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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Just saw a demo on this!

    What do you think? Is it a winner?



    Put in 4 hand fulls of pellets, start with starting gel and a lighter
    It burns for 25 mins. Add more before the coals die out!
    Very little ash falls out of the screen in the bottom!

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  2. ScotL

    ScotL Feeling the Heat

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    That is very cool. It would be awesome for camping.
  3. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I love fire pits, I had both mine going last night, but I must say it looks alittle dangerous. Especially w kids around...
  4. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    Here's the only review I could find:

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - posted on 6/19/2013 9:46:15 AM
    Design needs to be changed. 10 lbs of pellets an hour and had to continually feed the pit. When flame is going heat is great. Annoying that pellets burn out way too fast too much trouble always putting pellets in. Concept of no smoke or spark would be great in time to come. Took our pit back for refund.
    Take it for what it's worth.....
  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    How much does it cost
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  7. steamguy

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    Looks basically like a good idea... but looking at it leaves me with a bunch of questions...

    First, there's no feeling as to how sturdy/heavy it's built. The feet look like just tack-welded cheap-grade sheet metal. So if you're camping, it IS going to get left out in the rain. It's not a question of 'will it rust' but 'how fast is it going to rust'.

    Wonder how long it will run without filling up with ashes to the point it won't burn any more.

    And then - how do you clean it out? Turn it over and dump it out?

    Start it with gel-napalm? Not at $4 for a bottle of the stuff. I'd start it with my latest discovery - match-light briquettes! Virtually impossible to put out once they're going, will start in damp or drizzle, and you only need three or four to get a fire started. If you're in a hurry, use more!
  8. 343amc

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    Neat concept if you live in an area where a normal fire pit isn't possible.

    Not for me though. I'll keep my existing fire pit and burn my scraps, uglies and other leftovers from the wood pile.
  9. Don2222

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    Hello

    It looks better quality in person.

    The ash just drops thru the screen in the bottom

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  10. DexterDay

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    Did you buy one Don? That pic of yours doesn't show secondary combustion like the video..?

    It looks neat, but cord wood is much cheaper than 10 lbs an hr for a fire.

    Although the secondary combustion did look pretty cool. Looking cool and working good are 2 different things.
  11. Bret Chase

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    Not for me either.... I can keep my firepit going just from the drops from my pines..... more or less indefinitely.... I don't burn hard wood in mine... but I've got so many big bull pines in my yard.... the hardwood heats my house.... not the sky
  12. Don2222

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    I cannot buy one until my supplier gets them in, but I told my regional sales rep to let me know when they come in.
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    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    That's dumb. Do you understand how simple it would be to make this? 5 minutes and a coffee can...$120 bucks!
  14. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    Check out a rocket stove
  15. Bioburner

    Bioburner Moderator Staff Member

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    Like Scott said this design is not much more then a large rocket stove. Rummage around a couple garage sales or flea market for a couple old pots and get out a drill.
    smwilliamson likes this.
  16. Don2222

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    I agree but maybe I can sell these too!
  17. Bioburner

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    Sell them some smoker pellets too!
  18. moey

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    and you can bring it inside if you lose power to warm your house.....
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    don't try this..
  19. ScotL

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    While rocket stoves look somewhat interesting too, the wikipedia description of a rocket stove differs from this. Where a rocket stove has an insulated chimney, this thing has air ports inside the outer walls resulting in combustion of the wood gasses at the top of the pot. It looks more like a wood gasifier. The wood is being burned at the bottom only enough to cause it to off-gas and the gases are being ignited at the top.
    It reminds me a little of a wood gasification biomass boiler which roasts the biomass over a grate system and the heat and gases are captured and burned in the boiler.
  20. Xena

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    I wouldn't buy one. Much rather like my home made pit from
    free materials and burning fallen stuff around my property. Even camping
    I make a fire ring from rocks and burn what mother nature drops..... :)
    Mine:
    [​IMG]
  21. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    I really like that nice homemade design! Looks so comfy and inviting! You can come help me make one near my workshop anytime!

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