Was it burning correctly?

EatenByLimestone Posted By EatenByLimestone, Oct 21, 2008 at 1:11 AM

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  1. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone
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    I was at a restaurant this weekend and it was heated with a pellet stove.

    This was the first stove I've ever seen up close and got a chance to watch for a good amount of time. I was impressed by it, but was a bit disturbed by embers shooting out of the burn pot. The pot looked like a little volcano shooting out pyroclastic material!

    Do all pellet stoves do this?

    If they do, are pellet stoves made that do not have a large glass front? Maybe a metal panel that would just radiate heat?

    Matt
     
  2. djarseneault

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    no, not all pellet stoves do this. in fact the one you saw probably had the draft set too high (popcorn effect)
     
  3. sydney1963

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    Mine does not do that.
     
  4. woodsman23

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    YES they do this each time pellets are dropped in the burn pot there will be some hot ash flying around and it perfectly normal.
     
  5. Xena

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    Mine doesn't do that...........

    edit: woops. I lied. Cranked the
    heat up and it does do it on the higher
    settings.... Short video here: :cheese:



    [​IMG]
     
  6. kast

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    mine does
     
  7. slls

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    Mine too, it's called fly ash, and it does fly.
     
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    Here is a pix of fly ash.[​IMG]
     
  9. crausch

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    If it were only in colors...you would have your own little fireworks display ;-)
     
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    It's on thermostat and every shut down reminds me of the forth of july.
     
  11. GVA

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    its the fines (sawdust) burning and blowing around
    Yes sawdust burns :)
     
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