39 in the ceiling is code here. 40 in a wall would require a wall stud greater than 2X6.
Well i can differ on the worst pellet..lol.. this year the local hardware brought in some other "platinum" pellet.. Total garbage they were so bad everyone complained about them to the point they did not bring anymore in.. The pellets from Walmart were better but not by muchI had stayed away from trying Stove Chow in the past based on all the negative comments parroted in this forum and elsewhere. I, like you, decided to try them this year as HD had them at a good price. I found the same thing you did, Stove Chow is kicking the ass out of some highly reputed pellets I have also used this season. I would advise folks not to follow what amounts sometimes to ratings when looking for the best or trying to avoid the worst pellets. There’s no such thing as a best or worst pellet, only what works well in your stove. Price is not a determining factor of how a pellet will burn in your stove. Additionally, a particular brand’s performance can vary from year to year so last year’s reviews might have little resemblance to how they perform this year. Part of the fun of burning pellets is experimenting with different brands. Just my two cents worth.
Could the "green supremes" in your neck of the woods be different from mine? It's hard to such a huge difference in performance beween 2 different stoves.Odd, im running green supremes from HD. $4 per bag. Leaves fine gray ash. I think the way each stove burns has more to do with ash quantity and texture than "pellet quality"