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THE BASICS ON HOW TO INSTALL A WOOD BURNING STOVE

Installing a Woodstove – The Basics on How to Install a Wood Burning Stove. . The Chimney * Insulated Metal Chimney * Masonry Chimneys * Installing into an Existing Fireplace or Chimney The Stovepipe * Single Wall Stovepipe * Close Clearance Stovepipe Floor and Wall Protection * Underneath Your Stove * On the Walls Legal Disclaimer – This document is …
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FISHER STOVES INFORMATION HISTORY PARTS AND MORE

isher Stoves were a brand that is credited for starting the modern Airtight and Efficient Woodstove boom. Starting with an plan in Bob Fishers mind, the company expanded to franchisees all over the world and fueled the energy Independence craze during the 1970’s Oil shocks. For the collector or history buff, there is a LOT to know about Fisher Stoves, …
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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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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 webinfo@hearth.com 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 …
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CLEANING STOVE AND FIREPLACE GLASS

by Ken Rajesky, Hearth Industry expert Proper Wood Stove, Fireplace, and Gas Stove Glass Door Cleaning Before you start any procedure involving your glass door, its important to fist check your manufacturers instructions to ensure that the cleaner or the method that you plan to use complies with their requirements. This is especially important if the glass is still under …
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HISTORY OF FIRE

History of Fire A BRIEF HISTORY OF FIRE AND ITS USES – by Ed Semmelroth Throughout the centuries there has been such an intimate connection of fire with the cultural growth of humanity that whatever relates to the antiquity of fire is important in tracing- the history of early progress.’ And because all inventions make use of what has gone …