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Take a Gamble? Warmer or cooler this winter in CT?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Phoenix Hatchling, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Phoenix Hatchling

    Phoenix Hatchling Feeling the Heat

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    Ready to buy pellets for the winter, but being new to CT last year I don't know if it was a warm or cold winter. That said, I used 3 1/2 tons last year. Do I get 3 tons and buy a few extra bags if needed, or 4 tons and store them somewhere just in case? Ay rumblings as to predictions, as all I heard was that it MAY (or may not) be an active blizzard season. No reference to temps though. What would you do?

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  2. reallyte

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    I'm a conservative person so I'd get 4 tons. Especially if u get bulk discounts. Worst case u use em next year!
  3. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    agree with real.....better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it
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  4. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Proper Planning Prevents P*** Poor Performance, get'em while you can, and you'll know the correct answer after the winter has come and gone.
  5. Tenn Dave

    Tenn Dave Feeling the Heat

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    No big deal either way...you can always use your backup system at the end of the season if you run out of pellets...
  6. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Not if you ripped the entire system out in a fit of rage and blew it up...just sayin'

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  7. n3pro

    n3pro Minister of Fire

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  8. Tenn Dave

    Tenn Dave Feeling the Heat

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    Good point ........
  9. Aquion

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    I think last winter was colder than usual for CT. I burned through 3 tons. I plan on getting 3 more tons for the coming winter. In the meantime, I'll enjoy my garden. The tomatoes are growing like crazy this year!
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  10. Tenn Dave

    Tenn Dave Feeling the Heat

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    Summer will be over in a heartbeat. Enjoy it while you can.
  11. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    I'm thinking cool again. I'd go for 4 if you can store it. any extras you can just burn next year.
  12. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Go with the 4 tons....better safe than sorry.
  13. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Just like the ATT commercials, More is better! ;)
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  14. Mike D

    Mike D Feeling the Heat

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    4 tons - why go less than what you used last year?
  15. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    well, not necessarily.......more poison ivy? more mosquitos? more ticks? more taxes (well, ok, that's subjective I guess, Ash Can)....

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