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Somersets Burn Rate

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by BillM2, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. BillM2

    BillM2 Member

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    I'm trying a few bags of Somersets and have noticed that they seem to be burning at a faster rate than I remember. I've got the feed rate on 3, low burn on 4, main controls on 1 (heat) and 3 (blower). Hasn't been too cold until last night which allowed for an informal test of two bags. Happy with the heat output which is great and ash seems reasonably low.

    Anyone notice the same thing?

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  2. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    Seem to burn at a slightly faster rate for me also, and I agree that they are small!
  3. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    yes also, but keep the house warm
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  4. Vinelife

    Vinelife Feeling the Heat

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    Have not burned any new ones from this years batch.. still burning off last years Somersets....I will keep an eye on that..
  5. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    Yes, they are a small pellet (or at least have been for me) I actually have seen a few more long ones on my current batch. I'll have to look and see if I can figure out when they were manufactured.
  6. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Maybe you could open 1 bag of the new ones just to scoop out a handful to compare with last year's. Pics of both sis by side would be nice! ==c
  7. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Somersets have always been one of the smaller pellets on the market. Another reason they are my favorite.

    This means that they feed more. But also means more heat. They are consistent in everything ;)

    Love Somersets. :)
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