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Posted By kobalt,
Aug 12, 2009 at 12:52 PM
Yep same here have used more bags so far this month than all of October of last year
gutter i cant say i found LG better that eastern embers they are close though. every stove gonna be different . comfy cozy are the lowest heat of all the pellets in the maritimes in my opinon.probably why kent still has them on for $5.99. maine ones not far behind .canadian tire in dartmouth gona take a while to get rid of them at $6.49 and $6.99 at one store. . i just got back from bangor maine and they were $5.49 and $5.69 sale price reg prices seem to be$5.99 as of tues oct 13. some stores had 2-3 brands to chose from one had at least 4 differnt brands .yes pellet producers are getting like oil companies greedy!
Last year they purchased bulk pellets and repackaged them, I understand now they have purchased their own mill and now are producing the pellets themselves...not sure where they are getting their feedstock or if it is hardwood, softwood or a mix.
Maybe their quality will be better now...
domac in riverview has eastern embers for 5.99 a bag for 70 or more....deals on lesser amounts 6.49 and 6.29
Weibs Hardware in Centerville NB, still got the best Price here so far at $5.69/Bag LG-Granules(by the pallet)20 or so Pallets in stock.Did a test couple days ago on the Ambience(Hardwood)very impressive Heat Range, but holy crap they were Dirty.Heres the stove after exactly 24 hours Burn on Med Heat with LG's, glass stays 60% cleaner for a little less heat, maybe 30 degree's on Med.
I am a gambler and I'm holding out for better.There are lots of pellets around (I think?) ,so much has changed from last year...someone has got to give. Making me a bit nervous though.
If October is any indication of what the winter will be like in the Maritimes we will need to stock upon pellets.
Doesn,t appear to be any shortage of supply though, i asked the dealer Yesterday ,he said all shipments are exactly on time, and they get what they ask for.Looks like approx 20 pallets in all store yards in my area at least.Nice to know we don,t have to Hoard this Fall.
Would anyone happen to know if the LG Granules are available in Nova Scotia? Sounds like they would be worth a try.
Currently burning Eastern Embers I picked up at Home hardware @ $5.29 a bag. Tried a few bags of the Comfy Cozy once - total crap!
Tried Maine Woods 70% hardwood pellets - pretty good but a lot of ash. Not good enough to justify the price of $6.99 a bag!
Hey Packrat, check with a few of your Home Hardware stores,the ones up here in Central NB are pretty much all selling LG's this year as opposed to Eastern Embers.The Dealer i bought my LG's From said Home Hardware made a deal with LG to supply 300 stores this Fall.Not sure how far those 300 stores Span.
Many thanks for that info. I'll check with my local store. If someone could offer good pellets at a decent price they'd make a ton of money!
Cheers from NS!
With the way the fall is starting out pellets may be in short supply this winter. If oil prices keep rising burning pellets may save us some money.
Well I doubled the amount of pellets I used in October compared to last October.
rona in halifax is selling LG they have them on for $5.99 regularly. dreaming of 4.69 4.99 again lol. gutterboy lg better than last time i tried i think they are better than eastern embers now.
can you tell me where I can get more info on the 8% alternative energy rebate
I've heard the stock on PEI is good. We'll see, though. I'll need to order more come January.
kobalt: I used more this October as well.
I heard that "True -Burn" brand is going to gear up to make a softwood version of pellets. Also,I am finding that the Maine Woods Pellets do not leave any clinkers in the burn pot...a first for me,and the ash pot is always nearly clean,a real surprise.None of the others I've tried do that.
This is an informative thread ... was helpful to me. i too would like to see more REAL competition between the pellet suppliers. Price of pellets keeps heading north...
I'm expecting to get my 3 pallets of pellets (210 bags) tomorrow am (say that real quick many times) .... eastern embers brand by Shaw ... have been using these for last 5-6 years .... in my Quadafire stove.
Just do the regular cleaning.... and my stove works well with them ... i do intend to try a few bags of the LG from RONA as am curious to see how much hotter those pellets are...
Each year I generally look around and compare prices but unless there is a huge difference most of the time I order them from Payzants Building Supply in Lower sackville ... the price this year is $6.29/bag + tax. Another jump from last year.
Yesterday i saw an ad in the local paper that Kent had their Comfy Cozy brand on sale 15% off at $5.29/bag ..... the sale is on until Nov 15th ... notwithstanding all of the negative comments about this brand I've seen here ... that's a substandial difference ....
My first two calls to Payzants order desk asking about matching the Kent price was "sorry unless they are exactly the same brand, we will not match price" ... So then I contacted the owner/manager at Payzants, told him I was a long time customer, and that i've found a competator brand at $1/bag cheaper ... asked him what he could do to keep my business .... (i have had good luck with these Eastern Embers pellets so was not too keen on jumping to the CC brand) .... the manager was quite professional, he agreed that was a substantial price difference ... however he did say that the feedback he gets is that the eastern embers is a superior product to CC brand ... but he was a good business man, wanted to keep my business .... he came down in price to $5.93 .... said that was the best he could do ... so that's what i'm paying for this winters pellets. Thought I share this ... both for those interested in CC brand (sale ends this Sunday !) and also for those interested in the EE brand.
OK, for anyone in the NB area, just tried the New Company out of Keswick area, on Highway 8 towards Stanley, i was pleasantly surprised to find heat output very close to the LG's, Quiter a bit more Ash, and pellet lenth a bit Irregular, don,t think i'd run them in a Harman with Bottom Feed, but should be fine for any top feed augers.
Price is $5.99/Bag, they appear to be 80% Hardwood/20% softwood mix, just guessing though.
Does anybody sell LG Granules on PEI? I would like to try a few bags. Always looking for a better product. Am quite happy with the Eastern Embers though.
Hello fellow Maritimers.
I'll be needing a ton of pellets soon (I might get two if the price was right) - about all I can store at one time.
Does anyone know of any deals in or around Nova Scotia? The best price I've seen on Eastern Embers was at LumberMart in Spryfield - $5.99 per bag if you purchase a pallet; Kents has CC at $5.99 per bag also, but no minimum. Hard to believe $5.99 is the "best price"...far too expensive, in my opinion.
There should be no duty ,free trade .Just sales tax if you have that .
Walmart in Sussex had 40lbs pelle bag @ $4.67.
I dont know about the quality but in the bag it says premium pellets.
AFAIK, They all say premium. I haven't seen any that didn't except the Super Premiums.
What was the brand name??
I have seen Pennington's at theWalmarts near me. $5 a bag