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  1. farmboy57

    farmboy57 Member

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    has anyone tried these, north country softwood from bc shipped to quebec then bagged got 1 ton at cost

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I'm pretty sure OMV has. Paging the hog of hog's, Whered he at?
  3. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Just dumped in some yesterday for trial.

    These pellets are the cleanest burning I have seen in a looooong time. Fair amount of fines but that may be from the pallet wrapping damage that got us 50.00/ton discount. Nothing bothering the stove though.

    HOT HOT HOT. Small pellets and they do burn quick. I have gone through almost a bag and a half since 3pm yesterday but that also includes a basement recovery after a 8 hour shutdown for cleaning so usage may not be accurate yet. I have turned the feed rate down to 2 this morning to lessen the pellet usage and see how the heat is. Outside temp is around 30 deg, but I am using zero oil even in upstairs bedrooms. Would like to see how they hold up at zero temps, but I have no problem waiting till next year for that ;)

    Looks like I found my "go to" fuel for next season, especially when it is looking like the discounts are going to be few. If Great Works can get them down to 260-265 I may spring for a pallet or 2. Given the clean burn and heat, I would love to burn these exclusively...but not in the fiscal cards.
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  4. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    How much was the 1 ton?
  5. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    I called Great works yesterday and they are going for 280$ a ton. They are carrying LaCretes also but she couldn't give me a price.
  6. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    I think we got the next to last pallet at 230 last Saturday. He was getting in new product without the damage.
  7. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    Ya, I'm a little late. I've been working weird hours and haven't had a chance to get over there.
  8. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Hoot, if you like the Spruce Pointe, you will love these. These are the only pellet this season to give me a light, fluffy white ash. Everything else has given a dense, dark gray that coats everything.

    It got to the point I thought I had door gasket issues as they are getting a bit thin. Not the gasket, it has been the fuel. But after 5 burning seasons, gasket replacement is on my off season list
  9. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Just got a truckload of these in two weeks ago. Here are the pro's:
    1. Super Clean
    2. Super Hot
    3. Very little dust
    4.Made by a family owned sawmill that uses only their own sawdust. Therefore, this pellet is about as consistent as Antarctican weather.

    Here are the Cons:
    1.....


    So there you have it. I say this not to "pump my own products" so to speak, because you will not see them on my website, nor do I thinkl that I will be able to afford the freight to bring them in next year. I only offer this to you as an affirmation that these pellets are the real deal. If you can get them, do so!
  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Sure now ya'll are making me drool even. Set a couple bags aside for me? I trade ya some lunch for them. ::-)
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  11. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    My sisters over for dinner tonight and she's brining me a few bags of the North Country, she likes them a lot also.

    Tax return coming in shortly, I'll grab a ton then. Thx for the input. U to CT.
  12. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    I will gladly do so under the following conditions.
    1. That you run the Orford, Dry Creek Super Premium, Country Boy and LaCretes that I gave you through that "not so smart" stove of yours and post us the results.
    2. That lunch consists of a bone-in Cowboy style ribeye at Morton's Steak House in Hartford.

    ahhhhh hell....come on down, we'll getcha a couple of bags on the house.
  13. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Hey J. Are you on the "not so smart" stove welfare program from Ct Pellet?
  14. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    Anyone can get on the program. It is funded by our current Whitehouse Administration and gives free pellets and cell phones to those who would rather not pay for them.
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  15. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Well, He has hooked me up the last couple a seasons with some dandy samples. I hear if you like him on facebook he'll be nice to ya! :p

    Looks like the weather is going to get above 30::F for the lows, So testing time is around the corner. Got a nice list so far and adding the North Country's along with the samples Mr Warm promised should make it interesting to say the least.

    What I have so far. Not including the North Country's.

    Orford's
    La Crete's
    Country Boy
    Turmans
    Dry Creek Super Premiums
    MWP softies

    Promised from you know who.

    BlackHills
    Okies Doug Fir

    Might have room for a couple more(hints anyone)! ::-)
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  16. Mr. Spock

    Mr. Spock Minister of Fire

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    Unless I completely missed it I don't recall seeing Geneva in your lineup last round. Possibility?
  17. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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