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Many people use seasonal cabins for vacations, hunting or leisurely purposes. Heating the cabin is often a concern, and there are a few different ways to accomplish it. The article also mentions safety and legal concerns regarding heating options.

Pick a corn-burning or wood-burning stove by comparing features such as heat output, air-flow throughout your cabin, hopper size, electrical and other requirement fulfillment. For wood stoves, you generally just load dried, seasoned wood and burn it. Corn stoves either work by loading a top or bottom-mounted hopper that puts the corn into the machine and has various types of circulation for the heat. This comes down to personal preference, and whether insurance or local codes allow a certain type of heater.

Install your chosen product according to manufacturer’s instructions. If you are unfamiliar, hire a professional installer for your chosen product to ensure the product is up to code and installed properly and safely.

Conduct maintenance and safety precautions according to manufacturer’s instructions and your installer. This will include cleaning flues, checking the flues and chimneys and other areas to ensure the safety of your stove.

Keep your fuel dry and ready for use. For wood stoves, only use seasoned — not green, moisture-filled — wood. Never use firestarters, gasoline or similar products in your stove. Store wood away from your house in a dry area to prevent insects, store shelled corn in a dry, safe area to keep mold and animals away.

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