burning corn and wood pellets

burning corn and wood pellets

PostBy: bleecker On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:36 pm

Hi,

I read that I can burn 30% stove/dry corn mixed with 70% wood plellets in my efm 520. The settings were 10 teeth with an air feed of 2. Would that 30/70 mix be by weight or volume?

Thanks.
bleecker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF 520

Re: burning corn and wood pellets

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:36 pm

bleecker wrote:Hi,

I read that I can burn 30% stove/dry corn mixed with 70% wood plellets in my efm 520. The settings were 10 teeth with an air feed of 2. Would that 30/70 mix be by weight or volume?

Thanks.


Price / BTU just curious why?
Flyer5
 
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Re: burning corn and wood pellets

PostBy: Wiz On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:56 pm

I did this with a harman bio stove pg45.. measured by volume. I'm also wondering why you want to do it
Cost factor is higher then coal.
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Re: burning corn and wood pellets

PostBy: bleecker On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:29 am

I haven't factored the cost yet. I think that the btu's in wood pellets are about 1/2 that of coal. I'll have to look up corn btu's. In my area, it is easier for me to get corn and pellets. Since the weather is getting warmer, I thought that I might try burning corn and pellets. I'm really just curious.
bleecker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF 520

Re: burning corn and wood pellets

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:13 am

My family burns corn in three different applications. One is an Amazing Heat furnace which has been funtioning since 1988. The other two are outdoor boiler units. All dedicated corn burning units. I'm sure there are ratio's of how to mix corn with pellets and or dried cherry pits. All have been tried. The reason they get tried is the cost of the corn. My family are grain farmers and esentially grow there own heat. Works for them. I burn coal because it is more cost effective. I tell them corn is for selling and coal is for burning!!! They don't listen. Probably cuz they are too busy selling corn at $260 a ton right out of there bin into other peoples trucks. Look up the BTU comparison and make your own evidenced based decision. :|
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