What pellets do you like this year?

mik_kane Posted By mik_kane, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:14 PM

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  1. JR52

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    This comment and all the others regarding paying more for pellets make much more sense now that I saw on another site that you are a pellet distributor. You should probably put this in your signature as you weigh in on topics that include discussions on buying from big box stores vs. the premium from the local guys considering you are a "local guy".
     
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  2. batchman

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    Well how about that... I stand corrected, thanks for the tech.

    Both dealers that I used to get my Okie Plats from told me the company had changed hands and the same pellet was now NorWarm Super Spruce.
    The prior "Gold" was now the Pine, and somehow they went to two grades of DF (which I have not figured out).

    That's what I burned last year, along with a hold-over ton from the year before (actually two years prior). They looked, smelled and burned the same although my 2yo ones had lost quite a bit of temperature.

    I do recall however that the Okie's were shipped by rail and bagged locally. Can't back that up either though.

    In conclusion, "I dunno, me" and will quietly endeavor to say nothing, act casual....

    Thanks,
    - Jeff
    (some days you wake up and discover that everything you know is wrong...)
     
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  3. johneh

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    This may sound like a stupid question but could some one
    ex-plane to me how pellets a year or more old loss Heat ?
     
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  4. Pete Zahria

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    I don't receive a penny from that business. (a dealer, not a distributor.)
    We have been best friends for 40 years.
    I do his internet work for him, he hates computers.
    I am not a dealer, I don't have a dime invested in his.
    I would also add, that my comments may or may not be consistent with his.

    Dan
     
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  5. bob bare

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    If they draw in moisture,can affect the btu's,same as corn that has too high a moisture content.
     
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  6. bob bare

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    Yes,you have helped lots of us for years,and I for 1 thank you sir.
     
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  7. bob bare

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    Pellet manufacturers sell out,change hands,and rebag for other suppliers.Where I live,we do not have the option of 30 different suppliers,oakies have been good to me,but,have been using North Idaho last 4 years,this years seems fine.But,from all the problems and complaints,seems like back east is above and beyond poor quality/dirty pellets this year.Do not think I have seen it this bad in 5 years.
     
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  8. Connecticut Yankee

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    I'm happy with the Okanagan Douglas Fir pellets we've been using. The stove dealer recommends them, and I trust his judgement (the guy and his son have done really well by us so far, I'm very happy to report).

    Next year, I want to get organized to get a better deal on the cost, however. We orderered our first ton in September, and our second in December. I shudder to think what the price will be in February! At least it's my sister who's paying the pellet bill, and I'm getting a nice break on the heating oil, lol!
     
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  9. JR52

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    My fault then, sorry. I looked at the web site and saw your name on it and saw it in your signature so I assumed it was yours.
     
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  10. bogieb

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    He is not a dealer nor a distributer. Not sure how his knowledge of pellet prices from a specific place (and others, including BBS, in his area) are affected. He is passing along the facts. You will not find prices like what they find in WA and some other areas anywhere in NH unless there is a fire sale going on because of a total pellet glut (which has only happened once in the last 5 years).

    If he were passing along bad information, those of us in NH would be calling BS - I have no quibbles with any comment he has made on pricing.
     
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  11. Ssyko

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    man my head hurts now lol:confused:
     
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  12. jim2074

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    I have used Bear Mountain for the last couple of years. Expensive but they burn soooo hot and almost no ash. I can go over a month with out cleaning the stove. Harman XXV
     
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