Burning wood pellets in a logburner.

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Re: Burning wood pellets in a logburner.

Post by Crystal » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:53 pm

Apparently horse poo briquettes burn well and give out plenty of heat. If anyone wants to give them a go, I have an endless supply of the raw material. :lol:

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Re: Burning wood pellets in a logburner.

Post by Fitter » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:16 am

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Not a daft idea but it isn't a good idea. A lot of pellets will fall though with the ashes, unburnt. Been there, done that.
No it doesn't work like that - the pellet grate is designed to hold the pellets above the base plate. If you've got a grate it's a multifiuel stove not a woodburner.
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Re: Burning wood pellets in a logburner.

Post by DominicBest » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:18 am

Fitter wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:16 am
Ally wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:29 pm
Not a daft idea but it isn't a good idea. A lot of pellets will fall though with the ashes, unburnt. Been there, done that.
No it doesn't work like that - the pellet grate is designed to hold the pellets above the base plate. If you've got a grate it's a multifiuel stove not a woodburner.
My poele has a grate and there is a warning in big print explaining that it is designed for burning wood only.

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Re: Burning wood pellets in a logburner.

Post by Fitter » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:34 am

A wood burning stove is usually built without a fixed grate, but with a flat base: as the wood burns the ashes are collected and when the fire needs more fuel, fresh logs are placed on top. The effect is hugely positive for wood burning because logs combust more effectively and evenly when resting on a bed of ashes, giving you maximum efficiency and heat output from your wood burning stove.

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Re: Burning wood pellets in a logburner.

Post by Ally » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:49 am

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Re: Burning wood pellets in a logburner.

Post by DominicBest » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:29 pm

Fitter wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:34 am
A wood burning stove is usually built without a fixed grate, but with a flat base: as the wood burns the ashes are collected and when the fire needs more fuel, fresh logs are placed on top. The effect is hugely positive for wood burning because logs combust more effectively and evenly when resting on a bed of ashes, giving you maximum efficiency and heat output from your wood burning stove.

https://www.stovax.com/appliance/stoves ... el-stoves/
The Scandinavians who built mine obviously don’t know anything.

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Re: Burning wood pellets in a logburner.

Post by Tom » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:32 pm

:?: Was wondering about wood pellets in general and find that they produce 4300 kcal/kg whilst heating oil produces 12000 kcal/kg and a kilo of pellets takes up a deal more space than a kilo of oil. Are pellets ever really worth it, especially for a central heating system?
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Re: Burning wood pellets in a logburner.

Post by Fitter » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:35 pm

DominicBest wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:29 pm
Fitter wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:34 am
A wood burning stove is usually built without a fixed grate, but with a flat base: as the wood burns the ashes are collected and when the fire needs more fuel, fresh logs are placed on top. The effect is hugely positive for wood burning because logs combust more effectively and evenly when resting on a bed of ashes, giving you maximum efficiency and heat output from your wood burning stove.

https://www.stovax.com/appliance/stoves ... el-stoves/
The Scandinavians who built mine obviously don’t know anything.
It's probably the Aquavit - don't worry about it :lol:
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