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Hello everyone,


This is my first post on your great forum.  Many years ago I purchased a pellet stove to heat my home.  I chose a pellet stove over a traditional stove due to the ability to burn cleaner and more efficient.  Six years later, I learn about rocket stoves.  I've been trying to convince my wife to let me build a rocket stove, and retire the pellet stove. So far she is quite reluctant.

I've been very intrigued by the mechanics of a rocket stove, and wondered if anyone has tried, or known of anyone who has tried utilizing the exhaust gas from a pellet stove, to create a heat exchanger?  I can tell you from first hand experience that my stove pipe coming from my pellet stove is extremely hot, and figured I could come up with a way to harness that wasted energy.

I due realize, that my current stove is not "off the grid," and I truly want to lean in the direction of a rocket stove in the future.  Thanks for any advice you may offer.
 
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Hello sgbofav & welcome,

I can tell you that the subject: the conversion of a typical fireplace/wood stove has seen it's share of discussion on the forums around here.  First do a search and read up on the past discussions as there is to much for me to sum up here quickly.

Then armed with the current information post back here and ask your questions.  I'm sure those in the know will be glad to answer your questions.

 
                          
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Hi Jami,

Thanks for the reply.  I noticed only 3 pages of discussion, and didn't notice anything pertaining to a conversion.  I also did a search using the word "pellet stove," and didn't find any references.  Can you provide some links?

Thanks,

Bill
 
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Sure I'll help - but I don't have the time to re-read entire threads searching for the stuff that pertains.  You will have to trade the info on wood stoves and fireplaces for your pellet stove, because I do not remember a pellet stove discussion specifically. 

Here we go:

http://www.permies.com/bb/index.php?topic=1078.0 Rocket stove but warmer

http://www.permies.com/bb/index.php?topic=2444.0  Rocket Heater Design for a Conventional Fireplace?

http://www.permies.com/bb/index.php?topic=2295.0  Modifying the use of the rocket stove

http://www.permies.com/bb/index.php?topic=1451.0  rocket mass heater - exhaust can be simpler than chimney

There are more!  Do a search on fireplace rocket stove, but this should get you going in the direction you seek.

All the best!


 
                          
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Thanks Jamie,

The second link helped greatly. I'll continue reading, and brainstorming.
 
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