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Coldest night so far. What are ya burning??

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by imacman, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Cranky64

    Cranky64 Member

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    Hamer's, set at 4 out of 5 64 downstairs 68 upstairs, 18f outside right now.

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  2. SwineFlue

    SwineFlue Minister of Fire

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    Ditto.

    Finished the last bag of Cheat River last night, now burning Barefoots. Low is supposed to be 4, it's now 2. Today's high was 12.
  3. holstein

    holstein Member

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  4. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    The heat monster is happily snacking on Okies in the hopper w a bag of La Crete waiting in the wings. It's 10F outside right now, 75F in my living room.
  5. JonSkow

    JonSkow New Member

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    15* outside, 70* inside. Michigan hard/soft mix on heat level 2. I might bump that to 3 for the night.
  6. KINGOFTHENORTH

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    Spruce Pointe's are in ,stove is set at 7-7...-13F outside right now,supposed to hit -20 below tonite. 72 in the living room,65 at the far end.

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  7. becasunshine

    becasunshine Minister of Fire

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    Somersets, with the ceiling fan on reverse in the stove room to push the warmth out, and the ceiling fan in the kitchen at the other end of the house on reverse pulling air to that end of the house. Toasty warm in here! :) :) =:X <:3~
  8. MikeNH

    MikeNH Member

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    Burning NEWP on Room Temp manual. It's 5::F outside my house right now. 72 inside, 68 upstairs. Oil tank still full from the delivery in late Dec :)
  9. tsmith

    tsmith Minister of Fire

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  10. Cleetussnow

    Cleetussnow Member

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    It is 13 out with a low of 8. I am into the cubes and lightening. 71 is the coldest room I got with my stove on 3.
  11. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Burning MWP blend. Have six bags of MWP softies to go in next. 6 f outside. Comfortable inside. Stove is on high 4'. Manual says not to run on 5 for any length of time. Good night to pull the shades, close off un used bedrooms etc. little space heater by the wife's chair so she'll leave the furnace thermostat alone. We usually only have a few weeks of this Arctic stuff so we'll get by just fine. But truth be said , a larger stove would be nice.
  12. becasunshine

    becasunshine Minister of Fire

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    HEY! We are on high 4' as well, the top end of the little "optimal" bracket from 3.5 to 4.5. I guess we are at 4.25 ish? And we have our cell shades and thermal curtain panels drawn as well! Comfy in here. :) :) <:3~ =:X

    That being said- I notice a real difference in the amount of heat our stove puts out when we bump it up over 4', up to 4.5'. It's a noticeable difference. Do you find this as well, Save$?
  13. Mike D

    Mike D Feeling the Heat

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    Hamers and Green Team mix. Family room (stove room) is 74. 14 outside and going down...
  14. SmokeEater

    SmokeEater Feeling the Heat

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    Burning Curran's soft and hardwood mix pellets. Temp outside is now -6* and going down to -15* by morning. Wind is out of the west at 20-30 mph giving windchills of -25-35*F. I burned 4 bags yesterday and plan to burn 5 tonight for the 24 hours. Heating 3000 sq ft and the cellar is a 79 main floor at 72, upstairs at only 65, but those are all bedrooms. The PB105 is keeping the internal boiler temps at the preset 185*. I think this is where the buffer really shines. I have a backup oil boiler that can run simultaneously with the PB and dump another 120,000 btu and hour into the buffer if needed. No way will we be cold.
  15. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Oh yes indeed! I have it right on the edge of the yellow five area. The pellet drop is much faster there as compared to mid 4. About the only way I can get a couple bags in a day.
  16. R-G

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    Supposed to go down to 3 degrees tonite, currently at 10, the ole whitfield is keeping it at 78 in here, purring along on setting 3, timber heat in the hopper.
    I love this stove!!
  17. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Great thread people!!

    It's 9::F out, -7::F with wind chill, 70 in the house, 10-cpm is cranking out some btu's, and I'm off to bed.

    Night all!
  18. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    11°F outside with the windchill feels like 0°F. Running at heat setting 3 and holding downstairs at 73°F. I am burning Powerhouse Pellets tonight, and have a few bags of Lignetics left. Staying nice and warm!
  19. h2ochild

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    12*F currently outside, Hamer's are heating the house.
  20. nate379

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    Seems like whenever it's warm here it's cold in the L48 and vice versa. 32* right now and supposed to rain tonight/tomorrow.

    We had a cold stretch in Nov that put us near -30* a few times. With the wind, probably somewhere around -60* but that don't count.
  21. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    -11 right now and 2 feet of snow and instant heats are working well, 74 in the house on level 4
  22. Nicholas440

    Nicholas440 Feeling the Heat

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    7* F currently here in Northeast Ohio..... I am using a mix of Country Boy White Lightnings, and Somersets, I had to mix them because I have 30 bags stacked on my front porch, which is concrete, and had them covered with the thin white plastic that the pellets come delivered with, but a while back we had big winds and rains and the wind lifted the plastic off and all bags got wet from blowing rains... then I covered them again and once again snow storm blew in off the lake an lifted the plastic again, and covered the entire stack with 6 inches of heavy wet snow which I removed the following morning but , I have noticed a bag here and there must have some pin holes in them because a few bags I brought in had some spots where a little water got in and wet the pellets, so I've been sorting them out and I'm mixing some Country Boy that I have stored in the garage with the ones I suspect might be a little damp even thought they look and feel about normal some of the somersets wouldn't burn to well...

    So thats what I'm burning all evening and late tonight, and so far so good the heat is fine and flame looks decent, not the best as I would normally see with good dry pellets, but I suppose it's my own fault for not using a good heavy tarp an securing it better but the stove is working ok, and seems like Quadrafire will burn almost anything you throw in the hopper... Im running on LOW setting and living room temp is at 69 with a 7* F temp outdoors and steady winds about 15 mph...
  23. The Ds

    The Ds Feeling the Heat

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    Somersets the past two days/nights. Got up at 4:30 this AM; 2 degrees outside, 72 degrees in living room. ==c
  24. CtPaul

    CtPaul Burning Hunk

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    I have a mix of Vermonts and MWP softies in the hopper. 70-75 downstairs and 67-68 upstairs. But upstairs propane dragon running a lot more last night! :(
    I have the same problem my (old lake house)attic is under insulated and I have a crawl space furnace for first floor. I encapsulated my crawl space a couple of years ago....glad I did it.
  25. lessoil

    lessoil Minister of Fire

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    MWP blend.
    No complaints!!
    -6 out 77 in living room

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