michigan wood pellet fuel

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Jester, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. Jester

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    These pellets just became available on pelletsales.com for my area. Has anyone burned them? If so how were they.

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    I 1.4 tons of them - one of the 3 brands I'm burning this year (also Hamers & Barefoot). They're a hard/softwood blend and look ok so far but I haven't burned them - just checked out the size, fines, color, etc. I'll try a bag this weekend and report back.
     
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    Okay. Put a bag thru and have reloaded the stove with another one. The pellets are a tad larger than the Hamers I was burning (those tended to be under 1" - more of these seem to be in the 1 1/4" range). Fines were better (fewer) than the Hamers. Didn't notice any appreciable difference in heat but I did notice the flame pattern was smaller. The Hamers on middle feed rate (Lennox Profile 30 insert) reach 3/4 of the way up the back panel of the stove. The Michigans reached about 1/2 to 2/3 the way up the back wall - topping out about the top of the feed chute mostly. Draft was fine with dancing pellets so it wasn't a case of the combustion air. The Michigans also seemed to have less ash than the Hamers - and less sand/etc to cause clinkers in the fire pot. Overall, I'm good with these (which is good because I have 1 1/2 tons of them :) )
     
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