Pine Needles as pellets, or other fuel?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by orangecrushcj7, Oct 10, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. orangecrushcj7

    orangecrushcj7
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    0
    Loc:
    Barre MA
    I was wondering if anyone has any experience with making pine needle pellets. I have boatloads of dead, dry, White Pine pine needles every fall. I know there are make your own pellet mills out there, however, I don't want to perform a $2000 experiment. I think they would probably burn just as well as softwood pellets.

    I wonder what would happen if I somehow made them small enough to pass thru the auger, if I could add some in with regular factory made pellets? I usually mow them up, that might chop them up good. Or use an old food processer?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. strangemainer

    strangemainer
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Loc:
    Waterboro, Maine
    dude..let me know how that works out. I got a boatload of pine needles in my yard as well!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,568
    Likes Received:
    533
    Loc:
    Maine, ayuh, by gorry
    i WOULD SUGGEST RE-THINKING THE IDEA OF THROWING THEM IN WITH YOUR PELLETS, BUT IF YA DO IT, LET US KNOW HOW IT WORKS. PICS, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oops, sorry for caps
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  4. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    5,380
    Likes Received:
    522
    Loc:
    Schenectady, NY
    There is a briquette thread going on in the hearth room. It's titled wood chips.

    Matt
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  5. orangecrushcj7

    orangecrushcj7
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    0
    Loc:
    Barre MA
    Matt - let me know on here, or PM when you try out your leaf briquettes. I would be interested in hearing how the work. I may be interested in making pine needle briquettes, if you have success.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Entire Site copyright © 1995-2016 - email to webinfo@hearth.com
Hearth.com and HearthNet are property and trademarks of Hearth.com LLC Advertising Information