This Years Testing Of The Best Wood Pellets 2017

 

Packsaddle Wood Pellets

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Ash less than .25% -
Fines less than .05% -
Moisture less than 6% -
No additives 100% Douglas Fir -
Very low chlorides & sodium content -
Heating value 8353 BTU/lb -

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  • Admin Review: 9-16-14 : These pellets were absolutely fantastic last year. I'm going to be burning them again this year. West coast pellets are the best by far.

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11 comments

  • Comment Link Mark Nichol %AM, %19 %151 %2017 %02:%Apr posted by Mark Nichol

    I've been burning pellets for 7 years, I've tried a lot of different pellets both hard wood and soft wood. I purchased a ton of Packsaddle pellets and by far they are the best pellets I have ever used. They burn clean and hot so there is very little ash left behind. I empty the ash tray every two to three weeks and my stove runs 24/7. If your looking for a new pellet, you need to buy Packsaddle. The price is higher than the other pellets but it's worth it in maintenance and cleaning.

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  • Comment Link Eddie %AM, %14 %152 %2017 %02:%Feb posted by Eddie

    These are by far the best pellets I have ever run through my stove. I have used Oakanagan, La Crete, LG's and a couple others I can't think of right now. I went three weeks before emptying the ash pan and it still wasn't full. Harmon Accentra insert.

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  • Comment Link Frank Sanders %PM, %23 %772 %2015 %17:%Nov posted by Frank Sanders

    By far the best pellet. This is my 3rd year of burning Packsaddle pellets not only do they burn better and completely with no clinkers I have burned less which saves me money and I don't have to transport them Par lumber delivers no charge. Best pellet I have found in 6 years of burning pellets.

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  • Comment Link mike %AM, %29 %100 %2014 %01:%Dec posted by mike

    I have a country stoves Winslow model PI40 (now owned by Lennox) that I have been running for about 8 years. I have used many brands of pellets with no problems but have noticed a difference in ash and fines build up from brand to brand. A close inspection of your photos of Saddle back pellets showes the problem that I have with these pellets. You'll see pellets 1/2", 1" and even 1 1/2". These longer pellets clog up my auger which results in low pellet flow that causes my "proof of fire" switch which shuts off my stove (yes I have replaced this switch). And what makes it worse. the configuration of my stove hopper will only allow me to use a 3/4" PVC pipe to vacuum it out which of course clogs up almost immediately with the larger pellets. So I guess the next step is to remove and dismember my stove to clean out these pellets. One positive thing I noticed is that running the pellets through my shop vacuum fractures a lot of the larger pellets. I won't be buying this brand again and I will insist on opening a sample bag before I buy a pallet of pellets.

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  • Comment Link Francis %PM, %08 %833 %2014 %19:%Oct posted by Francis

    Your Nearest PARR Lumber should be able to get these for you.

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  • Comment Link Robert Moore %AM, %24 %142 %2014 %02:%Mar posted by Robert Moore

    Where can I buy Packsaddle pellets in Washington State?

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  • Comment Link ren %PM, %14 %774 %2012 %17:%Jan posted by ren

    this is by far the best pellet that I have ran through my austroflam stove. Clean, hot and low ash. Glass does not soot up.

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  • Comment Link Bob McGhee %PM, %08 %859 %2012 %19:%Jan posted by Bob McGhee

    I bought a pellet stove and installed it a month ago. Like most people they buy a product and have no knowledge of the quality of the product. I figured I would go to one of our feed stores and ask about the pellets they carry. The store clerk was so sure of his product that he loaded up 4 bags, didn't charge me and told me I would be back. I said " you are confident of this." Since then i have bought the Packsaddel Pellets from him. This is the best quality pellet with a great BTU output.

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  • Comment Link Bob McGhee %PM, %08 %858 %2012 %19:%Jan posted by Bob McGhee

    I bought a pellet stove and installed it a month ago. Like most people they buy a product and have no knowledge of the quality of the product. I figured I would go to one of our feed stores and ask about the pellets they carry. The store clerk was so sure of his product that he loaded up 4 bags, didn't charge me and told me I would be back. I said " you are confident of this." Since then i have bought the Packsaddel Pellets from him. This is the best quality pellet with a great BTU output.

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  • Comment Link Bill Walker %AM, %08 %257 %2011 %05:%Dec posted by Bill Walker

    i live in tacoma wish their was a close place to buy these pellets around here
    these pellets are the best

    thanks bill

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