the acorns to fall.
  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Mike we are up for suggestions on the names and the levels too. 1 being highest or 5 being highest.

    This is more of a chat, I just want everyone to be proud of there level. Even the piglets!

    What would be some names you can think of for the levels?
  5. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Nothin wrong with the 4+ tons level. I'm there too. We are not hogs but Fat pigs anyway!
  6. mjbrown

    mjbrown Feeling the Heat

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    okay,so i have been thinking tonight... i like macmans second or revised qualifications.
    how about:

    lvl 1 = 1-50 bags = newborn
    lvl 2 = 2-3 ton = piglet
    lvl 3 = 3+ ton = rooter
    lvl 4 = 4+ ton = pellet pig
    lvl 5 = 5+ ton = greased pig
    lvl 6 = 6+ ton = fat pig
    lvl 7 = 7+ ton = hogzilla
    lvl 8 = 8+ ton = hogzilla gold
    22 ton tractor load = lifetime member hogzilla platinum

    feel free to change any of the names i have come up with...i think this is great, chuckeled the whole time i was thinking of it and interested to see what someone else comes up with. :-/ :-/

    i like this form because lvl one could be the entry lvl...where people are trying a few bags here and there of different brands to see what works best for them.


    mike
  7. magsf11

    magsf11 Feeling the Heat

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    I got 4 ton drove all ove Western New Your in my Dodge Dakota 2 weel drive to get the best price. ( end of Augest and I am talking about heating my house all ready Just shaking his head here)
  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Very creative! :lol:

    I'd like to see fat pig in there if possible? :)

    But a good start. macman and others what do you think??

    jay
  9. mjbrown

    mjbrown Feeling the Heat

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    jay...

    hpw about change lvl6 from wild boar to fat pig?
    thats good, my brain was fogging up at the end ,and i do agree with anything you would like to change the name on.

    mike
  10. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I think it's getting a little out of hand....LOL....too much for my brain to keep track of....I'm getting a headache :sick:
  11. rowerwet

    rowerwet Minister of Fire

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    will be moving my 6 tons plus another 8 bags or so into my "pellet bunker" (was the muck pit under my garage many years ago) with my ranger (if I can get the thing to start, 10 years and 250k miles and it wants to lie down now)
  12. WestonFire22

    WestonFire22 Member

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    I get to start hauling my 4 tons home on 9/12. One ton at a time with the Escape. Added to the 1 ton leftover from last year I will be at 5 total.

    4 tons of Rocky Mountain
    .5 ton of Fuel King
    .5 ton of something else I picked up on clearance this spring.

    Bruce
  13. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Bruce, your gonna put a ton of pellets (or ton of anything for that matter) in a Ford Escape????? YIKES :gulp:
  14. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    A whole ton in an Escape at once?? Best of luck ..

    I have an SUV about the same size as the Escape and the payload is only about 1000lbs.
    Most I have dared put in it at one time is 25 bags at the most, which was pushing it.
    Driver and/or passengers are included in your payload wgt.
  15. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I have to agree with macman and tink!

    Eek and yikes, Thats a lot a weight to haul in an escape!

    Ask a friend that has a pickup-(gas money, beer and pizza works wonders). Bet he/she would even help haul them in the house too (faster your done faster ya get to the beer/pizza)!
  16. mjbrown

    mjbrown Feeling the Heat

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    here's a thought... you pulling a trailer?

    i didnt think there was room enough in an escape even with the rear seat down...

    mike
  17. WestonFire22

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    Nope, not in. I have a tailer I pull with it. But thanks for being concerned. I don't think my son would be happy if I tried to get a ton in the escape since he just turned 16 and is driving it now.

    Bruce
  18. FireBurn

    FireBurn Member

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    I've got 2 tons
    Piglet under new terms
    Level 5 under orig post

    have been a level 1 Pellet pig under new terms, but that was a year ago...

    Wish I could afford 10 tons....that's what the pellet pig deep inside wants.... :bug:
  19. teetah222

    teetah222 Feeling the Heat

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    Hey, y'all need to stop switching in mid-stream... :) I was told that if I got my second ton I qualified as a pellet pig. I got it, but then started calling myself a "pig in-training". I'll never qualify for full membership 'cuz my house isn't big enough to need more than 3 pallets per year. :sigh:
  20. HEMI

    HEMI Feeling the Heat

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    I had 4, down to 3 now.......do i qualify for anything?
  21. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Hemi,

    You had 4 tons before 1st frost. You be a genuine pig! Welcome bro!

    Put this or similar in your sig

    Proud member of the Pellet Pig Club….OINK OINK!!
    “You pellet pigs should be ashaimed of yourselves” - eernest4- Grand Poobah - Pellet Pig Club
  22. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Haubera, your missing the point. The idea of Pellet Piggishness is that you buy way more than you'll need because you can't help yourself.

    If you only need 3 tons for the winter, buy 5 tons....now THAT'S a Pellet Pig!! :)

    OINK OINK!
  23. mainegeek

    mainegeek Member

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    Level 3! Here and accounted for SIR!!!
  24. mlwschultz

    mlwschultz New Member

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    We started the year with about 4 tons of NEWP stacked in the garage. Bought 3 tons in Spring, plus had about 1 ton left over from last year.
  25. Marbleguy

    Marbleguy New Member

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    I take the title of Pig Pellet with honor. Had four tons delivered over the summer and know that I will need more before the winter is over. Good thing is that there is a pellet company right here in town that I can get to any Saturday morning.
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