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Cleaned the vent today

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

  1. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    Done burning our first ton of pellets already this season so we did our regular weekly cleaning and did a vent cleaning w/LBT also.

    I am so happy to be done with those lousy ashy pellets and back to the good pellets.

    The vent was horrible. When we did the LBT after all season last year hardly anything came out of it. It was sure loaded with ash this time.

    Never again will I buy a cheaper ton of pellets just to save $25.

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Amen to that.
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  3. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Oh, the stove caught a nasty case of stuffed up nose. Them sinus colds will do that ;).

    Eat plenty of good pellets, stay hydrated, and get your rest and all will be well.
  4. Vognorth

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    I see in your signature that you are burning Rib Mountains...how you like them so far? I just installed our stove this weekend and bought a few test bags. Being new to pellet stoves I have nothing to compare with, but they seem really good so far.
  5. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    I love the rib mountain and pellets they are comparable to Jed's.

    It was the woodfiber pellets that we burnt that were so terrible
  6. Vognorth

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    Thanks for that info! I may end up buying a skid of the Ribs then and see how the first ton goes.
  7. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Ribs are good and local!
  8. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    they have good heat output and low ash. After a week our ash pan only has about an inch of ash in in compared to overflowing with the wood fiber brand.

    leaving the thermostat set at the same temp, the thermometers all over the house read 4 degrees warmer than the wood fibers too.
  9. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Stay away from Wood Fibers!!!

    Clinker heaven
  10. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    When will the masses learn? One of or biggest service calls are for clogged auger due to bad pellets. Lets do the math, save $25 per ton on 3 tons, 3x$25=$75. Clogged auger equals a service call at $65 and then about and hour labor at $65 so $65x2=$130. And customer still have over two tons to burn. Winning!!!!!

    Eric
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  11. SXIPro

    SXIPro Feeling the Heat

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    People call a dealer to fix a clogged auger?
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  12. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    "My stove stopped working, come fix it cause we are cold!". I know, some people pay money to have their oil changed.

    Eric
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  13. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    im one of them.

    i can't buy the filter and oil for cheaper than the dealer charges to change it for me while i sit on a leather couch and watch a sit-com on tbs or judge judy. :p
  14. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    didn't get any clinkers thank god!

    I will never ever change the oil on my truck again. the filter is up and over the top of the axel. I couldn't even get to it. The Mr had to finish. I do however, change the oil on the motorhome myself.

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