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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by hotdawg, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Salty

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    Me it's been since 8 yesterday am. I cleaned the stove at noon today. It's been 4 days with only one center ash pan empty yesterday am.

    Center ash pan was almost full not quite, ash is this funny colored brown. Really wierd color ash. Never seen ash before out of anything I've burned or even see pics of here. Almost a creamy mid tone brown. Something like you might paint a wall with.

    The ash is very fluffy. It's light. Regular amount of very small clinkers exact same as the infernos mixed with okies.

    I think the real trick to these to eliminate clinkers that people have talked about here is to mix with a superpellet like an okie in a 25% okie mix. Gets rid of the clinker almost completely. I could have gone another day.

    Took a nice nap this afternoon in front of it on 5 :cheese: Glass is still very clear in the middle and just starting to haze on one side in a small spot. So that's 6 hours on high with minimal glass accumulation.

    OMV we gotta do that again :)

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  2. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    anyone know what makes a brown ash like that?

    I love the smell in the basement.

    GO PATS
  3. hotdawg

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    You guys going back for more tomorrow? They open at noon. I'll call and check on price for them and report back. I probably should have picked up some. Would make a great cheap shoulder pellet or just for my second stove. I'm burning Bayous in there now with not too much heat and lots of ash. Trebio should be better based on what everyone is say.
  4. rwthomas1

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    Too bad their gone. I like 'em, ran them in a dirty stove last night, burned well, good heat. Cleaned stove today and fired up again, even better, yes they are a bit dirty but the heat output is comparable to the Geneva's I've been burning. For $150 a ton I'd buy again and again. RT
  5. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    I call bs they're not gone.
  6. 56 chevtruck

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    i have burned trebio all winter still have 40 bags left.heat output just as good maybe a little better that the main brand sold here eastern embers. walmart here in atlantic canada has been selling them for $4.67/bag all winter vs $5.49 and $5.99 for other brands. will put up with the extra ash as long athe heat output is good.
  7. hotdawg

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    I'll call them when they open today. If I can't get them on the phone, I'll just take a drive down and see if they gone. They've been trying to dump these for a good month now. First at $225. Don't think they sold many at that price. Then two weeks ago at $175 but as horse bedding. He had about 24 tons left at the time. I don't believe they sold them at that price, or a lot which is why the newest blowout price of $150/ton. I don't know how much horse bedding normally costs but if they go any lower then $150/ton then we'll be crazy not to buy him out! I'll see what I can find out when they open.
  8. Salty

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    5 skids left and I'm going down for another right now

    $150 a ton still. Cash and carry.
  9. corkman

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    i made the trip out there today.had my 12ft box truck which has all my plastering gear.grabbed 2 ton of trebio and man was my truck squattin.just waiting for my helper to get off the school bus so we can load them in the basement.i called this morning at 11 and was told it was just a weekend special.told her i was already on my way and she said thats fine we will have them for ya when you get here.as of 12.30 today he had probably 12 ton that i saw.
    as OMV mentioned,great people to deal with.i was in and out in 15 mins.will post results once i burn a few bags
  10. Salty

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    already home. Added another ton to the pile.

    They'll most likely be gone today. OMV was going back too.
  11. jtakeman

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    Unleash the hogs!

    All that will be left is crumbs! :cheese:
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    Somersets......mmmmmmm....Yummmmy!
  13. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    hahahaahaha!!
  14. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Update your sig! You hog!!! :cheese:
  15. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    To what? SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    :lol:
  16. WoodPorn

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    What'd you do plant a wireless mic on the exhaust???
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    OMV, how many tons did you end up getting? I picked up my ton this afternoon. I'm pretty sure you bought them out. Can't believe Robbins Garden Center is selling them for $280/ton. That's nuts! Wonder if they'll price match if anyone else is looking for more. And yes, the folks at Pellets Direct are great to work with. Very friendly and nice. And fast!
  18. smoke show

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    Holy chit buddy, where ya storing all those?

    Only a matter of time before u put ironpony to shame.

    Any better better vids of said wife. ;-)

    just askin.
  19. jtakeman

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    OK gutter boy! :mad:
  20. corkman

    corkman Feeling the Heat

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    got mine out of the truck and stacked in driveway for now.1st ton was perfect.nicely wrapped and bone dry.2nd ton not as good.had about 10 bags that took on water that were in the middle of the pile.i cut those bags open and salvaged what i could.probably lost 3 bags total.ran all of those bags thru my pellet sifter and dumped them in a 55gal drum.there they will sit till later on in the burn season.will run my dehumidifier and see if we can extract any moisture.i have a bag in the hopper as we speak and they throw off nice heat.glad i made the trip.
  21. smoke show

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    Sorry Dad. %-P
  22. corkman

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    you may want to break them down.i actually had a big block of ice inside the heavy duty wrapper.it was the corner of the bags towards the middle of the pile that took on water.two were real bad and had a ball of sawdust the size of a basketball.had a bunch more damaged but nowher near as bad as those two.if i were you i would break them down just for peace of mind.
  23. Salty

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    I had no damaged bags in any of mine. I did have some large ice chunks on top of the plastic, broke right out though.
  24. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Are salty, corkman, hotdawg and OMV the only members that got them?

    And how many did each score?
  25. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    I got 4 tons



    They're $100 a ton today




    ROFLMAO OMV would cry :lol:

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