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burn wood pellets in a coal stove?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by k williamson, Mar 23, 2006.

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  1. k williamson

    k williamson New Member

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    Hello to all,i have a harman magnum stoker coal stove ,would it be possible to burn wood pellets in this stove it burns rice coal and has a pusher block type of feeder,my only concern would the pellets in the 100lb hopper ignite? any thoughts on this thanks.

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  2. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    Just curious why you would want to. You'd have to be feeding the heck out of that stove to get the same BTU's, plus I don't think the feed rates would work for you. Coal burns a lot slower than pellets I'd guess.
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    the question is why would you want to? pellets are generally more expensive and produce less heat. do you not have a supplier of coal?
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