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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Whitfield30, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Whitfield30

    Whitfield30 New Member

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    Hello all, I am in a bind this season. I have only used C&C;Smith pellets for my Whitfield Profile 30 since I first purchased it 8 years ago. Unfortunately, my shed leaked over the summer and 2 1/2 tons turned into sawdust. My local dealer isn't getting more c&c;until February. Help, I need some recommendations from those of you who use the Whitfield stove. This machine works great, but is very selective of it's pellets. I have tried 5 bags of the following:

    NEWP Green Supreme: Pros:Lots of heat, easy to come by. Cons:Fluffy ash, heavy sooting on the glass.
    NEWP Red letters" Same as NEWP Green but a little less heat
    Pennington: Clinkers and low heat

    Marketing and manufacturers, ltd. made in Swansea, MA [BTW don't buy from the guy in Peabody. I think he repacked my ten and took a pound or two from each bag, live and learn.] I haven't tried yet.

    My next two to try are LG granules or Lignetics. Suggests please!

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  2. Doocrew

    Doocrew Feeling the Heat

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    I am new at this myself, but my dealer highly suggested LG granules and I stocked up with 3 tons. I have burned through about 10 bags and have had no problems at all. They produce good heat, very little ash and no clinkers.
  3. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I think you'll like the Lignetics. I burned about 20 bags of the hardwood for the first time in my stove, and then switched to the NEWP Red letter hardwood, and I see a LOT more ash w/ the NEWP, and it's "clumpier"...sits in the firepot, where the Lignetics blew right out and the firepot stayed nice & clean.
  4. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Try a couple bags of each before purchasing large quantities.
    Too many pissed off people lately who didn't try a brand
    first and are stuck with a ton or more of shitty pellets.
    Your stove will thank you!
  5. countk

    countk Feeling the Heat

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    Newbie here, in fact this is my first post! Purchased an Enviro Empress in April and have 3 tons of NEWP, red lettering. Was fairly happy with this pellet until I just purchased 10 bags of Lignetics. What a difference in heat output, Lignetics much hotter than the NEWP I have. Wished I had purchased 3 tons of Lignetics than the NEWP.

    Oh well, live and learn. still okay with my NEWP, but will purchase Lignetics for next season.
  6. Whitfield30

    Whitfield30 New Member

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    Thanks to all whom replied. I completely agree with Zeta. If you're unfamiliar with a particular brand try a few bags. In my case, I try 5. I stopped into my local feed and grain store and picked up a few lignetics and lg granules. At 7.49 for lignetics and 7.00 for the lg's it's worth the extra effort of trying a few before getting disappointed with 2 tons. I'll keep you all informed with my findings.
  7. Whitfield30

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    The LG Granules are hottest pellets I've tested. Consistant pellet size, I've set my vent to low, auger to low, adjusted the dampener to near closed and the room (20x15) thermostat still reads 83 degrees. My wife thinks they smell better than other brands I've tried, but to me they smell like plywood. Low ash, and a near perfectly clean window. The LG Granules are the clear winner. Now if only I can find someone in Massachusetts who will sell them for less than 350/ton.

    Go with LG!
  8. countk

    countk Feeling the Heat

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    I purchased my Lignetics a couple weeks ago at a Tractor Supply in Scarborough, ME. I'm in sales and was traveling back to Cape Ann and was able to load 10 bags in my car, @ $5.99 a bag. They give a minimal discount on a ton, I think around $291.

    I believe there are probably some locations in Western MA,
  9. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I agree....I will be on the lookout for Lignetics ONLY (if possible). Of the 4 different brands I've tried so far, the Lignetics are FAR & AWAY the best pellets. Great heat, very low ash, no clinkers, very little fines. They will be my goto pellet next year if I can find them around here. Got 2 tons this year from TSC, and a True Value hardware.

    If I only knew then, what I know now....I could have had as many tons of the Lignetics from the True Value as I wanted, at $239/ton.
    :shut:
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