Can you burn wood in a pellet stove?
Correspondingly, can a pellet stove also burn wood?
Pellet stoves can only burn wood pellets (as Jodi mentioned) or biofuels such as dried corn (depending on the actual model). It would not be wise to try to burn logs or sticks inside a pellet stove, because of how a pellet stove actually works.
Furthermore, do pellet stoves make smoke? Pellet stoves do not emit any smoke unlike traditional wood burning stoves. The exhaust from a pellet stove is cooler than a wood burning stove and does not require a full chimney. Pellet stoves have a simple exhaust vent that travels through the wall and outside, making installation a breeze.
Also to know is, how long will a 40 lb bag of wood pellets burn?
A: According to the Pellet Fuels Institute, a 40-lb bag of pellet fuel can provide up to 24 hours of solid heat. A winter's supply of wood pellets is about 100-150 bags—depending on climatic and lifestyle variations.
Is pellet stove smoke toxic?
Pellet Ashes It has also been noted that ash from pellet stoves contains highly toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). One study notes that ash is often used as a soil amendment, and recommends that ash from pellet stoves not be used on plants destined for human and animal food due to toxicity concerns.