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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Joe Buck, Oct 10, 2010.

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  1. Joe Buck

    Joe Buck New Member

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    burnt pistachio shells in my pellet stove today after I ate 10 pounds of them I was thinking these might burn good so I dumped the shells in my empty hopper and primed the burn pot with a hand full of shells and hit the button and in a few minutes I had a blazing fire that burned hot but fast.

    Next going to try popcorn?

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Interesting, I am surprised the ignitor lit them though. Popcorn?? Might have to mix with pellets to light them. I burned corn, but never popcorn. I wonder if it pops in the burnpot?

    Your just experimenting right? Large amounts of the agri fuels may be harmful to your vent pipe.
  3. krooser

    krooser Minister of Fire

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    I'm burning turtle shells....
  4. Snowy Rivers

    Snowy Rivers Minister of Fire

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    I burn hazelnut shells as my primary fuel.

    Most nut shells will burn fine as long as the stuff will pass up the auger.

    Snowy
  5. CygnusX1

    CygnusX1 Feeling the Heat

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    Think coconut shells would burn good?
  6. fidiro

    fidiro New Member

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    I have burned pistachio shells in mine also but small handful. You need to remember that pistachios are salted and It does not do good things to steel.

    Hazelnut shells with no salt sounds good.

    Last winter, to bump up the heat without changing the setting on the stove I would have small pieces of firewood kindling laying around so I would open the door and drop a piece in the crate to watch the temp. rise. A wood fire in my pellet stove.
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    Cherry pits are big and cheap in northern michigan.
  8. fidiro

    fidiro New Member

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    Cherries get pitted so do olives. Has anyone ever hear of olive pits in these things? There are so many cans of pitted olives what do they do with the pits?
  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Yes, But never found any or much info about them. Someday?
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