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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:35 am    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

I make my own fire starter. I fill a quart jar with sifted ashes and add diesel until it is saturated. One tablespoon of this mixture will burn long enough to get just about anything burning. The only thing I have to do is store it out of the house, because of the diesel smell. Once you burn it, the diesel smell goes away shortly.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

Thats ok Bushy. I thought about wood stove, the wife said NO. She doesnt want me carrying, cutting, splitting and going back in the hospital.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

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I sure feel obsolete and inadiquate with my four cords of wood split, stacked and drying...

Sounds like your ready for winter as well. It's nice to be ready for winter already Very Happy . I had thought about a wood stove but I couldn't pass up free pellet stoves Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

It is a good feeling Joe! We just got back and have purchased $800.00 worth of pellets. (5 tons) And to top it off TSC is storeing it free for us. we can go and get what we need when we need it until the 4 skids( I brung one home) is gone.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

I don't know...I kinda like the look of split and stacked cord wood (oak) around the place here and there...Kinda rustic and homey lookin'.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

Looks be damned if im keeping more of my money out of the oil companys pockets in the long run. Very Happy I have wood stacked around for camp fires. Thats good enough.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

Not as worried about keeping my money out of the oil companies pockets as I am trying to keep it in my wallet...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

My primary heat is oil Mad I had to do something. I have a full tank of oil now so between the pellet stove and the full tank of oil I'm set for this winter. I will get a used propane furnace sometime and set it in the shed until I run out of oil and then I will install the gas furnace. I want to keep a furnace that my daughter can come home from school and if its cold just hit the thermostat and get warm Very Happy and then I'll fire up the pellet stove when I get home.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

www.usstove.com/prodde...?prod=6039

Here is the link to the exact stove we purchased. I think we done very well with the price. We got it for $1199.00. Kinda want ti to cool off so I can see how well it works.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

Prices on pellets are rising so now is the time to get them. I just picked up a 1/2 ton of Hamer Pellets for $5.29 a 40# bag. There a little cheaper by the ton $248.00 a ton but thats $ 10.00 more a ton than last month Sad . I'm kinda short of room to store them right now or I would have gotton a ton. If ya need them get um now if ya can Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

We have decided to mix our pellets with corn. As our stove instrutions said we can. right know corn is $6.00 per 50 pounds, I purchased 1 ton of it too, its average moisture content is less than 11% and will burn very well.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

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We have decided to mix our pellets with corn. As our stove instrutions said we can. right know corn is $6.00 per 50 pounds, I purchased 1 ton of it too, its average moisture content is less than 11% and will burn very well.

Hey Crackshot keep us posted this winter on how it works out for ya. I for one am very interested on how the corn burns.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

Will do Joe! you have to use wood pellets and starter gel to get her wound up, But once she takes off you can start the auger.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

I emailed Breckwell about burning corn in mine and parts availability ( ya never no ) because they don't make the model I have anymore and they told me I can burn corn as long I mix it and use only 1/3 corn Very Happy they said parts are still available some may have to be upgraded though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Pellet Stoves Reply with quote

Thats good news aint it?

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