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How much have you burned and will you have enough Pellets???

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by LMPS, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. LMPS

    LMPS Feeling the Heat

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    Well, as I do at the end/start of each month I took an inventory to see how many bags of pellets I burned for the month. For December it was 53 total bags or 1.71 bags per day. That brings the yearly (Oct., Nov., & Dec.) up to 124 bags or .68 per day. This leaves me with 229 bags. The question is will that be enough to get through the remaining four/five months of the heating season (Jan., Feb., March, April and at least part of May), which would be 151 days (if you count all of May). I would say it should be as I am estimating about 55 bags each for Jan., Feb., and March, and if that holds it would leave me with 61 bags for April and at least part of May. Usually by then I am not burning 24/7 or on high. Of course I will not tell the wife this so I can pick up a few bags here and there to test out. ;) What have you all burned so far and will your stash be enough;?

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  2. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Around 2 tons so far for me. Almost 4 tons left in the stash. Prob use 3 of em anyway :(
  3. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Almost at the 1 ton mark.. And a cord of wood :)

    Fuel.....? I think I'm gonna make it! ;)
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  4. Harvey Schneider

    Harvey Schneider Minister of Fire

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    One ton down the hopper, three tons on hand.
  5. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    I feel better now.:) I thought I was doing really bad. I burned 46 in December, and 1.71 tons ytd. I have 161 left, so unless it warms up a lot, I'm going to be short.
  6. TheMightyMoe

    TheMightyMoe Minister of Fire

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    Burned 160ish bags, have 90ish left. I think I will need one more pallet.
  7. silverfox103

    silverfox103 Feeling the Heat

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    As of 12/31, I used 117 bags, that's with 2 stoves. But more important I used zero oil, and it's been that way for 2 years. Couldn't be happier (and warmer).

    Tom C.
  8. 2004hdrkc

    2004hdrkc New Member

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    Burned just over a ton and according to my calculations I'll be 2.5 bags short.
  9. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Maybe Thirty bags so far an seven left.
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  10. MacP

    MacP Member

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    As of 12/31, 78 bags!!! 40 of them were used during the month of December. I wasn't expecting to use nearly a ton in one month. It looks like the temperature will continue to drop for the remainder of this week. I purchased more than I need just in case. I rather go pellet hunting in the spring/summer.
  11. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    58 burned 86 on hand will be short about 1/2 ton or so no worries just pick up 10 -15 bags every 2 wks. to keep stash above 1 ton.;)
  12. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I'm right at 59 bags since Oct. 10 startup. I checked last years count, and I'm 2 bags ahead of that, but I started about 5 days earlier this year, so basically I'm just about the same consumption rate. Works out to about .72 bags/day average so far.
  13. Northwoodneil

    Northwoodneil Feeling the Heat

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    About 2 ton. Really burning them up this week. I'll make the winter but the stash will look pretty bad.
  14. h2ochild

    h2ochild Member

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    Have burned 130 bags as of this A.M...way higher than our typical usage for this time frame. Reasons: I've been home everyday, school closed for two weeks in Nov, etc..etc. Just bought 40 bags yesterday on a Craigslist deal that included a new auger motor,bearing,and gasket. Fairly sure we have more than enough on hand to make it till May, but would like to pickup more of the Pres-to- Logs.
  15. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    Bag 31 went in the hopper this morning. Going through quite a bit more now that its staying in the 20s.

    I've gone through maybe 1/2 cord or 2/3 cord of wood so far also.

    I have at least 4.5 ton out in the barn. I haven't been keeping very good count of what I bring home.
  16. The Ds

    The Ds Feeling the Heat

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    Bag 48 is in the hopper now. Stove is our sole source of heat. We've got over 3 tons as yet untapped.
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  17. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Get that furnace in and watch the consumption drop!!!
  18. DOLLARBILL

    DOLLARBILL Member

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    Burned just over a ton so far but its cold this week and i notice Im burning more but not worried with 31/2 ton in the cellar
  19. ltlhawk

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    This thread inspired me to go take a count and figure it out. so here goes. I have had my first stove for just over a month now and with the three tons and random buys I started with 164 bags. I have burned 39 bags as of today so that comes out to .95 bags per day. I figure I have just enough to get me to the end of April maybe a little less since it hasn't really been all that cold in southern NH. My plan is to eventually have a few tons extra each year, just in case the sky falls, but I will wait until spring to make a couple large purchases.
  20. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    Put bag 54 in the hopper this morning. Have over 3 tons left. Hoping to make it through the winter. At this rate compared to last year I will have just under a ton left at the end of the winter. Still will order 4 tons in April though.
  21. shtrdave

    shtrdave Member

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    Not sure how many I went through in November but started keeping count in December as of this morning used 21 bags, still have over 4 ton left I think I will be good.
  22. Dinger

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    Bag 65 in the hole, 35 left in the garage and 5 in the Tahoe for weight.

    Ill need one more ton-ish on top of 105 bags purchased this year. Right on target.
  23. imacman

    imacman Guest

    In your area, 4 tons is probably what you need to have each winter. If it's warm, then you'll have leftover for the next.
  24. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    A ton and a half. And a ton and a half in the basement.
  25. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    99 bags starting mid (ish) september.

    yes i will have enough till winter ends in may. :p

    i actually shut everything down april 15th last year. and it was too soon.
    burned 4.5 ton last year. hoping to come in around four ton this year. lots of house/insulation improvements. but i guess it really depends on how cold it gets for how long.

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