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Can you burn wood pellets in a corn stove?
Last Updated: 14th March, 2020
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Similarly, it is asked, what burns better corn or wood pellets?
Food is the first use that comes to mind, but it's an important source for heating as well. Shelled corn produces about 8,000 BTU/lb. of heat in a pellet stove, which is comparable to the same amount of heat as wood pellets. of corn per day to heat a 1,500 square foot home.
Likewise, what else can you burn in a pellet stove? Switchgrass pellets, cherry pits, alfalfa pellets (smell like pot when burning from what I'm told), cardboard pellets, buckwheat and corn are some of the biomass fuels you can try out. Stay away from cordwood or coal though.
Regarding this, can I put pellets in my wood stove?
As their name suggests, wood-burning stoves do burn wood. If you have a pellet basket for your wood stove, you can use it to burn pellets in the stove. However, just opening your stove and tossing a few wood pellets into it can cause serious damage to the stove.
Can you burn corn?
Buying corn from a farmer or a feed supply store means insisting on clean, dry fuel. Ask about the grade of corn for sale. The higher the quality of the corn, the hotter it will burn. Any grade corn can be burned, but the corn that supplies the most energy as animal feed also burns the hottest.