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HOW TO INSTALL A WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE INSERT

Installing a Wood Burning Fireplace Insert – Part #1 Please note: This article is intended as an overview of the installation – it is very important to obtain and use your owners manual for specific details which may apply to your fireplace insert model. Open fireplaces generally produce very little heat – and also pull air which you already paid …
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OBTAINING DOMESTIC HOT WATER (DHW) FROM A WOOD STOVE

Obtaining Domestic Hot Water from a Wood or Coal Stove Many folks have expressed a desire to obtain hot water from their stoves. First, I should mention that this article refers to Domestic Hot Water, meaning the water that is used to wash dishes, take showers, etc. A woodstove cannot produce the volumes of water needed to heat your home …
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OPERATING AND CARING FOR A NON-CATALYTIC WOOD STOVE

NON CATALYTIC WOODSTOVES Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Link to Catalytic Woodstoves Installing Your Non catalytic Woodstove: Improper installation of your woodstove can result in a house fire and cause greater pollution. If a stove isn’t installed properly, it can also affect the draft of the stove (i.e., ability to draw combustion air and expel exhaust). Proper draft is critical to …
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OPERATION OF CATALTYIC WOOD STOVES

Installing Your Catalytic Woodstove: OPERATING AND CARING FOR A NON-CATALYTIC WOOD STOVE Improper installation of your woodstove can result in a house fire and cause greater pollution. If a stove isn’t installed properly, it can also affect the draft of the stove (i.e., ability to draw combustion air and expel exhaust). Proper draft is critical to reducing pollution and maintaining …
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WOOD STOVE WALL CLEARANCES – PRIMER

Written by Ken Rajesky, Hearth Industry Expert. After the difficult decision of what stove to buy has been made, you’ll need to install the stove safely. However good the stove is, it’s still not safe unless installed to manufacturers specifications. First, review the owners guide that came with the stove. Discuss the installation with your retailer. If you have further …
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GLOSSARY OF COMMON HEARTH AND HEATING TERMS

Glossary of Common Hearth and Heating Terms – Our thanks to Quadrafire, Majestic, Temco and others who contributed to this list. Please submit new words to [email protected] ABSORPTION—Amount of water a masonry unit will absorb when completely submerged in either cold or boiling water for a set length of time. Absorption amount is expressed as a percentage weight increase. ABSORPTION …