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cherry pits for pellet stove fuel

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by flueinc, Feb 14, 2008.

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  1. flueinc

    flueinc New Member

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    Just got cherry pits at tractor supply here in Maine . Any one use them in there pellet stove. I checked with my stove com.they said not to use them with out mixing them with wood pellets as they burn to hot for my Castile. sounds like if you need more heat out of your stove you just add cherry pits.

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  2. hearthtools

    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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    There are several threads hear on Cherry pits
    You might want to search and see what others have learned or experienced
  3. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    i would recommend for others who read this to check with their manual or manufacturer before burning cherry pits. they arent for all stoves. the residue can be corrosive to non-stainless steel pots. check your specs first.
  4. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    I just dont understand the cherry pit phenomena....my imagination pictures all these people lined up spitting cherry pits out like a manufacturing assembly line so all these cherry pit burners have fuel lol How in heck do they ever get enough pits for people to burn? Can someone educate this Mainer....
  5. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    cherry processors remove pits for cherries that are canned for pie filling and maraschino cherries the pits are then dried for other uses such as burning for fuel or making theraputic heating pads or crafting IMPORTANT! if you intend to burn pits , make CERTAIN they are not intended for crafting or these theraputic pads as they have been bleached this could harm your stove , also if they have not been bleached you still want them to be of a moisture content of 4% or less
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    I agree. Bought 1 ton of cherry pits back at Christmas time. Finally got them burnt up. Won't make that mistake again. The dealer here sells them in a large 1 ton container....they were very wet and moldy smelling. I was not happy so the dealer gave me 35 bags of pellets, the price of the pits. The price is 150.00 a ton. I got them dried out to the point they would burn but still had to mix them with pellets. I don't believe they burn that hot either....I get way more heat out of straight pellets.
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