Wood pellet fired heaters?

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14 years 4 months ago #314192 by Kiwi303
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4trees;299115 wrote: A friend of ours who is involved in research pointed out that the ingredients are mixed with a glue solution to make them stick together to form the pellet. Cheers.

Actually that is a urban Myth, the pellets are simply waste sawdust, heated while wet and compressed. They are held together simply by their own wood sap and cellulose structure, much like a paper brick is simply wet shredded paper compressed and dried.

The gasses are also entirely contained in the fireboxes and out the flues.

The headaches are more likely to be from vaporising solvents from the exterior paint and trim on the firebox than anything happening inside the sealed fire area coming into the room.

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14 years 4 months ago #314253 by jen
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Sue, we had a 'fireplace' that we were wanting to keep using, which is why we retrofitted the pellet fire. It does the larger open plan area of our house, but we are going to get a heatpump unit as well to heat different areas of the house. I would imagine on very cold cold days where we want to heat all day long we may use a heatpump as they are cheaper to run.

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