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What do you do when you look in the hopper

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by glenc0322, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    I like to flatten the pellets out so they look even. Then when they get to 2/3 empty Add more. then flatten them. I think I have OCD with the hopper
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  2. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    i run my fingers thru them and just smile......:cool:
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  3. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I'm a leveler too! With an exception, I must destroy all long pellets I see over an inch or so. ;em
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  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    If it's not close to full, I pull the side pellets up to the middle to form a mountain directly over auger opening. Other than that, just dump a bag of pellets in.

    Not anal about long pellets like some of my unnamed friends. o_O ;lol
  5. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    Sounds like my ritual!
  6. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    You people are ill. Bring your pellets to my house and I will cleanse you of your compulsion..............
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  7. pelletizer

    pelletizer Minister of Fire

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    I am with "imacman" , pull the side pellets up to the middle to form a mountain directly over auger opening.
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  8. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Must be an Englander thing. I do that too, but with the Quad I level them. ;lol
  9. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Feeling the Heat

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    all of the above... flatten, run my fingers through the mix.. and then smile :)
  10. pelletizer

    pelletizer Minister of Fire

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    When I max out the hopper I level then check later and make the "imacman pellet mountain" for max pellet burn time. Love the fine settings on the Englander as one can purchase premium pellets and tweak a 20 to 24 hour burn from a 40 lb bag of pellets. Cubex really burn hot....
  11. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Pellet mountain.....and sometimes I curse when I bang my head off the metal lantern hanging above the stove.
  12. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    No pellet mountain here....leveler and yes break the long ones that I see. Not many at all this year as the MWP have been very consistent !
  13. pell it

    pell it Feeling the Heat

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    Pellet mountain combined with the long pellet assault!
  14. pelletizer

    pelletizer Minister of Fire

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    I curse when the Rangers beat the Bruins, GO B's
    P38X2, You Best move that lantern..

    P38 Is that in reference to the old TV38 Boston Bruins broadcasts? back in the day with Fred Cusick and Derrick Sanderson, Man they were great Bruins game commentators.
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    smilejamaica Feeling the Heat

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    im also a flattener ,breaker and i always fill the hopper to the max .
  16. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Those guys were the best! Period. Irreplaceable. Glad Dale Arnold isn't calling games on TV anymore. I do like the current combo of Brickley and Edwards. Jack Edwards is a riot. Don't poke the bear!

    P38X2 is in reference to my twin stoves.

    Slowly building up a callous from the lantern ;)
  17. subsailor

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    I think what do is called fondling.
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  18. boo boo

    boo boo Minister of Fire

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    Yup pull them down level them then look at the time why I dont know because i cant remember the time it was the last time
  19. VTrider

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    You folks are gonna go blind..touching yer pellets like that! Now excuse me while I go check my hopper :)
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  20. chuckster

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    Hopper half empty gets filled. Push the pellets to the sides and back then fill and level.
  21. Dtunes

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    I'm a mountaineer as well...
  22. will711

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    I'm to the point where I need glasses ;)
  23. pelletizer

    pelletizer Minister of Fire

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    Right there with ya will711...
  24. pelletizer

    pelletizer Minister of Fire

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    Agree, NO DALE BORING ARNOLD! and the Brick, Edwards combo are great,
    I hear Marty Turco is back in Dallas doing commentary for the Stars,
    Ok Bruins. but now back to pellets as this is a pellet head web site. I.M. me or what ever its called if you want to talk hockey ok. so we don't get pellets thrown at us. LOL hahahaha...
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