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New Pellet in Northern Maine..NORTHEAST PELLETS

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bigruckus, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. bigruckus

    bigruckus Member

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    Bought a couple of bags of Northeast Pellets..made in Ashland Maine...about 90 minutes from my house..these are new to the area..I guess the old plant burnt down...recycled wood pellets...will try them out this week.....anyone tried these...see info below:

    http://northeastpellets.net/

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  2. schmeg

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    I burned 4 tons of them when the old plant was running. They were for the most part, way over PFI length standards. Many were 2-2 1/2" inches in length, with the longest
    just under 3". My stove would jam if I didn't crush them up before putting them in the hopper. It may have been a bad batch. They burned good though. I see Dysarts in Hermon,
    I may try a few bags out to see how they are doing.
  3. bigruckus

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    I will open them later today..will post pictures if I can find my camera cord...they also built a new plant so the size might be different..we're lucky to live in Maine I think we have 4 pellet plants that produce pellets...their is news here in Millinocket that the new owners of the mills are going to do something here in Millinocket at the old mill with pellets for Europeans..??
  4. sinnian

    sinnian Minister of Fire

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    They used to have a GREAT softwood pellet before people knew that softwoods were a great way to go. I believe their new pellet is 80% softwood, and 20% hardwood. Hope to turns out to be as good as their old ones.
  5. bigruckus

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    I found my camera cord..figures i ordered a new last night...pellets are very light in color and the size is good...some long ones but overall good size...will burn them tonite...weather is warm here in northern Maine...53 right now...still get around the high 30's at night time..NOTE....not for aminal consumption...makes me wonder what is in these...as I did post that my dog does eat some pellets when I spill them a couple of weeks ago..

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  6. iron stove

    iron stove Feeling the Heat

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    This is so people dont use them as animal feed. You have to provide warnings for the lowest common denominator. Like not running generators in a house......
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  7. schmeg

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    Yeh, same color as the ones I had. Definitely a lot shorter. They should treat you well.
  8. doghouse

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    I bought 2 tons in 2008 before the plant burned. These pellets worked better for me than New England pellets, and they were alot cheeper!
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  9. bigruckus

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    Just finished the bag I had..only issue was the ash was very dark....heat was good and ash level was normal...the inside of the stove had a black dark ash on it...????..the flame was good in color and alive..overall I would buy the...if the price was right..

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