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cheapest pellet sifter?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by pelletizer, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. pelletizer

    pelletizer Minister of Fire

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    I think I have discovered the cheapest pellet sifter by accident.
    I was thinking of building one of the PVC PIPE vac filters but found this feline item in the corner of my garage one night while using a steel strainer to sift out small pcs and dust.
    This does the job good although slow, it filters dust and small pcs any way it works.

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  2. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Pelletizer,

    you must have a LOT more extra time on your hands than I do.....I couldn't do that cat litter thing....no way, no how.

    I'm betting you'll get tired of that after a while, and build the vacuum system.
  3. pelletizer

    pelletizer Minister of Fire

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    macman I must admit you could be correct here, The last litter/pellet sift after taking the little one to Brownies was way to long but it works for now and a PCV Pipe trip to Lowes is in the works.
  4. flashbang

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    If I can find a nice undoucumented neighborhood kid and pay him $10.00/ton it might just be worth it.
  5. fishpole

    fishpole New Member

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    That looks like it would take forever to do a 40lb bag. This is better and it works great. I put one together the other day. I run a bag through it just before bringing it into the house. The guy who posted it in youtube should patent it. Simple, effective and cheap.



  6. in-control

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    I plan to use a large steel colander, about 5 times that size to scoop out the pellets from the bag into the stove. To me what ever I do has to be easy and not a science fair project. I like the idea of sifting on the fly.
  7. krooser

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    I've never had to sift any pellets... am I missing something?
  8. muss

    muss Feeling the Heat

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    I use a large restaurant size collander laid over a painted galvanized bucket . Works great . I pour a whole bag into a larger size galvanized bucket first . I pour the bag outside first then bring it in & start scooping pellets in the collander . minimal dust Muss . Dealer said it wasn't necessary but i like doing it . I'm sure if the newbies haven't discovered the wonderful world of ash dust when they open their stove doors to clean, they soon will . A little 2gal. wet/dry shop vac will take care of that .
  9. imacman

    imacman Guest

    No one says you have to sift them. Some of us would rather clean them before they cause a problem in the stove (jam up the auger, etc.) or cause family members w/ allergies to have a reaction to the dust.

    It's personal preference
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