This post is dedicated to my friend Deanna who gave me a ridiculously hard time about using corn boiler in a sentence...
After four months of research, long travels, more research and daily phone calls to the plumber, my wonderful, brilliant husband has gotten our new corn boiler installed. It's amazing the amount of heat that puppy puts out and how much warmer the house is. Some days, it's almost too warm - as in if you start any kind of activity like cleaning (gasp!), you almost can't stand it. It's a wonderful feeling!!
He's still working on getting it perfect, but I'm so proud of the time and effort he's put into making it work. Knowing Britney and how he is when he has a new toy or project, it'll be many more weeks of "tweaking" to make it just right! He's so smart, he figured out how to move the corn from a big bin he and his uncle built through PVC pipe, using a vacuum cleaner. He also built a contraption that will clean the corn and get rid of most of the dust, so it all goes in the vacuum while the clean corn goes into the big blue barrel before being dumped into the hopper. From the hopper, it goes into the boiler where it gets burned and heats the water that will flow through our radiators and heat our house on bitterly cold days (like -20!).
Thank you Lord for a husband who cares enough about his family to take the time to keep us all warm and toasty!
Pictures are here.