who wants to make ther own pellets

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by oldmountvernon, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. oldmountvernon

    oldmountvernon
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2011
    Messages:
    604
    Likes Received:
    199
    Loc:
    SE Mass
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. mepellet

    mepellet
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2011
    Messages:
    2,141
    Likes Received:
    276
    Loc:
    Central ME
    Do it! I think you are running low....;)
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. smoke show

    smoke show
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,496
    Likes Received:
    1,572
    Loc:
    Northwestern CT.
    Ifn I had two grand to toss around, I'd buy it! More of a play toy though. Don't expect to go into the pellet business with it. If you have lots of free time you can put a dent in your fuel supply. Doesn't have a lot of power to make really dense pellets, Still could be a fun hobby though!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  5. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    4,432
    Likes Received:
    725
    Loc:
    North Georgia
    You still need a hammer mill! And binding agent, and cooling racks, and cement mixer to blend the binding agent to the wood particles, and empty sand bags to put the pellets in once they are cool, and a good supply of wood chips to hammer mill. I was THIS close to doing it................... Then reality set in.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  6. jrsdws

    jrsdws
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    80
    Loc:
    Central Illinois
    LOL...this discussion comes up often with my pellet burning neighbor. While it'd be a fun hobby trying to pelletize yard waste, etc., the economics of it just don't work when we can buy good commercial wood pellets for under $4 a bag regularly. It'd be great to be self sufficient like that and all, but it'd be difficult to produce as good as we can purchase....and the headaches the inferior pellets bring with them...yeesh!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  7. thepaulmc

    thepaulmc
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    1
    Loc:
    N.E.PA
    I think I will just let someone make them for me..
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  8. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,471
    Likes Received:
    499
    Loc:
    Ravenna, Ohio 44266
    I would rather spend the $2000 on cocaine and prostitutes than attempt to make a pellet mill.

    Eric
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  9. imacman

    imacman
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    ;lol
     
  10. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    13,363
    Likes Received:
    1,662
    Loc:
    Standish, ME
    What not on beer?
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  11. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,471
    Likes Received:
    499
    Loc:
    Ravenna, Ohio 44266

    Sure would need a beer or twelve in there.

    Eric
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  12. Millsk

    Millsk
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    12
    Loc:
    Eastern ct
    I would think you'd spend more than $4 in diesel fuel per bag.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  13. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    4,432
    Likes Received:
    725
    Loc:
    North Georgia
    About a quart an hour.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  14. bill3rail

    bill3rail
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    122
    Loc:
    LI, NY
    I spent more than that last year, maybe another hobby of making pellets will curb my prostitute habit.

    Bill
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

Share This Page