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Wood Pellets in Central Maine?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by tyru007, Apr 29, 2008.

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  1. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    1.5-2 tons /winter is next to nothing. He must leave his on a minimum burn or only light it every so often. Just a guess, but I suspect most folks probably go through about 3-4 tons a year for every 1000 sq ft or so. Now if you're using another heat source (such as oil), you'll use less.

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  2. j00fek

    j00fek Feeling the Heat

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    yea, this works with a oil burner. he usually sets the burner on 3 during the day and 4 at night. setting goes up to 6 (turbo)
  3. slls

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    [quote ] we are getting the pellets at lowes in auburn for 237/ton. these are good hardwood pellets from PA. they have a steady stream and wont run out i was told.[/quote]

    Are they Energex, curious.
  4. sinnian

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    Are they Energex, curious.[/quote]

    They are Green Team. I search online and did not find anything, therefore I did not buy them. Home Depot has or will have Pennington, however, there was a lot of negative stuff online about them, therefore I did not buy them.
  5. dupjay21

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    I saw something about this in the Bangor daily weekend paper the other day and it sparked some intrest. All it said that a man started this association and was going to buy pellets in bulk and sell them at cost. It didn't give any other information on how to contact the association though. I, just like most people from the area would definitly like more information on how to purchase pellets from this owners association. That is if anyone has any.

    Jason
  6. gw2kpro

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    CB, where did you learn about the Maine Pellet Stove Owners Association? I am interested in learning more about it.
  7. RedNeck Wrangler

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    PM me And I'll give you the number for the Maine Pellet Stove Owners Association.
  8. slls

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    They are Green Team. I search online and did not find anything, therefore I did not buy them. Home Depot has or will have Pennington, however, there was a lot of negative stuff online about them, therefore I did not buy them.[/quote]

    I bought 3 ton of Energex, know nothing about pellets. Stove has not been delivered yet, Vista Flame 100. After the heating season I will be able to report on the Energex softwood pellets. I read lot of bad and some good about them, I will know after 3 ton.
  9. j00fek

    j00fek Feeling the Heat

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    been burning green team for 2 years now, good pellets and nothing wrong with them unless they are outside for a while like others have that i have seen.
  10. Lt Frank

    Lt Frank New Member

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    The man who started the MPSOA is Al Nygren from the Bangor area. Firestarter: Post his phone number here as it was in the article but I did not write the number down. Al is a great guy and would be square to do business with.
  11. no1psycho

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    I can also vouch for Al. VERY good guy. Definitely a straight shooter and a pleasure to know. As of Monday I've heard that he has sold over 100 ton. He has printed out a brochure for the Maine P.S.O.A. I'm sure it is being circulated as we speak. The pellets Al will be getting are Corinth Wood Pellets. PM me if you need any other info.

    dupjay21, I am in Brewer also. Just jumped on the bandwagon of getting a pellet stove. What do you have? How long have you been burning?
  12. sinnian

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    Do you know if the association has any plans of doing anything in Southern Maine?
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    Not to my knowledge. He just started it up so you never know. Al is a very resourceful person.
  14. gw2kpro

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    I live in Eddington. Bought a Breckwell P2700 last year, it burned really well for me, but wouldn't heat my bedrooms (offset from the main living area over the garage) so I got an enviro mini for that area with my rebate check, will get it installed later this summer. When it's installed, I won't burn any oil for heating my home, now I need to figure out something for my hot water.

    Glad to hear about the pellet association, I will be contacting Al later this week.
  15. gw2kpro

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    I've got a generator, it'll run my stoves, fridge, lighting, and my oil burner if I need it -- of course, it won't work without power either.
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  17. want2bwarmer

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    Newbie here, love the forum and even though I have owned a Harman Accentra insert for 2 years, I have learned a ton on this site in the last few minutes!! But, still I have lots of questions...

    Am having 2 problems here in the Augusta area 2nd to demand for pellet stoves & pellets. Normally I deal with Rocky's Stove Shoppe, pre-order my pellets, get a good price, and delivery into my garage. 2nd to high demand prices are up AND he is not offering delivery this year. His guys are too busy installing stoves. I am wondering about other local options (with delivery).

    2nd would like to purchase a second small pellet stove for the family room (The Accentra insert is in the living room) to get my oil bill down to next to nothing. But, Rocky is backordering/scheduling installing into November already. :-( Thinking of shopping elsewhere, and finding a subcontractor to install. Thoughts? Accentra vs. Quadra-Fire Castile?

    1. How does the Maine Pellet Stove Owners Association thing work? (for purchasing pellets)
    2. How does it work if you buy pellets in bulk from MESYS? Do they sell/rent a storage bin? Dimensions of the bin? Normally stack 4 tons pallets in my garage and wonder how this would work if in bulk?
    3. Other options for high quality pellets to be delivered in the Augusta area?
    4. If I purchase a second stove elsewhere---say from a NH dealer, anyone have experience with using "Field to Flue" installer, or other contracter to install?
    5. Ideas for an alternate pellet stove dealer?

    Sorry to drop in with so many questions...but I am starting to feel the pressure to get my pellets for fall. And, I really need to decide if I am going to "lock-in" and pre-buy my usual 500 gallons of oil (at 4.79/gallon) vs. plunk down 3600.00 for another pellet stove. sigh.

    Thanks for any advice & info you can share.
  18. sinnian

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    I do not see this message anywhere on their site :question:
  19. want2bwarmer

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    Would like to hear more about the pellet stove owners association.

    In the meanwhile, I did discover that Knight's Farm Supply in Augusta, ME 626-5715 is taking orders for July delivery. Corinth at 229/ton and Energex at 245/ton. 20 dollars for delivery. If I had really wanted the NEWP pellets Damriscotta Hardware just increased the price to 300/ton :ahhh: plus 2.25/mile delivery. I didn't want the NEWP pellets THAT badly. I opted for 6 tons of the Energex, and Knight's only charged me 10 dollars for delivery since we live within city limits and close to the store. Thought that was nice.

    Rocky's Stove Shop is not delivering pellets right now. By appearances at the store today and the long wait list for installation--his guys are too busy doing sales/cleaning/installations. They still carry the Cubex for 250/ton. But, I noticed a big difference in my supply of Cubex this year as compared to last years supply. Much more ash and cleaning/gumming up this year with the Cubex as compared to last. Hope the Energex are ok.
  20. Tinman

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    I just looked at it again maybe you need to clear your cache?
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    TRY KNIGHTS FARM SUPPLY IN RICHMOND. I JUST PLACED AN ORDER AT THEIR AUGUSTA STORE .PELLETS SHOULD BE DELIVERED SOMETIME IN JULY. THE AUGUSTA STORE SELLS ENERGEX AND CORINTH PELLETS..GOOD LUCK
  22. sinnian

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    YOU are correct. However, you can still order from PelletSales.com from there.
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    Well, I finally got my pellets today. I ordered them from lowes 2 weeks ago and my original intent was to have them delivered in Sept. but the more I got to thinking about it, I didn't think that was such a good idea. I just had a feeling that when Sept. came my pellets weren't gonna be available or there was gonna be such a back log that I wouldn't get them until Nov. or later. SO I went to Lowes and told them that I wanted my pellets delivered ASAP so they put me down for the 24th of June. Great I said and I walked out back where they were kept and lo and behold there was only about 7 pallets of the Greene Team brand (the ones I wanted) and about 30 Pallets of the Natures Fuel (Pennington) brand which I certainly didn't want. I went back in the store and told the manager that I didn't want the Pennington I wanted what I originally ordered, Greene Team. "Oh yeah" he says, "no problem. We'll put your name on them so they won't get delivered to someone else." So we walked ouside in the RAIN with a little piece of paper with my order number on it which promptly became illegible. Sigh. So I'm not too happy at this point. But I leave and go home and make my own sign :) with my name on it, go back to Lowes and put them in a ziplock and put them in the shrink wrap covering. I know what your thinking, you are nuts for doing all this. I know but I just know that when the 24th came, I wasn't gonna see Greene Team pellets unloaded and I wasn't going to be happy.

    It's not over. I'm getting paranoid as time was going by today because I can just see the truck driver pulling out back of Lowes, "load 6 pallets of pellets will ya Vinny?". Vinny doesn't really care which pellets he loads and all the Greene Team pellets are gone. The 24th comes and I'm out of luck. I call a friend of mine who has a 10,000# trailer and we go and get them ourselves. I give him some money for his troubles and they're sitting in my garage. End of story.

    Moral of the story: be carefull when you order from Lowes. They're gonna give you what they got. Pellets are pellets to them. Oh yeah, and they're not taking anymore orders. They're done. They're already backlogged something like 18,000 bags.


    Sorry guys. Just wanted you to feel my frustration.

    Mark
  24. medan

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    There is a place on Rt 2 in Palmyra called central maine wood pellets, They are in the old telpower building their # is 938-2273. They were closed when I passed so I did not get any prices. So somebody could call tomorrow. Good luck Dan
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    Glad it all worked out Mark :)
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