Hey, Folks. I've been lurking around here for a month or so now. It' been a great place for information Anyway, my girlfriend and I have just purchased our first home. The house came with an Enviro EF3 installed. I've since been doing some reading and research--never used or knew much about pellet stoves. I had our local pros out last weeks to clean and inspect the stove...everything is fine. I have a question, though. Will "old" pellets suffer in performance? The previous owner had left the hopper full most of the summer it looks like. The last couple of days I've been testing the stove and it doesn't appear to be burning as well as it should. With the auger set to the medium feed rate on the EF3, the flame tips barely make it over the top of the burn pot. They only time I get a good flame is with the feed rate on, or near, its max setting. So, I'm wondering it the pellets, after soaking in our high humidity for the summer, are "stale". The funny thing is, it seemed to be fine the first time or two I tried the stove a few weeks back. I left it alone until I had someone come and clean/inspect. Now, this little problem. I'm going to pickup a fresh bag today just to see. Also, the auger. Is it normal for a turn or two of the auger NOT to produce pellets? I've noticed it wil turn once or twice with no pellets coming down and on the next, a bunch drop out. The amount does not to seem to be constant. I'm assuming this is normal, it's not a "hi-tech" system afterall. Fianlly, for any Canadians on the board, what are you/did you pay for pellets? I ordered 2 pellets (140 bags) from Home Hardware (cheapest I could find here) and it was $1000 CAD (so $500 a tonne!!). I wasn't convinced the price would be cheaper than our electric baseboards (considering I'll probably need more pellets), but I Knew I wanted to use the stove anyway so I forked out the cash. Of course, it's our first winter in the home, so I have no idea how much electric would be for us or how well this stove is going to heat the house. Anyway, that's my story such as it is Thanks, Guys. Shane.