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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Harmanizer, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Harmanizer

    Harmanizer Burning Hunk

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    My local Lowes had a pallet of these on the floor for 4.38 a bag.I have never heard of them before.Has anyone ever tried them?

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  2. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    Do a search. These were discussed on here recently.
  3. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    I just burned three bags...I was pleasantly surprised....avg heat below avg ash.
  4. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Since you have 3 tons of Cubex on hand already, I'd give these a try for shoulder season burning......your Harman should burn them no problem.

    As always, though, burning 3-4 bags first is always a good idea.
  5. Harmanizer

    Harmanizer Burning Hunk

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    I may have to pick up a few bags.I tried doing a search first but nothing came up.
  6. Todd03047

    Todd03047 New Member

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    I am struggling with large clinkers from these in my Whitfield advantage II. Opened up the exhaust damper some more, hoping faster fire will reduce the clumps. The older Advantage II is temperamental. Otherwise low ash and lots of dust as previously mentioned.
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    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    PoolGuyinCT Feeling the Heat

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    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Tried a few bags from Lowes a month back. Burned just fine other than the not so pretty green color of the flame.
  10. corkman

    corkman Feeling the Heat

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    i tried 2 bags and they burned real hot(270 deg on med) and ash was acceptable.
    went back and got 20 more(10 for me and 10 for a bud)
    they burned horrible.temp of 220 deg on same setting and major ash.pellets themselves smelled like plywood and warm air from stove had a musty smell
    will not buy again
  11. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Feeling the Heat

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    I burned a few bags.. lot of ash but much better than the MWP crap being sold in the white bag. Although I did pull a small piece of red plastic from one of the pellets.. kept my eye out while dumping the rest in. I would buy again in a jam.
  12. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    maybe it wasn't just my mind . early fall i bought some and was wowed . then bought some more a month or so later and was meh . the ones i'd bought in oct blazed wonderfully . oh well .
  13. corkman

    corkman Feeling the Heat

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    woody.i tried them based on your results and was pleasantly surprised with the 1st 2 bags.the next 10 were absolutely garbage
  14. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    just burned off the last few bags i had and they weren't bad , but glad i didn't buy 3 tons .

    thing is , is that those first batch i bought , were awesome . oh well .
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Did you fella's see the black goo don saw?
  16. Woody1911a1

    Woody1911a1 Feeling the Heat

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    yea but Don's a lil strange anyway so i didn't think too much of it :p

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