Conversion Pellet to Propane Stove

UpStateNY Posted By UpStateNY, Aug 8, 2017 at 8:52 AM

  1. UpStateNY

    UpStateNY
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    We like the wood pellet stove in the living room making that part of the house nice 72 to 74 degrees where the bedrooms are cooler. I still have 3 tons of pellets. I just converted my #2 Fuel Oil boiler to propane boiler to heat the house hot water baseboard 2 zone 1 down stair and 1 up stairs.

    So after burning my 3 tons of pellets I was thinking of converting replacing the wood pellet stove in the living room with a propane stove that will look just like a pellet stove but it will burn propane.

    Has anyone else considered doing this?

    The other option is to install a third zone. One for the bedrooms and one for the living, dinning, and kitchen rooms.

    Any advice on which way to go?

    The new propane boiler that was installed is a high efficiency Navien Combi boiler for heat and hot water.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=navien+boiler&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjM7--71sfVAhWDMSYKHansDjwQ_AUICygC&biw=1214&bih=868#imgrc=LAnPSU813jJzRM:
     
  2. johneh

    johneh
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    I have a friend that did what you are thinking about .
    He went back to pellets said the heat was not the same
    He also missed the work involved in maintaining a fire
    and keeping his family warm .
     
  3. UpStateNY

    UpStateNY
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    Interesting. I can see that happening. Your right, I do enjoy the wood fire in the living room. My Harman wood pellet stove has been good to us for 10 years. Only replacement part was the starter. Knock on wood. There is something to be said if it ain't broke don't fix it.

    My first house was a ranch and I heated the house with free fire wood for 5 years. I did enjoy the whole wood thing. We had a lot of apple orchards in the area. I would see a farmer that had bulldozed down his apple trees laying on the ground. Before the farmer burred the trees, I would ask if I could get the apple wood. The farmers were more than happy me taking the wood because it was less work for them to clear the field and replant new apple trees. Did the same for a forest being converted to vineyard. Apple wood burned and smelled nice.
     

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