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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by pell it, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. pell it

    pell it Feeling the Heat

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    It's 38 outside with a feel like of 30 and the sun is getting ready to set.

    Our stove is loving the Fireside Ultras. Did a "twenty minute" cleaning today so that always helps. You have to love higher end heat from a box store pellet. At $4 a bag I will burn thru them and keep the $6 a bag Barefoots for when it really gets cold! I grabbed another ten bags of FSU this morning.

    Stay warm everyone!!!

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  2. ltlhawk

    ltlhawk Member

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    I am on my 3rd day with my first pellet atove and so far I am LOVING it. I have burnt two bags in three days. I also have the FSU and so far it seems very good. I have very little ash and as I read that is a good thing. I did notice a little soot on the top area of the glass, but i was running some experiments on high and that might be expected (not sure yet). Anyway FSU is cheap and it seems to be a good choice from what I have been reading on this forum..

    Burn on
  3. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    Got Turmans going...good hardwood.
  4. yellowpike

    yellowpike Member

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    dry creek
    ::-)
  5. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    Green Supreme(NEWP) great shoulder season pellet for me this year.
  6. The Ds

    The Ds Feeling the Heat

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    Lignetics (green label).
  7. thedude110

    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    Burning Vermonts -- keeps the house nice and toasty.
  8. farmboy

    farmboy New Member

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    green label Ligs
  9. Outerlimits

    Outerlimits Member

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    Somersets as it is 28 outside
  10. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel Burning Hunk

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    Greene Gold after a 24' exhaust vent clean with Lint Eater.
  11. ltlhawk

    ltlhawk Member

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    what is a lint eater.. sounds yummy
  12. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel Burning Hunk

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    Lint Eater: brush at the end of flexible rods that you hook up to your power drill so you can remove ash from the inside of your vent.
  13. Caribfan

    Caribfan Member

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    Bought a couple bags of Ambiance yesterday and put 1 in this morning. So far it seems like a good, strong flame compared to MWP blend. The heat is much better also - the house is a comfortable 70 degrees. Too early for an ash report though. The temp is hovering around freezing here.
  14. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    MWP here. Good price, god heat, no clinkers.
  15. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Jeds upstairs.

    Isabellas basement.
  16. jdege

    jdege Member

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    Green Supreme, sitting on the Vermonts for the cold weather.
  17. ltlhawk

    ltlhawk Member

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    Thanks MrJohneel, I gotta get me one of those. I assume that is a once a year thing? Give the pipes a good scrubbing.
  18. dfolker4

    dfolker4 Member

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    33 degrees out with 8 inches of snow ( melting fast ) burning Kirtlands and staying toasty. premium pellet at a box store price.
  19. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel Burning Hunk

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    Most people do it after every one ton. I haven't hit that mark this year, but my glass was getting dirty even after weekly cleanings so I thought I'd give the vent a clean.
  20. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    got a hopper full of presto logs going....great heat from $4.00 bag
  21. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    Ummm, Michigan pellets here (hangs head in shame). Still trying to get rid of the leftovers from last years mistake. Saving the Somersets, Pro Pellets and Magic Sparks for really cold weather.
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  22. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    It ain't 20 below yet so I'm burning my shoulder pellets just like I did all last year.
  23. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    hardass
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  24. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    mwp blend. 25f here at the moment.
    mostly light (weight. not color) fly ash. i've taken to just brushing it away from the edges of the pot till i vacuum at the end of the week.
    the pan takes forever to fill with the heavier stuff.

    i've got two tons of the mwp softies waiting for when it's 20 below. ($235/ton)
    but the blends handled that fine for me last year.
    i'll know by the end of the season if buying the softies is worth it for me or not.
  25. ChandlerR

    ChandlerR Minister of Fire

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    Burning a new one for me. PWI hardwood pellet from Canada. They are burning every bit as good as any pellet I have burned before and that's saying a lot. Home and Hearth in Hampton Falls, NH has them for $269 a ton, $20 delivery. I'm going to spring for a ton.

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