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Last shell haul of the season

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Snowy Rivers, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Snowy Rivers

    Snowy Rivers Minister of Fire

    Feb 7, 2010
    NW Oregon
    Monday dawned clear and cold around here, and a friend came over to help us.
    We went to the nut plant and filled the dumpster for the last fill of the season.

    Got a full load at 2600 pounds too.

    This will see us through the winter and into next season.

    The dumpster works ok but there is still room to improve the process some.

    I have to get help unloading the thing and this is an issue.
    Since my stroke, what was once a one person task is now a family affair.

    This summer, I want to try and get this thing steamlined a bit more and hopefully better organized.

    I would like to be able to do a one day shot and have it done for the season, instead of three hauls, of which two are in whats usually lousy weather.

    Ahhh well, things are doing ok and the two Whits have been getting a good workout the past weeks.
    The past 2 weeks have been two stove nights and one stove days.

    Had another nasty flue fire in the little whit a while back due to low burn and accumulating combustibles.

    Set out to make changes to stop this.
    I bumped the fuel feed trimmer pot a tad to feed a bit longer and keep the fire a bit hotter.
    This dried the vent right up and all is well.

    I also bumped the combustion/room air fan combo a tad also to keep a bit more air going through the pot as well.

    The tiny little Whit has a room air fan that has a shunt tube feeding the fire pot and the heat level setting regulates the fan speed.

    Our large Whit has a much higher vent temp and does not suffer from a sooty vent.

    All is well

    heat seeker and Eatonpcat like this.

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  2. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

    Dec 1, 2012
    Torrington, CT
    Nothiong at all wrong with some good family time Snowy.....Keep warm and stay well.
  3. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

    Nov 10, 2008
    Standish, ME
    Watch that little one Snowy we have seen and heard enough about fires and stoves lately.

    It has been a bit chilly here a few times but never made it above 0 until almost 1 this afternoon.

    Stay both well and warm.
  4. Snowy Rivers

    Snowy Rivers Minister of Fire

    Feb 7, 2010
    NW Oregon
    Thanks guys

    Yessss, gotta watch that little Whit.
    The adjustments are looking good with the vent temps up now to about 140F or so on the outer skin of the pipe.

    This has kept the inside liner dry as well as the stove innards too.

    Just too small of a fire was all, with smoky interludes between fuel drops.
    The adjustments are keeping the fire lively and much hotter.

    This did increase the feed rate, but ths is far better.

    Come summer, I may look for a better stove for this spot as the Little Whit is noted for having issues.

    But, its paid for, and does an ok job when maintained.

  5. grump507

    grump507 New Member

    Feb 23, 2013
    hi snowy
    what are the chances of you making a board for my whitfield advantage.? i cant physically do it.

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