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Was it burning correctly?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by EatenByLimestone, Oct 21, 2008.

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  1. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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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

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  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

    woodsman23 Minister of Fire

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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

    Xena Minister of Fire

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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

    kast New Member

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    mine does
  7. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    Mine too, it's called fly ash, and it does fly.
  8. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    Here is a pix of fly ash.[​IMG]
  9. crausch

    crausch New Member

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    If it were only in colors...you would have your own little fireworks display ;-)
  10. slls

    slls Minister of Fire

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    It's on thermostat and every shut down reminds me of the forth of july.
  11. GVA

    GVA Minister of Fire

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