any experiences with wood pellet boiler systems?

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Old 03-26-11, 07:08 PM
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any experiences with wood pellet boiler systems?

i am looking for a nice pellet boiler and want to know if anyone has any experiences with different models and brands. i am thinking about getting the pinnacle stoves PB150 but if you know how long the system can run before ash removal let me know. i here the harman pb105 can burn a ton of pellets before needing a deashing but has burn pot problems. can not go with froling or okofen since there super expensive.
 
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Just wondering why you want to use pellets? These stoves dont work if you lose power. You need to buy pellets. Wood is free.

What are you going to use a stove for?

How many square feet is the house? What style house and where will you install it?

Do you have alot of property? Possibly a outdoor stove to heat your home.

Best stoves IMO.

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Do you have alot of property? Possibly a outdoor stove to heat your home.
He lives in the city......................
 
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i am just going to use pellets for when im on vacation and use wood for when im home. i can get free wood sometimes as well.
 
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i am just going to use pellets for when im on vacation and use wood for when im home
I though you can only burn pellets? Different chamber system. I read up on them. I dont care for them much. High maintainance.

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My boiler doesn't work if it loses power either.

I think when you switch over to wood heating, you do it with the understanding you will be doing regular maintenance on it to keep things going. A lot of people have a fossil fuel backup with their wood boilers. I think going for a unit that is well made/designed is the best approach over something you think may be more convenient.

Try asking this question in the Fireplace forum. They might be better able to answer it.
 
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