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Snow and Bone Chilling -4 Deg F Artic Air coming this weekend - Will u need Backup heat? What Kind?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, Feb 10, 2012.

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Forcast is - 4 Degrees F for Monday Morning - Will you just heat with Just wood pellets?

  1. Yes - Pellet stove(s) provides enough heat. No Fossil Fuels or Elect Heat!

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  2. No - I will use some backup heat appliance. (Please Explain)

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  1. letsblaze

    letsblaze Feeling the Heat

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    Survived a 7 degree night last night. Started off at 11pm @72 turned down to 2 on feed on blower woke up at 3 to pee and its down to 69 so I went to 3. Woke up to 70 when I woke up for breakfast.

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  2. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Lost power for a couple hours last night, fired up the K1 portable and the oil lamps, came back on before bedtime. Made sure the Rev fired back up, went to bed. 10 degrees out this morning, somewhere between a trace and a dusting of snow, so much for the blast and blizzard. Not complainin'.
  3. AndrewChurchill

    AndrewChurchill Minister of Fire

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    All pellets here. I have been running my pellet boiler all year long. I have probably used about 5 gallons of fuel oil this year when i've shut the PB down for cleaning.
  4. Jack Morrissey

    Jack Morrissey Feeling the Heat

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    Come on this is winter after all..
  5. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Well 71 in my livingroom this AM but went from 2 to 3 heat setting on the pellet stove to maintain the temp last night before bed!

    Well Monday morning is still forecasted to be the coldest morning by TV Ch. # 9 Manchester NH but the revised temp is higher than the original forecast.

    Forecasted Low Temp for Monday Morning!

    TV Ch. # 9
    Original Revised
    -4 Deg F 5 Deg F

    Fairpoint did not revise their foreast on the Web. I think they do not care to do more work. No One's Rep at Stake here!

    Original
    22 Deg F

    See updated charts below:
    So we will see?

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  6. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    4 degrees this morning(-3ºF with wind chill). Stove never broke a sweat! Just burning shoulder pellets! Easy peasy even!
  7. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    When I opened the drapes to the sliding glass deck door and took a look it was 6.1 and my birds were marching back and forth with picket signs that read, "Honk if you hate hard water".
  8. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You need a true auto clean one that continues the burn.
  9. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    you running auto or manual?

    whats your thermostat placement like?
  10. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    set at 81 and coasts on 75 running auto.

    must be running in hi or med hi?
  11. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Should da could da woould da. Clean on the fly and sweating here! ;-) And I aint even burning the good stuff even!

    Let me at them Trebio's and I'll have to open the winda's! :cheese:
  12. DERUBIS

    DERUBIS New Member

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    5 above, wind chill -13 no problem.I guess the ground hog was right 6 more weeks of winter.
  13. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I'll let you use a real stove when I upgrade to my furnace!
  14. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Well..... Its about 73° now (set back to 70° at night) Furnace was on the rise in the pic.

    The thing I love the most, is the even temps. Our room is still the coldest (about 1°, cant tell) but it only has one register that feeds into our Master Bath, then comes through the doorway, and finally out of our room (lots of square ft there). The thing that keeps the temp even is that Tjernlund Aireshare. We just close the door and flip it on at night..... Wa-Laa

    Its about 1° warmer in the kitchen/living room area, because that register is the best flowing. But it has to heat both of those rooms, as they are connected basically.

    Otherwise, no complaints, ……… O.K..... I have one, I miss the Fire upstairs. Granted I am downstairs a couple times a day feeding the Wood eater, but I do miss the Quad purring along. Oh well... Just me griping. ;-P

    The furnace thing is nice... Nice indeed!

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  15. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    ^^^^^SHOW OFF!^^^^^^ :cheese: hehe!

    Not this year maybe next. I have extended the time my Omega hangs out down there. Still hoping Enviro comes out with a furnace.

    I think mid life is calling again. Might sell off the 2 boats I got now and get one that does both big/small lakes. Priorities, toys come first! hehe!
  16. Threerun

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    It dropped to zero here last night. I didn't notice until we went out for a late night pizza dinner, lol.
  17. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    just an update for you!

    3 days of below zero wind chills with the regular temp at zero and -10 to -15 at night and no supplement heat needed.

    The St Criox did just fine and we didn't even turn it up. Just kept it on the medium heat setting number 3. house stayed at 73 in the stove room and 65 in ajacent rooms.
  18. earl764

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    Been using only the stove at setting 4 of 6.

    Keeping the house at a toasty 62.
  19. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    Since when is 62 toasty?
  20. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Wifey would be heading for the skillet cupboard! 62 ain't even warm. This is warm! Actually hot for me and my son, But warm for the wifey.

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  21. DexterDay

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    80° and rising in the basement (just reloaded the old wood eater) about 75° in the Main part of the house (Living room/Kitchen). The wood stove really helps to keep the furnace from calling for heat. ("Our Room" is now the Living room, at night its the bedroom, evening its the living room/ Temp of the room the unit is in)

    It still kicks on every 10-15 minutes (once it reaches 175°) then runs the blower for about 5-10 minutes (back down to 115°) . So its on about 3-4 times an hour anyways. Helping to keep the heat loss time to a minimum.

    Stat hasn't called for heat since early this morning. But is 26° outside now and the Sun is shining through the windows.

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  22. Dodge

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    My house is a 1660 sq. ft tri-level with a OHW 3 zone system. My pellet stove is in the basement, so I try heating 4 floors on #3 setting. Doen't work that well for the top level as the oil kicks in. I have a 20k btu kerosene heater for power outages and usually buy only 5 gals. for the season. Tonight, with the new snow pack it will be arouind 10. I will turn the setting to 1 to keep the basement warm and burn a tank full of kero and the whole hosue will be toasty.
  23. earl764

    earl764 Member

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    Anything above 68 in the winter is far too warm for us.

    We keep the house at 68 in the summer.

    I grew up w/ the house set at 65 w/ baseboard hot water heat. I would crack the window during the winter to get the room cold.

    This habit helped a lot when I bought my house and had to pay for oil.

    At night I'll put the stove down to 60. Extra blankets on the bed and a few cats.
  24. iceman

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    How many tons do you burn or how many bags a day on average
  25. DexterDay

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    Was 2 bags a day the last 3 seasons. But this year 1 bag a day is the most. With a 1/3-1/2 being more of an average. I have only burned 1.5 ton so far this season. But I have burned about 2 cord of wood. The pellet furnace in the basement helps to pull that wood heat upstairs.

    You burn wood also.... How many bags have you burned? How much wood?

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