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With a pellet mill you may be able to make your own stove pellets. This guide is about making your own wood pellets.

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December 16, 2014 Flag
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How much does a wood pellet mill cost?

By Mike

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December 17, 20140 found this helpful

You can find the information you need online. There are many types of pellet mills and the cost varies. One site had prices for a small mill starting over $1800.

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April 29, 20150 found this helpful

It's as per what production capacity you want, if you want a small one, it will not cost so much, here is one of the suppliers,you can consult them. http://victormachinez.com/

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June 29, 2015 Flag
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I am looking at picking up a small pellet mill and have access to free softwood dry sawdust, eastern white pine. I have several questions. Has anyone done this? Other then the sawdust, what else do I need? I keep reading other people's posts about using a binder.

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I have one pelpro that works really well, and I'm thinking of adding a second one in an addition I am putting on. Thanks.

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August 3, 20150 found this helpful

Plenty of info in youtube

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July 9, 2007 Flag
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Is there a cheap way of grinding up old boards so they will fit in a pellet stove to burn?

Tracy from ME

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

Would a wood chipper work?

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

Not something I would even consider doing as your pellet burning stove is created and designed to burn commercially prepared pellets and the money you think you are saving on pellets will mean nothing if you have a house fire or wreck your stove.

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July 19, 20070 found this helpful

It wouldn't be worth the trouble--I think pellets are smoother and denser, and the board bits would probably burn up too quickly to be very efficient besides jamming the auger. Pea coal doesn't work either, totally rusts out pellet/corn stoves.

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July 19, 20070 found this helpful

Yeah, this isnt a way to save $. Would probably just burn up your house/stove.

Sometimes you can get discounts if you buy a whole pallet of the pellets.

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December 16, 2010 Flag
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Does anyone know how to make handmade pellets? Not exactly like what a pellet machine can do, but something similar that I don't have to use a machine? I have tons of leaves and no money to buy a pellet machine at the cost of over $4,000. Any homemade suggestions would be greatly appreciated. It doesn't have to be perfect, just has to work. Please advise.

By Loleini

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December 29, 20100 found this helpful

Grass and leaves can be pressed with a simple lever and plunger setup with a pipe or bucket to form.They will need to dry after pressed because some moisture is needed to make the briquettes stay together.Used cooking oil makes a good binder but with enough heat [generated by pressure] the plant material releases a natural binder. These materials produce more ash than hardwood but the ash is potash and can be added to compost pile for fertilizer.

I am building a wood gasifier now to produce electricity for house and greenhouse and will use the heat bi-product to heat greenhouse and home. The 'smoke' generated by burning the biomass in low oxygen is mainly h and co which is used as fuel for the generator engine, the exhaust from the engine being mainly co2 can be fed into greenhouse or back into pyrolysis zone where it is stripped of one o molecule and turned into co, then fed back into gas stream to run engine. It is all really much easier than it sounds.

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December 29, 20100 found this helpful

I found a great link. 3 videos 1st one should be just what you are looking for. Hope it helps, I will build the double lever soon.

http://wn.com/Small_Micro_Biomass_Fuel_Briquette_Presses_made_from_Wood

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December 17, 2008 Flag
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What is the psi required to compress dry sawdust into pellets for my stove? Also, to what temperature should the sawdust be heated?

Rufas from Saskatchewan, Canada

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December 19, 20080 found this helpful

Don't know info requested but don't use wood that has been treated with the sealant etc.

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March 24, 20100 found this helpful

Please use small flat die mill to make sawdust pellets.

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October 31, 2011 Flag
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How do you make pellets out of shredded paper for a pellet stove? We have a new Englander pellet stove and just purchased a Stak pellet mill and are trying to make pellets from shredded paper. When we put paper into the hopper it shreds the paper to dust. Please help. We are not sure what we're doing wrong.

By Shanna

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November 1, 20110 found this helpful

Here's a link to a site that has instructions for making pellets out of paper. One of the things it says is to not use an office paper shredder because the paper pieces will not be small enough. Maybe a cross-cut shredder will work. http://www.ehow.com/how_6739797_make-pellet-fuel-out-paper.html

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January 29, 2009 Flag
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I want to know if there is a way to make wood pellets out of scrap wood from my wood shop.

William

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March 17, 20140 found this helpful

It is possible. Read here http://www.bestpelletmachine.com/ma ... s/Waste-Wood-Pieces-Pellet-Line.html

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December 16, 2010 Flag
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I was wondering if anyone knew if you could make homemade pellets out of newspaper that you could use in a wood pellet stove.

January 29, 2009 Flag
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I am in the construction industry, the sites I work on have a lot of scrap lumber. Can I take the 1x6, 2x4 and bigger scraps and convert them to wood pellets? I am not talking about plywood as the glue is toxic, just your kiln dried lumber for walls and such.

James from Canada

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Making Wood Pellets From Scrap Lumber

Is the wood treated wood? If it is, you can't for sure. (04/16/2008)

By mom-from-missouri

Making Wood Pellets From Scrap Lumber

visit www.makeyourownpellets.com There's lot's of info. (08/23/2008)

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