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RE: Looks like the oil dealers in Maine don't like the fact that pellet stoves are pretty popular

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by firefighterjake, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    I think the Maine oil dealers are blowin it out the poopa.

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  2. Kenny1

    Kenny1 Feeling the Heat

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    Well, solid fuel does release more particulate matter and inhalable particles (PM10 and PM2.5) than oil or gas.

    However, wood is considered to be CO neutral.

    Cheers

    Kenny

    Edit - but lets not start with the burningissues.org gang again!
  3. fraxinus

    fraxinus Feeling the Heat

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    Smart oil dealers in Maine and elsewhere will transform themselves into energy companies with solar, wind, geothermal and, yes, wood components. The rest will be out of business in the very near future.
  4. kilarney

    kilarney New Member

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    As long as oil prices remain high, no politician is going to stick their neck out against burning wood.

    If oil drops to $40 per barrel, I'd be nervous.
  5. mralias

    mralias Minister of Fire

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    If oil drops to $40 a barrel...I would be buring oil and not pellets. I am a lazy ass....sorry that's just the way it is.
  6. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    I can bet a pellet stove can be designed to be much better than it is now.
  7. MaineEnergySystems

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  8. Turbozcs2003

    Turbozcs2003 New Member

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    Just more waste of taxpayer money from our Arrogant friends down in Augusta. Love all his buzzwords. If I was gov i would cut all these contracts and hand out pink slips to these types. let these folks see if they could cut it in DPS (Dreaded Private Sector)
  9. twiddler

    twiddler New Member

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    What are they going to tell all those people this winter when heating oil assistance is not available. What are they going to say when we hit an oil crisis and oil has to be rationed. Too many factors in play that can disrupt oil supply, a pellet stove makes a great alternative heat source.
  10. Bangor Sparky

    Bangor Sparky New Member

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    It sounds like the oil dealers are trying to play catch-up because they are being left behind as we switch fuels. I did hear a comment one time that the oil dealers are the same companies that used to be the coal dealers when that was the popular fuel no maybe this is a natural evolution for them.
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