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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Happy Hour, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Feeling the Heat

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    I should of used the word denied instead of banned. In the heat of the moment i used a harsher word to show my frustration, lol. I haven't bought oil for many years and being using the remainder of the tank to supplement my pellet heat shortcoming in the coldest Canadian winters. Temperatures not seen in the USA as normal are normal to me. I know my stove is underpowered for my needs and i'm presently working on increasing the BTU's and distribution.

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  2. DV

    DV Feeling the Heat

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    Heres my basement mod pics. Works great for me. Gets the heat upstairs.
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  3. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Our rules are full of loop holes! ;)
  4. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Really like that stove. I have been looking at one and "dreaming" about what a difference it would make during Jan. and Feb.
    I like my stove but it doesn't have the potential to keep up with extended cold snaps. I think I use about 50 gallons of oil during the cold spells. Last time I had the furnace cleaned, the guy said it looked like It hadn't been used.
    While I have my stove in the basement, and I spend most my winter hours there with it, I haven't joined the basement dwellers because I do use a little oil, and I 'm not allowed anything stronger than my coffee. (Meds). But I am thinking about you all and enjoy the threads.
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  5. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    We'll make an exception. Your welcome to join us trolls. If you'll spending more time inthe basement than anywhere else, I'd say you be a troll too!

    Besides, We need a designated driver! ::-)
  6. ekarlis

    ekarlis Member

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    Ivanhoe:
    Congrats, I have an Enviro Maxx-M, great stove. You are the first install that has a fire exthigusher & surge protector.
    that I have seen. You get two gold stars from my book. Great looking install, enjoy the heat
  7. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Feeling the Heat

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    look again, it's DV's stove and not mine. it's a nice clean set-up mind you.
  8. DV

    DV Feeling the Heat

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    Ha! Thanks. Fire ext has been there since day 1. Just in case.
  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Fire exthigusher since my wood burning days. But I don't keep it near the stove. I have it at the basement entrance. Also same for up in the kitchen.
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  10. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    A must have, but not right next to the stove.
  11. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Ya, much better to fight the fire from the outer perimeter than having to go into it.
  12. DV

    DV Feeling the Heat

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    the ext was put next to the stove as a quiz to test the knowledge of proper fire ext placement. Well done those who noticed and commented. Also have one at the bottom of my basement stairs but thats neither here nor there. There is also a prize if you can read the capacity gauge?????
  13. Lake Girl

    Lake Girl Moderator Staff Member

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    Have three extinguishers in the living room/kitchen area - comes from living with a fire fighter for over 20 years.

    Ivanhoe, where in the great white north (don't have to be specific just general area as that covers a lot of ground)? Not far from Manitoba border here...
  14. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Feeling the Heat

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    North Bay area, prime black fly feeding grounds! City slickers feared camping fly zone, bbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Lake Girl

    Lake Girl Moderator Staff Member

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    The black flies are here too. Do you get wood ticks there? Coming from the Niagara region, hadn't seen them before - they're worse than black flies:mad: Hubby is from Parry Sound; Brother-in-law laid a beaten on Bobby Orr from picking on one of his little brothers!

    Current temp -12 C What's it like there?
  16. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Feeling the Heat

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    showing -9::C in north bay at this moment and have a wind chill effect to about -20::C. wood ticks, is that sand flies, the ones that show up at night when the lights are on and they go through the window sreens?
  17. Lake Girl

    Lake Girl Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope these guys like to burrow and engorge themselves with blood (if you don't catch them quick enough on the dogs they get like pic 2 and finally drop off about the size of a pinto bean when bloated). Hang around from end of June til sometime in July ... after the black flies have had their fill:rolleyes: Only found in a few places in Canada... and I live in one:mad:
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  18. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Feeling the Heat

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    american dog tick by the other name, i got enough bugs in the area (deer flies, horse flies, sand flies, nasty flies, etc....,). i could do without these, you can have them! any takers? we should go back to the subject before someone decides to kick us off.....PM is at our finger tips.
  19. DV

    DV Feeling the Heat

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    I had a feeling this thread was gonna turn into a tick discussion. Ha!
  20. ivanhoe

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    lovely stoves guys and i was saying those ticks sure got my chest hair risen up on the defense mode, ggrr!!
  21. Happy Hour

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    Got to go home for 24 hrs so did my first clean-out. Seemed pretty clean after burning 17 Bags of LG's. Ash pan was little less than 1/2 full. Not really any carbon build-up thanks to the ash-pot auger :cool:

    How and much/often should I clean the blower behind the Ash-pan? How do you clean it? I'm assuming that the blower for the exhaust.
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    3 years ago, I got this bite mark, then it inflamed to the size of a foot ball. I was seen in the ER. They gave some antibiotics, it got worse. My doc came back from vacation. tested my blood. Positive for lymes desease. It took two rounds of different meds to calm things down. Once you turn positive, thats it. I blame it for my bad arthritis. Ticks are active here anytime there isn't snow on the ground.
  23. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I usually remove the blower from the stove around each ton or so. Make sure you get a gasket as they usually break trying to get the blower off. A guy on ebay has em reasonable IIRC its kozifred as the seller. You'll need the larger one he has available. About 1/3 Enviro's price so I get 3 per order.
  24. Happy Hour

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    I think I'll have my install guy come over in the spring to do a good clean and show me how/and what to clean.
  25. Lake Girl

    Lake Girl Moderator Staff Member

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    I complain that we have them for a 1 1/2 months! Purportedly it is the deer tick that carries Lyme's - smaller in size - but we watch them pretty close here. Bulls eye is not a good sign:(

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