lsayre wrote:Wouldn't wood chips require a massive amount of 'dry' storage space?
Good point which I did not consider.
I don't know if it is true but it seems logical that chips would retain more water from rain than logs. Wet wood whether in log form or chips should never go into the combustion chamber. The hopper design could be designed to dry the wood chips before entering the fire box with a certain loss of efficiency.
Wood sheds were a common feature when wood was a more common fuel than now. I think that chips would store more compactly than logs though I am not sure. Dry fuel no matter what kind is better than wet.
One of those steel frame canvas covered structures would be ideal. Double the cords of logs takes a lot more space.