Friday, 11 November 2011

Why does stove fire go out?

Have you ever found that the fire in your wood stove go out?
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.

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