Pellets and sawdust

Ctwoodtick

Minister of Fire
Jun 5, 2015
1,066
Southeast CT
Going to start my second yr of pellet stove. I have been using pellets from lowes or TSC. When putting pellets in hopper I definitely get a decent amount of fine sawdust that floats up and makes a bit of a mess. Would higher quality pellets create less of this?. I’m looking currently at Greene’s gold and hamers hot ones.
 

Dataman

Minister of Fire
Sep 10, 2018
509
Newport, Wa
Ones I have purchased all have sawdust. They are made from it. I guess you could pour under sheet to trap the dust. But hey I just wipe it up with wet paper towel.
 

Overfireinthehole

Feeling the Heat
May 5, 2017
467
Miller MO
If you pour them in a bucket outside first, some of it will blow away, and yes, certain brands are worse than others, but at the end of the day, they are all made from sawdust.
 

prh7270

New Member
Dec 16, 2018
11
manheim, pa
I had this problem last year with Lignetic brand pellets. I switched to turman pellets, and have virtually no dust, and very little ash.
 

fmsm

Minister of Fire
Dec 12, 2011
917
South of Boston MA
Sift them first with a screen and bucket. Do a search out here for directions or google pellet sifter and buy one.
 

Pellet rick

Feeling the Heat
Nov 25, 2015
359
Pottstown PA.
I have to run mine through a pellet vac if they were to dusty or it would jamb up my top auger. And that’s a real pain in the A??
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
2,254
Eastern Ontario
Using Search function Search pellet cleaner
there are a few methods
 

kenora

Member
Nov 20, 2007
155
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Slice the top off the bag..
put the whole bag it and lift the bag off the pellets...
don't pour them at all.. and you don't need to support the weight of the bag full off pellets as you pour..instead they rest on whatever's in the hopper and then pull the plastic away from them...no dust at all