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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Murphy118, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. GrahamInVa

    GrahamInVa Minister of Fire

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    I've burned 3 bags so far... Thermo is set at 71.

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  2. ifixmy2

    ifixmy2 New Member

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    You guys got me hooked. I'm addicted to yet another habit. Time to look for that 12 step
    program.
    I've burned thru about 6 bags, mainly to familiarize myself with a mostly manual operating stove.

    Woo hoo, I just found what I really wanted to buy 1st. choice. A 2003 England Stove Works model 25-PDVC/55-SPH10.
    Already reconditioned one for my GF, that she bought under my nose.
    Going to check it out tomorrow & purchase, if all checks out good.
    I love to tinker and know how things work, so I'll probably get spoiled with a new slightly used one.
  3. RSica

    RSica Member

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    The last couple of weeks here in Cambridge, NY (NE of Albany on the VT border) we've had some chilly mornings and early evenings
    so have run the Big E just an hour or so to take the chill off. Had 4 leftover bags of Independence(bagged by Potomac) and have just dumped in the last bag.

    Picked up 16 bags of Bare Foot's to carry us over until our 6 ton order is delivered next Saturday. Dang, I think I've ventured into
    Pellet Pig territory :)

    Randi :)
  4. referee38

    referee38 Member

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    I had my P43 running yesterday again.
    Ed
  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    There is a 12 step program on here, unfortunately it just aids and abets your "problem".

    You can apply for membership here: http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/81207/

    Some of us have tried taking up other hobbies and discover that those also lead to "issues" as well.
  6. fidiro

    fidiro New Member

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    Less than half a bag so far. I thought I was going to light the wood stove first but it's not cold enough so a little pellet fire is better to get the chill out and faster to shut down when inside temps get just right. Wood would overheat the house and would have to open some windows so I'll wait a little longer on the firewood this year.
  7. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Other hobbies only absorb cash that could be used for pellets. Pellets is the only fix and the cure doesn't seem to hold. We always have relaps on a yearly basis. Spring is my worst must hunt pellets time. Fall only requires little 4 to 6 bag samples to fix the hurt! Starting to hurt so I am off to sniff around the stores to find some pain relief! :red:
  8. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    That is one "issue" lack of funds to keep up the pellet habit, but on the bright side for another hobby if you pick a good one say making brews you just might not care as much ;-).
  9. badabing

    badabing Member

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    Two bags so far but the wife is pushing for more.
  10. sante fe

    sante fe Member

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    I have been burning last two nights,and tonight low in upper 30s October and first few weeks in Nov are as needed at night
  11. Murphy118

    Murphy118 Member

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    Just picked up 14 more bags of stove chow at HD..........gone through 1 1/2 bags of press-to-logs from Lowes so far.......gas furnace not even being thought of yet......

    John
  12. kenfsr

    kenfsr Member

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    yea, we have burned a few bags here in ct. just like watching it burn. supposed to start getting colder by end of coming week. prepared , 4 tons ready to go.
  13. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    Just put bag #2 in this morning. We have only been running the stove for a couple
    of hours here and there to get the chill out of the house.
  14. minstrel4t

    minstrel4t New Member

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    I tried to burn about a week ago, but the auger on my P68 won't turn... I have the service guy coming out on Wed. Hope it gets resolved then - supposed to get cold this week.
  15. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    35 for a low last night.....half a bag of firesides did the trick....old bag from HD.....burned good
    Loaded the hopper with 3 bags of Green supreme before I start hitting my real stash
  16. Bank

    Bank Feeling the Heat

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    Only burned 1 night so far, last Friday. However, I think we'll start tonight. Gonna be chilly here in Maine!
  17. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    Been burning, thermostat knows when. Really don't mind burning pellets, hate burning oil.
  18. bigruckus

    bigruckus Member

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    Been burning a couple of weeks off and on..used up about 5-6 bags...cleaned the stove about 4 times..love to clean it..I've polished the outside twice and the nickle trim once...love the color of this Thelin...the cleaning time is short..about 10 minutes..the Clevas vacuum works well...got it for $80 at Northern Tool. Snow is coming this week...might have to turn the stove up to medium..lol..
  19. FireManDan

    FireManDan New Member

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    Burning my 4th bag tonight. So far ive tried a Maine wood pellet, 2 Instant Heat , and Stove Chow . So far the Chow is the hottest yet and a huge difference i notice. Im glad i got 2 ton's of the chow, The instant heat are going to be my shoulder pellet.
  20. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Not too bad....just a normal woodsy smell....nothing bad that I can tell.
  21. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Good to hear. Maybe they are doing something different. Mine burned good, Just a little funny smell. Lowes has some. I might get a few bags with a gift card I recieved. Thanks! No Stove Chow and few Greene Teams. Lots and Lots of the NA though.
  22. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I went by HD today after work, and they had 2 tons left of the Old Dominion pellets with some broken bags in them. I might go make an offer for the remaining bags....the ones I bought to test burned VERY well in the stove. Very little fines in the bags, nice smell, seemed to be low ash level too.
  23. AVIVIII

    AVIVIII New Member

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    The P68 is chewing on the first bag of MWP as we speak.

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    Aaaand the house is nice and toasty!! The wife took off the sweater and hat (theres no way I was turning on the furnace).

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    Happy wife, Happy life!
  24. teetah222

    teetah222 Feeling the Heat

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    Been burning for a couple of weeks now in the evening. Have been turning it off before going to bed or it gets too hot even 20 ft away in the bedroom. 37 degrees out when I got up this morning. :-S
  25. Pass the Pellets

    Pass the Pellets Member

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    Fired her up last night for the first burn of the season!

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