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  1. turbosporsche

    turbosporsche Member

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    So I picked up a ton of bear foots was I ran out of my regular pellets. Have to say not impressed at all. Since the pellets are much smaller in length my burn pot seems to have many unburned pellets. I run my englander on 3 and the pot is overflowing. My old pellets didn't have a problem. I could run my pdvc on 9 and not have an issue. Just hate to keep adjusting the feed plate in the hopper for every ton I use. Plus I noticed the heat output was low and caked the inside a lot sooner.

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  2. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Barefoots are one of the well regarded brands made...??

    Have you adjusted your LBA or LFF for the pellets you were previously burning?

    Low heat output out of those pellets, just seems obscure.
  3. Jack Morrissey

    Jack Morrissey Feeling the Heat

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    I've found Barefoots to be longer than the average pellet I've used over the years. And the heat output one of the best.
  4. fmsm

    fmsm Minister of Fire

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    I found Barefoots to be too long. I hated the crunching sound they made in my P35i. They did burn pretty hot however....
  5. john193

    john193 Minister of Fire

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    Did you mean "barefoot" rather than "bearfoot". Barefoot is one of the top brand of pellets and I've personally had great heat out of them. Is bearfoot a brand of pellet?
  6. turbosporsche

    turbosporsche Member

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    sorry dam auto correct I meant Barefoot. Was on the wife's iPad. my lower settings are 641 everything else is good. Did a full clean before swapping over and did the vacuum clean. Maybe got a bad batch.
  7. john193

    john193 Minister of Fire

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    ^no worries. I couldn't quite rule out perhaps it was another brand due to the pellets reputation, both personally and reading here. Perhaps a member with an englander will chime in. I had great success with them this year that I'm seriously considering pulling the trigger on 3 tons.
  8. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Never had any issues with BF pellets.....some of the best out there. Hate to say this, but sounds like a dirty stove.

    If we weren't so far apart, I'd come take them off your hands ASAP.
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  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Not to far from me, I'll be over this weekend to remove them. :p
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  10. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Oink!
  11. iceguy4

    iceguy4 Minister of Fire

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  12. richkorn

    richkorn Minister of Fire

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    Awesome pellets.
  13. Pellet-King

    Pellet-King Minister of Fire

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    Appears to me 2012-13 has produced some lousy pellets from some know good brands...
    Somerset's not as good as 2010
    Hamer's alot more fines
    Okies alot of complaints past few years, clear bag was the best
    What the hell is going on around here??
  14. PASIEMT

    PASIEMT New Member

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    Could someone clarify this? Whats a LBA or LFF?

    One of the biggest things that I have learned about my stove in specific is that it is VERY different from other makes and models.... I think I only can adjust the feed rate for my stove when its on the pilot setting of 1
  15. thedude110

    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    This, and how quickly they dirty my viewing window, are my only complaints with Barefoots. Good heat, low ash -- my favorite hardwood pellet.
  16. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    The LFF (low fuel feed) and LBA (low burn air) are adjustments on Englander stoves.......
  17. PASIEMT

    PASIEMT New Member

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    Thank you!:)
  18. wnypelletburner

    wnypelletburner New Member

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    Not impressed either. At $267/ton, I expected less ash and more heat. I keep trying different brands but have yet to find anything that beats the Somersets I got from Lowe's for $209/ton. Kicking myself for not stocking up when they were available.

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