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On Pace To Burn 4 Ton This Year, Biggest Ever!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bschrager, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. bschrager

    bschrager Member

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    Little history, bought a house 6.5 years ago that came with a Whitfield pellet stove, main source of heat was oil At first I used the pellet stove as a novelty since I didn't know much about them, oil was also $1.85 a gallon back then. I was also hesitant to use the pellet stove when no one was home or we were sleeping.

    As oil prices rose more than double over the years I started to put more faith in the pellet stove. The stove will keep 75% of my house heated beause of my open floor plan and stairs leading up to the second floor, for the last 2 years I burn 5pm to 5am every weekday, then from Friday 5pm straight till Monday 8am. With this years cold weather I am on pace for my biggest year so far, looking at about 4 ton as I have already burned 125 bags.

    With the pellet stove I would still burn oil to keep the other 25% of my house warm and for hot water. On the coldest months I would only burn 90 gallons of oil when I would hear of people using 200+ gallons a month. I've since converted to natural gas for the rest of my heat, hot water, stove, and now a gas dryer. 5 week gas bill was $150 plus 25 bags of pellets. The pellet stove was saving me a good amount of money compared to the oil and now with the gas I cut what was the oil expense in less than half.

    I've been burning Green Supreme's @ $209 a ton all year, heat has been great and ash level much lower than last year.
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  2. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    GS's don't have a good rap around here... i've never used them. Green Teams get better reviews. You may find that you would only burn 3 of a better brand.
  3. silverfox103

    silverfox103 Feeling the Heat

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    You get a good feeling when you can keep the oil man away. I have not bought any oil in 2 years.

    Keep up the good work.


    Tom C.
  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I only burned 120 bags last season. Pretty sure I am about there now. Normal season is 3.5 tons(175-178 bags). I started the season with 180. Burned 83 so far. ;hm

    Could be I need another excuse to buy more pellets? :p
  5. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    I like the green supremes they give off good heat and the ash is a little high but i clean my stove every sunday and at 185 ton from the box stores its great I usually burn a bag a day but with the cold weather went to 2 bags a day. and would rather burn 4 bags a day then use OIL

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