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

BrotherBart Posted By BrotherBart, Dec 6, 2012 at 10:23 PM

  1. BrotherBart

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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

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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

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

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    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

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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

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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

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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. The Village Idiot

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    ....you prefer the smell of pellets instead of coffee to wake yourself up in the morning.
     
  10. bbfarm

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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

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    See OMV
     
  12. CT Pellet

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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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  13. IHATEPROPANE

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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

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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

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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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  17. DOLLARBILL

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    If you look forward to this Bribble !
     
  18. ironpony

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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

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

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

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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

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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!
     
  23. Cleetussnow

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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

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

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

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