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Who's burning shoulder pellets now?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Cleetussnow, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I agree. Except for the snow, it hasn't been too bad (did we just jinx ourselves? !!!)

    I gotta bring in the last ton of GT's from the storage shed....probably tomorrow. I just stopped at Lowes on the way home from work....no Timber Heats to be seen:mad:....I liked them a lot too. Just the expensive GT's, and poor GS and North Amer. <>

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  2. Birdie Golf

    Birdie Golf Guest

    are you really saving money burning more pellets with a shoulder to get the same heat as a higher end pellet that burns less fuel to achieve the same heat?
  3. imacman

    imacman Guest

    There are some pretty good lower priced "shoulder" pellets this year.....some put out almost as good btu's as the high priced stuff. Greene Team, Somerset, Presto-Logs, Stove Chow, and Timber Heat (Dry Creek) have all been above average for me this year, and most of them can be had for $209/ton at big box store.
  4. Birdie Golf

    Birdie Golf Guest

    yes i agree, i also use stove chow, $189 with military discount.....its in regards to always running a shoulder pellet just bc u own a Harman
  5. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    Yes. Has been discussed many times here.
  6. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    No PTL at HD? Even this years FSU are pretty dang hot/clean. If I didn't have these options I'd be getting more PowerHouse from Agway or CTpellet for just a little more $$. Luckily I'm spoiled with decent stuff very close by.

    I agree GS and NA are not high on my list either. But they are better than Inferiors! :p
  7. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Don't know about HD....I don't shop there anymore....don't like their corporate policies. Problem is, my kids got me a decent Christmas gift card for HD....NOW what do I do???? <>
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  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    You can give it to me! ==c jk

    Military discount problems? I though someone said there was a work around? They do except the Lowes coupons too.
  9. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Well, I really have to go use it there....don't want the kids to think I didn't appreciate the thought. They actually got it thinking i would use it for pellets.....are my girls thoughtful or what!

    As for the military discount issue, yeah, I've heard you can get around it, but just the fact that there are "conditions" on our military & Vets irks me no end. HD also has other policies that I'm also opposed to. Lets leave it at that.

    Gotta give a couple local TSC's a call and see what they have these days.
  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Agreed, Corporate policies are much like politics. I'd rather talk pellets! ;)

    Curious to what your TSC have in stock, Mine only has Northeast from Ashland Maine. They seem OK(softwood) But I'm leary since they are using recycled wood from pallets and such. I'd rather MWP or AWF even.
  11. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Uggggg....sorry I called them. One has Instant Heat-Less and GS, the other has North American. ;sick

    $219.50
  12. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    OUCH on all of that!
  13. St_Earl

    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    three nights of -15 with three days of 0 for a high this week.
    good time to test the mwp softies.
    burned them last night with the feed gate still closed all the way. just opened it a bit as the flame seem lower with them compared to the blend.
  14. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Get a clip clothes pin, put it on your nose and use that card to get some pellets at HD.
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  15. imacman

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    Yeah, that will probably be the final result.
  16. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    In my local area, we are using a "trial" military discount. You put in your tel. Number on the promo code in the screen when you swipe your credit card. 10% off. Some exceptions. HD has on again off again etc. military discount polices. I got 15%off MWP =167/ton earlier. My son paid 197/ton. Mine were delivered no charge for three ton purchase.
    Can't figure it out. HD is surviving where new Lowes are going out.
  17. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Exactly.....drives me nuts. ANY present military or Vet should be able to show military ID and immediately get 10% off ANYTHING, ANYTIME....PERIOD!!
  18. subsailor

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    They started a thing where you signed up and they sent coupons via e-mail. That only lasted for a few months before they e-mailed me and told me to sign up at the store again and I would only have to show my ID at the checkout. I signed up and bought pellets once but haven't had the need to go back since. Hopefully that still works.
  19. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Well, brought the last ton of GT's into the basement. This should get me to springtime:
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  20. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    I just switched over to GTs myself today. Getting ready for the predicted cold snap and two snowstorms this coming week.....
  21. Pellet-King

    Pellet-King Minister of Fire

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    I switched to my 2010 stash of Somerset's, grrr, going to brrr ass cold by midweek here.
  22. Mrpelletburner

    Mrpelletburner Member

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    Always burned NEWP, haven't tried anything else, only b/c every spring I place the same order (habit). Anyways, how far off is The NEWP vs a hotter burning pellet?

    If I had to guess...
    30deg day = a bag every 20hrs
    15deg day = a bag every 15hrs
    House stays @ 71-72
  23. WNCBear

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    Starting into the two ton Turman tower today. 12 bags of Old Dominions on the side...they may stay there a while. I think I could get more heat and less ash from the plastic bag. Not happy with the ODs at all.

    Trying to post pic. Can't seem to figure it out.
  24. boosted3g

    boosted3g Feeling the Heat

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    Gotta love the Turmans. I liked somersets also but i burned through them a little quicker than the turmans. I dont know how many bags i have gone through but the bottom of my ash pan has just gotten covered and it has to be 3 weeks or so of burning. At this reate i think i can fit 2 tons worth of ash in the pan. I get a little ash clump in the each corner of the pot that i take out and thats about it. I felt they were worth 250 a ton so i bought 5 tons and i might use half of that this year.
  25. jtakeman

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    Switched to Turmans this morning. cubex on deck. Can't tell its cold out at all! ==c

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