can i burn corn in my pellet stove?

Clay H Posted By Clay H, Sep 10, 2009 at 5:23 PM

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Clay H

    Clay H
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 9, 2009
    288
    6
    Loc:
    Central Oklahoma
    Stoves are listed in my sig, both were made 5 years ago before i ever heard about corn fuel so i don't know if i could burn corn?
    Anyone?
     
  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Aug 25, 2009
    10,825
    2,930
    We have a Yankee Pellet Stove and we were told we could burn corn in the yankee but we had to mix it 50/50 with pellets.

    Zap
     
  3. Wood Heat Stoves

    Wood Heat Stoves
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jun 12, 2009
    1,905
    14
    Loc:
    Nevada City, California
    some stoves will require a different burn pot, or reduction of fuel metering before corn can be burned. consult your manual, dealer or the maker
    can a Mod move this to the pellet fourm??
     
  4. Clay H

    Clay H
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 9, 2009
    288
    6
    Loc:
    Central Oklahoma
    Sorry if you dont like my choice of topic sections to post this in.

    Thanks for the input...keep it comming.
     
  5. Wood Heat Stoves

    Wood Heat Stoves
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jun 12, 2009
    1,905
    14
    Loc:
    Nevada City, California
    oh, not at all, i just htought you'd get more replies in the pellet mill is all...didn't mean to offend!


    sorry i dont have more info for you on burning corn...

    oh wait, it is in the mill, was it already moved(yay mods!!)? or am i confused, lol
     
  6. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jan 23, 2006
    3,654
    2
    Loc:
    Boulder County
    if you "try" something, you might jam it up and have to tear it apart. If the manufacture says no corn, then i say no corn.
     
  7. Clay H

    Clay H
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 9, 2009
    288
    6
    Loc:
    Central Oklahoma
    Explain that to me please?

    Yeah, i don't want to "try" or i would have already done so...lol. I thought i might get a definative answer. I think my stove was made before corn fuel was really big...is that possible?
     
  8. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Oct 23, 2007
    1,643
    8
    Loc:
    South Coast MA
    IMO if the manual does not mention corn, trying some out is a risk that could void your warranty.
    (assuming it is still under one)
     
  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 30, 2008
    13,496
    1,572
    Loc:
    Northwestern CT.
    ST Croix York insert: Yes-maximum 50% corn. (But I would start at 25% and slowly work my way up to 50%. Stop or return to best burn mix)

    This is right out of the manual

    Operation of the stove doesn’t change when burning a mixture of pellets and corn. The burn pot will need to be cleaned on a daily basis, using the “Pot Scraper Tool”

    Traditions: There is no mention of corn anywhere in the manual. So I would say no on this stove!

    jay
     
  10. rowerwet

    rowerwet
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 2, 2008
    1,185
    96
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    from what I know from reading on this site, Iburncorn.com, and my stove manual you would need to be able to change the feed and air ratios on the stove, corn seems to be harder to get a good burn out of and it requires more cleaning and tweaking. If your stove isn't a corn or dual fuel, then good luck you'll need it.
     
  11. Clay H

    Clay H
    Feeling the Heat 2.
    NULL
    

    Sep 9, 2009
    288
    6
    Loc:
    Central Oklahoma
    Thank you, i knew someone here would be able to answer difinatively.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page