Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by MainePellethead, Jan 10, 2008.
connecticut home depots 211 a ton or 4.70 a bag
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Not sure if I got a bad batch but I am not thrilled with the heat output so far. Nothing like the Somersets, but for $90 cheaper per ton I can live with it. Too soon to rate ash content and clinkers
Hey great to here from Englander Stove Works on this one. I have an Englander pellet stove and love it. I have tried Corinth Maine softwood pellets in my stove and had triple the ash and about half the heat. I was trying to support our local economy. Back to the canadian pellets form me. By far the best pellets I have used are Cubex prem. hardwood pellets with a half % ash compared to others. Although for the price and ther color of the ash , I love the fireside pellets, thet throw excellent heat and ash is half as much as Corinth Maine pellets.
PS: Englander has superior customer service and a massive tech. website.
Gardiner, Maine :smirk:
3.23 a bag in Maryland!
Been about 4 days I have been burning them. Heat is good but not great. Average ash, no real clinkers. For $180 a ton I am pleased.
They burn different;y in different stoves. Other than Barefoots, I have found that in my Empress Insert, they burn the hottest. BUT, I gave a bag to my father to try (not sure what kind of insert he has), and they didn't burn as hot in his stove.
I think my empress likes smaller pellets, which Firesides are. I've been able to dial in the air, and they have been burning great. I clean it out about every 3 days or so.
180a ton wow those prices dont exist in connecticut
I found Naragansett pellets for 220 a ton locally. There simply isnt anything
cheaper in Conn on the retail side of the business
:coolgrin: I was able to pick up 20 bags at 3.23 a bag at Home Depot but they are now sold out, had to make room for all the springtime stuff! Problem is there is over a month of cold weather ahead and they won't stock anymore!
Strange. Some bags are burning as much as 20 degrees hotter than others from the same ton.
I agree with the above post. I have a digital thermometer set up 3 feet in front of my stove. The first batch I tried made that thermometer a steady 86 degrees. The second batch, bought at a different HD, has very small pellets and can only make 78-80 degrees on the same settings. Frustrating.
Where are you buying these pellets in southern maine? I haven't seen them. I've burned four brands so far & the best have been Pennington. I was not happy with energex & the cut of the pellets seems smaller than enviro reccomends.
I just found the fireside ultras at my local HD for $3.12/bag, thats $156/ton. I bought the last 19 bags they had on the floor. Don't know if they have anymore, but if they do, I'm gonna snap them up fast. They also had Greenway, and Penningtons for the same price.
The Home Depot in Biddeford had a big supply all through the season until now I was just in there today as a matter of fact....and they had none. I was there 2 weeks ago and they had some lol. As for the other Home Depot's...not sure. they may have some into Portland. I will definitely buy my heating season of these brand.....love them alot.
I think that the shortness may make them burn cleaner as well. At least that is what it seems like for me. I just picked up 19 bags, and they are burning great in my Englander 25 pdv. All the other brands I have tried this year have left unburnt pellets and major clinkers in my burnpot, and these seem to be burning much cleaner. Seem pretty hot as well, but I wonder if that is due to the smaller size as well.
Got 10 bags today. you shoulda seen the old neon looked like a low rider. I love the heat they give. When I bought the stove last month I got a ton of Natures Own pellets. They are ok but the fire sides burn warmer. I noticed they are both from Premire Pellet Company. Does anyone know the difference as they are made by the same company.The firesides burn hotter.
They are "distributed" by the same company...but I believe they are from very different mills.
Does anyone know if these are a hardwood or softwood? The bag does not indicate which!
I have a Harman XXV. I've burned about a ton of New England pellets and they seem good. I've been trying the Fireside Ultras and Natures Own, 'cause they both $211 at HD and Lowes. I know there basically the same pellets (if not identical). These pellets seem to burn great for about 12 hours or so until the ash builds up in the pot. Then the ash seems to block the air holes which cause the flame turn greenish and flow toward the glass. After I scape the pot it's fine. When I burn New England pellets the air seems to flow nicely right through the ash and I wouldn't have to scrape the pot for days if I didn't want to. It's like the ash from the Ultras and Natures Own is more dense or something. Has anyone else experienced this.
Your fortunate to have the Ultras being the same as Natures Own. Because here in southern maine they are like night and day. I love the firesides...I get alot of heat. I have tried the NEWP too and they are a good pellet. Natures own was ALOT of sawdust/fines...approx. 2-3 cups throughout the whole bag. I'll try a couple more here and there for next season but I really hope I get a deal on the Firesides again....I get very dense ash off them. I clean my burn pot daily so I never give it a chance to block the airholes in my burn pot.
These ultras give off great heat I've had it on 1 all day and the house is toasty. Much more heat than the natures own. This is what I had in mind when I bought the stove. Bye Bye oil man you are not needed at this house any longer!
I was wondering the same thing. I've tried searching the net to find out, but couldn't find a thing.
I am running a Mt. Vernon AE and have the capability of switching settings from utility, hardwood or softwood pellet. The major difference is the time between autocleans. The utility cleans the most and the softwood the least, I guess this is due to the amount of ash build-up. Anyway I have switched to softwood setting with the Fireside pellet and am getting good results. Nice hot burn and 3 1/2 hours in between auotcleans.
I just picked up 4 bags of the natures own at lowes. HD doesn't have anymore Fireside ultra's. Opened the bag of Natures Own and they look more like Green Team pellets that lowes sells now and then. They are longer than the Fireside ultra pellets. I can see it is not going to be easy getting pellets for the rest of the season here in CT. Have to call HD in the next town over and see if they have Ultra's.
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