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New Stove and Pellet Chute

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kyburnr, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. kyburnr

    kyburnr New Member

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    New Harman XXV installed yesterday and Somersets "Nature's Fuel" pellets.

    window + metal roofing + pool table = Pellet Chute

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  2. ktfinch2000

    ktfinch2000 New Member

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    nice stove and chute. I did something simlar to get my pellets down the stairs in the back of my house. I set up a folding table with one leg out and the other closed. I set it up over the 6 steps leading to my basement then I wheel barreled 8 bags at a time and slid them down the table to the basement where my friend was waiting with another wheel barrel. Let me tell you that saved a ton of time. How long did it take to load your basement? It took 2 hours for myself and 2 more people to load 4 ton into my basement. Again nice stove and chute! :)
  3. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Good idea! I like the idea of using the window & the metal roofing, but I guess I'm missing the pool table part.....don't see that or what it does. Do the bags land on it?

    And I really like how you matched the brick pattern in the stove to the pattern of the slate hearth exactly...it's almost like your looking at a reflection........JUST KIDDING! :lol:
  4. kyburnr

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    The pool table is at the bottom of the metal. The roofing is just a little over 9' and the basement has 9' ceilings so it worked out pretty good, and just enough roofing left to go a foot or so outside, and not be too steep. Only took about 20 minutes or less to get 1 ton in. The "matching glass" ;-) makes it pretty tough to photograph. I guess this stove is hard to take a picture of unless its burning, and since it was almost 90 deg. yesterday the test burn was quick :coolcheese: .
  5. slink

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    Looks good! I have a customer that does a similar chute but uses plywood and cardboard. I never thought about metal roofing. Good job! It wasn't too long ago the I deliverd everything by hand. I used to back the trailer up to the customer's garage and hand unload up to 6 ton at a time. I could be in and out in less than an hour. Not anymore I found an easier way.
  6. imacman

    imacman Guest

    You hand unloaded and restacked 6 tons in an hour by yourself? Let's see, 6 tons x 50 bags=300 bags/60 min=5 bags a minute or a bag every 12 seconds without stopping.....wow. I guess you're in much better shape than I am! LOL
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    slink New Member

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    I used to be. It would take awhile to get my arse back in shape. The record was 18 ton in a day, theres 22 on a semi load.
  8. imacman

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    Only 18??? Heck, that's only 3 hours work.....what did you do for the other 5 hours in the work day??? A big lunch break??

    I hope you know I'm just busting your chops.....I think 6 tons in an hour is amazing! If I even TRIED to do that I'd be making daily appointments for the chiropractor for the next year.....LOL.
  9. slink

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    Got to drive the truck silly. i still have a few customers that need the personal touch to get the pellets inside. Mostly older or disabled people. I have one customer that takes ten ton a year for a furnace and we put into a basement and stack up. I take two bags at a time to save trips but it still is just old fashioned work.
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    Your a good man to look out for the old and disabled folks . Hat's off to you
  11. Steve_in_NH

    Steve_in_NH New Member

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    Found an even better way to move my three tons from palletts to shed. I hired one of my ball players to move them for me! I coach a high school basketball team and for $50.00 bucks I gave one of the kids some work and I just sat and watched. God bless the young.....
  12. gw2kpro

    gw2kpro New Member

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    That's a nice setup! I store my pellets in my basement also and have a similar sized window, I use a pair of 2 x 6's side by side, and a bench at the bottom, to keep the boards from sliding. The bags slide down the boards pretty well, sure beats carrying them down stairs!
  13. MainePellethead

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    Thats an awesome idea. Not for the pool table idea though lol. I am very protective of my pool table...lol. Although my slate table is on the second floor of my house anyway....but again....good idea with the metal roofing :)
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