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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. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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  2. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Woke up to 4F out, 70F in, Prescott set @ #2 overnight w La Crete's in the hole not bad.
  3. DexterDay

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    Entire house is a Toasty 73°… :)

    About 3° outside (not counting wind chill) this morning..... Warmed up a little. I think it's 10° outside now

    Furnace ate a lot more than on a 25° night (idles on level 1) it ran about a half hour on level 3, then a half hour on level 1. With a 3° span...
  4. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    The easy blaze were able to keep my place at 67 last night on 4/5. It was 6 last I looked. Probably went a few lower than that. It was set for 70, but only had a few hours to get there (6pm-11pm) from 63. I went to bed at 1030 and noticed the 67 temp. it probably hit 68. Either way, that's more than comfy for me, as honestly, it never gets to 70 in my house (i usually run the stove on 3) before it gets there either due to it being really cold out, or i don't have the stove on hard enough to get that it that hot. I find it saves from cycling so much. 70 is just too hot for me. I still woke up sweaty and sticky this morning with the stove maintaining 63 for the overnight hours, and was 65 in the house when i went to check it after my morning shower. Plenty warm, and i'm burning just a hair over 1 bag a day. 1.2 probably.
  5. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Just to cold for me. Home is cooler than what I normally have it, but tolerable. Switched to softies today. Watching the wall thermometer. odd, the outside temp dropped a degree in the last hour. So far, most of the big storms have fizzeled out or missed us. Folks with the sleds aren't too happy about this. Noticed the guy down the road has all his ice fishing shacks out on the Kennebec. (Tide water) He rents them out. Guys go there, drink a lot of beer, and bring home a few smelt.;lol
  6. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Well it did not get above zero here until almost 1:00 PM. Tonight I'm going to give my stove a run on 4 and see if she'll hold together just in case I need it. The outlook for next month isn't exactly warm.

    It wasn't pleasant outside this morning while I was handing out the chicken treats.
  7. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    it was zero here this morning at 5 am....filled the hopper with Hamers last night
    and let it run on 4 all night, woke up to a nice 70 degree house this morning.

    picked up a few bags of Barefoots today for tonight
  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I put 2 bags in the hopper yesterday when I got home from work. They didn't quite make it 24 hrs. I'm officially on a 2 bag a day diet with these temps!~~~~~~ ;sick

    Wifey said she opened the coup door this mornin and the girls refused to come out. One held a sign that said "You'll get eggs when we get heat". I think they be on strike? ;em
  9. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Upddate. It has been 4 and a half hours. Did not change stove settings. house is 3 degrees warmer.(monitoring thermometer in another room) Outside time has dropped three degreess, but even more impressive is that the furnace hasn't kicked on during this time. Not liking this arctic air at all!!!
  10. Cincinnati Kid

    Cincinnati Kid Feeling the Heat

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    Burning country Boy wood pellets in both stoves
  11. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    It is back below the zero mark here save$ and never got above 1.5::F.

    I gave my stove a short run on 4 and am now debating changing it to 4 for tonight or breaking out the Cubex. I always loose in these debates. Maybe I should compromise and load up the Cubex and set the stove to 4.

    At least the wind has lessened.
  12. DOLLARBILL

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    here in my neck of Maine its been below Zero all day with the ever present wind chill with no end in sight for a few more days Stove has been doing the job no complaints and with MWP Softies to Boot!! tomorrow i think Ill break out the Cubex and see how they hold up !
  13. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    The high I saw today is 1.6. It's 1 right now outside, 73.2 inside. Running MWP softies on heat setting 4.5.
  14. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    lucky me only 15 here have the stove on 70 and the feed rate on 4 with the fan on med and its 72 in here think i need to turn it down.
  15. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    I'm so cheap I have to tell myself, "you paid for those top shelf pellets three years ago, your loosing money if you don't torch them"


    Good pellets are like good cigars, hard to bring yourself to light them satisfying when you do
  16. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I know what ya mean. The Turmans I just finished were from 2008 and the Cubex I have in now are from 2010. Odd I don't have an issue or even want to save the boxstore stuff. Well maybe if I could score Somersets?
  17. Branson4720

    Branson4720 Burning Hunk

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    3 degrees outside right now......forecast shows -10 possible tonight for North Central Mass.:mad: Been burning Okies Black Hills Heat all week. VERY warm inside right now. 77.5 on first floor, 72.0 on second floor. The Accentra chews through fines, chunks or whatever.:) The Black Hills Ponderosa Pine are definitely the hottest fuel in my stash.
  18. imacman

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    Just saw an updated weather statement.....this cold streak is supposed to last into Saturday.....BRRRRRRR.

    Keep a stash of the cold weather pellets ready!
  19. kt1i

    kt1i Member

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    About 5 F out right now, most likely will dip below 0 by morning. Running medium on thermostat burning NEWP. Stove keeping it at 68 deg.
  20. frankie

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    First time ever burning Turmans. Got them going in both stoves and the house is 73 and basement is 68.

    First year burning pellets and the heat is remarkable. With these temps the oil furnace used to run almost nonstop and the house would not reach 70. No oil at all burnt this year and will keep it that way.

    As of 7:25pm it is 2 degrees.
  21. sinnian

    sinnian Minister of Fire

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    Suppose to get to -6* tonight, but I am better it gets even lower than that. MWP Softies are still my favorite ::-)
  22. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    -11.6 and falling @ 7:37 pm.
    mwp softies.
  23. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    T shirt weather down this way for you Earl. Only -1.1.
  24. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    dang. just about time to shut her down for the season. ;lol
  25. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Dang, Its cold up yonder. I was complaining till I read ya alls temps. Its a whole 5::F here. Cubies are roastin us out(73::F) Had to turn the stove down a nitch with them!

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