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How many bags are you torching this week?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by PoolGuyinCT, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    I track my bags when they leave the garage and a put in closet on first floor. I use hash marks, by week and brand when they leave the garage. Today starts new tracking week.


    From 1/17 to 1/24

    Blazed 14 bags up in the air. (6 Greene teams 8 )

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  2. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    As many as it takes I only care about the count for the season. Bag 130 is partially in the hopper and I'll move the next 10 bags into the stove room in a short while.
  3. JohnRXL

    JohnRXL New Member

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    So far I've used 8 bags since saturday night, the stove is been going none stop except to scoop out the burn pot.
  4. john193

    john193 Minister of Fire

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    I used to count but now I just don't care. Whatever it takes to keep the house at 70. I'm burning about 1.5 to 2 bags a day right now. Next week will be in the low to high 40s here so I should be bag to my usual bag a day.
  5. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    I count for fun. This pellet counting sickness has spilled over into logging snowblower usage and rock salt consumption.
  6. DneprDave

    DneprDave Burning Hunk

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    I burn 3/4 to one bag a day.

    Dave
  7. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    I bet you don't step on the cracks in a sidewalk either.:eek:
    2 bags a day plus about 6 bundles of EnviBlocks........I went to my brother-in-laws for Christmas. Propane heat and the house was kept at 64.....And He Is RICH!!! Cold as a Mother Hubbard.
    I bust my ass the few nickels that I have and there is no way I'm gunna be cold. If it's three bags, so be it, four bags....whatever...I'll just keep throwing them in.
    Good thread!
  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Stoves job is to keep the house warm, My job is to feed it when needed so the wifey stays warm. Lately it needs to be feed 1 1/2 to 2 bags a day. Only complaint is the pellet stacks are dwindling fast!

    Geez, I better get some more pellets! ;)
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  9. Augmister

    Augmister Minister of Fire

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    Gave up on counting bags... temp is the only thing that matters. Everyone around here is happy at 74::F. THAT's what I'm talkin' about!

    That said, the best pellet with low ash and heat output I have used so far is Somersets. I don't know what I was saving them for, but went to the shed last night at 7PM and grabbed two bags. Emptied the pellets already in the stove hopper and added the "Sets"....temp went from barely 70::F to 74::F and we were toasty with the low last night of 2::F.
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  10. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    Using about 2 bags a day the past 4 days. plus the 1.2-1.5 of normal days. so, around 10-12 this past week i guess.
  11. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Don't know don't care. I'm comfy and the dog is comfy.
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  12. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    I hear ya,.. Im sitting on 41/2 tons of Sets,.... and find myself picking up 10-15 bags of Chow locally just to keep myself from digging into the sets,... . the satisfaction of knowing we have the best stash,.. the uncertainty of getting more,.. a form of hoarding,.. a sickness,..a dark side,.. wait!!!... I'll be right back >>>>
  13. R-G

    R-G New Member

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    I agree 100%, theres no way in hell ill sit in my house bundled up wishing it was warmer! I think im burning about 1-1/4 bags a day with the low temps right now, not real sure as i just top it off
    every now n then, we are all spoiled with pellet heat now, 75 is about the average temp in here.
  14. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    Saving those sets for a cold day?
  15. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    2 bags a day, but it is WARM in the house. SO MUCH CHEAPER THAN ELECTRIC. I am a happy camper and the wife is happy!
    1252013 temp.jpg
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  16. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Burning my usual bag a day. Didn't change my normal stove setting because of the cold to see what would happen. Living room temps down from 75::F to 70::F not a big deal still comfy. I did push the wood burner a bit harder.

    This is the coldest it's been since I got Harman very pleased with the results my honey is happy:cool: [ don't mean I'm getting Lucky ] ;) just not bitc*ed at and that's a good thing.
  17. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Isn't not getting bitc*ed at "getting lucky"?;)
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  18. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    In my book it is
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  19. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    This is true it's one form of lucky :cool: and there is always hope for the other ;)
  20. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I hear ya! I started hoping in one hand and scooping my burn pot ashes with the other... You can guess which one filled up faster. But on the bright side me and my honey sit warm in the living room all night long... and every once in a while my wife will come join us. I think she is jealous of my 25-PDVC...rightfully so.
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  21. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    I usually use a bag a day but with the cold that jumped to 2 and the house had a large draft from my front bow window (old window) so i finally went to put that plastic crap on it and saw that my wife opened the window the other day and never shut it so now I am down to 1.5 bags a day with the stove on med house is now 74 and the wife said to turn the stove down its tooo HOT lol
  22. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Weekend is here wife will be home soon our usual is cocktails on the couch staring at our "honey" discussing our day our week whatever, and then she will say " this stove is the best thing we ever did ":) I'll drink to that.
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  23. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I'll drink to that. It's gonna be Shock Top though not Busch. :p
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  24. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel Burning Hunk

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    2 bags a day this cold week.
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