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Good thing I didn't want a full ton

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by 343amc, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    I stopped by Menards today in Comstock Park to look at a few things and saw they had Magic Spark pellets as well as their usual Michigan wood pellets. I picked up a half ton since as that is all my truck can safely carry, and one can never have enough pellets, especially at $175/ton. I got a self service ticket and drove around back. All the pallets that held the Magic Sparks had been driven into in one way, shape or form. At least they were wrapped well and I was able to get 25 bags that hadn't been obliterated into next week.

    On a brighter note, there are probably 8 ton or so of Michigan pellets that are fully intact if anyone is interested. :)

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  2. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    'tis but a scratch. the black knight always triumphs....have at you!
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Forklift driver got his license at Sears!
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    I had a ton of Magic Sparks last year, They burned hot for me!
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    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    That pallet is all forked up.
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  6. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    I always tell people I learned how to drive forklift by watching youtube....makes for comical facial expressions while loading stoves and tons into vehicles.
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    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    $175 a ton for Magic Spark? WOW

    Eric
  8. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    Is that a good wow or bad wow? Both Home Depot and Menards jumped on the Michigan pellet bandwagon. Magic Sparks are a box store dream in this area.
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  9. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    Magic Spark what a name LOL

    Michigans holy moly that is the one pellet I rate worse than Infernos. Like burning wet socks. Drop one bag in your hopper and the stove has to be cleaned 3x a day.
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    jrsdws Feeling the Heat

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    I just saw Magic Sparks in a local Menards here today and barely contained myself!! I found them to be a very close second to Somersets. I wouldn't be at all disappointed if they became the staple here.
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  11. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    I was foolish enough to buy Michigan pellets last season. I have a few left that I'm trying to burn before cold weather sets in. I see this year they changed the bags. I had to look twice to see if it was the same company.

    Never have seen Inferno's here. I'd probably buy a bag if I saw them just to see what they are really like. Kinda like when someone says a certain beer tastes like chit, but you still try it for yourself. Usually the person providing advice is correct.
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    boosted3g Feeling the Heat

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    I love crazy forklift drivers. I stop by lowes every week and buy torn bags for a buck a peice. I havent had to the need to touch my Turmans or Somersets this year with the forklift operators of the west Lancaster store.
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  13. nailed_nailer

    nailed_nailer Minister of Fire

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    Magic Spark's

    hehe...

    Isn't that what we call Inferno's here in the Northeast.
    Never know what color the flames or sparks will be. !!!

    I'm sure they are a better fuel.....they can't be much worse!
    ---Nailer---
  14. 343amc

    343amc Feeling the Heat

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    I didn't even think of that. I'll have to keep that in mind next time I pass through there.
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    mithesaint Feeling the Heat

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    Second that. My stove loves those pellets. Almost as hot as Somersets but the bag seems to last significantly longer.
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  16. DexterDay

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    Magic Sparks are another name for Pro Pellets.

    A great pellet for that price. You may be disappointed in the forklift driver, but you wont be disappointed in performance :)
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  17. Outerlimits

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    Michigan Wood Pellets, Holland, MI, have taken over the big box stores on the west side of Michigan. Most of this year's pellet hunting for me has been a bust as a result. Most of the pellet houses have wised up to this brand as many no longer will carry such a low grade pellet. Michigan Wood Pellets also rebags their pellets. The rebagged brand is called North Country. There is a night and day difference between this brand and the Magic Sparks (Pro Pellet). I made the mistake of buying 4 tons of Michigan Wood Pellets along with a ton of Maeder Brother one year. That was by far my worst year of burning pellets period.
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Isn't there 2 different Michigan wood pellets?
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    There is one in made in Grayling, MI, and the other is made in Holland,MI. I doubt the one's made in Grayling make it out your way. I have never burned the one's from Grayling so I know nothing about them. I would not buy the one's made in Holland,MI, again. I also like how Michigan Wood Pellets, Holland,MI, changed its bag this year to try to fool some people.
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