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Spring Buy Which Pellet? Barefoot or Clearfire Pacific

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by countk, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. countk

    countk Feeling the Heat

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    Looking to pull the trigger on either 3 tons of Clearfire Pacific or Barefoots. Pricing is fairly close.
    3 Tons Barefoot w/shipping = $867
    3 Tons Clearfire Pacific w/shipping = $881
    I have never tried Clearfire Pacific before but have burned Okie's and LG which many on this site have said the Clearfire are comparable too. I love Okies and the LG's were okay. Any thoughts? Which would you buy? My stove is not at all fussy and will burn most anything.

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  2. john193

    john193 Minister of Fire

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    If you have never tried it, that is a bad way to commit to 3 tons. Would you buy a car without at least sitting in it first? Buy a few bags to try first. Additionally is this off season pricing in your area? A lot of dealers near me have already dropped their pricing. Some areas do offer lower prices during the summer, but varies of course.
  3. countk

    countk Feeling the Heat

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    Don't take this personal, but I knew I would get the "have you tried it first", that is why I stated that I have tried Okies and LG's which many people say are of a similar softwood. While you are correct that I should try them 1st, I don't know where to find them in my area. This is a lowered or "Spring Buy" price on woodpellets.com for the ClearFire Pacific. The Barefoot are from a local dealer just south of Boston and it is also a Spring deal. I never wait till the summer, rather lock in now. That's just the way I usually do it. With everything so uncertain in todays economy, there is no bet that prices will go down in the summertime.
  4. john193

    john193 Minister of Fire

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    No worries. I can't guess your circumstance so I have to ask. Are the clean fires also a softwood. As you may know barefoot is a hardwood. Generally the softies offer a higher btu. I'm partial to the barefoot, had great success with them, but I don't have reasonable access to softwoods in my area.
  5. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    can't go wrong with the barefoots IMO
  6. Harmanizer

    Harmanizer Burning Hunk

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    I can get the LG Granules now for $791.70 shipped from Wood pellets.com.They were the best pellet I burned this year.I may jump on this.
  7. countk

    countk Feeling the Heat

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    The Clearfire Pacific is a softwood and get pretty good reviews here and as stated I love Okies and have also burned LG's, but I know I can't go wrong with Barefoots, so I'm leaning that way. Clearfire has a hardwood as well and the reviews here on them are not to good.
  8. sinnian

    sinnian Minister of Fire

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    The CleanFire Pacific is more like (if not the same) the LG's than the Oakies. That said, I would buy the LG's and save some more coin.
  9. countk

    countk Feeling the Heat

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    I'm assuming that is for 3 tons, if so I would have to pay 838.70 and I live closer in Northeast Taxachussets! Do you have some sort of a coupon?
  10. Harmanizer

    Harmanizer Burning Hunk

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    No.I went to the website and gave them my address and that is the price I got for 3 tons.I think they ship from Taunton which is only a few miles away.
  11. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    Buy a ton of each....or so....
  12. CygnusX1

    CygnusX1 Feeling the Heat

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    I'd go with the Barefoots, always consistent quality.
  13. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    I tried the Barefoots, burned the same as the Somersets with more ash. The Cleanfires are like the Okies, I bought 3 tons yesterday
  14. TJC

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    My dealer which is about 15 minutes from the house will be carrying Barefoots this season.

    Price is $299/ton. Delivery is $25 for as many tons as I want.

    Other option from them is Currans, which I got with the 2 stoves this yr, at $249/ton. Not really impressed with these after trying some Barefoots.

    There is another dealer a bit further away with Cubex at I believe $285/ton but with a higher delivery. $25/ton up to 4 tons. After that free.

    Guess I'm gonna go with the Barefoots/5 tons.
  15. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    The Somersets burned the same as the Barefoots for me with a tad more ash. Somersets a whole lot cheaper per ton:cool:

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