Pellet Production run

zrock Posted By zrock, Feb 4, 2018 at 11:07 AM

  1. zrock

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    Interesting how different production runs of the same brand pellet produce different results. I have had our stove for 2 months and used the same brand since start. Produce good heat and slight buildup of clinkers towards the end of the week when i go to clean the pot. 4 weeks ago the clinker buildup was enough that i had to pull the pot and clean it out. This was a new shipment from the manufacturer so would be a different run. 2 weeks ago picked up more bags from a fresh shipment and absolutely no clinker build up or any type of build up. None of the settings have changed on the stove.

    Now if i could just get the ash to quit sticking to the glass id be happy. Seems like the cleaner burning batch sticks to the class better. But a quick wipe with dry cloth and good to go
     
  2. nailed_nailer

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    Pellets are a natural product....as in they will vary slightly due to the nature of wood. Big manufacturers use established sources of raw wood fiber so the end product is consistent. Not much batch to batch variance.

    As far as the glass.........I use Rutland White Off Glass/Ceramic Cleaner. Seems to make the glass easier to clean the next time. Almost like it seals the glass. Available anyplace fireplace stuff is sold.

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  3. zrock

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    Glass is easy to clean 2 seconds and it's wiped clean. Just seems like it's a magnet to the ash.

    Agree with u on the larger manufacturers. Also wonder if air pollution has effect? A batch of trees closer to a industrial area or similar that would put more into the air

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  4. mudeprived

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    Never had the need for any glass cleaner. I just use a wet towel and then dry it off with another. Comes out perfectly clear.
     
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    5F675F47-D420-4F35-B61C-A4F732D42547.jpeg A5D50A59-3E1A-4438-AE7F-16785CD216C4.jpeg Instead of the Rutland glass cleaner try Wiseman (or any other brand) ceramic glass COOKTOP cleaner. I find it to be less expensive and it puts a slick coating that the ash doesn’t stick to as easily. I just took this picture showing my glass, it was last cleaned about 2 and a half three weeks ago.
     
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    Nice if I leave it for more than a day I can't see through glass... ash seems to be atracted to glass

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  7. klincker

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    This is my first year with pellets and I'm buying a ton at a time and hauling with my trailer. My first ton of Lignetics this year was much worse than my second. Different in color, feel, and almost no fines in this second batch. No more plum of dust when i load a bag.
     
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    I first clean mine with a wad of wet newspaper. Then put on a layer of Imperial glass cleaner/conditioner, rub it around with a clean wad of wet newspaper, let it dry, and buff it clear with a wad of Spic n Span anti static wipes. I can definitely tell the difference, if I don't do this, the ash will want to cook to the glass on high heat settings.
     
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    I tried the Wiseman cleaner the last few times I cleaned the glass and not seeing any difference. Twenty four hours later the glass is blurred out with ash. Maybe it takes a few more applications?
     

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