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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jtakeman, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Clean Energy results

    Temp average 249ºF

    Ash volume 18 ounces

    Ash 8.64 weight onces

    Ash Percentage .653%

    Density 42.37 LBS.

    Fines volume 8 ounces

    Fines 3.21 ounces

    Fines Percentage .242%

    Bag Weight Bag 1 41.36 LBS
    Bag 2 41.43 LBS

    Diameter .267

    Length 1/4 to 1 5/16

    Total Burn Length: 24 hrs 05 min

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  2. captkirk5858

    captkirk5858 New Member

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    Jay--- You got these results on a Sticky?
  3. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    No I can't sticky threads. The mods do them. Last seasons are.
  4. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    Jay...you might be pleasantly surprised with these....I burned a bag this past week from Lowes....clean, hot and low ash....It seemed like it had less ash than the "new" Treecycles I got the other week....*disclaimer*........my results are purely visual......

    Steve
  5. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Hey Steve,

    I am hoping to pick up the blazers this weekend. So if I do they will go in first. I am itchy to see how the Blazers do. Then I will continue with the pellets in this thread. Nice to hear feedback on brands I am about to try. Thanks for sharing them and It adds excitement to them for me to continue this challenge.

    I might be able to get the LG's in before I pickup the Blazers. I will also include the Blazer results here.
  6. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Allegheny are finished and info is updated. Pretty impressive and I liked them. Any other Allegheny burners out there?

    I have the LG's in. Will post the temps later!

    blaster668, I really liked them Good pellet IMHO! :)
  7. captkirk5858

    captkirk5858 New Member

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    Jay.. your so Hot your on Fire. Keep Up the Great Work !!!
  8. Turbojoey

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    Are these the pellets that are supposedly the same as Hammer Hot Ones?

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  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    One would never know 100% But were pretty sure they are. They could change things and not tell anyone either. My local agway has named brands including Hamer Hot Ones. So I can't test them. Try a couple of bags and see if they do good for you. Post your thought on them for us if possible.
  10. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    Have you checked ron's agway in Burlington? (rte 4) I haven't been in there in years.
  11. Turbojoey

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    Ok. Maybe I will see if my Agway has them and try them. I will also go to TSC and see if they have the "Hardwood Heat" that I have read are also produced by Hammer. I am looking for another ton but want to try a different brand than the C&C Smith and Energex American my Harman dealer sells.
  12. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Are they still there? I haven't stopped in a long time either. I have one in Torrington so we go there instead. I could stop on my way home someday if they do, I 'll have to call and see what they have.
  13. briansol

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    Yeah, they are still there. I tried to find their website, but it seems to just be the generic global agway site.
  14. blaster668

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    My Agway dealer claims they are from Hamer, but these ones come in a mostly clear bag with Agway labels, I will try to get pics up.
  15. jtakeman

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    Blazers results

    Temp average 274ºF

    Ash volume 6 ounces

    Ash weight 3.04 onces

    Ash Percentage .235%

    Density 42.45 LBS.

    Fines volume 8 ounces

    Fines 3.36 ounces

    Fines Percentage .261%

    Bag Weight Bag 1 40.15 LBS
    Bag 2 40.47 LBS

    Diameter .257

    Length 1/4 to 1 1/16

    Total Burn Length: 26 hrs 58 min

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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    MWP results

    Temp average 243ºF

    Ash volume 12 ounces

    Ash weight 4.48 onces

    Ash Percentage 0.351%

    Density 40.91 LBS.

    Fines volume 9 ounces

    Fines 3.68 ounces

    Fines Percentage .288%

    Bag Weight Bag 1 40.21 LBS
    Bag 2 39.64 LBS

    Diameter .258

    Length 1/4 to 1

    Total Burn Length: 27 hrs 48 min

    Very well done MWP. Much improved and impressive! Very clean burning pellet! :)

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    PWI results

    Temp average 246ºF

    Ash volume 12 ounces

    Ash weight 3.2 onces

    Ash Percentage 0.250%

    Density 42.53 LBS.

    Fines volume 10 ounces

    Fines 4.72 ounces

    Fines Percentage .369%

    Bag Weight Bag 1 40.03 LBS
    Bag 2 40.02 LBS

    Diameter .254

    Length 1/8 to 1 1/4

    Total Burn Length: 23hrs 06min

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    Country Pine results

    Temp average 252ºF

    Ash volume 15 ounces

    Ash weight 4.83 onces

    Ash Percentage 0.375%

    Density 43.14 LBS.

    Fines volume 5 ounces

    Fines weight 1.84 ounces

    Fines Percentage 0.144%

    Bag Weight Bag 1 40.125 LBS
    Bag 2 39.86 LBS

    Diameter .257

    Length 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches

    Total Burn Length: 25hrs 15min

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  19. jtakeman

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    Quality One results

    Temp average 241ºF

    Ash volume 18 ounces

    Ash weight 6 onces

    Ash Percentage 0.485%

    Density 41.91 LBS.

    Fines volume 11 ounces

    Fines weight 5.28 ounces

    Fines Percentage 0.426%

    Bag Weight Bag 1 38.22 LBS
    Bag 2 39.18 LBS

    Diameter .260

    Length 1/4 to 1 1/4 inches

    Total Burn Length: 23 hrs 21 min

    These pellet's were donated by BT Ent. Thanks BT for the help in my testing challenge

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  20. geek

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    boy, you've been busy today, ah.

    lol....

    ..
  21. jtakeman

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    :) were trying boss. One promise was to keep it interesting. A couple of these brands should help!

    Edit: Well I guess I wasn't done yet! Wife went to the local TSC and brought home some more goodies! We found out whats under the black overbag! :) Hardwood Heat! But there $4.69/bag :-( She got 2 bags for the testing. Slave driver! hehe
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    Hardwood Heat results

    Temp average 263ºF

    Ash volume 13 ounces

    Ash weight 3.04 onces

    Ash Percentage 0.482%

    Density 43.45 LBS.

    Fines volume 6 ounces

    Fines weight 3.04 ounces

    Fines Percentage 0.238%

    Bag Weight Bag 1 40.72 LBS
    Bag 2 39.17 LBS

    Diameter .258

    Length 1/8 to 1 5/8 inches

    Total Burn Length: 19 hrs 53 min

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  23. geek

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    at least your wifey keeps an eye looking out for you.....good job for the wife, give her the thanks from the gang here.......hehe
  24. gbreda

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    Dang, Jay. I thought you weren't pulling an all out test like last year. Slow down there buddy.

    Take a deep breath and repeat after me:

    God, Grant me the serenety to accept that they are just pellets
    The ability to drive by a stove shop without stopping
    And the wisdom to go fishing

    :)

    Keep up the good work!!!!
  25. geek

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    this is actually an addictive game, i don't need pellets at all but if i go to the home store i cannot help it and always go by the pellets to see what's going on..... %-P :sick:

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