Whitfield Pellet stove, pre-1990

tthuey Posted By tthuey, Dec 28, 2007 at 4:04 PM

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  1. tthuey

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    Hello. I have a Whitfield Pellet stove build before 1990. I believe it is an advantage II. I have not had any real problems with the stove over the years.
    This past winter, I purchased a pallet of ECOBURN pellets (made of ground up walnut shells, seeds, etc). This stuff is suppose to burn hotter and longer.
    I finally got to my first bag. After burning for 3 hours, I came home and noticed that the fuel tray was full of ash and burning pellets. The setting I left it
    on was #3 output. Prior to this bag of pellets, I have never had a problem with ash buildup using other brands of pellets made from sawdust. I"m thinking
    that the ash buildup has to do with the pellets being made of shells, seeds, etc (being dense and all). I have thought about upgrading my stove to one of
    those ultra-grates. But, since I haven't ever had a problem of ash buildup until I switched pellets, I"m thinking, why should I upgrade and most of all, will
    the upgrade solve the problem? I would not like to spend all that money upgrading it and the problem not being resolved

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you and happy holidays.
     
  2. mystro

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    Are walnut shells so much cheaper that you need a new stove to burn them? You own an legendary bullet-proof stove which burns pellets like it's suppose too correct? If so there's nothing wrong with the stove, take the dirty shells back.
     
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    Hi Mystro. Well, it is finally 9am here in CA. I called the store in which I purchased the pellets from. They told me to bring them back. The nice lady there told me that they have been having lots of complaints from customers using these pellets called Ecoburn. Too much ash, too much smoke. Thanks for the response and Happy Holidays.
     
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