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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by John97, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. LMPS

    LMPS Feeling the Heat

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    I am burning Cubex and did last year when I tried this. They are hardwood.
    I will give it another try over the weekend its suppose to get cold again.

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  2. tsmith

    tsmith Minister of Fire

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    Well, I thought that too, but I gotta tell ya that running sunflower on low and -5, my house temp is increasing 3.5 degrees in about a half hour to forty five minutes, and that is on the second floor the stove is on the first. it is definatelly hotter burning even using the lowest settings. I am gonna let it set this way for awhile and see how pellet usage goes. Only down turn I can see is that it is turning off and on more often using the ignitor more. The savings in pellets, if it is significant may be worth an occasional extra ignitor.
  3. Pellet-King

    Pellet-King Minister of Fire

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    Gotta love the gimmicks all these stoves have, i got sunflower mode too, called crank it to a 3, open the damper, crank up the combustion speed in the + with a lil screwdriver
  4. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Thats why I felt it was sending more heat out the exhaust.




    So your stove can burn low quality pellet,corn, cherry pits and wheat? Efficiently.
  5. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Testy are we? Can yours? :cheese:
  6. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Well when BC softwoods are <$200 theres no need to bother. :)

    I have mixed corn that I received for free. ;-)
  7. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Never tried straight corn? Options JIC.

    I tried them all in case things change and to see how the beast would handle them. Worked like a charm. But pellets are much cleaner. ;-)
  8. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Sometimes feed corn has other stuff mixed with it.

    Especially deer corn. Molasses is a big ingredient in deer corn.

    just sayin.
  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    For once I can agree with this guy(green thing). Not recommended to burn deer corn. You want feed corn they feed livestock. No sugars added to gum things up! ;-)
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