Favorite Corn Stove
- Cold weather in year 2005 reveals the following corn stove facts
that were not obvious during previous mild winters.
Amaizablaze Model 7100 -
For whole house heat with the HVAC option, the Model 7100 corn stove
is the most efficient of all corn stoves. Almost twice the heat
using about half the corn fuel or other corn stove models with the
ability to heat the whole house in the coldest weather in Tennessee.
Amaizablaze Model 4100 Fireplace Insert - Easily inserted into the
smallest of fireplaces, this corn stove will heat the room where the
fireplace is inserted plus adjacent rooms. Some homes can maintain
as little as two degrees temperature drop in each adjacent room.
Be realistic. No fireplace can be expected to circulate heat through
a three story house without excessive temperature drop overall. Some
people prefer the temperature drop. Other people prefer the entire
house to be exactly the same temperature.
Plans to connect to the HVAC system or circulate heat to multiple
1. consider installing the Model 7100. The Model 7100 is more
efficient, produces more heat, uses less fuel, produces less ash
than any other corn stove. For redundancy, consider installing a
redundant Model 4100 fireplace insert. One or both corn stoves can
be run on a battery powered inverter such that no loss in
performance during an electrical blackout or power outage. A battery
charger keeps the battery fully charged until the outage occurs.
2. consider installing a Model 4100 on each elevation with each corn
stove being a redundant backup to the other
Model 2100 - Freestanding 2'x3'x3' Top Feed
Adequate heat for most prefabricated, single story, and mobile homes
with limited space for a corn stove heater. Reduce the heating fuel
bill with corn fuel. Supplemental heat may be needed during
extended extreme cold weather in some homes.
Proper cleaning of the corn stove heat exchanger tubes is necessary
for maximum efficiency.
Each corn stove has an optimum efficiency setting that must be
Much like driving an auto down the interstate - don't expect maximum
fuel efficiency at full throttle nor at minimum idle. Experience
determines the optimum economy for each individual situation. Wisely
select and use Full throttle or idle throttle during appropriate
times. Avoid continuously running outside the efficient operating
Extreme corn stove settings can produce excessive ash, burn
excessive amounts of corn fuel, and in rare cases produce foul
odors, headaches, and sinus problems. Incomplete combustion of any
fuel including corn fuel in an improperly adjusted stove, will
produce solid particulate pollution or opacity, excess NOx, excess
CO, and excess CO2.
For maximum mileage set the corn stvoe at the optimum setting at all
times. A properly adjusted corn stove will produce near zero
effluents, consume less fuel, produce more heat, and produce less
ash if set at the optimum setting for the individual corn stove.
The optimum corn stove setting will condition the house temperature
and relative humidity during warm weather to be maintained during
The temptation to use extreme settings outside the efficient
operating range results from
a. excessive changes in the corn stove settings
b. frequently turning the stove off
c. frequent startups
d. non-corn fuel, liquid, paper or wood in the burner box
e. imadequate cleaning of heat exchanger surfaces
f. failure to remove ash in a timely manner
g. failure to maintain adequate fuel level in hopper
Corn Stove Words of wisdom:
1. Keep the glass door clean. Visual observation is important.
2. Periodically note characteristics of the fire and flame quality,
3. learn to enjoy watching and reading the flames,
4. notice any change in flame height, color, activity,
5. notice changes to heat output and
6. notice color of furnace wall at corn stove settings
7. discuss changes and make corrections before problems accumulate
8. prevent propagation beyond your ability to diagnose.
Harry and Linda