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First winter with my stove, do I need to stock up on pellets?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by StormPanic, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You sure did Ollie.
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  2. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Here is the banner at the top of the woodpellets.com page for my zip code.

    Due to extremely high demand in your area, we are nearly sold out for the remainder of the winter.
  3. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Ahh, Me thinx you be striken with that there swine somin or udder. :p

    You'll feel much better if you do what Dex said! ;)
  4. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    Yes,. ...im fixin to go get another ton of sets,.........meanwhile,.......get me a doctor
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    NO Doctor, He no help at all-Just cost you cash you could use on pellet fix! Go get pellets feel much more ducky again.
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  7. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    i've never burned the somersets. but from what i hear almost everybody here say, they are great.
    that price is lower than what i pay for mwp blend delivered.
    we always say try before you buy. but my best guess is you should buy all those you can store at that price.

    hmmm. if you stack a row against every wall inside your house, think of the added insulation LOL!
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  8. Shaw520

    Shaw520 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanx for talking me in from the ledge. _g

    ...if you can get the sets at 209,.. do like Dex,...... buy,.. buy,.. buy
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  9. StormPanic

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    I can either get Fireside Ultras for $209 and pick them up myself (not sure if HD delivers), Greene Team for $265 and pick up myself, Cubex for $300 delivered, or MWP Blend or Geneva for $262 delivered.
  10. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You can rent a truck from HD and they also contract out deliveries (at least the one here does, that is how my Snowblower got delivered).
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    You should probably have at least a ton on hand, two would be better. Then no matter how cold it gets, for the immediate future, you'll be warm. Firesides are this seasons sleeper pellet. Go get a ton or two. Borrow a truck or have HD deliver them. RT
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    DneprDave Feeling the Heat

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    There is a lumber yard down the road from me that stocks pellets year 'round, I buy a ton at a time, as needed.

    Dave
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    Get a ton, two or three or a truck load...........does not matter to the Pellet Pigs......either way I can hear the van a start'in so you better get some wire fencing or shot gun to protect your stash.....
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    I'm a little concerned that the pellet pigs have not stated the obvious yet. Stock up and buy weekly. It's the best of both worlds. This way you never have to cut into the primary supply. I do once a week at TSC while the wife shops at BJ's for the food. Pellets in the back seat and food in the trunk.
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    I stock up in early fall...I don't want to be toting pellets around when it's zero degrees outside...Just my thoughts!
  16. SmokeyTheBear

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    Not us, we want the room in the vehicle for Bear food when we go food shopping once a month or so. Pellets for more than a season are always in the garage before slip sliding season starts and preferably in one load.
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  17. StormPanic

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    Will HD delivery drop them in my garage (forklift) or just in the driveway?
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    So home depot wants $65 for delivery to the driveway. Dodge Grain will deliver the MWP for $30 and stack them in my garage. I haven't tried the MWP yet but they seem to get good feedback here.
  19. SmokeyTheBear

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    Always try before buying large amounts.
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    i do like the mwp blend. but i also admit they produce a lot of fly ash. by weight they are low ash. but the light fly ash will make cleaning a more regular need.
    for the price i get them at delivered, it's a no brainer.
    i did pick up some of the mwp softwoods this year. haven't burned any yet. but even those were just $235 delivered.

    i am also glad i live up here where pellets are a bit cheaper.
    now if only we had menards up here.
    some of those deals in the midwest make me very envious.

    but then again, without a truck and with no big box stores in our little town, i's still have steve from SIB bring them to me and put them outside the hatch to the pellet bunker.

    *replying to omv's post below.
    me too. i really didn't have a lot of options (any really unless i wanted to spend $300 per ton blindly) since i required delivery.
    bought several tons of the mwps.
    i'm just thankful SIB delivers up here.
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    Did you learn anything from that experience OMV?
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    I have had good luck with the Fireside ultras and the price is definitely right. I guess I can just suck it up and pick them up myself. Not paying $65 for HD to deliver them the 2 miles from my house to the store.
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    Delivery and stacking for $30/ton? Nice. You can set up a lawn chair with a cold adult beverage and watch the college kid unload and stack. Make sure he stacks them properly (3x2, then 2x3) - don't let him get away with shoddy work. It's up to you if you want him to stack them so the labels all point in the same direction :cool: or not. As for HD, I am sure the delivery truck has a fork lift and for a little green tip he'd be happy to motor the pallets down and in the garage as far as he can push them in.
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    Last year I had 2 tons at all times, until near end of season when I let the stock get low. This year, I've only kept 1/2 a ton in stock at any one time. I would probably have more, but SIBS never got back to me about the Oakie waiting list I was on...So, I've been buying pellets 20 bags at a time.

    I can't really store more than 2 tons anyhow, as I have a big house, but no real storage (crawl space and garage).
  25. SmokeyTheBear

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    Well what are you doing here posting, go get them pellets before they are all gone.

    Winter's a coming and it might be nice to be warm instead of a block of ice.

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