CT & MA TSC/ Lowes/ HD pellets

Eng5ive

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Just wondering if anyone knows what brands Lowes, HD or TSC is carrying for pellets this year? I'm in CT near the mass line. Don't mind a drive if it means getting a better quality pellet. In the past I've gotten Green Team and Fireside Ultra's. FSU's weren't too bad but the green teams were awful. Very dirty and high ash in our stove.
 
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Pellet-King

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Hi Eng5ive, I'm from WL too!, I loved last years or even month ago's Green supremes, picked up 10 bags last week and there are Awfull!! like you said, unless I burn on a 3 out of 5 to get the heat in my house up, Firesides used to be my fav years ago, seems over the mass border GS are called Northeast blend on the bag, Enfield sell's Appalachian Hardwoods which now sucks, Heard all locals are selling pellets made by Lignetics, just go out and try several bags from TSC, last year Lowes pellets were not good either, I returned them.
My Advice is to go up to Westfield or West springfields HD and try several bags Heard TSC wasn't too bad
 
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Eng5ive

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I called tsc in Southwick and they said they had 20 to 25 skids of softwood pellets. I'm reading online that they are rebagged easy blaze but I'm not 100 % sure. Reviews on their website dating from 2019 seem positive.

In the past I've always gotten hamers hot ones from bt pellet in Suffield but it's hard to justify a 60$ jump in price. Paid 280/ ton last year. They're at 340$ right now.

I usually stick to CT home depot but I think I'm going to head up to Westfield HD and see if their pellets are a different brand than CT gets.
 

Ctwoodtick

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Jun 5, 2015
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Southeast CT
I use Lowe’s Greene team. They seem good.
Not to be confused with green supreme which is their less expensive brand.
 
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Pellet-King

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Nov 30, 2008
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Northern Ct
I called tsc in Southwick and they said they had 20 to 25 skids of softwood pellets. I'm reading online that they are rebagged easy blaze but I'm not 100 % sure. Reviews on their website dating from 2019 seem positive.

In the past I've always gotten hamers hot ones from bt pellet in Suffield but it's hard to justify a 60$ jump in price. Paid 280/ ton last year. They're at 340$ right now.

I usually stick to CT home depot but I think I'm going to head up to Westfield HD and see if their pellets are a different brand than CT gets.
I'm pretty sure they have GS, saw them in Fall, if there Northeast blend give them a try, also called TSC and Southwick has Softwoods for $7.59 a bag or $379 a ton..No Thanks!!
 

Eng5ive

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Went to TSC in Southwick this morning. Their softwood pellets are Minuteman Pellet Company supreme Douglas fir. Paid 369 I think per ton. We had a gift card to burn up so I applied that. That price is kind of nutty but being able to use a gift card made a difference for out of pocket costs.

Found this http://www.woodpelletsexperts.com/pricing.html

So on paper they look good. High heat and low ash. Well see how the stove likes them.
 

Pellet-King

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Nov 30, 2008
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Northern Ct
Went to TSC in Southwick this morning. Their softwood pellets are Minuteman Pellet Company supreme Douglas fir. Paid 369 I think per ton. We had a gift card to burn up so I applied that. That price is kind of nutty but being able to use a gift card made a difference for out of pocket costs.

Found this http://www.woodpelletsexperts.com/pricing.html

So on paper they look good. High heat and low ash. Well see how the stove likes them.
How are those $$$ pellets doing?
 

Eng5ive

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Unfortunately I haven't burned any yet. I was waiting on a new flip top flue cap that I want to install and clean my flex pipe at the same time. Hoping to get to it today and burn the first bag this evening.
 

fmsm

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Dec 12, 2011
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South of Boston MA
Went to TSC in Southwick this morning. Their softwood pellets are Minuteman Pellet Company supreme Douglas fir. Paid 369 I think per ton. We had a gift card to burn up so I applied that. That price is kind of nutty but being able to use a gift card made a difference for out of pocket costs.

Found this http://www.woodpelletsexperts.com/pricing.html

So on paper they look good. High heat and low ash. Well see how the stove likes them.
Those are the Northern Warmth Supreme Douglas Fir, very good price and a GREAT pellet. You will be pleased.
 
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Pellet-King

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I bought 5 bags of the regular white bag pellets from TSC, barcode says there Maine woods pellets and there burning great!, alot better than the last batch of GS from HD, there very small size so many drop and keep a steady high flame
 

Eng5ive

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So far so good. Clean burning. Not as hot as hamers but I'll take a clean pellet with less ash all day. Had them in the stove for about 4 days continuously burning and the glass is still nice and clean.
 

Pellet-King

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Nov 30, 2008
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I bought a few bag's at Southwick TSC to try, sounds like there not worth the money
 

Pellet-King

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Nov 30, 2008
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Northern Ct
Cleaned the stove Sat and tried Minuteman, there real nice and hot with very low ash, 12 hours later dont see much ash around my burnpot, wonder if TSC Southwick still has them?
 

fmsm

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Dec 12, 2011
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South of Boston MA
Cleaned the stove Sat and tried Minuteman, there real nice and hot with very low ash, 12 hours later dont see much ash around my burnpot, wonder if TSC Southwick still has them?
Minuteman is a good pellet, same pellet as Northern Warmth!
 

Tonyray

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Minuteman is a good pellet, same pellet as Northern Warmth!
No. Not the same. Burn the minute man for a few weeks. Good heat a lot of Ash. Now burning Northern warmth Supreme firs. Ridiculously hot and very zilch for ash but pricey. Getting 90 degrees hotter using digital thermal gun.
 

fmsm

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Dec 12, 2011
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South of Boston MA
No. Not the same. Burn the minute man for a few weeks. Good heat a lot of Ash. Now burning Northern warmth Supreme firs. Ridiculously hot and very zilch for ash but pricey. Getting 90 degrees hotter using digital thermal gun.
In Mass they come from the same rail car. Maybe a lower blend. The one’s I was speaking of were in a purple bag and were Douglas Fir Supremes.
 

Pellet-King

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Nov 30, 2008
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No. Not the same. Burn the minute man for a few weeks. Good heat a lot of Ash. Now burning Northern warmth Supreme firs. Ridiculously hot and very zilch for ash but pricey. Getting 90 degrees hotter using digital thermal gun.
bought Minuteman supreme Fir's at TSC and they really have very very little ash, maybe you got a different batch Tony as they sell 3 different blends...i'm still pissed Eagles beat the Patriots