Jan 21, 2013, 11:46 PMFrayne Thomas
Burn Pellet Fuel in a Wood Stove
There are several benefits to burning pellets in a wood stove instead of wood logs, the most obvious one being the lightness of the pellets. Another is the convenience of the pellets. You can buy them in a clean bag and then use a small shovel to fill the stove as opposed to lifting logs that might carry bugs, sawdust or dirt on its way into the wood stove. Empty out your stove of all the ashes and heatproof bricks or cast iron grills that you use to stack your wood on, if any. This is a great time to call in the chimney guy and get your chimney cleaned of any creosote buildup and soot. He may recommend a metal insert, depending on the age of your chimney. Measure the inside of your wood stove's burning compartment. You will need the width, depth and height. Write these measurements down and go to the website for the Prometheus wood stove insert. You will find several models to choose from, depending on your measurements.