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  1. TimfromMA

    The Pellets are Coming!

    Oil is still cheaper than pellets so I'm going the dino juice route this year. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. TimfromMA

    South Shore Wood Pellets MA

    I bought my house back in 2008. Before that it was apartments.
  3. TimfromMA

    South Shore Wood Pellets MA

    I buy my pellets a season in advance. If I were to buy pellets this spring, they would be fore the 2017 - 2018 winter season. Due to the mild winter we've had here in the northeast, I still have enough pellets to last the next 1 1/2 seasons at least. I just bought 200 gallons of oil for only...
  4. TimfromMA

    South Shore Wood Pellets MA

    I said decent pellets. For the most part, bix box pellets tend to rank low in the quality department.
  5. TimfromMA

    South Shore Wood Pellets MA

    It's just not economical to buy pellets right now. Pellet prices have spiked over the last couple of years while oil prices have crashed. Most decent pellets cost northward of $300 per ton while heating oil is down around $1.50 per gallon. This has got to be putting the brakes on pellet sales. I...
  6. TimfromMA

    Recycle bags?

    Out town recycles. I put out out a blue container alongside my regular trash for recyclables. I've been stuffing my pellet bags in the recycle container for years and they happily take them.
  7. TimfromMA

    WOW Blazers bid farewell

    Maybe I should save my 3 tons of Blazers for collectors.
  8. TimfromMA

    Not buying pellets this spring.

    I don't mind paying a premium for pellet heat but not when that premium is nearly 3x the cost of oil. I know that it won't be this way forever. I'll be more than happy to replenish the pellet stash when cost is not quite so skewed in favor of oil.
  9. TimfromMA

    Not buying pellets this spring.

    You live in coal country, of course you can get it cheap. Not so much in other parts of the country.
  10. TimfromMA

    Not buying pellets this spring.

    At $1.40 per gallon for heating oil, I need pellets to drop below $240 per ton to be economical again.
  11. TimfromMA

    Not buying pellets this spring.

    My cheapest tank of gas so far was at $1.59 per gallon. It certainly feels nice to fill up my 22 gallon tank for less than $35.
  12. TimfromMA

    Not buying pellets this spring.

    Looks like I'm in good company in the backwards department.
  13. TimfromMA

    Not buying pellets this spring.

    Got school age kids so we have to work around school vacations.
  14. TimfromMA

    Not buying pellets this spring.

    I hear that. I just bought my first camper. It's 36' long and weighs approximately 8000lbs when fully loaded. I'm hauling it 1300 miles to Florida in April.
  15. TimfromMA

    Not buying pellets this spring.

    Pellet stove will still be there when prices go the other way.
  16. TimfromMA

    Ash trade off for higher btu and lower cost... thoughts?

    Alot of places near me are selling oil in the $1.40's
  17. TimfromMA

    Not buying pellets this spring.

    I have enough pellets on hand to get me through at least the next 1 1/2 seasons. So I'll still be burning pellets until at least half way through the 2017 - 2018 winter. I will be watching oil and pellet prices carefully.
  18. TimfromMA

    Not buying pellets this spring.

    As much as I love my pellet stove, I've decided not to buy pellets this year. With oil being so cheap, it will once again become my primary heat source once my current pellet stash has been exhausted. I will keep a few bags on hand in case I want a fire for a special occasion. Anyone else...
  19. TimfromMA

    Ash trade off for higher btu and lower cost... thoughts?

    No, especially with how cheap oil is right now.
  20. TimfromMA

    Okies!

    Maybe he means douglas fir?
  21. TimfromMA

    Knocking Sound

    Maybe a fan bearing is going bad.
  22. TimfromMA

    25-PDVC Refilling the Hopper

    Most stoves have a switch under the hopper that will shut the auger off when the lid is opened. Keeping the lid opened too long should only result in the stove shutting down as soon as the fire goes out from lack of fuel. Fill it on up when you need. There's no need to shut down.
  23. TimfromMA

    OAK and Length of Time to Get Fire

    Theres a entire debate on this subject. Some people say that using your vent to warm up OAK air will, in turn cool down the exhaust gasses causing creosote build up.
  24. TimfromMA

    OAK and Length of Time to Get Fire

    When it get's that cold, my stove never shuts down. My stove turned off today for the first time since last week.
  25. TimfromMA

    Everybody ready for the cold snap?

    Cold snap didn't last long. Going to be in the 50's today.
  26. TimfromMA

    Pub 25 weird occurance, advice ?

    The fire went out but your stove thought it was still lit. Perhaps your POF switch is dead or dying.
  27. TimfromMA

    Dual sided fireplace/ insert question

    These minimum distances vary from stove to stove. Personally, I would brick up the fireplace side just so noone is tempted to light a fire there.
  28. TimfromMA

    Dual sided fireplace/ insert question

    It all hinges on your clearances. You need to maintain minimum distances from combustibles. Once you get that part figured out, simply run a liner up the chimney and you should be good.
  29. TimfromMA

    Total loss

    Most pellet stoves are designed in such a way that a problem within will usually cause the stove to shutdown. While it is indeed possible that this failure was a random accident, I find it more likely that human error was involved.