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Old 09-17-2013, 08:40 AM
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Home depot has one ton for 209$ any of you guys burn these pellets in the past? I usually burn New England pellets but a ton of those is 270$ Whats the diff?
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I ran Lowe's pellets for a week to see the diff and it was HUGE. High ash, crappy burning. Not worth it. I use 3 tons a year and the extra $150 is not an issue when you see the efficiency diff and clean-out diff. Stick with the good hardwood stuff...

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And this has what to do with Regional Boating and Fishing?
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:36 AM
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Agree def stick with the good stuff much hotter burn and so much cleaner
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If he stays warm and keeps his family happy he can fish more!!
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If he burns wood pellets and contributes to global warming we'll have Mahi and Cobia north of Cape Ann!!

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And this has what to do with Regional Boating and Fishing?
Congrats on your new career as a mod!
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Watch Middleton building supply get 7 tons a year grabbed 10 tons when went on sale for 259 . Some like the others I have used them and from thicker bags that don't tear when you stack them to having to clean stoves as often new England pellets work for us.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:13 PM
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I burn @4 tons a year and don't mind using the Home Depot pellets as long as i am cleaning it weekly otherwise the better pellets are definitely better.
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we have 3 pellet stoves. we were burning generic hd/lowes stuff, til our pellet guy suggested these:

http://www.woodpellets.com/heating-f...d-pellets.aspx

we get the cleanfire pacific pellets. the numbers (btu's and ash) are a little better than the new england pellets. and way less ash than the HD/Lowes pellets. cleanfire makes an even better pellet, but doesnt seem to be available here (northern fir).

anyways, you pay for delivery of the cleanfire pellets, but no tax compared to if we bought the new england pellets or HD pellets. delivery for 3 tons of pellets was only $59. the cleanfires are $280 a ton.

but basically +1 for better pellets.



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Old 09-17-2013, 06:32 PM
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I burn 3 ton a season. I have tried an insane variety of pellets until I burned Vermonts. There is no finer pellet. Hot, clean, super low ash.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:02 AM
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I burn New England Wood Pellets.......Bought 4 tons delivered for $1,005.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:30 AM
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I buy any pellets that will generate at least 8200 BTU/lb. Any less is very noticeable.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:55 AM
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I've been burning pellets for about 10years after switching from coal. I notice minor differences between the various brands, but not enough to create a loyalty. 2 things I've learned over the years to maximize heat output is to do a weekly cleaning of the heat exchanger and to use outside air for combustion.
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What's your GPH and Cruise Speed with these???
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Originally Posted by Head On The Door View Post
What's your GPH and Cruise Speed with these???
....Maybe 2 knots per lb?
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$200/ton at Rural King if you have one in our area. Never noticed a problem with the burn at all. Buring pellets for about 15 years.
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Living in Florida i had no idea what this thread was about and I'm pretty impressed you all are thinking about this in September. I'm feeling sorry I only have a month or 2 of summer left and you guys are already for a freeze.
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Originally Posted by Mad Fisher View Post
Living in Florida i had no idea what this thread was about and I'm pretty impressed you all are thinking about this in September. I'm feeling sorry I only have a month or 2 of summer left and you guys are already for a freeze.
Not time to fire up the pellet stove here in Ohio yet but it's probably only a matter of 4-6 weeks before we will. I stock up on them now before the cold weather gets here.

Not too many years ago there was a shortage due to slow housing starts (they use some of the sawdust for the production of the pellets I am told). It drove the price up about 50% that year.

ut on the bright side, we'll be visiting Florida for a week in December. Hopefully the weather will be somewhat warm for us.
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