Did You Clean Your Stove for the Summer

UpStateNY Posted By UpStateNY, May 14, 2018 at 10:45 PM

  1. UpStateNY

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    Just cleaned mine today, nice rainy day to clean the pellet stove.

    I also have stashed away 4 1/2 tons of Hamer's pellets for next year. Got 4 tons for 205/ton in May and have them all stacked in the basement and ready for next winter.
     
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    $205 is an awesome deal for quality Hamer's pellets that have low ash content. . Personally I like softwood pellets since I believe it is easier on the Harman auger. If I could have gotten that deal I would have jumped on it.
     
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    I cleaned for summer, usually by July 4, my first several years. More recently, I always tell myself I’ll do the same, but there are too many more pressing things to take up my time in the spring. I think I got it done just three weeks before lighting up for the first time, at the end of last summer, and this year is shaping up to be the same.

    I will empty the ashes in the spring, but the full vacuum out and chimney brushing has lost priority, until I need to use it in the fall. I do have one advantage few others have, doors on each of my fireplaces. Once closed, no one knows there’s even a stove behind them.
     
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    My batch of hamers last winter were quite coarse and very ashy. Wouldn.t buy again.burning all softies next season.
     
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    Cleaned three today and doing four tomorrow. Been hitting it hard since April.
     
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    I would like to try some Softwood pellets, I just do not run into them any where close to me. Energex, Hamer's, Lignetics and what every Home Depot, Lowes, and Tractor supply are carrying are about all I have access to close. Always been happy with the Hamer's as well as the Energex, that is all I have used.
     
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    These pellet guys can muck up every thread on this forum with endless banter of pellet pricing. Switch to firewood, already. It literally grows on trees!
     
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    too much work!!
    also wife didn't like me bringing in spiders/bugs attached to the wood.
    easier ways to stay warm in the winters.
    hey.. what are u doing anyways here on the PELLET FORUM..? >>>>
     
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    Haha... you got me there! This thread just came up on my feed, no idea it was on the pellet forum.

    Spiders are worth at least 1 BTU each! They don’t have a chance to wake up or hop off, between my outside patio and the stove.
     
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    kewl....:cool::cool:
     
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