Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:00 am

Just for grins i did a CL search and found quite a few listings for $8 / bag (are the bags 40 or 50lbs?) and even a listing for a 1/2 ton for $200.

Could be a money maker next year....fill the garage with skids of pellets, wait until the late Feb panic and put them up for sale!! :lol: If I can't get the car in the garage, I may as well put something that can generate money in there instead of all the stuff waiting for that never to happen yard sale.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: Sea Dog On: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:41 am

I'm in southern MD below Wash DC and it's crazy here too. People used to mild winters did not stock up and we're in the teens this morning. Tractor Supply and Lowes have already replaced wood stoves with barbecues and lawn mowers. In the 5 minutes I stood in line at the hardware store three people came in looking for pellets. Craigslist price gouging at least 2x original cost.
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Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:33 am

My coal dealer Nicatou Coal and Stove in Medway, Maine is expecting 2 tractor trailer loads of pellets today...if anyone needs them.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace


Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:59 am

Now you see why I buy all my winter's heating needs in JULY ....

My buddy texted me that Home Depot has a sign on their door saying WE ARE OUT OF PELLETS. People are in panic mode. Everyone's scrambling ... :shock:


Was reading that post about electric space heaters. Around here it would be cheaper to buy $4/gallon oil than run one of those suckers!! :o
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:39 pm

I am getting about 10 calls a day asking if we have wood pellets. Thats a lot of I told you so's. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:10 pm

PALLETS, Dave, PALLETS. not pellets.... :doh:

Of course they know you are a coal guy and would not stoop to such a level as to sell pellets.

They want to put the PALLETS through their wood chipper and make their own pellets. :gee:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:55 pm

I hope the fuel supply/weather becomes a little kinder and SOON. There are a few principles to adhere to:

Waterboarding your granny to find additional fuel supplies is OK.

but NEVER...

Screw with your coal stove dealer,, and

Never upset your coal supplier

The pellets I got at the end of a bad winter many years ago were of such poor quality that they killed the stove every 3 days or so. We should not mention bad stove suppliers like Harman P38+ and an older Harman Quadrafire. So I will give brief review.... puke, barf, honk...

The rest of life is easy.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: ShawninNY On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:07 pm

I never liked the Idea of being locked in to one type of fuel , in dire situations or in a catastrophe of some sort I could always scrounge old pallets , both of my stoves burn wood pretty well! That really is terrible for Anyone who primarily heat with pellets!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Waterford/penn royal in garage
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Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:03 pm

Yes but locked in means many things to many people. I have rice and nut stoves from different manufacturers and source my coal from from different suppliers. I only pick suppliers that can get me spares tout suite and are reasonably priced and I carry spares. So my coal backup is coal. Works for me.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:34 pm

I saw $20 a bag for pellets at one point on CL...
Storing pellets in a bag is not fun...
Silo properly set up might be better...
But I still like coal properties better...
It will not go bad... ;)
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove