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Kirk-NJ    Posted 11-18-2017 at 10:17:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Finally got the wood shed filled yesterday. Seem like every year it take longer and longer. Felling trees,skidding, blocking,splitting,stacking wood has gotten harder each year as I'm getting older. When my son was here it wasn't too bad but he moved to Fla so I work alone. With my bad back I'm thinking this may be the last year for the outdoor wood burner. A friend sez I should get a pellet shove. I think I may just pay the oil Man.

    Richard NY 2N    Posted 11-20-2017 at 16:31:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • My son has a pellet stove and likes it mostly for the ombiance. Since he had gas run into his house he can heat for less with gas. Boiler radiator system. When he comes home {here}, he has said "your wood stove puts out more heat than my pellet stove". Much bigger fire box in wood stove. Much longer run time on pellets, and easier to store, and no bugs. If power goes out and no generator you are going to be cold. Easier for you to just buy oil, and spend more time working on tractors.

    dave#1    Posted 11-18-2017 at 13:08:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well I use both, Wood boiler floor heat in my shop (My own design) and burn or did burn wood pellets in the old house for 15-20 years, Pellets are nice that you fill the hopper and walk away for up to 8-12 hours depending on your stove and outside temp.
    Back when corn went for $80.00 a ton I use to mix 50/50 mix with pellets. It was a real good deal til Ethanol came along and corn shot up to $300.00 a ton ! , You know the same corn they feed live stock?? Remember what a good steak "Use To Cost" Ya lets not go there.

    My understanding about outside boilers is a lot of townships are outlawing them, Turns out some of these boilers are so efficient that they cool the exhaust so much that the smoke will come back down and hover on the ground like fog ?

    Charles (N.C.)    Posted 11-18-2017 at 11:34:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sometime way back I had to put in a wood heater to heat our house.A farmer friend allowed me to cut wood from his land (free).We had a "nice" Buck heater with a blower and it did a swell job.I was able to do this for many years thanks to my friend.Age and a bad back did away with this.Age will put many things in our past but how wonderful to be able to remember before the changes were forced on us.At 80yrs. life is still great.Now I'm grateful for my heatpump.Nice supply of fuel you have.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-18-2017 at 10:28:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • look into coal furnace. If you have a supplier near by they are better than pellets stoves.

    36 coupe    Posted 11-18-2017 at 12:55:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Coal is impossible in the Northeast.250 bucks a ton.I had some parts come from Ohio.Paper packing ad said 47.00 a ton for washed graded coal.Coal was 30 bucks a ton 50 years ago in boston.My daughter Has a pellet stove,Likes it.

    dave#1    Posted 11-18-2017 at 13:17:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No it's not, around here you can buy coal in 100lbs bags or by the ton or even the pound, friend of mine buys it and hauls it it 5gal buckets 10 at a time.
    Coal stoves can be very labor intensive and pricey.

    36 coupe    Posted 11-19-2017 at 08:57:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Coal ash is very caustic.Cant use it in the garden or around fruit trees.Wood ashes will raise the PH of soil.They can be spread on ice.They will pit the ice surface fast.I was with my Dad in 1947 when he bought a Warm Morning coal stove for $45 .

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