Asked by: Vitalina Kubitzki
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th April, 2020

Can you use wood pellets in a wood stove?

As their name suggests, wood-burning stoves do burn wood. If you have a pellet basket for your wood stove, you can use it to burn pellets in the stove. However, just opening your stove and tossing a few wood pellets into it can cause serious damage to the stove.

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Simply so, how long will a 40 lb bag of wood pellets burn?

A: According to the Pellet Fuels Institute, a 40-lb bag of pellet fuel can provide up to 24 hours of solid heat. A winter's supply of wood pellets is about 100-150 bags—depending on climatic and lifestyle variations.

Also Know, how many bags of pellets equal a cord of wood? A: Pellets are normally sold in 40 pound (18 kg) bags. You can estimate how much fuel you will need for a heating season by noting that one ton of pellets is equivalent to approximately 1.5 cords of firewood. Many homeowners who use a pellet stove as a main source of heat use two to three tons of pellet fuel per year.

Similarly one may ask, what can you burn in a wood pellet stove?

Pellet stoves can only burn wood pellets (as Jodi mentioned) or biofuels such as dried corn (depending on the actual model). It would not be wise to try to burn logs or sticks inside a pellet stove, because of how a pellet stove actually works.

Do wood pellets burn hotter than wood?

This is because in a wood stove, hardwood will burn hotter and longer than softwood will and softwood will burn much dirtier. This all comes down to density, and all wood, on a dry basis, will have equal amounts of energy (heat/BTUs) per pound. But, remember that with wood pellets, they all start out as sawdust.

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