What you need to know about alternative fuels and your wood stove - Pacific Energy

What you need to know about alternative fuels and your wood stove

Beware - burning alternative fuels may void your warranty. It is important to know some fuels are prohibited for use in your woodstove, insert, or fireplace.
Lumber scraps

Most lumber is chemically treated and the low moisture content will burn hotter than the stove was safety tested for, creating a dangerous situation. This can create premature deterioration of the components and will void the warranty of the stove.Driftwood or reclaimed wood – The high salt content will deteriorate the firebox in your stove very quickly, warranties are voided.

Bio fuels

Fuel made from compressed bio-mass such as sawdust are not recommended as the low moisture content and chemical binders will burn hotter than the stove was safety tested for, creating a dangerous situation. Also, this can create premature deterioration of the components and will void the warranty of the stove.

Garbage\ plastics

Dangerous chemicals are driven off by combustion and will create
premature deterioration of the components and will void the warranty of the stove.

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