Country Living
Country Living, Country Skills
Country People

KountryLife.com - A Country Living Resource and Community
Community
Message Board
Country Topics
Trading Post
Memory Lane
Country Skills
Country Cooking

Channels
Gardening
Livestock
The Kitchen
Machinery
Tools

Photographs
Photo Gallery
Vintage Photos
Special Collections

Fun
Country Humor
Country Sounds
Coloring Book
Interactive Story

Farm Tractors
Pictures
Tractor Parts
Tractor Manuals

Miscellaneous
Classic Trucks
Antique Tractors
Modern Tractors
Site Map
Links Page
Contact Us

  
Country Discussion Topics
To add your comments to this topic, click on one of the 'Reply' links below.

Wood/Propane/Pellet???
[Return to Topics]

Dave    Posted 02-15-2004 at 17:39:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have always burned wood,but must be getting old and/or lazy.Added on a room at the end of the house,and thinking about either a pellet stove or a propane one.Like the "flick of a switch" with the propane,especially since the wife and kids will be using the room mostly.Would appreciate any comments or input.Thanks,Dave


Lisa Davis    Posted 04-06-2004 at 13:05:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have several corn stoves, corn inserts and corn furnaces available. Please visit our webpage for more information.

www.corn-stoves.com


Lisa Davis    Posted 04-06-2004 at 13:05:26       [Reply]  [No Email]


CAH    Posted 02-16-2004 at 06:17:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
For me, it is easier to go through a couple questions. Is the wood free, not counting your time to cut. Do you have the extra time to cut wood, haul wood and keep the fire going? Are you trying to save money? What would be cheaper in the long run. What will corn, pellet, LP and natural gas prices do in the future. Do you grow your own corn? Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is more of a matter of finding the right one for you. I did not want to worry about what happens to LP prices so I burn wood. My only cost is my time, a few gallons of gas, a new chain every so often, and maybe a log splitter by next year. I am on my third year of burning wood and figured I have saved 4000 gals of LP so far.


BadMoon    Posted 02-16-2004 at 02:55:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last week's Tupelo Journal had an article about natural gas prices rising, also mentioned there was no ceiling on the price in the coming years. I have been using natural gas for about 10 years and I've noticed a slow steady upward trend in my bill. I burned wood before and might have to again. I have the wooded land(34 acres in one tract) to cut from. What is meant by PELLET heat source, also the CORN for heat??? I would like to hear more about this subject. Thanks in advance BadMoon


corn boy    Posted 02-16-2004 at 17:52:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is no chimney build up with the corn stoves.If you are interested into this I have got the website where I have got my stove...it is wwww.cornstoves.com,the handler is Bob Snively.We bought was at www.a-maize-ingheat.com.
Thanks
cornboy


Michael M    Posted 02-15-2004 at 18:54:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I am with you on the getting old, but wood is still my first choice.I still enjoy cutting it and stuff, must be some sort of mental disorder. I have a central electric heat pump back up, but man the kilowatz are expensive out here, so it almost never runs. In the situation that you are in, I would likely go with another woodburner,or pellets. I just don't like having little LP bombs sitting around.


deadcarp    Posted 02-15-2004 at 18:40:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
we burn wood but sometimes it's a lotta trouble so have one of those propane heaters on the living room wall. i didn't trust it at first without a vent so we have a monoxide detectir plugged in nearby. no problem in 5 years.

but for the long haul? major heat - minor hassle? yup i'd look into corn. it's the other fuel we make in our county. :)


cornboy    Posted 02-15-2004 at 17:52:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have you thought about a corn stove?I have a corn stove, it burns cheaper than pellet.And it does a good job of heating.From what I read it is 50% cheaper than propane.


deadcarp    Posted 02-15-2004 at 19:10:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
corn stove? no kidding? how do you like it? how much fuel does it use? how much clinkers it make etc?


cornboy    Posted 02-16-2004 at 17:58:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is no chimney build up with the corn stoves.If you are interested into this I have got the website where I have got my stove...it is wwww.cornstoves.com,the handler is Bob Snively.We bought was at www.a-maize-ingheat.com,The ashes are GREAT for in the garden.I live in a big old farm house and i fill the corn bin once every 3 days,thats when I get about a 3 gallon bucket of ash.


henrich Iowa    Posted 02-15-2004 at 19:57:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
To be real honest with you, I burned wood for eight years and my electric bill was still about the same to run the fan as it is not to run my heat pump. Besides that, I spent the time cutting, splitting and stacking wood, cleaning my chimney and worrying about a chimney fire when all I had to do was let the heat pump turned on year-around. My cost is 7 cents a kilowatt, if your paying more than that, your not using enough electricity, the more you use, the cheaper it gets. At the present time, our electric bill (during the winter) runs $180 to $210 depending upon the outside temperature. We live in a 60 year old house that is not well insulated and I think we are getting by nicely. The cost of the electricity is for our farm site which would include the well.


[Return to Topics]



[Home] [Search]

Copyright © 1999-2013 KountryLife.com
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community