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pellet fines bteathing problems

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Boz32, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Boz32

    Boz32 New Member

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    I have had a Quad cb 1200 for 4 years, burning at least 6 different brands of pellets during that time. This year I'm finishing using Barefoot and Green Team. Also using fireside ultra. Noticing that the fines from the FU are bothering me, giving me astmatic breathing problems. Recently diagnosed with a peanut allergy. Wondering if anybody out there has had similar problems??? Thanx

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  2. smalltown

    smalltown Minister of Fire

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    I've had Asthma for quite some time never had any issues with pellet fines. Never burned the Fu pellet.
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  4. jlupi

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    wife seems to have a contact allergy to the pellets.
  5. Boz32

    Boz32 New Member

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    Thanks for all your replies. I think I might have gotten more if I would have spelled Breathing right (instead of Bteathing, dang that dyslexia!). Breathing problems from fines seem to be hit or miss. I appreciate the link to the pellet vac video, imacman. I will be looking into that. Ingenious!
  6. chuckster

    chuckster Burning Hunk

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    I am allergic to sawdust and whenever I work around the pellets ( load hopper etc.) or clean the stove I wear a hospital mask. They are cheap and they really help. If I forget to put it on I have problems.
  7. CT Pellet

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    Interesting thread.
    I have some customers who swear that some pellets cause them alergic reactions and some are affected by certain brands. I really think that the issues go beyond pellets, and that they have certain wood alergies. I am not a doctor and I do not try to clinically diagnose them, but that is my guess. It is interesting how some brands affect people differently than others.
  8. Bigjim13

    Bigjim13 Feeling the Heat

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    I have started wearing a dust mask when I clean the stove, I don't wear anything when I am just adding plets.
  9. CT Pellet

    CT Pellet Minister of Fire

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    hey Boz32....Make me one of them there pizzas in your avitar and I will come over and fill your hopper for you!
  10. smalltown

    smalltown Minister of Fire

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    Bigjim13 not sure if your Harmon acts like my Castile, but I imagine it does. I momentarily raise my thermostat to call for heat them as soon as the stove starts up drop the thermostat down to stop the stove. That was while I am cleaning the loose ash is being sucked up into the exhaust of the stove..
  11. Lake Girl

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    Curious... Did a check and came across medical journal comments that peanut allergy can cross react with other tree nuts (walnut, pecan). Also saw comment that birch or apple trees may generate problems. What are the fireside ultras made from?

    Then again, asthma may just be triggered by dust...
  12. Northwoodneil

    Northwoodneil Feeling the Heat

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    I was going to say, after many years of woodworking I have noticed that certain types of sawdust bother me more than others. Black walnut and cedar are the worst. I'm guessing you have found the anwser.

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