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Somerset Pellets

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by katwillny, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Hey all,
    Got a ton of the somerset pellets at Lowes for 209 a ton. So far i am really liking them. Very little ash and little fines. Best attrib so far is no caking on the burn pot I some other pellets do in my Breckwell. Highly recommend them. I will pick up another ton this weekend. Just clearing out the shed this week to make room.

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  2. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Best pellet I have burned. For $209 a ton!! Buy them all ;)
  3. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel Burning Hunk

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    Why can't I find any good deals? I was in NH on business today and swung by a Lowes in Nashua -- just Green Supremes and Infernos there.
  4. iron stove

    iron stove Feeling the Heat

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    And why cant we get em in Central Ct. LOL
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  5. imacman

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    If you're in the Newburgh store, pick up 3-4 bags of the Timber Heat (AKA Dry Creek)....they were in the courtyard outside in the garden center last I knew. The pallet had been broken open, so I grabbed the bags there. They burned great in my stove.....real nice heat.
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    If my choice was limited to Green Supreme and Inferno's, I would be selling my stove and paying the Propane man!:cool:
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  7. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    3 letters should explain things! O M V
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  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Yep! Bought the whole CT-MA supply. ;sick
  9. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Pete, I am going there this afternoon. I am doing my kitchen with them so i will be spending some time hanging out with them. Great service by the way.
  10. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    I want somersets :(
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    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    O U I
  12. ekarlis

    ekarlis Member

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    I am burning Country Boy & they are equal to Sommersets. Country Boy is west of Sommerset
    & the company is Southern Ky Hardwoods. They are red & white oak & burn just as hot as
    Sommerset.
  13. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    I sold about 300 tons of Country Boy in the Spring and have been calling those customers for tha last 2 weeks looking for feedback on them. Overwhelmingly positive! Nice, clean pellet with great heat. Problem is that I can only afford to bring them in during the spring and summer months when I can buy them cheap so I won't have anymore for this season. It is the only pellet that I ever sold that cost me less for the pellet than for the freight charges to get them into my warehouse! But, as far as the quality they are stellar!
  14. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    I was really happy last year with the Stove Chows but between Chows and Sommersets, Sommersets are a far better pellet, at least in my stove.
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  15. Augmister

    Augmister Minister of Fire

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    I got my only Somersets in 2010 in CT..... would LOVE MORE!
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    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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  17. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    That's where I got my 4t.
    Steve is also on the board here
  18. stoaf88

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    I get them from Steve every year since Lowes stopped selling them back in 2009-2010

    Next year me and 7 of my friends are ordering a trailer load straight from Somerset.
  19. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    how much w/freight?
  20. stoaf88

    stoaf88 Member

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    Yea they shipped them to you!
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    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Proof from your signature: Trailer load + of Somersets
  22. stoaf88

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    Its going to be quite a discount compared to the 269 I paid this year

    OMV did you say he raised the price to 279?

    I paid 269 this year and 259 last year.

    Even at 269 they are worth it, less time having to clean my stove.

    You gave a good price, I would come get 3 ton next year from you, but too much of a hassle trailering from your house to mine.
  23. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    He is landing them for about $240 with freight!!! C'mon now, the man's gotta eat!!!
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  24. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    All the ct dealers should get together and order a train-load full to fill their warehouses. For all brands. 1 full train could get them here pretty cheap.
  25. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    In theory, its really that simple.....
    But its a very common misconception. You see, any time you rail pellets in by train, it usually costs more money than trucking them, unless it is a couple thousand miles, like Brittish Columbia. Pellets are trucked from the manufacturer's yard to the nearest short-line railroad....This will run us about $20/ton minnimum. Then they are unloaded and then re-loaded into a warehouse. Another $5-7 per ton for handling and storage. Then the train car gets loaded and taken from a short-line to a main rail like CSX or BNSF....Yawn....Another chunk of money depending upon which line, but expect it to be about $40/ton each track. Then the train car gets unloaded and held at a warehouse $5-$7 per ton. Then everyone says "Holy Sh*t!", abpot 10% of the pellets are broken and spilled all over the train car. (It really happens!) Then, the pellets get put onto a truck (Another $20/ton) and taken to us dealers in CT who try to sell them for more than we paid for them....Not all that easy in reality.
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