Forum User Hint acronyms and abbreviations common to Hearth.com

webbie Posted By webbie, Oct 9, 2012 at 9:28 AM

  1. webbie

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    Note - besides these hearth.com acronyms, there are a number of common internet ones which we assume you know! Examples include IMHO (in my humble opinion), LOL (laughing out loud) and many more. You can find lists of these elsewhere - some common ones are at the bottom of this list.

    PE = Pacific Energy
    VC = Vermont Castings
    CDW - Dutchwest Stoves
    LP = Liquid Propane (Gas)
    DV = Direct Vent (gas or pellet, etc.)
    BV = B-Vent (gas)
    VF = Vent Free (gas)
    NFPA=The National Fire Protection Association
    UL = Underwriters Laboratories (testing lab)
    MM = Moisture meter
    OAK = Outside Air Kit
    OP = Original post or original poster
    CSD = Cut, split and delivered
    RTFM = Read The Freaking Manual
    BOTL = Be on the lookout
    NG = Natural Gas
    YMMV = Your Millage May Vary
    CO = Carbon Monoxide (Bad)
    CO2 = Carbon Dioxide
    OWB = Outdoor Wood Boiler
    HW = Hot Water
    DHW = Domestic Hot Water
    UPS = Uninterrupted Power Supply (battery backup)
    CL = Craigslist
    CSS-=cut/split/stacked
    PPE - Personal protection Equipment.
    WFO= Wood Fired Oven
    WFO= Wide Flat Out, Wide Full Open

    AFAIK = As Far As I Know
    IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
    FWIW = For What It's Worth
    BTW = By The Way
    OTOH = On the other hand
    IMHO = In my humble opinion

    Please add yours below and I will add to this post later....
     
  2. SteveB

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    Mag or Mag gauge = Magnehelic vacuum gauge
    IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
     
  3. Mark_ms

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    How can you forget LBT??? (leaf blower trick)
     
  4. h2ochild

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    EVL= equivalent vent length
    NFI= National Fireplace Institute
    PFI= Pellet Fuels Institute
     
  5. MasterMech

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    SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed........ ;)
     
  6. Jags

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    CAD - Chainsaw Acquisition Disease
     
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    WTF - WikiLeaks Task Force
     
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    WAF= wife acceptance factor
     
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  9. sheetmetaldan

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    I have a question I keep hearing the term shoulder pellets. I assume it means lower quality pellets? Am I correct? Or is there a better definition for this term.
     
  10. bmblank

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    FIL and MIL, father-in-law and mother-in-law, respectively.
     
  11. BrotherBart

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    Lesser heat quality pellets used in Fall and Spring usually because they are cheaper and not as much heat is needed.
     

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