The Eagle has Landed - My Pellet/Corn Stove

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by webbie, Oct 22, 2006.

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  1. webbie

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    This is the Baby Countryside Corn/Pellet stove (burning corn in this pic)....installed as the only source of heat in my new shop. It will be a tall order heating that place, since it has 9 ft celings, 4 windows, three exterior walls and a garage door. It also does not touch any heated part of the house!

    I'll post some more pics later - gonna do a short wiki on how to install it.....

    Here's the Wiki Article:
    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/wiki/Install_a_Pellet_Stove/
     

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    real nice job Craig

    thanks
    Jason
     
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    I love the etching. I wish there were a way to retrofit a door like that on my Heritage :)
     
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    Beautiful install Craig, looks like it was done by a pro :).

    What led you to choose this stove? I haven't seen many postings for it, but it looks like a beaut.
     
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    The main reasons I choose it were -

    Size - it is really small, so it takes up no real room in the shop
    Weight- Same, easy to haul and install - 200 lbs
    Fuel - The company, Amercian Energy, claims to have invented some of the first corn and biomass stoves - I wanted the flexibility to burn anything that comes along
    Price - Well, American Energy came on board as a GOLD sponsor (they had been a regular sponsor for 5+ years), so I figure one hand washes the other
    Different - I have already burned Harmans, Avalons and Whitfields - so I figure I should try something else.....
    Little Guy - Well, they are not so small anymore, but the folks at American Energy are part of the old guard that have worked hard (for relatively little reward) for MANY years - I hope that part of the hearth industry never goes away! They even have a program where they take "at risk" teens in and teach 'em how to work hard.
    Party Time - Mike Haefner, Prez of American, showed up at some of the earliest "Net Heat" parties we had at hotels during the trade show. He helped buy the beer.

    See, I'm for sale, and the price is low! (just be a nice person)

    Burned overnight really nice - and shop was warm this morning. Not going to burn 24/7, but just putting stove through it's paces using 100% corn. Never burned corn before, but it is working no problem.
     
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    And I can also see that ever popular slate tile. Seems to be very popular amongst those of us who burn for heat. Must be some association with the outside and natural things, I guess.
     
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    Yeah....also, it came with 10 tiles in a box at HD and that was exactly what I needed...actually, 9 tiles

    Made in China, of course.

    The tiles varied incredibly in thickness....some were really thin and others beefy
     
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    Hi Craig,
    The baby countryside pellet stove that you show.
    I'm curious if it's a noisy stove when it is on.
    I think they now have them as a Direct vent out thru wall. Gets it air inlet that way too. Correct??
    Which is cheaper and/or easier to buy. The pellets or the corn.
    when the room reaches temperature, will it shut down automatically.
    Finally, is this a unit that I could put in my livingroom as a supllemental heat source.
    I'm concerned about the blower noise.
    Your opinion is welcome.
    thanks,
    -gary
     
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    I would put the blower noise at midway on the scale. Not the most quiet on the market, but certainly not the loudest. I use it in my shop, so it does not matter at all. I have burned corn and pellets, and they both work well, but pellets are the same price and available around the block (TSC), so I usually use wood. We have a local farmer who sells fuel corn for somewhere about the same price ($200 ton), but corn contains a few less BTUs.

    Yes, the stove can be direct vented, but if you look at the sticky posts in the Pellet Room you will see that all stoves work best with at least some rise on the pipe. So that is what I did it that way. It does have thermostat connections so that it will take care of itself.

    It would certainly work as a supplemental heat source.
     
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    that's a good reply to hear.
    Does handling the 40 lb. bag into the stove create dust into a
    1 st floor living area. I assume it's a daily routine.
    BTW. What does a typical pellet stove owner do with the ash, day after day.

    Will this stove (if smart enough) go into a sleep mode at night when I typically turn the
    house thermostat to a lower temperature. Not sure if it will compete with the room temp.
    to keep it room warm.

    Your stove, I think is 2 years old (installed in o6). Is their a newer generation of
    the baby stove being produced.
    Thank you for any response.
    -gary
     
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    Looks like Mary and Jesus in the manger on the left there. Better be prepared for a large crowd at your house soon.
     
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    good eyes! I did not notice that the first time I looked...lol
     
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    Ha, I'm special...can I make money off of this?
     
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