Come on in and sit around the fire with a number of colorful characters who, like the Cartalk Guys, can answer ANY question regarding wood stoves,coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys and more ....but don't be surprised if your answer contains a little more than you were asking for!
This forum is for discussion of older stoves - built during the stove boom of the first oil shocks up until the EPA regs started to take hold. Brands include Fisher, All Nighter, Timberline and many models of current makers like Vermont Castings, Jotul, etc.
Wood Pellets and Corn, as well as mixed biomass agri-fuels are becoming popular due to local availability and ease of use. A wide choice of stoves, inserts and central heaters are currently available in this category. This Forum room is for discussion and troubleshooting of these appliances and the associated fuels.
This Forum is for the topic of Central Heating - specifically with wood, coal, pellets, corn and other solid fuels. We can also discuss multi-fuel systems, which burn oil and gas along with solid fuels. If you are looking to heat your entire house evenly from one location outside the living area, this may be the Forum for you!
Topics specific to wood fuel such as Tree ID, wood splitting, storage, moisture reading, availability and BTU content will be discussed here.
Natural Gas and Propane (LP) are popular fuels for todays fireplaces and stoves - and can burn quite cleanly and efficiently. This forum room is for discussion of gas fireplaces and stoves.
This area is for discussion and links of renewable energy and conservation NOT related to stoves - such as solar, wind and water power as well as conservation, ethanol and other evolving technologies. Long debates may be moved into the Ash Can....we would like this area to be a resource!
Here is where you can post reviews and experiences with chain saws, wood splitters and other equipment - everything from trucks to ladders and hand tools - as long as it has to do with wood, pellet, gas or coal use or installation. Note: Stove and Fireplace reviews DO NOT go here - see announcement in this forum for links to reviews of Stoves and Fireplaces.
Here is where you can post descriptions and pictures of stove related articles you wish to sell - or items wanted.
This is a place where Press Releases and other announcements can be made by members of the Hearth Industry and related businesses and orgs.
This area is for Industry Press Releases.
The enclosed forum contains 2200 Q and A, most from before the era when these forums were started.
2200 Questions and Answers - note, some of these may be dated, so please use the report button to suggest updates or corrections.
Other Topics, Off-Topic, Etc.
Forums were upgraded to "Xenforo" software - March 14-15, 2012.
This will be the area to discuss it, get answers, report problems, make ongoing suggestions, etc.
Some skilled hearth.com members can tell you how to bleed your brakes, receive full enlightenment, buy a digital camera or build a house. If the topic does not relate to Hearth, Gear or Green....and if someone has the skill set, they'll be glad to help.
Of course, we'll even give advice when we DON'T know what we are talking about! What can you expect for free?
Here is where you can share pictures and videos with the Hearth.com community. Whether it is a nice woodpile, gas fireplace or special chimney we'd love to hear about it and see it.
This new forum section is for off-topic discussions and announcements. Like the Inglenook of old, we picture a small recess next to the fire where conversations can occur. Debates, controversy and politically orientated discussions are not welcome here - be sure to read the Inglenook rules and suggestions!
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