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PELLET STOVES AND INSERTS GENERAL INFORMATION

Pellet-burning appliances are simpler to operate and more convenient than other wood-burning appliances. In fact, they are almost as easy to use as gas, oil, or electric heaters. These stoves and inserts burn wood pellets—compressed wood which resembles rabbit food. Wood Pellets Typical Pellet Stove Pellet-burning appliances rely on sophisticated computers and circuit boards to determine how much pellet fuel …
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ABOUT ELECTRIC SPACE HEATERS

Electric Space Heaters – Initial Costs and Operating Costs Modern electric heaters are a popular way to take the chill off a room in the fall or to help with temporary heating in hard to heat parts of your house. However, it is important to become educated on the basics of electric heat to avoid spending too much money on …
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FIREPIT AND PATIO PIT SELECTION, USE AND CARE

Editors note: Many firepits don’t come with decent instructions – our thanks to John Ansart of Chimineas.com for the following guidelines. Fire Pits and Portable Patio Fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular. Their popularity has generated an influx of new styles, designs and materials from the leading outdoor fireplace manufacturers. With their popularity increasing patio fireplaces are appearing more and more …
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BURN WOOD AND FEEL GOOD!

THE REAL WOOD FIRENATURALRENEWABLEBEAUTIFUL FEEL GOOD – CHOOSE WOOD A real wood fire satisfies like no imitation can. Each fire is unique, following its random path from lit kindling to dramatic flames to red coals. The soft glow of the fire creates a memorable setting for intimate conversation. It’s the place where family and friends gather. Gazing into the fire …
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CLEARING THE AIR ABOUT WOOD HEATING

Please Note: This brochure was originally published by Tri-Lane Distributing Ltd. of Tottenham, Ontario, Canada to help its dealers clear up some misconceptions about wood energy.© 1995 Tri-Lane Distributing Ltd. Produced for Tri-Lane and adapted for viewing here by Gulland Associates Inc. Does heating with wood cause global warming ? What about local air quality ? Does wood heating harm …
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CHAINSAW WISDOM

By Hearth.com contributor, Donald Jordan (elkimmeg@comcast.net):Qualifying past experiences: He has cut and cleared over 100 house lots and at least 10 plus miles of roads. Has owned 15 chain saws and still has working ones from the 60s The Huskys, Jonserred, and Stihl chainsaws did not start appearing till the early 80s. I even had a two man saw. My …
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THE PARTS PLACE

Woodman Associates – Parts for older and current Stoves and Barbecues, as well as accessories, pipe, chimney, etc. – Stove glass, mica, gasket, and much more. Visit on the web at www.woodmanspartsplus.com Condar Company – Replacement catalytic converters for most stoves. Visit http://www.woodstovecombustors.com/ Bucks Stove Palace – Parts for Cawley-Lemay woodstoves and also many antique and other models. Energy Unlimited …
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CHOOSING AND USING YOUR WOOD STOVE

copyright 1992, CONEG Policy Research Center – Reprinted with permission. Table of Contents Wood is Good Again.Which Wood Stove is right for me?“Cat” and “non-cat” – two different breeds.What to look for in a stove with a catalytic combustor.What to look for in a noncatalytic stove.Shop around for the best stove.Installing your Wood Stove.Clearances are extremly important.Ten Steps to maximum …