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You Know You Are A Real Pellet Burner If...

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by BrotherBart, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    It is my annual post in the hearth room but now lets do it with the pellet pigs.

    ..you can tell within two degrees the difference between two brands of pellets.

    ...you can spot two wet bags on a pallet from across the parking lot.

    Go for it.
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  2. Bigjim13

    Bigjim13 Feeling the Heat

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    You drive by a house with pellets in the yard and

    1. Can tell the brand by the silhouette you see through the plastic

    And

    2. Wonder why the owner hasn't moved them out of the elements!
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  3. nailed_nailer

    nailed_nailer Minister of Fire

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    You don't even try to explain to a retailers management why Infernos suck.
    ---Nailer---
  4. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    You Know You Are A Real Pellet Burner If.......

    You have enough pellets and stoves to heat your entire state :)
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  5. thedude110

    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    After 13 hours at work you come home and start refreshing "The Pellet Mill," even though you pretty much know you have no useful information to share.
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  6. Dinger

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    You pick out a pellet vent on a house that's not yours, from several hundred feet away.
  7. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    the amount of pellets you pour, in one shot, from the bag into the hopper, is the precise amount it takes to fill it to the brim (after leveling) over 98% of the time.
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  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    When people come to visit they don't have layers to take off because they are dressed like they have to at their house. And they suffer for it.
  9. ....you prefer the smell of pellets instead of coffee to wake yourself up in the morning.
  10. bbfarm

    bbfarm Minister of Fire

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    1. you know one of your neighbors got a pellet stove, because the exhaust smells different than yours.

    2. you see the same neighbors unloading a ton of pellets and think "oh no, they bought the crappy pellets"
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  11. mralias

    mralias Minister of Fire

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    See OMV
  12. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    You know your'e a real pellet burner.....
    ....If you have learned to smell the difference between Barefoot, Turman and Somerset:)

    ....If you have learned to feel the difference in heat between your "good stuff" vs. your neighbors "shoulders-only" pellets, regardless of who's burning what!!!:p

    ....If you understand exactly why, after making pellets for many years that were only available in specialty retail shops, a manufacturer suddenly decides to sell to "Big-Box" stores and then comes out with a different name on their bag every year for 4 years in a row and all this doesn't make you say hmmmmm? :cool:
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    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    Your late for work because you followed a truck full of covered skids only to find out it is fertilizer !!
  14. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You know both air paths through your stove better than the manufacturer and what cleaning them actually means.
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  15. djs_net

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    ...you stop in at stores to check what pellet brands they have even though you are fully stocked and have no more room.
  16. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    You`re a real pellet pig if you buy pellets and don`t even have a stove to burn them in.
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    DOLLARBILL Member

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    If you look forward to this Bribble !
  18. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    if you have in excess of twenty ton, of top shelf pellets, in storage, inside a climate controlled warehouse.

    take that OMV, storing pellets outside in the elements................:p
  19. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Probably need a little sausage gravy on that...
  20. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    I see them everyday, just look out my office door into the ware house.........
  21. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Unfortunately, as I have come to learn, you don't need to know a whole lot about your stove in order to "out-know" the manufacturer's reps. Kinda silly, but very much a reality.
  22. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Only amatures do pellets without gravy. And sweet jesus OMV....keep buttering your spud like that we're gunn be missing you really soon!
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    If you find some pellets on a business trip you never heard of, take a bag as your carry on luggage to get them home to test and post results on pellet mill
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  24. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    You routinely check the snow near your pellet stash for hoofprints...
  25. Czech

    Czech Minister of Fire

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    As long as it is pellet shaped, you burn it.

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