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totally confused wood pellet stove newbie

Posted by tabula (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 12, 13 at 2:10


I've just purchased a home that has a Breckwell fireplace insert wood pellet stove P32I and I have no idea what to do with it.

I read this manual - - on the breckwell site and then went out and purchased pellets. Still need to get lighter gel.

What I can't figure out is where I'm going to see the "fire"? There's the window in front, which opens to a tray (assuming it's the ash tray) and a drain looking thing that opens down towards the tray (so I assume that's where the ash comes in from). But where will I be putting lighter gel?

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RE: totally confused wood pellet stove newbie

Ok, so I figured out that the tray in the front is not just the ash tray, but also the burn tray. Purchased OneMatch burn gel and tried burning brand new pellets. And failed.

I can't seem to get a fire started? The pellets dont catch on fire like blocks of wood (which I have experience with). What should I be looking for/doing?

RE: totally confused wood pellet stove newbie

Go to and ask over there. Those guys are experts.

Here is a link that might be useful:

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