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  1. pelletheat

    pelletheat New Member

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    Any feedback on what pellet brands burn the best? Low ash with high BTU.

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  2. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Hop on over to yahoo groups. They're into a big discussion regarding
    hardwood vs. softwood pellets.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pelletstove/

    Here in MA we're not in position to pick and choose. We buy what
    we can get for a reasonable price.
  3. HarryBack

    HarryBack New Member

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    Aint that the truth, Zeta. As a dealer in MA, I can tell you its a tough situation, as you already undoubtedly know. I ordered some Pinnacle pellets which were supposed to deliver in December (Pinnacle is a supposedly good pellet from the west coast....Im told there is no shortage there). Well, we waited, called, waited, called, etc......keep in mind that its gonna take roughtly 3 weeks to get them by rail, then we have to have them unloaded at a transfer yard and truck them here...$$$...all this adds up to expensive pellets. If the pellets arrive too late, we are stuck holding expensive pellets when the pellet prices historically drop (late april, May). Today we got good news! That railcar of mine that was supposed to ship in December? Remember that? Well, it shipped! To EUROPE! Thats right, the pellets got sold to someone in Europe instead....Im a bit peeved....first you wait and wait, and now they basically blow us off and resell them...I think thats ethically unsound, and I am not impressed with Pinnacle.

    *sigh*
  4. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    That's not good business practice at all. Look into Heartland pellets they're made by Pope & Talbott out of Spearfish SD. They're softwood, and yield about 9000btu/lb. Burn clean and hot. They do make a little more ash but I've ran my pellet stove burning them for 2 weeks straight without opening the door and they've never plugged my pot up.
  5. HarryBack

    HarryBack New Member

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    Thanks, Shane, Ill check into them.......problem is, many pellet companies dont ship via rail, and shipping by truck from SD is a HUGE cost.....Ill try to check today.
  6. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    They're a wood mill so I guess I assumed they would ship by rail. Hopefully so because they're good pellets. I'm not sure how much you would have to charge for them they go for 3.25 per bag here in Casper but were alot closer to the horses mouth.
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