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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by BadDad320, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    you're in ny... you get better stuff. we get green suppremes and over priced green teams. :(

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  2. jeanine

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    o ok, I didn't know that so they only have those 2 brands, well the green supreme are not that bad rite?
  3. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    garbage. I wouldn't let my horse (if I had one) use them... lol
  4. jeanine

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    I was told if they came from NH plant they are good! do you know which ones you are basing your opinion on?
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    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    I believe the NH NEWP/GS are supposed to be BETTER than the NY offerings.
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    briansol Minister of Fire

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    They both suck IMO. nh is better, yes. butt half as crappy is still crappy :)
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  7. jeanine

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    that's what I heard to, I have some of them, the NH batch, have not burned yet, hope they are decent
  8. jeanine

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    tis true! I hope I don't find them to be crappy I own 25 bags of them lol
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    They don't burn as hot as some of the others (although they aren't the worst either) and they aren't the cleanest burning, but don't stress about it, they will heat your house just fine. Use them in the fall or spring and the hotter pellets in dead of winter. I still have 32 bags left from my 4 tons last year and they served me well. I am looking forward to trying better pellets this season, but honestly it's hard to feel bad about saving over $2000 last year in oil for a quick daily stove cleaning.
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  10. jeanine

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    good to know, is that what you saved!!! awesome, his is my first year with a pellet stove it was supposed to be installed sat, but it was changed to this Thursday, and after spending 3000 on oil last season and freezing all winter with a temp of 61, I am soooo looking forward to saving money and keeping warm:)
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    do you use oil to heat your hot water???
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    They'll burn fine for you. 25 bags? Hmm...I'd say you'll prob have to clean your stove after every bag and a half. No big deal ;) :p
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    I had a FHW oil furnace that also heated my water, but after using the pellet stove last year, I ripped out the furnace and all the ugly old baseboard heaters. Replaced with electric hot water tank and electric in-wall type as a backup heat source. 2 years ago I spent over $2700 on oil, last year I didn't use the furnace and only spent $900 on 4 tons of pellets and delivery. Still have over 1/2 ton of those left so figure $800 for an entire heating season in NH! I only paid $1100 for my stove with delivery, so I had a return on investment in my very first season.
    Gained a lot of space in my basement by losing the furnace and 275 gal oil tank :)
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    even with the enviro m55c?
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    I should also tell you that I kept the house a minimum of 6 degrees warmer with the pellet stove then oil and still saved that much!
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    I tried a electric hot water tank and my electric bills were crazy so we disconnected it and went back to oil
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    that is great!! I am so curious to see what ill save, I will be happy to save half and be warm.
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    I'm surprised it effected your bill much. I have barely noticed a change...maybe $10 a month or so. I did install a water saving shower head at the same time though (swapped from 2.5gpm to 1.25gpm) , as well as replaced my dishwasher with a new energy star model, and my washer is a very efficient Bosch, so I don't think we actually use much hot water.
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    I was just kidding. They are very ashy though, but there are worse.
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    o ok lol
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    You may or may not save half of what you spent on oil, but you will LOVE the savings and a warmer house. Maintaining it should be only a small chore, and if you can get into it, it's actually quite enjoyable IMO. Get yourself a small bucket or something to keep your dedicated cleaning tools in. Small brushes, a metal paintscraper, a small flashlight, non ammonia glass cleaner, etc, is a good start. An ash vac is also nice but generally is not absolutely necessary. You'll figure out what you need as you go along. Keep everything in that bucket and it'll always be ready to go.

    Let us know when you have that first fire. Pix are good too :)
  22. jeanine

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    ok I will, thanks
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    The increased heat output and lower pellet feed makes the premium pellet more economical in the long run;)
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  24. Stevekng

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    That's science fiction. The only way you would get that burn difference is if the bags were different weights. I've been burning pellets for 7 years with just about every pellet out there ,in my area. I would get more ash with some, more clinkers with others, maybe a 15% difference in amounts of pellets burned. If you get a two to one difference , then the pellets aren't the reason;lol
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    Well, that's simply not true for the sole fact that I can run my stove at 2 lbs /hr with good stuff, but need 4 lbs/hr for the not so good to produce similar heat output btu's, thus, It uses double the fuel.
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