The St Croix Auburn corn stove is the bigger brother of the Lancaster corn stove. The Lancaster stove was so popular that St Croix decided to put it into a bigger body, and so increase the hopper and ash pan capacity.The Auburn is a traditional american step top design stove that stands on a pedestal and has a flat viewing window. Rated to heat 1,800 square feet, it is capable of 40,000 btu. and can burn for fifty three hours on the low heat setting without re-filling
The heat exchanger is made from stainless steel to ensure long life, and the ash pan is large enough to only need emptying weekly.
Using the optional pellet conversion kit, the St Croix Auburn can be converted to burn wood pellets. As standard, this stove is capable of burning corn, distiller's grain pellets, cherry pits, wheat and rye.
The control board slides out from the back of the stove when needed, normally it's hidden. It has some useful diagnostic features to tell you whether or not all's well with the stove.
If you are unsure of the meanings of the terms in the pellet stove review below,or their implications, please go to the Pellet Stove Reviews page for an explanation.
Heating Area 1,800 sq.ft.
Max. Heat Output 40,000 btu.
Min. Heat Output 16,000 btu.
Automatic Ignition No
Manual Ignition Yes
Hopper Capacity 90 lbs.
Burn time 53 hrs.
Fuel Type Corn, distiller's grain pellets, cherry pits, wheat, rye
Glass Air Wash No
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity210 cfm.
Thermostat Compatible Yes, available as an option
E.P.A. Approved No
Emissions 0.6 gr./hr. Using wood pellets, other fuels will vary
Efficiency 78% Using wood pellets, other fuels will vary
Height 34 in.
Width 24.75 in.
Depth 26 in.
Weight 285 lbs.
Window Size 13 in. by 8 in.
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height 12.5 in.
Battery Backup No, See Stove Sentry Surge Protector Recommended
Exhaust Temperature Sensor Yes
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Fabricated steel
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition No
Original owner: Five years on steel parts excluding the burn pot, Two years on electrical components.
Nickel or gold door trim
Nickel or gold reveal trim
Because it does not have an igniter, this stove will not shut down and re-ignite. When using a thermostat, it will cycle between high and low settings depending on how much heat is required.
Daily: Drop the clinkers into the ash pan - twice a day if burning continuously on high. Use the scraper rod to clean the heat exchanger tubes. Clean the viewing window.
Weekly: Empty the ash pan, clean the air holes in the burn pot.
Monthly: Remove baffle plate and clean the heat exchanger tubes. Clean the exhaust ash traps.
Check the flue venting every two months during the heating season. Check the condition of the stove's gaskets.
Summer shutdown: Remove all fuel from the stove and clean thoroughly. Sweep the venting system, vacuum motor compartment behind firebox, clean the convection and combustion fans.
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