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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Salty, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    Wife turned the oil burner on she couldn't take 66 anymore

    I think I'm bleeding out my eyes now ARGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH

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  2. MacP

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    Your pellet stove should be on full throttle. At least 70 degrees. Crank it up and turn off your heating system.
  3. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Uh Oh, Sounds like another furnace candidate! :cheese:

    Keep working at it, Took me almost 9 years to figure out my stuff. Maybe a second stove??? snowy will like that one ;-)
  4. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    not that this will make you feel any better, you are not alone! My wife caved in also. But no more than 68F. Our family room area is in the 70's but she won't use that space. Here we are mid January and dead of winter. Just about at the half way point, then it is all downhill.
  5. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    Poor insert is firing those okies as fast as it can on 5

    please please please make it get warmer tomorrow.

    I think i'm bleeding out from under all my nails now
  6. John97

    John97 Feeling the Heat

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    I feel your pain. I posted about this myself.

    I am very disheartened...
  7. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    24 minutes now and I'm already $4.00 poorer :)

    I think I'll pick up another ton on Tuesday isn't that like taking two Aleve?
  8. fmsm

    fmsm Minister of Fire

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    I just had to turn my p35i down, switched to stove temp this morning and the next thing I new it was 80"! I turned my max feed rate down to 2 from 4, it is cooling off a little. I figured with it being in the teens/ single digits the stove would need to crank.
  9. You're in the NE too right? I've been sitting around all day freezing and the thermostat says 70 or above. I think the mild winter we've had and the cold snap have spoiled us.i have the whitfield advantage 2 cranked to 5 blower 5 auger and the thermostat set to 70, but I might turn it up. I don't feel as guilty as when I hear the furnace switch on. Just bought 3 bags of pellets from home depot too.
  10. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    I know that I harp on this too much but if you are adjusting the temp and output of your Harman with the feed rate, you've got Harman operation all wrong.
  11. Enigma869

    Enigma869 Feeling the Heat

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    You either have the smallest house ever built or the most well insulated house ever built!
  12. hooter04

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    Ahh 5 above out and the house is 78*. Of course I've gone through about 200lbs of pellets in 3days but who cares,I've saved allot more than that over the past month.
  13. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    I think I almost peed my pants when I read this!!! :)
  14. Snowy Rivers

    Snowy Rivers Minister of Fire

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    Ears just came up, did I hear second stove ??????

    Oh yes, I just turned our little stove off for a while, as the house was up to 74 and its snowing outside.

    Tonight will likely be a one stove night.

    The More stoves the better me thinks

    Snowy
  15. fmsm

    fmsm Minister of Fire

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    It is heating about 1200 sq feet with ease
  16. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I thought you'd get a kick out of that one snowy. ;-)
  17. fmsm

    fmsm Minister of Fire

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    Set it back to 73 at room temp and a feed rate of 4, problem is I do not get a hot burn. Maybe the stove is just too big?
  18. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    three speed stove is on high. mwps w/ no oak (soon to be remedied)
    i too have the "screw it, i'll save pellets when it warms up" mentality.
    but the feed gate is still closed as far as it goes.

    burning maybe a little more than 1.5 bags each day the last two days
    i imagine with the oak, my 925 sq. feet will be more than happy with the mwp blend.
    not doing bad at all even now. i must say.

    i'm lucky my g/f likes it cooler than me though. 67f in the back bedroom is about max with it being below zero.
    definitely adding attic insulation there first in the spring.
    as well as we are doing full vinyl siding with foam board insulation behind it come spring.

    when the oak is in, i expect to kick old man winter's ass even more soundly.

    still haven't used the oil burner. am pushing a little warm air into the basement through an opened register w/ a box fan on it.
    basement holds steady at about 47f even with outside temps of well below zero. i have the opening restricted so not too much heat is drawn down there.

    several times this week i have tried to imagine how i would be dressed if we were heating with oil.
    it sure as hell wouldn't be in the current short sleeved tee shirt and sweats i am wearing now.
  19. imacman

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    My CLEAN 10-cpm is humming along. It's 12 °F outside right now, but got down to 8 last night. Stove is on Hi-Lo, and set at 6-7.....house is a comfy 70 burning Lignetics green label Hard/Soft blend.

    I DID turn the ThermGuard on a couple of days ago....do NOT want to mess w/ any broken pipes, so the oil monster still runs every 2 1/2 hours for 5 minutes to keep those pipes running, and it also heats the water. I'm hoping for only about 200 Gal of oil for the whole winter.
  20. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    Well it's a oil subsidized 66 in the kitchen right now. It's a warm 66 though. I feel about $50 poorer overnight in the oil tank.

    I think not a second stove....I think a change from the insert to a full size pellet stove is coming this year. I can feel it in my bones. Oh wait that's cold...wrong sensation :)
  21. 1Dtml

    1Dtml Feeling the Heat

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    5* outside, but toasty in here.
    I tried the first of my truly premium pellets (Somesets), and wow the stove burns at least 40* hotter than the best shoulder pellet.
    I took the advice of those on this forum, and went with the larger insert, thank you...thank you very much.
    I couldn't be happier the stove is loafing along on low setting of hi/low for the most part, and hi is only on setting #3.

    1D
  22. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    Lots of good info here from a fellow Forum member. Its worth the read....

    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/83574/P22/#1009016
  23. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    i feel your pain....

    woke up this morning and the house was alittle cooler then i would
    have liked but just threw a sweatshirt on and all is good..


    my problem is lack of insulation which will be remedy over the coming
    months, then for the heck of it i,m adding a second stove as well only because,
    this pellet thing is addicting !
  24. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    How do you calculate a ceiling height in square footage??
  25. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    That would be cubic feet...I knew what you meant, I'm just bored and being an A$$!!

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