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Infernos @ Ace hardware for 229.00?? Any good?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by DRINKSFORALL, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. DRINKSFORALL

    DRINKSFORALL Member

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    Burning La Crete right now and they are very good. Looking for cheaper "shoulder season" pellet.

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  2. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    Do yourself a favor and don't buy a lot of them...at least not without trying them first.
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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  4. DRINKSFORALL

    DRINKSFORALL Member

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    You guys rock as usual...will avoid this pellet. ANy suggestions to cheaper pellet?
  5. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    Check out HD or Lowes.
  6. Harvey Schneider

    Harvey Schneider Minister of Fire

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    Why would you want to run inferior pellets through your stove? The cost per BTU usually isn't any lower, and the ash and gunk they leave behind hurts stove performance. If they don't yield as much heat per pound, you will be carrying more pounds of pellets to your stove. I don't understand, what is the advantage?
  7. SXIPro

    SXIPro Feeling the Heat

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    I guess it all depends on just how much one pellet outperforms the other. If there is just a little more ash and a little less heat but a 30% price difference......personally I'd go with the cheaper one.
  8. movemaine

    movemaine Feeling the Heat

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    I'm with Harvey on this one. I haven't seen the point of running a cheaper pellet. The heat gains, and stove maintenance gains, are well worth burning good pellets all of the time.
  9. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    BUY THEM

    Then mix with your lacretes 50/50

    If you don't believe me try it :)
  10. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    There are other pellets out there better than Infernos for the same or less money. I'd buy them and mix before I'd buy Infernos.
  11. nksdad2007

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    i bought 2 bags two years ago. One is still in the basement. It will not go into my stove. waiting for a rainy icy storm to use it for traction in the driveway.
  12. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Thats just wrong! I couldn't bring myself to do that. Eew even! ;sick
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  13. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Maine DEP might come after you for that ;).
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  14. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Maine hasn't added the extra e like CT. did? We now have to call it DEeP. deep doodo comes to mind. ;hm
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    Our government is a little behind. they are still trying to figure out how to prepare for the Y2K bug.
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  16. jvanase

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    I burned 12 bags of Infernos earlier this month. What garbage. The burn pot was completely clogged up after about 8-10 hours of burning. Also, I had to turn the stove up an additional setting to even get remotely close to the same heat output as other brands.

    I did notice that they feed A LOT slower. The pellets were very long (longer than any of the other 7 brands I have this year). Even so, when I turned my stove from 2 (what I normally leave it on) to 3 (what I would put it on if I want the house to "warm up") the feed rate was about what a normal pellet would feed on 2 (1 bag/12 hours) yet the heat didn't match up.

    I'd leave them at the store.
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    Fire side ultras is a good alernative.

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