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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jwl230, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. jwl230

    jwl230 Member

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    just want to say thanx for all the info..been trollin on here for bout 2 1/2 months...im right outside philly airport...made hearth out of 1/2 inch plywood, 1/2 inch micore, which i was able to find , thanx to info on this site, close to me, hardibacker then slate tiles..thinset between each layer..me and the father in law (contractor) installed the BIG E saturday with simpson duravent horizontal corner install...fired it up following tuesday for initial burn....no leaks ..burned hot..here are some pics..again thanx for this site..photos of the burn were not able to download ...too many pixels ...will correct ..then send pictures of big e burning...by the way..got 3 tons pellets from west chester agway for 225 ton in august.agway brand ..called later after getting curious about brand ..and they said they were hamers...thanx again

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  2. jrousell

    jrousell New Member

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    looks great!

    How big is that Big E hopper without the hopper extension? How many bags can you fit?
  3. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Welcome to the forum and nice work on the hearthpad and install!
  4. jwl230

    jwl230 Member

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    only put in half a 40 lb bag...120 lb hopper it says..dont know yet
  5. StoveMiser

    StoveMiser New Member

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    Nice looking setup!

    3 bags fit perfect when its empty. That's one of the reasons I went with my big e. So far I'm happy after burning almost 5 tons. It heats my 1800 sq ft home pretty well. The really cold windy nights, it can't keep up. The oil man takes over at that point. Based on last year, I project to reduce oil consumption from 800 gallons to 100 using 6 tons of pellets. Should be significant savings because I bought 4 tons in June @$210 per ton. I hope to pick up 2 more when the prices drop in february..
  6. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    Looks great! Nice Job
  7. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    Sounds real good!
    Also good to read some realistic expectations and the truths like a pellet stove not keeping up when it gets really cold and windy. Especially in a 1800 sq ft house.
    I assume you are not using oil for water heating with your projection of 100 gal`s ?
  8. StoveMiser

    StoveMiser New Member

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    Electric water heater.
  9. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    Ah, thats what I thought .
    Since you are being honest I think it would be rather interesting to know what your KWHR costs (including tax and delivery charges) are and what you can calculate your electric water heating costs are.
    I`m seriously thinking about an electric water heater. I used 140 gals from April 8 to Sep. 11 (5 mo) of which very little was used for heat. If I was to calculate that I used 100 gals for hot water in 5 mo that amounts to $400 or $80 per mo.
    If I can reduce that cost even slightly I will feel good just using less oil.
    I`m not unfamiliar with electric water heating since I`m an electrician and my house was initially built all electric.
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    Not sure on kilowatts, but my total electrical bill averages about $110 to 120 per month. My cooking stove, hot water and dryer are all electric.
  11. tonyd

    tonyd Feeling the Heat

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    Welcome to the forum. I lived on Ulena st off of Island av. Elmwood Park. Best place in the world to grow up. Tony
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