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12/13 Pellet testing

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jtakeman, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    DF is done. Lowest ash content I have tested to date. Black Hills are in. Getting warm out hope I can get em all? :(
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  2. iron stove

    iron stove Feeling the Heat

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    Few more cool nights. But getting close to 70 This weekend, Maybe. This is probably one of the coolest springs for testing in a FEW YEARS.
  3. Hoot23

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    Burnin a bag of La Cretes right now. Crazy hot. The stove is radiating a ton of heat. I'm gonna like these next season.
  4. gbreda

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    Hey John. How do they compare to the North Country?
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Could someone help me...I am almost out of pellets, Fill me in on this scam where you get people to send you pellets to test??LOL
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    I won't send them. But you can have 2 of every brand I have??
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Awesome my friend!!
  8. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    Pellet size is a little larger, about the same as Lg. both are very clean burning. I don't have anything to scientifically gage the heat, but the La Cretes are hot. Zero fines in the bags also. The North Country burned nice for me as well, both are pretty solid pellets. What's the price of the NC's?
  9. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    No firm pricing yet, but I think it will be 265/ton for spring buy. You definitely got a sweet deal !
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    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    $265 will be a good price for a good pellet.

    My sister is short on cash so I gave her one of my pallets and she's gonna pay me when she can. But still sittin nice for next season.
  11. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Bummer, I can't edit my earlier posts for some reason.

    Here's the info/details on the Black Hills. The MWP softies are in. I'll post the info once done.

    Temp average 254ºF(250@ feed level 3 trim level 2)

    Fines volume 10 ounces

    Fines weight 4.4 ounces

    Fines Percentage 0.34%

    Ash volume 12 ounces

    Ash weight 3.6 ounces

    Ash Percentage 0.28%

    Density 44.2 LBS.

    Bag Weight
    bag1 40.03 lbs.
    bag2 40.02 lbs.

    Diameter .253

    Length 3/8 to 1 1/2 inches

    Total Burn Time 28 hrs. 46 min.

    Pounds per hour 2.78 lbs/hr.

    BHH ash.JPG
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    To edit any posts that don't work anymore when you click edit, click edit and then the more options button. Then you can edit again.
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Edit option isn't there now at all. I'm guessing there may be a time limit on the older posts?
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    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, may be. I just went back to some of my postings from Feb and March. No edit option.

    Might want to contact Webbie or some of the mods to see what the time limit is.
  15. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Uh oh! Warmed up here, Hope I can finish the MWP softies! :oops:
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    Cool here atm :(
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Maine Woods softies

    Temp average 249ºF(250@ feed level 3 trim level 3)

    Fines volume 8 ounces

    Fines weight 4.64 ounces

    Fines Percentage 0.36%

    Ash volume 12 ounces

    Ash weight 4.16 ounces

    Ash Percentage 0.32%

    Density 40.06 LBS.

    Bag Weight
    bag1 40.59 lbs.
    bag2 40.61 lbs.

    Diameter .257

    Length 1/4 to 1 1/8 inches

    Total Burn Time 28 hrs. 54 min.

    Pounds per hour 2.81

    Bag.jpg MWP soft ash vol.JPG MWP soft fines.JPG MWP soft sample.JPG
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Pretty sure thats it for this season. I'll continue come fall with what I have left and what I scrounge here or there. Prolly do them one at a time in their own threads?

    Have a great summer!

    "Gone Fishin" :p
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    As always, great job Jay ! Have a great summer and enjoy the new toy with your boy !

    BTW, NH just had its first bass fishing tourny for high schools. If this went well, which it did: Big Time !, good chance they are making it an official high school sport here in NH.......
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    Enjoy the new boat and the fishing Jay.:) Thanks great job testing;)
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