(-: 2010 Pellet review its that time again! :-)

jtakeman Posted By jtakeman, Oct 11, 2010 at 9:28 PM

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  1. fidiro

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    Thanks J, I can't test everything the way you have been doing but wanted to at least provide the ash weight and volume. It would be nice to get a run time also as well as heat temp.

    I'm just curious to see how my results, of these three I did, compare to other stoves burning the same brand. I don't see PrestoLogs or Nature's Own Fuel in the list of the first post but see the newer bag of TC waiting for results and am wondering if you now have the newer TC's to test.

    Wonder if different stoves create different amounts of ash and can't wait to see your results for TC to compare to my results, if you do have TC ready to test.
     
  2. jtakeman

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    I think we will find ash to be pretty similar unless the stoves burn is out of wack.

    I traded off the TC's for some home grown pellets. If I do a test on TC's? I'll try to get the newest batch in the clear bag Jim H. was talking about.
     
  3. fidiro

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    Didn't know TC went with another bag, again. Hope my next brand to test is Greene Teams as it is probably the only other brand I can get locally without having to travel. Hopefully Tree Cycle is doing even better batches and that is the reason to go with different bags once again.
     
  4. iceman

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    My local lowes just got North American wood pellets?
    Anyone heard of them?
     
  5. jtakeman

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    I'm going to buy 1 ton of Maine Woods pellets,1 ton of Cubex and 1.3 tons of the Okies in April. I have the price guarantee for them all until June.
     
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    Tried a few bags of TSC rebagged Maine Wood Pellets, just terrible, poor burn, lots of ash, alot of fines in hopper. Scooped them out. Back to American Wood fiber & Allegheny.
     
  8. jtakeman

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    Some questions for y'all!

    Which do you like better, The reviews I have done here or the reviews I have done on the other site?

    I might move some of them over there(deleting them here). I think its easier to find what your looking for over there.

    If there are any pellets you want me to look at before the end of season hits? Is there anything we could do to improve things?

    I am thinking a request thread of some sorts, might be handy?
     
  9. Jim H.

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    What other site?

    Jim
     
  10. iceman

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    You need to have your own thread HERE
    With all the reviews .... I really appreciate the work you do!
    Over there the reviews don't seem as detailed as over here (unless I am missing something)
    You should have a thread that's a sticky here and just keep the name with the year and we can comment in another thread?
     
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  12. IHATEPROPANE

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    I think Iceman has the right idea. If you could upload all your
    Data here so people have easy access to it that would
    Be great. People could than discuss the findings and add their own
    Opinions in another thread. I think it would make
    It easier for people to navigate the site.
    As for the other site I find it has limited information
    And is more suited to people that want a quick answer.
    Which suits a purpose. This site definitely is better for those that
    Want to generate discussion about a particulate subject.
     
  13. iceman

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    X2
    That's what I was trying to say
     
  14. Delta-T

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    i think in the very near future we should all start looking for the "j-takeman approved" label on the bags of pellets.
     
  15. will711

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    The other site is listed in the 1st sticky for this forum woodpelletreviews.com
     
  16. jtakeman

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    Its harder to do reviews here. I can only post 10 times in a thread before I can't post anything else until some other members posts something. They get barried fast with all the other site activity. If I post a thread for each brand it might get messy. And I am not sure web wants the reviews here or would he give me a spot for them either.

    Its easier for me over there and I have my own little spot. You can post comments(if you want to) right on the bottom of each review. Just need to use an email and then the special code. Only thing I haven't figured out is how to post a chart with all of the brands.

    Maybe I should pole the crowd and follow the majority?
     
  17. iceman

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    Maybe we should ask for special permission from the web?
    I would really hate to see you go.. I am sure we can get around the 10 post thingy
     
  18. jtakeman

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    I will still be here, Its just the reviews were talking. I will always be adding my 2 bits here and there(Unless I get bounced).
     
  19. IHATEPROPANE

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    Maybe if you could get the chart up here that would be good.
    Than people could go to the other site for a full Takeman review
    Or start a new thread here.

    Did you ever get a chance to burn the Geneva Super Premium?
    Pelletsdirect has em at about $240 a ton. I am set for next winter
    But will probably grab 10 bags come next fall so long as they don't
    Get two thumbs down.
     
  20. jtakeman

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    Still waiting for the local house to get there's in. Sure hope they get here in time!
     
  21. superchips

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    Thanks Jay for doing such a good un biased job. That's a lot of work and is a great tool for us novices.
    My request for others posting reviews here: If possible please post a pic of the bag that you are reviewing. Some pellets have simular names on the bags.
    Thank you
     
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