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These Pellet Stoves are a beautiful thing

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by glenc0322, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    Well the weather warmed up this week its in the mid to upper 30's and I have my stove as low as it can go and its 75 in the house to warm for me and everyone else So I had to turn her down. what a good feeling it is to have this stove and say its to warm. 2 years ago my wife was in thermals in the house. and noone wanted to stop by because it was to cold in here. Oil was just to expensive. Now a bag of pellets is 4 dollars and lasts all day. Now 2 days when i turn the stove off during the day, Like I said they are a beautiful thing

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  2. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    I agree...and what a testamonial to the industry. So often, when people try and calculate the savings that their stove brings them, they often overlook their increased level of comfort, which is something that does not show up on a spread sheet. Enjoy the stove and enjoy your new found company.
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  3. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    I agree I keep my house at least 8 degrees warmer with the stove. If I was to use oil to do the same thing i would have to increase my usage by at least 10-15% from my oil consumption from 2 years ago and i would Cry at that cost. No one ever takes the comfort and the beauty you get from the stove. I have my stove in my living room and love the way it looks and HEATS
  4. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Ditto all of the above! I could never go back to being stoveless.
    Only thing is now that I'm used to being warm I feel really cold
    when visiting many friends and clients homes. :p
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  5. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    My house is 72::F and the stove is off. Thermostat did the work for me and will turn it on again when it gets to 70::F. Life is good and I love "our"(almost said my-but the Mrs. would correct me-I can already feel the thud) stove! ;)
  6. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    you guys are makin me sweat....or maybe its the pellet stove...we're rockin the mid 70's over here...need to open up the door or somethin.
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  7. Bank

    Bank Feeling the Heat

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    Ditto, on the comfort thing. Low 40s here in S. Maine and the living room was at 74F!!! Way to warm, had to open glass slider for an hour and a half. Got house down to 65 and felt good!! Not only are pellets cheaper, but you don;t have to cringe when you turn up the pellet stove to keep the house fairly warm when you have people over like you wood with oil.
  8. ChandlerR

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    I was home sick today but I had to take advantage of the warm temps and do a Big Cleaning of the stove and pipe. I left the stove off and it never dropped below 65 degrees. My stove is so efficient, it burns zero bags of pellets when it's off :)
  9. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    I will agree as well. Heating with pellets has not only saved me a small fortune over electric, but the boss and I are comfortably warm . Worth mentioning too is the relaxing fire on a cold stay in day and the atmosphere it provides for us and our guests. People used to congregate in the kitchen now it's around the fire.
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  10. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Must be your hot ass!!!
  11. shtrdave

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    I also am very pleased with mine, I bought mine for a different reason, the heat pump blows cool air, so even if I set it at 68 it seems cold especially at night as it blows on me while I sleep. So I first bought a propane stove had it for one winter and went to the pellet stove.
    I am not sure if i am saving much dollar wise, burned 25 bags over the last month, most days I turned the stove off during the day and left the electric on at 60 turn stove on when I get home the place heats up fairly quickly. While I may not be saving much when you factor everything in as initial output, buying hauling and storing pellets, carrying them in and cleaning the stove, I can say the the comfort level of my little cave has increased significantly, and that is worth it even if it may cost a bit more, plus the girlfriend likes the fire and the warm feeling
    I wish I had bought one years ago.
  12. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Actually the wife says I talk too much! ;em But it could be the gas maybe? !!!
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  13. 7521

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    This is our first year with a pellet stove, always had a fireplace before this house. We purchased an Enviro Mini last summer when they were on sale. We also had a wireless thermostat installed along with the stove. Living in the California foothills near Yosemite it doesn't get as cold here as some parts of the country but we have had temps in the low 20's overnight. This pellet stove is amazing. It takes a couple of #10 pales of pellets a day and it keeps our home, a 1550 sqft ranch style, at 68 degrees easily. We plan to add insulation in the attic this spring, not a lot up there right now. Only about 4 or 5 inches. Looks like we might go through a ton and a half this season.
  14. mepellet

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    Thermostat worked well here too. Flipped it into auto and only came on twice during the day. Probably will come on tonight sometime. I'll know If it did in the morning because like I do every night, I crammed in add many pellets possible. Had a little difficulty closing the hopper lid! Haha.
  15. DV

    DV Feeling the Heat

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    its cheaper and warmer. Pretty wild. My house has never been warmer. Wife is very happy. It was 70 degrees outside today. I was going through withdraw not having the stove on. But in will be a high of 40 tomorrow so I can get back on the horse!!
  16. subsailor

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    Why don't you run it 24/7 and turn the electric off? You would savea lot more $ that way.
  17. save$

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    78 inside at 8 Pm and 45 F out. Won't see that much again in January. Burning the MWP blend right now. My next plan is to figure out what I can afford for a larger stove and have a thermostat. I want to move into that area where at 0 F to 15 F, the stove will adjust itself and the furnace doen't kick on. My wife would rather I put a vented propane unit in the fireplace so we will have some source of heat when the power goes out. Only time that was an issue was during the ice storm of '98 when we were off line for over a week.
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    A generator would take care of that.
  19. jtakeman

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    You'll get more bang for the buck from the bigger stove. You'll be using it more and paying for itself much fast too. Look for a used propane insert to save something. After all its only for emergencies.

    What ya looking for in a big stove?
  20. mikesj

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    My savings over oil are off the charts. In a typical winter before my stove I would burn around 925 gallons of oil to keep kind of warm. And that was being a miser. I now go through about 6 tons of pellets a winter. I'm not sure about the actual Btu comparison, but the stove keeps us much warmer.
  21. jtakeman

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    We usually throw the BTU thing out the window once we start using pellets. Because we are saving money. First thing we do is jack the stat up from the misely 65::F we had when living with oil. All about being warmer and saving money doing it. ;)
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  22. save$

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    One with a good reputation for low problems and repair cost, and not too fussy about what it burns. Looks, I care less, but I would like to be able to see the flame. I will want to install it were my Napoleon is now.
    I am happy with what I have now except for lack of the thermostat and limited capacity for BTU output, and that this stove is a fussy as a cat about what you feed it.
    I think I'll go for the propane options if and when we convert our glass top range over to getting a gas unit.
    Maybe just stick with a gas stove/over. If the wife get cool, she can go bake something. The area warms up from the stove and there is something good to eat. win win!
  23. save$

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    You are right. But for the same money I could get a new cook stove that most likly would do the trick along with my k-1 heater. If I could find a low cost gen. with that generated clean electricity that wouldn't hurt the pellet stove, I would give serious consideration to that. Doubt it would ever get run, but it would be like having insurance.
    Except for that one time, we have never lost our power longer than a day. Just that one time during the ice storm was enough for my wife to be very leery.

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