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How much smoke do pellet or multi-fuel stoves produce?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by SSzretter, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. SSzretter

    SSzretter New Member

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    I have neighbors all around, how much smoke do burning pellets or corn produce?
    (for example running a pellet furnace to hear a 2400 sq ft home)

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Virtually no visible smoke except at startup.
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    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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  4. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    Which only last for a few seconds, more like a burp or that it needs cleaning. I recommend a vertical vent install if you feel you could inconvenience the neighbors, it will dissipate long before reaching ground level. Also will keep smoke entering the house if power fails until what little pellets are consumed the draft will keep pulling the smoke thorough the vent.
  5. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    What Begreen said.

    My neighbors didn't have a clue I had any type of stove at all
    until they walked into my living room.
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    ducker Feeling the Heat

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    sigh.... I'm going to miss my wood stove... and the lovely smell of it :(
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    BubbRubb New Member

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    I get a good wood smell when I open the stove door. My wife likes it so much that she even participates in the cleaning of the stove for the smell of it.

    No smoke for me other than when the pellets first ignite. It is gone within 5 - 8 secs of the initial burst of flame.
  8. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    Yeah more like a burp, if you are a gas bag like me that's a good rip!! :cheese:
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