All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Selling Pallets of Pellets

Mainers are not averse to trying new technologies. Outdoor wood furnaces have been in vogue the past few years, and now pellet stoves are gaining popularity.

The pellets are made from compacted sawdust and ground-up wood chips and bark, and cost less per BTU these days than wood or heating oil. Pellet stoves have been around for a while, but are just now catching on in Maine. There are significant advantages to making the investment: the fuel is made from waste material, and comes in handy 40-pound bags at Wal-Mart; the stoves burn hotter and cleaner than conventional stoves, and don't require a large flue; and pellet stoves are self-feeding.

Of course, if you enjoy felling, limbing, yarding, bucking, chopping, stacking, hauling, and burning your own firewood, go right on ahead.
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