New England - How did your pellet stove handle the job last night?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by mepellet, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. hossthehermit

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    Wed. morning 4 below, this morning 2 below, 2 bags a day MWP soft, inside temp is whatever wifey deah sets the stat at ...........
     
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  2. lessoil

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    Well it was zero all night. Downstairs at 76-77 and upstairs 64-66 (All night). Insulation issues......but no oil burned through the night!!
    5th year with the Harman. Love the heat!!
     
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    I have horrible insulation in my house. It's an old 1890 Farm House. Running a HarmanXXV on full blast and struggled to keep it at 67 downstairs. I know the furnace kicked on from the zones upstairs.
     
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    Went to sunflower last night, burning the PWI, but the house got down to 63 over night and only back up to 68 today...from these posts does not seem I am getting very good results.
     
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    came home to 84 degrees outside by 4PM it was 24 asked my daughter if she liked it or was it on the chilly side ...she just said I guess I take after you Dad ...what could I say !
     
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    My thermometer said 8 degrees at 6am this morning [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] and my house (single level ranch) was a toasty 70 degrees. I really like the GAP's....good heat....heat good [​IMG]
     
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    Well, -11 and windy this morning. The Quad at medium (with high fan) running the Vermonts. Pleased with 68 degrees.
     
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    Was 11*F here in Southern RI this morning. Hard to compare how well the little Lopi Pioneer does since I also have gas heat on the 1st floor, electric in the 1st floor backrooms, and all electric on the 2nd floor. The t-stats are staged to kick the gas in first and then the electric second when the Lopi can't keep up. That said, I left the Lopi set at "4" out of 6 running a mix of Somersets and FSU's. In 30*F weather this will result in 1st floor at 71-72*F and 2nd at 68-69*F. This morning upstairs was 67*F, where the electric will kick in and downstairs was 68*F where the gas will kick in. The Lopi was just hanging on, and the gas kicked in for one cycle at 6am. I can't complain, I can turn up the Lopi more if it remains that cold, and it would seem that I'm getting pretty good performance from a stove that only cranks out 30K btu's tops. Probably burned a little better than half a bag? Cold again tonight.....
     
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    Was 6 deg. here this a.m., the Harman chuckled and said, "That's all ya got?" :p
     
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    well i used a diff pellet last night Green Team Platinum from Lowes....... alot more hest out of those thann the North American's from HD ( and other places too ) was about 76 downstairs and 65 upstairs. temps were warmer at about 23 f outside.

    I did notice that not all the pellets in the burn pot are completely bunred and i used basically the entire bag in the 12 hour stretch.
     
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    And here I thought I had ghosts downstairs!!!;)
     
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    10 degrees out this morn. St Croix on #2 setting with Okanagans in the hopper giving 71 degrees in living room.
     
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    You can fit 18 more...I'll take the other 4!
     
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    I haven't seen any faster consumption with Somersets, not noteable anyway. I'm sure if I put in a bag of NEWP's I'd see a difference, but I've seen those things be over 2.5"
     
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    Maybe I've just been burning them too long...
    My stove rarely makes it over feed rate 2 though.
     
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    Located in central mass, 1k sq ft, split level.
    Outside: ~20deg
    Stove: Harman Accentra
    Temp (side of house with stove): 70
    Temp (other side): 64
    NEWP room temp 70 max feed 4.5


    Bedrooms are always 3-5deg colder. Really wish I could get more of an even heat across the house.
     
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    Ceiling/distribution fans??
     
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    No fans or ceiling fans. Would like to get a vertical fan setup for the hallway
     
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    Either would make a vast difference.
     
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