Can I burn wood pellets in a sauna stove?

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New Member
Oct 21, 2011
I have a small wood burning sauna stove. Can wood pellets be burned in it? Or does one need a fan setup in the stove to burn pellets?

I'd be heaping the pellets towards the back of the stove. It has fire bricks there. The front of the stove has a grate for the ashes to fall through, so can't use that part or the pellets will fall through the cutouts.



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Minister of Fire
Jan 20, 2006
Twin Cities, MN
For a decent burn, you'll need a good forced air supply. Me thinks they will just smolder in your set up. Now if a guy was a little creative.....


Minister of Fire
Dec 30, 2008
Northwestern CT.
I'd look into the logs or bio bricks. Burn fine in a wood burner. Just don't over load it. Stuff it full like wood and it might run away on you. Bio bricks and pellets are generally about the same cost. I have seen baskets to burn pellets in a wood burner. But they haven't seemed to perform all that well.


Minister of Fire
Jun 26, 2008
Southern NH
There also pellet baskets out on the market for that kind of conversion.
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