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Converting corn furnace to pellets

ctreganctregan Member Posts: 22
edited November 6 in Biomass
Hi, I have an LDJ "A-maize-ing" corn burning furnace. I would like to convert it to wood pellets. At one time, someone made a kit. It consisted of a larger auger pipe (so the pellets did not get stuck) and a slower feed motor (pellets burn slower). If anyone has expirience with converting a corn furnace to pellets, Id like to hear about it! Heres some pics of my furnace. Thanks!

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  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 11,986
    There was a company in Vermont selling pellet burners for some certain cast iron boilers as a conversion, Pellergy I think.

    I'm not sure your furnace is rated or safe for a conversion? It would void any warranty or UL listings no doubt, and put future liability in your hands if ever someone else owned the property.

    It might be better in the long run selling the corn burner and buying a safe, listed pellet burner?
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • ctreganctregan Member Posts: 22
    The corn burner is rated for hotter temperatures since corn burns hotter. Corn prices are through the roof and its not economical to burn.
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