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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by slvrblkk, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    I'm only posting this here because everyone is really high on Somersets but the Lowes on MacArthur Rd. has Somersets, Greene Team, Prestos and Timber Heat for $4.18 a bag or $199 a ton contractor price. I bought 15 bags of Somersets and will probably be going back for more. They had many tons of each.

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Yep! Boycotting Lowes. Seems we might also want to consider boycotting HD as they aren't excepting the military discount(imacman reminded me). Except my TSC only has a couple of yuk brands! I have to see what Agway and my local pellet dealers have.

    Under $200/ton pellets are just TOO tempting! So are these Pres-to-logs this season. Burned the last bag of them, Now I'm back to the GS's and they suck IMHO! Trying hard not to burn the good stuff(Hamers-Cubex) just yet! I'm not lucky enough to find Sets at my local Lowes or I'd sneak in to get some.
  3. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    Yes, they are all the same price....I should say that I didn't see any different pricing on the other pellets....

    FYI...I think I passed OMV and he had his trailer with him...lol
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  4. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    Jay....the Prestos look to be new stock...I was there last week but didn't buy pellets. I actually went back this morning to oink up my stash a bit with the Prestos but to my surprise they had the Somersets...how can one pass those up? lololol
  5. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Informing OCD(omv to others) of pellet deal's is very dangerous! Your next trip to the store, You may find sold out signs and empty area's where the pellet stacks were! ;sick
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  6. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I couldn't pass sets if I saw them either! So I'd just buy both! ;em Might want to make another trip(when the wifey isn't looking) and grab a couple bags of the Pres-to-logs. I'm impressed with what I see this year! Dang hot as OMV sniffing a pellet trail!
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  7. subsailor

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    HD DOES have a military discount. They just changed the procedure. You have to register at the service desk and show them your credentials. Then they send you coupons via e-mail. Most are for 10%, but I have received a couple 5% and 1 15%. They also sent me a $20 gift card. From what I've seen everytime I use one they send another. So I think I'm ahead of the game this way over the straight 10%.
  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Whew! Presto's here we come!
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    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    When I signed up, they gave me 10% off on the spot.
  10. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    i fully agree...gonna grab 2 ton tomorrow if HD still has some

    i picked up 2 bags the other day and couldnt beleive the differance in heat compared to the GT's i have burning
  11. LMPS

    LMPS Feeling the Heat

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    I take the Somersets do not come as far north as Maine?
  12. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Uh oh, Looks like I better hurry! :p
  13. DexterDay

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    Been a long time believer in the Presto's. . They are a great pellet at great prices..

    All of those brands for $199/ton is awesome. All of my Lowes are around $5.97 a bag. For Green Supremes!!! Ridiculous
  14. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    ya better...eing how i can see the store from window !!! :cool:
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I'm not gonna win am I? ;em Save me something! :(
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    Hey thanks for the info I'll have to check my local Lowe's.
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    whlago Feeling the Heat

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    J~ Your TSC is my TSC...what are the junk pellets they are selling now? Save me some presto's please...going to take a trip today for 15 bags.
  18. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Green Supreme's and Northeast where what they had last week. Pres-to-logs are producing less ash and a lot more heat for about the same price. Geez, there coming out of the wood work! I'd better hurry! Road trip!
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    Jay,.. yer making me go out and get some presto's,... i turned them up last week when I saw them at the store, (remembering your review),.. but now I gotta try em,
  20. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I bet you'll like them. Please share what you think when you do try some.

    Anyone burning blue labeled ligs this season? I bet they are also better these days. Ligs seems to have made some changes or found the issue with the fiber they were getting. I also don't notice the funny pungent smell they used to have.

    I gotta stop reading and typing! These NWCT folks are gonna scarf up all the goods on me! ;em
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  21. slvrblkk

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    Jay...you're killing me!!!! was going to go back for Somersets but now I think I'm gonna grab some Prestos!!!!! Decisions decisions....lol
  22. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    :p No set's near me! But you might wanna try some! Chicken? ::-)

    Set's are much cleaner- Heat I'll give to the PTL's. I'd honestly choose the set's, But they aren't an option for me. So! >>
  23. DexterDay

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    The heat difference in my Presto's, compared to Somersets is minimal (on my stove with my thermocouple, in my house/my conditions) there is about a 5°-10° temp difference. The ash is slightly heavier and darker, but ash dont worry me. Heat does. They are also a larger diameter pellet, dark color (thinking because its a blend), and majority of them are small pellets.

    When you compare this to an alternative pellet (no names) it can be as much as 35°-40°…

    Again. This is my stove, your results may vary.

    If they ever make it out here again, I will be buying more. Somersets do burn cleaner. No doubt. But you wont go cold on the Presto's :)
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  24. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    If they are better this year, than in years past, they may very well be Hotter than the Sets?

    Now i am on the hunt for some Fresh Ones ;)
  25. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    To late, I already did! Gets me in trouble sometimes! ;em

    Nah, We need some too! Leave something for the others! ::-)
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