P43 50/50 mix

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Clayton24

New Member
Sep 8, 2021
7
Mercer Pennsylvania
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!
 

Washed-Up

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2011
802
Kananaskis,Alberta, Canada
There are a few threads on it, here is one

 

SidecarFlip

Minister of Fire
Feb 7, 2010
5,273
S.E. Michigan
You need to be apprised that one, the corn must be below 15% RM, no exceptions and if you must, start out with a 75-25 mix (75% pellets 25% corn) and go from there

In any case, I don't have a Harmon and my unit is corn rated at any ratio. The issue with corn is the hard clinkers it produces whereas pellets only produce ash.

I see no monetary advantage in burning corn unless you are like me and get it basically free. If I didn't, I'd be running pellets because new crop corn prices here are running in the 5 buck per bushel range which is substantially more than a bag of pellets comparing BTU output per pound of fuel.

Speaking of stoves, kind of cool here today so I fired up the central furnace to take the chill off. I won't start the biomass stove until it gets cold and stays cold. Once the ambient is below 40 consistently, I'll fire up the stove. Until then we are on propane.
 
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