How It Works

Learn How A Timber Heater Keeps the Fire Blazing

What Makes a Timber Heater Different?

The engineering behind Timber Heaters create a pellet heating system that requires no electricity and has no moving parts. The elimination of the auger and the blower fan, which are key components in ordinary pellet stoves, allows our Stoves to be portable and free from hardware failure.

It All Starts With the Fuel

Wood pellets are an extremely efficient biomass fuel that create radiant dry heat. As a by-product of the saw mill industry that would otherwise be waste, pellets are very economical, costing roughly $5 for a 40 Lb bag.

How a wood pellet gravity fed system for a patio heater works.

The Gravity Feed System

Wood pellets are poured into the hopper located at the back of the stove. The fuel is funneled into the firebox, covering the fire pot. A log jam effect is created, only allowing a certain amount of fuel in the fire box. The pellets are manually lit with fire gel or charcoal lighting fluid. As the pellets burn, they reduce in size and turn into ash, allowing new fuel to come in. This Enables the stove to burn continuously for hours.
The Inner workings of a wood pellet patio heater.
The Inner workings of a wood pellet patio heater.

The Gravity Feed System

Wood pellets are poured into the hopper located at the back of the stove. The fuel is funneled into the firebox, covering the fire pot. A log jam effect is created, only allowing a certain amount of fuel in the fire box. The pellets are manually lit with fire gel or charcoal lighting fluid. As the pellets burn, they reduce in size and turn into ash, allowing new fuel to come in. This Enables the stove to burn continuously for hours.

The Draft System

Without vertical stove pipe and a sealed firebox, Timber stoves would not work. Wood pellets need to have forced air in order to burn completely and efficiently. As hot air rises up and is pushed through the stove pipe, its velocity increases due to constriction. This creates a vacuum inside the firebox, pulling air from slots on the bottom of the stove up through the fire pot.

Using venturi to power a wood pellet patio heater