At RBM Lumber we grind the scraps and trim-ends from the milling and planning processes to produce the pellets. We also will use dead timber that is often too defective for our lumber products. We air dry the slabs from the mill to the right moisture so we don’t have to use costly energy in the drying process. Once the wood fiber is dry enough we grind it into fine particles which we feed into the pellet mill.
As the wood is pressed through the die it creates heat which softens the natural resin in the wood which in turn bonds the fiber together. Our pellets are 100% wood.
At RBM Lumber we use most of our waste wood in our pellet operation allowing us to recover just a little bit more from every log we bring into the yard. The fact that we only pelletize our own stock gives us full control over what goes into them. The pellet operation has been a great addition from perspective of our environmental values. And, as is throughout our entire operation, we try to produce the best product available. So try our pellets – we’re confident you will be pleased.
The quality of the pellet is essential to a successful pellet heating system. The quality of the pellet burner also makes a big difference. For the most part, it seems you get what you pay for. A cheaper burner will simply require more maintenance like cleaning out ash and clinkers. As well as the quality of the burner it is also important that it is adjusted and burning correctly. Clinkers generally come from burners that are not burning correctly. We recommend getting advice from an expert when deciding on a burner.
The decision to add the pellet mill to our operation was based on the fact that it fits perfectly with our environmentally-driven value system.
Unlike conventional firewood, pellets burners make almost no smoke
Dry efficient wood pellets are sealed in 40 pound bags so they stay dry and burn hot.