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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Hoot23, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    We lost power at about 4:30 this morning. Awoke to a smoke free house and I give thanks to all the talk on this forum about OAKS. I would have never put one in otherwise.
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  2. MommyOf4

    MommyOf4 Feeling the Heat

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    I'm getting mine installed on Friday!
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  3. imacman

    imacman Guest

    As I've said MANY, MANY times on here, there really is no downside to installing one.
  4. Kherr

    Kherr New Member

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    And as a new OAK user, there appears to be lots of advantages!
  5. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    Your right about that. I'm saving almost a half a bag a day in pellets. The OAK is going to pay for itself by the end of the season.
  6. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Yep. Simply put. They work. :)
  7. richkorn

    richkorn Minister of Fire

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    Good to hear! Although, I have no OAK and get no smoke when power goes out. Oh yeah, I have 25 feet of vertical rise...
  8. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    right about now we are gonna hear about the evils of OAK's from the extreme cold weather folks
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  9. nailed_nailer

    nailed_nailer Minister of Fire

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    Read the thread title and all I thought of was..........

    Bob Marley
    "No Woman....No Cry"



    Been a long day, brain is fried.!!!
    lol

    ---Nailer---
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  10. Lake Girl

    Lake Girl Minister of Fire

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    What evils? Do I qualify for extreme cold? (not uncommon to have a week of - 35C/-31F, slight warm up with snow, another week of -35C in December and January) -12C/10F currently :mad: Had enough of the cold already...

    Had a power outage yesterday - standing right by the stove at the time. Saw a slight wisp of smoke, like a candle being extinguished, and it disipated quickly. Should have looked outside to see where the smoke was exiting through - would imagine the exhaust fan would still turn for a while due to momentum.
  11. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    the fan might fun for 15 or 20 seconds after an outage, but thats likely it.....certainly not long enough for the embers to burn completely.

    You know, I dont know what extreme cold is defined as, but there are a few cold weather guys here on the forum who can better address this than I can....
  12. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    There are some folks that were worrying about the extreme cold air causing problems with their stove if they were OAKed, they have a valid concern but it only applies if the setup isn't done correctly. By correctly it means dampers need to be set for the conditions that stove will encounter.

    Stoves that automatically adjust their burns won't be bothered by the denser cold air (can cause the fire to be blown out, actually burns the pellets too fast if things aren't properly setup). There is enough slop to accommodate a huge change in intake air temperatures even for stoves that don't do the automatic adjustments. Just don't set the damper on a hot summer's day is what it amounts to for a pellet stove.

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