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bought my first pallet of pellets

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kenstogie, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    well just 2 days ago i bought my first pallet of pellets, the big box home depot specials, they aren't the best but they work AND were only $ 180 (military discount) . So i have heat aside from the #$÷@! oil heat for the next month or two.

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  2. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Congrats! You need more btw ;)
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  3. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    As many here say..."pics or it did'nt happen"
    What did you get?
  4. John Wallington

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    most of the big box stores in my area are selling a product called 'stove chow'. those burn, in my furnace, pretty well actually.
  5. tsmith

    tsmith Minister of Fire

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    I like the Stove Chow too, they are a decent pellet
  6. kykel

    kykel Feeling the Heat

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    Having good results with the chows also.
  7. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I haven't seen the Chow around here lately. Decent for hte money.

    What did the OP get??
  8. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    You know, I didn't see any chow around here either. Although I didn't look as hard this year as I did last year because I got my supply for this winter before the ground thawed from last winter...:cool:
  9. John Wallington

    John Wallington New Member

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    Is there any issue with using last years pellets? I store them in my garage and the bags are all sealed but since having this issue with my auger I have been worried that using 'old' pellets would be bad....I assume the term old applies to bags that have been opened and potentially absorbing moisture from the air, thereby, making the pellets 'softer' and more likely to crumble... I dont have that issue with the bags left over from last year, although they did come from TSC and they are kinda dusty...
  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I have stashed pellets for 3 years plus in my damp basement without issues. As long as they didn't get direct contact with water there shouldn't be an issue. They usually show signs of clumping/bloating when water has effected them.

    When I store unopened pellets(scooping out of the hopper) I store them in covered 5 gallon pails. No issues even when I forgot to snap the cover on tightly.
  11. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    I still have some SC left. None around here this year though. I really like the stuff for the shoulder seasons.
  12. briansol

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    I have yet to see them in person.... it's like a mythical bag of pellets that everyone but me has seen!
  13. jgrz0610

    jgrz0610 Burning Hunk

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    Home depot in Glastonbury has them. Just picked some up this past weekend. They had 8 ton left fwiw.
  14. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    Yup there they are.. :p Took me 2 trips in the Gf's Pilot.
  15. WoodPorn

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    Have fun!
  16. ltlhawk

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    I have 3 tons being delivered tomorrrow and knowing HD they will not get them in the garage for me so I will be moving 150 bags from the driveway to the garage and of course it is going to be below 30 tomorrow..lol.. fun fun fun...
  17. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    I can already see that I will be needing more.
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  18. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    at a bag a day, you'll use about 2.5 tons a season... 3 if its colder... 4 if you like it hot/have lame insulation. Average house used in this example.
  19. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    I would assume by your screen name and the avatar you are a afficionado (or some part there of) of fine cigars??
    If so...Think of the North American Pellet as the Garcia Vega of the cigar world. Yeah it will get the job done but...
    On your next purchase, find yourself an Alec Bradley, or a Hoyo de Monterrey.
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  20. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    I may have had a cigar or 2 in my day. lol good analogy.
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    The Ds Feeling the Heat

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    Same here Briansol ! Makes me think of dog food ! But have seen good reviews here....Would love to try a couple of bags !
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  22. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    yea the home depots i have been to up here just have the n american stuff.
  23. DexterDay

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    You def need more ...... But that will keep the "Man" at Bay for awhile :)

    Pellets are FAR cheaper than oil. And your pellet stacking skills will improve 10 times over by next year (just trust me) ;em

    Still another stack that isnt in a pic...... Keep buying them when there cheap. Better than money in the bank.



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  24. jrsdws

    jrsdws Feeling the Heat

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    LOL I don't know what's stacked more neatly....your pellets or your firewood. You're a sick, sick man.
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  25. WoodPorn

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    Can you say O C D?

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