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Freedom Fuel pellets by nature's earth - comments?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by caseyclan, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. caseyclan

    caseyclan New Member

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    I have been burning Pennington pelets in my stove, and thought i might try some different brands for comparison. Tried some from TSC but it seems each bag was at least 1/8 full of sawdust and fines. Mostly crumbled pellets. I am trying a new brand that is sold at Home Depot: Freedom Fuel by Nature's Earth (made in Alabama). They are made 100% kiln dried pine, and the bag says they have less than .4% ash. These are softwood pellets, so I would expect a higher ash count so we will see how accurate the bag stats really are. Has anyone burned these, and if so, what did you think? So far, the flame height has been consistent, and they do burn hot.

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  2. cantman

    cantman Member

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    I've burned a few bags in my Harman XXV and I did like their heat output and lack of clinkers. The pellets
    were smaller in diameter than most so you may have to adjust feed level. All in all, I had a positive experience
    burning Freedom Fuel.
  3. Bxpellet

    Bxpellet Feeling the Heat

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    I burned about a ton, the heat out put is OK, alot of dark ash, and the glass gets dirty quickly, price was right for my area, When I purchased them in the beginning of the heating season they did not have the Pellet institute stamp on them, recently I check there web site and they are now a member. They are light in color and they have a funky smell when you open the bag, inconstant size.
  4. rayttt

    rayttt Feeling the Heat

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    I just bought 7 bags from Home Depot at 4.3 per bag. (189 per ton in PA)
    Ive only had the stove a month and a half or so..burned energex and like them..
    Tried a few bags of Penningtons from Walmart at 4.94 per bag, those had alot of ash in the burn pot..same heat level..
    both of those are hardwoods..
    this will be my first try at softwood pellets. The price is not bad at all..
    But i still had half a bag in the hopper that will last the night..so I wont see how these burn until tommorrow.
    Im glad others had good experience with them..i was weary of softwood pellets and ash build up.
    At 189 per ton..if they burn as good as or better than the energex Ive been burning I may get 3 or 4 tons and have next year covered already (65 delivery charge no matter how many tons).
  5. Philip

    Philip New Member

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    That makes me mad. Here I sit burning LP because I can't find pellets for my stove and you guys are burning pellets made in Alabama. I called the Nature's Earth plant but they have no dealers in my area and it's a 3 hour drive to their location. Oh well, were supposed to have temperatures near 70 by Sunday (been in the 30s here all day today) and you can bet I won't run out next year!
  6. flueinc

    flueinc New Member

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    the stores here in maine have lots of freedom fuel pellets
  7. rayttt

    rayttt Feeling the Heat

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    ive burned 2 bags so far..they put out the head..and the ash is ok..not as good as others..but it doesnt block the flames in the burnpot like the penningtons did.
    They do seem get chewed up faster thatn the hard wood ones..If I cant find a good source of hardwood pellets that I like..ill use more of these.
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