Kit to convert regular wood stove to pellet stove, question....

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Jim_Rogers

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Jul 24, 2007
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My brother tells me that there is a way or kit, to convert a regular wood burning stove to a pellet stove, something about a basket to be inserted.
Does anyone have a link to a site or a picture of one.
I've tried to find it here doing a search but I didn't have any luck....
Thanks in advance....

Jim Rogers
 

burntime

New Member
Aug 18, 2006
2,395
C'mon hunting season!
Step 1: Throw in a bunch of pellets.
Step 2: Lite it!
Step 3: Repeat.

Really with the price of pellets, why would you want to and if it could be done would you want to look at the big hopper?
 

Jim_Rogers

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Jul 24, 2007
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Here in my shop, where I have a small office space, I have a wood stove that I use to burn hardwood slab wood, a waste product from my sawmill operation.
This stove needs to be fed quite regularly, and I don't want to do that. I'd rather have some sort of system, either a pellet stove, or something like that so that I won't have to feed it so often and I'm not here overnight.
I'm seriously thinking of buying a pellet making machine and trying to convert my sawdust waste into pellets to burn here in my shop and heat this office space.
My brother has told me of a basket that get put into a regular wood stove to convert it to a pellet stove and I wanted to research this option and see if there is such a thing......
 

Corie

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2005
2,441
Camp Hill, PA
Energex makes or made a basket called the Promethius that would allow you to burn wood pellets in a cordwood stove. It never received good reviews and was not a reasonable way to burn pellets in a wood stove. I believe energex has stopped making it, but I could be wrong. You should be better off buying a pellet stove than trying that basket.

Also, there are small scale pellet making mills available, but the price is still quite high and I'm not sure it would be worth it. Not trying to spoil your hopes, but you'd have to generate A LOT of sawdust and probably sell your homemade pellets to otther folks just to make it worth it.
 

myzamboni

Minister of Fire
May 22, 2007
1,071
Silicon Valley
Jim_Rogers said:
Here in my shop, where I have a small office space, I have a wood stove that I use to burn hardwood slab wood, a waste product from my sawmill operation.
This stove needs to be fed quite regularly, and I don't want to do that. I'd rather have some sort of system, either a pellet stove, or something like that so that I won't have to feed it so often and I'm not here overnight.
I'm seriously thinking of buying a pellet making machine and trying to convert my sawdust waste into pellets to burn here in my shop and heat this office space.
My brother has told me of a basket that get put into a regular wood stove to convert it to a pellet stove and I wanted to research this option and see if there is such a thing......

http://cgi.ebay.com/WOOD-PELLETS-WO...ryZ41987QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

But I wouldn't
 

stoveguy13

Minister of Fire
Dec 15, 2006
984
CT
The conversion does not make the wood stove into a a functional pellet stove you will need to buy a real pellet stove to have an auger and feed system the basket just lets you put some pellets in a wood stove it is not he fix you are looking for.
 

jtp10181

Minister of Fire
Feb 26, 2007
3,734
Marshall, WI
If you are serious about burning pellets you should look at pellet stoves. Most of them can be venting into an existing 6" or sometimes 8" class A chimney.
 

stoveguy2esw

Minister of Fire
here ya go http://www.energex.com/common/product_prometheus.php


i would read into it before commiting though i have no experience with the type of burning that these devices bring about , i'd look for a pellet stove before going to one of these personally, but you asked for a link and here it is , energex is a good strong company as well, bruce (owner) is a great guy too. pretty good customer service for a pellet manufacturer, i have called them for info in the past and they were very forthcoming.
 

Jim_Rogers

New Member
Jul 24, 2007
4
Thanks again for all your comments, and links....
I've been searching online classified adds for used pellet stoves in my area....
I may go that route if the right one shows up.....
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
90,626
South Puget Sound, WA
It sounds like you want something reliable. I'd look for a good sale on a new Englander pellet stove at one of the big box stores.
 
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