How's your stove holding up to the frigid temps?

bbfarm Posted By bbfarm, Dec 12, 2013 at 7:35 AM

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  1. bbfarm

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    Ours is doing an ok job. It has been well below zero with the wind chills for almost a week.

    We are running at about 70-72 degrees on level 4 when home.

    The problem we are having is we have to drop the stove to level 3 while we are at work or we will run out of pellets. Those darn hoppers only hold so many pellets. Then it drops to 65 - 68 .
     
  2. Vector06

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  3. DOLLARBILL

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  4. Hoot23

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    It's 8* right and supposed to get really cold the rest of the weekend. You wouldn't know it in here, shorts and t-shirts.

    Bbfarm- stinks you have to turn it down when ya leave. It must eat a lot of fuel to get everything back up to temp. A bag before I go to work, and a bag at night for us and no settings changed.
     
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  5. tsmith

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    No problems here, nice and warm, 1 bag per day.
     
  6. Jaymaine34

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    Toasty here ! Outside its 6 inside 75 . Did bump it up to med setting . Stove runs for about 3 hrs shuts off then comes back on in about 2 hrs ( pretty pleased with that ) about a bag a day still REAlY like the energex softies !
     
  7. stevemartin

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    Warm and cozy here. Using about 1.5 bags per day of Hamer's on setting 3 out of 5, which keeps us at around 72 degrees. Thermometer said 10 degrees this morning outside.
     
  8. Bioburner

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    About a bag and half thru the Harman and ten pounds thru the Elena as the temps never got above -6 and started out at -21 yesterday. No problems here other than its awful early to be this cold for this long. No return to normal temps for a week more.
     
  9. bonesy

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    Good 'ol BigE running on level 2 keeps my R13 insulated garage between 64-65 degrees consistently, current outside temp is 16.0f
     
  10. St_Earl

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    2 degrees last night (3 now) still barefoot ;lol
    running on high for a while before bed, then down to medium.

    i have a friend in minnesota. she said it was 30 below near pine river the other day.
    i love winter, but damn! so cold out there.
     
  11. john193

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    Good. It's hungry.
     
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  12. iceguy4

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    working beyond expectations....It IS hungry though
     
  13. joescho

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    I can really tell the difference when it gets really cold. Its been about 20 degrees fairly steady here for the past few days. Normally I go through 1 bag every 3 or 4 days or so since I also have a wood stove and its constantly burning. The past few days I've been doing a bag every 2 days. That's also with keeping the thermostat urned down to 68 during the day while I'm at work. The pellet usage is above what I'm used to, but it keeps the house about 70-72 degrees...
     
  14. P38X2

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    Stove holding out just fine. 1 this AM, now 8. My previous stove (P38) would've been showing signs of panic last night.
     
  15. gleblanc1783

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    Great! Lows of single digits, Accentra is set to 75 Room Temp/medium/2 and it's heats my 2000 square foot house to a constant 72 downstairs and 68-69 upstairs. 1 bag lasts me about 26 hours -- not bad!

    Burning Greene Supremes this year, can't be happier!!
     
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  16. dw06

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    Happy and warm here. Running a bag and half a day, but nice 75 inside! Looks like more snow this weekend for us, but temps going up some.
     
  17. Harman Lover 007

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    Good to go here as well. I don't even have the heat turned on in my downstairs and with this cold I'm a little over a bag a day. The two college monsters that are draining my wallet are due home for Christmas break tomorrow. I "may" have to turn on the heat in that end of the house.......
     
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  18. Jacques909

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    My Harman p61a keeping my 1200 sq ft. Home nice and warm. Best investment!
     
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  19. Phoenix Hatchling

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    I guess if I had 1 bag of pellets, I would try to make it last also! Really? One Baggie? We are at around 72 degrees for a 2300 square foot house. A bit cooler around 68 on the far end of the house.
     
  20. earl764

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    Our goal is 65 degrees inside. Nice and warm. Stove is on setting 4 of 6.
     
  21. stoveguy2esw

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    holding 75 in the house running about a half a bag more last few days per day, hitting about 55 lbs or so each 24 hours in my PAH running in high low (3 heat range 9 blower) for the high range.
     
  22. ChandlerR

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    Runnin' off the thermostat which is set at 70 and the stove is on high / low. It put puts along on low and a couple of times an hour, it pops up to my setpoint of #4 for 10 minutes, then back down to low. It's not too cold here though...13 degrees.
     
  23. Enigma869

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    That may not be "too cold" for Minnesota but that's about as cold as it gets in Hampton, NH!
     
  24. ChandlerR

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    Well, it's cold, but having lived in NH all my life, I've seen much worse. (although not the -40 in the upper midwestern states!)
     
  25. Marsha Cook

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    6 degrees on my little hill near Keene NH. Stove keeping the house at 68. Really nice.
     
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