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Corn Burning Stoves
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Jon    Posted 09-17-2001 at 04:01:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am considering purchasing a Countryside corn burning stove. What can you all tell me? What are the pros/cons?

Debbie Swank    Posted 03-05-2006 at 07:21:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We just aquired a 1989 Dovetec Corn stove and want to use it to heat a workshop. I am searching for a users manual. Any assistance in locating where to purhcase a manual would be greatly appreciated. Deb

Kevin VanCleve    Posted 01-07-2008 at 12:13:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have the paperwork that came with the DOVETEC Corn Blazer Furnace. This is the add on home furnace not the fireplace unit.

Tracy    Posted 09-15-2008 at 11:20:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Did you ever find a book on your corn stove? I bought 2 dovetec stoves at a sale Friday for $18.00 and need a manual for mine. I have found a place that will sell me one for $10.00. And can you tell me where to find parts if needed for my stove?

Trina    Posted 09-20-2006 at 12:06:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I am wondering if you ever found a manual for your Dovetec corn stove. I am also looking for one and would be willing to pay to haveone coppied and mailed or sent via email.

Thanks you for your time,

keith    Posted 12-04-2007 at 11:14:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can send some imfo on the 89 dovetec as I have one. I do NOT have a manual as such just some sheets of imformation on some troubles which might be encountered.If you have any questiuns in particular I might be of assisstance, which I would be happy to do. Keith

dave    Posted 05-13-2008 at 14:56:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, I have a dovetec insert-type. having trouble removing the auger/motor unit. stopped working, kinda just 'clicks'. removed the 4 9/16 nuts and lockwashers. unit only pulls out about an inch.??? any advice? THANKS, dave

Keith    Posted 10-10-2006 at 14:10:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a dovetec cornburner, The owners manual is very small, I could mail one fairly easily or even email. Keith

Blake Wood    Posted 03-03-2009 at 10:05:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Would you be so kind as to email the Dovetec Manual?
We bought a farm last Friday and it has a Model "D2" green colored unit that is driving me crazy!!

Thanks so much Keith.

nick    Posted 01-16-2008 at 14:11:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
could you send me a copy of dovetec cornheater manule

binky    Posted 12-24-2007 at 13:38:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
please send me one on email THANKS very much

noland greenwell    Posted 12-22-2007 at 05:16:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the dove stove i have has a small knob in the middle of a larger one do you know what each controls desparate thanks

allen    Posted 12-22-2007 at 19:25:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
the orang color of the knob controls the auger on and the green controls the time auger is off

erin blasel    Posted 09-23-2006 at 20:30:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi trina

just wondering if you have found a manual for your dovetec corn stove yet if you haven't let me know because we have one and could email you a copy

erin blasel
wisconsin usa

Tammi Busse    Posted 11-26-2007 at 20:29:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi I was wondering if I could get a copy of the manual for a 1989 dovetec stove. We recently bought a used one and are having trouble with the fan running long enough to get the carbon monoxide and smoke out after the fire is burned out. Anyone one with info, please let me know.

Bob    Posted 12-14-2008 at 20:30:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have a dovetec and could use a copy of the manual. thanks

Robert Green    Posted 10-14-2008 at 04:44:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just bought a dovetec corn stove and was wandering if you could email me the information you have? Thanks Robert Green

Robert Green    Posted 10-14-2008 at 04:48:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Need manual for dovetec cornstove. Thanks Robert Green. I think I put the wrong email last time. Sorry.

Tammi Busse    Posted 11-26-2007 at 20:26:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi I was wondering if I could get a copy of the manual for a 1989 dovetec stove. We recently bought a used one and are having trouble with the fan running long enough to get the carbon monoxide and smoke out after the fire is burned out. Anyone one with info, please let me know.

Jennie Boyd    Posted 08-07-2007 at 11:43:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We were recently given a dovetec corn stove for our garage. I would really appreciate it if you could e-mail the instructions to me. I'd hate to burn down my new garage.
Thank you very much

donna garrett    Posted 10-31-2006 at 21:16:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hello could you email me copy of the manual of the dovetec corn stove? ty....plese vist my web ...

bob    Posted 11-01-2002 at 09:06:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have a dovetec corn heater without a manual.
i have no idea how to operate. any idea on how i use the timer?

lbrase    Posted 11-26-2003 at 21:23:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we purchased a used dovetec and are having problems keeping it going. we have a (what i would laughing call) manual. we fill the box up with wood pellets and start the fire. in about 15 minutes the blower kicks on. so far so good. we have the time set on 5 on 5 off. our corn is 13. we bought from a corn dealer in the area after 2 days of our corn. the first night the stove ran great on our crib corn. the second night we used corn shelled from the combine. we assumed this was too wet which was why we decided to try from the dealer.

tonight we're using the dry corn (13) but can't get the timer set right.

the flame on this one starts to die out. so i set the both green and red to 0. then the flame comes back. at this point shouldn't it die out completely?

any help would be appreciated.

dave    Posted 02-19-2004 at 16:10:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Did you ever find an instruction manual.. I just got a Insert-type Dovetec.. may be made about 1990.

dave    Posted 02-19-2004 at 16:10:48       [Reply]  [No Email]

lynn    Posted 02-20-2004 at 00:22:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we found a manual. i can send you a copy if you need one. still have a little problem with smoke. if the unit isn't burning enough before the corn auger kicks in, smoke can come back through the auger and corn bin.

at the moment the auger is stuck. we're replacing the auger motor tomorrow. this unit is probably around 1990. we were told it was newer but i have my doubts. when it runs, we're very happy with it. ours doens't have an agitator on the firebox like new corn burners do. we empty it out every other day. but that's not a big deal.

lynn    Posted 02-20-2004 at 00:22:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

lynn    Posted 02-20-2004 at 00:22:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

Tony    Posted 12-06-2005 at 19:15:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We also have a 1990 dovetec corn heater (no model)we would gladly pay someone for a good copy of thier manual. right now in minnesota it has been below 0 at night and a high of six today. so the sooner the better. Thanks

Edward    Posted 11-05-2006 at 09:09:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am presently looking for a motor. Where did you get your motor and what was the part number.

Your reply will be greatly appreciated.

Edward    Posted 11-05-2006 at 09:07:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a Dovetec Corn Stove. When I brought it home, I discovered that behind the plate, where the corn comes out of the auger, was filled with suit. Once I cleaned that out, it opened the exhaust and we had no more trouble with smoke.

mike    Posted 02-03-2006 at 05:03:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can you email or mail me a copy of the instruction manual for the dovetec?

Bruce Van hook    Posted 12-23-2004 at 12:45:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, I seem to be having the same problem, if you could let
me know where you found your motor and how you
replaced it that would be most helpful. My auger seems to
be stuck.

Ted    Posted 02-27-2006 at 17:13:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am in need of a timer mechanism [omron H3BF-8] if any one knows where to get one or what can replace it i would be very grateful!!I have an extra stove for parts but the timer is bad in it also!however the auger and gearbox and motor seem to be good! if there is anyone out there who would like to trade parts please contact me or i would be glad to buy a timer.

Randy    Posted 09-09-2007 at 11:31:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I have a brand new Omron H3BF-8 timer, complete with panel mount...which is also new. Please feel free to email me, if you still need this.


Jerry    Posted 03-25-2009 at 14:05:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know its been a few years,but I need an auger motor for my Dovetec.Do you still have parts or do you know where I can find one?

NINA    Posted 11-18-2005 at 17:17:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]

nolkand    Posted 12-22-2007 at 05:27:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
do you still have it ?

Kevin    Posted 12-07-2005 at 14:06:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We bought a used dovetec cron stove(1996 I think) this year it was working well until the gear box for the auger became worn causing the auger to slip and now it will not turn under load. The motor seems to be working fine. Where can I find an auger mechanism or find someone who knows how to fix the problem? Could someone help us. We are in Indiana, and can't seem to find parts or someone to service it.

chris bryson    Posted 12-29-2004 at 18:08:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hey. we were given a dovetec corn burning stove. we are having trouble operating it and we are also having trouble with smoke. could you please email us a copy of your manual? it would be greatly appreciated. or if you could email us and let us know step by step how to use it that would be great.
thanks, chris

Marie    Posted 09-19-2005 at 07:39:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi, I'm wondering too where to get an auger motor and manual for my dovetec corn stove. It came w/ the house 10 years ago. Appreciate any assistance - thanks!

Edward    Posted 11-05-2006 at 09:16:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There is some word out there that you can take the motor to a Grainger's store and they can make a match. My motor is out, but I have lost the spec. tag that was on the motor.

If you have this information about the motor, or if you did find a replacement, please send me any information regarding the motor. I would greatly appreciate it.


gilbert    Posted 12-11-2004 at 13:51:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
trying to find a manual for dovetec corn stove, would appreciate any assistance.

BILLY GREEN    Posted 11-21-2004 at 20:45:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Joe Oven    Posted 11-25-2003 at 12:37:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My son just bought a home in Denver,CO. It has a Dovetec corn pellet burning stove in it. The manual is very vauge, and he needs to find out how to operate it. The Dovetec company is out of business. It there anyone out there who ha can call and talk to about the operation? Please e-mail me and I can get you in touch with him. Thank you.

tlak    Posted 09-19-2001 at 05:47:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What little reseach Ive done heres what I found out. One source says it burns a bushel a day(I guess about a 50lb sack). Another source says it takes about 2 acres of corn for the average home. The corn has to be cleaned loose corn. So you either buy from the feed mill or grow you own. If you grow your own besides the obvious farm equipment to get the ground ready you need the specialised corn equipment to process from the stock to loose dry corn. These stoves also require electricity so its not good iin a power outage. Somebody probably can tell you what two arces of corn is worth, maybe a person could sell it and buy firewood.

Charlie    Posted 11-16-2006 at 21:11:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
These nice folks in Colorado say they used to manufacture Dovetec corn stoves, so look at their website and perhaps they can help with user and service manuals, and maybe parts too.

dennis    Posted 12-12-2005 at 07:33:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where do I find the right equipment to bag my own corn?

glk    Posted 11-04-2003 at 05:45:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can purchase an inexpensive inverter that will keep the corn stove running from a car battery. We have a corn stove and it heats our 2550 sq ft home beautifully on about 6 bushels a week. At $2 a bushel, that is about $12 a week. We have a toddler and find it cleaner and less dangerous than baseboard heaters or propane heaters (old farmhouse, no central air).

tlk    Posted 10-13-2005 at 19:35:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When and where are you paying $2 a bushel?

gator    Posted 02-19-2005 at 17:42:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hi what is the makers name of your corn stov?we are looking for a good one but cant fine out much info from real users thank you for your help

Harry Clift    Posted 08-08-2004 at 23:52:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Corn stoves and corn burning fireplace inserts burn whole kernel shelled corn at 16% moisture.
Drying the corn is not necessary if combine after frost.
Cleaning the corn is not necessary if the combine is adjusted correctly in the field.
Screening the corn is not necessary. Just keep corn stalks and 12 inch tie strings out.
Dust and broken kernels make sparks and more ash but present no operational problems.
The burn rate, like all fuels, depends upon the size of facility being heated, outside temp, amount of insulation, etc. Expect to top off the corn bin twice daily, maximum. It is possible to store enough corn in the bin for the entire heating season. Therefore, as convenient as gas or electricity. Potash removal is necessary. Expect 5 gallong potash all season.
The above is for the Amaizablaze corn stove and does not apply to multiple fuel stoves, pellet stoves, or competitive corn stoves.

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Corn Stoves    Posted 11-29-2005 at 23:25:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Local grown whole kernel shelled corn home heating fuel is the low cost home heating option in America since about 1970-1975. To locate a local corn stove dealer close to home visit,,, or
Whole kernel shelled corn heating fuel is cost effective, clean, healthy, renewable, local grown renewable, safe, transportable, infrastructure is inplace, environment friendly, reduces global warming by converting CO2 to oxygen. There is always a down side. One does have to manually load the shelled corn into the corn stove and start up the fire at least once annually. Expect about 5 gallons of potash cake annually.

bjb    Posted 10-20-2002 at 22:29:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Growing corn is easy but were would you get the equipment to take the kernels off the cobb? Anyone know?

gld    Posted 01-18-2004 at 21:32:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
go on ebay and look for an old fashioned hand powered corn sheller, it will shell corn as fast as you can throw the ears in, i hace one

Dew    Posted 12-06-2003 at 17:53:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We bought 140 bushels of corn from a farm neighbor. We're storing it in steel garbage cans this winter (garage full). We sift the corn as we need it to remove the fines and any cobs. We thought of growing a couple acres of corn in the future. We would dry it by hanging it and then shell it with an old corn sheller...the old way, but cheap.

Eric    Posted 10-01-2003 at 19:16:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The best way is to just buy corn from a farmer or coop. It would take an awful lot of field (not sweet) corn to supply a stove unless you were just going to use it occasionally. The ones I have looked at will use a bushel to a bushel and a half per day. That amount makes growing and getting the kernels off yourself impractical. You should be able to buy it for anywhere from $1.50 to $2.50 per bushel depending on the market that day.

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