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Old 06-30-2009, 01:05 AM
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Just my stupid opinion.Whenever you can't make something for yourself(or but it from a neighbor)your opening a can of worms.Everyone that can make pellets raise your hands.Now,...everyone who can cut trees,chunk and split raise hands.Everyone can see where the most hands are right?I know people in the northeast who bought into the convenience when i saw the danger of needing a dealer.They paid big money for convenience and saw the stoves sit cold and paid twice as much to heat with oil or gas.I believe more people have to learn how to play chess(well)to understand the variables in each of lifes moves.You can buy cord wood from many or make your own,or buy pellets from few to none,and be an addict to a dealer.Hope i cheered up the wood heat chess players.
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:53 AM
Location: Alaska
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Originally Posted by rotorhead View Post
It would seem that there is a confusing array of models and features. Of course every manufacturer says theirs is the latest and greatest, but I really just want something reliable and trouble free.

I suspect that even with the dustier brands of pellets, the overall mess in the house is still far less that an ordinary wood stove.
Actually, I found that wood pellets are dirtier than wood. With wood you don't have all the wood dust to deal with.. With a wood stove the only time you deal with a dust type dirt is removing the ash. With wood pellets it is every time you open a bag and I think it burns it so clean that ash is so small that it escapes and lay's throughout the house. After a winter run your finger down a wall or take a picture off the wall and you will be able to tell..
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