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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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 …
Fuels

ABOUT THE FUELS – ELECTRIC FIREPLACES, LOGS AND STOVES

Electric Fireplaces, logs and stoves have increased in popularity over the last few years. Electric Hearth Products Electric Fireplaces, logs and stoves have increased in popularity over the last few years. Simplicity of installation and convenience in use are responsible for this resurgence. Electric hearth products do not need a chimney and can be easily installed almost anywhere. Because the …
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ABOUT THE FUELS – INTRODUCTION TO COAL AS A HOME HEATING FUEL

Coal can be a viable option for those folks who live within a few hours drive of Pennsylvania’s Anthracite (hard coal) mines. This hard coal is packed with an enormous amount of energy. Coal stoves usually can burn longer on each fuel load than woodstoves and they provide a more even and controllable heat. Coal is also “American Made.” Pennsylvania …