Pellet stove conversion?

We have an air tight wood stove. If we run out of wood, could we use pellets. We see that the home Hardware store locally is selling them, and thought that if we run out of regular wood, how could we burn pellets.

Asked by emit 8 years ago

i would like to start making wax bullets but i dont know how what sort of wax would i use? what sort of mould ? Answered

Im only young so i am new to this but im not using a gun for this im using a catapult

Asked by sharlston 9 years ago

i need to know how to make a wax bullet any one got any ideAS?


Asked by sharlston 9 years ago

Small tank higher pressure? or large tank Lower Pressure?

I was think what was better? a Small tank with a higher pressure? or a large tank with a Lower Pressure? Of coarse if you had a small tank you gun would look better. This is how air rifles work... you break the barrel (push it down) and that push a pump in to a small tank at a high PSI, Thats why its hard to break the barrel. I was also thinking that if you had a Higher PSI in the air resivour it would release quicker?!. What do you think?

Posted by oscarthompson 8 years ago

What is the best pellet for hunting with a pellet gun?

My personal favourite are Crosman destroyers, (the fist time I ever shot one it turned a squirrel's lungs to mush and disintegrated its liver) but I want to see what everyone else is using. Please also mention WHY you like a certain pellet as well. Thanks.

Asked by tetra28 3 years ago

is the rap4 bb pellet airgun good?

I am considering getting the rap4 bb pellet airgun it has semi and full auto removeable carry handle and can have many attachments. what is the best airsource for it (must fit in the stock)? can you take off the handguard and put on a full ris rail with rails on all four sides? how fast does it shoot? what upgrades can it take? what accesories should i put on it? is it better to get a red dot or reflex sight? what is the best kind off bb or pellet to use?  

Asked by Golani warrior 6 years ago

UPDATED What Airguns Do You Own/Recommend?

I ended up getting a Crosman Vantage. It was on sale for $70. I think the MSRP is $145. Yeah, I know, it's just a budget springer. But that was what I was looking for. Not something to last me the rest of my life. It has a good reputation for decent accuracy if you use the artillery hold. With 7.9 grain pellets it should be getting about 900 +/- FPS. It came in the mail the other day. Pyramid air has fast shipping. The wood is acceptable, and the barrel lock up is very solid and their is practically no barrel droop. I haven't shot it yet, but the barrel is very easy to cock for a sub magnum springer. Of course I only cocked it 80% of the way and I don't want to dry fire it. I have some Crosman Premier Hollow Points to try in it, as well as some cheap pointed pellets and destroyers I'll use to break it in. I think it will be fine for tin can killing. Not sure it's the best hunting implement, since the included scope is meh.

Posted by CorgiCritter 2 years ago

How to repair the auger and drive on a pellet heater stove?

A neighbor got a used pellet stove partly dissasembed. He was told that the auger quit working. Now I need to know how to reassemble it and locate the reason the auger stopped working. The only label we can find simply says Eclipse. Thank you

Asked by terry2000 6 years ago

someone knows how to make slingshot special ammo?

Like smoke pellet and explosive pellet 

Asked by gunslinger2000 6 years ago

Bearded Dragon Pellets

Questions: - Is there a place that sells White bearded dragon food pellets? - Is there a way to Safely Whiten or bleach bearded dragon food pellets - Why does my beardie love the color white and hate the color red? (please note: it may take a while for me to respond to any posts made to this question, so please be patient)

Posted by Lord Of Flames 3 years ago

is there any liquid or resin i can make small shot the size of airsoft pellets out of?

It cant be lead or anything that has to be melted and things

Asked by sharlston 8 years ago

We need plans for a small pellet fired stove for use with a lab model Stirling engine.

We would like to build a model Stirling engine coupled to a pellet fired stove as part of a project for our students.Plans for Stirling engine are available with us.We shall appreciate if some one can provide us plans for a small pellet fired stove.The unit will be used for demonstration purpose in our college.

Asked by docraja 8 years ago

3D Printers that print from pellets?

Hi, I want to get my first 3D Printer, but I'm not sure what to get.  I was looking at the sculptify specifically because it prints ABS from Pellets.  These two features are crucial for me; however the sculptify isn't available yet, and there is no indication as to when it will be.  Does anyone know of a 3D Printer with similar features?

Asked by Spaceman Spiff 3 years ago

Should half inch thick, high-strenth chip board stop a .177 calibre pellet?

Should half inch thick high strenth chip board stop a .177 calibre pellet with a force of 8 ft pounds and travelling at 600ft a second? I have recently made a pellet trap it is a box with a high strenth chip board guard to stope stray pellets (as seen in the pic) the box is ok but i am worried about the guard. My air rifle is a BSA metour mk6?

Asked by oscarthompson 8 years ago

how do you make homemade air rifle pellets .177"(4.5mm) .22"(5.5mm)?

I have been searching websites for ages looking to see if their are any ads for presses/dies/moulds/punches so i can make my own air rifle pellets....with no luck at all....any/all hlp will be very much appreciated....rich40

Asked by rich40 9 years ago

How could I calculate the best lengths for a barrel of an air powered shotgun?

Hey there community, i have asked a couple questions here before and i appreciate your answers so very much. this is why i have come to you today again to ask anotger. first off, sorry fir my grammar and spelling errors  im on my phone. now on to my question... i am building an air powered shotgun because i love bb guns and pellet rifles. however, there is no pellet shotgun really out there on the market that is of good quality. so, i want to make my own. . i am following kip kays law rocjet paintball launcher design, but i want to put a barrel that has many .180 in. diameter tubes within it to contain the BBs. the thing that is going to powere it is a  12g co2 canister that is hooked into a paintball quick change cylinder. I know tyat i must do math in order to get the right chamber to barrel ratio. i want the enrrgy within the canister ti be put to use as efficiently as possible, that is so that i am not wasting energy and that i have enough energy. so, any help would be appreciated. thanks again

Asked by XBLmonster 5 years ago

What air rifle is this?

Okay. Went to Big 5 Sporting Goods today and picked up an air rifle for 90 bucks. The box says "RS1 Air Rifle Combo", combo meaning scoped, however there is no indication on the box of a second barrel, which should be included to be able to shoot .22 pellets as well as .177. However, once I unboxed, I looked at the receiver and engraved in is "Sportsman RS2 Series", which should be a different rifle, which should also have a second barrel. The second barrel was not there. The manufacturer is Beeman. Can anyone tell me whats up with this?

Asked by LiquidLightning 6 years ago

Does anyone know how to be able to shoot airsoft pellets in a paintball gun?

 I want to be able to shoot airsoft pellets in my paintball gun and still be able to shoot paint balls in it as well. Does anyone know how to do this?

Asked by redbeauty2012 8 years ago

how to convert a 25mm pneumatic gun to shoot bb pellets?

I made this 25mm pneumatic gun, however i would like to convert it to shoot bb or plastic pellets, am having trouble trying to do it myself. anyone already made an add on?

Asked by thatfamousguy 8 years ago

Shoot .177 ~ .22 cal. pellets from a paintball gun?

I want to be able to shoot .177 or .22 caliber pellets from my Co2 powered paintball gun (single shot or semi-auto, I don't care ). Is this even possible to do without costing a small fortune?  If you have seen the clip on "You Tube" regarding the Castleman's  Air powered .30 cal machine gun you would kind of see what I'm after in a sense.  Any info. or links to the info. would be appreciated. 

Asked by McGuyver_09 8 years ago


What guns do you guys have?

Posted by happybirthday 9 years ago

What is better? the Gamo blue flame or red fire?

Yes I know the blue flame is a lot lighter, but I want to know what other users think would be better out of a 600 fps break barrel against squirrels.

Asked by DELETED_tetra28 3 years ago

How to make a life saving straw? Answered

How do you make a life straw that can filter water? It's a survival device that some people carry in their backpack.  I tried to make one using this home made water filter but it's not enough according to the author. I tried to filter some turbid water that used to come from our tap water during rainy seasons and it didn't work. I have a big packet of charcoal pellets with me now and no use for them. Can someone give an idea how to construct the life straw ? Or what are the other uses for charcoal pellets? Regards, RS

Asked by rseni 8 years ago

electric gun......... Safe? + airsoft

Could you make a coil gun, instead of shooting bolts it shoots a nail. The tip of the nail is dulled. When you fire the nail accelerates to a really fast speed, hit's an airsoft pellet, the pellet goes flying, the nail head gets stuck by a mechanism (barrier). would this be safe, or be a really really bad idea and the pellet won't get that fast. Just asking cause i've always wanted to make some sort of cool electronic gizmo shaped like a gun that does cool stuff, like a coil gun, or maybe makes stuff glow or something, I dunno, something cool ;)

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago

how do i sight in a rifle?

 I have a break down high power pellet rifle and i need help dialing in the sight

Asked by davidmstine 8 years ago

Homemade Airsoft

Hey guys. Im trying to make a homemade airsoft gun, and have many ideas about it but im stuck on one thing. How does the BB stay in without rolling. If i have a magazing, as long as the pellet doesn't move i can have a gravity/spring fed magazine without a problem. someone please help! How does the pellet not roll in the barrel when it is chambered and ready to go? thanks, tristan

Posted by guitar-is-awesome 7 years ago

Nerf Hyper Sight Lock 'n' Load Airsoft Mod Help

I'm starting to hate gravity... I think every geek goes through that phase at least once in their life. Anywho, I just modded my Nerf Hyper Sight Lock 'n' Load gun to fire airsoft pellets, but is there a way to prevent pellets from rolling right out the barrel when the barrel is less than parallel to the ground? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Posted by lupinesoul 9 years ago

Forge using wood?

I'm building a brake drum forge, and coal obviously is the fuel of choice. I understand some guys use lump charcoal which they say works well, because anthracite or bituminous coal is hard to come by in some places-- like where I live. Has anyone used just plain, good old fashioned wood? Or has anyone tried wood pellets? In my area, pellets are 10% of the price of either coal or lump charcoal. I have hundreds of trees on my ranch and I use wood for heating my log cabin. With a good air supply, will Douglas fir, other conifers, or even pellets get hot enough for forging? I'm sure wood was used in bygone times in places where there was no coal, but is it a good forging fuel? Does anyone have experience (good or bad) forging with wood? THANKS!!

Asked by HenryFrapp 1 year ago

My airsoft gun.

This is my airsoft gun, its a SAS12. it fires at 240fps (1 joule, the max power limit for ireland) and packs a hell of a punch! its very accurate up to about 50-75ft. i painted the top of the barrel, for better looks, and the notches on the ironsights white, for easier aiming. its magazine capacity is 30 rounds. it also featues a safety switch just behind the trigger. it only cost me €50! (€35 for the gun, €10 for the pellets and €5 for the speed loader (holds 100 pellets)) its a brilliant airsoft gun!

Posted by ~KGB~ 6 years ago

Exotic ammo

I was looking at exotic gun ammo and pellet gun ammo and i was wondering if there was any exotic ammo you guys know of for any type of weapon the launches projectiles.

Posted by Iwantbigboom 6 years ago

Primed .22 cases?

Would the primer go off on a .22 case that has had the bullet and powder removed if you shot it with a 900 fps .177 lead pellet? Also, would it go off if shot from a slingshot at a brick wall.

Asked by LiquidLightning 6 years ago

is the daisy red ryder bb gun anygood for shooting targets and cans?

Does it work on air or spring? can it shoot pellets aswell? and will it puncture a can or a cardboard box?

Asked by sharlston 8 years ago

Can you grow plant cuttings in clay balls?

I'm going to be taking some cuttings from orange trees and veggies. Will I be able to put them straight into expanded clay pellets, or do I need to start with something like potting soil? Thanks!

Asked by Weissensteinburg 8 years ago

What Airsoft Guns, Pellet Guns or Bows Do You Use? And Other Accesories

My Airsoft gun is a Crosman Stinger P32, clear, manual, 6mm, spring-powered pistol. 10 in the mag, 50 in the reservoir. I bought a jar of 10,000 bbs with it too (also Crosman), which are labbelled as "camo ammo" (why would you ever want camo ammo? I find it annoying because there's no way to find them in the grass!). The gun came with a small jar of 400 bbs, with a flip spout. My friend also bought some really crappy bbs in South Africa for one rupee (it says "1.00 R" on the price sticker), but his airsoft gun broke so he gave em to me (they're in a grenade shaped jar). The gun came with an extra clip. I made a holster for it out of the blister package, which I might make an instructable out of (it already perfectly its the gun!). The pellets were $29, and the gun was about $30. I got it summer 2006.I also have a pellet gun, which I don't remember the brand of. It's a break-barrel. I've had it for a year or two. It's my family's though, not just mine (my dad bought it for us).My bow is a red fiberglass, which I don't know the brand of or anything. The draw-weight is 9 and a half pounds. I got it when I was 9 or 10, and I'm 15 now. It's a little weak for me now. I have 5 arrows, one of which is somewhere in the pile of hay bales. They're all target arrows (roundheads), 3 of them are fiberglass, the other 2 are wood. The bow costed about $50.What guns and bows and other type thingies do you have?

Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago

What would happen if we combined current pellet stove technology with a Stirling engine through an outside wall?

In Theory, A Stirling engine works on a difference of temperature. For many rural homes there is great expense in developing and sustaining power lines. These homes are already heating from an inside source, and create a difference of temperature, depending on the proximity to the firebox of at least 2X. If developed as a mobile stove, you could glean a mobile power source only dependant on supplying a small chamber with fuel. Such an engine would be able to sustain on green fuels as well if heating an area wasn't a factor. It might even pay for itself in an AC situation where the thermal difference is reversed. Why haven't we put a power source in every appartment using electric fuel?

Asked by willcchase 8 years ago

How can I make exploding cupcakes?

This is for my halloween costume this year (i won't say what it is until i finish it and put up an instructable of my own, haha!) i had two ideas for explosive tasty confections: either using little firecrackers as candles, or putting some type of exploding pellet or capsule inside the cupcakes that would explode on impact. a friend told me about something that may or may not contain mercury, or i suppose it could have been magnesium since it's so comes in little spheres/pellets/capsules that probably contain some of the same ingredients as flash powder, only in a more concentrated form. if such a thing exists, i would just bake cupcakes and squish the capsules into the bottoms of the cupcakes. i'm open to any other ideas. help please!

Asked by CheshireKat 8 years ago

l96a1 dimensions? Answered

I need to know the dimensions of the l96a1 as i am building a model one that i hope will fire bb pellets but i cant build it without dimensions or a firing mechanism. i may post an instructable if the gun is any good but the most important thing is the firing mechanism with a trigger. if you have any ideas please tell me  

Asked by pinderfish 7 years ago

Bio-Char Pellets

I didn't see a speel on this topic yet so now we have one. I wrote this to a forum for bio-pellet maker's and thought that I would pass it along to you to read. Enjoy. ______________________________________________________ Hello, I am new to the forum and to pellet making altogether really. I am an open researcher of the net at the present time have become interested in many topics I come across. The downfall of the net, for some, is that there so much information, it can boggle the mind. I ran across the videos put out by the web site on YouTube and decided to pose a question to the site administrator. They still have not gotten back to me, but I think from the posts on the forum you are a pretty busy group - he is likely looking into it. The newest thing on the 'Save the World' front is Bio-char. I asked if the pellet machine would be able to convert bio-char into a pellet form. I do know that the bio-char can be hand pressed, or screw extruded into briquettes. This is done in many countries around the world. What I think would work the best is the small pellets that your group are making. I will give a little bit of back ground for my idea. Researchers who have explored the rain forests of the Amazon have come across a soil type which is man-made. They call it 'Terra-Preta' or 'Dark Earth'. I have found out that the soil of the rain forest is not particularly suited to growing vegetation (this surprised me) and the ancient civilizations in the area would treat the soils. These plots of land they are finding today are estimated to be 100's of years old (in terms of last use) and are amazingly fertile as compared to other soils in the immediate area. They only run 4-5 feet in depth and cover the known growing plot area of the period. Today’s natives actually hunt out these plots and sell the fertile soil as an income. The keys to this fertile soil is a high carbon content and pottery chards. Both materials are very porous in nature. What happens is the nutrients that come to the treated soil gets trapped in the pores of the material and are held there, rather than being washed straight through the soil. These nutrients are then extracted from the material be the root systems of the plants as they grow. As the spaces in the material open up again they are refilled with newly arrived nutrients. This material has proven that it can remain in the soil for 100's of years - as is found in the 'Terra-Preta' plots. By the way these plots are not isolated to the Amazon they are found around the World in different areas. The thing is that the way they are made - the technique was lost. These plots around the World are being used up and the farmers are running out of nutrient rich natural (organic) soil. Some feel that the burning of the fields in the way to go as it has been done that way for ages. Well, the soil is dying and it working. The soils are being depleted. Plant matter which is made of carbon, takes its building blocks from the soil and therefore the soil is lacking carbon after centuries of use. But, because we had one lazy, or work saving generation, who knows how long ago, we have lost the technique of how to care for the soils. Tests run in Africa are showing an amazing 500+% increase in crop yields in the first year. They are still using un-organic fertilizers as that is what they thought they needed, but that can change now. Their soil is so bad in some areas that nothing would grow. If any farmer could get a 20% increase in annual yields they would be happy. The reason that the use of chemicals came into large use was because of the depleted soils. If the chemicals did not wash away (trapped in the carbon for future use) there would be less need in the future. Ideally there would be none needed in the future. So what are we doing? At present we grow plant material, burn it, and release the carbon into the atmosphere. I don't go for the global warming thing, but do feel it is not a good thing happening. The dirt on my car every day tells me that things are changing for the worse - I didn't see that as a child. What we can do is grow the plant material, burn a portion of it to covert another portion of the material back into carbon, and put that carbon back into the soil. This cuts emissions to the air (from that aspect of society) to 50% of what it was. Pellets can play a big part in this. My idea was to convert plant matter to char and the char to pellets. The pellets would be good as they are finding in test fields that the microbes in the soils like to grow in the larger pieces. 'It makes the soil happy' - they have a community of their own. You do not want too large of chunks as that makes the soil difficult to work with. Too small of piece (on surface soil) will be blown away on windy days. The windblown soil may not seem like a big thing, but the carbon has the nutrients now remember. Keep all you can on the fields instead of the forest. If you wish to recarbonize the forest soil, spread it through the forest in your spare time. It should be said here that the carbon upon introduction to the soil will deplete the soil of nutrients at first. This is the carbon 'charging' itself. The pores of the carbon are filling and will have the nutrients there; it just looks like the nutrients are gone. This is why it is a good idea to pre-charge the carbon before introduction to the soil. Mix it with compost or manure for a couple of weeks and let the pores fill. The nutrients will then be added to the soil with the carbon. This where the pottery chars they find in 'Terra-Preta' come from. They are the holding vessels from the indoor urinals and toilets - charged and stinky they were broken in the fields. This may not work as far as making pellets from bio-char goes. What about bio-char from pellets. This would be easy to test for you people. You have the machines and the wits to do it. The market is there if you want to sell the end material. Every back-yard composter, in every city will want this stuff. I hope I wasn't too long winded on this. It is an important topic, especially if you are a rural resident. City dwellers with a green thumb can help, but the rural residents hold a majority of the bio-matter. For more information Google 'bio-char' also 'making charcoal from wood' you can get into the worm castings and all that, but once the nutrients are in your soil the rest of the good things will come and live there without help.

Posted by strmrnnr 8 years ago

Is there a way to convert a CO2 air gun to work with a compressed air tube?

I have a CO2 air pellet gun and would like to convert to a compressed air tube....Is this possable? I hope this does not break any rules for the site. If so I am sorry, please dissregard and let me know. Thank you. Grant

Asked by P-grant 10 months ago

Help! Clogged sink =(

My bathroom sink is clogged! Some brainy person decided to wash paper pellets down the sink and well, uhh, it's uber clogged. Two bottles of Draino have not made a difference. Any help? I would really like to be able to wash my hands after using the toilet....Just kidding, there's 2 more bathrooms to use

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago

Caustic Soda / Lye / Sodium Hyrdroxide

I need some Caustic Soda for my next Instructable, and I've found a drain-cleaning product with Sodium Hydroxide listed as the main ingredient. (Potassium Nitrate as the second, yay!) Is there any way to measure the purity of any of the ingredients? Does anybody know of a better source of lye? (As it's kind of a pain to sift out the pellets of saltpeter from the mix.)

Posted by carbon 11 years ago

Can Hardwood Shred ABS?

I am thinking of making a prototype plastic crusher/shredder out of a hardwood instead of steel. Do you think that a hardwood would be able to grind a plastic such as abs into small pellets? If so what kind of wood would be best? What if I made a plywood out of hardwood to strengthen the grain? What if I just use nice plywood?

Posted by rednax718 2 years ago