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Pellet prices in Maritimes Canada

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by kobalt, Aug 12, 2009.

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  1. samandlillie

    samandlillie Member

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    Gutterboy.In my area, a 2 mile radius, I have seen about 20 mini heat pumps installed in the last year. Fujitsu dealer here is giving a 10 year warranty on product and labour.Last year when it was -20, the unit was still working.Be sure the outside unit is off the ground, mine was sitting on a patio stone and iced up(only complaint).
    Wayne in NS

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  2. kobalt

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    I would assume that a heat pmp needs to work through a hot air heating system. Those of us with hot water baseboard would not be able to use such a system.
  3. xbillyx

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    I paid $5.99/bag last year plus a $25 delivery charge. Not too bad I don't think. I still have a lot left from last winter and I'm thinking/hoping it'll last all winter this year.
  4. kobalt

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    Was that 5.99 per bag plus tax?
  5. gutterboy2ca

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    I'm sure it was plus tax or would have worked out to be a more un even amount i'm guessing.Nice to see the price staying at $5.69/Bag this Fall for the LG-Granules(Best on the Market) in my books.Tried 7 brands last year,very satisfied with LG's if ya can get them.And yeah Kobalt,thats $5.69/Bag plus taxes,don,t ya just hate it.........Oh well.
  6. xbillyx

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    Yup, $5.99 plus insane PEI tax. Why are pellets taxed anyway? They shouldn't be. We're purchasing a renewable fuel source.

    I saw Eastern Embers at Home Hardware (Stratford) the other day for $6.49 plus tax.
  7. pete324rocket

    pete324rocket Feeling the Heat

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    For New Brunswickers, the provincial government is looking for input via a web site about the upcoming budget, I put my 2 cents in about pellets being priced so high and then taxed that the money they gave us to help buy the stove thru a grant could be wasted if go back to electricity...maybe a few more comments would help.....
  8. kobalt

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    I agree that there should be no tax on wood pellets. Things will not be great if PEI goes to the HST. Then we will have to pay 15% tax.
  9. pete324rocket

    pete324rocket Feeling the Heat

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    right now I am testing out "True-Burn" from T.P. Downey and Sons from Hillsborough ,N.B. So far,I can say they smell really good in the bag.There is a little sawdust in the bag but no more I suppose than the rest. Pellets seem a little smaller in diameter ,though I did not measure them.
  10. kobalt

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    pete324rocket let us know how they burn and if they burn clean.
  11. pete324rocket

    pete324rocket Feeling the Heat

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    so far the "clean" part I can't account for but they burn no hotter or no colder than the lignetics and maine woods pellets that have come before them.Not totally scientific but using a magnetic mount thermometer on the front of the stove for comparison. That is good though because in previous tests,the lignetics seemed to be the gold standard for heat.
  12. peirhead

    peirhead Feeling the Heat

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    There is no PST on any home heating fuel on PEI at this time...if you paid the 10% then get it back from the store....if PEI goes to a Harmonized tax later then that will be different......Home Depot tried to charge me the PST in the Construction Materials dept but when I asked at the Customer Service Dept they "ammended" the bill so I paid GST (5%) only.......
  13. kobalt

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    I sure hope that we do not go to the HST here on PEI.
  14. kobalt

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    Has everyone in the Maritimes got their pellets bought?
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    I bought a lot last winter and am hoping I have enough to last this winter. I've got enough through at least March I would guess.

    How about you?
  16. Darren Mac

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    Yep, bought them in June from Corrigan's. Eastern Embers $5.79/bag.
  17. kobalt

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    I used about 150 bags last winter. I have 164 bags in the garage. I bought them in Kensington at 5.4 per bag plus tax. I should be good for the winter.
  18. gutterboy2ca

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    couldn,t stand the 4 bags of eastern embers i purchased to test,was so glad when they were gone.only thing worse was the cozy comfy from Kent Bld,and the Maine Woods from across the border,i see Canadian tire has switched from Lignetics(hardwood) to Maine woods(complete trash),see how that works out for them.I personally will stick to LG Granules as long as there available in my area for $5.79/bag.If you really wanna know how your pellet brands stack up against each other,wait till you see the digital Thermometer on sale at Canadian tire and buy one.You won,t be dissapointed.Fire up your stove,let it run on high for 15 mins,then point the thermometer in your heat output tubes,mark it down and also do a second spot,like the front glass.Compare your readings,you'll be amazed at upwards of 200 degree's difference in brands,may be worth a bit more ash to get almost double the heat.just my opinion of course....
  19. kobalt

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    I would love to try the LG Granules. I have no problem with the Eastern Embers, they are the best of the one that I have used so far. Anyone know who sell the LG's on PEI?
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    I don't think we have much choice on PEI. I've only seen Eastern Embers and Maine Wood Pellets. Do you know of any other decent brands?

    Eastern Embers worked great for me last year but they're not doing as well this year. I think it's because I stored them in my basement and it got pretty humid down there. Oh well. I'm not about to waste my fuel source. Once I run out I'll buy a fresh batch and store them better.
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    For anyone shopping for Pellets in the PEI area, jump on kijiji and do a search on pellets under PEI, theres an ad on there someone making them local, peice $5.99/Bag, pic of pellets looks decent, little longer then i prefere but might be an alternative, just letting you know..
  22. peirhead

    peirhead Feeling the Heat

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    I think Gutterboy is referring to Paul Lawson of Lawson Mills cell #(902) 940-7717
  23. kobalt

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    Tried the Lawson Mills ones last year. Found them very dirty, heat was very good however.
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    pete324rocket Feeling the Heat

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    The Maine woods pellets burn hotter-and would be my selection over true-burn,though I am sad not to support a local supplier.Both are the same price at the moment,although it was one year ago that Crappy tire had their sale on at 4.99 a bag,so I am gambling a bit. As for ashes, all about the same...ashes are dirty.-my onions in my garden love them.
  25. kobalt

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    I have already burnt as many pellets as I did last year in October. Last year in Oct I burnt 4 bags. I have already burnt that many this Oct already. How about everyone else.
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