Wood Stoves and Fireplaces

FIREPLACE INSERTS – A SHORT INTRODUCTION

FIREPLACE INSERTS – A SHORT INTRODUCTION Fireplace Insert (Jotul) Introduction If you enjoy using your fireplace but don’t like the associated energy costs, you might want to consider purchasing a fireplace insert. An insert is basically a wood stove designed to fit into a conventional open fireplace. Like wood stoves, new inserts must be EPA certified, making them clean burning …
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UPGRADING A PRE-FAB OR ZERO CLEARANCE METAL FIREPLACE

Note: The fireplaces being discussed in this article are made of sheet metal and have metal round chimneys. These are known by various names such as: 1. Pre-fab or Prefabricated metal fireplaces. 2. Zero-Clearance or ZC or “0” clearance fireplaces. 3. “Builder Boxes” or similar terms which denote their popularity with home building contractors. Common brand names – with (d) …
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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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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 …