Burning Wood Pellets in Stove.

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JA600L

Minister of Fire
Nov 30, 2013
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Lancaster Pennsylvania
I got the dumb idea to come up with a system to burn wood Pellets when temperatures are moderate. So I made a metal container with legs, drilled a lot of holes in it, and set it in front of the primary air control. Kindling was used underneath. As the fire grew and the Pellets burnt, I cut the air back. In this picture the primary control is closed. I am getting about 15 minutes on a handful of Pellets. Burning Wood Pellets in Stove.
 
Yep I have done that..it works to some extent.
The crib i made was way bigger and I could put like 10lbs in it.
 
Haha Interesting... Kind of sounds like a lot of money. Mine was free, I just had to bend some metal around and drill some holes :cool:
 
I have a Pelleteer pellet basket that I have used a few times in the 30-NC. Puts out good medium heat and a pretty fire for a couple of hours or so but is a royal PITA to reload. And the smoke from the pellets stinks when reloading.
 
And the smoke from the pellets stinks when reloading.


You should get a whiff of the Vermont Softwoods. That smoke takes you back to the opium den, gets you hooked, and leaves you wanting for more repeat blasts! Piney goodness in a bag! First taste is free ;)
 
Stove Chow smoldering smells like something ya buy in a back alley in DC. <>
 
Another use for pellets is that in the cold weather many get excessive coaling and to help burn down the coals, they spread them out and then throw about a cup full of pellets on top. They say it works great but I have not yet experimented with it so can not say for sure.
 
I got the dumb idea to come up with a system to burn wood Pellets when temperatures are moderate. So I made a metal container with legs, drilled a lot of holes in it, and set it in front of the primary air control. Kindling was used underneath. As the fire grew and the Pellets burnt, I cut the air back. In this picture the primary control is closed. I am getting about 15 minutes on a handful of Pellets. View attachment 123685
Wow that looks like a rip roaring fire there;) Will keep the flue warm though.
 
I don't really want it to get too hot on a moderate day like today, I just need to keep some heat in my basement. The stove top is right around 250 degrees. It saves me from feeding it wood when I don't really need the heat. We will save the wood for another cold snap if it comes :)
 
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