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Old 09-24-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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In cold you can always add clothes. In heat there's only so much you can take off.

That's what I keep saying to people who complain about the "cold" in Maine. In Maine its all about gear. We all wear sweaters and Fleecies in the winter, sometimes with long underwear. In the spring, its a vest fleecie and a sweater, and then just the vest fleecie. In July, we actually wear shorts and maybe a t-shirt.

Many of us heat with wood, so we cuddle up next to the fire and read, and we use big blankets with polarguard or down filling to watch TV.

Its actually quite a lot of fun to use the winter gear. Only the most decadent of us use air-conditioning, as usually just a fan will do. Temps at night even in a heat wave, are around 70 on the coast. In winter we put inside insulation on our windows. In Maine we drive Subarus with or without snow tires, and just enjoy getting from place to place at out own pace.

And one the tourists leave, drivers seem to get back to being instantly courteous, helping each other out if anyone gets stuck in the snow.

Fun, Fun, Fun!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Finally got the pellet stove torn apart for its first yearly maint. in ten years of having it and put back together, cut a hole in the wall and poked the pipe out. Maintaining a comfy 70* downstairs and 66* in the upstairs bedroom (good temp for sleeping) on the absolute lowest feed rate...I'm sure it will need to work a little harder when Winter sets in, but the two wood stoves will be working too.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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Zymer do you mean you changed the direction of your stovepipe??
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Zymer do you mean you changed the direction of your stovepipe??
No, the pellet stove sat in the garage for a couple of years after I moved it from the other house. It's now in a different room than the woodstoves and I needed to exhaust it through the wall instead of piping it into an existing chimney.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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No, the pellet stove sat in the garage for a couple of years after I moved it from the other house. It's now in a different room than the woodstoves and I needed to exhaust it through the wall instead of piping it into an existing chimney.
Is that safe and legal?
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Is that safe and legal?
So long as all combustibles are well away from the stove-pipe [18" to 36" depending on who you listen to]; and the stove-pipe goes up to higher than the roof peak; what more do you need?

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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So long as all combustibles are well away from the stove-pipe [18" to 36" depending on who you listen to]; and the stove-pipe goes up to higher than the roof peak; what more do you need?

Oh... I misunderstood. You've run an external insulated chimney pipe up the side of your house? I had one of those in size 8 inch for almost 30 years, and then replaced it before I sold the house in near Baltimore with a six inch pipe.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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That's the neat thing about pellet stoves; you can just vent them straight out through the wall. Helps with placement options. How is working for you now Zymer?
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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So long as all combustibles are well away from the stove-pipe [18" to 36" depending on who you listen to]; and the stove-pipe goes up to higher than the roof peak; what more do you need?


The pellet stove would be direct vent. The small pipe could be going just straight out the wall. No problems.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Is that safe and legal?
Yep, pellet vent only requires 3" clearance from combustibles. On 'low' I can hold my hand on the pipe with no discomfort at all.

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That's the neat thing about pellet stoves; you can just vent them straight out through the wall. Helps with placement options. How is working for you now Zymer?
Working pretty good. We'll see how she goes when it gets cold...still need to install a thimble before then, I don't think I'd want to chance running it on high without one.
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