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pellet company's trickery

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by iceguy4, Dec 30, 2012.

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  1. imacman

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    I always look inside the empty bag to be sure all the pellets are out. On occasion, one or 2 will get trapped up in the corners, but I have NEVER seen one hanging by "static" charge.

    And as for the bags being specially made to "trap fines"......yes, I do see some on the interior surface of all the brands I have. But as the bags that Iron Stove showed above, that tiny amount of fines will have almost NO effect on anyones stove. If it did, then the stove has a problem.

    Methinks the owner was trying a little too hard to "impress" you guys.

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  2. iceguy4

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    well this guy was impressed...very impressed and he makes a great pellet too
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    given the choice i'd rather have the static holding the fines, more fines in bag = less in my hopper , so i have to deal with removal less often
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    I must be wacky...fines are one of the ratings pellet companys and pellet raters seem to list .. personally I could care less..my stove will burn rocks. I will say I was educated as to burning a quality pellet. My pb105 comes up to temp much faster with a quality pellet and I plan to spend more on a quality pellet like vermont's to save both wear and tear on my stove as well as it looks like per BTU I will save money in the long run. All I can think of is the saying "winners find solutions to problems...loosers find problems in solutions" I'm done with this thread...
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    I said I was done with this thread. I wish I never started it but here we are . some of the posts here pinched a nerve. I found Chris to be a REAL nice guy and I'll bet everyone else who was in the group found him to be the same. As for him trying to impress us...NO WAY. If you spend 15 min with this man you would agree...He has been to alaska and all around helping people set up pellet mills. He refuses to get bigger if his quality will suffer. Its kinda funny...the group(at the tour) agreed this forum is both friendly and informative ...except when it comes to pellets. I guess I crossed the line. If any of my posts seem like a flame:ZZZ I'm sorry.
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    no biggie ice,

    hell i did a consulting job for Pennington back when they started up, they pulled out all the stops, we went to a town just outside of Atlanta to their headquarters, installed a freestanding unit and an insert in one of their bigwig's house and were filmed by HGTV for a podcast. they featured Linda Leday who was "your home improvement expert" had a great time met some folks , toured their plant there and all kinda stuff, then the following winter spent a large portion of it "putting out the fire" from their pellets which were not very good. the company OTOH was excellent in standing behind the product, even mailing checks for literally whole tons of pellets. on that alone i would still buy em. issue was the start up of 5 plants which have to be dialed in to properly dispense good product.

    pellets do get discussed quite a bit in here, go back and look at what happened with "natures own" pellets the thread can still be read, was quite a ride. on a personal note , i would say this. the people i met from both HGTV and Pennington were fantastic, they treated us like Nobel laureates, listened well and seemed genuinely interested in our (my) input. if asked i would certainly be there should they want to do anything like that podcast again.
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    I agree.
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    Easy enough.

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