A Guide to Pellet Wood Stoves

Pellet stoves use sawdust, wood chips, logging slash and field corn to provide safe, affordable heat.



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The heat output switch controls the rate at which pellets are burned.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
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Wood heat for city, town and country... from sawdust, wood chips, logging slash and field corn.
ROBIN THOMAS
152-031-02
Pellets for this Waterford stove are stored in a two-cubic-foot hopper located above the firebox. The pellets can be safely poured in during the burn and the hopper never becomes hot enough to prevent you from reaching in to clear the auger.
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A typical pellet stove cross-section: 1. Hopper 2. Auger 3. Firepot 4. Combustion fan 5. Heat exchanger 6. Convection fan 7. Glass airwash.
COURTESY OF AUSTROFLAMM, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
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Just a sampling of the many traditional and more futuristic designs available.
COURTESY OF TRAVIS INDUSTRIES, KIRKLAND, WA
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1995 dollars
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