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    14 year old Quadra Fire Santa Fe rust advice

    I went to change the combustion blower on our much loved Santa Fe and found pretty bad rust on the flange where the fan screws to. It was actually hanging there quite loosely and some of the screw holes are no more. I don't have confidence in my ability to repair it. If it was your stove...
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    P43 50/50 mix

    I have a p43 harman. The top of the lid says I can burn a 50/50 mixture of corn and pellets. But the salesman says not to….???? Does anyone on here burn that mix? Maybe do at 25/75 mix? Let me know!
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    Corn Stoves

    I have been researching getting a corn stove to help heat the brick ranch home (~1,500 square feet) I purchased a couple years ago. I have easy access to plenty of corn with our neighbor farming about 1,300 acres of corn and beans. I have researched the prior information on this site which has...
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    Need help, looking for a corn stove that auto lights and cycles on and off with built in thermostat

    I am looking to purchase a multi fuel ( corn ) stove, I currently have a magnum countryside but would like something that auto ignites and can cycle on and off when needed, my brother has a Harman pc45 but Harman doesn’t make them anymore, any suggestions please
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    US Stove 6039 with upgrade board

    Hello all, long time listener first time caller here. I have a US Stove 6039 that I put a new 6041 style board in (originally it had the ABC board) and I'm trying to burn corn in it. The display shows HR1thru10, so I tried the holding heat range up/down to switch to corn mode, no dice, nothing...
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    Charcoal or something similar?

    I am a long time reader, but first time poster. I did a search for this question but I did not really find any results. My apologies if it has been asked before. First off, my stove is a St Croix Lancaster. It is the older model that was designed for corn (before it was sold as a multi-fuel...
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    Burning shelled corn as a fuel can be a feasible way of dealing with the high prices of more conventional fuels such as fuel oil, propane, natural gas, coal, and firewood. Utilizing corn as a fuel does not compete with the food supply needed for nourishment throughout the world. While it is...
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    Original article by: Dennis Buffington Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Penn State University Reprinted with permission LOCATING A SUPPLIER OF SHELLED CORN Do not purchase a corn-burning stove or boiler without first identifying a reliable supplier of shelled corn. To find...