bugize wrote:They are about 200$ per ton( pellets)...yes,if i could get coal for 300 a ton within a 20 mile radius i would stay with coal....but i cant!
I agree with the " eco " comment...LOL....i agree!
You see..here are my figures...3 ton or alittle more at the price i pay..1200$ per season, about 200 gallons of oil for the start and end of heating season...about 600$..sometimes more!
1800$ minimum...that equals 9 tons of pellets...i figure i will use 4...5 at the most,a friend of mine with a similar home and heating requirments uses 3 tons of pellets,so i think 4 will cover it!
Like i said...i love the heat it belts out...but the cost and the hassle...aint worth it...i just emptied my ash can ( 25gallon metal trash can) for the 6th time this year,with pellets...prolly only once!
I wont stay away from this forum though...alot of good folks and advice in here...about anything from coal heating to pulling motors to hunting....you're all a bunch of great people!
On BTUs alone.... You'll need 12 ton of hardwood pellets, or 11 ton softwood pellets to equal the 3 ton Anthracite plus 200 gal fuel oil.
If you use one of the truckers on this forum, they can deliver a TT load of anthracite for alot less than any local supplier in your area. Call and talk to some of them, or post a new topic asking for prices.
Don't forget you have to shutdown the pellet stove at least once a week to clean it out.
Last I checked, theres no pellet stove on the market that can match the BTU output of a MARK III. Around 92,000 BTUs.
Do your own homework... don't jump on the pellet bandwagon because a neighbor did.