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DO YOU LEAVE YOUR PELLET STOVE RUNNING WHEN YOUR AWAY

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Jabbers, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Jabbers

    Jabbers Member

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    I was wondering how many people leave their stoves running when they are at work or out shopping? I only let mine run alone unintended for 2 - 3 hours

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  2. bmanMA

    bmanMA New Member

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    We let the Harman run so long as we're not going away for the night.
  3. Jabbers

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    So your harman runs all day long when your not there?
  4. doingitonadime

    doingitonadime New Member

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    My 3 stoves run whenever the temp calls for them to I clean them completely every 3-4 days including exhaust pipes once a week, I'm confident they will keep us warm as I think upkeep is everything with my stoves
  5. iceguy4

    iceguy4 Minister of Fire

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    left mine for over 3 days...no worries
  6. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    this question's been asked many times before and 99.9 % reply yes they leave theirs running 24/7 . i know i do :)
  7. iceguy4

    iceguy4 Minister of Fire

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  8. Jabbers

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    I was looking for this topic but couldnt find it, sorry guys about that and thanks for responding.
  9. iceguy4

    iceguy4 Minister of Fire

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    NO WORRIES bud
  10. smoke show

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    Been out of town since friday, expecting the hopper to be empty when I get home...
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  11. iceguy4

    iceguy4 Minister of Fire

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    I recomend the "bulk hopper" even though I still keep a watchfull eye on my boiler...it is on MYschedule now;)
  12. Jabbers

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    You need someone to stop by and fill that for you.
  13. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    Was nervous at first to leave it, but it runs when we are not home. During the week from 6 to 4:30 everyday
  14. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Good idea, although it would look silly in my living room...
  15. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Are you volunteering???
  16. iceguy4

    iceguy4 Minister of Fire

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    NAaaaW...you could stack beer cans under it...:p
  17. Jabbers

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    I dont know here in ne ohio the weather is pretty crappy so in wi it probably not much better
  18. Harvey Schneider

    Harvey Schneider Minister of Fire

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    I trained my dog sitter to feed the stove when she feeds the dog.
    To answer the OP, The pellet stove is our primary source of heat. I wouldn't consider shutting it down, other than for cleaning, unless there was a true emergency.
  19. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Let it run 24 / 7 stove don't know if I'm out getting more Beer or home drinking Beer no different;)
  20. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    Since January 12 or so mine has been off for about three hours for cleanings, and shut down for two days when it was fairly warm. Other than that it just runs. Granted its a furnace, but except for ductwork it's no different than most any pellet stove.
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  21. skibladerj

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    24/7 The 150lbs hopper helps :D
  22. Dgopetactical

    Dgopetactical Feeling the Heat

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    I've been running 24/7 since October, I only shutdown for cleanings. No worries.
  23. Melissa220

    Melissa220 Feeling the Heat

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    When I first started burning, I looked at it this way...My oil burner works with fire and I leave that unattended day and night, The only difference with the pellet stove is that you can see the fire. If you stove is installed correctly, and nothing flammable is within reach.... No Problem!!
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  24. lock&load

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    first few days ,it does take a leap of faith after that no problems/its been 6yrs no issues
  25. ChandlerR

    ChandlerR Minister of Fire

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    So we're not the 1%ers? I work 12 hours shifts and when the wife is away, it putts away all day, every day. These things have many safeties so if there were to be a problem, it SHOULD shut down.

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