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Calling all heat hogs - consumption check time.

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by SmokeyTheBear, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Today is March 2, 2012 and there are about 59 days left to the end of my heating season.

    Bag number 175 is currently 1/3 into the hopper.

    Are the rest of you set for the season and ready to go stash rebuilding?

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I don't think I even cracked 100 yet! I'll do an official count next time I'm down there filling the beast!
  3. silverfox103

    silverfox103 Feeling the Heat

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    As of March 1st, 246 bags, 2 stoves, zero oil and nice n warm!

    Tom
  4. Czech

    Czech Minister of Fire

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    Wow Smokey, we're almost dead even, I think I'm at 161. I'm working through 20 bags I grabbed when I finished ton #3 not to long ago.
  5. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    Bag 169 in stove. 1 ton MWP being delivered Wednesday which will carry me into 2012-2013.
  6. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    I have bags 217-219 in the hopper right now. I have plenty to finish this season. Looking to buy 4 tons come spring. I am not sure when I will shut her down for good but hope 30 more bags will do it.
  7. DobieMom

    DobieMom Member

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    Not a 'hog' but WOW! I'm staying toasty warm but no where near the usage you all have gone thru ;) I'm on bag ***53*** :) Wouldn't be that high if I hadn't wasted time/money on 12 bags of Greenway :(
  8. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    went through about 111 bags and a fresh ton still sitting there.

    We only started burning Dec 23rd with the installation of our stove.

    Used 100 gallons of fuel oil prior to the stove and a smidge for 2 days waiting to install a part on the stove.
  9. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Just put bag # 127 in the hopper at 4PM. I recently updated my signature line including the new 2 tons of GT's. Scouring Craigs List for steals too.
  10. Fish On

    Fish On Feeling the Heat

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    I'm on bag 150 or so, I've got about 2 tons of good pellets left okies and cubex, and about 15 bags of blazers..

    So I think i will get some shoulder for the rest of the year.

    End of April I will stock up the bunker.
  11. gymrat0663

    gymrat0663 Member

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    I've only been burning my stove for a bit over four weeks since my February 6 install. I've been burning about 8 bags per week.

    Turmans - 24 bags
    Stove Chow - 4 bags (testing)
    Powerhouse - 1 bag in the stove and 3 more to go (testing)

    Nowhere close to pig status, but I'll get there! :coolcheese:
  12. thedude110

    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    Bag 117 is in the hopper -- I've got 33 bags left.

    I'll probably pick up one more ton to finish out the season. Our oil usage is WAY down, and I couldn't be happier.
  13. ifixmy2

    ifixmy2 New Member

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    Bag #138 in the hopper and 62 left on my property. Have another ton of somersets waiting for my disposal, but will likely end up in the front
    line for next season. 0 fuel oil used and happy as a pig!
  14. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    94 bags.. But I have burned quite a bit of wood.

    Burned about 4.5 ton last season. (4 ton previous seasons).

    Been nice and toasty. With quite the reduction in pellet consumption. Thanks to the wood eater and a warmer winter.
  15. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Bag #106 in hopper and 48 left, nice and toasty and not burning oil.
  16. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    103rd bag is 2/3 in the hopper now. Couldn't fit one more pellet. :) i think i 34 more bags left as of tonight ;-)
  17. ByCo

    ByCo Member

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    73 burned or in the hopper, 18 left. I'm planning on buying only what I need to get through this season because the plan is to rearrange my storage situation this summer and don't want to have to move to many.
  18. burrman

    burrman Member

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    im guessing 175 bags and 0 hours on my propane...
  19. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Three and three quarter tons burned. Gave a ton away, have one and quarter tons left. Will start my refill once I get done paying taxes. My goal is five tons of MWP. Maybe a couple tons of the softwood pellets for the below zero times. Then may think about additional back up.
  20. KINGOFTHENORTH

    KINGOFTHENORTH Member

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    Going by my unaccurate notes, Ive burned 137 bags.....Dino fuel turned on 3 times(that I know about)..I open the curtains when its sunny.Weird thing is I think I drank about the same number of beers....go figure. Stash.... 35 Spruce Pointe,8 Prest-to -Logs... :coolsmile:

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  21. PJPellet

    PJPellet Minister of Fire

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    104 bags. Been burning since October 1. I have not used propane at all and I have been re-stocking the stash consistently for future years. I have enough pellets for the next two Winters.
  22. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    My totals used so far 96 bags! (might have been a few bags more-I heated with cord wood during the October mega storm for 5 days=aprox 4 bags of pellets?)!

    4 O'Malleys
    28 Green Teams
    7 Power House
    39 Stove Chow
    4 Lignetics Green
    4 Cubex
    3 Platinum Fire
    2 Geneva's
    2 Premier
    2 Mc Feeters
    1 Misc(no name brand)


    What's left in the stash 154 bags!

    2 Misc softwoods
    2 MWP
    2 Nations Choice
    2 Fireside Ultra's
    2 Premier softwoods
    4 Turmans
    4 Lignetics Green
    46 Cubex
    48 Hamers
    20 Green Teams
    11 Stove Chow
    2 Penningtons Natures Heat
    9 Power House
  23. Dr.Faustus

    Dr.Faustus Burning Hunk

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    i have no idea how many bags of pellets i used. how do you keep track? tally marks on a list? or do you open 1 ton at a time and just figure it out be how many bags you have left? i usually open all my pellets at delivery time, so i can restack them 2 tons high. i fit more in the garage that way. i've fit 16 tons in 1 side of the 2 car garage. nowhere near that now but i have plenty to finish off this season, and 4 tons towards next years stash.
  24. GrahamInVa

    GrahamInVa Minister of Fire

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    Southern Boy checking in here... only 65 bags burned...

    Downstairs heatpump (w/ propane backup) has stayed off all winter. :)
  25. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Less than I thought, but I don't have an exact count. 3+ tonsish.

    I do know I drank 96oz of beer tonight. ;-)

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