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How's Your Tonnage??

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Shooter, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. whippingwater

    whippingwater New Member

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    5 ton in the boiler room minus what I've burned so far for some heat and DHW. I'd like to get 2 more tons in before the snow flys and top off the propane tank.

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  2. roadrat

    roadrat Member

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    Got 2 ton's of pennington hardwood and hoping to try a ton of softwood after x-mas,and the oil tank is full.


    bill
  3. dupjay21

    dupjay21 New Member

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    I have 3 tons of Corinth softwood, purchased back in May for $214 a ton. Looking to get another ton sometime after the new year. Also going to top off the oil tank this week seeing as it around $3 a gallon. Sounds stupid to be happy about $3 a gallon but it sure beats $4. Hopefully that will get me though the season.
  4. jackovalltrades

    jackovalltrades New Member

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    16 tons here purchased back in May at the "early buy" price of $174/ton. Anticipate going through 8 tons this winter so I'll have 8 left over for next year.
  5. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    I burned the fireside ultras last winter....loved them! They burned very well for me and no fines. Couldnt find any this year so far :(
  6. buildingmaint

    buildingmaint Feeling the Heat

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    6 1/2 tons ,paid 189.00 for 4 tons, paid $200.00 for 2 tons, had 1/2 ton left over from last year.
  7. PutnamJct

    PutnamJct Member

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    We got 4 tons of Barefoot, a full tank of oil, half pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses :)
  8. Mr Whitfield

    Mr Whitfield Feeling the Heat

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    3 tons in the garage...
  9. trogers

    trogers New Member

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    It's my first month burning with my new insert. I have 4 tons of Spruce Point pellets in the basement and I'm hoping that's enough for the winter...fingers are crossed. I've a had a few burns thus far and we love the heat that the unit generates.
  10. Chinkowski

    Chinkowski Member

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    2 tons softwood, 2 tons hardwood. see what works better and buy that in the spring.
  11. Lorilooo

    Lorilooo Member

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    NH Pellet Head...same here. Harman Accentra Insert & 4 ton in the basement. First year burning and love it! I agree with the heat output on this unit...very pleased! :p
  12. nailed_nailer

    nailed_nailer Minister of Fire

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    Two tons stored dry in basement here on Salty Cape Cod.

    1 Ton NEWP Green Supreme softwood. Paid $309.00

    1 Ton Energex mixed wood. Paid $314.00

    Based off of last year's usage, I will need about 2 more tons. I am taking a wait and see approach to buying more.

    Since I repaired my stove (damper wasn't functioning) I seem to be burning about 1/2 of what I was last year. We'll see.

    ---Nailer---
  13. Jester

    Jester New Member

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    You guys are killing me!
    I got 4 bags of Lignetics, 4 bags of whatever Lowes in Seabrook is selling...LMAO
    I got a ton of Corinth softwood coming Thursday.
    Plan is to try a few bags of each, see what I like best then buy from there.
    There isnt a hardwood pellet within 100 miles of me that isnt spoken for or being guarded with a shotgun.


    Pelletsales.com has been out of the cleanfire for three months, no ETA on any new stock of hardwood. I went to put in an order for the LG granules and kept getting a server timed out error. I gave up on it. I just got an email from them telling me that my order was cancelled (becase thier system kept timing out and giving me a page of code I didnt know it had been placed) and now I see they are out of everything in my area.
  14. buckscrape

    buckscrape Member

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    5 tons here @ $209 ea. ton, less three bags already used, just for fun.....hope not to use it all, have a 1/4 tank of hho...may purchase another 100 gals. when price goes below $3 a gallon....!
  15. pelletfan

    pelletfan Member

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    got 2tons at home and just called to top of my oil tank (current price $2.80/per gallon)
    Will see if this will bring me over the cold times. First season as a wood pellet user
  16. Bushbuck

    Bushbuck New Member

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    8 ton here in my garage.
  17. Catfishjack

    Catfishjack Member

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    5 ton @ 230.00 per/ Full 275 gallon tank of kerosene from last August @ 2.79 gallon...prepaid 300 Gallons of propane a7 3/09 per gallon...Winter sucks...........
  18. MikePelletier

    MikePelletier Member

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    I've got about 6.5 tons of Green Supreme NEWP and Cubex, and another 6 tons of LG. (I had Cleanfire but wasn't real happy with them and they swapped 'em out with LG for me). I'm using a P61 for the basement and a PB105 (just installed) for the rest of the house. So far, so good!
  19. Souzafone

    Souzafone Feeling the Heat

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    6 tons in the basement next to 275 gals of HHO aka diesel. Almost 2 years worth of pellets, probably a decade of HHO going by my last 3 years consumption, or 13,750 miles in the TDI.
  20. TboneMan

    TboneMan Member

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    5 1/3 tons NEWP ($199/ton early bird sale back in May). 400 gal. of propane (80% full 500 gal tank).
  21. eernest4

    eernest4 New Member

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    No wonder there is a pellet shortage here in new england with all you pellet pigs
    hording 4 ton 5 ton and 8 ton stashes.

    I spent all afternoon & 1/4 tank of gas going to 4 stores just to hear sorry we are all sold out & we dont know when we are going to get any more or what the price will be when we do. And I was only planning on buying 15 or 20 bags.

    You pellet pigs should be ashaimed of yourselves.

    I have 1/2 ton of assorted pellets, twenty five bags, 15 of which were left over from the ton I bought last winter & 10 bags that i bought this year.

    Its a good thing that I have 4 cords of fire wood split ,stored & seasoned or else I would be in big trouble. I am just going to have to run my secondary burn wood stove a lot more & my pellet stove infrequently to make up for all the pellet hogs overstocking & hoarding the pellet supply.
  22. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Pellet pigs? Lol. Have to laugh but I don't see that being the case
    at all if you do the math.

    According to what I've read, the average New England homeowner
    "uses 850-1200 gallons of oil to heat their home during the winter".
    (Quoted from: http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/ma10_delahunt/liheapne.html)
    That's an average, some may use more, some may use less..

    Now, from what I've read here on the forum, a ton of pellets
    is equal to approx. 120 gallons of oil. You do the math.
    4 tons is about average consumption for my 1400 sq ft home
    and I'm not even heating the entire place with that 4 tons since
    I have one large room closed off.
    Someone who has a 4000 sq ft home and 2 or 3 stoves is certainly
    going to need more pellets to heat the place.

    One ton last year? Hardly makes having a pellet stove worth it imo.
    Can't imagine your half ton and 15 bags that you were trying to get
    would have carried you very far to begin with.
    Why not get rid of pellet stove, get yourself a used wood stove and just get
    a couple more cords of wood since you already deal with wood anyway.

    As for you not being able to get pellets that's a bummer but honestly
    where have you been the past few months? You should have bought
    your 15 bags in the summer.
  23. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    eernest4 did you get evicted from the hearthroom again? ;-)
  24. muss

    muss Feeling the Heat

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    Hey Eernes4, Know what they say " you snooze,you lose" . Oh, by the way, i have 5 ton i prebought in May at $219
  25. Shooter

    Shooter New Member

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    I've started this thread so I could get a feel for the amount of pellets the ordinary home would have in their storage. Personally, I just put up my first ton yesterday. It's not difficult getting a ton of 225.00+ price range....I want the 169.00 stuff that was paid for this first ton.

    Now I know why you cant just walk in an area store and get a few bags (we have 3 locations here in town). Wow.
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