Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Checkout our Plumbers Insurance area - heavily discounted Public Liability Insurance and Van Insurance specifically designed for plumbers.

Discuss Issues with Biomass Boiler causing a fire in the Renewable Energy area at

  1. baz wheater

    baz wheater New Member

    Just a quick question, there has been a fire involving a Biomass boiler and I am just wondering what are the main issues with biomass boilers. Could a mechanical issue cause the fire as it has a auger fed pellet supply and the fire looks to be in the area of the motor and above (the hopper).

    Any thoughts would be great.
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Did the motor have overload / stall protection as they sometimes jam the augers
  3. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Well-Known Member

    Another issue has been the pellets, there are plenty of dodgey supplies of these pellets
    some have too little output like burning poplar wood and others ..are really too fast .I leave it to your imagination.
    Its not like buying a litre of unleaded or a pint of beer etc. there is little control in this area.
    I hope your gaff was not too badly damaged
Similar Threads - Issues Biomass Boiler Forum Date
System pressure circulation issues Central Heating Forum Apr 11, 2019
Hot water issues with running bath Plumbing Forum Mar 21, 2019