FuelsGas

ABOUT THE FUELS – . INTRODUCTION TO GAS FUEL AND APPLIANCES

Of all the non-renewable fossil fuels (Gas, Coal, Oil), Natural Gas is the cleanest burning. Environmental Outlook—Gas Of all the nonrenewable fossil fuels (Gas, Coal, Oil), Natural Gas is the cleanest burning. The United States’ supply of Gas is mostly homegrown and the production and distribution of this fuel is quite clean. On the down side, there is only a …
FuelsPellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

CENTRAL HEAT FROM WOOD, PELLETS, CORN OR COAL

Central Heating with Wood, Coal or Pellets (note: this article covers INDOOR approved central heating systems and does not address the Outdoor Wood Boilers (OWBs). See this article for more on OWBs. Central heating has been with us for thousands of years. In fact, cities in the Roman Empire heated many public building and baths by conducting heat from a …
GeneralWood Stoves and Fireplaces

CLEANING STOVE AND FIREPLACE GLASS

by Ken Rajesky, Hearth Industry expert Proper Wood Stove, Fireplace, and Gas Stove Glass Door Cleaning View attachment 164957 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 …
Coal Appliances

COAL – USING HOPPER FED COAL STOVES

Understanding hopper-fed coal stoves (Gravity type) Many European and some American coal stoves use a hopper to hold coal that is to be fed onto the fire. Some popular brands that use this design are: Surdiac Efel Franco-Belge Certain Vermont Castings Vigilant Models View attachment 164962 Surdiac Stove w/Hopper Although many of the same tips mentioned in our coaltips article …
Pellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

CONSUMERS GUIDE TO PELLETS PART ONE

Consumer Guide to Pellets Part 1 Checking It Out – Understanding Pellet Fuel and what to look for in appliances. Note: The following information was prepared by HEARTH Education Foundation, in cooperation with the Hearth Products Association and the Pellet Fuel Institute. THE FUEL What are pellets made of ? All pellets are biomass materials, that is, products of commonly …
Pellet Stoves/Corn/Biomass

CONSUMERS GUIDE TO PELLETS PART TWO

Installation, Venting, Maintenance and Use. As you choose the appliance, you will be asked to provide information and make decisions about installation details. Professional guidance in these matters is both helpful in choosing the optimum system for your needs and essential to proper performance and safety. Knowing installation basics can help you communicate your preferences and understand professional recommendations. Note: …