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Home made pellets ?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Robbie, Aug 25, 2006.

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  1. Robbie

    Robbie Minister of Fire

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    Does anyone know exactly how these are made ? Could a person figure a way to make some "at home" using compressed saw dust ?

    Robbie

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  2. DonCT

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    I think you just feed your pet rabbits saw dust. Wait 12 hrs. then squeeze out your pellets :)

    I'm sorry. It's been a long week.....
  3. MountainStoveGuy

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    I wil take a stab at this, it takes very hard dies and very high pressure to get a pellet to bind without binders added to the mix. I dont think this is a DIY process. Heck, they claim that the new quad design can burn pure sawdust, if thats the case you can skip the entire process!!
  4. Robbie

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    Very funny !! Don't have rabbits, would mallard ducks work ?


    MountainStoveGuy, thank you, I thought it might be something like that. I did not search it yet. I just got to thinking and wondered if anyone has tried to make any at home yet. I figured by now someone would have already tried to make something comparable.

    Oh well, my mind is working in over drive tonight, I may have to try to figure something out........... :)

    Hey, what about floating cat fish food (made from fish/oil) ? I buy it by the 50 pound bags, just about the right size.........except I don't have a pellet stove...........and the fish food cost about $10 a bag.



    Robbie
  5. Roospike

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    Buy a new pellet stove and buy the bags of fish food @ $10. a bag and let us know how it works and if you save any money .
  6. Robbie

    Robbie Minister of Fire

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    LOL, I was just free wheelin tonight, you know, when your trying think of "other" ways to beat the cold.........cheap. :)

    After doing a search, I figure there is not much I could contribute to this area............it seems to be doing very well without my ideas. :cheese:


    Robbie
  7. Robbie

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    Here is an interesting link about this subject, shows lots of people are interested in this area obviously, notice readers comments below story.


    http://www.matr.net/article-10472.html


    Robbie
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