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saoltmann

01:35PM | 01/15/04
Member Since: 01/25/03
12 lifetime posts
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We purchased our 1100 square foot, 40 year old ranch home a year and a half ago. The original heat is electrical wall blower units (ugly, loud and inefficient) in just about every room. We also added a ventless LP fireplace insert in the living room. Now I'm considering installing a wood pellet stove in the basement and adding floor registers to let the heat radiate upward in our living space. The basement is the size of the entire house (1100 square feet). I'm considering the wood pellet stove for a number of reasons. I don't want the hassle of a traditional wood stove (wood pile and ashes) or a coal stove (coal bin and ashes). I've been told that the wood pellet stoves produce very little ash as they basically incinerate the pellets and that they are easy to maintain and produce a fair amount of heat.

Any input on this type of heating? I'm looking for the pros and cons. (Moreso the cons since I have a general idea of what the pros are already.)

Thanks.

toolcen2

04:20PM | 01/15/04
Member Since: 09/10/03
67 lifetime posts
I have a wood pellet stove as the only source of heat. I have a 28oo sq ft house, L shaped. I have had this source for over 5 years. odroless,doesnt have to be vented to an outside source for fresh air, and can be vented with pvc plastic,vertical,horizontal,.produces very little ash, and is 85 percent effecient. automatic light,themostatically controlled. cost is aprox .12cents per hour or will run aprox 28 hrs. on a 40 lb of pellets. if you need more info, look at website,harman pellet stove model 161 and 161a. You might even consider taking out your lp fireplace insert, and install a pellett fireplace insert. just remember, this is a fully electonic unit, and if you go out of electricity, you are out of heat. I have a backup generating system for emergencies. wouldnt have any othe type heating unit, unless it would be a central pellet furnace, which is now produced.
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