Can DVC500 burn wood pellets in an extreme case?

Can DVC500 burn wood pellets in an extreme case?

PostBy: watkyn On: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:03 pm

We are looking into buying the Harman DVC500 and are really excited about it. It sounds like a really good fit for our farm house. But we live in Wisconsin and the price of the coal here is about $350/ton (rice coal). We can get wood pellets in a similar price range, but what if the prices change drastically and wood pellets are now 1/2 to 1/4 of the cost of coal? Can we use wood pellets in the DVC500? I know the official answer is NO, but what would happen? It is not safe? Does it just not work very well? I'm really curious to hear your thoughts, off the record, so to speak.
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Re: Can DVC500 burn wood pellets in an extreme case?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:09 am

The fire would most likely creep into the hopper, this has happened with coal on some units.
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Re: Can DVC500 burn wood pellets in an extreme case?

PostBy: Wiz On: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:39 am

First welcome to the forum.... :) Harman PC45 it's burns pellets,corn,oats etc. Smaller btu and doesn't burn coal but it gives you options if prices of pellets go up.
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Re: Can DVC500 burn wood pellets in an extreme case?

PostBy: watkyn On: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:59 am

Thanks for the info everyone!
watkyn
 

Re: Can DVC500 burn wood pellets in an extreme case?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:12 am

Just to clarify when I say some units I'm not specifically referring to the DVC but stokers with the bed design in general. You an view some more topics on it here:

http://nepacrossroads.com/googlesearch. ... j474873j11
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