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Posted By PutnamJct,
Aug 3, 2006 at 3:37 PM
Harry, do you know what the retail pricing is for the PB105 and PF 100?
We are $2899 on the PF100 (pellet furnace), currently 2 in stock. This has been a good unit for us. Two or 3 main difficulties early on, two in the wiring, one in the hopper gate, both have been subsequently fixed, and otherwise, its been a super unit. The PB105, Ill have to get back to you on. Dont have any of these yet, and wasnt sure if they actually made a major production run yet. Here's the specifics:
Our local stove shop in seacoast NH ranges from $245/ton for local pellets to $265 for 'premium' BC pellets.
We just ordered a ton last night for delivery with our new stove.
Its seems for the most part, pellet prices are in line nation wide.. We just started a 2 ton limit. What kind of pellet stove did you order?
And welcome to the forum adam.
We ordered a Harman XXV, something we've been lusting after (does lust apply to pellet stoves??) since first seeing it in the spring.
Our dealer's truck has room for a ton of pellets with the stove, so we avoid the $45/load delivery fee for the first ton.
Thanks, it's good to be here. My wife and I are looking forward to fewer visits from the propane fairy this winter...
The pellet prices sure are more on the east side of the country. I just bought 2 tons of premium pellets for 139.90 a ton. The prices range in my area, sw washington, from $139.90 to $210 a ton. If I buy by the bag the price range is $2.99-$5.
What brand were the 139/ton? Thats a great price, and definatly not the norm!
the prices are as follows
$139.90 - Brunmaster made by Seattle Box Co. http://www.seattlebox.com/ in Seattle bought from Ace Hardware or direct
$169 - Cleanburn made in Tacoma
$175 - Bear Mountain made is Cascade Locks, OR
$178 - Blazer Hot Shots
$180-$195 Golden Fire made in Cascade Locks, OR
$210 - Lignetics made is Sandpoint, ID i think.
That pretty much sums up the prices in my area. I went with the Burnmaster, although I do not have much experience with them yet, mostly because of the price.
dear lord, moral, those prices are below my COST, NOT including delivery, here in New England!, and I buy ALOT of pellets!
Sounds like somebody is making "bank" on pellets . If not the dealers then ..................
I can just hear the radio commodities reports next year:
"Today soybeans were down three points, pork bellies down one and one half points and wood pellets were up twelve."
Hmmm... Speaking of soybeans, there is a lot of oil in those little corn shaped dudes.
This is probably due to the fact that almost no matter were you are in the NW you are with in 100miles or less to a pellet mill. All pellets in the NW are made from waste sawdust from local saw mills and are usually Doug fir
I just got a ton of Lignetics here in NW Oregon for 250$, I could have gone with
a cheaper brand(don't know how much) but I like the way the Lignetics burns.
When I went to the feed store to get it, they told me that there is a shortage
of pellets this year. They said that there is a limit to how much they can get.
I assume that the price will go up in another month.
pellets are expensive here in the Northeast, but even at $239-$259/TON, we are selling alot of them. For what its worth, people, in New England, I strongly suggest you fill your winter pellets needs NOW. Im predicting, once again, a supply problem in mid-late September. Due to allocation by the mills, most dealers cannot get the pellets they want/need. When that happens there are generally shortages, and with shortages, like last year, there are price increases. If you are reading this, you have more than a passing interest in pellets....heard it here first (well, maybe).
I was wondering about the shortage of pellets, cause it didn't sound
in any of the previous posts like anyone else was thinking that there
would be a shortage of them. I'm thinking that maybe sometime this winter
even though I have enough pellets to more than last, I'll try another
brand of cheaper pellets and see how they do. I've only had my stove since
Feb of this year so have only tried Lignetics.
My dealer is quoting $240 per ton for hardwood pellets - Lowes $280 or so per ton. Hope I haven't made a mistake - I was considering propane but declined due to the cost among other reasons. I suppose the cost of gasoline and transportation along with gouging isn't helping.
supply and demand
they got the supply and demand your life savings.
My guess is that the price and supply of Pellets will very much depend on BOTH the weather and the price of other fuels. Most folks cannot store much more than a ton, and they won't burn them too fast if it is warm out....or, if natural gas stays low and oil drops.
Of course, these are fools bets! But I suppose that most folks who spend over 3500 for an installed pellet stove are not 100% relying on saving big bucks with the heat, either. In other words, much of the burning is optional.
My Pellet Corn stove is on the way....going in the new shop! (I'm a lucky guy, this shop is going to be really nice!) The maker (Magnum Countryside) claims it can burn corn, wheat, oats, barley, cherry pits and even rice! But I suppose price of fuel will keep me in corn and pellets for starters. I saw some big silos on a local farm today....will have to check out the local corn situation.
Hmmm.... I wonder how soybeans burn?
"Hmmm.... I wonder how soybeans burn?"
Really well. I screwed up and set off a grease fire consisting of 100% soybean cooking oil in July. The stuff burns hot enough to destroy a kitchen range and a range hood I guarantee you.
The irony is that I set it off while I was down in the office in the basement talking to the vendor ordering one of my chimney liners to keep from burning down my house with the wood stove.
Saved two hundred on the liner. The kitchen stove and range hood cost me $1,400.
I just love those little mistakes that end up costing BIG.
Puts everything in proper perspective!
The majority of our customers buy between 3 and 4 tons at a time, usually once a year. These are folks who primarily heat their home with pellets....I do, and I use 5 tons, for about 2000 square feet of area. We do have a few recreational burners as well, they buy 1-2 tons/year. Unfortunately, if oil or NG drops, most of my customers already have their fuel. Fortunately, if oil or NG goes up, they are betetr off. Heating oil in our area is selling for this winters futures for roughly $2.699/gal.....kinda the same deal...if you buy the futures, you are locked in on that price irregardless of what oil and NG does....kinda like buying all of your pellets in the fall.
Magnum Countryside? I'll be very curious to see how the stove serves you, Craig. I hope you like it.
Definitley a "hedge" game at this point. I'm sitting on about 4.5 tons that should get me through the whole season for about $1100. Based on my history of oil use over 5 years, if the prices stay at $2.69 gallon, I would use close to $2500 worth of oil. If oil drops to $.99 a gallon, maybe I lose out. Think oil will drop $1.70 a gallon this winter? NG is not an available where I live. As soon as a mouse farts in the middle east or we get 1 hurricane, $2.69 a gallon will probably look cheap.
I picked up 4 tons of pellets on Sat 8/26 at local Tractor supply for $211.00 a ton. This was the best price I could find. ( East Central Ohio )
Prices here in south central PA range anywhere from $215 at a local stove shop to $265 at lowes. Got mine for this winter back in april, paid $185/ton. Got them all in my garage waiting to be burned. Not much room left for the snowblower and the kids toys though.