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Pellet bag burn time

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jimmieguns, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. jimmieguns

    jimmieguns Member

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    HI,

    How long should I expect a bag(40 lbs) to last in Eastern NY - Long Island climate in the winter( figure 20-30 degrees average daily) ?

    Thanks !

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  2. Estarrio

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    There are a number of factors to consider. What size house? Quality of insulation?

    In 20-30 degree weather, I anticipate a bag of quality pellets to last 12-24 hours. At 20 degrees, I'm going to be much closer to the 12 hour range.

    I'm heating a well-insulated, 2500 square foot house. I have toddlers and keep the temps a little higher than I would for myself.
  3. CladMaster

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    12 - 16 hours depending on the settings on the pellet stove.
  4. jimmieguns

    jimmieguns Member

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    Thanks very much for your reply---i was figuring 1-1/2 A DAY LOL yeah it gets cold here with wind---where r u located?
  5. jimmieguns

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    Thanks- I was figuring that lol
  6. Estarrio

    Estarrio Member

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    Southern MA...I should also state that I have been burning far less so far this winter and last year. It really hasn't been as cold. I have a secondary pellet stove which is now more of a luxury than a necessity. I have also upgraded my insulation since adding it.
  7. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    I get 24-30hrs/ bag. House is well insulated good with good windows. I don't run my stove hard, stove temp mode 4 blower at lowest setting currently 75::F [ outside 21::F] I have wood burner in basement 70::F.
  8. The Ds

    The Ds Feeling the Heat

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    With the temps upper teens to low twenties at night going into the 30's during the day,we are getting 24-30 hrs per bag.....Thats running along on low most of the time.....Got up this am at 5:00 and it was a pleasant 72.5 in the living room......
  9. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Wow...I am a pellet waster...I have never gotten 24/30 hours out of a bag!
  10. lbcynya

    lbcynya Feeling the Heat

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    +1 Good answer!
  11. TLHinCanada

    TLHinCanada Feeling the Heat

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    I find it depends on how cold the wife feels on any given day.
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  12. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    We go thru 1.5 - 2 bags a day on medium with the thermostat set on 75-78 degrees and we are heating a
    142 year old 2 story 4 bedroom farm house with 9 foot ceilings.

    This is our only heat source. the fuel oil furnace is only for back up now.

    We do have pretty good insulation.

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