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  • Harry & Linda Clift
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 20, 2005
      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
      story homes:
      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
      individually determined.
      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
      colder weather.

      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
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