Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Baston8005, Nov 16, 2012.
Anyone burning them? Good, bad, shoulder pellet....?
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I picked up some last week. First impression "meh"! Not a lot of heat and pretty darn ashy. Another member said about the same. Maybe you'll have better results? But don't buy too many JIC!
They are so iffy, I doubt I'll even bother to review them. Sometimes its just better to say/show nothing. I did have hopes for em as they were once pretty decent before they fire at the mill.
If they are Northeast Pellets made in Ashland, Maine, they are made of 100% recycled wood and should say so on the front of the bag. That statement keeps me from trying them. I can't get the picture of demolition material being turned into pellets out of my head.
Prolly why I saw purple and green flames!
Haven't tried 'em, 'cause I haven't seen 'em around here. Big fan of recycling, though.
Funny how things go, I'm farther away from the mill, Yet I have them local at my TSC. They have a chit load of em!
That's because nobody up here will burn them.
Do they say 100% Recycled Wood?
So how do Timber something stack up against these pellets. A Big box store has some for $209
Timber something is probably Timber Heat. They are a sister to Dry Creek and PA pellets. Member IHATEPROPANE has report some dandy heat from them. I'd try a couple a bags just to see.
I tried some pa pellets earlier a few weeks ago and was impressed with the heat output. Looks like Timber heat will be going in the stove. Thanks for the quick reply Jtakeman.
My stove likes Northeast Pellets. They seem to burn really well, good heat, without too much ash for me. I'll probably pick up another ton this winter. They are very light in color, especially compared to the MWPs that I'm also burning. I prefer them over the regular MWP blend. What I understand is that they using waste from local sawmills, so sawdust and material that doesn't pass inspection. They are not using demolition debris.
Here's some more info on Northeast Pellets.
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/me/Success Stories/MAINE Annual Report.pdf
Yes, Not sure what though. If its skids and saw dust from wood working mills(also dubed recycled wood). I don't think its as bad as contruction waste(ie: painted lumber-particle board ect.). I might email and ask just what they are using.
100% oak skids should make a nice pellet if its hammered down to a fine enough fiber(minus the nails).
MIne didn't look that light in color. I have a couple a more set aside JIC I want to review them. They look more like what you have.
I agree, Recycled and demolition/contruction waste are 2 totally different things. Saw dust and wood waste from mills which is considered recycled waste is what most pellet mills use for production. Many of the bigger lumber mills send there recycled waste to pellet mills. Some even have their own pellet mills(Turman-Anderson to name a few).
As you can see, our bag has been changed to eliminate any confusion as to what we are using for wood. We purchase the best materials possible from local mills. Our sawdust, shavings and chips are all clean and bark-free. We DO NOT, nor have we ever used demolition debris. The wording "recycled" has been removed as it was originally used to indicate that we are using mill residues not processing round wood for the sole purpose of pelleting. We had also added a the #4 plastic recycle logo to our bags as we are working with local plastic handlers to start a pellet bag program.
There are rules that need to be followed if you provide a good or service in relation to pellet burners ... please contact the web administrator. While many who provide goods and services do contribute to this forum - This is not a space for free advertising of your product.
This is more participation/clarification than a sales pitch, IMO. Carry on, folks. Rick
Thanks for letting him Set the record straight! Some of us were worried on what was going into the pellet.
Jay, I have no problem with someone setting the record straight but that is the fourth post more or less verbatim...
Lake Girl, don't know if you know or not, but Matt Bell is the owner of Northeast Pellet. He was just clarifying the content of his product.
I figured that out on the first post, I wasn't offended when I read the first post or the post where he mentions refund/return policy. By the fourth, it just seemed a little too much like blatant product placement in a TV show or listening to the House of Commons question period where they answer questions with the same talking points over and over again ... I'm thinking of the conversation on the Wiseway pellet stove where the owner chimed in and everyone jumped on him.
I'm not sure which Wiseway thread you're referring to, but the only sketchy one I've read had some random person come in and post prices for his cordwood and tons of pellets.
I don't see matt selling or advertising anything here. Each thread he has replied to contained false information about his pellets. Personally, I have no problem with him responding to them to make sure things are correct. What if someone does a search for his pellets (Google or here) and they happen to open a thread where people are spreading false information? He'd loose a potential customer. He's only defending his business.
Sorry, it wasn't the Wiseway owner but where Sweets responded he was signing up to be a dealer ... the thread got locked down...with a caution from Brother Bart about selling.
How about just copying the thread where the correct information is located? Then if the "potential customer" is interested, they can track down the info. Webbie's issue anyway...
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