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Pellet stove modifications

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Birdman Jack, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Birdman Jack

    Birdman Jack Member

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    How about a side shot so we can see it better. You use and do what you have to. Just have to make sure it is safe. The little guys do it then the big boys and their laywers see if it is worth stealing the design.

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  2. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    I want to modify my shop pellet stove to power a closed circuit boiler which would power this a mike brown 1hp steam engine which would turn a 500w generator. I have an emergency connection terminal in the garage to power the whole house...just plug and play. FREE ELECTRICITY! Trying to sort out the peices.
  3. Turbo-Quad

    Turbo-Quad New Member

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    OK we need and update on how the mods are performing?
  4. Meneillys

    Meneillys Feeling the Heat

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    Well it has been a year now. Did full take every thing apart cleaning and the only problem we had was no clean out T on the pipe. That is getting changed. When we cleaned the Magic Heat the ash of course went down the pipe and into the exhaust fan so we had to clean the fan two times. I would take more pictures but my mother freaked out that I had taken a picture of the messy basement and forbid me from having a camera in her house again.
  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    LOL, yup they can do that.

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  6. Birdman Jack

    Birdman Jack Member

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    My heat bill for my modified pellet stove was 735.00 for the entire season. Used no oil at all and stayed warm as could be. Used about three tons of pellets. Anyone else got any figures to post? Pellets where I get them went up $10 dollars this year.
  7. reburton

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    Seems like you could do more , with less, if you would effectively recover heat from the exhaust (more than the magic heat crap)
    Why not make a water coil add add it INTO the exhaust pipe, recover those lost btu's? That way, no worry about cooling down of burn box, no worry of effecting BTU's to heat space, etc. You would then be reclaiming whats getting shot outside, in a more effcient manner than that $70 chinese crap box.
  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Careful with the exhuast temp reduction. You could cause issues if your not careful. Watch out for the black shiney stuff.
  9. reburton

    reburton New Member

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    Personally, I don't see a water coil inside the exhaust lowering temps enough to cause the "black shiney stuff" you speak of, especially if burning a good qaulity hardwood pellet.
    But , if concerned, I would place it as close to outlet of stove as possible and before a clean out tee, so the remaining pipe that could become cool enough to form such stuff, can be cleaned with ease.
  10. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    update thread when perfected.

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