Harman P68 - Using 2 Bags a day - normal?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bdaoust, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. bdaoust

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    I have a Harman P68 in the basement of the 1,200 sqft Cape. House has new insulated windows and I believe decent insulation.

    I usually keep the stove on around 68-70 degrees. Feed is on 3 or 4.

    I am burning a bag on average every 12 hours. Is that a normal rate? Outside temp is on average 20 degrees at night here Western MA.

    Pellets - I've burnt MWP, Warm Fronts, Heartlands (softwood), Clean Supreme and all seem to burn at the same rate. Softwoods maybe a little longer.

    Thanks
    Brian
     
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    Might be a LITTLE excessive, but if you're not sure what you've got for insulation, it might be perfectly normal usage. I'm burning 2-a-day in the P61A & have been since the early part of December. 1450 sf with good insulation in MOST parts of the house & not so good in the places I haven't gotten to, yet...
     
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    I'm burning about 2 bags per day myself (heat setting on 3) heating from the basement and my stove is the same size as yours.
     
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    Sadly, 2 bags a day is still the norm fr me too. It dropped to a bag or so for a bit last week when temps went to the 50's during the day. But with the cold right back in...normal.
     
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    A P-68 can burn 8 pounds an hour if it is running as you set it. The stove only does what you tell it to. 80 pounds of pellets a day comes out to approx 27,333 BTU per hour.

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    Burning two bags a day with my XXV. Come on warm weather.
     
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    Ok thanks everyone. I clean it well often, so I just wanted to be sure this burning newbie wasn't missing anything.

    Cheers
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