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Glowboy insert clogging up

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by schmeg, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. schmeg

    schmeg Member

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    Hello all from central Maine.

    I had a Glowboy pellet insert installed this year and have gone through 12 or so bags of Ashland pellets. I screen and vac my pellets, and I've had 3 jam ups right at the end of the auger just before the pellets drop down the chute to the burn pot. I am miffed at this point. I don't know what more I can do. Am I doomed with this stove. The auger feeds from the bottom of the bin and feeds upward, then the pellets drop down a chute into the pot. Yes, I clean the stove almost daily also. Thanks Jay.

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  2. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    I would try another brand of pellets and see how they go.
  3. schmeg

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    I will do that, but unfortunately I have 3.5 tons of these pellets. It was a hard year to try different brands of pellets with all the hoarding going on, so I bought at the
    opportunity these pellets gave. They are marketed as "Northeast Pellets" from Ashland Maine, andseem to have a good following. The are fairly clean out of the bag,
    but the length of the pellets varies from 1/4 inch all the way to 1 3/4 or so. Not sure if that is causing the log jam. Again the jam occurs right at the end of the auger before the pellets drop out.
    Thanks Jay.
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