ChimneyWood Stoves and Fireplaces

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 …
Chimney

ALL ABOUT CHIMNEY CAPS

The various claims made by chimney sweeps, cap manufacturers and fireplace retailers can often confuse the issue. In this article we’ll take an in-depth look at the different types of chimney caps and answer this burning question once and for all. Metal ChimneysVacu-Stak: http://www.chimneycaps.com/ Please check with the manufacturers and your chimney professional to determine if these devices will work …
General

BURN WOOD AND FEEL GOOD!

THE REAL WOOD FIRENATURALRENEWABLEBEAUTIFUL FEEL GOOD – CHOOSE WOOD View attachment 200295A 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 …
ConservationGeneral

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.View attachment 200299View attachment 200300 Does heating with wood cause global warming ? What about local air quality ? …
Conservation

SHOULD OPEN FIREPLACES BE ILLEGAL

Should Fireplaces be illegal ? Editors Note: The following article is reprinted (with permission) from Home Energy Magazine, which is an energy publication for professionals. It is somewhat technical, but very readable and accurate. As a member of the Industry for 17 years, I personally think that inefficient, open fireplaces SHOULD be against building codes. A building Inspector would refuse …
Wood - Fuel

WOOD HEAT SAFETY IN AN EMERGENCY

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Canadian wood heat industry have teamed up to prepare this list of important safety tips for people using a wood stove or fireplace for emergency heating during the power interruption. Webmasters Note: Although some of the information is Canadian-Specific, the following should help anyone who might find themselves in a similar emergency situation. …