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pellets don't slide

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bobswworld, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. bobswworld

    bobswworld New Member

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    Hi all,
    couple of chilly nights here in VA, got the stove fixed and burning well except it went out on us in middle of night
    the pellets hung onto the corners and did not fall to the bottom.
    Any ideas?
    I thought I saw a post on here one time but did not find it.

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  2. kyburnr

    kyburnr New Member

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  3. bobswworld

    bobswworld New Member

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    Thanks now I remember reading the one about tape. It seems ok now as long as I keep it full
    thanks again
  4. woodsman23

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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    The whole idea is not to have to "keep it full" so maybe try some wax or metal tape or slight sanding. What if your sleeping and it quits feeding and goes out in the dead of winter??
  5. R&D Guy

    R&D Guy New Member

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    I've heard that suggested before. Anyone have problems with the wax getting warm and causing the pellets to stick? I'd think that could be a big mess.
  6. huntingbuck101

    huntingbuck101 New Member

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    Wax is flammable and could aid in a hoper fire.
  7. cogger

    cogger New Member

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    Give it a good kick in the a$$ before bed time to shake em' down.
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    I have the same problem with my Englander. And if you are in VA. you may have one? I will most likely line the hopper with aluminum tape and in the mean time top off the hopper before sleep
  8. bobswworld

    bobswworld New Member

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    I am sorry it is an Englander, should have answered that.
    You're right it will probably still do it when it gets low
    it seems a good kick would help lol
    but it has not got to be a nuisance yet but I'm sure it will, seems there is enough of a problem with them
    to warrant some kind of a fix.
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    wb2bhc New Member

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    Why is the whole idea not to keep the hopper full?

    Jay
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