Armed Polite Society
November 17, 2019, 09:41:56 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: R.I.P. Scout26
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Who here is using a pellet stove?  (Read 283 times)
Mike Irwin
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 30,303


I Am Inimical


« on: November 07, 2019, 06:56:56 AM »

I know there are a couple of you other than me, I just can't remember who....

What pellets are you using? Are they hardwood or softwood?

I'm VERY limited on my pellet selection in DC metro. Basically, Lowe's is it. Last year they had Cheat River pellets, which I found to be excellent. This year they're selling both Lignetics Green Supreme Blue Ridge blend (locally made) and Virginia Golden Softwood pellets, which I've not been able to find out much about.

I ended up buying 3 bags of each as testers. I'll get to use them this coming weekend as it's going to get a lot colder and windier here.

Report to moderator   Logged

Carbon Monoxide, sucking the life out of idiots, 'tards, and fools since man tamed fire.
bedlamite
Hold my beer and watch this!
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 7,063

Ack! PLBTTPHBT!


« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 07:01:12 AM »

I may be getting one soon. From what I've read, softwood burns hotter, but also faster. About the same energy in both.
Report to moderator   Logged

A plan is just a list of things that doesn't happen.
Fly320s
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 11,893

Formerly, Arthur, King of the Britons


« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 07:13:06 AM »

I have one.

I use hardwood pellets from VT or Canada, eh.  I try to avoid softwood because that seems to make more ash and soot.
Report to moderator   Logged

Islamic sex dolls.  Do they blow themselves up?
adively
Administrator
Senior Member
*****
Posts: 9,895

Yes, your moderation has been outsourced.


« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 09:00:25 AM »

Revdisk has one IIRC.
Report to moderator   Logged

Quote
Hawkmoon - Never underestimate another person's capacity for stupidity. Any time you think someone can't possibly be that dumb ... they'll prove you wrong.

Bacon and Eggs - A day's work for a chicken; A lifetime commitment for a pig.
Stupidity will always be its own reward.
Bad decisions make good stories.

Quote
Viking - The problem with the modern world is that there aren't really any predators eating stupid people.
Mike Irwin
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 30,303


I Am Inimical


« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 09:16:30 AM »

Rev's not been online in going on 2 years.
Report to moderator   Logged

Carbon Monoxide, sucking the life out of idiots, 'tards, and fools since man tamed fire.
adively
Administrator
Senior Member
*****
Posts: 9,895

Yes, your moderation has been outsourced.


« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 12:16:18 PM »

Rev's not been online in going on 2 years.
He is active on FB.
Report to moderator   Logged

Quote
Hawkmoon - Never underestimate another person's capacity for stupidity. Any time you think someone can't possibly be that dumb ... they'll prove you wrong.

Bacon and Eggs - A day's work for a chicken; A lifetime commitment for a pig.
Stupidity will always be its own reward.
Bad decisions make good stories.

Quote
Viking - The problem with the modern world is that there aren't really any predators eating stupid people.
Angel Eyes
Unindicted co-conspirator
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 7,656


You're not diggin'


« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 02:58:43 PM »

They're becoming more popular in California.
Report to moderator   Logged

"Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts."
                      - Judge Roger T. Benitez, Duncan v. Becerra
RoadKingLarry
friends
Senior Member
***
Posts: 16,697



« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 04:24:19 PM »

They're fairly popular around here as well. I know a few people that are relying on them for primary heat. They do a fine job, very efficient, good heat. A couple of folks I know are having trouble getting pellets in bulk though. They are buying in bulk on contract but are having trouble getting stock from their supplier (regional feed store outfit).
Report to moderator   Logged

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams
Bob F.
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 1,222


« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 04:23:54 PM »

Got rid of mine a couple yrs ago. Good heat but don't really think mine was installed right. I had to clean every 5-7 days, neighbor cleaned about every 3 wks w/ a bigger stove. I liked the Cheat River pellets, second was any "premium hardwood" pellets. Not sure what's available this season.

Good luck.
Bob
Report to moderator   Logged

"I always have my primary weapon, it's right between my ears."
Triphammer
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 965


« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2019, 04:38:12 PM »

I've got one. Absolutely love it. Hardwood pellets are available for smokers  but prohibitively expensive to use for heat.  I use Lignetics whenever they're available. Lowes here carries a brand called "GreenTree" which are nearly as good. Home Depot & Ace Hardware carry "HEAT" brand pellets, usable not great. There a few others sold locally but the key is how well they're compressed. If you can crumble a few in your hand fairly easily, don't buy them.
 Of the softwood pellets the Lignetics burn cleanest w/ the most heat output. They all list about 8000 Btu's per pound but I can run Lignetics a little lower on the feed screw.
Report to moderator   Logged
Mike Irwin
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 30,303


I Am Inimical


« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2019, 04:39:03 AM »

Saturday was the first solid test of the stove this season. The temp when I got up at 5 a.m. was 25, and the temp inside was 61-63.

An hour after I  turned the stove on the temp in the house was around 67 and rising before I turned it off and left for the day.

When I got home around 4:30 I kicked back on low and let it run for about 6 hours. Kept the house VERY comfortable. At some point during that run the Cheat River pellets ran out and the Green Supremes started feeding. I've not noticed any different in performance. When this bag runs down I'll put in the Virginia Goldens and see how they burn.

I'm going to get another 10 bags of pellets this morning. Since I know that the Green Supremes burn well, I'll buy 10 bags of those. If the VGs burn well, also, then I'll just buy whatever going forward.

Tomorrow the temp is supposed to bottom out again.
Report to moderator   Logged

Carbon Monoxide, sucking the life out of idiots, 'tards, and fools since man tamed fire.
Mike Irwin
friend
Senior Member
***
Posts: 30,303


I Am Inimical


« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2019, 06:47:28 AM »

I finally got around to programming my stove so that it automatically starts, runs, then shuts off.

I want it to come on at 4 a.m. so that the house is getting warm for when I get up at 5 a.m.

Fairly simple interface to program, but I missed the last step needed to "arm" the stove so it didn't come on the first morning (and it was COLD in the house, 61!) Got that sorted, and the next morning the stove fired right up, ran for its two hours, and then shut down as I was getting ready to walk out the door. Perfect.

I need to play with it a bit, though, to fine tune it for temperature and time.

All in all, still incredibly happy with this stove!
Report to moderator   Logged

Carbon Monoxide, sucking the life out of idiots, 'tards, and fools since man tamed fire.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Ümraniye escort ankara escort Kartal Escort ataşehir escort pendik escort şişli escort kurtköy escort ankara escort ankara escort avcılar escort istanbul travesti escort bayan escort avcılar escort antalya escort ankara escort istanbul escort türk porno İstanbul Escort Ankara Escort Bayan taksim escort maltepe escort Ankara Escort Çankaya Escort Şirinevler Escort Eryaman Escort Rus porno Eros Porno Bahçeşehir Escort ankara escort Sincan Escort Bayan şişli escort Maltepe Escort Etlik Escort Kurtköy Escort Kurtköy Escort Demetevler Escort Antalya escort Bodrum Escort Bayan Escort beşiktaş Ankara Escort Taksim Escort Bayan Ümraniye Escort ankara escort Keciören Escort Escort Ankara Etiler Escort Bayan porno altyazı Halkalı Escort Bayan Kadıköy Escort Escort bayanlar Escort ankara Ankara Escort Bayan Kurtköy Escort Kurtköy Escort Escort İzmir Escort Mersin Escort beylikdüzü Beylikdüzü Escort Ataköy Escort Escort izmir Ankara escort Ankara Escort Altyazılı Porno Altyazılı Porno Esenyurt Escort Bakirkoy Escort Beylikdüzü Escort Bahçeşehir Escort Porno izle izmir escort Pendik escort Bostancı Escort