powerhouse pellets?

motorbykemike Posted By motorbykemike, Feb 4, 2013 at 9:22 AM

  1. motorbykemike

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    anybody try or using them and how do you compare them to other pellets as far as heat and ash?
     
  2. slvrblkk

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    Good heat but LOADS of ash for me when I burned them earlier in the season....actually mine were Great Americans but it's the same pellet....afaik......
     
  3. jtakeman

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    Ditto with PowerHouse.
     
  4. Brokenwing

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    agree with the above, good heat, but I am getting clinkers from them. They also smelled like glued up plywood!
     
  5. jackbean53

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    same here decent heat but lots of ash, do not know about this season but last year lots of problems with long pellets.
    i found a local stove shop with turmans actually better for me burn great low ash and the same price as powerhouse
    25-pdvc
     
  6. slvrblkk

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    Holy cow...they are charging the same price for GAP's as the Turman? If you don't mind, what are they charging?
     
  7. MommyOf4

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    Those were pretty much the first bags I burned and they seemed to have a decent heat output but LOADS of ash.
     
  8. lecomte38

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    Lots of ash. I don't think they are very hot either. I hate to say but I liked NEWPS better then the Powerhouse for cheap pellets. ( 2 tons burned and 2 to go)
     
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    Same here lots of ash and clinkers....way more than I was getting from the infernos I burned last season and part of this season as well.....who'd a thunk?
     
  10. slvrblkk

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    Yes, it kind of sucks because the GAP plant is very close to me but I can get a very hot pellet with next to no ash for $209 a ton where the GAP's were $225 last time I checked.
     
  11. motorbykemike

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    slvrblkk

    what pellet is the very hot one w/ low ash for 209 and where are you getting them ?
     
  12. Jim H.

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    I actually just started burning the ton I bought earlier this year. Pellets are all very small and consistant with my ton....like others said, good heat but a lot of ash. Think I paid 209 at Ace if I remember correctly.
     
  13. slvrblkk

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    @mike....... Presto Logs at the Lowes in Bethlehem...they burn excellent in my stove...they have about 5 tons left the rest is all Cheat River
     
  14. jtakeman

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    The PTL's are hot this year. My stove is liking them too! ;)
     
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    My wife is going to kill me but I really gotta score a half ton of the PTL's....I hardly have any room left....
     
  16. Shaw520

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    ..always easier to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
     
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    True that!
     
  18. jtakeman

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    I heard if you send em shopping or something to distract them. They usually never notice! ;)

    I have never done it, Nope not me. I'll even deny it if you say I told ya! :p
     
  19. will711

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    Not trying to put words in Jack Bean 53 's mouth :) but I remember an early post in a Truman thread , we turned him on to the Cozy Barn where he scored the Turman's . So I'm thinking he was paying around $4.80 to $5.00 for the Powerhouse.
     
  20. slvrblkk

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    Ouch! If that's the case, that's crazy.....
     
  21. tsmith

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    Powerhouse are doing ok in my Mt. Vernon, they are very ashy though. I am burning Turmans in my Accentra. I am planning on probably picking up 4 tons of Turman in April for next year.
     
  22. will711

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    That' kind of the going rate up here at the small mom & pop hardware stores.
     
  23. slvrblkk

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    Down the road from me is Miller Supply/Ace Hardware and they were getting $225 for Powerhouse...not sure what they are now. Is Cozy Barn still $225 for the GAP's? If they were way less ashy I would just buy those to keep it local but at this point I feel they need to revamp their "recipe" a bit.
     
  24. will711

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    I haven't burned any this year sitting on 15+ bags from last year ,but they are buried under 40 bags of Set's / GT's mix. They were very good last year , as we all know batches very with the quality of the raw material. I'll grab a few bags to check out let you know what I think.
     
  25. slvrblkk

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    Yes, I burned some the year before and they definitely seemed better in my old stove. Sounds good, let me know.
     

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