FuelsPellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

CENTRAL HEAT FROM WOOD, PELLETS, CORN OR COAL

Central Heating with Wood, Coal or Pellets (note: this article covers INDOOR approved central heating systems and does not address the Outdoor Wood Boilers (OWBs). See this article for more on OWBs. Central heating has been with us for thousands of years. In fact, cities in the Roman Empire heated many public building and baths by conducting heat from a …
Pellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

CONSUMERS GUIDE TO PELLETS PART ONE

Consumer Guide to Pellets Part 1 Checking It Out – Understanding Pellet Fuel and what to look for in appliances. Note: The following information was prepared by HEARTH Education Foundation, in cooperation with the Hearth Products Association and the Pellet Fuel Institute. THE FUEL What are pellets made of ? All pellets are biomass materials, that is, products of commonly …
Pellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

CONSUMERS GUIDE TO PELLETS PART TWO

Installation, Venting, Maintenance and Use. As you choose the appliance, you will be asked to provide information and make decisions about installation details. Professional guidance in these matters is both helpful in choosing the optimum system for your needs and essential to proper performance and safety. Knowing installation basics can help you communicate your preferences and understand professional recommendations. Note: …
Pellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

PELLET – BUYING AND STORING CORN

Original article by:Dennis BuffingtonProfessor of Agricultural and Biological EngineeringPenn State UniversityReprinted with permission LOCATING A SUPPLIER OF SHELLED CORN Do not purchase a corn-burning stove or boiler without first identifying a reliable supplier of shelled corn. To find suppliers of shelled corn, contact the feed and seed stores in your area as well as any feed mills and grain elevators. …
GeneralPellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

PELLET STOVES AND INSERTS GENERAL INFORMATION

Pellet-burning appliances are simpler to operate and more convenient than other wood-burning appliances. In fact, they are almost as easy to use as gas, oil, or electric heaters. These stoves and inserts burn wood pellets—compressed wood which resembles rabbit food. Wood Pellets Typical Pellet Stove Pellet-burning appliances rely on sophisticated computers and circuit boards to determine how much pellet fuel …
GasPellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

TROUBLESHOOTING DIRECT VENT PRODUCTS

Troubleshooting Direct Vent ProductsIs NOTLike Flying into the Bermuda Triangle! By Ken RajeskyNote: This article is technical in nature and intended for mechanics who are knowledgeable regarding the service and operation of gas and hearth appliances. The call comes in from a longtime customer – his year-old direct vent starts up but within minutes the flames disappear. Your chest tightens …