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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Phil Do's fire., Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    The pellet fairy strikes again and I got a bag of White lightnings to try out. Cleaned the stove, dropped em in. Nice blue-white flame, slightly less ash from a 40lb bag than the Set's but....also less heat than the Sets:rolleyes: . Question;?. This is an all OAK pellet, Oak in a woodstove burns very hot. I would expect the same from a pellet but...for me they ran about 8-10 degrees cooler. Any idea's why they would run cooler in pellet form;?;?;?

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Size and density are a key player in how much gets to the burnpot. Even if a pellet is approximately the same size as another doesn't mean it will give equal heat. Density(AKA bulk density) of the pellet that gives of more heat will likely be higher.

    Example sets are probably over 44 pounds per cubic foot and the CBWL are probably under 44 pounds per cubic foot. The pellet with the higher density is adding more fiber with he same amount of volume.
  3. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    If you have your stove hooked to a thermostat that should even things out........toggling between low and a higher setting should even out pellet usage. I my experience there are very few pellets that are noticeably hotter or cooler once feed rate is compensated for.
  4. Lake Girl

    Lake Girl Moderator Staff Member

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    With all the pellet testing you have done, was there a kid's science fair project as a bonus? Or was it just the visits from pellet fairies;lol
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  5. Pelleting In NJ

    Pelleting In NJ Feeling the Heat

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    Differences in the moisture content of the pellets makes a very big difference in the amount of stove output heat.
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Moisture is also factor as pelleting in NJ stated. A pain to measure without some special equipment. Still working on that one and how much it actually effects the heat.
  7. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    Jt, This sounds like a logical explanation, now if I can find the density numbers to compare........
  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I found the Somerset twinPorts test results and the density was 45.86. I'll attach the pdf. I can't locate the test results for the countryBoy's. But I will do some digging or check the sample I have to compare.

    If anyone has access to the tests of the CountryBoys? Can you please post for comparision. Thaks! ;)

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  9. Phil Do's fire.

    Phil Do's fire. Minister of Fire

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    Thanks JT, hope someone finds the CBWL density. Did you try the Trebio yet? really impressive:cool:

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