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Do I need to remove loose sawdust from wood pellets before putting them in my pellet stove

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Randy, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. skibladerj

    skibladerj Member

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    I don't have a Harman but I agree! less dust makes the wife happy, which in turn makes my life happier!

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  2. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    You must have attended the SmokeyTheBear school of spelling.
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  3. tonyd

    tonyd Feeling the Heat

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    Walk outside and pour them into a bucket from the bag. With a breeze, the fines will head east and the pellets will fall into the bucket. Come back in and fill the hopper. I use to do it with my leaf blower as I dumped, but now I just pour.
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    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    Lol using my phone and the stupid swype
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    movemaine Feeling the Heat

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    depends on your stove...some of us dump them in and never look back - but that's because our stoves will never clog because of them.
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    St_Earl Minister of Fire

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    you can also just let the hopper run empty every so often and vacuum out the auger channel.
    i don't do this. but it is an option if they cause problems for you.

    i have started noticing this year that if i always keep the hopper full, the fines start to concentrate from successive bags.
    i have not really measured it. but i've started letting the hopper run low more often so the fines form a period of time run through before i start keeping things topped off.

    i'm four tons in this year and no problems so far.
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