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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by imacman, Jan 22, 2013.
Let's not get carried away.
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Subsailer, Are you gonna use those Maximums soon? I'm still curious about how they do. I never got a chance to pick some up.
I'm burning them right now in my PDVC in the basement. Very clean pellets, light in color. NO, I mean NO fines or dust. More to follow.
WOW...gonna be even colder tonight....it's only 10pm, and it's down to 7 degrees here.
The Sets are kickin some as*.
Ok, went to straight Hamers tonight and upped the heat to medium-high to keep up with the temps. Put the GTs away for now....
Hamers killing it here too, chilled on couch, shorts, barefoot and t shirt (just cuz I can!! 83 degrees in stove room, 72 throughout house..)
These hot ones are burning such a bright white , the room is lit up..
I'm going to jack tstat tonight, run on high until morning.. Not playing any games trying to play catch up.
If there is time to burn the coveted good stuff and run balls out, this is it..
I just worry about running out of pellets at 4am if I move it to high. Maybe I'll give it a shot...
Cram them in every available corner. My 10-cpm says it holds 40lbs, but i can get about 45 in mine.
MWP softies update
Started burning them at noon. It was 67.5f inside, 3 f outside, furnace kicking on for a few min. on and off about every half hour. Space heater by wife chair upstairs in the living room.
Now 1030 pm. House is 73.3f upstairs and down, outside is -3 f, Not hearing the furnace kick in. Wife still has her little space heater on for a couple hours while she sits and knits.
This is my fist attempt at burning softies. I have two tons of them and will burn them when the temps are running in the teens and lower. Nice to see that this little stove can choke out some moor heat. I am running the stove at the same settings I did for the blended MWPs. Stove on 4.5', draft open wide. Flame is brisk and sharp like the tongue of a snake.
What ever my wife dumps into the hopper as I am 2 hours away from home 5 days a week. I left her with 8 bags of pros and 4 bags of sets to choose from. She did call me due to heat issues so I talked her through how to adjust the bottom 3 buttons on my englander. I was running 2-5-1 till 2 nights ago before it hit -8 now I'm up to 3-6-1 and running strong.
House is a brisk 73 degrees.
73 on 3-6-1? NICE!!
I know I know Bioburner. I'm hurting my checkbook too. But can't do anything about it until the stoves get put in next Wed. Probably will warm up to 50 after that. LOL
I, too, have been sitting on the good stuff too long! Got back from a week in Naples, FL last night and the house was 40 degrees at noon time when we walking in the door. Took 5 hrs. to crawl back to 70 degrees burning 3 year old Barefoots on high. Burning the BFs again tonight and house is at 70. Have a short stack on my porch and will dip into the Somersets for a "temperature check" tomorrow night. Last night it got down to 4 degrees and right now, 7 degrees. Will keep the stove running all night like last night.
0 degrees here burning Cleanfire Pacifics from woodpellets.com keeping the house a nice 75
outside thermometer reads 0. Got the pdvc cranked to 9-9 non stop. 120 lbs of green supremes in the extended hopper. inside temps - 77 in room with the stove, rest of the house about 72 ish. no oil is being or can be used.
now that i have an accurate digital thermometer with an outside probe set up, i'm becoming more and more dubious of the readings of -16 we got last winter with the old thermometer that "came with the house"
pretty sure we didn't actually crack 10 below last year. seeing what i see now.
Were at 15 degrees and the snow just started falling. Not as cold as you folks up north, but with the wind chill Its still pretty chilly here.
-7 outside 70 inside I'm on my way to work and I work outside.
Well the stove didnt run out @ 2 am like the night before. Loaded 40 lbs of Greene Team Platnuims from Lowes in at 8 pm and the entire house is much better balanced. Upstairs the bedrooms are 68 and first floor is comfy 73. Livingroom where stove is 77, stove and thermometer are at opossite ends of 26x14 room.
We had some - double digit wind chills a few days ago. It was getting a little chilly in here, about 65. I don't like to run a stove wide open, so I left the Cumberland on 4-4 (4-6 being the highest) and I fired up the Harman Accentra. An hour later it was a balmy 74. Not bad for a 100 year old farm house with no insulation in the walls and no wind break. Pellets are My saviour. If I was using My propain furnace....it would have literally ran non stop. God I hated that.
-11 degrees here right now. Burning a mix of green supremes and North Americans. House air temp is 71-74. House floor temp is 10 degrees...
It was -4 last night when I went to bed, and my Greenfire GF55 burning MWP was struggling to keep the house at 63 on setting 4 of 5. Either my stove is too small for my house, or these pellets are terrible. Not impressed in comparison to other's warm temps.
We had -21F here this morning.
67 degree wake up, ran Balz out all night, wtf
Went to bed with the stat reading 70. Threw in a bag of softies thinking it was a good idea. Woke up at 6 and stat read 66 Not impressed. What's up with that? Minimal ash was nice though. Flame was intense but not as high as with MWP. Threw in a bag of MWP and the flame is a bit higher. Slowly working my way back up. 68 now and still -8 outside. Could be due in part to solar gain.
I'm certain my stove is maxed out. We'll see if she catches up with MWP through throughout the day. Tomorrow AM I'll know for sure. May have to use oil....pfff, ya right. May fire up P38 #2
I don't mind the cold weather but I'm glad these sub zero temps don't stay around for long.