What pellets are you burning today?

pell it Posted By pell it, Nov 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM

  1. pell it

    pell it
    Feeling the Heat

    Dec 2, 2011
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    Loc:
    Rhode Island
    It's 38 outside with a feel like of 30 and the sun is getting ready to set.

    Our stove is loving the Fireside Ultras. Did a "twenty minute" cleaning today so that always helps. You have to love higher end heat from a box store pellet. At $4 a bag I will burn thru them and keep the $6 a bag Barefoots for when it really gets cold! I grabbed another ten bags of FSU this morning.

    Stay warm everyone!!!
     
  2. ltlhawk

    ltlhawk
    Burning Hunk

    Nov 24, 2012
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    Loc:
    Pelham, NH
    I am on my 3rd day with my first pellet atove and so far I am LOVING it. I have burnt two bags in three days. I also have the FSU and so far it seems very good. I have very little ash and as I read that is a good thing. I did notice a little soot on the top area of the glass, but i was running some experiments on high and that might be expected (not sure yet). Anyway FSU is cheap and it seems to be a good choice from what I have been reading on this forum..

    Burn on
     
  3. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE
    Minister of Fire

    Feb 24, 2011
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    Loc:
    NoPellettons, MA
  4. yellowpike

    yellowpike
    Member

    Dec 18, 2010
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    Loc:
    western /new york
    dry creek
    ::-)
     
  5. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007
    Minister of Fire

    Dec 31, 2010
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    Loc:
    Eastern Mass & Lakes Region of Maine
    Green Supreme(NEWP) great shoulder season pellet for me this year.
     
  6. The Ds

    The Ds
    Feeling the Heat

    Jan 29, 2012
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    Loc:
    Western PA, USA
    Lignetics (green label).
     
  7. thedude110

    thedude110
    Feeling the Heat

    Aug 12, 2011
    277
    42
    Loc:
    Central Connecticut
    Burning Vermonts -- keeps the house nice and toasty.
     
  8. farmboy

    farmboy
    New Member

    Nov 5, 2011
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    Loc:
    eastern va
    green label Ligs
     
  9. Outerlimits

    Outerlimits
    Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    119
    5
    Loc:
    West MI
    Somersets as it is 28 outside
     
  10. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel
    Feeling the Heat

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Loc:
    Suburban Boston
    Greene Gold after a 24' exhaust vent clean with Lint Eater.
     
  11. ltlhawk

    ltlhawk
    Burning Hunk

    Nov 24, 2012
    111
    31
    Loc:
    Pelham, NH
    what is a lint eater.. sounds yummy
     
  12. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel
    Feeling the Heat

    Dec 8, 2011
    260
    39
    Loc:
    Suburban Boston
    Lint Eater: brush at the end of flexible rods that you hook up to your power drill so you can remove ash from the inside of your vent.
     
  13. Caribfan

    Caribfan
    Member

    Feb 4, 2012
    125
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    Loc:
    Southern Maine
    Bought a couple bags of Ambiance yesterday and put 1 in this morning. So far it seems like a good, strong flame compared to MWP blend. The heat is much better also - the house is a comfortable 70 degrees. Too early for an ash report though. The temp is hovering around freezing here.
     
  14. save$

    save$
    Minister of Fire

    Sep 22, 2008
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    Loc:
    Chelsea Maine
    MWP here. Good price, god heat, no clinkers.
     
  15. jdege

    jdege
    Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    168
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    Loc:
    Dover, NH
    Green Supreme, sitting on the Vermonts for the cold weather.
     
  16. ltlhawk

    ltlhawk
    Burning Hunk

    Nov 24, 2012
    111
    31
    Loc:
    Pelham, NH
    Thanks MrJohneel, I gotta get me one of those. I assume that is a once a year thing? Give the pipes a good scrubbing.
     
  17. dfolker4

    dfolker4
    Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    25
    1
    Loc:
    northern Michigan
    33 degrees out with 8 inches of snow ( melting fast ) burning Kirtlands and staying toasty. premium pellet at a box store price.
     
  18. mrjohneel

    mrjohneel
    Feeling the Heat

    Dec 8, 2011
    260
    39
    Loc:
    Suburban Boston
    Most people do it after every one ton. I haven't hit that mark this year, but my glass was getting dirty even after weekly cleanings so I thought I'd give the vent a clean.
     
  19. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230
    Feeling the Heat

    Nov 22, 2011
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    Loc:
    Northwest CT
    got a hopper full of presto logs going....great heat from $4.00 bag
     
  20. 343amc

    343amc
    Feeling the Heat

    Nov 23, 2005
    375
    181
    Loc:
    West Michigan
    Ummm, Michigan pellets here (hangs head in shame). Still trying to get rid of the leftovers from last years mistake. Saving the Somersets, Pro Pellets and Magic Sparks for really cold weather.
     
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  21. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 10, 2008
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    Loc:
    Standish, ME
    It ain't 20 below yet so I'm burning my shoulder pellets just like I did all last year.
     
  22. St_Earl

    St_Earl
    Minister of Fire

    Sep 9, 2011
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    Loc:
    millinocket, maine
    mwp blend. 25f here at the moment.
    mostly light (weight. not color) fly ash. i've taken to just brushing it away from the edges of the pot till i vacuum at the end of the week.
    the pan takes forever to fill with the heavier stuff.

    i've got two tons of the mwp softies waiting for when it's 20 below. ($235/ton)
    but the blends handled that fine for me last year.
    i'll know by the end of the season if buying the softies is worth it for me or not.
     
  23. ChandlerR

    ChandlerR
    Minister of Fire

    Jan 28, 2009
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    99
    Loc:
    Hampton, NH
    Burning a new one for me. PWI hardwood pellet from Canada. They are burning every bit as good as any pellet I have burned before and that's saying a lot. Home and Hearth in Hampton Falls, NH has them for $269 a ton, $20 delivery. I'm going to spring for a ton.
     

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