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Another pellet question

Post in '2013-14 Pellet FUEL reviews-opinions-questions' started by Mach23, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Mach23

    Mach23 Member

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    How are Cubex really? I have seen decent reviews about them but want to hear it for you if you have burned them. I am in upstate NY and a selection of any brand is hard to come by it seems. I am going to buy 4 tons tuesday if i hear they are a good pellet. Price is 219 per ton...

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  2. earl764

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    $219 a ton for Cubex is excellent. I paid $270/ton. Cubex burns fairly clean. I have no complaints w/ them.
  3. Bob Sorjanen

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  5. New Hampshire Jim

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    Last year I was running low on pellets and I saw an ad for Cubex at my local hardware store. I decided to get 20 bags of them as they are said to be the BEST of the BEST. At $7:00 a bag they better be good. BOY was I wrong By far the worst pellet I ever burned In my 4 years of burning. They would make a huge ash (Like a dog turd) in the burn pot on my Harman Advance and block the air holes in no time making for a dirty carbon black soot all over the inside of the stove that I had to clean every 4 hours of burn time. I e-mailed the company and got NO response.Never again will I burn CUBEX. THE WORST OF THE WORST
    Jim
  6. imacman

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    Cubex has been one of THE best hardwood pellets for many years, although I heard they had an "off" year last year. Still, I'd buy them at that price in a heartbeat....as many as i could afford.
  7. rayttt

    rayttt Feeling the Heat

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    Different stoves burn different pellets differently.
    Only way to know is to get a few bags and try them..then get the tons if they burn good for you.
  8. Enigma869

    Enigma869 Feeling the Heat

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    Just my two cents, but when I started reading here several years ago, I got VERY caught up in all the variety of wood pellets. To the point, that my head was going to explode about which ones were "the best of the best". I bought every brand under the sun, and came to the conclusion that there is ZERO difference between the brands, in my opinion. Now, let me say that I have only ever owned a Harman stove, so perhaps that makes a difference. That said, the Green Supremes at Lowes for $209.00 a ton kept my house every bit as warm, burned every bit as clean, etc. etc. as pellets costing almost twice the price.
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  9. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    I burned well over two tons of stove chow last yr, which I believe to be from one of the two Cubex plants, and was extremely pleased, one of the best ive burned.
  10. Augmister

    Augmister Minister of Fire

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    When you get bored with the ping pong game between Congress & the WH, just kick back and read the posts on this site. Priceless! ;)
  11. Mach23

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    Please explain?
  12. Mach23

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    Anyway thanks for all the replies. I know the best way to go about it is to buy and try a few bags before making a large purchase. As i mentioned before, my pellet variety up here is very slim. With the price going up at the end of the week at this place i bought 4 ton today of the Cubex. Im sure they will do just fine for me and it was an excellent price.
    The only thing i am wondering now is the bags say Cubex Extra with a green leaf on them, while i have seen them before with no "extra" or green leaf. Anyone know why?
  13. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    post the bar code and one of our very own may tell you more .......
  14. Augmister

    Augmister Minister of Fire

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    Opinions around here are like noses....everybody has one. An open ended question has the half life of plutonium. ==c
  15. briansol

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    extras with the leaf are the new bags IRRC.
    I burned them a few years back. very good. would buy again.
    I heard last year wasn't so great....
    if you do get them, try for the new bags
  16. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    Cubex = Comfort....heard pretty good things about them
  17. imacman

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    Wow, we agree. You've finally been listening and learning, grasshopper.
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  18. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    I'm SO glad to see that you actually concur with me.........just call me Sensei, if you prefer to use the ole Kung Fu series terminology, its more fitting....unless, of course, you are referring to yourself as "Grasshopper".......==c
  19. imacman

    imacman Guest

    No, YOU are the student. And let me correct your level.........you haven't made it past weed hopper.
  20. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    no....its YOU! larva?
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  22. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    Cubies are great !
  23. minnow

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    Haven't burned them in a few years but I found them to have a lot of ash and needed to clean the stove more frequently then others I have used. I have an Harmon insert.
  24. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    I tried a few bags of cubies last year, lots of heat and ash was average
  25. Evan_J

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    I haven't burned any this year, but they do seem to vary quite a bit from year to year. Three years ago I burned about 6 bags and they were great! Very little ash and good heat. Last year I picked up 3 or 4 bags and they produced a bunch more ash. Ended up buying Vermont pellets instead of more Cubex.

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