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So how much have you burned this season so far?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by letsblaze, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. nikeseer

    nikeseer Member

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    How about 67! Now I'm a comfy 70-73. Slow and steady!

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  2. openat60

    openat60 New Member

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    My St Croix has a 1-6 selector and in each setting the feed and fan are pre determined by the control board. Select one and the board does the rest i can fine tune my feed rate on the back of my board with little adjusters. For diff sized pellets or corn.

    Yes pellet heat is nice it was a bit of an adjustment coming from wood heat previous years but my Wife and I have come to enjoy pellet heat jut as well as wood heat, but to be honest deep down i still am envious of wood heat.....shhhhhhh
  3. nikeseer

    nikeseer Member

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    My husband too! I wouldn't be able to enjoy the living room if we had a wood stove. It would be a 100 in there!
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  4. nikeseer

    nikeseer Member

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    How many of us run their stoves 24/7 without cycling with a tstat?
  5. openat60

    openat60 New Member

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  6. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like a good topic for a new thread and poll.

    Stat user here.
  7. openat60

    openat60 New Member

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    I jumped my tstat...cut the power chord and installed a box and switch on the apron of my window next to the stove. you can jsut make it out in the pic.
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  8. Hdhogger

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    I have no complaints with the GS right now, (late Dec. & Jan. will be another story), I get a good white flame and the heat is decent. I could go 5 days before cleaning the fire box but I clean every 4 if I have the chance.
  9. Hdhogger

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    Got it late Sep. I burned a few bags at night after installing just to check out. My basement has no heat other than the CAB. For Oct. thru this AM I've burned 40 bags.
    How are your temps on the upper level and other areas of the house?
  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Any excuse to buy more fuel, hey?
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  11. silverfox103

    silverfox103 Feeling the Heat

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  12. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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  13. Zackdog

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    I did not fire up the stove until the 24th of October and am on my 8th bag of pellets. I just shut the stove down for the day, as the sun is shining and the temperature in the house is up to 74°.
  14. Tweed

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    24 bags in the last 3 weeks. 6 1/2 tons on deck.
  15. Labrat

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    Just loaded bag 27 in the PF100 this afternoon. The wife loves the house at 74.
  16. roadking88

    roadking88 Feeling the Heat

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    just dumped bag # 23 in this morning....been cold as hell over here his week....house @ 71 comfy....
  17. Ejectr

    Ejectr Minister of Fire

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    27 bags and it's December 1st with a house the size of yours at 74 and a PF100???!!!! I must be doing something wrong. My house is sitting 68 -70 and since October 7, I've burned 60 bags of MWP softies.
  18. Dgopetactical

    Dgopetactical Feeling the Heat

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    Started oct 15. Used 33 so far
  19. Speed3

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    33 bags so far. Last night went down to 18 with a high today of 25. We had a cold breeze and flurries all day. 70 in the house and I just used one bag in 24 hours.
  20. Cliff

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    15 bags, the wife and her dachshunds are cold
  21. Labrat

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    Ejectr I am only heating 1400 sq feet of a house that was insulated to Canadian standards. I also face east and get sun in through the windows most of the day. I will admit that the furnace is also heating my basement to 60 - 65. I think I fired her up right around the same time you did maybe a week later.
  22. kcellwood

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    See my sig.
  23. nikeseer

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    37 bags since Oct 24. So far medium on almost as low as you can go is maintaining well right now keeping the house at 70 even in mid 20's outside. We'll see as it gets colder. Burning Made in Maine Hardwood from TSC. Trying 3 bags of Green Supreme from HD (blend hardwood and softwood). Any reviews on Green Supreme. My father has just gotten his Quadrafire Classic bay 1200i. He is burning with these for the price and because *I* was told they burned good. He is getting alot of ash buildup in his burn pot. I believe even might have caused a shut down. I told him he is just going to have to clean it every day or every other day. I'm going to give him a couple of bags my hardwood and see how the ash content and how it burns for him.
  24. DexterDay

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    Ash build up in a 1200??? No way!! How tall is his vent? Is it 3" or 4" liner?

    Oh and Green Supremes are a shoulder pellet at best. Do a search up top. Not very many good reviews. Not many at all.......


    Im at 26 bags. Have not burned much this week. Been quite warm actually.
  25. nikeseer

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    3 inch liner...all the way up 17 ft. The next time I'm over I'm going to take a picture and post it. I feel bad for him!

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