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#1 MX-Z Man

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:48 AM

We've run a pellet stove since 1992, a Quadrafire original. This year we picked up a gently used Quadrafire 1200 - **MUCH** quieter than the old one. The old one never skipped a beat but it sure was loud. 

 

Last night I finished up the pile for this year. With my torn up shoulder this wasn't a lot of fun but I'll live. We burn pellets on the cool days, oil through the boiler when it gets cold. Like everything else wood pellets have gone up a bunch. Fortunately our local Home Depot hasn't caught up yet. We did a group buy of 10 ton, $219/ton. 

 

A guy we hunt with has a hardware store, he says that's below current cost. :shrug

 

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 09:36 AM

We've run a pellet stove since 1992, a Quadrafire original. This year we picked up a gently used Quadrafire 1200 - **MUCH** quieter than the old one. The old one never skipped a beat but it sure was loud. 

 

Last night I finished up the pile for this year. With my torn up shoulder this wasn't a lot of fun but I'll live. We burn pellets on the cool days, oil through the boiler when it gets cold. Like everything else wood pellets have gone up a bunch. Fortunately our local Home Depot hasn't caught up yet. We did a group buy of 10 ton, $219/ton. 

 

A guy we hunt with has a hardware store, he says that's below current cost. :shrug

 

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I had a hard time seeing the pellets but could see the plastic glass on the desk top>>>>>>>>LOL :lol:  :lol:  :righton  :righton


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#3 MX-Z Man

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 09:51 AM

Thats not plastic - thats a frosty glass from the kegarator. I had to have a few after all my hard work. 


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 10:13 AM

fired mine up last week!!! lows in the 30's, and highs around 45 or so.  



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 01:51 PM

Hauled in 4 ton last week. Had nearly a ton left this spring, hopefully most of what I need for the winter? I do not use my furnace much....

 

Bought at tractor supply in Muskegon, MI for 200 a ton during a pre season sale...


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:50 PM

$200/ton is good. The prices here are going nuts right now. Our local Lowes is at $275/ton. 


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:15 PM

Perfect... I am thinking of switching from wood stove to pellets........ got around a 1000 sq ft house between binhamton and syracuse.   plan is to use it as primary heat, we have e baseboards but don't like to spin the meter, rather feed the pellet stove.    for quick heat up upon arival to an ice cold house it is the turbo jet propane jobber.    You think it might work for me??? main goal is something thermostatically controled, and something that will run while I am not feedeing it.   Sux ash to have to sleep with one eye open every winter trip.   tips or tricks would be great.

 

any of ya think of group buying a pellet mill? pto off the tractor, sawdust from the mill and wham, pellets.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:29 PM

2 ton is sufficient to heat my 1200 sq ft ranch each year. Never have turned on the electric baseboard heat since I bought the place in 2005. Was buying dry creek pellets at $240/ton. Switched over to barefoot pellets at $250/ton. They seem to burn way better than dry creek.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:41 PM

I’m not trying to criticize but I just did a fuel cost comparison on coalpail.com and it looks like heating with wood pellets is more expensive than natural gas or propane and several time higher than geothermal. Even if your getting pellets for $200 a ton.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:46 PM

Switched over 2 years ago to a coal stove after burning wood for years. Love to coal stove. It's a leisure line pioneer stove. The hopper holds 110lbs of coal, throw a bag of coal in every morning and it's good to go. Have 4 ton of coal ordered that will be here soon. The stove was pricey but well worth it.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:58 PM

I’m not trying to criticize but I just did a fuel cost comparison on coalpail.com and it looks like heating with wood pellets is more expensive than natural gas or propane and several time higher than geothermal. Even if your getting pellets for $200 a ton.

 

Funny you mention that...

 

We buy some pellets every year, and fuel oil every year. We filled all 3 oil tanks up early this Spring when everyone was Covid Crazy @ $1.79/gallon. Just this morning I ran the numbers - for us, this year, it's a 100% wash between oil and pellets as to which cost more or less to burn. 

 

The benefit of the stove is for mornings like today - send the stove through 1 or 2 cycles and it's good for the day. The stove is off before the baseboards would start getting warm. We live in NNY, there is a reason we have more than 1 heat source.

 

Having said that, from 1992 to 1997 pellets were are primary heat source, with electric baseboard as the secondary. When the addition went on in 1997 a boiler went in. When we built the garage in 2001 an oil boiler went in that too and has worked well. It's insulated well too so it's pretty cheap to heat.

 

If we had natural gas available I'm pretty sure thats all we'd use, but we don't. I'm also not a big fan of a submarine tank in the yard holding enough propane either. 


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:53 PM

Switched over 2 years ago to a coal stove after burning wood for years. Love to coal stove. It's a leisure line pioneer stove. The hopper holds 110lbs of coal, throw a bag of coal in every morning and it's good to go. Have 4 ton of coal ordered that will be here soon. The stove was pricey but well worth it.

How much do you pay for coal? Is it readily available? I haven’t heard of people burning coal for heat in many years.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 08:54 PM

Could it be the demand it greater since everyone is buying pellet smokers right now to make their ribs?  Everyone I know bought one or is looking at buying.  All I have to say is, don't give up your Webber.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 09:22 PM

How much do you pay for coal? Is it readily available? I haven’t heard of people burning coal for heat in many years.


Pay about $275 for a ton of coal, and haveno issues getting coal around here, Central Ny area. I know many people who have switched to coal over the last handful of years. Got tired of dealing with a wood stove,so made the switch. The stove itself was $3,000 yes pricey but so worth it.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 09:23 PM

YellowSnowman i love my weber kettle, by far the best grill i have ever purchased.




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