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Does anyone filter/remove the fines from their pellets?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Cincinnati Kid, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Hardy_Boy

    Hardy_Boy Member

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    If you are spending more time sifting your pellets than burning them you may have a problem....
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  2. Hellfire

    Hellfire Member

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    My point exactly

    If my hopper was outside i would dump a whole bag with no regrets:)

    Just hate the dust flying around in the house no matter how slow you would pour them direct from the bag :(

    Besides who wants extra work to vacumn a house more often because of dust<>

    10- 5g buckets for pellets RTB

    Sometimes i feel like i live in a wood shop without a dust/vac system

    I am not passing the white glove test that`s for sure!!!
  3. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    no,no,no dump them in and go. do not find to many fines in my Somersets.
    maybe because we buy direct from the factory and eliminate some handling??
  4. Backstreets75

    Backstreets75 Member

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    Threw together some scrap wood and screen. Fines are from 4 bags of pellets. House is MUCHO less dusty by sifting out the fines!

    To each his own!

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  5. Pellet-King

    Pellet-King Minister of Fire

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    I like how the fines add a flash of light!!
    Last night watching Tv, saw a quick bright flash from the stove, love them fines!!
  6. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Dexter went a little overboard (IMO) with a lot of extra plastic piping. It can be made much more simple and compact:

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  7. boosted3g

    boosted3g Feeling the Heat

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    Just got this finished tonight. Took and hour to build and about 30 minutes to tune. Sifted 7 bags of cheat rivers and when i dumped some into the hopper not a bit of dust. Before this contraption there was dust everywhere.

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