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No Shortage this year....

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by MainePellethead, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. sinnian

    sinnian Minister of Fire

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    I am not saying there isn't a shortage or won't be of raw materials. However, I wasn't talking about Nebraska, but rather Maine. Just kidding! There is a huge difference between transporting to other areas of New England and Maine. Maine is a dead end for the most part, unless the products are coming from Canada (read, Quebec Province). Additionally, MainePellethead and I are not making things up. With the harvest of Maine potatoes, we will see an increase in pellets from outside of Maine. I have heard that from numerous sources, including pellet sellers and people in the trucking industry. My guess is, due to supply and demand, these pellets will be less expensive.

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  2. WILDSOURDOUGH

    WILDSOURDOUGH New Member

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    Might also want to consider the the mills are now paying 180.00/cord for the logs... competition for the raw material.
    Also, alot of truth about the trucking cost... and the Deadhead runs... all additional cost to pass along with the product.
    I know the pellet factories are going full gun, and I would bet that some consumers haven't even thought ( or don't have the money yet) to purchase for this winter.
    This could be intresting...
  3. TboneMan

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    Wow, 8 tons? How big (old?) is your house. I'm about 40 miles north of you and I'll use around 5 ton for 2500sqrft house.
  4. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    The shortage exists with *cheaper* by products of the wood industry but as long as pellets maintain a reasonable price difference from oil , the industry will keep going. I beleive that whenever a profit can be made they will find the raw mat`ls . When the cost gets too close to oil pellets sales are doomed.
  5. DiggerJim

    DiggerJim Feeling the Heat

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    What would help is a small "pellet plant in a box" concept. Something that could be added to a small mill operation to produce pellets. Something in the 50-$100K range would be cost-effective to a lot of the small wood mills that are all over the place. They might not produce enough scrap to make it worth collecting & selling now, but with an onsite pellet operation that churned out a thousand or so tons a year, they'd have a very nice cost basis and selling into their local market would negate much of the cost associated with shipping. A cheap enough pellet mfg plant could even be financially viable for a lot of small/medium sized woodlot producers.
  6. chrisasst

    chrisasst Minister of Fire

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    well my house was built in 1900. 1900 square feet also. It does have something to do with it, the other 50% is I think my stove is not right or something ( kozi 120) I usually have to have it on 5 (highest) setting. So that uses a lot of pellets.
  7. gw2kpro

    gw2kpro New Member

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    That is great news! If there is no shortage, does he have any suggestions as to where someone in Maine could go pick up a ton of his product?
  8. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    They have dealers on their web site....

    http://corinthwoodpellets.com/
  9. Fire It Up

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    Yeah, we know the dealer list, but where can you buy this product? Every dealer that I have talked to in Central Maine has been saying that NO Corinth Pellets are coming at this time and they don't know when. I'm not really concerned as I have my supply for the winter, but I would like another ton of these.

    2 Dealers in Augusta haven't seen any of these since June...........
  10. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    Not sure on central.....theres several in southern that do. Sorry :(
  11. Fire It Up

    Fire It Up New Member

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    Where can I get a ton of Corinth pellets in Maine now? I live in Gardiner and work in Portland. Anywhere along the way?

    All the dealers I have talked to, don't have a clue when they will get pellets from this mill. Athens pellets are everywhere however...
  12. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I KNEW I spoke too soon....went by there today, and except for 5 tons outside that are already sold, it is ALL GONE!!!! Including the 2 tons that were inside to be sold by the bag.......YIKES! :gulp:
  13. nostoveyet

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    Its a lot easier not to drink a coffee from Starbucks than it is to not to heat your house. If need be, you can go coffee free. (personally I'd probably die without java) Consumers set the price to a point, but if all the pellet dealers are selling at a high price what do you do, not heat your house??? Example of this, oil prices just dropped slightly, so in response, OPEC cut production and we have no immediate recourse except to keep paying high prices.
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