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It's the end of the month, how many bags did you use?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Dgopetactical, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    140 bags since the start of the burn season through yesterday. I don't break it down by month.

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  2. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    :eek: Most of you either keep your houses like a sauna or my house is better insulated/sealed up than I think it is.
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  3. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Well some of us are old and like it warm and some of us are heating multiple floors.

    Then we have the those that bundle up in sweaters, throws, and fuzzy bunny slippers drinking hot buttered rums and grosing about how cold it is in the house let alone outside.
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  4. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Don't keep track by month, but I'm close to 3 tons for the season thus far. If I had to guess what I burned last month I'd say around $250 less than what oil would've cost :)
  5. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    I am heating 3 of 4 levels (2250SF) not counting the basement. We don't use the top level so the hollow core door is closed to that level. Weekdays, the programmable thermostat is set to 64f while we are gone to work and at night while sleeping and 68f in the morning and evening. Weekends, it is set to 64f at night while sleeping and 68f during the day. Any warmer in the bedrooms and I am sweating.
  6. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Well I'm heating better than 1800 SF (not counting my garage under) total heatable floor space in the house is 2688 SF from the basement and my t-stat never goes below 71::F (73::F8:00AM to 9:00PM) upstairs living area rarely ever goes below 67::F (usually it is 68) the bed rooms are usually at 65. I haven't quite got things evened out, not doing the fine tuning with fans but with insulation and air leak sealing.

    Oh and here the heating degree days (balance point 65::F) are better than 9% ahead of last year.
  7. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    I don't count but probably burned around 40 bags for the month of January.
  8. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    I've burned enough to keep the house warm and my wife/daughter happy. :)

    I used to keep better track when I just used the insert, but havent been as diligent since I got the furnace. I show 68 bags used for the season. But, 25 of those have been marked down as used in the furnace, which probably isn't too far off as I have been using it exclusively since 1/14. I'm sure I missed a couple here and there. Consumption is up because of two things - the furnace is hungrier and I'm heating the whole house, and I used to shut the pellet insert off at night and use the wood eater. I've only had a couple fires in the wood eater since 1/14. I'm getting used to loading a bag in the morning and another at night and calling it good for the day.
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  9. Wachusett

    Wachusett Feeling the Heat

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    42 for the month, 112 so far for the season. Heating 3 floors 2,800 s.f. total. 68*-70*/64*/64* bottom to top.
  10. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    I noticed an 18% increase when I filled out my spreadsheet this morning. Around my parts we have had 3302 hdd do far this season compared to 2785 hdd last season at this time. so far this year I am burning 1.07#/hdd. Last year I burned 1.03 #/hdd.

    I use a 60 degree balance point.
  11. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Didn't physically count the January usage, but as cold as it got I'm sure we burned OVER a ton. I know we did "two-a-days" for a LOT of January... Did 4 complete cleanings so far as the 2012 version of Cleanfires seem to be "ashier" than previous years. I'd estimate that for the season we've put about 130 bags thru the P61A & about 100 thru the P43...Guess it's time for a physical count, but I think I'm gonna have more than 3 tons left when we're thru with this one...
  12. stikit2bigoyl

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    32 bags for month of Jan; 72 since 2 Nov. 15 y/o just came home from school & complained too hot in here.NEVER heard that w/oil!!!
  13. Hdhogger

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    140 at home and 50 at the shop. 2 ton in garage.
    3/4 ton of Envi 8's through the Jotul in Dec. & Jan. Burned wood in Oct. & Nov.
  14. LMPS

    LMPS Feeling the Heat

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    Yes but I am keeping the house 70 and above.
  15. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Holly cow!
  16. Indiana

    Indiana Feeling the Heat

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    125 bags so far this season. 100 bags of chow left. stopping every day this week and picking up 10 bags a day. just to be sure.
  17. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    2 tons in a month WOW must have a pellet boiler and a stove that is a lot over 6 bags a day average. I know where to go if the pellet supply runs low
  18. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    66 bags since 10-1 , burned some HHO do to laziness.
  19. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    I am at 3 ton for the year......just broke into my Vermont and there were zero fines in the bag....my favorite pellet!!
  20. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    I'm right behind you at 134. I'm already wondering if this is going to be a 5 ton year.
  21. imacman

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    41 bags of GT and Somersets. Probably 30 were GT's.

    I burned 4 more bags compared to last year in Jan.
  22. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Figures and how did that blower door test go?
  23. MacP

    MacP Member

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    Burned 51 bags in January... 129 total this season.... I'm okay with that!
  24. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    2 3/4 tons so far. Would burn more if I could get my stove to do it. Some days I can get two bags in, but the next day, maybe not so.
  25. tbear853

    tbear853 New Member

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    I started out the season with 50 bags of Hammers (left from last year, sold as "Statesman" but they are Hammers) and 100 bags of O'Mally's (white bag green lettering) .... and there's near 50 bags in the shed as back up (Hammers). So far I've used 68 bags, (25 were O'Mally's as they were on top of that stack and 43 were Hammer's). I've probably burnt 25 bags in January 2013. We had a few warmer days.

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