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Topic # 102912 25-May-2012 11:30 Send private message

Hi

6 years ago we bought a Pellet Fire and at the time the cost of Pellets was reasonable and heating was cost effective. Now I am getting prices which are considerably more (upto $13 a bag). 

Anyone know much about Pellets in general? Are they pretty much all the same etc?

Anyone interested in splitting a Pallet of Pellets with us if we get some from Natures Flame in Taupo? Will make the cost more tolerable, but we have no room for 66 bags (We need 30).

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  Reply # 630741 26-May-2012 14:35 Send private message

Saw then at the local Mitre10 for $8.99 a bag this morning. No idea on size etc - just saw it advertised.



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  Reply # 630762 26-May-2012 16:22 Send private message

Which Mitre10?

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  Reply # 630763 26-May-2012 16:30 Send private message

networkn: Which Mitre10?

MEGA Ashburton - would have thought it was a broader promotion than just the local store.... be a bugger if it was just our store. :(

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  Reply # 630785 26-May-2012 17:58 Send private message

All pellets are not the same. If you get some not the proper length (say for example - too long) they won't feed very well through the auger with large air pockets between the pellets (results in lower heat from stove). Also some cheap pellets with a lot of dust content can cause some headaches as well.

We use to burn pellets in Canada...about 150 to 200 bags of 22KG a winter...was 4.99 a bag (when we left Canada). Shocking how expensive they are here in NZ.

Besides buying...you could always look at a machine that makes em. But with only needing 30 bags, pretty sure it wouldn't be worth it.

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