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Ever found this in your pellet bag?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Estarrio, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Estarrio

    Estarrio Member

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    The following pile was harvested from two bags of pellets. I have found the occasional chunk of wood in the past but never shavings like this. Has anyone else ever found anything similar in their pellets? Would you have concerns for your auger?

    The two black chunks appear to be some form of foam or rubber...

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Yes, But no where near as much. What is the brand of pellets you found it in?
  3. Hellfire

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    I got that in the past too.

    Probably conveyer belt pieces & somebody dropping shavings in the mix.
  4. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    nope but my last bag of pellets smelled not so fresh. LOL
  5. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    no but like jtakeman what brand is that from
  6. Dang, whatever they are, stop buying that crap. If this is what they're considering a quality product, I'd hate to see what else they're letting slip into their bags. Frigg that.
  7. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    What it is is planer or hammer mill chips. I have seen it with the Potomac's brand. Some how they didn't get screened out of the finished product. FYI!

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