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Fielding the cold weather calls

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by smwilliamson, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Yikes! a new record for a single day in January...85

    If it's barely 10::F outside yes there is a chance your stove may not keep up with demand.

    "It never had problems before..."

    then again we haven't seen 10::F for a week straight since 2009...how short our memories are
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  2. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Well said!
  3. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Oh I remember. Very well in fact. Still have the electric bill to prove it.
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  4. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    And we're not done yet.
  5. gfreek

    gfreek Minister of Fire

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    Wow, who is answering the phone for ya??
  6. Dang, how we'd LOVE to see 10 degrees Fahrenheit up here in Northern Maine/Canada. I think the high for today (and previous days) was 10 degrees below zero.

    Yes, the HIGH for the day.
  7. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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    Cheer up...next Wednesday is coming...
    Wednesday A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 40%
  8. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    better than no calls
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  9. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    All wood pellet stoves are not created equal!
    This Santa Fe just runs!

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  10. Bioburner

    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    Most are just room heaters we push a little hard.
  11. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    They are all room heaters we push too hard.

    Then again, why make a 70k BTU room heater?

    As soon as you call it a furnace, no one wants it in their living room!:)
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  12. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    I know the feeling!

    Extreme weather good for business..

    Heat waves, storms etc.. Hurricane Irene my best salesperson ever
  13. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Glad to hear business is good Scott.
    Eight years now and never pushed the prescott hard.
    Settings #2 and #3 this week and she's
    keeping my 1400 sq ft ranch toasty. :cool:
  14. Don2222

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    Hi Scott
    I installed a 70 BTU West Point into a living room but if the heat setting is turned up above 3 to 4 or 5 the High Limit switch pops. Do you think the Hi Limit switch should be changed from 250 to 320, the next higher one?
  15. Don2222

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    The Santa Fe kept my shed at 70 Degs all night on less than a 1/2 bag of pellets! It went down to 5 Degrees outside! I just painted a stove and the paint dried real good!
  16. Seasoned Oak

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    You can always supplement with your oven for the kitchen. My kitchen will jump 10 degrees in less than an hour with the help of the oven(dont forget to open the oven door) ALso radiant heaters in bathrooms can give you 15- 20 degree boost, no need for a bigger furnace or wood stove just to make it through these unusual periods.
  17. newf lover

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    Another thing that people don't tell you when they sell you a pellet stove is the importance of using fans close to the floor and blowing cold air out of the room you want heated. It makes a 5 degree difference when I do that. Don't forget that suggestion when people call and complain about the cold!
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  18. Bioburner

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    Cookies and hot soup. Always a winner around here. Oven toasted garlic cheesy bread and spaghetti,see where I am going? Oven and stove top without waste!
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    The spaghetti will make a 3-way win by adding humidity.
  20. Seasoned Oak

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    We cleaned the (self cleaning ) oven yesterday. Its a 4 hour process at 600 deg or more that makes a lot of heat in the kitchen so you dont want to do it in the summer. My cue to do it is the coldest day of the season,so no waste there.
  21. nate379

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    If I owned a stove that couldn't keep my house warm with 10* temps outside I'd be lobbing that hunk of chit out the door!

    My back rooms will start getting cold when it's -25* out, but it's an airflow limit, not a stove limit.
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  22. nate379

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    I have wondered how long an oven could run before carbon monoxide becomes an issue? I know a family that never died from trying to use one to heat when the power was out.
  23. heat seeker

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    Electric oven?

    That's one time not having an OAK might be a good thing….:p
  24. AbetterChimneynm

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    Some of my fav calls was back in 2010 and the temp was -10 to -15 or -20 for like a week stright and the best call was a customer wanted to get a free ton of pellets because he was get this





    Burning more pellets then normal and having to clean his p-68 more the normal
    ;)
  25. tony58

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    July -August will be here before long.Then you can wish for calls,Just Saying...I just wish I had a stove dealer closer than 100 miles from me.

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