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Curran Wood Pellets

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Curran harvests the ideal blend of northeast hard and softwoods to produce premium pellets that provide more BTU's per pound and create a lighter ash than hardwood-only products.
Curran Softwood Pellets (Takeman Review)

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  • 40.0 Stated Bag Weight
  • 40.6 Actual Bag Weight
  • 44.80 Bulk Density (lb./cubic foot)
  • 0.257 Diameter (in inches)
  • 6.5278 Diameter (in millimeters)
  • 96.7 Pellet Durability Index
  • 0.14 Percentage of Fines
  • 0.54 Percentage of Inorganic Ash
  • 0.00 Percentage with Length Greater than 1.50 Inches
  • 5.56 Moisture Percentage
  • 16 Chlorine (mg)
  • 0.010 Sulfur Percentage
  • 8144 Heating Value (BTU/lb)

 

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  • Comment Link R Olmsted Monday, 31 March 2014 22:46 posted by R Olmsted

    I have a lopi stove . These pellets are terrible I have to clean my stove every 2 days they backed up in the feeder tube and caught the pellets in the hopper on fire. I will never buy again.

  • Comment Link Gregb48 Monday, 24 March 2014 19:59 posted by Gregb48

    where near springfield, Vt can I buy your blended or softwood pellets and what is the current cost?

  • Comment Link Gregb48 Monday, 24 March 2014 19:59 posted by Gregb48

    where neasr springfield, Vt can I buy your blended or softwood pellets and what is the current cost?

  • Comment Link B. Percival Sunday, 02 March 2014 16:53 posted by B. Percival

    I've used the blend for the past two years. This year I bought 4 tons of pellets and was running low and bought another ton. this last ton is nothing but ash and cleaning the stove two to three times a day. My chimney vent out the side of the house and for the first time I have a black soot spot under it. The last ton had a new style bag and apparently a new formula. I have a quadra fire mt. vernon stove and never had this problem. I went to tractor supply and bought 4 bags of there brand and what a difference. clean and hot. My conclusion is that something has changed with Curran and not for the better. STAY AWAY

  • Comment Link Meaghan Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:44 posted by Meaghan

    I have been conducting a test burn this week (as temps where I am are very cold) because the Vermont Pellets I use are completely sold out in my area. The company I buy pellets from sells the Hardwood/Softwood blend.

    My observations have been that these produce a TON of ash. About 4 times what I'm used to per bag compared to the Vermont Softwood pellets. I have to clear out the stove 2 times a day during these super cold days, and there is over a cup and a half each time left behind. They aren't nearly as hot as I anticipated them being, but do an ample job.

    My conclusion (other than I will be ordering 6 tons of Vermont Pellets in advance this summer), so that they're okay for secondary heat, but not something I'd use as a primary heat source. The ash is out of control, and can be a headache. I'll be looking at some other softwood options as an alternative.

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