Heating with corn

Heating with corn

PostBy: blrman07 On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:37 am

Hey if your growing it already, why not! Excerpt below, full story link below that. Burning corn was common place in southern Illinois and Indiana. Siphon off a couple of acres worth and heat your home.

Rev. Larry

RINGTOWN - Farmers seeking an alternative fuel to heat their homes might save a few dollars by burning feed corn, according to Ronald C. Fetterman, Union Township.

In November, he shelled out $4,800 to buy a new corn-burning furnace for his home at 123 Aristes Road.

"I figured with what I'll save on fuel in two years, it will be paid for. This winter, I think I'd be spending more than $2,000 if I were burning oil heat. We're saving money because we're raising our own fuel," Fetterman, 76, who grows more than 60 acres of field corn on his farm, said Tuesday.


http://republicanherald.com/news/family ... -1.1649079
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Re: Heating with corn

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:51 am

When corn was 70 a ton - I smoked 13 to 15 ton a year to keep my little place warm for the girls

Those were good times!
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Re: Heating with corn

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:31 am

A neighbor used to heat with corn, but then the price went up & the fun stopped.
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Re: Heating with corn

PostBy: bksaun On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:37 am

BK
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Re: Heating with corn

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:37 pm

The problem with burning corn is getting a supply of corn with the proper moisture content. I am told it burns well if it is dry enough, but much of it is not.
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Re: Heating with corn

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:26 pm

There are small, local grain elevators near me that sell corn for burning at the proper moisture, and a couple farmers too, or at least a few years ago there were. Corn stoves were pretty popular here until corn went high. The price has dropped a lot this past year so I imagine quite a few in my area will get into it again. Of course thats right here, deep in the corn belt.
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Other Heating: wood

Re: Heating with corn

PostBy: oilman On: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:25 pm

Extremely corrosive though......if you think coal is bad, corn is worse.
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Re: Heating with corn

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:37 pm

What's a ton of corn going for these days?
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Re: Heating with corn

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:38 pm

lsayre wrote:What's a ton of corn going for these days?

How many bushels in a ton?
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Re: Heating with corn

PostBy: warminmn On: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:19 pm

Corn weighs about 56 lbs per bushel. Im not sure what its worth right now except around $4/bushel last time I heard.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin
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Other Heating: wood