I had a customer pipe his stove with b vent through his porch and stack pellets on the pipe to keep them dry... his judgement was skerry. By the time fire department got there she was burning warm enough... Follow the installation manual. Your judgement is suspect.Use you judgement and don't be skeeeerrred! People hype up too much what IF's and BS. Install as your manual says with clearances etc;
How does it work without electricity?So there is a new stove on the market I got this year that is a direct replacement pellet stove for a wood stove. It does not use electricity either and really looks nice. Took me less than 30 minutes to swap out as it uses standard 6" single wall... Take a look:
It radiates heat better than my old wood stove. I've only been burning it a few weeks but we got snow last night and it is supposed to get to 20 tonight...
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There is a hopper that directly feeds the fire. I can put a bit more than a full bag into the hopper. So far I haven't had any problems except for it putting out too much heat. I have it installed in a split level home and really only heating about 1200 square feet upstairs so burning it on low and only putting about 10 pounds at a time seems to keep the 35 to 50 degree weather outside at bay. My wife loves at as she likes the house above 75 anyway.How does it work without electricity?
This one you don't pull coals out... So far every coal has burnt up and turned to ash. It's been unseasonably cold up her in north Idaho and I have been burning in for over two weeks now... I'll know more in a couple of months but the glass hasn't even gotten dirty yet... I looked up the EPA numbers on it and apparently it only puts out 0.4 g/hr whatever that means, but it is apparently one of the cleanest burning units available now.Also there was just a thread talking about the dangers of hot ash buckets in the house...
If I needed to go with a pellet stove this looks much more promising than the US Stove/Wiseway pellet stove.
It looks like it has been discontinued according to this site:If I needed to go with a pellet stove this looks much more promising than the US Stove/Wiseway pellet stove.