Wood Pellets Are Unavailable Olean NY Area

User avatar
Lightning
Member
Posts: 8416
Joined: Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 9:51 am
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 6:40 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:
Attachments
forcast030214.png


User avatar
SWPaDon
Member
Posts: 9966
Joined: Sun. Nov. 24, 2013 12:05 pm
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace
Location: Southwest Pa.

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 7:01 pm

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

My sister purchased a Harman 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.

User avatar
titleist1
Member
Posts: 4404
Joined: Wed. Nov. 14, 2007 4:06 pm
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
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 7:12 pm

It's not just NY. There is a lot of scrambling going on looking for pellets.

User avatar
whistlenut
Member
Posts: 3548
Joined: Sat. Mar. 17, 2007 6:29 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 7:34 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..........

User avatar
Rob R.
Site Moderator
Posts: 11501
Joined: Fri. Dec. 28, 2007 4:26 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 7:44 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.

CapeCoaler
Member
Posts: 4467
Joined: Sun. Feb. 10, 2008 3:48 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 8:19 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...

crazy4coal
Member
Posts: 516
Joined: Wed. Feb. 13, 2008 8:29 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana
Location: Sussex County N.J.

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 8:58 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.

User avatar
warminmn
Member
Posts: 2555
Joined: Tue. Feb. 08, 2011 5:59 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood and a little LP
Location: Land of 11,842 lakes

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 10:50 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.


User avatar
Hambden Bob
Member
Posts: 6547
Joined: Mon. Jan. 04, 2010 10:54 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 11:20 pm

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:

User avatar
wsherrick
Member
Posts: 3736
Joined: Wed. Jun. 18, 2008 6:04 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size
Location: High In The Poconos

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 11:36 pm

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.

User avatar
lowfog01
Member
Posts: 3895
Joined: Sat. Dec. 20, 2008 8:33 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea
Location: Springfield, VA

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 11:52 pm

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

User avatar
wsherrick
Member
Posts: 3736
Joined: Wed. Jun. 18, 2008 6:04 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size
Location: High In The Poconos

Post Sun. Mar. 02, 2014 11:55 pm

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.

User avatar
Lightning
Member
Posts: 8416
Joined: Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 9:51 am
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Mon. Mar. 03, 2014 5:39 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..

User avatar
mdhorvath
Member
Posts: 91
Joined: Sat. Mar. 09, 2013 3:42 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S500 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Pea Anthracite
Location: Sidman Pa

Post Mon. Mar. 03, 2014 5:58 am


g10mm
New Member
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 9:30 pm
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Newmac BC 160
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Oil back up on boiler

Post Mon. Mar. 03, 2014 5:39 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 don't 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/


Post Reply

Return to “Wood, Pellets, Gas, Oil, Geothermal & Other Heating Types”