If you know of retailers who have wood pellets in stock then please post the dealers on my facebook page. There is a huge shortage of pellets so let's help everybody who is looking.
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I have a 2005 Englander pellet stove and we were gearing up for winter and I was searching around for decent prices on two ton of pellets. the local hardware store where I normally get my pellets from had some for $219.00 a ton, so I was happy to get 2 ton of pellets for $440.00 plus tax. well, we loaded them up in the truck and brought them home, this was when I first noticed the little holes up the front and backs of the bags. we lost 5 bags right from the get go in transportation because of this. not a big deal at first because we were able to scoop up a bunch of them and put the loose ones in garbage bags. over the past month, even with the bags being covered totally by the plastic cover they were purchased in, and on the pallets they came on, we have lost a total of a ton and a half due to moisture getting in the bags because of the perforations up and down both sides of the bags. they do not throw off as much heat as the pellets I usually buy and I noticed that some of the pellets were black like they had been burnt. I have learned my lesson though, cheaper is not always better when it comes to your pellet stove. I have to clean the stove on an every other day basis instead of being able to go at least a week in between cleans. I even went so far as to call the company and leave a message about this and they do not respond. thinking about calling the bbb or att general to see if there is anything I can do, but I will defiantly not be buying these again nor will I recommend them to others I know who have pellet stoves.Report
I have a 2004 Harmon Accentra fireplace insert with the air bypass kit installed. I ran out of the 2 tons of Logik-e pellets and the several places around did not have pellets in stock. So I hit up lowes, one was out of pellets the other had Hearthside Pellets mfg in Fitchburg, MA. I picked up 3 bags to try. When lifting the first bag my hand went through the thin plastic bag and out dropped a bunch of pellets. The bags have 1/4" holes up and down the bag so careful picking up the bag I think that is why it tore open. After puring in a bag into my stove I noticed right away they smelled like plywood sawdust. I know that smell well. Then I noticed some pellets had blue in them. Upon further analysis it was apparent that pieces of plastic was in some of the pellets. Pellet sizes were very non uniform from 1/8" to 1.5" in length with more smaller pieces. Dust/fines was not bad though. On the second bag I noticed 2 pieces with black plastic in them. Not good that made my decision not to purchase these again. I don't want plastic in my stove! These pellets did give off good heat. The ash was weird it was very light gray and bunched up all stuck together and just overhanged like a squirrel tail out of the burn pot. When I scraped it out it didn't break up just fell off like frozen snow chunks. weird.. Well good heat, no black hardness in pot and minimal dust. I just won't burn these again, I think it is made of waste wood that contains some plastic and who knows what else was on the wood. Not for me even at 4.38 a bag. I rate these a 2 stars due to potential contamination.Report