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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Ejectr, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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    Now I can see why I didn't burn New England's in my furnace. The carbon build up in the burn pot is incredible and the ash clump at the edge of the burn pot is really thick.

    I'm having to scrape the burn pot every day and it is full of carbon. These things really suck! That will teach me to run out of the good stuff too early.

    Lesson learned for next year. It's spring here in New England. Time to get ready for winter.

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  2. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    ROTFLMAO

    You must be from away.
  3. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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    Nope...dyed in the wool Masshole, except for 6 years in the Navy when I should have known better not to come back.
  4. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Can't be,

    You would have known to have at least half again as much as you need (or ever used). That way you have somewhat of a leg up on next time around.

    These seasons come around like clockwork in the case of heating up here in the suburbs of Portland it is at least 6 months of heating followed by 6 months of heavy coat time, in the county (God's Country) it is 8 months of heating followed by 4 months of heavy coat time.

    Notice there is no summer just ask Harman Lover 007 while the lake never completely froze this past winter it isn't going all that well in becoming ice free.
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  5. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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    I'm new to this rabbit food burning. I was just a thermostat twister up until a year ago. Truck came in the yard automatically when the liquid got low....didn't even have to pay attention to it.
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    PASIEMT New Member

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    Where do you usually get your pellets around here Ejectr?
  7. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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    Squier Lumber in Monson.
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    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    NEWPS are poop;lol
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  9. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    Most of the Lake is ice free except for near you in Standish and Jordan Bay.
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  10. boo boo

    boo boo Feeling the Heat

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    Out of the 5 pellets I have tried I would say NEWP were the least impressive.
  11. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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    With performance like they give, I don't even know why dealers would sell them. If I had them, I'd drop them in a heart beat. I bought them because they were the only thing left. I won't be buying them again.
  12. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    And people on here were questioning my low temperature for the season go figure.

    The lake didn't come close to freezing over so it was likely quite open.

    They also weren't able to lower the lake water levels this past summer due to dam maintenance lots of water in the lake takes longer to give up its BTUs because it has more of them to give up.

    ETA: On average there is enough water in that lake to provide 140 gallons to each person on the planet, it is number two in terms of water held Moosehead contains 30% more water.
  13. boo boo

    boo boo Feeling the Heat

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    Absolutely beautiful area up there on lake Sebago. I have been camping up there in the late 90s early 2000ns
    My son almost went to Saint Joseph's collage there. Never been there in the winter
  14. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    The winters aren't all that bad only inland a snow zone or so.

    Oh Lake Girl, Must have had a few too many windows open.

    Harman Lover 007,

    How good is the discrimination for determining open water versus surface ice and melt water on ice lots of them satellite systems have difficulty in that situation.

    The ole Mark 1 eyeball on scene is frequently needed to confirm what the pictures and other sensors are saying.
  15. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    That is yesterdays MODIS sat pic. All of the dark blue is open water which I can easily confirm by looking at the various webcams I have access to. There is a very slight skim of ice this morning but once the breeze comes up it will be gone.
  16. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    Smokey is lucky(??) enough to be there year round. I am there every week in the summer and a few weekends in the winter. Been doing it over 40 years.
  17. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I'll put it this way Harman Lover 007, being here sure as hell beats being in Portland.

    Now if I could just way lay a few of those pellet deliveries and logging trucks that go by the lot all the time, I'd really be lucky.

    ETA: My blunder I thought Lake Girl posted the Modis image
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  18. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    I'm fairly well versed in the freeze/no freeze of Sebago over the years. IMO, the water level which fluctuates anywhere from 3-5 feet annually depending on the year doesn't have too much to do with it since there are areas of the lake that are 300 feet deep and that difference wouldn't amount to much. The determining factor is the wind and the fact that it "almost" never stops. The lake is often times, plenty cold enough to freeze and it does freeze at night, only to be blown off the next day. I've seen this numerous times over the years. It can be 10 below zero with a 5-10mph wind and she just won't take.
    Sebago holds 998 billion gallons according to PWD. It makes sense that Moosehead would be more.
  19. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I'm not too far from Saint Joseph's College. The school is somewhat between me and Harman Lover 007's place on Frye Island.
  20. SmokeyTheBear

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    Yep on the 998 + or - billion gallons divide that by 7.1 billion people and you get 140 gallons per add in 182 from Moosehead and you get 322 almost a year's worth of drinking water per person on the planet.

    Actually the lake level has a major impact on ground fast ice which is needed before the lake stands a chance to completely freeze over, the increase in water depth affects the actual shoreline length more water more shore line.

    It also has an impact on the exposure to wind less reduces it and more increases it.

    They have been trying for the last several years to lower the water level in that lake but between mother nature and dam work it ain't happened.
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    Other than the glass turning black in a few days,I never have a problem with newp.Probably because the stove self cleans every 2 hrs or so.
  22. john193

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    I burned 3 tons of NEWP in 2010/2011 and was generally pleased. Descent heat and average ash. At some point in my area these were selling for 300/ton, they are now about 225. When I burned them I got them from a liquidation sale, 125 a ton. So yea, they were great!
  23. Lake Girl

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    Water control dam or hydro electric generation... If hydro electric, they usually open up spillways away from the area they are working on; cofferdam the section they are working on. What's the name of the dam?
  24. SmokeyTheBear

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    Actually there is a series of them, some are Hydro Electric and some not.

    This was the one near us they were working on last summer
    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Dundee pond maine windham&hl=en&ll=43.778988,-70.452275&spn=0.003126,0.008224&sll=45.188406,-68.984705&sspn=6.247997,16.842041&t=h&hnear=Dundee Pond&z=18

    The chain starts here at the Sebago Lake outflow

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Dunde...-70.454936&spn=0.001561,0.004112&z=19&vpsrc=6
  25. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    That is the Eel Weir Dam. That one dam controls the lake level and as Smokey knows, is controlled by SAPPI (formerly SD Warren) a paper mill in Westbrook Maine. The operation of said dam and the levels at which it must be controlled is dictated by a management plan regulated by FERC. Lake levels are a HUGE issue on Sebago right now with some wanting higher levels and some wanting lower levels. SAPPI is in the process of trying to renew it's license to operate the dam and it's getting a lot of attention including the State Legislature. Sorry guys...off topic....

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