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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by CT Pellet, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Leaving that one to the upper hierarchy around here ;)


    Funny how I cant stand to pay for 100-150 gallons of oil to heat the water and help on the 2nd floor during cold spells. But when its time to plop down the cash for 4 tons of pellets, that is not so painful.

    Great post !

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  2. will711

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    I think it's because you can't see the oil you can't fondle the oil like pellets in the hopper .
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    I am by no means in the Upper Hierarchy...But I will weigh in with my unbiased opinion...Cuckoo Cuckoo!:p
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  4. jjs777_fzr

    jjs777_fzr Feeling the Heat

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    For me it's about saving money period. If I break even against what I would normally shell out for NG then that's okay - but I will stop if I am paying more for pellets.
    -IF- I had an oil burner then that's a different story versus NG. My nephew is on his second tour in Afghanistan. Anything I can do to limit oil imports - I would do so...including paying more for pellets.
    As I burn NG - I understand the bulk of energy imports of NG for the NorthEast come from Canada.
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  5. will711

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    I think I can speak for everyone here that we Thank your nephew for his service. My son survived his tour over there that was 3 yrs ago re up'ed now in Korea.
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    Takes one to know one! :p heeeeheeeehaaaahaaaa whohoo yuk yuk
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  7. ToddO

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    Here's my story...Two years ago I spent about $4500 on propane. Last year I spent $4000 on my stove and about a grand on pellets and less than $1000 on propane. So this year I do believe my stove will have paid for it's self and above all else I don't have to listen to the wife complain that she's cold:)
  8. briansol

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    the cold wife multiplier trumps all
  9. CT Pellet

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    Haaa! Put a price tag on that, Huh?
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  10. newf lover

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    My husband and I froze our butts off for years in our not well insulated house. In the winter I lived in the bedroom because the living room was routinely 62 degrees or below. Money was tight so we did nothing about it. My mother passed away and left some money, and a friend talked me into a pellet stove. The husband thought it was a stupid idea, but I researched different stoves, and made the purchase. Not only have we saved money, the house is warm as toast. Husband LOVES the stove, it is now classified as a brilliant idea. Only my Newfie is unhappy, she likes it cold. Also, did finally insulate the house better, so using even less pellets to keep the house warm.
  11. CT Pellet

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    What the hell do us husbands know anyways?:(
    Psssst.............Guys, just play along here ;)
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    CTP did you get your truckload of sawdust yet today?

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  14. CT Pellet

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    Keep it up Salty....the webmaster's gunna take away your birthday!
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    YOUR Brilliant idea :cool:!!
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    ;lol
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  17. whlago

    whlago Feeling the Heat

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    Excellent post CTpellet, and interesting thread to follow is no surprise. I've never really burned wood and am not about to start at this point in my life...but I love the idea of a wood stove and that translates to loving the idea of a pellet stove. When I was a kid we burned coal in two stoves~ a coal chubby in the kitchen and another coal monster in the basement. The warmth that the chubby gave will never be forgotten.

    So, loving the warmth that the M55 gives me (used to keep the thermo at 62 when using propane and hated to hear the damn furnace kick on!) Now the pellet auger drop is music to my ears and who cares where the thermo is...I'm warm!

    The other thing I love is the thought that I can buy pellets in small increments when my budget allows, and I can shop around for various options again, as budget allows. I can either buy the good stuff from you and have it delivered (which I've done and will do again) or get the "shoulder" or better than "shoulder" pellets from the big boxes when I want.

    Although I'm not splitting wood and stacking it, I love the busy work of gathering bags, stacking and loading the hopper....as well as the weekly maintenance. Helps me be more aware of maintaining my other "tools" as well.

    So, yeah...great post and so true!! much more to it than the money savings....although the money savings is real!!! (especially over propane) and with the setup of my house.
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    Well, I have to credit the wife with the pellet stove purchase. With my son due at the end of September. We started looking for stoves. Once he was born, it was pushed to the front burner. Coming home to a cold house wasn't going to cut it with a new born. So she gets full credit. I'd still be slepping wood if she didn't insist.

    So anytime she says I'm too fat. I remind her its all her fault. If I was still burning wood, I wouldn't have all this extra couch time. :p
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    Yeah....coal can be great, but even the washed bagged stuff can be a little messy. It comes down to radiant heat vs. forced hot air. Big difference, but the convenience of pellets is great!
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    It boils down to the savings and knowing I am not subject to a commodity which doesn't have normal "supply and demand" rules!! That...and I like to have my drinks in front of a fire.
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    I switched from wood heat to pellets for a couple of reasons. I've been splitting wood since I was a kid and I'm getting kinda tired of it, and my wood stove cracked, so seemed like a good time to make the move. Oil has always been a "backup" for me, and I really love the thought of knowing that my next winter's fuel is stored up on my own property. I don't have my new stove or pellets yet (end of the month), but I imagine I'll have the same warm, fuzzy feeling looking at several tons of pellets stored in my basement as I get when I look at several cords of wood stored in my yard. The feeling of "bought, paid for, delivered and safe."
  22. jtakeman

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    Hey, I promised to lay off the fat jokes! I could care less if your a porker! Just make sure you keep your pellet stacks fat until I can get over there to thin them out for ya! :p

    Shakes, What kind?
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    Hey CT, a reality check for you....you've been a member here for 11 days and made 160 posts...you've got the 'sickness" too!!!
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    A chubby in the kitchen ;lol;lol!!
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    On the fast track to a full blown addict!
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