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Under-size or Over-size

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Malatu, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Malatu

    Malatu New Member

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    When purchasing a wood stove, folks suggest being ove-rsized is better than undersized. The logic is that you can burn a couple of splits at a time verses a full load.

    What are the general thoughts regarding this logic when sizing a pellet stove? Is it better to error on being over-sized?

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Same. Go bigger. You can always turn the heat setting down. You DON'T want to hit a really cold spell and not have enough heat at max heat settings.
  3. SwineFlue

    SwineFlue Minister of Fire

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    Ditto... I would go larger. A pellet stove can always be set to a lower heat level, and/or cycled with a thermostat.

    Mine is a bit undersized for the space, and after being set back during the workday it can take a while to heat the room.
  4. jtakeman

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    Same Go big or freeze you cans off! ;)

    Ideally the stove should be 20 to 30% larger. Even a wee bit more ain't gonna hurt. I would go slightly more with a pellet stove as it does have the blast effect of a wood stove.
  5. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    I like big cans.

    Speaking of which, go big or go home!
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  6. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Most beer companies make their product in larger sizes to meet your needs. ==c

    Now me, I prefer the "other" cans in a somewhat larger size. ;)
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  7. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    Go Big or freeze your can off, Lmao !!!
  8. smoke show

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    your other cans are the cans i was referring to.

    beer i prefer by the barrel. ;)
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  9. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Another vote for the bigger. The boss and I can both warm our cans in front of it at the same time.
  10. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Don't come crying to us if your under sized pellet stove can't handle the load you'll get no sympathy from any of this bunch.

    If you want to under size them then install more than one.
  11. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I dream of having a stove in every room! I know I know... no pellet stoves in sleeping areas. Hogwash!
  12. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I don't make the rules just try to get folks to play by them. You are a big Wenderoth the choice is yours.

    To the OP there are a lot of rebels in the ranks,some times that can be a good thing, and sometimes not a good thing.
  13. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Actually you gave me a good idea! Stove is in living area. I will just tell the wife "Sorry can't sleep on the couch, there is a stove in that room" Lol
  14. DV

    DV Feeling the Heat

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    I went bigger and glad i did. You will need it when it gets really cold.
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  15. will711

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    Hello boys, can they come out to play;?;)
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  17. smoke show

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    pm sent. :p
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  18. will711

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    Got It :cool:
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    Here we go again!​


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  21. imacman

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    Wonder how long this thread will last? <gets popcorn>

    .....and I'm kinda responsible for this too. HAHA :)
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  22. smoke show

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    If they only knew, right will?
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    ;)
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    Did anybody else notice, the picture is backwards?

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