How Long Have You Been Heating With Pellets

sante fe Posted By sante fe, Sep 27, 2012 at 8:46 PM

  1. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear
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    Nov 10, 2008
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    Standish, ME
    Pellets since late September 2008 before that oil, natural gas, coal, and wood.
     
  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman
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    Dec 30, 2008
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    I remember BioHeat for about $.96 a bag. I think we bought Energex for $75/ton in the spring of 2000. Because we bought our stove late in the season we paid $125 for our first ton and hot something or other from a stove shop was like $175. Don't remember what I paid for the old stove chow. I wished I kept a log of the brands and prices. Sure would be fun to look back to those days! ;)
     
  3. abrucerd

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    Aug 22, 2007
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    Central MA
    I will also be joining the 5 year club next month.

    boobs.
     
  4. bill3rail

    bill3rail
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    Jan 12, 2012
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    Loc:
    LI, NY
    Lit it up on 02 January 2012.
     
  5. Mike D

    Mike D
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    Nov 7, 2008
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    Loc:
    North Haven, CT
    Starting 5th season next month...
     
  6. alan323

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    Apr 17, 2011
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    Loc:
    Rockland, Maine
    This is my second season with my pellet stove.
     
  7. DonD

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    Dec 22, 2010
    180
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    Loc:
    Wallingford, CT
    Noobie here. This will be my 2nd season coming up.
     
  8. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel
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    Dec 8, 2011
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    Loc:
    Suburban Boston
    Jan. 2012. Looking forward to my first full season.
     
  9. smoke show

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    I like them too. just sayn...
     
  10. briggsy13

    briggsy13
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    Sep 19, 2011
    126
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    Loc:
    Maryland
    This is our second season and we couldn't be happier. Considering we saved money the first year even with the purchase and install costs & pellets vs oil. Plus we were toasty warm :)
     
  11. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc
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    Oct 23, 2007
    1,643
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    Loc:
    South Coast MA
    November 2006
     
  12. ericofmaine

    ericofmaine
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    Feb 8, 2012
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    Loc:
    Southern Maine
    First stove in October of '08 to lessen the oil bill, second stove in March of last year to boot the oil man for good!
     
  13. save$

    save$
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    Sep 22, 2008
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    Chelsea Maine
    First pellet fire, September 08. Burned wood for several years. Then oil, but too expensive when oil prices jacked up, and I went to being mostly retired. We in New England need together off the oil kick. Greed and crazy greenies have too much influence in the oil market.
     
  14. papa bears stove

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    Oct 4, 2010
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    Loc:
    Marathon, NY
    Headed into my eighth season and love it.
     
  15. h2ochild

    h2ochild
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    Dec 12, 2011
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    Loc:
    Pinelands of NJ
    3rd season with pellets solely, 20 years plus with wood as primary. Have (unused) oil and propane backups.
     
  16. Hoot23

    Hoot23
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    Mar 28, 2012
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    Loc:
    Alfred, Me
    January 17 2012. best thing we ever bought.
     
  17. Joel Craft

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    Jul 2, 2012
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    Loc:
    Nome, Alaska
    About one month and loving every minute of it now that we are staying around 32 day and night now. :)
     
  18. pell it

    pell it
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    Dec 2, 2011
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    Loc:
    Rhode Island
    October 2008
     
  19. BradH70

    BradH70
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    Feb 13, 2011
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    Loc:
    South West NH
    Installed my M55 insert in february 2011. It replaced Vermont Castings wood stove.

    We are so happy with the pellet stove heat that we added a second stove on the second floor.
     
  20. Snowy Rivers

    Snowy Rivers
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    Feb 7, 2010
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    NW Oregon
    Bought the first pellet stove in 1992
    Got started because I found that hazellnut shells worked well, and we have them available readily.
    Built a new home in 93 and installed an older Earthstove pellet stove plus a Quadrafire 1000
    The quad likes pellets only.

    Yanked the Earthstove out in 09 and installed 2 Whitfields (both like shells)

    Nut shells are a way of life around here, for sure.

    Gotta love them pellet stoves

    Snowy
     
  21. smalltown

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    Oct 1, 2008
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    Western Maine
    First pellet burn Fall 2009!
     
  22. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak
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    Oct 17, 2008
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    Eastern Central PA
    Can some of you share what(# of tons or bags) you put through your stoves per season?Cost vs your old heating fuel Ect. Also i have guy close to me who sells corn stoves as well ,anyone use one of theses?
     
  23. Vinelife

    Vinelife
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    May 31, 2010
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    Northern Michigan
    Since Feb 10 ..
     
  24. DexterDay

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    Pellets only, I used 3.5-4.5 ton a year (under $1,000 a year with Pellets). Before that, I was on the "Pain" at around $3,600-$3,800 a year. Last year, I added the 30-NC and dropped pellet consumption to 2 tons (or just under $400).

    Yeah, you gotta buy pellets. But you dont have to season them and keep several yrs worth (some of us do though ;)) Therr are no bugs, no bark, dirt, and the best part is the automation. They run just like your furnace and can go for days without reloading (depending on hopper size and need for heat).

    If I had only one choice. Pellets would be it. Period.
     
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