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How many days does one ton of pellets last

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Burd, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. Burd

    Burd Feeling the Heat

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    Hello every one. I hope that every one is enjoying this allsome weather.I'm a newbie at wood burning and I love it.My problem is
    in the winter my basement get really cold and I'm thinking of a pellet stove for the basment for those cold brutal days.
    Could you pellet burners give me some in sight on how long one ton of pellets last for if burning 24-7
    Thank you and be safe

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    To heat up a cold basement, you are going to have to burn at a decent pace - a guess would be at least 20,000 BTU per hour output.

    That means about 3.5 pounds per hour.....or at least over 3 lbs per hour.

    That is two bags (80 lbs) in 24 hours - a ton is 50 bags, so you would burn a ton in 25 days at that rate.
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    Burd Feeling the Heat

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    Webmaster thank you for the quick response I was just going to use it to take the chile out of the air now and then.Some times it will get about 45 or so down there with out the heater running.I'll have to find a way of pulling heat from the insert to the basement. Any Ideas I can get the rest of the house up to 80+ with the insert if I wanted to Got to love it.

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