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North American Pellets

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Available at Home Depot and Lowes ,  Produced by Curran Renewable Energy, LLC pellet mill that is located in  Massena NH produce the North American Wood Pellets?  That is what I was told last

they are a hardwood / softwood blend

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  • Comment Link Ted Tuesday, 18 March 2014 01:15 posted by Ted

    I'm fairly new to this just bought a pellet stove in January a Bosca. It is not a common pellet stove but so far I seem to be getting a good bang for my buck. I bought these north american pellets in desperation due to the shortage and I must say I like them 5 bags in and have't cleaned my stove yet. I was supposed to get a higher quality pellet at lowes that I ordered online but when I got there to pick them up this is all they had. I bought some curren pellets, I think thats the name and they were horrible lots of ash and poor heat. So far my best is vermont pellets I think but these seem pretty good in my opinion especially in the pinch I was in but still searching and will welcome any opinions offered.

  • Comment Link Charlie Monday, 17 March 2014 21:48 posted by Charlie

    Englander pellet stove worst pellets I have ever burnt lot of ash and everything is black sut never had pellets this bad wished I had only bought a couple bags instead of a whole ton would not ever purchase again

  • Comment Link John Card Sunday, 09 March 2014 14:07 posted by John Card

    Picked up 1/4 ton of the beginning of February . They burned ok, but did not seem to give off a lot of heat. I noticed I had to clean my ash pot after 1 week vs 3 weeks in my Harman advance. Not worth the $4.90ish Home Depot was asking for them, better then not having any at all..

  • Comment Link Alice Jacobs Tuesday, 25 February 2014 16:00 posted by Alice Jacobs

    These pellets are terrible and we will not buy them again. The pellets we were using had been sold out so we went to Lowe's and they suggested these. We bought a ton of them and that proved to be a mistake. With the other pellets we were cleaning the stove out just once a week. With these we have to clean it every other day. They ashes are more dusty than the other pellets we were using. Very disappointed.

  • Comment Link Frank Saturday, 08 February 2014 17:51 posted by Frank

    Very pleased, burn nicely in my Harman Invincible -- maybe a bit more ash than other products I've used, but the ash is very light and fluffy.

    Best thing -- they don't coke up my burnpot -- I'm lovin' that.

  • Comment Link Frank Saturday, 08 February 2014 05:53 posted by Frank

    I love these pellets -- maybe a little more ash than other brands I've used, but the ash is very light and fluffy. The great part -- barely a bit of coke, they just don't coke up my burnpot. Very pleased.

  • Comment Link Don Monday, 03 February 2014 23:23 posted by Don

    I have a Breckwell P24FS stove I've had since 1998. Tried a lot of different brands in the last 15 years. I have found that these are the worst I've tried. Excessive ash, black soot and clinkers. Just plain not happy. Was hoping for better since made local.

  • Comment Link Don McPherson Friday, 31 January 2014 15:11 posted by Don McPherson

    Have been burning a P24FS Breckwell for 18 years and the are by far the worst pellets I have ever burned. Tons of clinkers,excessive ash and just extreamley hard to burn. Clean ash pot at least three times a day. Very dirty. Would NOT use again.

  • Comment Link Rick George Friday, 31 January 2014 14:33 posted by Rick George

    Yankee pellet stove. I do not like these pellets. The ones we bought from HD are hardwood/softwood mix and they are high ash content. When we started using them in the fall of 2013 we used our previous experience with our stove of at least 5 years, to gauge our cleaning frequency. We would typically clean once per week to week and a half. In the past I had let the stove go two weeks at times as the ash buildup from the particular hard wood pellets allowed for this. We had an incident whereby within approximately one week the ash built up so high inside that it must have spilled into the burning area and a fire started outside the burn area., extending up inside the right side of the stove. It was a significant fire and once the stove was shut down it extinguished itself. There was significant heat generated such that it severely scorched the inside of the stove and left a hard black residue in some areas. This it NOT an exaggeration, so for the safety of others, please allow this post. We now clean the stove every 3 or 4 days. I will NOT purchase pellets from HD again, or anywhere unless they guarantee these to be all hardwood, low ash. I now have the remains of the 3 tons I purchased to work through this year.

  • Comment Link Diane Tuesday, 21 January 2014 18:53 posted by Diane

    These pellets are horrible. I ran out of Inferno, Lowes recommended that we buy these, (no Inferno left). Have to empty the ash tray every 2 days. Used to empty 1ce a week to 10 days. My Son is complaining about the same thing. Never again!! If I have to spend a couple of $'s more for better pellets, I will. The heat is not as good either.

  • Comment Link Pete Secondo Monday, 20 January 2014 17:02 posted by Pete Secondo

    ..a little dusty when coming out of the bag, but overall, a good burn...no clinkers. My Harman PF 100 eat these right up. basic cleaning of the furnace and yearly maintenance helps avoid problems.

  • Comment Link nyfireman20 Saturday, 11 January 2014 01:09 posted by nyfireman20

    I have tried pellets from new England pellet company that is very close to where we live they cost more then the ones I got at home depot for less.they had a lot less ash.

  • Comment Link Dennis Thursday, 09 January 2014 03:30 posted by Dennis

    Ran out of Vermonts. Burning these leftover from last year, until I can resupply Vermonts. Have to clean ash daily. Clog burn pot. The North Americans are the worst pellet I have ever used. Cheap price, cheap, poor pellets. Never again at any price.

  • Comment Link Mike_from_SwantonVT Tuesday, 17 September 2013 14:36 posted by Mike_from_SwantonVT

    We purchased these pellets last year, and we'll NEVER buy these again. High ash content, with low yield producing a lazy flame even with the air burn set to the highest setting. These are horrible cheap pellets.

  • Comment Link Felix Esposito Monday, 18 March 2013 13:23 posted by Felix Esposito

    Worst wood pellets i ever burn in my harman. unbelievable amount of ash. And now i can see why you don't have a number on the bag for contact. I would rather talk to someone than what i am doing right now. I would like a phone call at 8605677778 to talk to someone in charge. Thank you Felix Esposito

  • Comment Link Anthony Monday, 25 February 2013 18:18 posted by Anthony

    Lopi Fox Fire. Cleaned my stove inside and out the chimney this season to start off. Picked up a ton of North American and have had no luck with them through the whole pallet. Even with the airstick 100% pulled these pellets are a tough burn, produce a lot of ash, along with a good amount of dark smoke. These pellets might burn at full feed for a few hours tops then I have to steadily decrease the feed to 3/4-1/2 by the time a day or two has passed. Expect to be cleaning the stove everyday or two if you can stretch it as I have been. Not happy at all with these pellets, my friend says I am married to this pellet stove because of these poor quality pellets. Anyone with tips on this model please contact @bennet6901@yahoo.com

  • Comment Link Tom Tuesday, 05 February 2013 04:47 posted by Tom

    Bought these at Home Depot for 209/ton. Using 2 St Croix stoves. Lots of ash and, clinkers (something St Croix stoves don't get). Heat output poor compared to New England Pellets, used 1 ton in 15 days. Overall, poor value, twice the stove maintenance.

  • Comment Link Ash Friday, 18 January 2013 01:08 posted by Ash

    These are the WORST pellets I've run through my Avalon Astoria. They fill up the ash bin every 2 bags, they complete black out the glass in half a bag, and they don't burn hot at all, stove discharge temperature is down noticeably (at least 20-30F) while running at feed rate 5/6 setting. Will never buy again.

    Comparison is against all soft-wood Stove Chow that I had been using the last few tons. Stove Chow only needed to be cleaned out every 6 bags or so and burned so hot that on feed rate 3 you couldn't hold your hand in front of the exhaust for more than a few seconds.

  • Comment Link Christine Noble Tuesday, 08 January 2013 17:25 posted by Christine Noble

    Do not waste your money on these pellets, you have to clean the ash out every two days.

  • Comment Link mike Friday, 04 January 2013 16:32 posted by mike

    So far, my king 5500 likes these pellets best. I've burned insta heat(waste of money), agri-recycle(low btu,black soot), and now these north american pellets. These pellets do make a noticably more ash but much less uncombustibles/clinkers. My door glass has never stayed this clean for this long(3 days). Best part is that these pellets cost almost $.50 a bag less than the insta-heat or agri-recycle available locally(western n.y.). I purchase them at lowes@$4.18 /bag

  • Comment Link Nancy Nickerson Tuesday, 01 January 2013 17:57 posted by Nancy Nickerson

    We burn North American Pellets, we are very satisfied with them. I have a question, with all the bags we burn, are the bags themselves recycleable?

  • Comment Link Massachusetts Mike Wednesday, 26 December 2012 22:51 posted by Massachusetts Mike

    I bought 8 bags of these to try at the local Home Depot. After burning 3 bags and comparing heat output that I was getting with a couple of other brands, I'm not very impressed with them. I find them to burn inconsistently and as others state they are ashy. I will use the 5 bags I have left on warmer days.

    Napoleon Timberwolf TPS-35 installed Dec. 2012

  • Comment Link Scott, Angola NY Monday, 17 December 2012 00:00 posted by Scott, Angola NY

    Should have read the reviews on these pellets before I bought a ton of them.... so much ash!!! Decent heat but I have to clean out my stove every few days...and that's on low!! Now burning Dry Creek premium pellets and getting great heat and extremely low ash.

  • Comment Link Robert D Friday, 07 December 2012 13:36 posted by Robert D

    This company is a Joke.
    I have had 4 ruined bags of pellets this year in a weeks time "same batch" and when I called about the issue of pellets that couldnt be used I was told nothing they can do about it knowing its not their fault. Well, these pellets were sealed and never used in a ton container that was sealed but its not their fault.

    Whatever , take responsibility of your products and dont blame anyone but yourselfs.

  • Comment Link Mike Thursday, 29 November 2012 23:38 posted by Mike

    Of all the pellets I have burned in my Whitfield stove, these did the absolute worst. In my stove, they burned up way to fast, the stove would barely stay lit if left on the lowest setting. I actually had to adjust the fine adjustment for the pellet feed to get the flame to stay any decent size. I would not purchase these pellets again for my stove.

  • Comment Link Dave Thursday, 29 November 2012 17:32 posted by Dave

    I have a new englander stove, and the pellets provide some decent heat but alot of unburnable pellets. I have to clean the stove every couple days I have 4 tons for the winter. it's gonna suck cleaning the stove twice a week with all that ash

  • Comment Link Brown Eye Man Friday, 23 November 2012 13:53 posted by Brown Eye Man

    I have now used 5 bags of these pellets in my Englander 25-pvdc stove and here are my observations: 1) $4.18 a bag at Lowes in Farmingdale, NY, 2) Average heat given off, 3) Very high ash content, 4) Auger squeels horribly. You can't even run your stove more than 18 hours before shutting down and cleaning. I am running my stove at the lowest setting (1,1). Found that Stove Chow and Timber Heat are better with slighter less maintenance and no auger noise.

  • Comment Link Robert Isabelle Sunday, 11 November 2012 23:34 posted by Robert Isabelle

    I purchased some of these pellets from Home Depot this fall and I think they suck low heat and dirty burning. I'll never buy these again.

  • Comment Link catowlex Monday, 05 March 2012 00:36 posted by catowlex

    I am currently burning the North American pellets purchased at Lowe's. I am new this year to burning pellets, so I have only used this brand and the Fireside brand from Home Depot. Both cost $219 a ton. I have not tried any premium pellets yet, only the large store brands, so my experience is limited. However, I found that the North American brand creates a lot more ash than the Fireside brand - about twice as much. It does not produce as many clinkers, but I'm vacuuming every 3 days at a minimum when I run the stove on high. I am using a Heatilator Eco-Choice 35,000 BTU - a very small stove. I don't think I will purchase the North American brand again, based on the amount of cleaning required.

  • Comment Link William ursini Saturday, 03 March 2012 11:07 posted by William ursini

    I have a quadratec fire Sante Fe 7 years old. I maintain and clean on a regular basis, I normaly clean it once a week, ie vacuum, brush and clean exaust pipes. With north American pellet I am cleaning every other day, along with scraping clinkers out with a putty knife. So far I've gone thru two and a half tons and have 15 gallons of ash and clinkers. It also smells like I'm burning newspaper.

  • Comment Link Mark Sunday, 12 February 2012 16:08 posted by Mark

    Purchases at Lowes for $219.00 ton. Average heat. No clinkers. Lots of ash! Using in a Brickwell Big E stove. I can usually go 5 days befor cleaning. I can get only three days before ash is full. They burn well but produce to much ash. The green supreme were much better at Lowes.

  • Comment Link DS Saturday, 11 February 2012 14:20 posted by DS

    Curran's in disguise don't be fooled,
    Bought 5 bags last fall.
    Very heavy ash and low heat with chemical smell to them.
    burnt one bag and returned 4

  • Comment Link John C. Thursday, 02 February 2012 14:32 posted by John C.

    I have a 175,000 btu Maxim Central Boiler whole house unit. I purchased 10 tens of these pellets from Lowe's at
    $197/ton. I've gone through 4 tons so far and only had about 40lbs. of ash. The heat i've gotten has been great and so far no real issue with klinkers

  • Comment Link Melissa Thursday, 02 February 2012 00:12 posted by Melissa

    Have a quadrafire classic bay, about 12 years old. Burns fairly well, lasts longer than the Green Supreme but the amount of ash is ridiculous. We clean regularly and it just seems like so much more than any pellet we've burned yet.

  • Comment Link Randy Wednesday, 25 January 2012 15:47 posted by Randy

    Had a bag set off to the side of my stack of Maine Wood Pellets so I decided to give them a try. Burned pretty good in both my Quadra Fire Santa Fe and Castile models.Bowls were pretty clean. Not as good as the MWP but since the supply of those here in CT are sold out I would consider these. My stoves work better on the blends. Have not tried all softwood yet though.

  • Comment Link Mariette Pierce Friday, 20 January 2012 16:35 posted by Mariette Pierce

    We have Quadra Fire - Santa Fe model. The pellets are burning very hot. Our only issue is that we are cleaning the stove alot more often than we did with the Green Team Pellets. The North American Pellets are a good buy for the money however, next year, we will be looking to switch back to Green Team.

  • Comment Link Mariette Pierce Friday, 20 January 2012 16:35 posted by Mariette Pierce

    We have Quadra Fire - Santa Fe model. The pellets are burning very hot. Our only issue is that we are cleaning the stove alot more often than we did with the Green Team Pellets. The North American Pellets are a good buy for the money however, next year, we will be looking to switch back to Green Team.

  • Comment Link tom thumb Friday, 20 January 2012 16:27 posted by tom thumb

    fine smelling... I grabbed a couple of bags at these at a big box. would consider buying more when the hard cold is gone

  • Comment Link Sauls Friday, 20 January 2012 15:20 posted by Sauls

    I have burned several bags of these in recent days. They are not the worst pellets I have burned, but they certainly are not as good as all-hardwood pellets such as Hardwood Heat or Lignetics.

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