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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by alltherage, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. stoveguy2esw

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    too late
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  2. Harvey Schneider

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    Or maybe it's too much time on his hands.
  3. jtakeman

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    Any updates on a pellet furnace? If you check the threads there are a few of us cheating and a furnace would be ideal so we are not frowned upon. Proof they might be a warranted unit, Just not as much of a sale as the standard stove.

    Maybe do a head count and see how many would be interested. I'll raise my hand right now for ya! Forced air version for me. ;)
  4. stoveguy2esw

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    we actually did build a forced hot air pellet furnace for a while just didnt see enough sales to keep it. they worked pretty well though.

    we have to be able to "justify" carrying a model simply by sales numbers. if we get enough sales on a unit it generally stays in production. now the "sales " i refer to are at the wholesale level between us and our vendors. not necessarily from customers directly. though i do kinda keep my "ear to the ground" on such things and ive brought it up in the past what it really takes is for the stores to make some noise to us asking for the item.

    honestly i wish we still carried one or introduced a new one
  5. jtakeman

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    I think demsey is looking at the Drotlet 65, Just sayin! :p If my Omega craps out(not worried-but don't like being teased either) I'd be another looking at the Drotlet 65.

    Not all of us can afford the high dollar units. And not many come up for sale used. So we are left with a US Stove option of cheat like heck to do what we need. I would think it would be a slow moving item, But look at US Stove for example(probably your main competitor because its a boxstore stove). They still have a unit available, Not something I'd conceder due its size and apitite. I would rather trust an Englander just sayin! I do understand. Hopefully you'll keep tabs as more and more do the switch from oil to pellets.
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    Looks like Mike is saying lobby the hardware and feed chains and big boxes to carry pellet furnaces.

    Meanwhile, I'm just going to work on the insulation side and read the mail here.

    Maybe by the time we need something simple (not getting any younger), the price will be reasonable or we can just heat the place with a stove using a lot fewer bags of pellets.
  7. stoveguy2esw

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    yeah thats it. our products especially the introduction of new ones is driven in a big way by what the stores (at corporate level) want. if the public asks them for a certain product enough they will look for a supplier of that product so they can sell it to the customers , its "demand and supply" at that point. if lowes or depot who buy millions of dollars worth of product from us want a certain type of stove we will obviously be really interested in supplying it.
  8. jtakeman

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    Yes Bear, I'll shutup now! But I was trying the squeeky wheel trick! I need grease. :p

    Have you tried taking to managment at a boxstore? I aint going there, I'll just find something on my own thank you! The replies could probably start a reality show on Discovery, TLC or something. ::P
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    I understand that your local garage can fix you right up with some grease.

    Yes I have talked to the local level management just as a courtesy before going over their heads. Funny what happens when it goes down hill. Always give them a chance before lowering the boom.

    Write a letter to corporate head quarters. I know all about the so called management at the store level, bypass them. Those forever stamps can reduce the frustration level of dealing with the store folks.

    Let's see a reality show yes and the threads on here could as well.
  10. imacman

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    Hey, the "Fast n Loud" guys buy old junkers and fix them up for a reality show.....do I see one coming based on used pellet stoves? (starring Pook as "Aaron" and Jay as "Richard"......you just KNOW Pook has a beard like that, right?).

    Anyone have a good name for the program? "Burned & Battered"? ;lol

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    wierd and geeky?
  12. imacman

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    And the name of their business....."Ash Piggy's Workshop"
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    Me and pook don't look notin like dat! :p

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    Me in my lab some years ago! ::-)
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    pookie would have a beard like that due to confusion over the settings on his electric razor

    as for names for that show maybe " choked and smoked"
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    Eeek! Well I have been clunked by the skillet a few(100) times, Guess I'm the battered one! ;em

    Awe man!

    Ouch! Dang I can see it for your old buddy ol pal pook, But man what da heck I ever do to you! :mad:
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    was picking on my old buddy pook, as for the name on the show, understand the "fast and loud" guys arent getting stuff thats in pristine condition to start with , i figure with pellet stoves when they arrive at the "choked and smoked" world headquarters they would be "choked with ash" and "smoked up" then you and pookie would magically convert them to a customized tricked out lean mean burnin machine, the flip it for profit quickly as a customer will just magically appear at your door wanting just what you just finished as he has dreamed of owning one all his life
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    Still not gonna get ya back on my xmas list! I see rain deer poo on your front step! :p

    Our old pal pook, Wonder how- On second though! ;em
  18. imacman

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    I wonder if Don2222 is really Pook in "disguise"?

    Oh wait, can't be.......Pook never used so many exclamation!!!!! marks in his posts.
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    Look you folks should be cleaning your stoves so they don't get featured on "Choked and Smoked" this evening at 9PM Eastern 8 PM Central

    I just finished that weekly chore and am now going to get some lunch.
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    ;lol

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