1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

I Think I'm Turning Into a Pellet Stove Nerd

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Gary Gileau, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Gary Gileau

    Gary Gileau Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    160
    Loc:
    Griswold CT
    OK, I bought the stove to stay warm and save money.....in that order. Then I joined this forum to pick up some tips, I've always burned wood in the past as well as coal. Pellet stoves are similar but do have their own idiosyncrasies and the people here are great!!

    My problem is, I found myself driving around this morning (Thanksgiving Day) looking to see which box store will be carrying a pellet that I haven't tried yet. Is this a permanent condition or will it pass with time??

    BTW thank you all that have given help directly or through past posts

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,217
    Loc:
    Northampton, PA
    It will not pass...welcome to the club!!!!!!!!!
  3. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,580
    Loc:
    Northwestern CT.
    Nope, No hope for this fella! Swine flu has got him bad! ;sick
  4. Gary Gileau

    Gary Gileau Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    160
    Loc:
    Griswold CT
    i've learned so much! For instance, when burning Triple D cherry pits the 1/2" stones provided don't actually burn, although they will get cherry red!
  5. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,763
    Loc:
    central ct
    could be worse, could be crack.

    :p welcome to the club.
  6. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    3,888
    Loc:
    Southcoast, MA
    Yeah...but it doesn't stop there.
  7. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Welcome to the Club :)



    (Everyone says together) Hi Gary........
    oldmountvernon and jtakeman like this.
  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,580
    Loc:
    Northwestern CT.
    Hi gary..........................;)
    DexterDay likes this.
  9. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    12,061
    Loc:
    Standish, ME
    Hi my name is Smokey and I am a Pellet Pig.

    It has been 18 months since I last purchased pellets.
    DexterDay likes this.
  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,580
    Loc:
    Northwestern CT.
    Eek gads, I could not handle that! ;em
    subsailor likes this.
  11. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    I have bought a few bags here and there. But I only bought 1 ton of Sets last year (traded for 2 ton this Summer/Rocky Mountains) Its been 2 yrs since I made a Large purchase.

    Still stocked and loaded :)
  12. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,439
    Loc:
    Winthrop, Maine

    I couldn't do that!!! 18 days, maybe. I have to stop and look evertime I get near a store selling pellets.;hm
  13. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    12,061
    Loc:
    Standish, ME
    Will power and lack of room will do that to you.
  14. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,439
    Loc:
    Winthrop, Maine
    Only cause you bought mass quantities to begin with. Are you related to OMV?:oops:
  15. Gary Gileau

    Gary Gileau Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    160
    Loc:
    Griswold CT
    Thank you all for the welcome!!
  16. Gary Gileau

    Gary Gileau Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    160
    Loc:
    Griswold CT
    LOL a Seinfeld fan
  17. Countryboymo

    Countryboymo Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    412
    Loc:
    W Central MO
    If its been 18 months since you last purchased pellets how long has it been since the pellet door was open and played in?
    .
    Wachusett likes this.
  18. RCR

    RCR New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    29
    Not to highjack thread... I will be be working on a hearth this weekend. Have a stove locked in. Not installed and have a solid plan for ICC pipe installation . Been doing a layout plan for hearth in Cadd at work when boss isnt looking. I talked the wife into stopping in a big box store to "check out pellets" while doing errands. May work on a stash even before stove is installed. Reading pellet reviews online. Have no real winter hobby before this. I got it bad dont I ? Is there a support group for this addiction? This is a slippery slope isnt it ?
  19. Gary Gileau

    Gary Gileau Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    160
    Loc:
    Griswold CT
    All joking aside. Try different pellets, a few bags of each. In the process you will learn your stove. This is one of those things where the journey is more than the destination. I think that what I've found out is that everyone and every stove is different. As time goes on you will tinker and tweak it and you will find out what works best for you. The phrase "your results may vary" really applies, so I advise not to buy a lot of any one kind of pellets till you find out what works. The people here are great, there is a ton of info already posted but if you can't find it they'll all be glad to help. In a non condescending way.

    Hopefully your wife is still speaking to you in April. I bet if you save money and stay warm this winter she will be.
  20. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    462
    Loc:
    Modena
    ...then when you get your stove all figured out,..... you go buy another (different) one and the process starts over...... so no,....no cure.
  21. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    462
    Loc:
    Modena
    Hey Gary,.. is that a US Stove 52,000 BTU, Model# 6041 ?
  22. jdege

    jdege Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    168
    Loc:
    Dover, NH
    Welcome, in my second year and I have the same disease. Trying to get the wife to let me put a second stove in the newly finished 3rd floor.
    DexterDay likes this.
  23. Wachusett

    Wachusett Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    260
    Loc:
    Wachusett Reservoir, MA.
    Addiction is even better is when your wife doesn't throw you out and then gets hooked on pellets. win win :)

Share This Page