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Softwood pellet question

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Phil Do's fire., Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    I have heard that a premium softwood pellet burns hotter and cleaner than a hardwood pellet;lol. I am pondering the thought of giving a bag or two a whirl, anyone have suggestions;?

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  2. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    This tends to be true. Softwood burns hotter than hardwood. The only drawback to softwood in cord form is the density. Because pellets are made to specifications the density difference is ellminated. Because of this softwood pellets tend to be better.
  3. Utilitrack

    Utilitrack Feeling the Heat

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    LaCrete's, Spruce Pointes are very good pellets IMO, MWP softwoods and LG's are decent as well.
  4. Hoot23

    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    Vermont's as well.
  5. Jaymaine34

    Jaymaine34 Member

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    Vermont's as well.
    X2
    McFeeters have done well for me this year also !
  6. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    Been burning primarily softwood pellets for years now.
    Will only burn hardwood pellets if I am forced to.;)
  7. imacman

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    My suggestion is yes, try some. Report back.

    That is all.
  8. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    If you can get them try some LG, Okanagan, or La Crete.
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    thedude110 Feeling the Heat

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    I'd go with Vermonts or Okanagan.

    My McFeeters have been hot as sin but dirty as anything. I've burned half a ton and won't burn the other half until next year -- I think I'll save them for when it's so cold I don't care about the ash!
  10. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    What brand of softwood pellets are your preferred choice?
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    Hoot23 Minister of Fire

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    Just picked up 4 bags of Mcfeeters. Looked at some reviews and they weren't highly recommended this year. I burned a half ton last year and liked them. Kinda pricey. The only place I can find them around here is aubachon in Sanford for 6.49$ a bag. It was these or Maine choice for the same price.
  12. daffonce

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    I would choice spruce pointes softwood pellets over Turman hardwoods. I burnt 2.5 tons of turmans and have been burning spruce pointes this week. Hands down prefer the pointes . fluffier ass less ash buildup in burn pot, ash isn't adhesive. Glass is cleaner. I would say hotter burn less pellets used and the volume of the pointes 40 lb bag is slightly higher IMO.
  13. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    The past two winters I have been burning primarily Spruce Pointe.
  14. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    Thanks, I guess I will have to take the 50 + mile ride to CT Pellet and get some:cool:
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    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    If making a 50 mile trek to CT Pellet. Get several types at different price points and find out what burns best for your stove at the best price point for your wallet.

    All great suggestions here so far
  16. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Have you tried Tri County Coal?

    Tri County Coal Inc
    Address: 113 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512
    Phone:(845) 279-2046

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