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Have you bought for the season yet??? With Poll!

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jtakeman, Aug 12, 2010.

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Where do you fit in "The when do you buy your pellets" poll

  1. Pellets all tucked away and ready for the season=I buy early every year

    74.1%
  2. Still searching-I poke around until it almost time= I am cheap and don't want to spend money on fuel

    5.7%
  3. Going to wait a bit longer-Can't decide on what to get=I wait untill the absolute last minute

    17.2%
  4. Purchased some and still shopping for a Deal=I am hoping the bottom falls out and pellets drop like

    2.9%
  5. I buy when I have room-Limited space-Don't let the stash get low= I just love buying so much I can't

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Trying to get a feel for what the average pellet buyer is doing. As far as when pellets are purchase. I think its been done before. Just trying to livin it up around here. Lots a new member added and they might get some insight. Or a kick at us "old poops" that just has to have the stash filled in April! :lol:

    Hopefully every one is having a great summer and the Pellet hunt was good to you all! :)

    I think I made the choices so tough you might have issues choosing! Just for the fun of it! ;-P

    I am betting Pete=imacman choose's #5. :lol: :cheese:

    Please add the brands purchased as a kicker!

    My purchase was Cubex-Hamers. Yep, #1 for me. Although I am always tempted with #5!

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  2. Bigjim13

    Bigjim13 Feeling the Heat

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    Usually at this time of the year I have my pellets all packed away tight in the garage just waiting for cooler weather. This year I didn't buy in the spring like I usually do, there were some good deals but nothing great. I put pellets on the back burner for the summer do to some home remodeling and am now searching around. I have narrowed my search to a couple of brands:

    PA Pellets: $219/ton
    O'malley's: $224/ton
    New England Wood Pellets: $235/ton

    Just not sure what I am going to do yet...
  3. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    I added Cubex to my stash and am looking towards the 2011-2012 season.

    Will likely start this season off trying the latest batch of MWP since I didn't have the time early last spring.

    My goal is to have the 2011-2012 stash in the bunker come late fall. I've got to rearrange things in the garage before winter anyway.

    Doing the garden and pickling thing currently.
  4. namz111

    namz111 Member

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    I loaded up on a few ton of treecycle, I could not refuse the price.
  5. schoondog

    schoondog Feeling the Heat

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    Great timing for this poll for me, I am beginning to shop now. Wow, you folks on Conn. have quite a chioce. I called BT Enterprises in Bristol today and I was drooling over choices and prices!!! $250 or less gets ya ton of awesome choices. Okies, Cubex, O'malleys,Hammers, Sprucepoints. I may take a trip and score some big time heat soon!

    Schoondog
  6. smilejamaica

    smilejamaica Feeling the Heat

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    the prices in ct have been GREAT for A+ pellets. so of course the pellets are all tucked away and ready for the season .i have enough for 2 seasons .
  7. iron stove

    iron stove Feeling the Heat

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    LAst year I already had finished my purchases, this year I havnt started. But Im also working on a new stove.

    Hopefully ill be buyng my pellets the end of the month. Just have to make up my mind between Hammers, Turman and Cubex.
  8. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Uncle Jeds softwood
    Western Elite Doug Fir
    Marth hardwood [​IMG]
  9. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Yep, my pellet buying is all done. Got 2 tons of Barefoots in April, 3/4 ton of Premier, and had a ton of Rockies left over from last winter, plus an assortment of a few bags each of Okies, Cubex, and Spruce Pointe courtesy of Mr. Takeman, and a couple bags of left-over Lignetics hardwood.....all those are tucked away nice n cozy in the basement. I also have 3 tons of Clean Fires from last winter out in the shed.

    I'm going to get a couple of bags of Green Team from Lowes, and a couple of Stove Chow from HD to test burn. If anything else interesting shows up in the area that I haven't burned before, I'll give them a shot too.

    I'm ready!!!

    Oh, and sorry Jay....I went with #1, although I could have gone with #5 too :lol:
  10. coobie

    coobie Member

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    3 Ton of pro pellets from last year and 5 ton of uncle jeds this year.Let her snow.coobie
  11. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    #6 - All filled up, earlier this year than last. Caught the right deal at the right time 5 ton MWP to go with the i/2 ton of Maine choice left from last year.
  12. mnkywrnch

    mnkywrnch Minister of Fire

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    Baldwinville ma
    3 ton dragon mt bought in April for $219 per ton,plus 1 ton lg and spruce pointe left over from last year.
  13. defield

    defield New Member

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    Count me in with the "old Poops" who bought in April.

    4 tons stacked in the basement.

    2 tons LGs and 2 tons Okanagans, plus a few bags of Lignetics.

    Ranger

    P.S. Also, 3 cords of seasoned red oak in the wood room for the Tarm wood boiler, a pallet of Bio Bricks on the way ( getting tired of the firewood hassle after 40+ years and want to try them), and a new ( last December ) Buderus zero start boiler. Yes, I am a HEAT HOG!! Oink!
  14. TboneMan

    TboneMan Member

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    Had a ton left over from last year. I only had to buy 4 ton this year. NEWP - Schuyler plant product. I've never had problems with them and the plant is about 75 miles away. I like supporting local companies when I can.
  15. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Fresh 2.4 ton Spruce Points.
    2 Bags Winter Warmth for testing
    Left overs from last year: about 1.5 ton of Okies/Greene Team mix.

    Looking to add another ton if I can get a good price on Cubex or Barefoot
  16. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    Went with #1 as I usually get my bullk supply in the early spring, but could
    have easily have gone with #5 if the prices in my area were as good as what
    the CT boys are seeing this year.

    Currently have about 5.8 ton-

    Okies
    Dragons
    Green Supreme left over from last year
    Loose bags of Spruce Pointe, Cleanfire Softwood, & LGs
    #40 corn

    I have enough storage space to fit in about 1.5 ton more but there is no way I am
    paying $289 for pellets.
  17. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    we went super hog.........
    22 tons delivered to our storage
    2 of us went together
    set for sevaral heating seasons
    bought direct from manufacturer
  18. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I did not think of that one(Stuffed to the rafters!). Super hog has a nice ring!

    What brand did you cache in on??(if you don't mind me asking :) )
  19. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    smoke show are you teasing us new englanders again? You have me drooling ya know, Please fill me in on the Western Elites. Who makes them and Where are they produced??? TY!
  20. Oilhater

    Oilhater Member

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    I bought at the end of July. 2 tons Spruce Pointe. Had 1 ton left over from last year, mix of Eagle Valley and Cleanfire. Test burned about 10 different brands (mostly top shelf stuff) last year. Still need to try some Turmans, Energex and Greene Team. Cant get my hands on any Barefoot or Hamer. Still need to pull my motors and blowers for cleaning before the first burn.
  21. woodknack

    woodknack New Member

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    All set here too. Only went through 3 tons last year. This year I Bought 2-1/2 tons of Oakies and 2-1/2 tons of Spruce Pointe. Stove is all cleaned and ready to go too! I don't think I have been this excited for winter in a long time!!! LOL
  22. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Carefull there, Dont get TOO excited!!! :)
  23. woodknack

    woodknack New Member

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    HAHAHA. Ok I'll TRY!!!! :)
  24. woodknack

    woodknack New Member

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    Now that's a pellet pig!! :)
  25. magsf11

    magsf11 Feeling the Heat

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    I got them early last year and got the shaft, paid way to much. going to wait till sept when i get my kick back from school. stinks being on unemployment.

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