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  • cgrover60
    Club Member
    • Mar 2016
    • 401
    • Albuquerque NM

    Outdoor Space Heater

    Plans in progress to relocate my outdoor cook zone for more space (and more toys) and I'm wondering if anyone has experience with the Big Timber pellet fired space heater:

    https://woodpelletproducts.com/produ...-patio-heater/

  • Dan Deter
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    • Jun 2018
    • 490
    • Raleigh, NC
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    #2
    If you're buying pellets anyway....

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    • Jfrosty27
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      • Mar 2020
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      #3
      But this would use wood stove pellets, right? Cooking pellets are way more expensive aren't they? Don't really know about that. But if I read the specs right on the web page, these burn about 10 pounds of pellets per hour!

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      • cgrover60
        cgrover60 commented
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        Yes - stove pellets.
    • surfdog
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      #4
      No experience with that but it’s really neat.
      How is it lit, seeing as it doesn’t use electricity?

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      • xaugievike
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        • Jan 2017
        • 706
        • Chicagoland
        • Weber Genesis 300 series
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        #5
        I have the little timber and I L-O-V-E it.

        radiates great heat quite a long way (as long as it's not stupid windy).

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        • Jfrosty27
          Jfrosty27 commented
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          How is it on fuel consumption? What to the pellets cost?
      • xaugievike
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        • Jan 2017
        • 706
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          Primo XL 400
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        #6
        I have a tractor supply around the corner and they're about 4 bucks for a 40lb bag...

        At full blast it does go through a hopper load in about 2-3 hours (I have the little guy though...so small hopper).

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        • cgrover60
          cgrover60 commented
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          What method(s) do you use to light it xaugievike?

        • xaugievike
          xaugievike commented
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          it came with a gel that works really well...just a squirt and it fires right up. I have just held a torch to it for a second and that worked too. Very easy to light.
      • smokin fool
        Club Member
        • Apr 2019
        • 2016
        • Mississauga, Ont

        #7
        Neat, never seen that up here.
        Propane's king for outside heaters but I would seriously look at that for our backyard.
        Like the fact it heats throughout the whole unit top to bottom unlike propane which cooks your head while your toes fall off.
        The only drawback I see, and it rarely happens, is in really cold years there have been severe shortages of pellets in some areas.

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        • Steve B
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          #8
          Oh snap. Didn’t expect to see that price tag.
          But I do like it.

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          • jfmorris
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            • Nov 2017
            • 3247
            • Huntsville, Alabama
            • Jim Morris

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            #9
            That is so cool, but the area I would want to heat is an outdoor pavilion, with wood rafters and metal roofing over head. I will assume all that heat ends up going UP, and it probably needs to be out in the open, and not under a roof. I have an old chimenea (sp?) that we use as a fire pit out in the yard, and I just burn the fireplace logs in it, but we have to move the chairs out to the grass to be around it.

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            • cgrover60
              cgrover60 commented
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              Since it radiates out you could get crazy and extend the the stove pipe through the metal roof perhaps. I wish I had that option since my space is umbrella covered.
          • cgrover60
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            • Mar 2016
            • 401
            • Albuquerque NM

            #10
            The other thing that's cool is the griddle option although it's pricey too.

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