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Anybody OCD about keeping the hopper full of pellets??

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by aburress1223, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Anything not protected by law that goes after my birds gets a very warm welcome in up to 1 ounce of hot dense metal.

    I rearranged the upstairs pantry, spacing, number of and depth of the shelving the first fall we were here. The old shelving with additions is in the garage with the pellets. Both storage places are full. We will be in the pressure canning mode on meats next year.

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Possum?
  3. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    The last possum that got near the coop first met Mr. Havahart then Mr. Marlin. They are egg eaters and chicken chewers.
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    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    He needs to pay more attention to things like the illegals in this country and Big Sis not securing the border.
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    I was also addicted to playing with my...But someone told me I could go blind!!! :coolcheese:
  7. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    I got a 'beep' that you sent a message but I can't see it...... ;-P
  8. Waterbug

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    The "Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving" (400 recipes), is a real canners bible. It has poultry and beef recipes, but none for possum or coon.

    EDIT: The wife does have an old recipe book from West Virginia, that her mother gave her. It does have recipes for possum, squirl and coon if you need them. :)
  9. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I believe we already have that book and many more. Everybody knows that 'possum is done on the grill. You can keep the raccoon roundworm host. 'possums are also not welcome around horses, because of EPM.
  10. BrotherBart

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    OK gang. Back on the rails. :coolsmirk:
  11. checkthisout

    checkthisout Feeling the Heat

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    Geez.

    I don't fill mine up until I see the red light flashing or get cold in the middle of the night.

    How long before my forum membership gets revoked? :(
  12. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    We won't revoke your membership. But hanging with could be risky, The illness we have is transferable. If you get the urge to fondle pellets don't say I didn't warn you! ;-)
  13. kykel

    kykel Feeling the Heat

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    I only fill at night before bed and in the am before work.
  14. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Stick around will rub off on ya! You'll be fondling you pellet too! hehe!!!
  15. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Go load some splits ;-).

    In the morning and in the evening. No need to play in or with them when you can burn them.

    I still say you are all sick.
  16. philbrick

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    I have a large wooden barrel that holds two bags. And i have a scope laying inside the barrel. im always adding to the stove. BTW the barrel looks good to
  17. Waterbug

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    When you're huntin' possum, you put that "scope" on the barrel of your gun and not in a wooden barrel full of pellets. Try putting a "scoop" in that wooden barrel, it will work better. ;)
  18. EZsteve

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    Let's have a look at that barrel. Pic please. :)
  19. philbrick

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    Is it there

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  20. EZsteve

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    That is one fine barrel. I like the look. I will have to keep my eye out for one. ;-)
  21. bonesy

    bonesy Feeling the Heat

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    My Big E has a 120lb hopper. I try to keep it at least half to 3/4 full at all times.

    Regarding an App type of deal. I am seriously interested in someone developing a wireless controller to add on to any stove so we can see and/or manage the stove from the Internet. I would at least like to see a digital version of my control panel so I can tell what the stove is doing, what mode it is in, if it's shut down etc. At the minimum, read only. I don't necessarily need to be able to click on the control panel and change stove functions, just read them for now but if it had the ability to change functions it would be a plus.
  22. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    No scope needed for either the barrel with the pellets in it or on the barrel of the gun, open iron sights work just fine on the gun, and a scoop works fine on the pellets.
  23. philbrick

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    And i have a scope ok guys give me a break i know i made a spelling mistake
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    DEFCON 1 DEFCON 1 DEFCON 1 !!!!!!!
  25. Bank

    Bank Feeling the Heat

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    Shaggy: Like zoiks Scuub we're outta pellets!
    Scubby: Ro Ro Raggy!

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