Pellet Stoves & Chimney Fires

Re: Pellet Stoves & Chimney Fires

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:27 pm

I am also blaming operator on this one.
There is no way wood pellets made for heating are putting creosote in that chimney.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
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Re: Pellet Stoves & Chimney Fires

PostBy: jpen1 On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:32 pm

They can't be pellets made for heating purposes. Even soft wood pellets don't form creosote in the chimney when burned. THe moisture is pressed out during the manufacturing process. When I had a pellet stove I burn't compressed cardboard pellets and switch grass pellets and had absolutely no creosote issues.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
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Re: Pellet Stoves & Chimney Fires

PostBy: poconoman On: Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:24 pm

My friend has a wood fireplace and he wants to put in a pellet insert. Does he need to install the SS chimney to the roof? BTW, he can't use a power vent.

Thanks
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
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Re: Pellet Stoves & Chimney Fires

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:35 pm

jpen1 wrote:They can't be pellets made for heating purposes. Even soft wood pellets don't form creosote in the chimney when burned. THe moisture is pressed out during the manufacturing process. When I had a pellet stove I burn't compressed cardboard pellets and switch grass pellets and had absolutely no creosote issues.

He described them to me Friday. They are about 1/4" in diameter and 3/8-1/2 long and are in fact fuel for pellets stoves. He claims that the stoves electronics maybe screwed up and has caused this. The manufacturer is sending someone to look at it.
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