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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. JonSkow

    JonSkow New Member

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    I cram my hand though the narrow opening and push the pellets to the back of the stove. It helps me get more in, and when its not full they fall straight to the auger.
    Who designed the opening on some of these things?

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  2. Steve76

    Steve76 New Member

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    I just checked.

    I push "Back, and to the left, Back, and to the left".

    Those are some magic pellets.
  3. Tim Linden

    Tim Linden New Member

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    Lately I've been a forgetter. I come upstairs (work in basement) and find house cold. Look in hopper.. FORGOT AGAIN! lol
  4. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Lmao, ok legit Jay. I'm a reformed mountain former. I did it until
    I realized that (in my Prescott anyway), either way they happily meander their way down the chute.
    Have been free of fondling for several years now and it feels great!
    Once in a while I get the urge but it quickly passes and I pour a shot of Patron on ice
    - for me not the stove. :cool:
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  5. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    get yourself a big 1-piece cast metal spoon. no rivets, no handels. you don't want to be sticking your hand into the stove.... i know i know, its way down, but you can never be too safe.

    plus, the spoon does double duty of scooping out the burn pot when needed.
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  6. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    open lid,.. swish the pellets around with extended fingers,... if my GF or my daughter is in the room I grab a handful and make them smell,... (my daughter will hide her face when she see me coming with a handful),.. but I wrestle her on the couch till she submissively smells..... then I make the "imacmountain" and close the lid with a look of satisfaction. BTW,.. best smelling pellets I ever smelt:; Rocky Mountain Softy's (not available on the east)
  7. JonSkow

    JonSkow New Member

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    I was thinking an extra long grill spatula. You know the ones with the bottle opener on it...
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  8. DBCOOPER

    DBCOOPER Feeling the Heat

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    What do you do when you look in the hopper?

    I usually say "did that really come out of me?" Then I flush...
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  9. mfglickman

    mfglickman Minister of Fire

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    I wanted to *be* Bobby Orr when I was 4 years old. :p
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  10. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Level out, then start the organic calculator. It was 12 hours to use 40 lbs and the wind was 25 to 35 and the temp was -12, @&$!, who cares, BP can kiss my warm butt!
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  11. bostonfan49

    bostonfan49 Feeling the Heat

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    I am thinking of taking a pic of our next vacation destination,enlarging it and cut to a rectangle shape, then Tape to the inside of the hopper and cover with pellets.. Then when my wife goes to add pellets, I can surprise her!!! Bill
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  12. kcellwood

    kcellwood New Member

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    I'm a mountain builder also. Pull up side to form a mound in the middle over the auger infeed.
  13. Dinger

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    They are delicious arent they. New Earth smell great too, and Eco-Flames aren't too bad either.

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