Forum User Hint acronyms and abbreviations common to Hearth.com

webbie

Seasoned Moderator
Nov 17, 2005
12,183
Western Mass.
Note - besides these hearth.com acronyms, there are a number of common internet ones which we assume you know! Examples include IMHO (in my humble opinion), LOL (laughing out loud) and many more. You can find lists of these elsewhere - some common ones are at the bottom of this list.

PE = Pacific Energy
VC = Vermont Castings
CDW - Dutchwest Stoves
LP = Liquid Propane (Gas)
DV = Direct Vent (gas or pellet, etc.)
BV = B-Vent (gas)
VF = Vent Free (gas)
NFPA=The National Fire Protection Association
UL = Underwriters Laboratories (testing lab)

MM = Moisture meter
OAK = Outside Air Kit
OP = Original post or original poster
CSD = Cut, split and delivered
RTFM = Read The Freaking Manual
BOTL = Be on the lookout
NG = Natural Gas
YMMV = Your Millage May Vary
CO = Carbon Monoxide (Bad)
CO2 = Carbon Dioxide
OWB = Outdoor Wood Boiler
HW = Hot Water
DHW = Domestic Hot Water
UPS = Uninterrupted Power Supply (battery backup)
CL = Craigslist
CSS-=cut/split/stacked
PPE - Personal protection Equipment.
WFO= Wood Fired Oven
WFO= Wide Flat Out, Wide Full Open


AFAIK = As Far As I Know
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
FWIW = For What It's Worth
BTW = By The Way
OTOH = On the other hand


Please add yours below and I will add to this post later....
 
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SteveB

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Feb 9, 2012
174
South Central PA.
Mag or Mag gauge = Magnehelic vacuum gauge
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
 
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MasterMech

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SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed........ ;)
 

Danno77

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Oct 27, 2008
5,008
Hamilton, IL
WTF - WikiLeaks Task Force
 
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sheetmetaldan

New Member
Jan 14, 2013
55
Acushnet, Ma
I have a question I keep hearing the term shoulder pellets. I assume it means lower quality pellets? Am I correct? Or is there a better definition for this term.
 

bmblank

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Jan 17, 2013
698
Michigan
FIL and MIL, father-in-law and mother-in-law, respectively.
 

BrotherBart

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I have a question I keep hearing the term shoulder pellets. I assume it means lower quality pellets? Am I correct? Or is there a better definition for this term.
Lesser heat quality pellets used in Fall and Spring usually because they are cheaper and not as much heat is needed.