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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by mikesj, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. mikesj

    mikesj Member

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    We're having an unusually wet/cool summer in my area. It was down in the low 40's last night. Had to fire up the stove to get the chill out of the house.

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  2. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    yikes!

    still heating my room with a combination of xbox, tv, pc and stereo amp.
    i'm hoping to hold out till late september.

    but best laid plans of mice and men...
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  3. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    I haven't cleaned mine from last season yet...Guess I better get on that!!
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    smoke show Guest

    X2
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  5. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Its been chilly, But not that chilly! ::P

    Slackers! :p
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  6. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Thank you for the compliment;) ...How has the fishing been this year??
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  7. nksdad2007

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    Uhhmmmm.......The stove needs to be cleaned?
  8. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    I use the cool nights to bring the house temp down so i dont have to use the AC when its 80+ during the day. Was 48 here last night,still 75 in the house.
  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    We've done pretty well. Put some decent fish in the boat so far. Still looking for the giants, But I got a brute 2 weeks ago. As the water is cooling, The bigger ones are coming out to play! ;)

    20inch 4-12 LMB.jpg

    20 inch 4 pound 12 ounce.
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  10. smoke show

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    are we still talking fish?
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  11. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    ;lol;lol
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  12. Paul Raz

    Paul Raz Feeling the Heat

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    Running the stove in August??? Hell no. It could be in the 20's and I'm still not running it yet. It's a matter of principle.
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  13. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    You must not be married, Don't matter what month it is if it's in the 20's my Honey is gonna be WTF why ain't the stove on!!!
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  14. Paul Raz

    Paul Raz Feeling the Heat

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    My wife would shoot me if I attempted to light the stove right now!
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    will711 Minister of Fire

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    I hear ya bud. But I bet if it was 20* out right now and you didn't have that Harman on she'd shoot you:pafter you started the stove;)
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    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Its cold inside when the long hair Newfs get up on the bed and snuggle in. We had below freezing temps in the state this week. Mid 40s here. Got the house temp to 61 with day time high of only 67. Next week 90s ? Have only used the AC for 5 days this year.
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    Plasma TV and 5 channel amp at 200W per channel....that's my heating source right now !
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    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    I upgraded the idiot box and amp this spring and now use less than half the electricity and don't have to have a AC in the room in the summer.
  19. Paul Raz

    Paul Raz Feeling the Heat

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    Ha! You're probably right. I can never win anyway.
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    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    X3.....wrong or right I subscribe to the theory of cleaning the stove right before the season begins. IMHO, it doesn't harm my Harman (hehe) to have the ash in it. That way it doesn't rust from the humidity and I don't need any desiccant bags like some others do. Also, if any foreign objects or critters get in the venting, they will be discovered and evicted. This method has worked for me as I enter my 18th season of pellet stove ownership.
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  21. mikesj

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    Believe me when I say that I wasn't happy. I still had about 1/4 bag of pellets in the hopper- like some of the other slackers here, I haven't cleaned it yet:)

    I wasn't going to fire it up, but the kids and wife were tired of being cold. Hopefully I can keep it off until the end of September. This last week was unusually cold- even for Mountain Maryland.
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    Who the fuk are you callin' a slacker??? Ahhh maybe you're right, but I am gonna get to it soon!! ;)
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    Vinelife Feeling the Heat

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    This week I've had night temps in the upper 30's... not turning on the heat.. the daytime heat warms things up..
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    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    It's gonna be 89 and humid this coming week, we got a way to go boys, old on there....
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    Soon? In a month or so you'll be using it again! Yep, admit it your a Slacker! :p

    From what they say, Ash acts like damprid(absorbs moisture). I have heard a few say they are letting it ride and will clean just before they need to fire it up again. Wonder how many have tried this? I wanna be a slacker too, If it doesn't do any harm cause I'm lazy! ;em
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