1985 - Volume #9, Issue #6, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Big Bale Burner
The bale burner has a 4¢-ft. square firebox, surrounded by 6-in. of insulation with an air pocket between the two.
Smith loads the smaller-sized 350-lb. bales into the firebox with his tractor loader. He says cornstalk bales will burn as long as 2 to 4 days, depending on outside temperatures. He can also burn wood and other fuels in the burner.
The shop thermostat activates the draft blower on the door to send heat into the building. Smith notes that the bale burner burns very clean and doesn't produce much smoke. He plans to run ductwork to the house so he can heat both it and the shop at the same time.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Albert Smith, Rt. 1, Box 141, Wykoff, Minn. 55990.
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