Pellet fuel basket for wood burning stoves

Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by Bill Athanasopoulos, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. I have a wood burning stove and I would like to buy a pellet fuel basket
    made by Energex that can convert a wood burning stove to burn wood pellets
    instead. This insert is essentially a wire mesh cage made of stainless
    steel that can be put inside a wood burning stove and filled with wood
    pellets.

    Does anyone have any experience with this product or similar product or any
    recommendations.

    Thanks,

    Bill
    Bill Athanasopoulos, Nov 8, 2004
    #1
  2. On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:53:26 -0500, Bill Athanasopoulos <> wrote:
    > I have a wood burning stove and I would like to buy a pellet fuel basket
    > made by Energex that can convert a wood burning stove to burn wood pellets
    > instead. This insert is essentially a wire mesh cage made of stainless
    > steel that can be put inside a wood burning stove and filled with wood
    > pellets.
    >
    > Does anyone have any experience with this product or similar product or any


    No experience with that product. Several years with pellet and wood
    stoves. Product sounds like a BAD idea. Pellets simply do not burn
    well without forced combustion. Ever try presto logs WITHOUT paraffin
    or other binder? Pellets are even more dense and require more air to
    burn.

    sdb
    Sylvan Butler, Nov 9, 2004
    #2
  3. Sylvan Butler wrote:
    > On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:53:26 -0500, Bill Athanasopoulos <> wrote:
    >
    >>I have a wood burning stove and I would like to buy a pellet fuel basket
    >>made by Energex that can convert a wood burning stove to burn wood pellets
    >>instead. This insert is essentially a wire mesh cage made of stainless
    >>steel that can be put inside a wood burning stove and filled with wood
    >>pellets.
    >>
    >>Does anyone have any experience with this product or similar product or any

    >
    > No experience with that product. Several years with pellet and wood
    > stoves. Product sounds like a BAD idea. Pellets simply do not burn
    > well without forced combustion. Ever try presto logs WITHOUT paraffin
    > or other binder? Pellets are even more dense and require more air to
    > burn.


    According the their website http://www.energex.com/energex_products.htm
    the unit has dividers for added air flow which allows the pellets to
    burn.

    Anthony
    Anthony Matonak, Nov 10, 2004
    #3
  4. On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 05:05:47 GMT, Anthony Matonak <> wrote:
    > Sylvan Butler wrote:
    >> On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:53:26 -0500, Bill Athanasopoulos <> wrote:
    >>>I have a wood burning stove and I would like to buy a pellet fuel basket
    >>>made by Energex that can convert a wood burning stove to burn wood pellets


    >> Product sounds like a BAD idea. Pellets simply do not burn
    >> well without forced combustion.


    > According the their website http://www.energex.com/energex_products.htm
    > the unit has dividers for added air flow which allows the pellets to
    > burn.


    I'm sure they burn. I'm pretty sure they don't burn _well_ (as I
    originally stated).

    sdb
    Sylvan Butler, Nov 11, 2004
    #4

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