AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

Re: AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:37 am

:) ;) :roll:

Corn is included in the Fuels Calculator on here: fuel-comparison-calculator.php
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

PostBy: macdabs On: Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:53 am

Has anyone tried corn in their AHS?
Mac
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Other Heating: Pellet,oil
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:55 am

McGiever wrote::) ;) :roll:

Corn is included in the Fuels Calculator on here: fuel-comparison-calculator.php


But it lists the BTU's of corn at its fully lab dried value of 8,250 BTU's per pound. In the real world 6,970 BTU's per pound is more accurate.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:01 am

lsayre wrote:
McGiever wrote::) ;) :roll:

Corn is included in the Fuels Calculator on here: fuel-comparison-calculator.php


But it lists the BTU's of corn at its fully lab dried value of 8,250 BTU's per pound. In the real world 6,970 BTU's per pound is more accurate.


Look closer ;) It can be changed to any value you desire. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:06 am

macdabs wrote:Has anyone tried corn in their AHS?
Mac


With corn being about the size of rice, I doubt that it would breathe very well. And if somehow it did I would have a serious concern for a hopper fire. And then there is the potential for corn dust puff-backs....
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

PostBy: macdabs On: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:14 am

The nice thing if you could burn corn your SS flue pipes would last longer and less dust. Might even smell better. :)
Down side would you need to keep it dry plus mice and deer would be eating my heat in my neighborhood.

Mac
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Other Heating: Pellet,oil
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:19 am

I wonder if anyone with a flat bed or inclined bed stoker that requires anthracite rice has ever considered trying corn? An underfed might handle it the best? On first guess ash content would be similar to wood. I.E., much less ash than coal.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:32 pm

Little mysteries on burnig corn...some pellet stoves have ability to burn it, and corn stoves that were designed specifically for it.

Yes, under-fed stoker comes closest to doing a decent job. Some people will mix the corn with their pellets or coal at varying ratios.

Biggest thing is with corn is the sugars tend to carmelize and the stickness requires some automated mechanical stirring to keep it burning evenly.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:46 pm

McGiever, so you actually think it would work in AA or AHS type boilers?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: AHS Multi-Fuel Boiler.

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:59 pm

Might, but only at a fairly low ratio mix...too sticky and needing stirred frequently requires some addition modifications to the fire pot.

:idea: See what the AHS Boys know on this subject...they have a vested intrest in this concept. :idea:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek