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  1. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    We are familiar with shoulder season pellets.. How about shoulder hours?

    Right now I have the hose floating at 72 Greene teams running on medium all day .

    Calling for 9 degrees tonight (doubtful.)

    I'm going to top off with cubex or hamers tonight, about a half a sack, put the half sack back in the stash .

    Hopefully wake up to 72 castle.


    Ray

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  2. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Sounds good to me :)
  3. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Sure. Why not. Problem with owning a XXV in 1000 sg ft ...doesn't matter much what you put in it. :p
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  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I could get by with shoulders during the day due to solar gain. The sun warms the living room up pretty nice. So instead of swapping pellets out I use the auto/off setting during the day with the stat dropped back 6ºF. Then when I get home I switch it to Hi/Lo with less of a set back on the stat.

    Stat(stove auto/off) set at 66ºF for 6:00 AM. At 1:30 PM I have it go up to 72ºF. I thro the stove to Hi/Lo when I get home at 4:00 PM and ride it at 72ºF til about 8:30 PM. Then the stat gets setback to 68ºF for the overnight period. Around 2:00 AM, It goes back up to 72ºF so its warm when I get my can outa bed at 5:00 AM. Been working good for the last 3-4 seasons.
  5. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    It worked great,,, ill probably go out looking for a life, cabin fever is getting bad.
  6. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    I have some North Americans to use up so some times I mix them with the Somersets I have. Works pretty well. THose NA's stink.
  7. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    What do they smell like??;)
  8. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    Burning plastic
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  9. VTrider

    VTrider Member

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    I often see comments on how N.Americans stink like burning plastic or crayola crayons, etc - weird, I burn almost 4 tons of them a season and never noticed anything. Then again, I don't quite understand how anybody should be able to smell any pellet burning period? Wood stoves, sure - but pellet stoves are an enclosed system?​
  10. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    Crayons best description of the scent , and I'm with you one why they smell, doesn't make sense
  11. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Thats what I said, and allfiredup threw me under the bus. I even smelled my kids crayons to compare. Dang close to a crayola IMHO. I was told they may(can't confirm) be using a parifin binder.

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