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Pellets Used So Far

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by rayttt, Nov 4, 2008.

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  1. Trail_Time

    Trail_Time Member

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    8 so far here in PA.

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  2. ylomnstr

    ylomnstr Feeling the Heat

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    I've used 17 here in Staatsburg, NY (Northern Dutchess County) out of my total of 3 tons. I've got an 8 month old at home, so I've tried to keep it a tad warmer than normal. Plus first year with it, so I've used it more than I probably would normally. I've also lowered the temp because at first, it was very warm. Now I've found a comfortable range, and if I feel cold, I turn up the T-stat and within minutes it's warmer :)
  3. newguyjoe

    newguyjoe Member

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    about 12 bags for me so far. im new at the whole pellet thing and have been running it at times that i didnt really have too...Im using Natures Heat pellets in my Enviro EF2. i have heard a lot of bad reviews on them but the only bad thing i can come up so far is that there are a LOT of fines/sawdust in each bag that i have to sift them before they go in the stove. Not fun. other than that i think it will turn out to be a good investment since LP was delivered at 3.97$ per gallon.
  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Welcome to the forum Joe, from a neighbor...I'm over in New Windsor.

    How many tons of pellets did you get?

    With your LP at $3.97/gal, do you realize how much you'll save w/ pellets? Your pellets would have to cost more than $700/ton for the propane to be the same cost per BTU.
  5. newguyjoe

    newguyjoe Member

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    hey, i used to live in New Windsor....1 mile from the 5 corners... i bought 2 tons and will be going out for a few more bags this weekend...another 15- 20 bags and i will feel a bit better.
  6. johnny1720

    johnny1720 Member

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    I am also about 58 miles south of Buffalo.

    I have burned about 38 bags of pellets. I have a new baby so I am keeping it extra warm as well.


    Johnny
  7. Shooter

    Shooter New Member

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    Approx 10bags here in northern Michigan. This past week it's been 60s-70's otherwise it would be more like 15 bags. I love saving bags for the cold stuff. It's been a nice break then it's back to snow sunday and monday.
  8. sydney1963

    sydney1963 New Member

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    I have only used 4 bags. My house gets way too warm to burn 24/7. We have had very mild temps.
  9. KeiBow

    KeiBow New Member

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    Only 2 bags so far here in "Sunny Ca.", but I'll typically use a ton per season (15 great years w/ a '91 Whitfield Adv. II-T). :)
  10. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I live about 2 miles from the 5 corners....Riley Rd.

    Hey, you have to get more than 2 tons...if you get more than 3, you are a member of the Pellet Pig Club LOL
  11. acowherd

    acowherd Member

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    1.5 bags in the insert and 0 bags in xxv. It has been cool here in MO but the house has stayed around 68
    I have 2 ton and thinking of getting more just to be on the safe side
    pellets are around $200 a ton for Pennington
  12. newguyjoe

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    hey Mac, i know where riley road is. The internet makes the world a small place. picked up 22 more bags today....12 of somerset from tractor supply at 5.99 a bag and 10 of warm front from a nursery type place on monroe for 6.00 a bag. not quite a pellet pig but im working on it.
  13. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    I think I'm at 7 or 8 bags using no other heat source... although it looks like the temps will be dropping around here over the next several days so I'll be using more pellets soon.
  14. globewyre

    globewyre Member

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    I burned 17 bags so far. Someone is at home all days so stove keeps the house at 72. Reading the other post it seem like I am burning a lot more then people north of me. I think I had 5 bag learning curve . Some of the early burning was to play with a new stove.
  15. sydney1963

    sydney1963 New Member

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    Ease up on the burning. My house is 68-71 degrees with no heating. What the heck? I know you want to look at the pretty flame, but what the he__ are you heating?
  16. imacman

    imacman Guest

    At that rate of burning Ring, you'll have to buy a LOT more pellets, and <GASP!> become a Pellet Pig!!!!! How will you ever be able to live with yourself? :lol:
  17. birdbrown

    birdbrown New Member

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    #41 in hopper. We have been putting one in the am and 1 in the pm. Keep it at 68-69. Have been waiting on pellets to arrive at sams but the guy keeps selling a truck load at a time. Talk about pellet pigs. We started out with 5 tons. Really suprised at the dent we have put on them. Anyone out there have any allergies to the actual pellets??
  18. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Bird, sounds like you could be a candidate for the Pellet Pig Club...what method did you use to transport the pellets home?
  19. birdbrown

    birdbrown New Member

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    We bought a one ton trailer from sams. We load a ton at a time and have only taken 2 tons in a day. We have them stacked here in the house in our entry way. Looked it over this am and we have used 62 bags of pennington pellets since Sept. We have a new mt vernon and keep it on 67 during the week days. Turn up to 69 evenings and weekends. It was -15degrees last night. Also losing sunlight here. We run our forced air fuel oil burning furnace once in the morning and once at night just to keep the pipes from getting to cold in our crawl space. My husband is going into sams and checking if they have any pellets today. The guy there said he had 10 trucks coming in 21 tons each. He only holds them if you order the whole truck. So we have pretty much had to beg him to get them. I must be a good whinner.
  20. lampare

    lampare New Member

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    8th bag now
  21. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    How much are pellets at the North Pole?
  22. birdbrown

    birdbrown New Member

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    4.56 is what we pd per bag. Saw them for 9.36 at one store yesterday. Think they may be the ones buying them by the truck then marking them up. Wallie world had them for 5.99 earlier this fall. No price break when buying them by the ton. Husband to check at sams here in the next hour.
  23. benpelletstove

    benpelletstove New Member

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    I have a enviro empress FPI and I have used about 40 bags of lignetics so far. It is about 68 upstairs and 64 degrees downstairs. I usually have it on fan speed of 3.
  24. P. Elettt

    P. Elettt New Member

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    I just put in my 3rd bag this afternoon, but it was only the second of OUR bags. The first bag was one that the stove installation guys put in.

    We have just a 3 bedroom ranch, maybe 1400sq ft. The basement is heated with electric baseboards so we only have to worry about the first floor. We keep it on low all the time and have it on a thermostat set at 55 degrees. That may seem low, but the digital thermostat we have from when we used oil usually says 64 degrees. So the stove thermo turns off when it says about 57-58 and the digital says 64. Why there is such a difference in readings, who knows, but it's the same deal with my electric baseboards and analog thermostat. If I want the basement to be 60-62 I have to set it on 55.

    We never run the stove at night, so at this rate when it really gets cold, we're only going to be using about 20 bags a month. Our 2 tons will get us through March and then some.
  25. slheinlein

    slheinlein Member

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    33 bags so far and live in southern NH.
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