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Most pellet stoves are incapable of burning ordinary wood for fuel. They are only able to burn pellets designed and approved for their use. Generally, pellets are 3/8 inch to 1 inch in size and made of compacted bark, wo... More »

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A catalytic wood-burning stove uses a catalytic converter to reduce the temperature at which smoke combusts. It allows the smoke to catch fire at a lowered 500 to 550 degrees Fahrenheit rather than the 1,100 degrees requ... More »

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Wood-burning stoves operate at high temperatures. Care must be taken during installation to prevent possible damage to surrounding structures. The stove should be located in a suitable spot with non-combustible surroundi... More »

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Pellet stoves beat out traditional wood stoves in initial price, efficiency and safety, but wood pellet fuel generally costs more than regular firewood, and many people do not find pellet stoves aesthetically pleasing. W... More »

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Alaska pellet stoves burn environmentally friendly biomass fuel called pellets rather than the normal wood that wood-burning stoves use. Pellets are less expensive and easier to feed into stoves than wood. Pellet stoves ... More »

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The Castle Serenity and Pleasant Hearth pellet stoves hold the highest customer ratings at Amazon.com, as of 2015. The Serenity has a 4.6 out of five star rating, while the Pleasant Hearth stands at 4.1 stars. Both of th... More »

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Wood indoor heaters, commonly referred to as wood stoves, burn wood for energy to create heat, while pellet stoves burn pellets of biomass as an energy source. These heaters function the same as oil or propane boilers wi... More »

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