Pellet heads!! What's up today?

Discussion in 'Pellet Stoves, Pellet Fireplaces, Pellet Furnaces' started by DexterDay, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Luneyburg

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    Serious cleaning on both the stoves and then went and bought a baster to pull the crappy gas left in the snowblower, followed up with some Seafoam then filled it up with premium petrol and fired her up. Ran like a champ so should be good to go for the chit that is coming. Got to relax and have a nice dinner with the Mrs. and watched some TV which I rarely have time to do so it was nice. Sitting in front of the stove having a fine Bourbon life is good !

    Amazed how the stove really keeps a stable temp within 1* working like a champ, have to keep the stove room around 80* to keep the rest of the house in the 60's so always nice and warm in the stove room.

    Hope all are well !
     
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  2. BHags

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    I have a walk out basement, so that's where my snowblower is. It's 25+ years old. I've changed the oil three times, and never added anything to the gas. I just ordered two new drive belts, which I have only replaced once before. I replaced the friction wheel twice. It's a MTD, and starts up first thing every year. My point being, I think the fact that it stays in a stable temperature all year helps with the fuel issues. ( I hope I didn't curse myself, looks like we got some crap coming in the next couple days! ) Today is the day to bring it out and start it up!
     
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    You may have totally jinxed yourself... :D
     
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    Woot! We have a shower. :D

    The :vulture: were starting to fly around for other reasons............ :whistle:

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    That and the bottle flies will give it away every time ;)
     
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    A friend of mine posted this on FB

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    I asked what happens if he doesn't press "OK"? Maybe the storm doesn't happen? :rofl: :lol:
     
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    Current situation: ice and rain here...I think will711 is supposed to get more white crap up by him........s**w on tap here for tomorrow though unfortunately....
     
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    Looks like about 6-8 inches out there so far. The old Silverado is going to have to roll through it, cuz I have to be to work at 6:00, and I'm not snowblowing for an hour and then going to work. It will be here when I get home this afternoon! Our son can shovel for my wife and the dog! When I get home, I'll put a couple budlights in the snow, and we'll start the cleanup.
     
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    7-8" out on the ramp right now. Not hugely accurate since it is mostly underneath the eave of the house (has a 3' overhang). The roof is starting to dump so I cleared off the ramp and under the overhang of the garage. Will go take first snow blowing pass in a little while (after coffee) and find out if the new belt on the SnowTek fixed its non-throwing ability from late last year. If not, I have the Craftsman in reserve.

    Working from home today so slept in until 4:15.
     
  10. MtDew

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    Amazon has the backup power supply on sale for Cyber Monday.
     
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    Says $129.95 on Amazon site, but $199 on the pic below.....weird :loco: :crazy:
     
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    That unit for $129 is a great deal. If anyone needs one, this is the time to jump on it for sure.
     
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    They have that same sale every year...I think I payed less but even at $129 it's a great buy
     
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    Looking great.....
    Gotta keep an eye out for the "BZZZZZARDS
     
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    Because I am so close to the ocean, we had mostly rain. Snow in the beginning, rain in the middle and snow at the end. 3 to 4 inches of heavy wet slush. It's 33 now so I can get it all cleaned up before round 2. That one should be all snow 'cause the wind will be coming from the North. The weather dudes say 12 inches +. We will see. I have a little Ariens 624 that does a great job.
     
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    My new neighbor was blowing snow onto my cleaned driveway!!
    But I was afraid to confront him about it...
    He seems like a real monster...

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    Dan
     
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    The Ch 9 map shows the western edge of the 12" area for tonite close to the Kingston area. We got about 10" last night. Our 24 year old MTD/Yard machine 24" snowblower still runs good but I'm thinking it may be time for going bigger. A 30" would mean a few less passes (driveway over 100' long).

    sam
     
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    Funny.... I had a 40 year old Ariens 24".
    Several years ago, I bought a 28" John Deere.
    Noticed quite a difference... doesn't seem like much,
    but often on big storms, you only use about 1/2 - 2/3 of the width or so,
    to minimize the side spill over.
    With the larger one, you use a larger percentage.. so it does go faster for sure..
    I just wish I had bought a 28" Ariens instead....
    :headbang:

    Dan
     
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    I don't think we'll ever see the $119.99 price again Steve, some of the increase in shipping costs are being passed along now in the sale.

    Agree, still a great buy - lowest price we'll see for another year, grab one (or two) now if you need a quality UPS for the stove, or home electronics. :yes:
     
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  20. Luneyburg

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    3:30 am fired up the snowblower had about a foot of snow then and it keeps on snowing, got a call from Vermont Pellets as I sent an email to them explaining my displeasure with the last funky ton of pellets I purchased. He asked for my address and I gave it to him and he said he would bring a ton down to right the wrong . Well I explained I had a mentally excessive high pressure job and I would not mind driving up there through the hills and mountains to grab a ton . He seemed elated and told me he would show me how they make the pellets, so I graciously accepted but explained to him I could not make it up there during the week and he replied we are open on Saturday .

    So if in fact I do not have to work this Saturday ... wait a minute screw that I AM THE BOSS and I have just decided I Taint working I am headed up to Vermont to tour the plant and grab myself a ton of Vermont Pellets compliments of Vermont Pellets .

    The drive in sucked , work sucked , having to clear more white chit once I finally got home sucked but this Bourbon does not so when I am done off to bed early I go .

    Hope all are well
     
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