Wood Stoves and Fireplaces

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 …
Wood Stoves and Fireplaces

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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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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MAKING A SHEET METAL BLOCK-OFF PLATE FOR A MASONRY FIREPLACE

Hint #1 The plate does not fit it up at the damper area, but lower than that – about 2” above the fireplace opening…this has many advantages…. Materials needed Sheet metal – 24 or 26 gauge galvanized metal is ideal for this application – available at many plumbing and heating supply housesMasonry or cut nails – approx 1.5”Silicone sealantFurnace Cement …