Introduction and thanks

MikeNH Posted By MikeNH, Dec 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM

  1. DOLLARBILL

    DOLLARBILL
    Feeling the Heat

    Dec 1, 2012
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    Between Augusta and Lewiston Maine
    Been to their shop myself was married in Windham on Corbits pond some 34 years ago !I have a Bixby and am waiting on my new Harman install is next friday all my buds have Harman XXVs or P68s and LOVE them ! I did buy MWP super premiums this year and that will NOT happen again
     
  2. chuckster

    chuckster
    Burning Hunk

    Jan 21, 2012
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    Sussex County NJ
    Ah another Harman lover. Love my XXV. Easy to maintain. Thorough cleaning once a week.
     
  3. ltlhawk

    ltlhawk
    Burning Hunk

    Nov 24, 2012
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    Pelham, NH
    It is so nice to hear all the local guys. I am in Pelham NH and have recently joined the pellet stove owners club. So far I am lovin it. I also purchased at the Stove Shoppe about 4 weeks ago and can agree that they are a great bunch. I did my install myself with some guidance from the Shoppe and it went great. I have a service guy coming out Friday to do a final inspection just to make sure everything is set up correctly and to set the damper slide. I will buy the proper guage some day, but since they are coming anyway I will have them do it. I bought 3 tons of pellets from HD (Northern American). Stacking sucked, but it is much better than cutting, splitting and stacking..lol. I will buy some of the other brands mentioned in this tread and do some comparison, so thanks to the locals for the "where to buy" info. I also would like to thank all the posters here for the great information, I have learned so much in the past few weeks ( I almost dont feel like a noob any more). This weekend I am going to pull the vent pipe and check the ash in the tee. I noticed that the cap is covered in ash and that may be a sign ( I really have no idea, but will check anyway).
     
  4. DOLLARBILL

    DOLLARBILL
    Feeling the Heat

    Dec 1, 2012
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    43
    Loc:
    Between Augusta and Lewiston Maine
    chuckster is once a week necessary ??
     
  5. MikeNH

    MikeNH
    Burning Hunk

    Nov 27, 2012
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    Loc:
    Temple, NH
    Thanks Steve, this is good to know. The P43 and P61a looked very similar to me in the shop too. We both liked the look of the XXV as well...really nice design and it was hard to not spring for that for the looks alone, but we stuck with our initial decision.
     
  6. MikeNH

    MikeNH
    Burning Hunk

    Nov 27, 2012
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    Loc:
    Temple, NH
    Yesterday was Installation Day. Posted a pic as well. Our first impressions after our first day and night with this in the livingroom is that we should have done this 10 years ago. It was 18 out last night. Our first floor stayed at 71 all night and our second floor stayed at 68 - all without the furnace coming on. The basement wood stove never provided that much heat. Everything seems to be running fine. Only thing we noticed was that the auger motor makes a buzzing sound when it runs. I brought it into the dealer today and we tested it against a few others, but they all sound the same. I read another thread on here today that where someone had added high temp lithium grease to the gearbox of the motor and that fixed the issue, so I'll give that a try at some point. Other than that, everything's great and the house is toasty. Hope you all had a nice Christmas and have a happy new year.

    Mike stove.JPG
     
  7. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat
    Minister of Fire

    Jul 24, 2011
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    That's a pretty stove...Enjoy the heat!!
     
  8. will711

    will711
    Minister of Fire

    Mar 26, 2011
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    That is a thing of beauty. Well Done my friend:cool:! Now you are hooked that's what we do here ;) Welcome again.
     
  9. DOLLARBILL

    DOLLARBILL
    Feeling the Heat

    Dec 1, 2012
    280
    43
    Loc:
    Between Augusta and Lewiston Maine
    Glad yor Happy with the New Stove .....whats not to LOVE !
     
  10. Bob Sorjanen

    Bob Sorjanen
    Member

    Sep 21, 2012
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    Edgecomb Maine
    that is a very nice looking setup. do you have a surge protector on that beauty?
     
  11. MikeNH

    MikeNH
    Burning Hunk

    Nov 27, 2012
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    Temple, NH
    Thanks guys.

    Yes, the surge protector is behind the stove.
     
  12. jtakeman

    jtakeman
    Minister of Fire

    Dec 30, 2008
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    Very nice!
     
  13. whlago

    whlago
    Feeling the Heat

    Nov 30, 2011
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    NW Connecticut
    Pretty Stove....enjoy the heat and your happy wife:)
     
  14. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 10, 2008
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    Enjoy the heat.
     
  15. lessoil

    lessoil
    Minister of Fire

    May 31, 2008
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    Rumford, Maine
    Welcome and nice looking stove/install.
    Our P61 has been doing a great job you will love yours!
    Your house temps upstairs/downstairs sound perfect.

    Enjoy!
    Mike (Yes another Mike!)
     
  16. The Radiator

    The Radiator
    Member

    Feb 15, 2010
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    Loc:
    Central CT
    Mike, stove looks great! Enjoy the heat.
     
  17. wsj5903

    wsj5903
    Member

    Nov 8, 2012
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    Whitelaw, WI
  18. Jack Morrissey

    Jack Morrissey
    Feeling the Heat

    Feb 25, 2009
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    Loc:
    Stoughton, Ma
    Stove looks great!! Welcome to the forum
     
  19. stoaf88

    stoaf88
    Member

    Oct 19, 2009
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    Loc:
    RI
    Are you running stove temp or room temp?

    Nice stove I have a P61 too.
     
  20. MikeNH

    MikeNH
    Burning Hunk

    Nov 27, 2012
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    Loc:
    Temple, NH
    Been running it in Room Temp, Auto.
     
  21. stoaf88

    stoaf88
    Member

    Oct 19, 2009
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    Loc:
    RI
    Yea room temp is real good. My stove does not have auto ignite so I am running in what would be room temp manual on your stove.

    I am able to regulate temp through the whole house to within degree accuracy.

    Great choice in stoves the P61 is the best stove ive ever had.
     
  22. Melissa220

    Melissa220
    Feeling the Heat

    Aug 10, 2012
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    Loc:
    central ME
    Mike - don't let your wife tell you she can't handle the bags to fill the hopper. She can do what I do: bail them into the hopper with a quart sized cup! :)
     
  23. MikeNH

    MikeNH
    Burning Hunk

    Nov 27, 2012
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    Loc:
    Temple, NH
    LOL... she does have a bad back, but she was right there insisting on helping me move the stash into the basement. She was too happy to care.
     

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