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testing diff brand's of pellets

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Coyote_nb_ca, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    hi,

    at the time we testing diff kind of pellets.
    starting with "New England" 6us$/bag in caribou ME
    3 bag are gone in only 2.5 Day's <>
    they burn a lot cooler as the brand from QC (2Bag's 3 days)
    more ash
    this pm we will start after a cleanout
    with 3 bags of Green Supreme 4,65us$/bag

    follow up...:ZZZ

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Greene Supreme are the exact same pellet as "New England"....you will probably get the same poor results.

    What other pellets are available in your area?
  3. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    northeast from ashland ME; out of stuck
    there are 3 diff brands at Walmart
    out normal brand is AMBIANCE 5$CND/bag
    on ambiance we need 2Bag/s for 3 days and less on ash
  4. Umaxman

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    Walmart here only has one brand TreBio $4.96 a bag , the first ones I bought are very dark almost a green color. They burn ok but not very hot and soooo much ash its not funny :(
    The next bunch they got are very light colored and are very hot and very little ash. Same brand but a much better pellet, even better that the Eastern embers.
  5. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    sorry don't know the names at WM in Presque Isle ME
  6. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    stofe12-25-5.jpg stofe12-25-4.jpg stofe12-25-3.jpg stofe12-25-2.jpg stofe12-25-1.jpg stofe12-25-6.jpg

    the Pic shows the stove after 14h with the Greene Supreme :eek: it was only 3/4 bag of Greene Supreme i think i will search a person with a pelletstofe that i'm dislike and make him a present of 2 bags ....

    ash that we have with the AMBIANCE after 2-3 Bags. now the stove is clean and filled up with the AMBIANCE well make new pic's next day ....
  7. DOLLARBILL

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    have you seen Crabbes from PEI I believe I maybe wrong they are from thr Maritimes and burn nice and Hot ,I also like Cubex from Montreal
  8. Gary Gileau

    Gary Gileau Member

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    I find Green Supremes to be quite ashy as well. The heat is OK but a bit dirty. I just started a thread on Northeast Pellets. If you have them in your area I'd try them.
  9. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    i'm a little bit confused
    after we go back to the AMBIANCE the glas is dirty too
    i replace the door and glas gasket b4 and add a 90` elbow at the end of the exe pipe
    at the moment we have behind the stove a 45` then 1food straight horizontal and the 90` open end to the ground
    on the same outside temp we burn 1 bag now a day (b4 2bags in 3 days)

    with confused x-mas wishes
    fred
  10. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    here some pics from today
    DSCF1548.JPG DSCF1546.JPG

    the glass was 90% cleaner b4 we start the test and b4 we put the new gaskets in :(((
    you can't clean the glass with out a chemical oven cleaner :(
    what's running wrong now ???
  11. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    any ideas ???????
  12. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    where are the "specialists here"
  13. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    I.m not an expert. and I don't know a thing about your stove , but looking at the pic of how black the glass is looks like the fire needs a little more air.
  14. newf lover

    newf lover Minister of Fire

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    Don't have your stove either. There was another thread from someone with black glass issues as well that might be worth reading through. http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/black-glass.101460/ It seems like more of a problem than pellets, even though I personally think NEWP are horrible.
    Another thread on your stove that might be helpful http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/drolet-eco-45-weak-blower.100385/ One of the experts on this site doesn't seem to like your brand of stove, didn't explain why. I see you just got this stove Nov. 2012. Did it ever burn clean? It it never did, less likely it is a cleanliness issue, although burning NEWPs there could be hidden ash somewhere. Sorry can't be very helpful.
  15. mralias

    mralias Minister of Fire

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    Don't have your stove either, however, your pics of the gasket are interesting. I don't see an air wash anywhere which could explain why the glass is so dirty. The pellets as everyone else has been saying are high ash in any stove so I don't see an issue there.
  16. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Just looked up specs for stove at northern tool lists an air wash "to keep the glass clean". Wish I could help more.
  17. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    thx folks for your input will try more "air"

    the old glass gasket was only on the topside from the glass but the manual say complete around.

    on the door gasket when the door was closed you can push a postcard in :(
  18. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    with the old gasket yes
    i read the links and we clean the "netz" in front of the blower all 2 days with the shop vac
    last weekend i make a "all ofer cleaning"

    thx for your halp
  19. Coyote_nb_ca

    Coyote_nb_ca New Member

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    oki we try now in the last days 3 bags of crabbe pellets
    very nice heat feels that they burn a lot hotter as the other brands
    ash amount is ok
    for us at our new no1.

    thx to all with your input
  20. will711

    will711 Minister of Fire

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    Happy New Year glad all is well now.

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