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Old September 23rd, 2013, 01:23 PM   #61
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Coming from someone who has only propane gas and a wood pellet stove, if I had natural gas 300 feet from my home, I would pay to have it hooked up and sell my stove. Yes it is sorta nice but a PITA. You will save way more $$$ with gas
I have no doubt I would in the lifetime of the home. This year its totally out of the budget. A pellet stove is a cost effective bandaid for this season.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 01:46 PM   #63
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Great times had by all! Need to have another one soon.
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I have no doubt I would in the lifetime of the home. This year its totally out of the budget. A pellet stove is a cost effective bandaid for this season.
spend money to save money You're brilliant.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 01:56 PM   #65
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I have no doubt I would in the lifetime of the home. This year its totally out of the budget. A pellet stove is a cost effective bandaid for this season.
How much was the quote to have the gas line run to the house?
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How much was the quote to have the gas line run to the house?
He wants a pellet stove, he has already justified it in his mind. Changing his mind would be like changing our underwear regularly, it isn't going to happen.
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Whole house natural gas install plus new natural gas boiler could start around 8k

A wood boiler starts around 5-6k plus hook up to my current system.

Do nothing and keep fuel oil could cost 3k or more. I was told the last owners were getting top offs at 30-40% remaining every 6 weeks.

A used pellet burner, 3-4 tons of pellets and a top off of my fuel oil tank could run possibly 2-2.5k at the maximum.

A pellet forced air stove can push a constant low heat throughout the house where the boilers radiators require far greater effort to heat the surroundings. Id rather do nothing at all but realize another option for heat might be needed.
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I guess that it is all just a big guess then. Dont make any decisions based off of facts or free quotes.
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I have a king pellet stove from Tractor Supply and model 5500 my house is 2800 square feet each my entire basement and my upstairs and keeps it at 66 but I'm having a hard time with the $200 a month of pellets but I have to buy that's why I'm so my pellet stove no its cheaper to run my furnace but I also want to buy a up flow stove that's will hook up to my air ducts in the heat my upstairs with this running logs of wood but the pellet stove is a very clean running still
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I have a king pellet stove from Tractor Supply and model 5500 my house is 2800 square feet each my entire basement and my upstairs and keeps it at 66 but I'm having a hard time with the $200 a month of pellets but I have to buy that's why I'm so my pellet stove no its cheaper to run my furnace but I also want to buy a up flow stove that's will hook up to my air ducts in the heat my upstairs with this running logs of wood but the pellet stove is a very clean running still
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I guess that it is all just a big guess then. Dont make any decisions based off of facts or free quotes.
Even if the gas line was free it wouldn't be of any use at this moment. The equipment & installation of a natural gas boiler is out of this years budget, plain and simple. Same goes for wood. I'm not setup for either right now. That is why pellets are appealing as minimal setup is needed. I could have a stove heating within an hour including install.
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Even if the gas line was free it wouldn't be of any use at this moment. The equipment & installation of a natural gas boiler is out of this years budget, plain and simple. Same goes for wood. I'm not setup for either right now. That is why pellets are appealing as minimal setup is needed. I could have a stove heating within an hour including install.
Or, you could take the $2500 you'll spend installing the pellet stove and just put fuel oil in your current system and figure out a better long term solution.
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He wants a pellet stove, he has already justified it in his mind. Changing his mind would be like changing our underwear regularly, it isn't going to happen.
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Or, you could take the $2500 you'll spend installing the pellet stove and just put fuel oil in your current system and figure out a better long term solution.
Now, that's fucktarded.
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Just hooked my stove back up after waking up to a 59 degree house this am. House is 73 and the stove was on for an hour tonight. :)
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Even if the gas line was free it wouldn't be of any use at this moment. The equipment & installation of a natural gas boiler is out of this years budget, plain and simple. Same goes for wood. I'm not setup for either right now. That is why pellets are appealing as minimal setup is needed. I could have a stove heating within an hour including install.
Have I read this right that you currently have a boiler, it is just fuel oil?

Turn the valves off to the rooms you don't use for one winter. Wait and see what it does. If you spend 3k on fuel oil and it would cost $2500 for the pellets you only save $500. Water heat is among the most efficient to heat with. Supplement with an electric heater if need be. Quit fricking panicking before you have a chance to deal with it. Was it old people that lived there? Old people always have the heat on 80. Spend one winter and gauge your OWN use. If you don't, you don't KNOW that you will save money. I know quite a few people still heating with fuel oil and they don't spend 3k in a winter.

The house I am in now I was all worried about it and ran kerosene heaters the first winter. I look back now how retarded I was as I have never had a electric+gas bill higher than $330

Then next year or the year after you install a 10k burner system. Overall you saved what $1000 over fuel oil?

I am buying a house right now twice the size of mine that I have now, and it has propane. I'm not going to freak out about it until I know what I have to deal with.
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had mine going twice now.nice and cozy.
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Both DTE and Consumers have programs to connect people in certain areas, in which case it is often free. Call and ask about your location. Both of them would charge around $400 to go 300' with the information I have.

Look up the model of your hot water heater/boiler. You may find that the model you have only requires a burner change in order to go to natural gas. There are other retrofit kits out there.

I don't like pellet stoves. Maybe a $3k one, but not a $1k stove.
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I love this thread. It keeps reminding me that Andy is special, and that my free firewood is awesome.
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I love this thread. It keeps reminding me that Andy is special, and that my free firewood is awesome.
I'm super special but the more advice the better.
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