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Coldest Night in NorthEast tonight since last March - What brand wood pellets will you use?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Xena

    It is just good to compare apples to apples instead of heat settings.
    I have a basement install so I ran 3.22 lbs/hr last night but throttled it back to 2.46 lbs/hr during the day today to maintain the cozy inside temps.

    I find 3.22 lbs/hr helps when starting the stove when outside temps are falling. Once the house it heated it holds the heat very well. Sometimes it is hard to know to shut it down or not during the day because it uses more pellets to get the house warm again. :)

    P.S. Finally got the shed feed wires done so now I just need an outlet next to where the hearth goes and I will be doing a Shed Install!!!

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  2. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Wow, sounds like your Enviro Maxx can really cut the Mustard!!

    I rebuilt an Enviro EF2 and I must say Enviros are Top Notch in my book!!!
  3. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Well the Outside Digital Thermometer sensor just read 17.8 degrees at 7:00 PM tonight!!

    If the temp goes down any more it will break the overnight low again tonight and be the coldest night again this season!!!

    Just topped off the 115 lb hopper with a bag of Logic-e from last spring.

    Dodge grain gave out $10.00 certs for signing up on their newly updated website so each member of my family got 2 bags of Logic-e wood pellets!!

    8 bags and almost one week of free heat by going to the local store! Wood burners cannot do that!!

    Anyway the basement is 72, the living room is 72 and the bedrooms are 67 at 7:10 PM at 17.6 Degrees F outside on 2.46 lbs/hr on some free heat.
    Here is a new slogan. "Home heating with a Wood Pellet Stove -- life is warm and cozy!" LOL
  4. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    Supposed to have a low of 5 deg f here tonight. I think our lo last night was 14.
  5. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hi mepellet

    Low forecast here for tonight is 11 degrees F. Glad we have wood pellet heat!!
  6. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    This morning it was 7 and right now it is 4 and going down. I don't put much faith in forecast temperatures as they keep changing the forecast every time you check it, they call it refining the forecast .....
  7. VTrider

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    Yeah, it won't get any awards in the good looks department, the thing was designed for function & business. A real workhouse, which is what I was shooting for. We replaced all the windows a few years back, insulated basement , have cathedral ceilings & ceiling fans which all help - the kicker is that my house is only 1,400 sqft! First thought normally is...'that's overkill', but honestly I feel I couldn't be where I am with anything less. The Maxx chews through every pellet I throw at it, I can leave for the weekend and not worry about it running out of pellets. I haven't even touched the two highest settings, which is nice knowing I have them if I need it like when it's -10 and windy.
  8. libirm

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    9 degreess lowest last nigh currently 11 in my part long island= Stove on "3" kept 1800 sqft ranch @ 70 degrees burning Agway pellets
    Very Happy with results so far

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  9. jgrz0610

    jgrz0610 Burning Hunk

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    That's funny. M55 Cast FPI, agway pellets, 9 degrees outside, 70 on setting 3 last night...eerie. But damn it's cold out.
  10. Xena

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    None of us are comparing apples to apples here
    since we all have different houses, insulation,
    Stoves, pellets, just to name a few of the variables.
    If your stove works for ya that's all that matters.

    Staying OT, 16 degrees here this morning.
    Stove on 2 overnight with Greene team and it was 71
    In the living room. Just kicked it up to 4
    cuz I like it warmer.
  11. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hi Xena
    Yes, I agree but knowing how many lbs / hr does make it easier.
    I would think that lbs / hr and sqft that is being heated is directly proportional and it would be nice to know.
    Granted the pellet type, house insulation and draftynes has a role but that would be plus or minus a few ounces if a good formula was developed.

    Our Low here last night was 12.2 Deg F and ran the stove at 3.22 lbs / hr burning Logik-e pellets from Canada.

    So with you install, heat setting 4 - 3.15 lbs/hr will really warm your socks!!!

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  12. xraycer

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    Hey, Don

    I bought 4 bags of those LogikE pellets and burned them for the first time last night. Cost like $5.50/bag so I figured on getting at the very least decent heat. What a huge disappointment! Came home from work this morning and house was at 66* (16* outside, 3feed, 7blower). Night before with same condition house was at 70* with Fireside pellets ($4.80/bag). Got it cranked right now at 7feed/9blow for the past 2 hours and the house has only gone up 1 degree. So glad I only bought 4 bags! Only positive for me is that it appears to be really low ash.

    I'm guessing you picked up at Dodge grain and feed. How do they work for you? Worth the extra money?
  13. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Yes, Dodge Grain. They were stored inside at that time.

    Did you buy those bags on a rainy day? I have had very good luck with mine and no problems.
    A year ago last summer, I got 3 tons for $5 per bag.
  14. mepellet

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    Same here. Put a new bag of Greene Team in at about 6pm last night and used 90% of that on low setting all night. But kept the house comfortable enough considering it was 5 deg F out when I woke up this morning. Still cheaper than oil and thats all that matters right?!?!
  15. mepellet

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    Yea I haven't done any house modifications. We like the bedrooms cooler than most people I think (low 60s). I have been able to not use any oil besides 5 mind twice a day just to keep the pipes from freezing. Basement was down to about 58 this morning and I have a very leaky bulkhead that I need to do something about.... just haven't figured out what just yet.
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    Found some descent priced MWP (with the Stove on the bag) so I stopped burning the OKIES for a day and a half. The MWP wouldn't produce the heat and I could visibly see more ash being generated so I switched back to my OKIES for the cold nights and will save the MWP for days in the 40s.

    Also left the Castile on daytime temperature all night to reduce the warm up time in the AM.
  17. vgrund

    vgrund Feeling the Heat

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    I'm burning Energex American this year. Usually it is a decent pellet. This season's batch is very dusty, much more than previous years. It is still hot, however...
  18. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    i was burning Stove Chow till this recent cold snap

    switched to Barefoots...omg the differance !!
  19. xraycer

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    Got it off an indoor pallet on a beautiful sunny day. I guess my stove doesn't like these pellets.

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