Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:40 pm

Many friends and acquaintances are posting on Facebook that wood pellets have become totally unavailable in a huge radius around Olean NY.. They are looking to borrow electric space heaters from anyone who can afford to spare them. We have 10 below zero forecast for Monday night again. Unbelievable!! :shock:
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Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:01 pm

That's a shame that they can't get pellets. I hope they find alternative heat.

My sister purchased a Harmon P68 last fall. After I installed it, I made her buy 3 skids of pellets right away because I've heard of shortages towards springtime . As of yesterday she had 34 bags left.
I originally wanted her to get 4 skids, looks like 3 just may finish the year for her.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:12 pm

It's not just NY. There is a lot of scrambling going on looking for pellets.
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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: whistlenut On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:34 pm

Here also. None to be had, anywhere. Prices are steep, too. Some dealers do have reserves for pre-buy customers and those folks were very smart. Paid for, under cover, and safe. PPPPPPP..........
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:44 pm

This is not a good situation. The next week is going to be bitter cold, and folks that didn't plan ahead will be scrambling. Seasoned firewood is impossible to find, pellets are running short, and now retailers are starting to sell out of bagged coal in my area. Dealers order a certain amount for the season, and most don't like to order a TT load late in the winter and sit on half of it through the summer.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:19 pm

Short on The Cape...
Friends have a TT load on the 10th...
Makes for a long wait...
They are limiting sales to regular customers...
And even limiting the # of bags to those who did not pre-buy...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:58 pm

I have had 3 calls this week from people looking for pellet fuel. When I started 6 yrs ago I had thought about selling pellets but there was too many places selling at that time. My coal sales have been brisk and it's looking like I may sell out of almost all full skids. Last year I had 30 bags of rice left, 1 full skid nut, 4 skids of pea(only because customer didn't take his order) and part of a skid of stove. I took 2 orders for next Saturday already. It's too late in the season to order another TT load. The last TT load is almost gone and its only been 2 1/2 weeks. I may have to put a limit on how much each customer gets so everybody is covered.
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: warminmn On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:50 pm

Pellets are still available around me and I see people offering them by the ton on Craigslist here. I know Im too far, but perhaps they could buy a semi-load from somewhere a little closer and split it up. It would still be cheaper then electric and they would be a lot warmer.

People have learned a little about being prepared this year.
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:20 am

Kinda makes 'Ya wanna open up a "Bob's Country Bunker" Mentality on the Old Seasonal Preparations Scenario. Folks that are smart and Blessed with Foresight&Financial Resources will remember this Winter. They'll spend a little more towards having Stock On Hand to get through an End To End Mauler like We've All been Experiencing.....It's not Radical,it's Reality....Getting ahead on better insulation for Your Structure is also a Gift That Keeps Giving......Money Out Is Money Out,So try to have something of Long Lasting Value for it having been spent. I find no pleasure in seeing Folks that laugh at us for the Coal Use now Suffering and being Cold....Teachable Moment for Them,and Us :gee:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:36 am

I save a little money aside each week for this purpose. Last August I bought 8 tons because I had a feeling that having more was better than having less.. I am now saving for next Winters coal purchase.
I have plenty left, no worries.
The wood burning people across the road have been scavenging for wood. Over a solid foot of completely frozen, rock hard snow makes it hard for them.
You won't miss 10 or 20 dollars a week stuffed in the old Maxwell House Coffee Can so you can have the cash next Summer to buy your coal.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:52 am

wsherrick wrote:I save a little money aside each week for this purpose.


DK and I do the same thing. In addition we always get a half ton more then we think we will actually need. We figure at worst we'll have to store it over the summer. It's been working out well for us. Take care, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:55 am

lowfog01 wrote:
wsherrick wrote:I save a little money aside each week for this purpose.


DK and I do the same thing. In addition we always get a half ton more then we think we will actually need. We figure at worst we'll have to store it over the summer. It's been working out well for us. Take care, Lisa


Remember, it won't spoil.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:39 am

Good advice William and Lisa! Can't stress enough to those who are new coal burners this year. Get your winter supply in early summer. I set aside tax refund money for it, makes Obummer proud :lol: ... Get an extra 20% worth of coal for good measure in case of a harsh winter again. As far as we're concerned, coal stays fresh forever..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: mdhorvath On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:58 am

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S500 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Pea Anthracite

Re: Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

PostBy: g10mm On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:39 pm

I have freind looking for wood pellets and can't find them anywhere. Like NY PA the same thing But
I found some coming tomorrow there
I dont where you are . But I called this place and they got a tuck load come to Quakertown pa
here is the ling if you wont to call there
http://www.woodheat.com/ 8-)
Heres one in NY They sell by pellets by the ton
http://www.vincentsheating.com/
g10mm
 
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Other Heating: Oil back up on boiler