oh that lovely heat
Posted November 20, 2011 - 04:10 PM
My corn furance needed vast repairs after last yr, and i put it off longer than i should of. The heat exchanger had some holes in it, from the acid thats part of burning corn, so on the exhaust i had to replace the bottom and on the secondary heater reclaimer i just had to get a new one. All the piping going outside had to be replaced also. I took the furance out to the shop this summer and completely disassmebled it, cleaned everything within an inch of its life, then yesterday i finally got it back inside and put the whole thing back together. We now have bunches of nice comfortable heat.
It used to cost me about 3700+ to buy 2000 gls of lp for the winter, even at $7 corn its only about $2100 to buy the 300 bu i need for the season. Repairs to the furance only cost me around $400 for parts, so im still winning. I ve had the furance 5yrs now. The best part is that it runs 24/7 putting out nice even heat, with no cold/hot blasts like the lp one did. It also keeps us good at -20 which just about kills off the gas unit. Its good to be warm.
Posted November 20, 2011 - 04:15 PM
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Posted November 24, 2011 - 08:51 AM
Enjoy the warmth.
Posted November 25, 2011 - 09:54 PM
We decided against wood mostly because of the mess, and the time involved cutting, splitting, hauling, etc, just doesnt make it a good deal for me. I can go the elevator and get 100bu,(one third of my needs) in a wagon and be back and into the shed in about 1/2hr. I can burn a bu of corn down to a about a pint and a half of ash. Yes there is some clean up each week, but nothing more than a wood stove should get. They do make inserts like a fireplace looking one, it just slides out to do major stuff to it.