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Pellet oven

Does anyone has experience with a pellet oven?


I'm thinking about it for the holiday home as we are looking for a heating system that we can control remotely and arrive in a warmer house. This would replace a wood oven.


So any experience in terms of installation and running costs, and reliability?
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Re: Pellet oven

Sorry no experience but I think the term you want is "Holzpellets" heater.
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Sorry no experience but I think the term you want is "Holzpellets" heater.

It's a Pelletofen in German.
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Re: Pellet oven

Our heating will need replacing short to medium term and pellets is an option. We have no idea what system we will go for. It is not for a holiday home. I was surprised that our neighbours said we need a lot of space to store the pellets. I would have thought they would take up less space than wood.
Our current system is oil/electric. But we'd gain the space where the oil tanks currently are.
I would also be interested in reading anyone's experience with pellets.
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Our heating will need replacing short to medium term and pellets is an option. We have no idea what system we will go for. It is not for a holiday home. I was surprised that our neighbours said we need a lot of space to store the pellets. I would have thought they would take up less space than wood.
Our current system is oil/electric. But we'd gain the space where the oil tanks currently are.
I would also be interested in reading anyone's experience with pellets.
Not really of interest to OP but we replaced our oil boiler for a pellet boiler 5 years ago. We are happy with it mainly due to the lack of smell of the oil tank that we had before. Also, it has been extremely easy to maintain. I empty out the ashes 3 times per year, do a little cleaning of the burner and have a service guy check it out every 2 years (he wants to come every year but I don't see the point).

For yearly heating needs, pellets will take up less space than wood but more space than oil (4:1?). Of course you could have them deliver pellets more often but we have ours set up so we only need one delivery per year. We were doing a major remodel/addition at the time so we had a large pellet storage space built.

I haven't looked at the numbers recently but a few years ago it made more financial sense to replace the boiler with another oil burner. We went with pellets as we didn't like the smell of the oil (storage and burning).
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Re: Pellet oven

We have an 8 kW pellet stove as our sole source of heating at home. You would need a GPS module to start it up remotely, but they also work on a thermostat. LIving here permanently, we use 2-3 sacks of pellets a week in the winter @Fr 5 per sack. We find it very efficient; but it really doesn't like it if you forget to clean it for a day or let it run out of pellets. But cleaning it is really easy
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Re: Pellet oven

Our parent's house will need a new heating system next year or so. We've decided for natural gas. No storage necessary so more space and less of a hazard, and next to no servicing necessary.

The pipes are already in place, they were laid some 60 years ago and sealed off once cooking with natural gas got replaced by electric ones.
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