One of the arguments I always had with myself against buying a pellet burning stove over a wood burning one is that I didn’t want to be dependent on someone else to supply my fuel. To me, that just kind of defeated the purposes in some ways.
While researching this issue I came across several pellet-making devices, such as the one shown on the left by Yankee Pellet Mill, which allow you to make your own pellets for a pellet burning stove.
But I still have a few questions…
Has anyone had any experience with these?
How difficult is the process?
How much time does it take to say – chopping up cords of wood with a chain saw?
What are the easiest materials to make efficient burning pellets out of?
Thanks readers, for any tips and advice you can give on this matter. I’m sure I’m not the only one with this question and hope that the community can help answer it for those of us who don’t have experience with pellet burning stoves.
Here are some pictures of Karl’s pellet making device over at the Sleepers River Alternative blog.
Here is a thread on MakeYourOwnPellets.com talking about the process of making your own pellets.