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Okanagan Black Hills?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by mepellet, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Salty

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    hahahahahahaha! I laughed

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  2. movemaine

    movemaine Feeling the Heat

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    Ok, I've been burning the Black Hills for a few days now and they are fantastic. Here in Maine, the temp has been really cold over the last few nights - below 20. On nights like these, I run my Harman on stove temp high - 73/74 degrees - to push the heat to the back bedrooms. With most pellets, running in this mode, I can go through 3/4 of a bag overnight. Over the last two nights, with Black Hills, I only went through 1/3 bag of pellets overnight. They burn hot with little ash (light & fluffy). My new favorite pellet.
  3. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    I kicked mine up to 5 this morning ::-) burns hot. I think as good as the original okies maybe a skoshe better.

    Stalker is going to get a bigger head now. We really got to be telling people these are junk. Then they'd be offering 10% off coupons :p
  4. jtakeman

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    Too late. OCD is all hot and bothered, Prolly gonna order 10 truckloads! ;sick
  5. Branson4720

    Branson4720 Burning Hunk

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    OK.......I really liked the 3 test bags I burned, so I bought a ton!:) IMG_4375 (Custom).JPG
  6. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    There so hot, snow won't even stick to em! ;)
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  7. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    You better put them away, OMV's gonna GPS that ton and scarf them up.........
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  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Trade him some sets for some black hills so you can stop droolin already! Geez! :p
  9. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    OMV I'll give you a bag of black hills for every 2 bags of somersets you give me
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  10. jim3854

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    How much does royal charge ? I work in bellingham I can swing by
  11. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    269 Jim. They won't have any more til mid week or so according to the stalker.
  12. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    AUGER JAM

    House is 67 right now so it's been down probably since I went to bed. Wonder if Mr Stalker is going to come and fix this.

    TOO MANY FINES.

    Now about that 10% discount. PFFFT I'm pissed enough right now after having run these things for a week that they may get re-loaded in the truck.

    Trebios didn't auger jam ONCE then again neither did Infernos.

    Don't matter how hot they burn if you can't get the things reliably to the burn pot.

    [​IMG]
  13. Salty

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    If I get another auger jam I will go back to the trebios and sell these things on cl or take them back. Shouldn't have that. I'll give it once as a fluke. I had zero auger jams last year with trebios and last years okies.

    I had the most auger jams with Michigans. That winter was nasty. About 5 or 6. That stinks when it's 5 outside and your trying to go to work at 4:30 am.
  14. Fish On

    Fish On Feeling the Heat

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    How big are the pellets salty?

    I was going to make a haul to try them Doug had emailed me a spot to buy, but maybe not now!
  15. Salty

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    THATS IT! #$%^^%*@!@!##$^@!@!!!!!
  16. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    Wasn't an auger jam afterall. It was a hopper dam. Stove ran out of pellets this morning with plenty of pellets in the hopper or what it looked like. The top looked full when I opened the lid. I stuffed the wire up inside the auger and figured that cleared it when I got a gob of junk that fell down the shute. NOT

    I'll have to take a pic of the sawdust. I'm not buyin anymore of this stuff til they get their chit together. Enough of this already. I vacuumed a bunch of the hopper out and the stove just restarted itself. In this case I felt the hopper dam and was able to bring up about 4 cups of fines.

    Like I said %$##^#$!@@#$@%#@!!@$@@!!!!
  17. Salty

    Salty Minister of Fire

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    Don't call me don't email me don't stalk me just fix the friggin problem and you owe me a steak dinner now cuz mine went cold. I'm irritated.
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    movemaine Feeling the Heat

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    I like the Black Hills - don't let Salty...well...over-salt your opinion of them
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  20. jtakeman

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    No emails no nadda, Whew!

    Last I knew he swore he'd fix this no matter what it took. Give it some time it will be resolved.
  21. Salty

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    Yea they burn great when they get to the burnpot.....



  22. HotTamale

    HotTamale New Member

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    I'm getting retail quotes for $329 (Ton Black Hills) NOT including delivery. This seems high for upper Westchester, NY. Anybody close to my area that can compete?
  23. RKS130

    RKS130 Feeling the Heat

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    I tried a half dozen bags at the end of last season and they were great . . . but not worth the $7/bag price. I am sticking (for this year) with FSUs.
  24. jtakeman

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    From what I hear the BHH are being discontinued. Okies will now be marketing another pine pellet called Okies gold. The pellets are made in the USA and will be bulk shipped to upton for bagging. FYI tis all.
  25. Terminus

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    Hi guys,
    My local supplier has been getting mostly Vermont Woods but occasionally gets a load of Okies in. I stopped by this morning and a flatbed of Okies pulled in, I was hoping they were Douglas Fir's but the front desk said their unfortunately Black Hills (which I've never used before). Considering jtakeman's comment above about the BHH pellets being discontinued I'm very curious just what these pellets actually are! The front desk person didn't know exactly what they were because they hadn't been off-loaded yet but assumed they were the BHH as they were expecting a delivery this week. They have a 10-bag max at the moment despite getting 16-tons and I'm about to leave to pick some up. I will post back tonight with the details, whatever they are I hope their decent!

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