burned a few bags few yrs ago and they seemed long..[could hear the slideplate crunch them] but i understand they are small kernal size now/? also seemed very ashy..I've burned only Barefoot for the past 3 1/2 years. They burn pretty clean and imo last a little longer. Back b4 I used them, I kept track of some different ones i used (Dry Creek, New England, TS) and Barefoot worked best in my Harmon Absolute 43.
Sounds like size of my harman ashpan. Burning softwoods i empty mine once month and its still only half full.I do notice some longer pellets. Hear a crunch as the auger feeds them. But not very often. I empty my ash pan 1x a week. It's about 14x10x4". If that helps..
living here in the East, most of our Box stores, Ace, Walmart etc sell Hardwoods exclusively..I at first was going to get a pellet stove because of the clean burning and convenience of it but changed my mind because I did not want to have to use just pellets in case of a emergency and the east coast seems to have all the good pellets to burn and here in co I was depending on HD and Ace and places like that with soft pellets and not hard one like where you are...Those pellet stoves are convenient and nice and they have thermostats and so much easier but they need electricity and I wanted a stove that did not depend on that and not have to have some special back up batteries...The name Barefoot is a neat now for pellets...enjoyed the knowledge..clancey