Attempting to attach ducting to a wood burning stove may not be the smartest thing to do. There are inherent fire risk dangers, and many manufacturers will specifically specify not to do this. Usually a furnace (not a wood stove) is designed to attach to ducting, always follow manufacturers guidelines. So, if you have a … Read more
Most houses are too large to be heated quickly by a wood stove. Relying on thermal radiation to warm the area is just too slow. Putting some thought into how to circulate heat from the wood stove around the house will pay off handsomely. Quickly heating a house, or at least warming multiple rooms is … Read more
Hot air from the fire is drawn up the flue and although the flue will become warm, much of the heat within is lost to the atmosphere where the flue terminates. A lot of the heat exiting the flue is reclaimable with a flue mounted heat exchanger. A heat exchanger installed in the flue is warmed by the hot air rising in the flue which is then extracted by either radiation or blowing cooler air through the heat exchanger.
Before you get started cleaning the inside and outside of your wood stove, know that this can be a dangerous task. Make sure you understand the risks involved. We have covered off on some basic safety precautions at the end of this article. 1. How to clean the outside of an enamel wood stove 2. … Read more
You’re likely reading this because you are cold and not satisfied with how well your current wood stove is working. But what you really need to understand is about maximizing the efficiency of your wood stove, as it applies to the building you are trying to heat. Lets keep that in mind as we explore … Read more