Monday, 14 November 2011
Moreover, when you begin using your wood burner, never burn any waste or used oil in your chimney as this may clog the chimney. Always make sure the wood you are using is fresh and make sure the wood has been properly seasoned before burning it in your wood burning stoves.
In addition, there are other tips for you during your operation.
1. Open the draft for the small stove from the bottom. If the chimney flue is still in place, open it all the way.
2. Crumble the newspaper into loose balls and place on a 1-inch bed of ashes. Then place a handful of kindling on top of the crumbled paper. Next, light the newspaper with a match or fireplace lighter.
3. Monitor the burning of the kindling, add more until there is a small bed of burning coals.
4. Add mid-sized pieces of wood on top of the burning kindling.
finally, a piece of advice for you, if you have a fire going, make sure it is burning well and not smoldering. If there is excessive smoke, put out the fire as it is dangerous for the health if it escapes inset stoves. Furthermore, please make sure the flue is open before starting fire. NEVER remove hot ashes or partially burned loges. Please leave the ashes in the fireplace even if you are sure they are cold. It's easier to build a fire with a bed of ashes.
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Why does stove fire go out?
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Friday, 11 November 2011
There are numerous reasons why stove fire goes out. Every situation is various and different variables cause this to happen. There are mainly four very common reasons I list here. The most common reason is there is too much ash built up and the ashes weren’t shaken out enough. As this restricts the air flow that is necessary for the fire to burn. Another very common reason is there wasn’t enough air supplied to the fire of your woodburning stoves. These problems can be solved by clearing the ash and opening the air intake locations to allow more air flow.
Well, another cause of this occurrence is there wasn’t enough fuel to maintain a continuous burn time. Usually, the average burn time of the wood ranges from 8- 24 hours. Of course, a lot of variables factors can affect the burn time of cast iron stoves, such as exterior weather conditions, room temperature desired, draft of the chimney, as well as many other conditions. Results may vary due to the various conditions.
The last reason that could cause this problem is related to the chimney of small wood burning stove. There might not be enough draft in the chimney to pull the air through the fire to sustain a continuous burn, leaving unburned fuel in the fire box. The chimney could also have too much draft that it is burning the fuel rapidly, decreasing the burn time. It is usually some other variable that is causing this to happen.
How does the wood we burn impact performance of wood stove?
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Thursday, 10 November 2011
“What type of wood should I be burning and how will it affect the performance of my wood stove?” yesterday, my aunt asked me. Until now, I’ve worked in wood stove industry as the quality inspector for more than two years. If you have the same problem, fortunately, you got the answer today.
Your wood burner will perform quite well and last longer if you burn cordwood that is cut, split and dried for 1 year before use. Keep in mind, never burn driftwood, painted wood, wood with nails in it or pressed particleboard. As these woods contain chemicals that damage your stove, chimney, as well as harm the environment and be bad for your health.
Maybe someone don't know that the wood they choose will play a essential role in efficiency of wood burning stoves. They only think that the stove's quality and construction would affect stove's performance. In fact, there are several factors that impact your stove’s performance.
First, most crucial factors are the type of wood you burn, as well as whether or not the wood is properly dried, or seasoned. Each species of wood has its own characters, but all wood has roughly the same energy content by weight. The different species vary only in density. So what kind of wood should we burn to get high efficiency of our common small stove?
Generally speaking, we recommend using hard wood, such as oak or maple, but in many areas, these trees are not plentiful enough to burn. Ultimately, the most important thing is to use wood that is cut and split to the right size, and that the wood is properly dried. Don’t forget.
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Pros And Cons Of Efficient Wood Stoves
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Pros of efficient wood stoves
1) Efficient wood stoves are eco-friendly in nature and cause a little pollution
2) Efficient inset stoves have an ability or power to warm up an entire home.
3) Wood pellet stoves need an electric power to operate but this is not in case of efficient wood stoves, they can be used without electricity.
4) Be apart from for the catalytic combustor, the other parts of a efficient wood stove usually don't fail or need replacing.
5) Environmental protection agency states that, compared to conventional stoves efficient wood stoves uses a 1/3 less firewood. This will save a homeowners transportation time and firewood cost.
Cons of efficient wood stoves
Before installing an efficient small stove, don't forget to consider their disadvantages.
1) Efficient wood stoves always are installed by the specialist because of safety reasons. In addition, they must be maintained and cleaned up by chimney sweep.
2) You have to buy, stored and carry a wood fuel if you want to use the wood stove.
Monday, 7 November 2011
When you first learn to use a wood stove to heat your house, it seems tricky to light it. You have to follow some tips when lighting a stove. However, once you get the swing of it, you will find that is really is quite easy and can be accomplished with a few simple steps.
Here is how to light fire in stove:
1. Open the top and bottom air controls fully.
2. Place rolled up and scrunched up newspaper at the back of the wood burner. Put small tinder on top of the newspaper and then a few slightly larger pieces of wood on top of this. Next, light the newspaper and close the door.
3. Let the fire burn until all the pieces of wood are alight and burning. Then add more and larger pieces of wood or logs.
Moreover, you also should abide by these tips during this process.
When burning wood, once the fire is established at the bottom, air control can be closed so that all the air for the fire comes through the top air control. The bottom air control should normally remain closed once the small stove is running. But if the fire has been allowed to die too low, then the bottom air control can be opened to allow air to the base of the fire in an attempt to revive it. When burning coal and other solid fuels: use of the primary air is necessary.
Another point you should be pay attention is, do not run inset stoves with doors open. It may cause the house fire.
When you’re going to add woods for burning stove, stove gloves should be used as handle becomes hot when the stove is in use. In addition, never use wood burning stoves without firebricks in place - they protect the steel from oxidation.
Hope these tips may do helps for you, especially for stove green hands.
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Friday, 4 November 2011
Sometimes, it seems that the wood stove just isn't working as well as it used to. Do you have such a feeling?
Maybe, you will meet other stove problems, such as smoking, catalyst malfunction, etc. However, today, I’d like to talk about the issue of wood burning stoves poor performance.
Here is a list of possible causes for poor stove performance you can consider. Hope you can benefit from them.
Worn or missing gaskets
Leaky inset stoves will often show a marked decrease in performance. You may find much information about checking and replacing the gaskets discussions.
Wood stove chimney needs cleaning
If the venting system is getting blocked with soot and creosote, it will make a world of difference in terms of performance and safety. Therefore, checking and cleaning your wood burner chimneys as more as well.
Poor wood supply
Are you using the same fuel as always, or a new load? If your wood's too green or wet, it might be the culprit. Burn some other materials, for instance, oak tree.
Changes in the house
Have you recently altered the house, by adding insulation, replacement windows, or new caulking?
Of course, these are not all causes that cause your small stove work inefficiently. You can find other reasons that cause poor performance.
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Energy saving create an efficient home
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Here are some specifications of installing inset stoves, you must follow to get the maximum advantage out of a wood stove:
It is always better to get professional help for installing the wood stove. In the beginning, you might not see any problem with the working of the stove, however, once a problem arises, it can become the terrible, serious cause factor of a house fire. Therefore, in order for your family’s safety, don’t try to install it by yourself. It is so dangerous.
Moreover, assure having a chimney for each wood burner. If you are installing a stove at the place where the fireplace was built, do not forget to check out how old the chimney is before attaching the stove pipe. If the chimney was built decades ago, there are chances that it may not be up to the present safety standards.
In addition, you should consider the layout of your house and lifestyle of your familywhile placing a wood stove. As the stove will heat its direct surroundings, it will be better to install it in a space where all of you spend most of the time.
Then, be clear about the minimum clearance requirements before placing wood burning stoves. The distance of the wood stove from the surrounding walls and floors will depend upon the following factors:
1. Are walls and floors combustible?
2. Certification of the stove and its manufacturing as per safety requirements.
3. Do you want to install heat shields on the combustible walls?
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Tuesday, 1 November 2011
How long of burn time can I expect from one burn period, before filling the stove with more coal?
Therefore, what are these factors that affect burning time of inset stoves on earth? There are a lot of variables that can affect the burn time of the unit. These variables include the exterior weather conditions, room temperature desired, draft of the chimney, as well as many other conditions. Results may vary, but the average burn time between loads ranges from 8- 24 hours. These burn times may exceed the averages, according to various situations.
Maximum estimated wood stove burn time. Burn time depends on wood species and moisture content, and on how much heat is needed during the burn. How long will a given stove burn on a single load of wood? The only reasonable answer is: It depends.
Here is a piece of advice for you. You can consider buying a catalytic stove. One advantage of catalytic wood burning stoves is that the good ones can deliver a lower burn rate over a longer period than non-catalytic wood stoves and yet still burn clean. No things are perfect. So the disadvantage of these long burn times is that the door glass tends to get dirty at very low firing rates. If you don’t mind dirty and you’re also willing to do the cleaning, you can buy a catalytic wood burner.
In other words, a stove that has a claimed burn time of ten hours may not be better or more convenient to use than one that delivers an eight hour burn.
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Inset Stoves And Gas Stoves
Monday, 31 October 2011
Do you know what a traditional fireplace of wood stove look like? A conventional wood fireplace is rectangular and features a fireplace surround made of bricks or stones. And another feature of traditional wood fireplace designs is a wooden mantel made of cherry or mahogany.
Homemakers who want a traditional style with a little flair would like to select to add marble or ceramic tile around the fireplace and under the mantel. Even if traditional style is timeless, homeowners should still consider updating their traditional wood fireplaces with modern elements from time to time.
You must have heard of the inset stove. Inset stoves that fundamentally feature a shell set up into your open fireplace can transform an average hearth into an affordable and aesthetically beautiful source of heat. Normally, inset stoves can effortlessly fit into a standard fireplace and can offer an assortment of advantages that make them ideal for any home. You can choose small stove or bigger inset stove.
The insert can be customized to fit the existing firebox and to use the existing chimney. The wood burner with insert is popular in cottage country, where a natural gas hookup may not be readily available.
If you want to buy a stove, you can consider choosing a natural gas fireplace, which do not require the work involved in cutting, piling and storing wood in contrast with wood burning stoves. Cleaning is less of an issue as creosote and ash are not present. Gas fireplaces can be made to look like brick or masonry or fitted with wooden mantels to enhance any decor.
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Friday, 28 October 2011
However, you should be sure that you buy a stove with plenty of safety features, including a fire-resistant surface on which to place it, carbon monoxide detectors, and proper ventilation.
If you buy a fireplace inset stove, you probably won't need a fire-resistant mat, especially if you already have a hearth. Pellet burning stoves that are more like conventional wood burning stoves, on the other hand, will take either tiled, fire-proof platforms or special fire-resistant mats that will keep it from catching any flammable materials on fire.
After bought the pellet stove, you should wonder how to install it. The first thing to decide regarding pellet stove installation is whether or not you want it as a primary heat source or additional heating. In any case it will make a room cozy. The smallest pellet stoves produce around 5,000btu, which is enough to heat a room of twelve square meters. The largest stoves can produce 70,000btu's which will heat most houses. You can select the squares of your house to choose the right stove. There is a fact that pellet stove is quite suitable as a secondary heating source. For the central heating source, you'd better choose cast iron fireplaces or multi fuel burners.
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Thursday, 27 October 2011
It is reported that pellet stoves are 90-percent efficient comparing with other fireplaces. There is also cheaper startup cost than a number of other heat options. In addition, it’s better to light and require less tending. Moreover, pellet stoves include fans which further help equally circulate and produce heat throughout your whole house. Also, when compared with other alternatives, pellets are far easier to load.
And for wood burning stoves, are helpful to the environment. And wood is a renewable resource and easily attainable. The most important, at most time, wood is a free source which will save you much on the gas or electricity in comparison to gas and wood stove.
However, comparing with pellet stoves and cast iron fireplaces, lots of people prefer a coal burning stove in their homes. Why?
For one thing, coal stoves are relatively cheaper. They burn cleanly and don't allow creosote formation. In addition, the warmth it produces is significantly warmer than these, say stoves fueled by electricity.
However, just like multi burning stoves, coal stoves will also be not for all. Therefore, for starters people, it demands your a large amount of tending and maintenance.
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Tuesday, 25 October 2011
At home, we use the multi burning stoves. And last week, my dad said that, should we consider buying a wood stove in this winter? We've used that multi-fuel stove for around five years with an old, traditional looking.Dad told me that after visiting one of his old friend, he saw a beautiful house with a modern, wonderful inset stove. Dad loves its designing style and wants to make a change for our house.
You should be sure to take into account all of your alternatives as soon as you plan on making use of your wood stove as the primary heating system for your own home. For conventional wood stoves do burn really hot, they will not burn nearly as hot as other alternative stoves like all those that burn corn or pellets.
Here, I want to especially list a thing you maybe forget or make mistake when you are selecting your stoves for sale, fuel method you preferred is just not offered in your location. Imagine how bad it would be to invest in a corn burning stove, have it put in within your residence and then coming to realize that corn isn't readily available within your region in the suitable kind for being used in your corn burning stove!
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Monday, 24 October 2011
Do you have a seal on your wood stove? First of all, what is the wood stove seal?
Wood stoves have an opening sealed with gasket, which is a pliable material that allows the stove door to create a tight seal once closed. Fireproof fiberglass gaskets are used around the doors and/or glass windows of your wood stove to help assure optimal burning by stopping air leaks into your stove. So installed gasket (we also call it seal) properly will largely improve burn times on wood stoves and help keep stove glass cleaner.
Moreover, another thing you should also pay attention is, the gasket can become worn out, which will make your inset stove ineffective or inefficient in keeping the fire inside hot. Therefore, when maintaining a wood stove, it is important to replace the gasket or the seal so that your stove is working at its maximum capacity.
Do you know how to install seals or gaskets of multi burning stoves?
First, to choose the diameter for replacement, measure the channel into which the gasket will be installed, or measure the existing gasket for best replacement size.
And then remove old gasket material.
Thoroughly clean away all the old adhesive.
Spread gasket cement around the interior of the door where the seal will be applied. Be careful not to get the cement outside of the seal area.
Press the seal into the gasket cement, starting in one corner and working your way around.
Clean up any gasket cement that seeps out from under the seal with a clean cloth.
Place the door into the hinges and replace the hinge pins. And close the door and make sure the seal is snug and airtight.
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Friday, 21 October 2011
Firstly, you get what you pay for with a stove. There are some bargains to be had however, generally speaking, the more you pay, the better the stove. And lots of human being will hold this view. Do you agree with this or are you this kind of persons I am talking? However, even this, this sentence always will make a huge difference. When you set a fixed budget for your wood stove, bear in mind that, you are also likely to need to spend out on flue pipe and possibly flue liner and insulation, which all these items often come to as much as the cost of the stove.
Then, what sort of look do you want? How are you planning on using the stove? Full time heat source? Or just occasionally to get the chill out?
Whether you want gas, electric, or a combination, multi fuel burners.
Besides things above, you should consider, whether the stove is easy of operation, and what heat output is.
1. How many square feet are you looking to heat?
2. Clearances...how much room to you have to install the stove?
3. Looks.... what style is your home? There are wood stoves for every type of decor!
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Thursday, 20 October 2011
The kitchen stoves including electrical or cast iron stoves are among the most useful heating appliances in your home. However, it is also the most dangerous, and can lead to very serious accidents if not regarded properly. Therefore, ensure your gas stove is kept safe and used in a way that will not cause accidents.
We can know that, gas stoves are generally significantly affected for the purpose of households and also eating places. Why? Gas stoves usage flammable gases such like liquefied petroleum gas propane natural gas as well as butane. With gas stoves heat submission is without a doubt more even when compared with electrical stove and wood stove. At the same time heat accuracy is as well even more exact in gas stoves when compared with others.
Here are some suggestions that you should follow when you’re using the gas stove.
Firstly, most gas stoves have a pilot light that automatically lights the gas when you turn it on. But, these sometimes fail and, if this is not noticed, you can be left with gas pouring out into your kitchen. So make sure the gas stove lit, or will cause possible explosions.
Secondly, check your stove regularly for leaks.
Thirdly, gas stoves heat up very quickly, which can catch people off guard. When cooking, watch your pans to make sure they aren’t spilling over or boiling dry – both can cause fires in the kitchen, which will rapidly spread to other parts of the house.
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Tuesday, 18 October 2011
However, as they use renewable sources to operate, like most stoves they comprehensively burn wood, as well as peat, coal, etc. Moreover, they may also be left to burn for several hours which ensures a warm room in the morning. In addition, inset stove adds beauty to your living room while improving heating efficiency.
Inset stoves are generally made from cast iron. For most other stoves which made of this material prove excellent in efficiently radiating heat into a room. So there are cast iron stoves. They can be made to look more contemporary by adding steel design or fascias and work not only by radiating heat through the cast iron or steel but by also heating the air that is then converted into the room, this makes the inset stove a very efficient way to heat the room.
I have an inset stove at home. Mom bought it last year online. The price is obviously lower than ones in local retail wood burning stoves stores. And now, it works quite efficiently and earth-friendly. It is a wonderful furniture.
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Monday, 17 October 2011
As we all known that, gas is typically more high-priced than the electric ones. However, most human beings prefer to cook on a gas stove than on an electric stove. Why? You can operate the size of the flame quite easily, and you can assess the climatic characteristic by the size of the flame. Also, a gas stove will cool down and heat up quite quickly. So that is the reason that it is so popular even people will spend some extra money for those features.
Gas stove, as it is usually called, conclude an oven, broiler, and a number of burners, which are plates arranged dishes, pots and kettles in which food can be cooked. As this area of the coal, gas stove also requires the flue gas to drive away the products of unburned gas. Gas stoves, but basically they are all nearly identical. In effect, the main difference is the location or arrangement, oven, broiler and burners. The oven is located above the stove top of wood burning stoves, rather than below it, as some ovens.
If you want to go camping or picnic, you can’t forget the gas stove. Electricity would normally be needed to make things less spacey, but now there is a solution when there are no power cords around. A portable gas stove allows multiple options to be available for cooking and generating meals, making campers and picnickers to feel more at home outside.
You can just care about what food to bring or how to get food is needed. Some make sandwiches and bring soda. Other options include taking stops at gas stations, stores, or restaurants. Grilling is popular, but could take up space. Gas stove’s quite convenient. Moreover, you can also consider bring a wood stove if you don’t like the gas stove.
Eventually, you can have a look at the cast iron stoves or multi burning stoves you may like. Select one you love.
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Wood Stove Sees Me Growing
Friday, 14 October 2011
I seemly have a special affection on the wood burner. Every time when I saw a picture of modern wood stove in of plane magazines, it brought me back to my childhood. It is not due to its style, but dancing flames of inset stove. I think that, maybe, I’ve treat it as one of friends. Because besides my parents, and my brothers, it is the “only person” that sees me growing. Wood stove sees me growing.
In the harsh winter, do you use the stove, the wood stove, gas stove, electricity stove or the multi fuel stoves? For me, I love the wood burning stoves. On my usual time, I will sit around the stove to watch TV program or do my homework. This reminds me that when I was a child in primary or junior school, it is quite cold. And my grandma will fire a lighter in cast iron fireplaces. Due to the small size and moveable function, grandmother often move the fireplace beside me as she worries about that I’m fearful the coldness.
I love wood fireplace. It’s like a friend in my life.
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Various Usages Of Wood Ashes
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Modern stoves are usually designed with ingenious moving grates and trays to make ash clearing easier and some simple tools can help keep the place tidy. Do you know that even the wood ash? It also can make a huge difference. Today, I will introduce some main usages of wood ashes.
Fertilizer. If you have a garden, you can take your wood ashes and spread them on the garden before you till up your garden. Ash contains potash (potassium carbonate), phosphate, iron, manganese, boron, copper and zinc and can be quite beneficial as a natural fertilizer... sometimes. Ash of multi fuel stoves increases the PH or alkalinity of soil, so use sparingly. Ashes have a special element in them, lye. Some soils need added lye for better harvests. Lye is good for crops like potatoes. Healthy potatoes need lye in the soil.
Fire helper. Left over charcoal (the black chunks, not the grey/white ash) can be reused for your next fire building. Moreover, you also can use it in the summer barbecue.
Pest deterrent. Sprinkle the ash around the border of garden beds to repel snails and slugs. This will need to be applied after rain.
Ice. Wood ash can be used as an anti/de-icing agent - a little more environmentally friendly than salt or other chemicals used these days
Cleaning. Dip a damp rag into ash and use to clean silverware, brass and glass. Ash added to a scourer can also give your scouring a bit more oomph.
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Main Wood Stove Parts
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Once you buy your wood stove, you’ll want to do all you can to maintain it properly.
Probably, you just know that, certain parts need replacing in order to keep your cast iron fireplaces working properly or efficiently. Yes, in order to replace and maintain your stove for the best and safest performance possible, we need a variety of wood burning stove parts to help us.
We should know that, regular and proper maintenance will help you get the longest life out of your stove and will help you prevent any undue accidents from occurring, at the meanwhile, make it efficient. For a normal stove, it can last for more than 3 years, and it can be used more than 80 years if you maintain it properly, it is reported. This is something like, consistent maintenance on skin can make us keep young an charming.
What are the most important wood burning stoves parts, they are floor and wall protectors. These are usually made of heavy tile or cast iron. These floor and wall protectors will help protect your walls from warping from the radiating heat. They also do wonders for helping to prevent dry materials from catching on fire. Moreover, these protectors help keep your floor clean from dropped ash.
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Monday, 10 October 2011
We should know that, typically, a wood stove is used for heating, however there is a biggest problem that it will only heat the room that the stove is located in. Other rooms, like the bedrooms, reading room, are left untouched by the warmth and this is a very good reason as to why a wood stove blower is necessary. This is the biggest problem if you don’t concern for the issue of wood burning stoves.
Do you know how a wood stove blower work? Here, you can benefit.
It works by circulating the warm air and forcing it to move into other areas of your home. By this way, you are able to warm those cold areas at your home. So you can strategically add a blower either in front of your cast iron stoves, in the vents of the surrounding mantel or doorways, and meet your expectation of distributing the heat throughout your home.
Using a blower is really a cost effective way to make your stove to warm your home without any other method of heat. So, a good wood stove blower is a definite benefit to keeping your home warm and saving energy and money. You should have a try.
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Sunday, 9 October 2011
For a homeowner, you should know clearly about your furniture, home heating appliances, even everything at home. You should know where your children’s bag, slippers, your husband’s wallet, briefcase is. I think that this is every housewife should know. And I also think that this is his or her duties.
For the heating appliance maybe be used in the kitchen, there are actually 3 various types of wood stove/fireplace you should be clear before you plan to purchase it.
1. Simple wood stove of cast iron stoves on a heat resistant hearth with a pipe out the back or top for smoke. They are getting pretty complicated now to keep the particle matter out of the air. The most efficient use of wood for heating a house.
2. A fireplace, usually of brick, is usually built as part of the house when the house was built. They can have just screens to keep sparks out of the room or they can have glass doors to keep all the warm air in the room for going up the chimney. At this time, you can have purchase an inset stove and install it into the fireplace. This is the least efficient use of wood and the poorest to heat even the room it is located in. however, if you didn’t have a handy fireplace, you can consider buying a free standing wood stove and then hire a professional installer to help you install.
3. A fireplace insert is a wood burning stoves that is built to slide into the fireplace. It is all metal and is just as efficient as a free standing wood stove but it can be hard to find an insert for some fireplaces. Also because they must fit into the existing fireplace they frequently are too small to efficiently heat the whole house.
Catalytic Wood Stoves And Non Catalytic Wood Stoves
Saturday, 8 October 2011
This is my first time to hear of the catalytic wood stove. What is the catalytic wood stove? Versus the catalytic wood stove, there is the non catalytic wood stove. So what is the so-called catalytic wood stove and non catalytic wood stove, two major types of technology that are being used in the new Certified EPA standards stoves.
As we all know that, nowadays, more and more people are returning to the wood stove to heat their home or cooking the food. With all the advanced technology and science available on wood burning stoves, wood heat has become ever more affordable source of heat.
For the two types of stoves, catalytic wood stove and non catalytic wood stove, the two major methods used are the secondary combustion method and the catalytic converter method. Each technology has advantages and disadvantages. The basic premise is that smoke is nothing but unburned gases and particles, which these gases and particles have been proven to be harmful to human kind’s health.
A type of wood stove in which the smoky exhaust is passed through a coated ceramic honeycomb inside the stove where the smoke gases and particles ignite and burn. Catalytic stoves were introduced to comply with a 1988 EPA regulation that set mandatory smoke emission limits for wood stoves of 4.1 grams of smoke per hour for catalytic stoves and 7.5 grams per hour for non-catalytic stoves. Catalytic stoves are able to produce long, even heat output.
While non catalytic stoves, we can call it for short, non-cats can't match the even heat output of catalytic stoves, their owners can enjoy watching the beautiful fire they create. The baffle and some other internal parts of a non-catalytic stove will need replacement from time to time as they deteriorate with the high heat of efficient combustion.
Therefore, the goal of the clean air act is to remove these gases and particles from wood burning stoves and other solid fuel burning appliances before they are spewed into the atmosphere in the form of smoke. The concept of the new high tech log burning stoves incorporate is to burn these pollutants before they leave the stove.
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Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Which kind of stove are you using at your present house, gas, electric, wood or multi-fuel burning stove? First, I want to announce that, I am using the wood stove at home. How about you?
If you're considering an electric fireplace, or wood burner in your living room, or in any room in your house, here are some things you have to consider before installing stoves.
If you live in an apartment or a condominium, or are simply limited for space, an electric fireplace is a smart, stylish choice. Electric fireplaces do not require chimneys or gas lines. At this time, electric stove is your best choice. What you need to do is simply plug them in. There's no need for a major remodeling job or costly installation.
Moreover, maybe, you know that an electric fireplace is portable, and can be moved from room to room. This is an advantage of electric stoves comparing with cast iron stoves, or other multi-fuel stove. Measure the fireplace, and measure your space. Some fireplaces are ultra compact and will fit anywhere. Others are large wall units.
In addition, an electric fireplace can and will provide warmth, but when shopping for an electric fireplace, consider the size of the room you are looking to heat as well as the fireplace's wattage.
Typically, electric fireplaces range between 700 and 1,500 watts. The former will heat a small room sufficiently, while a larger room will require 1,500 watts or more.
However, electric fireplaces utilize the electricity. You must pay the bills for the electricity you used. At this time, if you use the wood stove, you can obviously make the money on your electricity bill sharply decrease.
Other wonderful posts about wood stoves, please read more: Tips And Advice For Your Wood Stove
Friday, 30 September 2011
In many instances, shopping on the Internet is a quick and easy choice. Sometimes it enables you to do things that otherwise would be impossible for you, or can save you time, trouble and money -- lots of it.
There are some situations you can take shopping online into account as following:
The first situation, you know exactly what you want, and you want to get it over with -- with a minimum of hassle and time. For instance, you want to buy a wood stove before the cold winter’s coming. You don't want to spend an hour or more driving to a physical store and going through the usual routine there; and, if the stove model you want or like is out of stock at the first store you go to, you don't want to have to trek to another and another of multi burning stoves, or wait weeks for delivery.
Second situation, you need to buy something that is very expensive (a car or a house). You have to comparison shop because you aren't fabulously wealthy. But you'd like to do it as quickly and effectively as possible.
Third situation, you're curious. You don't have time to indulge your curiosity in the physical wood burning stoves world where it takes so long and costs so much to go from one place to another. On the Internet you can go from one side of the world to another with just a click of your mouse.
The last situation is, you can't get to the store for any reason, such as illness or taking care of a sick kid or age or bad weather or lack of transportation or lack of time or alien abduction.
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Factors to be considered while planning to buy a stove
Thursday, 29 September 2011
If you are planning on purchasing a wood stove in this fall, or you want to replace the old wood burner at your home, here are a few factors to be considered while planning to buy a stove.
Buy quality. This will guarantee it is durable. Here, a quick way to find out if you are buying a durable wood burner or fireplace is to look at the material thickness and the overall weight of the product. Most wood stoves available today are quite decent - and, in effect, most are even better than that!
Buying a wood stove is not like buying a sports car where you look for small and light to give you better performance. A heavier built stove will indicate durable long lasting construction which is exactly what you want in a wood burning product.
Moreover, consider the stove materials, as most shoppers will soon discover, there are three popular stoves with various materials:
a. Steel stoves
b. Cast iron stoves
c. Soapstone stoves
Choose one you like and also in the range of your budget. Be aware that in the world of stoves, money spent DOES NOT equal longevity nor extra efficiency (in most cases). It is more comparable to the world of automobiles, where a budget car can last as long or longer than a top of the line model. When you spend more in the stove market, you are usually doing so for style and extra features such as enamel, top loading, larger glass area, blowers, etc.
The last factor I believe that you would consider, especially for women, that is the style of stoves for sale. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it also may be in the wallet! However, style is a major consideration in most stove purchases. The stove is being installed in a living space, and so becomes a piece of furniture that is seen by you, your family and your guests.
If you are interested in more wood stove information, you can read: Tips And Advices For Your Wood Stove
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
However, unfortunately, wood burning appliances still pose a danger if common sense safety precautions are ignored. It's important to follow a few simple tips and advice for your wood stove when building home fires. Here’s a quick look at some key steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of a fire.
Firstly, find a professional wood burning stoves installer to install. Few homeowners have the technical "know-how" to properly install a woodstove, inset stove or other wood burning appliance, and fewer still understand all of the pertinent building code requirements in their community. Furthermore, installation errors in a wood burning appliance rarely prevent it from "working." This can all too easily leave a homeowner with a false sense of security—until it’s too late.
Then, in your daily life, keep the stove or fireplace clean. A clogged chimney or a fireplace that is coated in residue will lead to a smoky and possibly dangerous fire. And keep the fire under control. Building a fire that is too large for your fireplace or wood stove is not only wasteful; it's also dangerous. As large fires can get out of control quickly and can also cause cracks in your chimney. Start with small logs and add to your fire gradually.
What’s more, shield your fire. Grates and screens placed across the front of the fire will prevent errant sparks from igniting your furniture at home or causing burns. And monitor your fire. Don't ever leave a fire burning without someone in attendance. The last but not least, burn only approved materials.
If you want to know other information on wood stove, please read: How to find your ideal wood burning stove?
Monday, 26 September 2011
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Now in the market, you will have a wide range of styles to choose from including reproductions of the classic cast iron stoves of yesteryear and sleek modern designs using other metals and coated with veneers in a broad range of colors. You can choose the most modern, fashionable stoves with proper prices.
However, for how to find your ideal wood burning stove, the best way is to visit the online websites, which provide you lots of dealers and manufacturers where you can browse the illustrated details of stoves. You can email or phone for more information and after placing your order, you stove will be delivered to your door, a quite convenient shopping way.
When you are installing a wood stove in your home, you should pay attention on some things, bear in your mind.
Firstly, spend time on loading, lighting and tending your stove, not to mention cleaning, because wood stoves don't offer quite the same push button ease of operation that gas and oil powered systems do.
Secondly, wood burning stoves don't burn as cleanly as those using fossil fuels or gas, electricity stove though this depends to some extent on the grade of wood pellets you choose. At the same time, you need to check what grade of pellet your stove can handle. Multi fuel stoves and inserts can handle pellets along with those made from wheat, corn and other organic sources.
Friday, 23 September 2011
There’s nothing such as the reassuring heat on a cold winter day from a wood burning stove. The actual cracking and snap of the wood the way it catches fire and the tranquilizing odor from the coffee pot simmering on the stovetop. stoves for sale bring to mind images of people gathered around the stove warming his or her hands after an exciting snowball fight.
Recently, wood stove has become far more efficient over the years and have developed in to a great item to heat your house. In this winter, do you own a wood stove at home?
Today, more and more wood stoves are springing up in the market. They are beautiful and effective if you selected and used correctly. There are some tips and suggestions to help you heat your home efficiently by using wood burning stoves.
First, the wood must be very carefully selected. The overall cost and heat production is something we should all concern. The dryer the wood, and the hotter the room. Therefore, you’d better use well seasoned hardwood such as, oak, maple, beech.
Second, start with a small fire to begin with this offer for your warm-up time chimney and the project successfully. As a major fire in a cold chimney will generate a lot of smoke and a lot of pressure put on the stove. Then, it is important to keep the wood stove to burn cleanly. Remove ashes frequently. This allows air to circulate within the home.
You can read more free information and money saving tips by visiting astove official blog.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
I remember that, as a kid, it is usually the first thing to warm around a fireplace early in the morning. Now I am living in the south, the winter's not so harsh and the summers are a bit longer. However, when I saw a picture of modern wood stove in of those awful plane magazines, it kind of brought me back to my childhood. Not so much because of the style of the stove but seeing the flames it seemed so inviting.
Sitting around the wood stove, listening to the cracking of wood, watching the dancing flames, it is such a cool, romantic thing.
Now, it is quite cold in my office. How I want a wood stove at present. But I am just imagining. Our company would not buy a stove in our office. It will take too much money on cast iron stoves if every room is installed one. Other colleagues say that, warm atmosphere in an office will make a person lazy. They mean that a terrible, bad atmosphere can prompt, motivate a person work more efficiently.
And later, I know that, log burning stoves give off a good amount of heat and depending on where you put them in your home; they can possible heat your whole house. If you put a wood burning stove by a cold air return and have the fan on your furnace going it should circulate the hot air throughout your house.
Thinking about purchasing a wood stove that is right for your dwelling? Some of the best and best-known hearth manufacturers make quality wood burning stoves. There are many factors to consider and quite enough products to pick from. Finding an excellent clean burning wood stove that meets your needs may require numerous digging.
If you want to know more about wood burning stoves or the reasons why wood burning stoves are cost effective and environmentally friendly in these recessionary times then read: Ways Of Improving Old Wood Stoves’ Efficiency
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
People begin to prefer the wood stove than gas or electricity stoves in order for the energy saving. This is one of reasons that wood burning stoves become so popular.
Maybe, some individual would say that, the wood stove really saves money for us, but burning firewood still releases CO2, what about the environment? Yes, however, once we purchase the wood stove, that means that we need more trees to provide us the woods for be burned. Therefore, we have to plant more trees. And each tree we plant will absorb the same amount released from burning the firewood.
Wood is renewable resource in the fact that we can plant more trees, so there is nothing wasted if we use the wood stove. Have you found that, this is a win-win.
Modern wood burner stoves are highly efficient, environmental friendly and whole lot cheaper to run comparing with your conventional heating system.
If giving me a chance to choose, I would choose the wood stoves without doubt, it has never been such an easier choice. If you’re a house maker in a large family, you can’t miss it. Make your house and every one’s heart warm at the same time. You can do it.
Monday, 19 September 2011
Here are some suggestions and tips for YOU.
Firstly, use a fan to circulate the heat. As we all known that, old wood-burning stoves just radiate heat into the area where they reside. If now, you use a fan, it can push the heat around the room, distributing the warm air to make the stove a much more efficient heating device. This is a good advice for you. You’d better to think over.
Secondly, burn hard woods instead of soft woods. Softwoods like pine take up the same amount of space as a hardwood like oak but burn faster.Moreover, burn seasoned dried firewood, because wet firewood uses its own heat to dry the wood and loses efficiency in the process.
Thirdly, keep the vents open to allow a cleaner and hotter burn. An ideal burn can be checked at the chimney. If there is a pillowing of smoke from the chimney, the burn is incomplete and you are wasting fuel and efficiency. A slight wisp of smoke or no smoke at all is a sign of a complete and hot, efficient burn.
Then, don't burn garbage, plastic or anything other than wood in an old wood stove. These items can dampen the flames, release a lot of ash and deposit creosote in the chimney.
Next, start the fire in the wood stove with small pieces of kindling.
I hope that these ways or suggestions can be helpful to improve the efficiency of wood stoves.
Friday, 16 September 2011
And I also saw another question, “I've always wanted a stove. I'm looking at different methods and different locations of installation.”
For me, I have a stone fireplace and I've heard of folks using a wood stove inside with a heat-based fan to shoot some of the heat into the room, however, I still like to use the fireplace for decorative heat. I've also considered if it's possible to install a wood stove next to the fireplace and simply run the flue into the chimney. I don’t know whether this is legal, safe, or possible.
What I've seen my friend do in his house, he has a wood stove in the unfinished basement with a venting tile to the kitchen area directly above the wood stove. Then if I was to vent another portion of the house, the hot air from the wood stove will heat my basement, dry out the basement, Then I have an open vent somewhere else, the cold air will drop into the basement and I'll get this convection.
I think the basement idea is the way to go. If I was to put the stove in the basement, I'd simply run the flue through the upper foundation to the outside.
So the suggestion I gave two the persons above is to purchase a wood burner, which save you much fuel and is environmentally friendly.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Therefore, after comparing with the gas and electric stoves, wood stove is relatively cheaper. It is the most common fireplace and extensively favored for various reasons. There is nothing in this world that could be a substitute for watching dancing flames, crackling sound of the wood and soothing aroma of wood burning. This is also another major cause of continuous demand of a wood burning fireplace. What a funny reason. I also think so. Furthermore, it is environmentally friendly.
Moreover, it is another fact that wood burning fireplace needs most regular maintenance cleanliness and care. Even this extra work associated with the wood burning fireplace has not slowed down its growing demand because majority of users also enjoy building and maintaining fire as much as they enjoy watching the dancing flames of the fire.
wood burning stoves may keep you warm and cozy in the shivering cold of winter, but they may also be hazardous to your health, especially if you have certain health conditions that place you among those in a high risk group. So be careful when you’re using it.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Saving energy in your home does not always require a planned project. There are numerous steps you can take right now to help to improve the efficiency of your home, especially the stove efficiency. I think that these are good for the homeowners. Some of these tips may seem ridiculously simple, but every bit of energy saved helps. Give them a try, and you may be pleasantly surprised when your next utility bill comes.
For the stove, black wood burning stoves conduct the most heat. Shiny stoves look good but have less efficiency. You also should know that, the more the stovepipe is kept inside, the greater the heat radiates into the home, increasing the overall stove effectiveness. And newer pellet stoves burn more efficiently with processed wood pellets that enter the combustion chamber automatically through electronic controls. While steady, these pellet stoves shut off during power outages.
Moreover, when we are using wood stove, we should care about ours safety. Wood stoves radiate heat that can cause fires. They also launch sparks and cinders that can ignite fires. Furthermore, hot ashes can also fall out of the chimney and cause a fire. However, most wood stoves have built-in safety features and installation considerations that prevent these problems. Radiation shields can prevent heat from scorching nearby objects.
In addition, there is another recommendation of energy savings, that is, use your microwave instead of the stove, which many homemakers said. They pointed that, if you need to boil water, use your microwave instead of a stove top burner. The microwave is much more efficient and does not waste energy as ambient heat. If you need warm water, try running it from the tap until it is hot enough. If you still need warmer water you can then put the tap water in the microwave. The microwave is also more efficient for heating food. Right, at once, one of my friends said that, he ever boiled the instant noodles in the microwave. Yes, microwave make almost none of its energy is wasted. So try to use it as much as possible.
Friday, 9 September 2011
However, now, we change our original thought. Heating with wood would also save quite a bit on heating bills. So we make a research and purchased a wood burner a month ago. It sits right in the middle of the house to help the heat be evenly distributed. Moreover, in order to move heat around well, we install some ceiling fans in the living room, kitchen, and 3 bedrooms to help move heat around as well.
At current, our wood stove does a great job heating the house. In fact, I am usually cold when I go visit other people's houses in the winter.
Large wood stoves can heat over 2000 square feet with no problem. I did some research, checked out several websites and made a list of some well-praised wood burning stoves you will want to look at.
The first one if Oxford wood stove. This stove has optional top or rear flue exits and is supplied with a 5" diameter flue connector. A multi-fuel grate, ash pan tool and user manual are also supplied with the stove. This powerful unit has a modern look combined with the latest Wood Burning Technology. The max output is 6.5kw. It is fitted with German made "SCHOTT" brand high temperature glass.
The second is the Coseyfire View wood burning stoves. Its efficiency can reach to 73% and an airwash system. Moreover, multi-fuel riddling grate include for the burning of coal and wood.
Finally, if you are interested, you can have a look.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Have you ever heard of the buck stove? This is my first time of hearing this name, so I surf the internet. I know that, at the present, a common term for stoves made by the Buck Stove Company of Spruce Pine, NC, the original Buck Stove was an developed and improved wood fired cook stove patented by Darius Buck in 1839. The Buck Stove was the focal point of a hotly contested patent rights case. The case was complicated by the assertion that the Buck Stove was actually based on the inventions of Solomon Crowell.
Do you have buck stove at your home? I learn from the internet that, the Buck Wood Stove is designed to heat your home comfortably either as a primary heat source or a supplementary heat source, depending upon the type of stove and the size house you have. There are many various types in stoves, however the main operation for all of them is the same.
Here, if you want to operate your wood burning stoves at its highest efficiency for safety as well as comfort, you can have a view on these things.
1. Have a check your wood stove before building a fire to make sure there is a good smoke escape.
2. Twist up two or three pieces of newspaper and place them on the floor of the fire chamber, after you have decided that there are no preventers to the airflow in the chimney.
3. Strike a match and light the newspaper at both sides and in the middle for an even burn.
4. Add larger pieces of firewood that are closer to 6 inches in diameter on top of the bed of glowing coals before they have a chance to cool down.
5. Feed the fire as the wood burns.
6. Turn on the room air blower, if so equipped, when the fire is steadily burning to distribute the heat more efficiently.
Moreover, there are others you should pay attention. If you’d like, you can search and you will get more articles on safety and efficiency of stoves.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
We all don’t want to make our home be damaged due to the fire at home. So to reduce the chances of having a fire in your home, we should follow on proper selection, installation, maintenance and operation of a wood stove.
1. Selection and Installation
Well, to protect your family and property, this equipment must be installed and operated properly.
2. Know Your Wood Stove
The proper and timely maintenance of your wood stove can reduce the possibility of a fire. The following points concerning your stove pipe and chimney should be carefully checked during the initial set up and maintenance of the stove.
3. After Installation
After installation, a pot of water should be kept on the wood stove when the stove is in use. Wood heat is a very dry heat and the water will help keep the air moist. This is especially important to help keep children's skin from drying out during the heating season.
At home, the most safety we concern is the children’s safety, because children are fascinated with fire. Once you install a stove, you should discuss with them the dangers.
For older children, they can help with wood stove chores, such as bringing in firewood or pellets. They can also help sweep up the area or engage younger children while the parent is occupied with the stove. Other chores, such as loading the stove or emptying the ash pan is best left to older teenagers or adults.
Monday, 5 September 2011
For camping equipments to last long, they should be handled well. And you’d better choose the multi-fuel stoves.However, I prefer the wood stove. For the family camping stoves, they have to be safe and easy to use. The weight of the stove is not usually an issue as these are more the kinds of stove you would only transport by car. A family stove will usually be powered by a larger gas canister than the mountain or backpacker equivalents and the design will quite often follow the form of a normal domestic hob. Quite often, these types of stove will come with a grill attachment, the aim of them being functionality.
By taking care of your stove, you are guaranteed to enjoy campfires and cookouts for a long time. Here, there are some maintenance tips for your camping stoves, which help your camping stove guarantee to last.
Well, before using your stove, be sure that you have read the user's manual from start to finish. We usually ignore manuals and prefer to assemble equipments by themselves. However, most of time, not reading user's manuals could lead to improper usage and incorrect assembly of equipments. By following the correct procedures in setting up and using the stove, you will be able to operate the equipment fully and properly.
When I was in my junior school, I usually do these things like this and damage too many goods.