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  1. Donn Fletcher

    Donn Fletcher New Member

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    I have a Harman XXV I'm off to buy a ton of pellets this morning. I know it burns Barefoots well but I'm tempted to try Cubex. Anyone with the same stove try cubex yet. Wondering how they burn compared to barefoot.

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  2. Branson4720

    Branson4720 Burning Hunk

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    As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong with Cubex!:) I have an Accentra, and they burn hot and clean in it .I have burned many tons of Barefoot through my stove as well......in my experience, the Cubies burn hotter and cleaner. Where in N.H. are you planning to make the purchase?
  3. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    What's the price difference between the 2?
  4. Donn Fletcher

    Donn Fletcher New Member

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    I'm in Keene NH. The Hamshaw Lumber has both brands for $289.00 a ton
  5. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    How about .5 of each?
    Don't think you could go wrong either way...
  6. Branson4720

    Branson4720 Burning Hunk

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    That is actually not a ridiculous price for either brand. If they sell by the bag, try a few bags of Cubex and compare for yourself.
  7. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Where locally to you can you get Cubex or Barefoot for considerably less than this in January?
  8. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Absolutely my bad....Reading is like a lot like a lot of things...I can do it fast, but maybe not very well ;)
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  9. Branson4720

    Branson4720 Burning Hunk

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    That's a decent price year round for those two top-shelf fuels! Both of those pellets are well over 300/ton right now at my local dealers.
  10. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    I agree completely....just mis-read the post.
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  11. movemaine

    movemaine Feeling the Heat

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    I've got the Accentra, and my very first 2 tons were Cubex. Then I tried LaCrete's & Okies. What a difference. The Cubex were ok, but certainly no where near the heat of a good softwood.
  12. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    My P61 doesn't like them.
  13. Branson4720

    Branson4720 Burning Hunk

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    Please explain "doesn't like"o_O
  14. New Hampshire Jim

    New Hampshire Jim Member

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    I have the Harman Advance and have burned Okies, Vermonts and this year I started to buy the Cubex. I find very little difference In all 3 brands. The Cubes seam to burn slightly cleaner and leave a more fluffy ash. But they are $7.00 a bag and 300.00 a ton In the plaistow area of N.H. The Okies and Vermonts I bought last year were $289.00 a ton.I do like all 3 and would buy again
  15. Donn Fletcher

    Donn Fletcher New Member

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    Price for the Cubex was only $259.00 a ton not to mention Hamshaw Lumber only charges $16.00 for delivery. I have found my new pellet place! However my 1st bag of Cubex is a little disappointing. I use a ryobi heat sensor gun & pointing it at the vent that blows the hot air the Barefoots get a higher reading.
  16. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    I burned 5 bags last year and they were the worst pellets I burned all year. Lot of ash and not much heat.
  17. pelletizer

    pelletizer Minister of Fire

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    My first time with Cubex and very very hot pellets.
  18. Harmanizer

    Harmanizer Burning Hunk

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    My p68 doesn't like them either.lots of ash and heat is average.I would not buy them again.
  19. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    It's nice to know I'm not alone.:)
  20. Hdhogger

    Hdhogger Burning Hunk

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    Donn, Is Hamshaw Lumber in Brookline,NH?
  21. pelletizer

    pelletizer Minister of Fire

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    I heard there were some issues with some of last years Cubex pellets but pellets change season to season.
    Mine are fine but next year who knows.
    I have heard others saying certain brands were great and oly to try them and they were terrible and heard others were bad and tried them and they were fine.
    Enjoy the cold weather and warm pellet heat.
  22. Donn Fletcher

    Donn Fletcher New Member

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    No the Hamshaw I go to is right here in Keene. They deliver for the $16.00 up to a 100 mile radius. At least that's what I think he told me.
  23. PoolGuyinCT

    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    They had a material sourcing issue, and had to buy on open market. At least that's what he said, when I complained about the fines.
  24. DOLLARBILL

    DOLLARBILL Member

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    My XXV loves Cubex and I think they burn better than the MWP softies ! I also like the LaCretes hell anything is good if it works for you !
  25. Hdhogger

    Hdhogger Burning Hunk

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    16 WOW!, If it's 100 miles that's a great deal. I'm going to check it out. Thanks

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