Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lignetics


Updated Review 11/13

To put Lignetics in a word they are "OK". I have met people who swear by this brand, but they are often people who only have burned a few brands of pellets and those pellets were less than ok.

The picture of the pellets on the left show a pellet that is much lighter in color than the ones I got this year. My experience has been the lighter the color the better the pellet. The lignetics are rather dark (see picture below). A few possible reasons for dark pellet are 1. more bark content and 2. the saw dust has sat outside for a while.

Color aside, the lignetics burn fairly well. I am currently burning them in a Harman PC45 which is not very picky about the pellets it burns. The create a heavier dark ash. The amount of ash is just a little above average.

The heat output is also in the average range. Like I said these are a very OK pellet.  I would add that they seemed to be priced fairly. Some of the pellets that I consider really good are also $20-60 more per ton.

The previous review was not written by me, and the author went on and on about the oder, I have not noticed that with these. PFI rates these as premium pellets, my take is they are on the lower end of pellets with that same rating.

In conclusion these will work well for most people. You will not be wowed and amazed at their quality, but the will burn pretty reliably. They also represent a good value in that they are typically a less expensive. An OK pellet with a better than OK price.



Check out their site @ www.lignetics.com

17 comments:

  1. I've used Lignetics a lot - never noticed the odor. I find them better than other brands I've tried.

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    1. Not as good as Golden Fire. I'm going back to Golden fire because they don't burn as fast.

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    2. Not as good as Golden Fire. I'm going back to Golden fire because they don't burn as fast.

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  2. I have a harmen stove and used many tons of pellets in it. I bought a ton of lignetics pellets to finish out last season. They were the worst pellet i've experienced to date . Not only do they stink but they were extremely ashy. So far turman pellets have been my best experience. They a little more $ but you get what you pay for. I would only use lignetics if I was in a pinch.

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  3. I've been told by my stove installer that Lignetics has increased the conifer amount in their pellets. Unfortunately this also leads to increased tar which will gum up your exhaust motor and necessitate a motor replacement. I've burned Lignetics for the pass two years. Two years ago, I had little ash, little clinkers and little residue on my stove door. Last year was the polar opposite. I also say far less heat output. I'll probably need to replace my exhaust motor as well. Stay away until Lignetics cleans up their pellets and their act.

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  4. We just bought a few bags of Press-to-Logs wood pellets from K-Mart for $4.29 / bag. We use oil as back-up heat now, and with burning pellets we save about $4 in oil for every bag we burn. Better yet, its also a lot less damaging to the environment we live in.

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  5. Lignetic pellets are the worst we have ever used in the 5 years of owning our Englander pellet stove. The stove is clean including all internal passages and these pellets would not stay lit. I contacted Lignetics office in Idaho and can only say RUDE AND UNPROFESSIONAL. I returned ever bag I purchased to Home Depot and would never buy a piece of saw dust from this company ever again.

    The rude women stated you need a fire starter log to start these pellets which is NOT STATED ON THE BAG and I have never heard that before.

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  6. I have used these in my quadra-fire and they blow the last batch of PA pellets out of the water. Nice and hot and no dust storm when you dump them in the hopper. I will probably do a ton in the fall.

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  7. I'm with you! Excellent brand, low dust, great heat. I recommend them over Home Depot or Lowes pellets any day! I have a quadrafire stove too, they were recommended when I purchased the stove and that's all I ever used. I ran out a couple of times at the end of the year and bought other brands bags and neither compared.

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  8. No Kiddin I bought these Olympus from tractor supply cause they were cheap...they are JUNK, all dust and they clog up the shoot. I been using Lignetics for years...they are the best!!!

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  10. Anyone use kingdom biofuels pellets

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  11. I've tried 7 different brands including Lignetics. For me there is nothing better than Somerset Wood Fuel Pellets. I just bought 2 tons from Mennard's at a cost of just under $400 bucks. Very clean burning, low ash,burns hot and pretty clean burn pot after two days.

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  13. My burn pot has never plugged up as bad when I use these... BACK to Hamer's

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