Corn Stove Pipe vs Pellet Stove Pipe

A corn stove pipe and a pellet stove pipe are types of stove that use either corn or pellet as their fuel. These are usually used for heating homes, but have slowly gained popularity for heating industrial spaces. These types of stoves are resourceful appliances. Most pellet stoves are self-igniting and cycle themselves on and off controlled by a thermostat. Some stoves are modernized and have built in computer systems and will run diagnostic tests when problems arise.

Presence of Metal Stirring Rod

Corn stoves are meant to burn whole kernel shelled corn for combustion. The main difference of a pellet stove from a corn stove is the presence of a metal stirring rod inside the burn-pot, and an active ash removal system. It consists of one long metal stalk with smaller rods forming a perpendicular angle, used to churn the burn-pot as it spins. An active ash removal system consists of augers at the bottom of the burn pot that evacuate the ash and clinkers. As the name implies, it is specifically made to burn corn.

Burning of Pelletized Wood

A pellet stove will normally burn pelletized wood. Although, many pellet stoves will also burn bio-fuels such as grain, woodchips, and some also accept corn but have to be mixed with wood pellets. A pellet stove pipe would also take in pelletized trash that contains mostly waste paper as its fuel.

Energy Efficiency

These types of pipe are energy efficient because they use bio-fuel, and therefore a 75% efficient pellet stove is entitled for a tax credit for up to 30% of the cost of the corn or pellet stove pipe.