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 Post subject: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:44 am 
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Has anyone played with one of these pellet stoves. I've read that you can run them on grain. Feed wheat is free if you want to clean out a few trucks. Not sure if wheat would have a low enough moisture content. And a hammer press will make pellets out of a lot of waste eg cardboard boxes.

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:29 pm 
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Never heard of them, do you have any links to suppliers ect?

Also hammer presses, I reckon one of these would be real handy to have, could make combustable bricks out of alot of different wastes like cardboard and sawdust that are readily available. Do they only make small pellets? I would like something that makes larger logs like the ones you can buy, they would allow more airspace and as such give you a nice hot clean burn.


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 Post subject: Re: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:59 pm 
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http://www.pelletheaters.com.au/



If you google, there are a lot of overseas sites and pages about grain and pellet fuels.

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Even John Deere makes one.

http://www.deere.com/en_US/parts/media/ ... _08_08.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:52 pm 
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I've heard good things about them but never had any experience... :dunno:

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:48 am 
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I had a look at a you tube video of someone turning grass clippings into fuel pellets with a hammer press. But I think that also involves mowing the lawn before hand.

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:15 pm 
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Seen pellet stoves when I was in Maine USA last year....they run really well and are quite efficient, and yep grain works well in them.
Most have a battery backup to keep the auger and fan going during blackouts.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Thinking about making a thermal mass heater. Instead of using a fan to help burn the pellets I thought a funnel would force the air to a central point. And the pellets can be just dropped into the funnel.


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 Post subject: Re: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:03 pm 
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Interestic device Duff....have you anymore info on it, or how you will construct one. :dunno:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:15 pm 
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They also call them rocket heaters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jzKKIHh ... re=related

The idea is to make a similar brick one like the video. This is built outside in a green house. The pipes go under the house or into a brick room. The air can be pumped into the house or the piped under the house.

Having the unit in a greenhouse(or shed) will also heat it through the winter. Other ideas are running pipes in the soil under fish tanks etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:24 pm 
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At work so can't utube :sad2: but it reminds me of the old underfloor heating the romans used (back when they were nailing public speakers to trees) ... very simple idea that worked well :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:28 pm 
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It might end up heating the shed, greenhouse, house, fish tank. A few extra pipes and I might get the hot tub warm as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:31 pm 
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you making the pellets or buying them?....I had a link somewhere to a pellet mill but it wasn't cheap....I think you'll also need a small hammer mill to bash the stuff up before pelletizing


http://www.pelletmillsforless.com/Products.php

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pellet-Mill- ... 588e460507

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:38 pm 
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Was going to run it on grain to start with. Get a few ton for free.

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 Post subject: Re: Pellet Stove
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:25 am 
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Hi, We used to have a pellet stove before we moved. We loved it. All we could burn in ours was the wood pellets, cherry pits and corn. The pits burned pretty fast compared to the pellets and we never tried the corn. All winter long and all we had in ash was a 3 lb size coffee can 3/4 full. (that is about a #10 can) Our winters ran from about November to March. Our pellets came in 40 lb bags and was a lot easier to handle than a cord of wood. I'm sure you will enjoy it. I would recommend one to anyone.

Cindy


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