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

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  1. MikePelletier

    MikePelletier Member

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    Greetings!

    Wow! This is a tough crowd! Pellet Pig! Why does he say it like it's a bad thing! I thought it had rather
    a nice ring to it. All I have to say in my defense is "oink-oink". Seriously, it's great that we can maintain
    a sense of humor despite tough times.

    Good luck getting you pellets, eernest4! Does pelletsales.com have an affiliate down that way? I've been
    buying from them for two seasons. They're a class operation and great to work with.

    Have a great day!

    Mike Pelletier
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  2. Craiger13

    Craiger13 New Member

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    4 tons of Ozark in my garage. Another first year burner here so we'll see how it goes. Will be topping off the oil with about 150 gal this week.
  3. lessoil

    lessoil Minister of Fire

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    :ahhh:
    PELLET PIGS???!!!
    Please do not beat around the bush, tell us how you feel.
    What is your opinion of Exxon's profits etc....

    We as a group are not hoarding.
    We as a group are quite a bit larger than last year.....maybe 400%.
    That is why the stock of pellets dried up.
    That is why we PIGS had to wait 6 months to get a stove.
    That is why we PIGS had to wait 6 months for pellets.

    We were looking at $4.85/gal for this year vs $2.69/gal last year.
    That is why we jumped onto the PIG wagon so we could try to keep our heads above water.
    By the way, we just had 4 tons delivered today which may or may not last the Winter.
  4. MikePelletier

    MikePelletier Member

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    Hi Lessoil.

    What kind of pellets did you buy? (hardwood or softwood) How long were
    they on order?

    BTW.. my impression was that eernest4 was joking with his "pellet pigs" remark.
    I don't think anyone took it personally. We're all in the same boat when it comes
    to exploitation by big oil..

    Mike
  5. lessoil

    lessoil Minister of Fire

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    If he was joking, then he got me real good!!!!
    We got 4 tons of pellets from Athens, Maine.
    Had our names in 3 different places.
    Corinth Pellets, New England Pellets Jaffrey NH and Athens Pellets.
    First order was placed in June for Corinth.
    The other 2 were ordered in August.
  6. MikePelletier

    MikePelletier Member

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    We waited a while for ours, too. I placed my order during the pre-buy in April. They delivered
    6 tons in May, the rest in September. This is my first year with a pellet boiler so I wasn't real
    sure how much it would consume. I'm planning on 6-7, with the P-61 using the rest. Guess we'll
    see! It still beats heating with oil.

    Mike
  7. 90durham

    90durham New Member

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    Two tons of Lakewood premium(seem kind of crappy except when burning on high) stored and my dealer has two more tons of La Crete(hotter burn and much cleaner) saved for me in his storage.
    I am a new burner but can't say enough good things about my dealer, he has terms available, 20 yrs experience, didn't try to upsell me and will store your pellets throughout the season for you to pick up and pay for as you go as not everybody can shell out the bucks or has the room for tonnage. Nice guy.
    Here in Southern Ontario there are NO pellets available, none, Depot and all the other chains either are out or have not gotten delivery.
    Strange thing is, my dealer had 160 tons come in last month and is getting another 2 trailer loads next week with no upcharge.
  8. swalz

    swalz Feeling the Heat

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    I picked up four Tons of Hardwood Heat at TSC for $239.50 a Ton in mid August to add to the just under one Ton of Greenway from last year. So I have a little under five Tons in My shed. My body was hurting for a couple of days after I picked them up and loaded into my shed. Just about 90 feet from the end of my drive to the shed and I did the first three tons myself and my brother help with the fourth. A wheelbarrow helps a lot to move them but it's still a lot of trips. :)
  9. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    I've got 2 ton of Energex and 2 ton of Nature's Heat in the cellar right now. I'd love to be able to keep 20 bags at at time there, sure would free up a lot of room. Unfortunately, as soon as snow flies, the cellar is a non-access area, gotta have it there before snow, or it don't get there. Call me a hog if ya want, been called a lot worse.




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    Oh, yeah, BTW, $224 / ton in June.
  10. gw2kpro

    gw2kpro New Member

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    Pellet pig here. 6 tons in the basement. Highest I paid was 220 per ton. Lowest was 195. Was done stocking up by the second week in June, pellets were for sale everywhere in April and May and they were cheap, I bought a ton at a time and hauled them home in my trailer on my way home from work. No way I'd be running all over the place in October looking for pellets. And I'm going to do the same thing next year, I absolutely guarentee you that by June I will have 6-7 tons of pellets in my basement again.

    Good thing you are a firewood pig (4 cords????) or else you'd be forced to pay $300 per ton like anyone else out looking for pellets at literally the worst possible time of year to be shopping for them.
  11. gw2kpro

    gw2kpro New Member

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    duplicate
  12. jawquin

    jawquin Member

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    Thank goodness for multi fuel stoves.
  13. imacman

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    OINK OINK
  14. sparkydog00

    sparkydog00 Feeling the Heat

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    Have to agree with the pellet pig panic buying in New England this year. I am guilty of it myself....but I burn 3 tons to heat my 1600 sft house to a toasty 70 degrees...i have for the past 8 years with a couple of different stoves. I burn 24/7 except during the cleanings.
    I think someone will have a problem burning 8 tons of pellets in one stove. Do the math here. 8x50 = 400 bags. If you started burning Ocober 15 and stopped April 15 that would be 182 days. You would have to burn 2.2 bags a day to use it all. Maybe if you had the stove cranked the entire time. But wouldn't your house get too hot?
    That said I am sure that I have enough pellets to keep my family warm this winter.
    3 tons of Athens Maine Pellets.
    Harmen Accentra Insert.
  15. akakii

    akakii New Member

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    Sign me up as a charter member of the Pellet Pig Club. I have three tons in my garage and one sitting out in the driveway waiting for me to make some more room to store them. Last year was my first winter with pellets, so I had no idea how much I'd burn. I'm glad that supply wasn't a problem since I ended up buying a ton here, another ton there. By the end of the season I'd gone through just over four tons to heat my 2000 s.f. home. Corinth burned the best in my stove, Energex the worst. This year I have Maine Woods and have no idea what they're going to be like. I waited too long to buy and ended up paying $275 a ton, delivered. Still better than whatever oil is going to cost this season.
  16. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Holy hoss-poop Hermit! That picture spreads into the next county! Resize.
  17. birdbrown

    birdbrown New Member

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    5 tons and we have been burning here for the last 3 weeks Zero degree last night. Been burning a bag every 12 hours for the last 2 days. Will try to get 2 more toms as we dont know what we will go thru this year.
  18. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    I agree on the pellet pigs!! My God....buy what you need.....not what you think you'll need for a holocaust. lol lol

    However.....I know for a fact....that HD AND Lowes are doing the exact same thing.....bought MASSIVE amounts and only metering them when they feel good and ready at THEIR prices. A friend is the boss for the contractor desk near me and he stated that exact thing when I approached him with what I saw a couple weeks or so ago. I asked HD if they had pellets....NOPE was all I got and I asked when they would get some.....they said a couple weeks. So I took it at that. I began to wander in the heaven of homeowners(HD) and I was in the siding area....I saw the overhead door nearby open....so I was glimpsing outside....I noticed there was many many pallets of pellets. Hmm.....so my blunt upfront personality kicked in and I asked the guy on the forklift moving about.....are those the pellets that you guys are currently selling....the guy said "Yeah....but those arent for sale". I was like.....what do you mean their not for sale...are they sold or taken? He said....."nope, just not ready for the floor yet" So I just made a comment to him......."waiting to see where oil prices settle huh?" He just looked at me with one of those looks like he wanted to say....."of course". I was a little bothered.....I said fine......I'll buy mine at Lowes! lol....not that they had any either but it felt good to say it. lol

    Oh well.....
  19. fishpole

    fishpole New Member

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    I bought 14 tons with my neighbor. 7 of those tons are in my pig pen. Paid $200 delivered back in May.
  20. flamegrabber

    flamegrabber Member

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    3 tons.

    2 Lignetics and 1 Maine Woods.

    Should take me through March.

    FG.
  21. missrobo

    missrobo Member

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    First year with the accentra, bought 2 tons of bare foot this summer for $265/ton plus $55.00 dedlivery charge, have half a tank of oil, may get some more oil since the price is down, just in case. Don't think 2 tons will be enough, I'm now addicted to being warm, what a nice feeling.
  22. imacman

    imacman Guest

    OK, now we're rollin.....more and more members of the Pellet Pig Club.

    And Mr. Jitters, you need to sign up too, with your 7 tons.

    Calling all Pellet Pigs!!! OINK OINK
  23. Flammam

    Flammam Feeling the Heat

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    5 tons of Pike pellets in the yard. Just started burning last weekend and am real happy with the pellets. Bought in june for 225.00 ton.
  24. eric_s

    eric_s Member

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    4 1/2 tons in the garage - 1 Energex, 1 Ambiance, 2 Big Heat and 1/2 ton assorted.
  25. wb2bhc

    wb2bhc New Member

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    All you whiners..was it a surprise that it was gonna get cold this year and you were
    gonna need pellets to keep your tootsies warm this winter. Scurrying around like field mice
    trying to find pellets. If you had early bought there would be no problem and the price would have been right,
    this is especially for you pellet guys who have burned in past seasons. This is my first season with a stove and I knew that you need fuel for the fire.
    I have enough "EARLY BUY" to get me through the winter so you don't have to worry about me buying out the big box stores
    I truly hope that you all have a warm and toasty winter
    I'm done venting(not direct vent) let the pummeling begin.

    Jay

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