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Pellets have arrived at the box stores

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by elkimmeg, Aug 12, 2007.

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  1. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Yes I am very pleased with the deal. I placed the order
    on 5-17-07. I helped a friend who lives near me get
    an online price quote a few weeks after and it was
    higher. I talked to Sandy at pelletsales.com this morning,
    and she told me to sit tight, the pellets will
    be delivered soon and they will call a few days in advance
    so I can move my boat out of the driveway.
    I have never used the pinnacles but I've read good reviews on
    them so I'm hoping they are at least as good
    as the newp or any of the other brands I've used.

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  2. Highbeam

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    199$ per ton of "pellets" here at the small Lumbermans chain of hardware stores. No idea on brand, just on the billboard.
  3. karl

    karl Minister of Fire

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    Mkmh,

    This will be my first year heating with wood and I have some concerns about circulating air. I don't like the corner door frame fans sold for moving heat around. They seem way too expensive. Especially when a small Wal Mart fan can be had for much less and is ensentialy the same thing. All propellor type fans are noisey and I question how much air they move. I have been looking at the Wind Tower Platinum Indoor Oscillating Fan at Wal Mart. It's a squirel cage fan. I can take the botton off of it and make a few brackets and hang it horzontially on the door frame. I think it will look better than the corner type fans. It will move more air, and they are quieter. This one http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4756119 is thirty eight dollars. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5425251 that one is nineteen dollars. They also have timers on them and remote controls to turn them on and off, if you're wife is short. I was going to wait until Wal Mart put them on sale, but a friend of mine is a manager at one and she said they got a memo saying no in store mark downs on anything until the first of the year. She's going let me know if they get a corporate marked down sent to them.
  4. mkmh

    mkmh New Member

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    Not a bad idea. I may take a look at those fans. Whatever I do it needs to be pretty quiet. I'm toying with the idea of buying a bunch of these (or similar) and building wooden cases, with sound-proofing materials to be put in thresholds.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999162
    It'll be a fair amount of work but I like the fact that tehse fans have sound and rpm ratings.
  5. jqgs214

    jqgs214 Minister of Fire

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    Just make sure you install those fans with the cool air blowing into the room with the stove.
  6. karl

    karl Minister of Fire

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    Squirrel cage fans are always much quieter than propellor ones. I went to Wal Mart and turned off all of the display fans and then turned on the one I was interested in. It's very quiet. On high it was moving as much air as a boxed fan and wasn't loud at all.
  7. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    Holy crapstick Batman!
    Was at Home Depot in Avon, MA two days ago.
    They have Fireside brand wood pellets
    in stock for a mere $270 a ton. :bug:
    Glad I bought early.
  8. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    I have to buy earlier next year. Cheapest i can find anywhere is no less then 250/ton
  9. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    Thursday morning paper arrived with the weekend ads Aubuchon is celebrating 100 years
    the front page special price highlighted pellets only $279 per ton or $5.99 per bag

    Right above it is the save $50 on the Pell Pro Pellet stove Now $1444.00
  10. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    [[/quote] zeta said...

    Yes I am very pleased with the deal. I placed the order
    on 5-17-07. I helped a friend who lives near me get
    an online price quote a few weeks after and it was
    higher. I talked to Sandy at pelletsales.com this morning,
    and she told me to sit tight, the pellets will
    be delivered soon and they will call a few days in advance
    so I can move my boat out of the driveway.
    I have never used the pinnacles but I've read good reviews on
    them so I'm hoping they are at least as good
    as the newp or any of the other brands I've used.[/quote]

    pinnacle are good pellets , you will be happy with them im sure, we played with some in our lab last year and they did quite well maybe not the overall best we tested (19 brands in all i think), but certainly close to the top.

    sorry i messed up , but i didnt think we needed the whole shebang quoted again for my point
  11. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    And the top three were?

    That ought to put you on the spot with the pellet makers!
  12. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    BB,you have a lovely way of putting me on the spot

    ok, if i HAD to pick a winner, and remember this is unofficial, marthwood out of marathon wis. they were great, pennington was as well, hamers hot ones lived up to the name on the bag(Lori Hamer has a great group of people up there as well) darned good stuff. ozark pellets were quite good also. energex's premium grade tested very well, all in all, everyone that we tested were quality pellets and did well in our testing, i'd probably sit here and name them all saying basically the same thing, but it was last year and im at home trying to remember all the brands.(my apologies to those i have left out) pinnacle as i already mentioned were great. only less than good thing i can say in this posting is that there were a few brands which i flat out will not name names, that decided they didnt wanna play ( did not wish to participate), i guess they had their reasons. the reason im holding those names is that when i came in here i promised not to speak badly on any other manufacturers in the forum , i meant stove mfg. but i am applying that to the pellet folks as well. if they are good , i will speak honestly about them being good in my opinion. if they are IMO not good , i wont speak either way specifically in this public forum(note that there were ones that i didnt name but were good pellets , i'll post them later if asked after refreshing my memory), i posted a letter to craig stating that was my stance and i will not go back on that.
    as a footnote , my own pellet stove that i have here at the house has run exclusively on Lignetics, of west va. and hardwood heat(not certain where they are made) , from our local tractor supply. both have been excellent pellets in my stove, i'd recommend them as well personally, they have been consistantly good since i installed the unit in 2004

    DISCLAIMER: the views in this post are my own personal opinions and may not reflect the official views of England's Stove Works Inc. and should not be taken as such
  13. karl

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    Hamer's is just down the road from me. I used to work for them when I had the print shop. I didn't realize they were that big. I agree with you. They are nice people.
  14. njtomatoguy

    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    tractor supply yesterday
    269 ton
    4.99 Bag

    Whie I was there I checked out indoor wood furnace- NICE!!
    I'll try to get the link.
  15. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    which brand wood furnace was it? just curious what tractor is carrying , some regions have ours but i do not know if all have it
  16. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Around here in the stores and in their online listings TSC carries the U.S. Stove Company 1557M coal and wood furnace. Have for as long as we have lived here.
  17. njtomatoguy

    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    BB got it - US stove
  18. Xena

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    Yippeee! My pellets were delivered a little while ago
    from Pelletsales.com. I got two tons of Canadian Premium
    (Pinnacle Pellets imported and then packaged by New England Wood Pellet)
    for a total of $437.00 delivered to my driveway. As mentioned
    previously, the order was placed in May to get that price.
    Breaks down to 218.50 a ton delivered. Makes zeta happy. :)

    edit: Oh and I highly recommend pelletsales.com! This is my second
    time doing business with them and as long as I have a pellet
    stove and they are in business I will use them.
  19. Jabberwocky

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    Same here .. got 3 tons in May .. Pellet Sales.com will absolutely get my business.

    On Natural Gas: I paid $1700 in heating to freeze my arse .. I gotta hunch my $620 in pellets this year will beat 62 degrees and 58 overnight by a mile. Stove pay back time: <3 years considering a 68 degree house would have cost me $2000+ in natural gas.
  20. mkmh

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    So do either of you know whether Pelletsales.com maintains a staff that handles delivery? My impression was that they were basically just a broker service that coodinates the purchase and delivery. Not implying that is a bad thing, just curious what the business model is.

    Zeta's deal seems very similar to the deal that I got through home and Hearth, though my delivery charge was higher (i'm pretty far from the shop). I also had to pay in May to get the best price.
  21. Xena

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    Yup I think they are pretty much acting as a "middle man", but whats the diff?
    It's a reliable service with awesome prices on the product. I'm pretty far from
    the source too. The pellets come from NH, and I'm on the South Shore
    in MA.
  22. smith10210

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    I just paid $239 a ton no tax at my local Tractor Supply. WAlMart wants $275 and Lowe's $268..The local lumber mill wants $195 but its to hard to get them they sell asap I got sick of calling and went to Tractor Supply. I use propane also which I pay $2.09 a Gallon but am switching to NOCO for a lock in price of $1.79 a gallon until June Of 08'. A cord of mixed hardwood is $65 right now.I live in NY state so everything is high... I hope pellet prices don't get to high because I'm selling my wood stove tomorrow.
  23. webbie

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    $65 for an actual cord of hardwood? And you say that is expensive?

    If true, that is about 1/4 the price you are paying for Pellets (per BTU)...or maybe less!
  24. begreen

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    That has to be a face cord. I haven't seen a full cord of split dry hardwood for that price for a really long time. And I'm an old fart.
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    Yea face cord.. It goes up to $90 in the winter months thats for pickup prices... I cant cut and split anymore because i blew out a disc last winter even though I had access to free cherry and maple which I had to split with my Aunt.. Wood is cheap unless its delivered. I have a chute built in the house to load wood into the basement kinda of cool but got sick of the bugs and mess and mold mildew. We get to much snow to deal with it outside..If I had a garage to store it in I would still use it. Also shelled corn was $45 dollars or so for 500 pounds last year probably has gone up ..
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