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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. FS1971

    FS1971 New Member

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    1 bag per 20hours or so. On my third ton of chow this season. let it run empty on Friday's so I can take the cast iron panels out and clean the stove. big difference in heat between thursday night and the weekend.

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  2. Zackdog

    Zackdog Member

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    Just curious, why did you choose 60° as your balance point? I keep my thermostat set at 68°, so I use that as my balance point. Since the first of November, my total HDD are 4508, with 1739 of them in January. Since late October, I have used a total of 44 bags. January was 18 bags.
  3. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    I used 60 because when the temp outside is 60 or above, my house doesn't need to be heated. That is how hdd are calculated after all.
  4. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    24 bags for Jan.

    82 for the year plus about .5 - .75 cord of wood

    Have 60 in the stash not enough to finish the year start stopping at local dealer once a week get 10- 15 bags to keep the stash above the 1 ton mark.
  5. sunnyg

    sunnyg New Member

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    middle of nowhere, Iowa
    So far this year, 1 ton pellets and 39 bushels of corn.
  6. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    35 bags in January. 10 bags left of my 3rd ton.
  7. kcellwood

    kcellwood Member

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    59 bags in January -- 40 MWP Blend and 19 MWP Softies - that is 1.5#/Degree Day
  8. Northwoodneil

    Northwoodneil Feeling the Heat

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    Land of Cheese
    My pellets are disappearing like the pellet pig van is parked outside. It's been cold and windy... well kinda'... 58::F on Monday, 12" of snow on Wednesday and -9::F on Thursday. Just a basic week in Wisconsin. Looks like about 5 ton for the season if the ground hog is right.
  9. PJPellet

    PJPellet Minister of Fire

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    Western NY
    30 bags in January. 81 since October 1st. Keeping the house at mid 70 degrees. Using less than I planned which is great. Love not seeing that propane truck parked out front.
  10. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I just want to tell you that I have showed off your stack to about 15 people. When someone comes in my office and we get on the subject I am like "Oh hey you HAVE to check this guys stuff out!". You are my wood idol. Someday I will get where you are! I am so envious! Just wanted to compliment you and know that there are more than a few people in Idaho drooling over your set up.

    As a side note I am originally from Ohio as well. Kent. I moved to Idaho in 2001.
  11. Stevekng

    Stevekng Feeling the Heat

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    Central Maine
    98 bags since last Sept. 17th
  12. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    Carlingford NB Canada
    hi,
    Jan 29 bags
    all over 72 bags

    29 in storage I think we will buy some more crabbs
  13. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    Eastern Ontario
    32 bags and about a cord of firewood.
  14. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Thank you.. My pellet stacks? Or wood stacks?

    Wood stacks are in my Signature (Evolution of a Woodstack)
  15. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Well I was referring to your wood stacks. But both really.
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  16. TheMightyMoe

    TheMightyMoe Minister of Fire

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    Fairbanks, Alaska.
    Just started working into my last 50. Been through 200 and change so far. I think I will have to get one more ton to see me through.
  17. smalltown

    smalltown Minister of Fire

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    Opening up bag 88 this evening!

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