F.A.Q'S
THE CORNBURNING
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Q. HOW MUCH CORN DOES IT USE?
A. OUR STOVES AVERAGE 1 1/2 BUSHELS/DAY. THEY CAN USE AS LITTLE AS 1 BUSHEL & AS MUCH AS 2 1/2 BUSHEL BASED ON WHAT SETTING THEY ARE SET AT.

Q. HOW MUCH AREA WILL THEY HEAT?
A. WE CARRY UNITS THAT PUT OUT 50-60,000 B.T.U.'S MAX. THIS IS ENOUGH TO KEEP HOMES OF 2000-2400 SQ. FT. WARM (THIS IS BASED ON THE HOMES BEING WELL INSULATED) THE SETTINGS CAN BE TURNED DOWN TO AS LOW AS 15,000 B.T.U'S IF THE HOUSE IS SMALL OR THE WEATHER IS NOT VERY COLD.

Q. HOW MUCH ASH SHOULD I EXPECT ON A DAILY BASIS?
A. CORN BURNS 98.6% COMPLETE. THE ASH FROM A BUSHEL OF CORN WILL AMOUNT TO APP. A DOUBLE HANDFULL, FAR LESS THAN WHAT YOU WOULD GET FROM BURNING WOOD FOR A DAY!

Q. HOW DO I START THE STOVE?
A. WE USE WOOD PELLETS & AN ALCOHOL BASED GEL. CORN HAS A HIGH "FLASH POINT" WHICH MEANS IT TAKES A LOT OF HEAT TO GET IT TO IGNITE. IN SHORT, IT'S EASIER TO START THE WOOD PELLETS THEN LET THE PELLETS IGNITE THE CORN.

Q. CAN I CONTROL THE HEAT?
A. YES, UNLIKE WOOD STOVES, THE CORN STOVES ALLOW YOU TO EASILY CONTROL THE HEAT THEY PUT OUT. THERE IS A CONTROL THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SPEED UP OR SLOW DOWN THE AMOUNT OF CORN BEING FED INTO THE UNIT, PLUS A CONTROL THAT SPEEDS UP OR SLOWS DOWN THE ROOM AIR FAN. SOME UNITS INCORPORATE THE CORN FEED & THE ROOM AIR FAN INTO THE SAME SWITCH.

Q. WHAT TYPE OF CORN CAN BE USED?
A. ALL GRADES OF CORN CAN BE USED. THE BETTER OF GRADE (TEST WEIGHT) THE MORE B.T.U.'S WILL BE GENERATED. ALSO, THE CLEANER THE CORN, THE BETTER YOUR UNIT WILL OPERATE & WILL REQUIRE LESS TIME HAVING TO BE CLEANED. NOTE: CORN W/ HIGH WAX CONTENT IS NOT RECOMMENDED!

Q. DO I NEED A CHIMNEY?
A. THE CORN STOVES USE A DIRECT VENT SYSTEM SIMILAR TO A CLOTHES DRYER YET MUST BE CAPABLE OF HANDLING SOLID FUEL & CORROSION. IT CAN BE VENTED STRAIGHT THRU THE WALL THUS ELIMINATING THE HIGH COST OF THE CONVENTIONAL CHIMNEY.

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This page was last updated on: March 9, 2015