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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Melissa220, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. jtakeman

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    Bout time you admitted that! ::-)
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  2. Harman Lover 007

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    If you supply and cook it...I'll eat it.....then I might be able to deal with my sensitivity issue.
  3. St_Earl

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    in my case (as in many other forum member's cases )the fan is warranted. the vaults in the intervening rooms really keep the back bedroom from warming up at an acceptable rate.
    they trap the air flow from room to room. i get around that by shooting the air just under them but still up high.
    and there is a real bottle neck as the short hall from the kitchen into the back bedroom is only as wide as a door.
    any cost on the electric bill is more than offset by not burning any oil at all.
    and to heat as well without the fan would mean having the living room way hotter than i want.
    i run the fan on low if the house is up to temp. if it's not, the fan oh high allows me to get all the rooms heated in a very short time.

    i am super happy with the system i have worked out.
    it works fantastically well.
    this is exactly what i have going as i described. the air moving up high sets up my loop.
    the house was wrapped and sided this year and we have added insulation in the attic and have foamed around the window frames inside the walls.

    as i described, spend some time with your stove and you will be able to work out the system that is best for you and the particular demands of your home's layout.
  4. SmokeyTheBear

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    Look who is flapping his gums ;lol .

    Have you enough in your stash to keep your pig status or do the hogs need hold an eviction meeting?
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  5. Melissa220

    Melissa220 Feeling the Heat

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    I think what i'm doing is worrying about a problem that I don't even know if I have! Note to self: STOP WORRYING! !!!
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    Yep! Sitting on 3 1/2 tons!


    I'd be worried more about what pellets your gonna stash before all the other hogs/pigs/oinkers snarf em up on ya! Specially that fella I quoted above, He hords them by the trailer load!!
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    so without me going back and reading everything, was the need for a good surge suppressor mentioned yet?
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    Another welcome to the forum and all the strange critters that scurry about round here.

    Stove looks great and with all the humidity lately, at least the burn in will dry out the house....and crank up the temp too :)

    Your dealer did you a solid by starting you with Okies, but that may just spoil ya and get you hooked on the good stuff ! !
    Dont rule out Wally World and Lowes so quickly. They do get some good mid range pellets for decent pricing at times. Last year I found Walmart having MWP at 199/ton and 2 years ago, Lowes had Somersets. Both are quality pellets. You just have to be on the lookout. Lowes will have Green Teame quite a bit, but lately they have been overpricing them.

    You will learn all this by trial and error though, if you are so inclined. Most of us here will try many different brands in small amounts first, and that is recommended. Overall, your stove will burn almost anything.

    Keep it clean and it will keep you warm and toasty !
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    Good, I would hate having to deliver the eviction notice but the pellets by the trailer load is OMV not me, especially since Steve at SIB (His web site is missing for some reason) can at most haul 6 ton a load and the folks at Southern Maine Renewables can only do 4 ton. Now woodpellets.com around here comes with a huge flatbed with a really nice fork lift on the back and I think that Steep Falls Building Supply can only do 6 ton at a time.

    I happen to be lucky having a nice dry garage under with lots of room for storage.

    The only drawback Melissa220 is that I had to purchase all of those large critter traps with auxiliary teeth to keep the Oinkers like Mr. J. at bay.
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    In life there are two things to worry about, whether you are rich or you are poor.

    If you are rich there is nothing to worry about, if you are poor there are two things to worry about, whether you are well or you are sick.

    If you are well you have nothing to worry about, if you are sick there are two things to worry about, whether you get well or you die.

    If you get well you have nothing to worry about, if you die you have two things to worry about, whether you go to heaven or below.

    If you go to heaven you have nothing to worry about, if you go below you are too busy shaking the hands of your friends so why worry?

    (A little ditty on the store wall at Jimmies entitled Why Worry)
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  11. Melissa220

    Melissa220 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks gbreda
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    Melissa watch out for some of these guys they eat pellets for breakfast and smell like wood chips

    Watch out for OMV too he'll sweet talk you until he finds out where your pellet stash is and then it'll disappear in the middle of the night he's worse than Santa Claus :)
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    Welcome Melissa,

    In reading this thread, there seems to be one warning that has yet to be mentioned. Many of us have become OCD since buying a pellet stove. Speaking for myself only, when I stack pellets, the bags all have to be face up and be facing the same way. The stack must be straight. When the stove is running and I walk by, I have to open the hopper and check how many pellets are left, even if I filled it 5 minutes ago. Now that I have the hopper open, I have to smooth out the pellets, etc, etc. It's contagious, so be forewarned.
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    Well, it operated for only 90 minutes yesterday and I have already checked to see how many pellets it consumed and - OMG -i smoothed out the pellets! I need help already and its only been in the house less than 36 hours. I have even scraped down the burn pot! Is there therapy for this??:eek:
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  15. smoke show

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    We call that pellet fondling, been discussed before and many here have the disorder.
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    Hmmm, seems like you're already afflicted. No therapy that I know of. Just wait until you start hoarding pellets. Everytime you walk into a store that sells pellets, you'll have to check them out. It's not pretty. Just check out some of the stashes some of the guys on here have.
  17. Melissa220

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    So the listing in your signature, for example, means that you have that many bags of pellets on hand? Seems like i'll have to go pellet shopping this weekend and get a few bags of several different kinds to try. Seems like the thing to do is stock up beforehand. Look out all you pellet pigs.....I'm on the prowl!
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    oh oh!!!....Isn't this how OMV started?!?!!
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  19. Lousyweather

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    Melissa, you Pellet-fondler, you!
  20. Melissa220

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    LOL. Didn't take me long! ()

    I am discovering a little knowledge can be dangerous. In reading other threads, I noticed talk about the draft voltage and adjusting it for different pellets. I did not notice my installers checking the draft before the first burn to cure. In everyone's opinion, is this adjustment something I need to consider going forward?
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  22. Lousyweather

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    Mel:

    ANY and ALL installations should have the draft checked and adjusted.......I'lll say it again.....ANY and ALL. If nothing else, it gives you a clean stove- base reading to compare to if you have issues at a later date......the procedure is in your manual, on page, oh, about, 20, or so. The draft isnt adjusted for different pellets.....feed rate maybe, but not the draft. The draft is a function of your line voltage, combustion fan, and piping setup, as well as the cleanliness of your stove. Should be checked.
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  23. Melissa220

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    Yes. page 21. I think my dealer may get tired of me. Already called with some questions today; not the least of which was to review a cleaning process that the installer did NOT go over, which was accessing and cleaning under the burn pot where the igniter wires are. But before I call again, I'm going to review the manual more thoroughly for anything I might have missed.

    The two young men may very well have checked the draft....I was not hovering but staying out of their way to do their job. I assumed they knew/know what they are doing.
  24. smoke show

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    Hang around here for a while, you'll learn not to do that. ;)
  25. DexterDay

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    Welcome to the Forums. . I go out of town for a few days and miss one of the best threads of the Summer :)

    Jay... 160?? Come on buddy ;) j/k

    Welcome Mellisa. Thats a beautiful Stove you have and the install looks great... As you can see, there are a lot of thoughtful minds here and few that are in the dirt at times :)) myself included). But reading, searching, and askings questions will put you far ahead of the average 1st yr pellet burner..

    As to checking and fondling the pellets... The OCD is bad and can sometimes lead to buying more stoves and pellets.. Most times just pellets, but an extra stove or 3 never hurt ;)

    Congrats...

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