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pellet stoves

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was thinking of replacing my wood stove for a pellet stove at my cabin. any pro's or con's on these pellet stoves?

I will primarily burn wood pellets, but it will also burn corn.

my plan is to run the exhaust out the old 6 inch wood stove pipe, with a 6 inch down to a 3 inch converter.

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I don't know much about them, but my buddy has one at his cabin, which is a mobile home. It only takes a minute to start and that baby throws some major heat. The only problem I notice with his is that during the night the "chute" that drops the pellets onto the flame will sometimes get clogged. And depending how long its been clogged you may need to restart the fire.

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I have a pellet stove in the lower level of my home as a back up heat source and love it!I'm not sure if you are going to be able to use the 6" pipe tho as the exhaust is power vented by a fan and I dont think that it would have enough power to blow out the larger pipe. I think that you will have to change it all over to the pellet stove pipe. Be sure and get one that is easy to get the ashes out of and easy to clean

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knoppers - check into Bixby stoves. They are corn burners - not sure on pellets? They are locally made (Rogers) and I have heard nothing but rave reviews of them in terms of heat, efficiency, and ease of cleanup. They kick out a hockey puck sized chunk of packed ash twice a day when running constantly.

Check 'em out. From what I'm hearing, you won't be disappointed.

Blaze

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I have quite a bit of experience in different models of corn stoves. Im burning a couple right now. I prefer corn over pellet. Im paying about 6 cents per pound of corn. And its available all the time where pellets are sometimes hard to find. As far as venting the stove, you should line the existing chimney with a stainless liner that is properly sized. Feel free to email me if you have questions. fireplacepro3@yahoo.com

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thanks for the reply's, I still am undicided on what to get. I have been to many websites and looked at many models. I may wait till spring since I still have plenty of split wood for the fall and winter.

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