Ya I have a lot trouble with my Grammer.Just ask the elder members On I BURN CORN .COM .
about ( tommy ). Where I first posted about my boiler kits 4 sale A few years ago. Only over 17,000 people looked at my posting and asked about my Crosslink Conversions etc .
Now I have my own web site at http://crosslinkconversions.com/
And it has it's own Forum at http://crosslinkconversions.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=3
Where others can spell and tell you about what my kits are doing for them.
Your right I said (don't believe me) and it is hard to believe that my Crosslink kits work so well.How ever they are saving people thousands of dollars a year
Just join my FORUM and ask them for your self
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by chadhumm » April 1st, 2011, 4:44 pm
I took a trip up to Minnesota in March of 2010 to see some working heating systems using Tommy's kit. After seeing them work and how satisfied his customers were, I purchased one myself for my St. Croix Auburn stove. I am heating my domestic hot water as well as running a water to air heat exchanger in my in my forced air furnace. I used it this winter supplemeted with a pellet stove that had to use very little fuel since Tommy's kit took care of 90% of the heating of an old two story farm house in Northern Illinois. With the system set up in my basement so I have the added protection from pipes freezing. I was able to get heat throughout all parts of the house, which I couldn't have done with the corn stove alone and 'bonus', domestic hot water without paying for propane. I have saved approximately $1,000 a year on propane. This is my first heating season using the kit and I see I will have a fast return on investment
cornstove » March 16th, 2011, 4:32 pm
Hookme, I purchased a St. Croix corn/pellet stove back in 2003 because of the same issues you are having. My home is 3000 square ft 2 story. 1000 ft basement, 1000ft 1st floor & 1000ft 2nd floor. The basement was always cold. $3,000 to $4,000 in propane. I installed the cornstove in the basement figuring heat rises. Well to keep the 1st floor comfortable I had to have my basement at 80 to 85 degrees and the 3rd floor was cold. In 2008 I purchased this kit and installed it running the output of kit through my hot water heater (copper pipe through a bigger copper pipe) then out of there into a 6 gallon holding tank then to the heat exchanger. (Not sure of the lingo had a heating/air technician install it.) Now basement is 70 degrees, 1st floor 70 degrees and 2nd floor 68 degrees. You have to play with your cold air returns and heat ducts to balance house. I'm sure every house wiil be different. Before kit $600 corn/pelllets and $2,000 propane. After kit $600 corn/pellets and $500 propane. Saving $ 1,500 a year and heating hot water 24/7, not sweating in my basement and cozy warm house. We had a problem with stove and it was down for 2 days last year (needed a fan) My wife could tell the difference in the heat right away. Boy we missed it. Like I said it's been 3 years since I had it installed in my stove but just a estimate I recall It was $2,400 (payed for itself in less than 2 yrs). But I already had the stove I think I payed 1,800 for St. Croix Auburn in 2003. Crosslink Conversion Kit $1,500, Pumps 2 @ $100, 6 gallon hot water tank $200, Copper pipe approx. 80 ft, 2 aquastats (Honeywell) @ $100, Heat exchanger $200 and misc. fittings $80 most everything was purchaced at home center. (Menards, Lowes or Home Depot).
Hope this helps. By the way so far this year I'm at $1,800 in savings!!!!!!cornstove
April 9th, 2011, 8:05 am
by kirkkara » March 6th, 2011, 8:33 pm
The hot air from the stove heats our garage and the hot water heats my sons bedroom and my office which were pretty cold before. Now they are heated by Crosslinks boiler system by us adding baseboard throughout the rooms. With the stove burning the same amount of fuel that it took to just heat the garage.
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Re: Please decribe your set up and total install cost
by rona » March 17th, 2011, 2:47 pm
I think I sent you a PM on Hearth.com but wanted to keep the pm short as usually there is a word limit on pm's.
Anyway I am heating both main floor and a full basement of our ranch style home totalling 4040 square feet with a Harman PC45 located in the basement. I have been burning corn or pellets for 6 years and started with a Harman PC45 in the basement figuring heat rises and should heat the basement plus part of the upstairs. This idea cut down the fuel oil furnace bill but didn't eliminate it. I still had cold areas and needed the furnace.
I tried several ideas and ended up with a stove downstairs and one upstairs. I only used the one downstairs when it gets below zero.
When I looked at the idea of adding water heat to the stove I was very interested because I could use our existing baseboard water heating system and end up with even 70 degree heat over the whole house plus using it to heat our domestic hot water heater.
So I installed the kit into a Harman PC45 stove which is auto start and can be run either in stove temp mode or room temp mode plus it can burn up to a ton of good pellets before having to dump the ash drawer.
I eliminated my electricity use for our hotwater heater, usually only burn this stove instead of two stoves so save fuel there too, plus have nice even 70 degree heat throughout the house.
It took me a while to get everything set right but after I did it works great.
The simple truth is I doubled the heat output of the stove using the same amount of fuel plus pay nothing for domestic hot water needs during the winter.
It cost me aprox 2500 plus the stove but I got the stainless steel kits for both the heat exchanger for the hot water heater and the actual kit for the PC45. I think if you look down the road you can see where this investment will pay for itself very fast.
Earlier I made reference to the fact I have been using corn stoves for 6 years. During that time I also looked at boiler furnaces that burned corn or pellets. I passed on them because they were a lot higher priced and all of them used a lot more fuel.
The best feature is the fact that you can get twice the heat out of the same stove using the same amount of fuel.
Funny how some people like to make fun of others to make them look big.